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Art Mon Jan 19 2015

Lands End Exhibition @ UChicago's Logan Center

Lands End, a new exhibition at University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts curated by Zachary Cahill and Katherine Harvath, focuses on physical boundaries, the human psyche, and a revitalized concept of landscape. The notion of a "beginning" or a boundary of "separation" is displayed in the videography, auditory, painterly, and interactive work by 13 multidisciplinary artists represented in the exhibition.

 'Cave of the heart' by Theresa Ganz
Cave of the heart by Theresa Ganz

"For the body without organs to sense," by Claire Pentecost, displays several bird cages floating in an area of the gallery space. Immediately drawn to this collection of cages, the viewer is invited to peer inside of each of the wooden cages. Each cage represents a personal landscape, one cage features a very real, and very yellow canary which sings and tilts its head in anticipation for your next move. The connection between the bird cages are their similar landscape, their shared view of the outside space, yet they are disconnected physically and all hang from varying heights and degrees.

Traveling from one side of the gallery to another, Oliver Lutz's interactive piece invites the viewer into a boundary of space and utter confusion. A black canvas sits on the wall; nothing is visible. However, once the viewer turns towards the opposite wall, a black and white channel reflects their position in the gallery space, including the black, blank, canvas behind them. This time, the viewer sees something else. Something appears on the canvas -- a young girl swinging who is only visible on the TV screen. The boundaries that were introduced here by Lutz exemplify the overall theme of the exhibition.

There is an upcoming panel discussion that will correspond with the exhibition and includes three artists from Lands End. The discussion will be held February 16th at 6pm in the Logan Center Gallery, 915 E. 60th St., room 107. The exhibition is on view until March 15.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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