Construct celebrates Chicago Artists Month and the Chicago Architecture Biennial by focusing on work that deals with the built environment by young Chicago artists connected with the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.
Hunt Tackbary, Director of Showroom Art at Holly Hunt, and Jason Kalajainen, Executive Director of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, will be co-curating an exhibition/art event at FLATSstudio on October 23 in Uptown. Construct will celebrate Chicago Artists Month and the Chicago Architecture Biennial by focusing on new work by young Chicago artists who have been named Luminarts Fellows or were finalists for the fellowship program. The participating artists have proposed work that in some way deals with structures, home, construction, the built environment, or are architectural in nature. Meanwhile, the FLATSstudio exhibition space is very architectural in itself. It is a historic bank lobby that is simultaneously ornate and a bit derelict making it a really interesting backdrop for the work that will be exhibited.
The artists participating in this event are all creating work that is either structural in nature or is inspired by structures and our built environment. The exhibit is really meant to highlight both the inspiration that can be drawn by artists from the architecture and design around us and those moments where architecture and the visual arts intersect.