Small-Scale Works by Members of Chicago Sculpture International
September 25 – October 14
Reception: Friday, September 28, 6-8pm
Lillstreet Gallery is proud to present“63: Small-Scale Works by Members of Chicago Sculpture International.” A microcosm of Chicago’s sculptural community, the exhibition is presented in conjunction with the annual International Sculpture Center Conference taking place in Chicago from October 4-6.
In addition to this exhibition, Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) is “activating Chicago” with sculptures on display throughout the city. Large-scale works are installed along the lakefront, in various neighborhoods, and in parks supported by the Chicago Park District. There is also an exhibition at the Lincoln Park Conservatory titled “Form in Flora III,” which features art based on the botanical world, and installation shows in seven storefronts along the 1800 block of South Halsted in the East Pilsen neighborhood.
Lillstreet has the unique opportunity to exhibit work by 63 sculptors at once, presenting a wealth of local work that highlights the multiplicity of Chicago’s sculpture community. Showing the work of artists who normally make large-scale public art alongside artists who work on a smaller scale, as well as art that is both representational and non-representational in style, Chicago’s varied sculptural styles fuse within a gallery space normally reserved for ceramics.
With the artists and Lillstreet Gallery going outside their usual bounds, 63 creates an excitingly curious exhibition space that promotes the International Sculpture Center’s mission: expanding public understanding and appreciation of sculpture, demonstrating the power of sculpture to educate and effect social change, engaging artists and arts professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form and promoting a supportive environment for sculptures and sculptors.
Ultimately, the exhibition’s dimensional constraints have proven to be less of a restriction and more of an opportunity for experimentation in a wide variety of techniques and materials and an artistic conversation starter. This show gives a small-scale look into sculpture in the city.
For more information about the conference, please visit: sculpture.org
Membership is a unique opportunity to benefit from being a part of the Lillstreet community. Enjoy discounts on classes and at participating art supply stores, VIP invitations to special events, 10% off Lillstreet Gallery purchases, and more!