Category Archives: Sculptor: Studio Visit

 

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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...

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  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...
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  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;...
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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.

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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...

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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...

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Don’t Tread on Me: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker

 June 1, 2014 to October 31, 2016

 Location: Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University

This is the 4th in the Solo Exhibition Series presentation at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. The Solo Exhibition Series at Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park started in the year 2009. The exhibition brings exceptional artwork by...

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Continuing with my studio visits of Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago..

Sculptor Barry Hehemann, working at Vector Custom Fabricating

Barry Hehemann is a very well known name in the sculptor community of Chicago.  Like some of his contemporary sculptors of Chicago - Mike Baur and Neil Goodman -  who started fabricating sculptures in about the 1980s; his work is also influenced of the rugged Midwestern landscape,...

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