ROGERS PARK — A new art show opening in Rogers Park Friday seeks to offer a new perspective on creative expression and a "tactical" approach to thinking.
Called "Tactical Viewing," the gallery will be hosted by the Rogers Park Police station at 6464 N. Clark St. until June 3 and features the works of three neighborhood residents as well as Chicago Police Officer Marc DeBose and other artists from the Chicago area.
The exhibition is curated by Kara Cobb Johnson and showcase work that "masterfully engages the viewer while enticing re-examination of the perspective, technique and story that inspired it."
Works include painting, photography, wood block prints, electronics and assemblage art. Artists include Debose, Jazmin Dua, Marcelo Eli, Karen I. Hirsch, Katherine Lampert, Jessica Lucas, Frederick Nitsch, Kunal Sen and Serene Wise.
An opening reception will be held from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the station. After that, the public can view the art from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays until its close.
The neighboring Lincoln Police District is currently also hosting a similar gallery that showcases the artwork of police officers.
The Rogers Park Police station is no stranger to art.
In 1980, a 14-foot-high, 48-foot-long sculpture named "Jetty" by artist Barry Tinsley was installed in front of the Clark Street building.
It was the first piece to be installed under a city ordinance that required municipal buildings created after 1978 to dedicate about one percent of their budget to art.