Monday, June 15, 2009

SAIC Student Show: Making Modern - opening reception and panel with Gordon Gill, Kelly Costello today

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to take in a great show featuring the thesis work of AIADO graduate students of the SAIC (Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects of the School of the Art Institute to you). The work is enriched by the varied backgrounds of the students - artists, writers, etc. We'll be writing more about this, hopefully soon, but we wanted to remind you that there's an opening reception today, Tuesday, June 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in SAIC's Sullivan Galleries, on the 7th floor of the former Carson Pirie Scott building. (enter at 33 S. State.)

At 4:00 p.m., there'll be a panel that will include architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, design consultant Kelly Costello of Doblin, SAIC professors Hennie Reynders and Ben Nicholson, graduate students, and - God save us all - me. More information here:

And here's a brief video featuring exhibition designers Odile Campagnon and Hannah Swart. The audio is absolutely abysmal (I'm still learning this whole video on the run thing) but they have some interesting things to say about the show and the work.

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