In Chicago we praise our apartment-gallery scene for the unusual curatorial strategies arising from its relaxed environment and lack of available space. Given the latter fact, it’s not uncommon to find a curated artwork hanging in the bathroom. Residential gallerist Chris Smith has decided to parody this tendency, and the main-space/project-space dichotomy native to many commercial galleries, with Medicine Cabinet. Adjacent to Smith’s Second Bedroom Project Space, and occupying the entirety of his bathroom medicine cabinet, Medicine Cabinet is perhaps the smallest single exhibition space in town. The cabinet most recently became a projection surface for Jesse McLean’s video installation Side Effects (through November).
3216 South Morgan, 4R
Best of Chicago 2009