Congratulations to alumna Dusty Folwarczny who will be exhibiting her sculpture in the [Sears] Willis Tower Lobby. The show will be up through April, so if you're in Chicago, please visit!
Here is further information from the press release for the exhibition:
Six Chicago sculptors–Dusty Folwarczny, Ted Sitting Crow Garner, Donna Hapac, Terry Karpowicz, Jean Jacques Porret, and Michael Young–are exhibiting their work in the first floor lobbies of the Willis Tower. The lobby is so spacious that each artist can show a single large work in the Wacker Drive entrance atrium and other examples of his/her sculptures throughout the first floor public areas. The show will be up through April of 2014.
The exhibit is notable for the variety of approaches that the six artists take to their materials. Folwarczny transforms large-diameter steel pipe into curving, curling objects. Garner welds steel scrap into forms that suggest his experiences. Hapac builds and weaves open, organic forms from reed, wood, and waxed linen thread. Karpowicz employs the ancient craft of windmill construction to create his wooden sculptures. Porret casts bronze forms that suggest the human figure. Young constructs and welds sheet aluminum and stainless steel into swooping, plant-like sculptures.
All six artists are members of Chicago Sculpture International, a chapter of the International Sculpture Center, a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society.
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