“We’re all now isolated in our pods but still very susceptible to the outside noise of the world: I am guilty of this.”
The group show SQUIRTS at Regina Rex is small and succinct but manages to convey a lot in the gallery’s diminutive space. April Childers, David Leggett, and Max Maslansky mine pop culture imagery to deliver — according to the press release — “hard and fast truths through urgent expression.” The artists in the show share a strong tendency toward irony, the use of found objects and imagery, sexual awkwardness, cheeky humor, and work that is just plain fun to look at.
CHICAGO — MDW is not an art fair focused on sales and bringing in big-name collectors. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.