• JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 26
  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 12, 2021 and February 26, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 12, 2021 and February 26, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fridays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Free
  • Get Tickets

Venue

  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum
  • Altgeld Hall 116, First Floor, West End
  • DeKalb, IL 60115
  • 815-753-1936
  • http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum

Event Description

detail of: Landis Blair, Whetting Engines, 2019, Sastergoodment Press, Chicago. Drawing, 2018, (6 x 8 in.

Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books contains illustrations from books by Landis Blair, whose stories contain elements of taboo, nihilism and whimsy. Blair’s black and white imagery evokes inspiration from Edward Gorey and often includes dark and absurd humor, lulling the reader through rhyming descriptions of vignette scenes. On view are illustrations from The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes; The Progressive Problem and The Regressive Solution; A Toasted Passion; and Whetting Engines.

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