Methods and Manipulations

Friday, Jul 23 – Sep 19, 2021

756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Chief Curator Alison Amick with guest curators Michael Bonesteel, Leisa Rundquist and Mary Trent

Transitioning from the perspective of Darger as author to Darger as artist, the series Henry Darger: The Room Revealed continues with the exhibition Methods and Manipulations, opening at Intuit on Friday, July 23.

Methods and Manipulations takes a close look at the visual culture with which Darger grew up and the source materials from which he drew inspiration and, in some cases, appropriated in his art. The exhibition explores how Darger used imagery from diverse sources—such as coloring book pages, newspaper and magazine articles, and paper dolls—and pairs select works by Darger with their source materials. The show highlights Darger's process and techniques with a special focus on select themes: his interest in weather, use of collage, incorporation of the panorama format in his works and creation of comic book scrapbooks.

Join Intuit for the opening weekend of Methods and Manipulations!

Intuit is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for members and guests age 18 and under. Reserve tickets online through Tock or contact or (312) 624-9487, and an Intuit staff member will assist you.

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