Artwork by Charles Mahaffee at Hinge Gallery
Art fairs are like buffets: breezy taste tests of new and unusual delights. Chicago’s annual art fairs have been, at turns, prickly, juicy, raw, icy, boozy, hot as lighting, and lukewarm—their temperature makes for a good gauge of the city’s artistic health. A locally grown fair, MDW, is a feel-good alternative to the official, highbrow affair. This year—the MDW Fair’s third—the underdog named after Chicago’s second-to-none airport showcased fresh experiments from our inspired scene.
Below, more photos from the event:
Alberto Aguilar drawing
Palisade by Morgan Sims at Heaven Gallery
Drawing by Jonah Criswell at Plug Projects
The publications table
Photography: Jason Foumberg