Color Jam: Chicago’s Largest-Ever Public Artwork

We love a good outdoor installation especially when it’s this colorful! Yesterday, June 5, Color Jam was unveiled. Chicago’s largest-ever public installation, it’s composed of over 76,000 square feet of colored vinyl that’s covering various surfaces, like the roads, the crosswalks and buildings, at the intersection of State and Adams.

Multimedia artist Jessica Stockholder is behind this fun installation which is a three-dimensional homage to fabric artist Christo and commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Art Loop. The idea is to create “a cubic volume of color in the intersection wedged between four corners and four buildings” or to make one feel like they’ve stepped into an animated film.

“It’s a little bit like when a movie shifts from black to white to color, I think,” said Stockholder. “Or when a movie moves from an animated section to real photography. It just gives you a little different sense of where you are.”

Said Flickr photographer Ann Fischer, “I’m loving the new Jessica Stockholder art installation ‘Color Jam’ at State and Adams. It really does have the effect of making you notice and appreciate all the colors around you.”

The work will be on display throughout the summer or until September 30, 2012. Chicago, anyone?

Color Jam website

Photos via [Color Jam Facebook], [Ken Ilio], [Ann Fisher]

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