Columbia College Chicago Exhibition: Wood Works

A + D Gallery Showcases Wood Material and Visual Properties

Carter_Wood Works Exhibition

Jeff Carter, The Common Citizenship of Forms (Research Pavilion), 2011

CHICAGO (Nov. 7, 2013)—Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery presents Wood Works, Nov. 14 – Dec. 14. The exhibition features a series of works by artists and designers who deal with woods material and visual properties.

Highlights of the exhibition include: Greta de Parry’s Milk Stool, which examines the gap between furniture and the understanding of where it comes from by cutting the end off of a naturally fallen red oak, filling it with resin, and coating it in milk paint and layered lacquer; and Jeff Carter’s The Common Citizenship of Forms alters IKEA products to create models based on buildings at the Michael Reese Hospital campus designed between 1945-1958. Additionally, Gordon Matta-Clark’s Tree Dance has performers dance in a structure made of ladders, ropes and other materials built at the top of a large tree and Marie Lorenz’s Sequence 14, part of her “Tide and Current Taxi” project where she explores the waterways of New York City in boats that she designs and builds.

Nov. 14 – Dec. 14
Reception: Nov. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave.
Columbia College Chicago

Participating Artists and Designers:

  • Bridgette Buckley
  • Jeff Carter
  • The Franklin (Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto)
  • Jeffrey Grauel
  • Luis Gispert
  • Andy Hall
  • John Henley
  • Marie Lorenz
  • Gordon Matta-Clark
  • Heather Mekkelson
  • Object Orange
  • Greta de Parry
  • Michelle Peterson-Albandoz
  • Min Song
  • Starshaped Press (Jennifer Farrell)

Exhibition Contact: Meg Duguid, Gallery Director,, 312.369.8686

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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The Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery is part of the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. The gallery’s mission is to present professional exhibitions and educational programming that encompasses the broadest possible definition of visual art and design. This is a direct reflection of the pedagogical diversity of the Art + Design Department and the vast array of ideas, media, and techniques explored by artists today. The gallery presents emerging and established artists whose work reflects any of the disciplines taught in the department including Fine Arts, Interior Architecture, Illustration, Advertising Art Direction, Product Design, Graphic Design, and Art History.

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