The Mighty Bearcats have teamed up with the newly formed Object Design League to present The Promise of This Moment, a collection of pieces from 14 Chicago designers that "augment the everyday". Coincident with NeoCon, the show will open on June 15th in Wicker Park, Chicago.
This exhibition highlights the capacity of objects to transform banal and commonplace activities into moments of play, relief, beauty and delight. While the objects presented in this show fit squarely into the corners of the everyday -- like buttoning up your shirt in the morning, switching an appliance on and off, or not making the bed--they also create new aesthetic and experiential opportunities within routine.
Participants include: Craighton Berman, Greg Bethel, Peter Bo, Jason Chernak, Bradley Duncan, Giffin'Termeer, Steve Haulenbeek, Materious, Bryan Metzdorf, Michael Savona, Garrett Smith, and Smith & Linder.
Pictured above are Michael Savona's Goose Cones and Smith & Linder's double-sided Pipette Lamps
The Promise of This Moment
2035 W. Wabansia
Opening: June 15th, 6-9pm
June 15-22: Viewing by appointment only (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
More images after the jump.
Michael Savona's Goose Cones
Peter Bo's Widescreen Mirrors
Steven Haulenbeek's Photo Paddles
Craighton Berman's Stimulation Mug
Smith & Linder's Pipette Lamps
Garrett Smith's Trickle Down pocket garbage filter
Sara Jacobson's Still Life tray
Giffin'Termeer's Containership Powersupply, released in 2008
Adieu Fireplace Logs by Materious (with Greg Bethel), released in 2009
Master Switch from Materious, an energy harvesting, battery-free wireless switch