Thursday, July 22, 2010

Closing Statement , Final Reception for Gravity, SAIC Friday

This Friday, the School of the Art Institute's AIADO (Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) will be holding a free closing reception for Gravity, this year's exhibition bringing together "work by graduate students that explores responses to gravity exemplifying fiction and advocacy through innovation and design." 

Those students have just earned degrees across a range including  everything from "Master of Architecture" to "Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body, and Garment." (If only there were an advanced certificate for shabby, decaying and threadbare, I'd be in.)   I had the opportunity to review some of the work with the students who created it around the time of the exhibition's opening, and while it varied in terms of level of finish and depth of concept, the SAIC's mix of disciplines makes for some  fresh and interesting takes on contemporary architecture and design.

Although the closing reception is Friday, from 5 p.m., to 7, the show itself is up, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., through Saturday, July 24th. It's all in the Sullivan Galleries, 7th floor, in Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott building, entrance at 33 South State. Or almost all. An additional component of the exhibition is one display through the windows at Wabash and Monroe. Information on-line

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