Glass House is a two-day program exploring the intimate experiences that occur between the built environment and its observers. For the participating artists and scholars, inhabiting their surroundings, either domestic or public, is a form of studio research rife with emotion, play, and productivity. November 7 opens a three-week exhibition curated by Danny Floyd and Jeff Prokash, professors of Sculpture and Visual and Critical Studies at SAIC featuring multimedia artists Rocío Azarloza, Joe Bochynski, sculptor Jeremy Pellington, and urban planning scholar David Badesch, who will be performing alternative tours of vernacular Chicago architecture. The subject matter of these artists' work ranges from the histories of major architectural landmarks to spaces of personal interiority.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Danny Floyd is a sculptor, researcher, and curator. He teaches in the Sculpture and Visual & Critical Studies Departments at SAIC and is a curatorial fellow for ACRE Residency.
Jeff Prokash is a Chicago based sculptor and curator who teaches in the Sculpture Department at the SAIC.
Joe Bochynski is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. His work approaches our relationship with the built environment and civic life. He earned a BA Mathematics and Studio Art at Hobart College, and an MFA in Painting from RISD.
Jeremy Pellington is an artist and researcher working in Chicago. He is an MFA Candidate at the SAIC.
Rocío Azarloza is an artist from Argentina working primarily in photographic, time-based, and sculptural mediums. She is an MFA candidate at the SAIC.
David Badesch is a lifelong resident of Chicago, preservationist, and urban scholar. He has a BA in Urban and Public Affairs from UIC.