Continuing with studio visits of Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago..
September 29, 2015: Visited studio of Steve Luecking, with Steve Mueller of Vector Custom Fabricating.
in Thomson, Mississippi.
Steve Luecking is a sculptor par excellence, who also taught art - Computer Graphics and digital media - at DePaul University, Chicago, IL
He now works from his studio in Thomson, Mississippi.
Above Image: At Vector Fabricating, from left: Terrence Karpowicz, Barry Hehemann, Jyoti Srivastava, Peter Nižňanský, Katerina Lizcova Kulhankova, Anna Nižňanský and Rolf Achilles.
Prague Days in Chicago
June, 2015, Chicago celebrated 25 years of the Prague-Chicago relationship as part of Chicago Sister Cities International program. The celebration featured the mayors of both cities, concerts, exhibitions, a gala dinner,...
Terrence Karpowicz: The Art of Joinery
The Art of joining conflicting materials - wood, metal and stone - into harmonious shapes and designs!
Terrence Karpowicz is a Chicago-based sculptor whose artwork range in scale from monumental to table top and in materials from wood and stone to metals. His sculptures can be seen scattered all over the city and throughout the country...
Terrence Karpowicz - Figurative Sculptures and The Athlete Series
Among Terrence Karpowicz's rich and diverse oeuvre of work are his lesser known figurative sculptures and its spin-off the "Athlete Series." Human figure have always been a subject for sculpture, and have always inspired artists, even though the style and techniques have been constantly changing. Karpowicz figures are made from industrial materials, like...
Vector Custom Fabricating: The solid Support Structure behind numerous Public Art installations in Chicago & Beyond!Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
Fabricating sculptures, especially large-scale sculptures, is a long arduous task. It involves many phases including: sketches - maquette - structural engineering - fabrication - assembly - installation. Then there is maintenance - cleaning and sometimes restoring! Some of these stages require high level of technical and engineering expertise, and sometimes an artist need much larger workspace than what their own...
.Art historian Rolf Achilles is not only a well known public figure in Chicago, but is internationally recognized for his efforts in documentation and preservation of our cultural heritage. He is Adjunct Associate Professor [Historic Preservation] at School of Art Institute of Chicago [SAIC], board member of Driehaus Museum in the Nickerson Mansion, Glessner House, Hegeler Carus Mansion, All Arts Foundation, Partners for Sacred Places;...
2014: Day Trip: Urbana, Illinois / Dedication of “Amplifiers” – by Nicole Beck [University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign]Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
Amplifiers - by Nicole Beck
Dedicated: October 10, 2014
Location: Electrical and Computer Engineering [ECE] building at the University of Illinois. 306 N Wright St Urbana, IL 61801, at the entrance from the quad side of the building.
Description: 18' x 12' x 6'/ Stainless steel, dichroic glass, RGB LEDs, granite.
Commission by Capital Development Board of Illinois Art-In-Architecture program.
2014 Day Trip: Urbana, Illinois / Dedication of “Diss-connections” – by John Adduci [University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign].Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
FLOW/ Im Fluss by Luftwerk
September 17-20, 2014
Location: 171 N. Dearborn in Couch Place Alley, Chicago.
A site-specific light installation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sister cities Chicago and Hamburg. Presented by Luftwerk, a collaborative vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. Musical performance by Birgit Ulher. The installation was made possible with the support of Goethe-Institute...
Monday, Sep 8, 2014: Visit to Luftwerk Studio
First the question, what is Luftwerk? Luftwerk is a collaborative vision of two artists - Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. They use light and sound to sculpt site-specific environments. In their own words.. "Our work lives within the connection of light and surface, revealing an inherent texture. A video projector illuminates the surface and opens a dialogue between source...