Karl Wirsum, “Winsome Works(some),” Chicago Cultural Center
The seminal Chicago artist finally received his due with a lush full-scale retrospective. Wirsum’s bold, graphic paintings, quirky sculptures and puppets of robots, superheroes, villains, snakes and voluptuous women filled the galleries of the Cultural Center with a blaze of color, like a psychedelic freak-show dance party. Opportunities to experience the history of a Chicago art legend shouldn’t be this rare.
Hyde Park Art Center
Best of Chicago 2007