“Fishing at Hogarth’s”, Tim Portlock and Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Chicago Public Art Group, 1995

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“Fishing at Hogarth’s”

“This aesthetically challenging mural reflects the heterogeneity of the artist team–students from Prologue Alternative High School–and of the polyglot Uptown community itself. Eschewing a singular narrative for a style foregrounding experimental collaboration, the team drew from a variety of artistic and literary sources–comics, collage, classical painting, WPA murals, graffiti, and William Carlos Williams’s poem cycle Paterson–to present a complex vision of the neighborhood indeed, of America. This mural explores the notion of “community” and the role that public art can play in defining various communities within a diverse urban neighborhood.” Continue reading “Fishing at Hogarth’s”, Tim Portlock and Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Chicago Public Art Group, 1995