how six found a way: a sculptural-story from an otherworld by lewis lain is on display from October 28 through January 13 in the Popular Library exhibit cases and the Congress Corridor east display window on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center.
The exhibit features recycled-cardboard sculpture telling the story of a vertically challenged cat’s cross-country journey to get to the top of the armchair.
lewis lain has been exploring multi-medium, story-form art in Chicago for eight years. He is drawn to “resonant materials” like recycled cardboard and glass. His narrative art can be found on exhibit in non-traditional galleries of coffee shops and bars, online with his illustration of a longform webcomic, Smaller Totems, a mural in Oak Park and in private collections. He lives and works full time on his art in Rogers Park.