Exhibitions Review

Midway through our first winter, the Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center Gallery is pleased to have exhibited works by nine CIADC members in the first two exhibits at 6433 North Ravenswood Avenue.

The first exhibition at the space Architecture: Form and Feature included works by Janet Austin, David Curry, Victoria Fuller, Emily McCormick, and Victor Nelson, and was a program partner of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Works in the show investigated forms and features of architecture while presenting these elements in the context of indoor objects.

      Nature Will Destroy the Foundations of Architecture  by Janet Austin    Steel, copper, brick mortar - 52'' x 21'' x 14''  (2015)

 

Nature Will Destroy the Foundations of Architecture by Janet Austin

Steel, copper, brick mortar - 52'' x 21'' x 14''  (2015)

      Spiral Play  by David Curry    Steel - 23'' x 23'' x 21''  (2015)

 

Spiral Play by David Curry

Steel - 23'' x 23'' x 21''  (2015)

      Mé(knobs) à Trois  by Victoria Fuller    Wooden dresser drawers, dresser knobs - 19” x 25” x 27”  (2013)

 

Mé(knobs) à Trois by Victoria Fuller

Wooden dresser drawers, dresser knobs - 19” x 25” x 27”  (2013)

      Measured Steps  by Victoria Fuller    Folding rulers - 36'' x 36'' x 13''  (2001)

 

Measured Steps by Victoria Fuller

Folding rulers - 36'' x 36'' x 13''  (2001)

      Double Bays  by Emily McCormick    Welded, heat-treated mild steel - a. 11'' x 7'' x 15'' b. 9.5'' x 6.5'' x 13.25''  (2015)

 

Double Bays by Emily McCormick

Welded, heat-treated mild steel - a. 11'' x 7'' x 15'' b. 9.5'' x 6.5'' x 13.25''  (2015)

      City Scape Under Construction  by Victor Nelson    Fabricated steel - 19'' x 17'' x 37''  (2013)

 

City Scape Under Construction by Victor Nelson

Fabricated steel - 19'' x 17'' x 37''  (2013)

      Construction #1  by Victor Nelson    Fabricated steel - 26'' x 25'' x 45''  (2013)

 

Construction #1 by Victor Nelson

Fabricated steel - 26'' x 25'' x 45''  (2013)

The current installation at CIADC The Cast and Fabricated Metal Object: 6 Months in Review features new works by David Curry, Alan Gelman, Emily McCormick, Peter Mikalajunas, Dan O'Brien, and Jeffrey Visotsky. The exhibit showcases two very different approaches to creating 3D works that are very prominent at CIADC - metal casting and metal fabrication.

      Blended Family  by Dan O'Brien    Fabricated steel  (2015)

 

Blended Family by Dan O'Brien

Fabricated steel  (2015)

     Installation detail of  Short-eared Owl  by Emily McCormick    Cast aluminum, steel, faux feathers, oak limb  (2015)

 

Installation detail of Short-eared Owl by Emily McCormick

Cast aluminum, steel, faux feathers, oak limb  (2015)

     Installation detail of  Victory  by Peter Mikalajunas     Forged and fabricated steel, found object, wood  (2015)

 

Installation detail of Victory by Peter Mikalajunas

Forged and fabricated steel, found object, wood  (2015)

     Installation detail of  Smokey Ridges  by David Curry     Fabricated and patinated steel, glass  (2015)

 

Installation detail of Smokey Ridges by David Curry

Fabricated and patinated steel, glass  (2015)

     Installation detail of  Retired Champ  by Jeffrey Visotsky     Cast aluminum, found object  (2015)

 

Installation detail of Retired Champ by Jeffrey Visotsky

Cast aluminum, found object  (2015)

     Installation detail of  Steel Guitar  by Alan Gelman     Found and fabricated steel, copper  (2015)

 

Installation detail of Steel Guitar by Alan Gelman

Found and fabricated steel, copper  (2015)

If you haven't already stopped by the gallery space to check these works out in person, The Cast and Fabricated Metal Object will be on display through Sunday, February 28, 2016. The following exhibit will showcase creations by CIADC instructors, and will open with a CIADC reception and event during the afternoon on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

In addition to studio access and education, CIADC is very invested in community - and we want to know what everyone is up to outside of our own space! If you have exhibitions, installations, public works, artwork, work-work (or whatever-have-you) upcoming, please share it with us by emailing Nathan via socialmedia@ciadc.org.

Once you've seen what's on in the Member Gallery for each new exhibit, venture out and explore the varied and vibrant art projects going on in neighborhood - click below for a map outlining venues and public artworks that surround CIADC!