The MCA presents the first solo museum exhibition of Chicago-based artist Paul Heyer. In his most immersive installations to date, Heyer creates a multisensory, dream-like realm that combines his ethereal paintings and sculptures, which are rooted in his experiences of being an active participant of rave and club culture. The exhibition is set to a meditative soundtrack meant to prompt hypnotic or hallucinogenic feelings in listeners. and features his recent sculptural work, including a sculpture consisting of metallic lamé fabric draped across a bed-like platform in the centre of the gallery. The silky material and its sheen provide another reference to both science fiction and the opulence of drag culture. Together, the works create a balance between gravity and levity, light and dark, and past and future, prompting viewers to reflect upon a utopian model of the universe. Find out more about the Paul Heyer exhibition from MCA Chicago’s website.
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