Around the Coyote
Green Lantern was part of Wicker Park’s annual arts fair, Around the coyote, where local galleries and studios were open to the public. Green Lantern hosted artists, Brian Collier and Stephen Eichorn for three days. It was an eclectic group of three.
Collier has developed a new methodology for classifying very small things. This interactive installation did an excellent job of engaging the public and giving them an opportunity to take the time to interact with both the very small objects and Green Lantern, itself.
Collier’s system, while somewhat tongue in cheek, is clean and light. In addition to the work table, he set up a computer with his website, a stack of scientific drawings of classified small objects, and a shelf with several boxes of very small specimens. These he has ‘preserved’ in alcohol in order that those same objects will eventually deteriorate to the point of obscurity, as any frog specimen in any high school biology lab.
Eichorn had the small installation room as his own and filled it with several drawings on vellum and a few sculptures. These were reminiscent of excavation drawings, and brought to mind architectural landscapes abstracted through destruction.
The Wedding Party was also on display, and the painting “She’s Spanish, not French” was fortunate to be included in the Chicago Tribune.