Artist: Craig Norton
Carl Hammer Gallery
740 N Wells Street
This is Craig Norton’s first Solo show in Chicago and he has really impressed the audience with his Mixed Media three dimensional Wall Art.
In Dropping Mom Off at the Old folks Home, Norton draws attention to the insecurities that come with old age. He also highlights the mentality of our society towards old people. We think of them as an outcast and neglect them.
His works are mainly a combination of drawings and collages layered on top of wood cutouts. The work touch the Robert Rauschenberg’s idea of ‘combines’. Each work stands out from the wall as they are framed in a box. Few others are like sculptures. The gallery space is transformed into an open landscape where each work stands out individually yet connected in a poetic manner. There are intricate details in each work which are just mind-blowing.
Its really unbelievable that that Craig Norton is a self taught Artist.