POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
by Charles Stuckey
"Hints for the Tourist: The Opinions of James Garrett Faulkner," Nov. 20, 2005-Jan. 8, 2006, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5307 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago, Ill. 60615
On Chicago’s South Side, the historic Hyde Park Art Center (scheduled to move next spring into more spacious and gracious quarters a few blocks away -- stay tuned) is hosting one of the best exhibitions presented anywhere in this city during the last several years: a late-in-career retrospective from collage virtuoso Jim Faulkner (b. 1933). Organized by Michael Rooks (formerly at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, now curator at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu), the exhibition contains 100 works from as early as 1984.