Wednesday, September 26, 2012

23rd International Sculpture Conference

The year 2012 is especially significant for CSI as the 23rd International Sculpture Conference
is to be held in Chicago in Oct. 2012..
Date: October 4, 2012 - to - October 6, 2012..
Venue:
  • Chicago Cultural Center [78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602].. and..
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago [37 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
This conference will feature 3 Keynote speakers, 14 panels, ArtSlams and a plethora of optional activities. All members of the sculpture and art world, are invited to attend.. The three keynote speakers are Edward K. Uhlir, Sophie Ryder, and Sanford Biggers..
For more on Keynote Speakers, click here..

In preparation for the 23rd International Sculpture Conference, CSI is organizing many activities including Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits..
[I have hundreds of images of sculptures and activities during the Conference..
Please scroll down for links for various activities..]

Here is list of activities
[I] CPD and CSI Outdoor Exhibition
[2] "Form in Flora: III" at the Lincoln Park Conservatory
[3] The Installation Experiment in Pilsen   
[4] Six to the Third
[5] Chicago Sculpture Exhibit [CSE]
CSI has partnered with CSE for the upcoming conference..
[6] The Oak Park Sculpture Walk 
[7] The Bridgeport Sculpture Show  
[8] UIMA: Process of Scale..

During the Conference, there were few events I could attend and document..
[1] Vector Fabricating organized a "Pig Roast and Fire Carnival"..
[2] Belmont Harbor Yacht Club Opening Reception for the CDP/ CSI Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
[Hosted by Alderman Tom Tunney and CSI]


DETAILS below...

 
Transformation - by Fisher Stolz
["CPD/ CSI Outdoor Sculptures"  / Grant Park]

[I] CPD and CSI Outdoor Exhibition
where CPD is Chicago Park District and CSI is Chicago Sculpture International
Chief Coordinator: Fisher Stolz
There are 64 sculptural installations along the Lakefront and in Lincoln Park. I am dividing the coverage into five parts..


 
El Pensativo - by Elena Rakochy
["Form in Flora:III " at  Lincoln Park Conservatory]

[2] "Form in Flora" at the Lincoln Park Conservatory
Curator: Vivian Visser,  Jason Verbeek and Steve Meyer
There are 36 nature inspired sculptures installed in Lincoln Park Conservatory. They spread across various show rooms [Palm House, Show House, Orchid House, and Fern Room ] and on the outside, around the perimeter. For the sake of convenience, I am covering the sculptures in two parts.



Bed of Junk Mail - by Barbara Hashimoto
["The Installation Experiment", at Halsted]


[3] The Installation Experiment in Pilsen    click here..
Curated by Barbara Hashimoto
There are six storefront window installation at Pilsen by seven artists
For images of the entire show.. click here
  • Billowing Drops - by Nikki Renee Anderson
  • The Yellow Car - by Bernard William
  • Bed of Junk Mail - by Barbara Hasimoto.. click here..
  • Folded terrain - by Barbara Cooper.. click here..
  • Portals Behind Mirror - by Ben Foch and Chelsea Culp... click here..
  • Justice Chair - by Gerda Meyer Bernstein
  
 


Six to the Third - Various Artists
[ Six to the Third at  EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier]


[4] Six to the Third
at EXPO CHicago, Navy Pier [September 20-23, 2012].. click here..
and then to Lillstreet Art Center



Prairie Pump - by Jason Verbeek
[Chicago Sculpture Exhibit / Diversey Harbor]


[5] Chicago Sculpture Exhibit
CSI has partnered with CSE for the upcoming conference..
where CSE is Chicago Sculpture Exhibit [erstwhile Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit / LSE]



 
 
Finish - by Terrence Karpowicz
[Oak Park Sculpture Walk]

[6]  2012 Oak Park Sculpture Walk ..  click here..
The program was developed by the Village of Oak Park and the Oak Park Public Arts Advisory Commisssion. For the online brochure, click on the link, click here..
My photos of all 12 sculptures can be seen here.. click here..



 
You Can't Keep a Down Man Good - by Ted Sitting Crow Garner
[Bridgeport Sculpture Show]

[7] The Bridgeport Sculpture Show   click here..
About 20 sculptures at the Bridgeport Sculpture Show.. click here..


 
"Process of Scale" Temporary Exhibit at
Ukranian Institute of Modern Art [UIMA]
 

[8] Process of Scale at UIMA..  click here..
where UIMA is Ukranian Institute of Modern Art
Artists in the exhibition include.. Eric Gushee, Jill King,  Dean Langworthy, Dusty Folwarczny, Elena Rakochy.  Curated by Terrence Karpowicz..

[9] Ways of Making: Sculpture--Governors State University
I  did not attend this event!

During the Conference, there were few events I could attend and document..
[1] Vector Fabricating organized a "Pig Roast and Fire Carnival"..
[2] Belmont Harbor Yacht Club Opening Reception for the CDP/ CSI Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
[Hosted by Alderman Tom Tunney and CSI]


 
Metal Pour at Vector Fabricating

[1] Vector Fabricating organized a "Pig Roast and Fire Carnival"..
I have so many good images from this day, that I have put them in three posts..
  • Part I: Vector and Friends: The Art of Fabricating.  click here..
  • Part II: Fire Carnival at Vector Fabricating.. click here..
  • Part III: Maquettes and Small-Scale sculptures.. click here..
 
 
 
From left: Dean Langworthy, Emily Nixon,
Mike Baur, Steve Mueller and Barry Hehemann
at the Belmont Harbor Yatch Club
Opening Reception of the CDP/ CSI Outdoor Sculptures..
 
[2] Belmont Harbor Yacht Club Opening Reception
of the CPD/ CSI Outdoor Sculptures
Hosted by Tom Tunney and CSI.. For more images,  click here.. 
 

I have been covering some CPD and CSI Outdoor Exhibition in greater details. Here are some links to Large Scale Outdoor Sculptures, divided into four areas..
  • Diversey Harbor and Belmont Harbor
  • Lincoln Park
  • Grant Park
  • Promontory Point and Harold Washington Park

DIVERSEY HARBOR and BELMONT HARBOR
Angles, Shadows - by Bill McGrath.. click here..
Chicago Industrial [Installation] - by Marshall Svendsen.. click here..
Mohawk - by Donald Noon.. click here..
Confluence - by Boyan Marinov.. click here..

LINCOLN PARK
Gyr Family Circle - by Perci Chester.. click here..
Wave- by Mike Helbing.. click here..

GRANT PARK
Living Sculpture - by Jason Verbeek [Grant Park] .. click here..
Kelpies - by Andy Scott [Grant Park].. click here..
Metal Response - by Bill Vielehr [Grant Park] .. click here..
Nautilus - by Suzanna Horwitz..  [Grant Park] click here..
Transcendent-3GP - by Ray Katz [Grant Park].. click here..
Folding Forms - by Christopher Newman [Grant Park].. click here..
Transformation - by Fisher Stolz [Grant Park].. click here..
Flamenco Revisited - by Ruth Migdal [Grant Park].. click here..
Bouquet - by Terry Karpowicz [Grant Park].. click here..
Three Liner - by Evan Lewis [Grant Park].. click here..
Red Dancer - by Gary Kulak [Grant Park].. click here..
Shapeshifter - by Michael Grucza [Grant Park].. click here..
Stones - by Morgot McMahon [Grant Park].. click here..
Give - by Dusty Folwarczny [Grant Park].. click here..