Images from the Arts Club current exhibition, Figures and Grounds, Approaches to Abstraction, follow  photos I snapped from the Goose Island beer garden near Wrigley Field

Consider the role of art in society:

a means of conveying emotions not readily available in conversation, offering respite from distress and joy from engagement.

Politics done well is a form of art. It involves the practice of distributing power, benefits and opportunities -exacting costs - but leaving combatants eager to continue the exercise.