On July 7, Chicago-based contemporary artist Tony Tasset will unveil “EYE” — a lifelike three-story eyeball sculpture — at Pritzker Park at the corner of State and Van Buren. It’s free to check it out so catch this latest “installment art” courtesy of the Chicago Loop Alliance. It will remain there through October. CLA will present a series of free public programs from July through October based on “Eye” and “Cardinal.” Check out CLA’s Website for forthcoming details. And be sure to check out the “Eye” beginning July 7 (although, with an “Eye” that size, how could you miss it?).
“We expect Tony Tasset’s EYE at Pritzker Park will become a destination for those living, working and visiting the Loop, and we hope this temporary art installation encourages the public to tour the area and discover all of the incredible public art on display year round,” said CLA Executive Director Ty Tabing. “Tony is an artist who excels in multiple art forms – from the visual art of CARDINAL to the sculptural EYE – and we’re proud to showcase this Chicago talent in our first Art Loop season.” Tasset is a Chicago-based artist and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the three-dimensional eyeball — with a blue iris (just like the artist’s) — is made of steel reinforced fiberglass.