Opening Reception: “Ted Degener: At Home with Artists”

Thursday, January 19, 2023
5–8 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Reception: “Ted Degener: At Home with Artists”

Charlie Stagg sits inside one of his bottle and concrete constructions in Vidor, Texas
Ted Degener (American, b. 1948). Charlie Stagg sits inside one of his bottle and concrete constructions in Vidor, Texas, 1999. Archival pigment print. Photo courtesy Ted Degener

Celebrate the opening of Ted Degener: At Home with Artists at the exhibition’s evening reception from 5–8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19!

Ted Degener has spent more than 50 years road-tripping across the United States, seeking encounters with the makers of art environments—artists who transformed personal spaces like homes, gardens and studios into continually evolving, site-specific and life-encompassing works of art. Throughout his career, he has photographed more than 400 artists in and with their work, in addition to roadside attractions, eccentric festivals and other American cultural activities. At Home with Artists is Degener’s first major exhibition and features a selection of portraits and videos from the late 1980s to the present day. Works by artists L.V. Hull, Leonard Knight and Dr. Charles Smith are included in the exhibition as tangible points of entry into the environments Degener photographed.

Annalise Flynn, curator of At Home with Artists, and Debra Kerr, Intuit president and CEO, will present opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available at the reception.

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The opening reception is free to join! Reserve tickets in advance on Tock or contact us at (312) 624-9487 or, and we will assist you. Walk-ins are welcome!

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