Coordinates, Graduate Design Show 2015: SAIC Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects and Fashion Graduate Exhibition
+ Post-Baccalaureate Fashion Exhibition
May 9th–May 22nd
Reception: Saturday, May 9, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
AIADO Gallery, 33 S. State St., 12th floor
Storefront, 28 S. Wabash Avenue, 1st floor
Free and open to the public
Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is proud to host the 2015 Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO) and Fashion exhibition, Coordinates http://sites.saic.edu/coordinates2015/, as well as the Post-Baccalaureate Fashion Exhibition.
Coordinates features 41 works by graduating design students in the graduate programs: Master of Design in Designed Objects; Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment; Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture; and Master of Architecture.
A desire to situate oneself materializes between 28 South Wabash and the 12th floor of the Sullivan Center, the two nodes of SAIC’s 2015 Design Show. Coordinates celebrates the positions of 41 students whose work explores where we are in space and time.
For some, the need to locate oneself is lyrical, such as a display of garments stiffened in resin and wax, which solidifies the ambulations of a specific moment. For others, self-definition emerges from a conversation between history, material, and function: a redefinition of intergenerational relationships through a contemporized writers’ residency in Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond. Yet for others, situating oneself is an act of mathematical orientation, reached in one project, through the development of navigational instruments inspired by sextants and sundials.
The need to answer the question: Where are we? Resonates between the two locations of this exhibition. The answers are as diverse as their expressions, but they come together as fitting parts of one geography.
Coordinates is curated by SAIC faculty member and architect Odile Compagnon —with assistance from Allison Crowley (Master of Architecture 2016)—who collaborated with an interdisciplinary group of students to design the exhibition space and graphics.
GRAPHICS and WEBSITE
Tom Buechele, Sarah Hicks, Michael Plummer, Chase Sperry.
SULLIVAN GALLERIES STAFF
Mary Jane Jacob, Trevor Martin, Kate Zeller, Christina Cosio, Robert Grassel.
SULLIVAN GALLERIES STUDENT CREW
Michael Hall, Charles Pressler, Anna Mattson-Hofmann, Kyle Schlie, David Schmitt.
SULLIVAN FABRICATION STUDIO
Brad Johns, Seth Keller, Stephen Gulau, Patty Poarch, Jihee Choi, Nicholas Schutzenhofer, Lindsay Le.
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
Angeli Arndt, David Collins, Bree Witt, Sarah Gardner, Mark Nelson, Evangeline Michelle Politis.