Did you know: Big Chicks is NOT just a cocktail lounge, but also a gallery?!?!
The Big Chicks collection began almost thirty years ago; all the images are curated around images about women. The gallery encompasses local, unknown, naive (self-taught) and internationally known artists whose works were chosen for their beauty, relevance, and provocative nature.
The work shown inside the sister resto Tweet is curated around the notion of space--interior, exterior, rural, urban--from Wendell White's series Schools for Colored Children, the physical blueprint of segregated schools in the north, to Colleen's Plumbs, The Animals are Inside Today, which explore our relationship to animals and our external and internal spaces . We hope you enjoy the collections.
For more information, please see the Links to artists here and read about Tweet's Featured Artist each month.
Of course, always feel free to contact us for more information about what hangs on our walls.
Photographer Flor Garduño’s Sensual, Dreamlike Portraits
Have you seen this fabulous art hanging around Big Chicks? Click on the link above for more information about the photographer.
Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits
Chicago artist Dawoud Bey's portrait of Barack Obama hangs in Tweet.
A 2010 interview with Zuleyka Benitez, the talented designer behind the unique looks of Big Chicks and Tweet. Her art also hangs in Tweet. Recently one of her postcards was chosen in the annual Curt Teich Postcard Show (featured below).
Mike Smith just won the 2011 Lowe Foundation International Prize for his series Seeing Rural Appalachia. Below, a photo that hangs in Tweet.