Caroline Kent Gets First Solo Museum Exhibition At MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has announced “Chicago Works,” the first solo museum exhibition of multidisciplinary Chicago-based artist Caroline Kent [Newcity Breakout Artist 2020], featuring a site-specific installation that transforms the MCA galleries into an immersive domestic environment with Kent’s large paintings as the centerpiece, and colorful walls, architectural features and everyday objects such as furniture and houseplants. “The exhibition takes as its starting point a fictional set of identical twins who communicate telepathically across the two distinct rooms using a secret language of repeating geometric shapes and abstract forms,” the MCA says in a release. “The twins are united by the language they share, with traces of their conversation traveling across the surfaces of paintings and walls and into three-dimensional space. Kent’s invented language encourages visitors to explore their own codes and conventions for describing the world around them.” “Chicago Works: Caroline Kent” is on view from August 3 to April 3, 2022.

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