“Obsessive Compulsive Drive,” a new exhibition at the Chicago Art Department, explores “the question of what drives the artist to create.” With painted bamboo panels, ambiguous photographs, Instagram photos, and mad paper and ink drawings, it’s easy to see that the line between artistic focus and mania runs thin.
by Chicago Weekly Staff •
We asked some leading lights of the South Side art scene:â€ˆWhy does art matter? What is the social relevance of art? Why do we need it on the South Side? What follows are their responses.