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Visual Arts Exhibition Opening - "Buildings and Blind Spots"

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Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 2-6 p.m., Fridays: 2-5 p.m., or by appointment through December 8th.

“This year, as a precursor to our exhibition as a partner program with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we ventured into the surrounding urban environment in search of commonly overlooked spaces. We were encouraged to take pictures, make sketches, and develop our own projects. The goal was to bring these overlooked spaces into The Academy’s galleries through abstract representation. All of us convened, shared our ideas, and formed groups depending on which of us had converging trajectories. We formed our groups around six topics of interest: Old/New - buildings and materials; Nature - city planning and natural sprawl; Layers and Crevices - history of consumption through trash pileup; Time - same spaces represented at different times; Light - its impact on the materials as well as reflective materials, and Psychology of Space - the way space impacts learning and interaction.”  -- Molly Block, Visual Arts ‘18

Students continue to pursue these themes collaboratively and individually, and will transform both Academy galleries and additional distinct areas around the school. The opening reception on November 3rd features 2-dimensional works, installations, and models for speculative projects. The art work in both galleries will continue to develop and evolve over the course of the semester with the assistance and critique of Academy alumni working in the fields of art, architecture, and design. Students will discuss the evolution of their work and ideas during their Artist Talk on Wednesday, November 29.

More information on the Chicago Architecture Biennial collaboration here.

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Later Event: November 8
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