Chair and bench made from carbon fiber and epoxy resin.
This Saturday, Chicago-based Volume Gallery opens its fourth show. Jonathan Muecke, Cranbrook alum and recipient of the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Award, will show Open Objects, a collection of pieces all tightly tuned to the possibilities of their own particular properties. Unlike a series, these works were developed independently of each other, each one conceived as its own project.
Muecke seeks to rediscover and re-embed potential in objects. In Open Objects, a tenuous, enigmatic latency is the one binding force between the pieces. He touches on this in his poetic, precise (and somewhat obscure) artist statement:
Principally, objects present limits—figured in function/process/
material/form/idea and so on. In this case objects are measured to each variable and equally fixed in the variables. In this normal and productive way objects are figured backwards. My interest is going forward—remaining inconclusive to the terms of measurement. In this way potential remains in an object.
The show runs from April 30th through May 15th, opening this Saturday at 328 South Jefferson Street at 6pm. Preview more works at the Volume Gallery website.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.