Pink Crocheted 'Love Sign' Stops Traffic In Chicago Art Show Opening 7/22

See artist Anne Nordhaus-Bike's (not so) absurd traffic sign in Dada-inspired show at renowned Woman Made Gallery's new show.
CHICAGO - July 13, 2023 - PRLog -- After reviewing nearly 700 artworks, jurors for the prestigious Woman Made Gallery in Chicago selected artist Anne Nordhaus-Bike's Love Sign as one of only 43 pieces for its upcoming Absurdity: In Dada We Trust exhibition, opening Saturday, July 22.

"I'm thrilled to have my art chosen as part of this important, thought-provoking show at such an important gallery," Nordhaus-Bike said.

Opening Reception July 22, Artist Walkthrough Aug. 19: Artist Will Be Present

The gallery will kick off the exhibit with an opening reception on Saturday, July 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Woman Made also will host an Artists Walkthrough on the final day of the show. Participating artists will be on hand from 2 to 4 p.m. to chat with visitors, share stories about their work, and reflect on this show's theme.

Nordhaus-Bike will attend both events, which are free and open to the public.

About Love Sign

Love Sign "stops traffic" with its direct appeal to "Love" (instead of "Stop").

Because: To fight anything is to give it power.

"Dada bypasses this dead end through humor, non sequitur, irrationality, and the absurd," Nordhaus-Bike explained. "In the face of what's hard and what's horrid, how about something so soft and gentle it confounds every argument? (And changes the culture.)"

About The Show

Woman Made's Dada show is one of several current exhibits in the Chicago area focused on the Dada art movement of more than a century ago as a way to address the world's current "insanity."

Woman Made Gallery is located at 2150 S Canalport Ave., #4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608.

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About Anne Nordhaus-Bike

Anne Nordhaus-Bike earned an A.B. in art history, with honors, from the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and has exhibited widely, including shows at Woman Made, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Hinsdale Center for the Arts as well as numerous galleries, businesses, and other venues.

Her work has been published extensively and featured on television and motion pictures. A noted speaker, she has given numerous presentations on art. She also is a longtime arts journalist. Her art and arts writing have earned awards, both nationally and internationally.

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