Museum of Contemporary Art

Mika Horibuchi

Chicago Works

17 Jul - 02 Dec 2018

Installation view, Chicago Works: Mika Horibuchi, MCA Chicago July 17 – December 2
Mika Horibuchi, Watercolor of Persimmons, 2017. Oil on linen; 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist and PATRON Gallery. Photo: Aron Gent.
Chicago Works
17 July – 2 December 2018

Chicago-based artist Mika Horibuchi is interested in tricks and slips in visual perception. The curtains, window blinds, and optical illusions she uses as subjects often conceal as much as they reveal. Drawing equally from art history and psychology, she uses techniques such as hyperrealism and trompe l'oeil—in which an image is rendered in detail so true to life that it appears three-dimensional—to walk the line between honesty and deception. In the artist’s words, “A slight betrayal of expectations is at play.”

The exhibition is organized by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Nina Wexelblatt, Curatorial Assistant, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is presented in the Dr. Paul and Dorie Sternberg Family Gallery and Ed and Jackie Rabin Gallery on the museum’s third floor.