February 9, 2014
Panel chaired by Rachel Clarke and Tom Burtonwood
(off-site event taking place during CAA but open to the public!)
Columbia College Chicago
Raw Space – Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S Wabash.
A massive expansion of 3D printing in the prosumer market has made it possible for artists and designers to use 3D print technologies in their practice. This began with expensive commercial print services where files could be sent out for production — services that expanded due to the availability of a growing variety of printing materials. With the advent of open source 3D printers, such as the RepRap project, the cost of this technology has come down significantly, opening up this sector to makers, hackers, hobbyists and educators. This in turn ignited the explosion of consumer facing brands and systems such as Makerbot, Printrbot and Ultimaker. As the price of printers decreases, many art / technology / new media departments in colleges and Universities have acquired a 3D printer or are planning to purchase one.
This roundtable is an opportunity to explore and discuss the emerging field of 3D printing in the art and technology / studio art context, with particular focus on pedagogy. The concurrent 3D print show, Art2Make at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper provides a context for what is possible and how 3D printing is being adopted as a medium.
Panel presenters: Morehshin Allahyari, David Van Ness, Taylor Hokanson, Tom Lauerman, Kristin Mallinger, James Obermeier, Sophie Kahn, Luis Navarro, Andrew F. Scott, Barbara Rauch, and Jason Ferguson.
January 25, 2014
I am excited to announce that I will be the first Ryan Education Center Artist-in-Residence at the Art Institute of Chicago from late January to the end of June 2014. While at the museum I will work directly from the sculpture, design and decorative surfaces in the collection to create a new series of 3D printed pieces, culminating in my next 3D printed book. I will use 3D scanning technology to replicate and reinterpret these works of art from the AIC collection. Back in the studio at the Ryan Education Center we will 3D print and assemble the new pieces. Burtonwood will be at AIC Tuesday and Friday afternoons, plus Saturdays. He will be hosting workshops and demonstrations educating visitors to the museum about this exciting new technology.
January 24, 2014
“Dialogues on the New Plastic”
New work by Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes
2124 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Opening Reception Friday January 24th, 7pm – 10pm
Exhibition continues through February 22nd
Artists Talk and 3D Scanning event February 16th
Copy Shop open Thursday and Fridays 1pm – 4pm
Desktop 3D printing represents a remarkable new way of making and distributing objects. With the click of a mouse it is possible to create complex forms, email them around the globe and see them reproduced many times in many variants and materials. Artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes have been exploring and experimenting with this “new” technique of making for just under two years. This is their first solo exhibition of works produced almost entirely in this medium.
Working from a variety of sources Burtonwood and Holmes present a series of 3D printed modular works that borrow from natural systems of organization. The artists utilize simple mechanical connections to create novel and unique juxtapositions of forms and meanings.
A huge driver in the desktop 3D printing revolution is access. A great example of this is the explosion in affordable 3D scanning applications and hardware. “Dialogues on the New Plastic” features a significant number of works whose source material has been 3D scanned and remixed digitally prior to being 3D printed, including “Orihon” the worlds first entirely 3D printed book previously exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at World Maker Faire this year in New York and on display in their Media Lab.
For the duration of the exhibition the artists will be operating “Copy Shop” a novel take on the photocopying businesses that helped to pioneer the desktop publishing revolution of the late 90’s. Members of the public are invited to bring small objects to Firecat and have them 3D scanned, 3D printed and added to the exhibition. Participants in “Copy Shop” will receive a limited edition 3D printed sculpture in recognition of their help in this project.
Sharing and crowd sourcing are also important forces in the 3D printing community. Websites such as “Thingiverse” are file repositories where members of the public share their designs for other people to download, print out, remix, improve upon and re-publish. This collaborative prototyping process helps to solve problems quickly and allows for a rapid dissemination of cultural goods and useful objects. Burtonwood and Holmes plan to make an archive of all the works from “Dialogues on the New Plastic” available to download and reproduce from “Thingiverse”. Limited edition USB flash drives with exhibition archive and custom 3D printed cases will be available for sale from Firecat.
On Sunday February 16th from 1pm – 4pm Burtonwood and Holmes will give a short talk about their work and offer an opportunity for members of the public to have their portraits 3D scanned and printed.
October 7, 2013
For Chicago Artists Month 2013, I am Artist in Residence at the Innovation Lab, a Makerspace located in the Harold Washington Library, Chicago. The HWL is the main public library in Chicago and the Innovation Lab is a popular addition to their programming and facilities offering members of the public an opportunity to learn digital fabrication technologies like 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, Arduino based electronics and much much more.
During the residency I am working on my second 3D printed book with City of Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson. Together we are creating 3D scans of early ornaments by celebrated architect Louis Sullivan. We will publish these scans in a single volume both electronically on Thingiverse and physically as 3D printed objects. People will be able to download these scans and reinterpret, remix and redistribute them as they see fit.
In addition to working on the Sullivan project during the residency I will be leading a series of four 3D scanning / printing work shops teaching people to create replica scans of the world around them. We will use software applications 123D Catch, Meshmixer and Netfabb to produce 3D printable scans from photographs produced using digital cameras and this free software of textures, objects and sculptures.
A copy of Orihon (Accordion Book) is on display at the Innovation Lab for the duration of the residency. I will be giving a presentation on Saturday 10/26 between noon and 1pm to talk about the Orihon book, present scans made during the residency and discuss the progress so far on the Sullivan project – i hope that you will be able to join us.
October 6, 2013
I’ve started work on my next project – a 3D printed book of Louis Sullivan‘s early ornaments from examples here in Chicago. I’m working with City of Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson. Together we will scan, produce and publish this first of it’s kind publication giving the public access to never before seen examples of Louis Sullivan’s beautiful and ornate architectural pieces.
Last week we began this process by producing some test scans of three pieces from Tim’s collection: a tile from the Selz House, a brick from the Barbe House and a piece of iron work from the Jewelers Building. We used a Next Engine scanner at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to capture the 3D point cloud information and the Geomagic software application to process this data into some usable. We then cleaned up the files and created prototype “pages” in Netfabb. Each piece was then printed on a Makerbot Replicator machine in grey PLA plastic.
As you can see from the photographs we have achieved some remarkable detail. Additionally I have posted a short video to Vine demonstrating how to “pull” a copy / print from the negative using a malleable material like Play Doh or clay.
September 6, 2013
I am exhibiting three 3D printed pieces in this awesome exhibition opening Saturday night at BHQFU in New York City. Organized and curated by Taylor Absher this exhibition has some of my all time fav 3D printing artists – so it’s a huge honor to be showing with them. Massive thank you to Taylor for inviting me to exhibit. My 3D printed book “Orihon” and my new sculpture “Endless Column, after Brancusi (Turtles All The Way Down)” will be getting the New York premiere – if you are in NYC and free tomorrow night i hope that you’ll check it out. Adafruit did a blog post about it yesterday:
Opens September 7th, 7 – 9 pm
34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10009
Open by appointment September 7 – 14.
Ana Marva Fernandez, Ben Schumacher, Carlos Reyes, Daniele Frazier,
David Lobser, Dhemerae Ford, Erol Gunduz, Haley Mellin, Heather Dewey
Hagborg, Jason Scott Rosen, Josh Kline, Joshua DeMonte, Lilia Ziamou,
Micah Ganske, Sarah Awad, Shane Hope, Taylor Absher,
Tom Burtonwood, Yijun Liao (Pixy)
3D Notion is the first New York-based show that confidently focuses on
3D printed art. The three-dimensional print reconsiders not only how
objects are designed and executed, but allows numerous new techniques
to explore the notion of product. The show considers ways in which
artists may insinuate product within the broader uses of perpetually
expanding technologies, ranging from do-it-yourself fabrication, to
exacting reproduction and one-of-a kind innovation. Examining new
modalities of production and technique allows the artist to
appropriate and go beyond pre-existing technological expression while
exploring the boundaries of a new territory.
Some of the work included in the show can be found online at sites
like Thingiverse.com, while some of the work can be seen in gallery
shows both in the United States, and abroad. Some work is downloadable
on-line, while other work can be generated using specific online apps.
The notion of 3D technology regurgitates a modern history filled with
promises of domestic utopias negotiated by technology. Just as the
vacuum cleaner or microwave once assured a release from domestic
drudgery, 3D printing promises to bring the means of production—a
virtual gallery of functioning three-dimensional objects, into our
private realms, our homes. 3D printing—and what this show represents
(while presented with confidence in these artists’ uses of 3D
printing) is yet, another promise of a utilitarian turning point.
August 11, 2013
Sorry – i’m a bit late to the party, but today – i’ll be showing a copy of Orihon (3D Printed Accordion Book) at the art book fair Medium Cool in the West Loop, Chicago. There will be lots of amazing other art books on display by a huge list of artists, organizations, presses and so forth. This will be the first public exhibition of Orihon. Holly and I will be manning the table and making play dough impressions from a number of the pages. Come say hi!
August 11, 2013
1314 W Randolph St
July 11, 2013
My recent project “Orihon (Accordion Book)” was featured on Boing Boing. w00t! *^_^*
UPDATE: also featured on Huffington Post Books, Tech Crunch, 3Ders.org and PSFK
July 6, 2013
I have been thinking for some time how it would be nice to produce a 3d printed book of textures and reliefs. To publish and distribute all the wonderful architectural patterning and decoration we enjoy here in Chicago and beyond. This is the prototype for that idea.
The subject matter for this book is derived from 3D scans made of sculptures and reliefs, found at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The scans were all produced using a regular DSLR camera and a software package called 123D Catch. By taking multiple digital photographs of a subject – the user is able to create a lifelike 3D scan of an object, person or architectural feature. 123D Catch is free to use and distributed by software company Autodesk.
I have made the book available to “print on demand” via Makerbot’s website Thingiverse. This website is a place where makers, artists and designers share their creations with each other. Visitors to Thingiverse can download a zip archive of all the files necessary to make this book. They can remix, reuse and even make these file commercial available as long as they share the files in the same fashion and attribute me as the maker of this work.
The “front cover” explains how these reliefs were created, and has the Creative Commons License for the work. The “back cover” is a list of works. The six scans I used also are available individually on Thingiverse – in fact this is where I sourced them from. I chose six 3d scans scans from Thingiverse, three of my own and one each from Jason Bakutis / The Met, Pretty Small Things and AMinimal Studio.
url for the project: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:110411
June 19, 2013
So i’ve been a little slow to post news and updates recently – due mostly to my new venture – “The 3D Printer Experience” – a hybrid makerspace / retail store here in Chicago. I’m one of the Co-founders of the space along with colleagues Holly Holmes, Michael Moceri, Julie Friedman Steele, Bobby Zylstra, Dan Gracy and Jeff Steele. At The 3D Printer Experience (3DPX) we offer a range of experiences to consumers and business people alike to give them an insight into 3D printing and how it might disrupt their lifestyle and business models in the near future.
I have been heading up the educational component of our programming at 3DPX teaching workshops in 3D scanning with 123d Catch, and introductory courses instructing people how to use the Makerbot type machines. It has been a lot of fun to engage with people from all walks of life and introduce them to this innovative way of making things. What has been especially encouraging is to see the demand from all sectors of the community – 3d printing is hot and people want to know more. To sign up for workshops at 3DPX click here: http://the3dprinterexperience.com/classes.php
In addition to the educational aspect Holly and I have been putting our curatorial hats on to bring together artists and designers from around the makersphere to exhibit and display in the 3DPX gallery. Over the next three – four weeks we are putting the spotlight on Sophie Kahn who just graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, Art and Technology.) We have previously exhibited Sophie’s work at What It Is last year in the group exhibition “Improbable Objects.” We’re thrilled to have one of Sophie’s life size pieces currently in the gallery.
If you are interested in learning more about 3D printing – drop me a line to make an appointment and come by 3DPX — or if you have a file that needs printing you can upload it here on our website and we’ll get back to you with a price: http://the3dprinterexperience.com/proservice.php
Finally here’s a selection of our media clips from the first two months of The 3D Printer Experience:
Chicago area violinist plays the 3D Printed Stradivarius
April 15, 2013
December 13, 2012
My piece “Rmutt Candy Dispenser” was mentioned on Hyperallergic earlier this week. Author Hrag Vartanian speculated that 3d printed works will begin to flood the art world using my piece and that of my friend Micah Ganske as examples of works on display this year during Art Basel Miami Beach. Link: http://hyperallergic.com/61748/get-ready-for-the-flood-of-3d-printed-objects/
November 16, 2012
Thingiverse featured my models, TwoHeads are Better than One, PEZ feet connector and Adler + Sullivan, in their “Thingiverse Superstars” blog post to promote the new features and interface on the website.
September 27, 2012
My 3d printed piece “Two Heads are Better than One” produced for the Industry of the Ordinary: 2003-2013 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi at the Chicago Cultural Center has been featured on the Makerbot blog.
September 27, 2012
Improbable Objects was invited by Bad at Sports to exhibit at Expo Chicago. We made 3d scans of the Bad at Sports crew, their interviewees and members of the general public. Using Reconstructme and the MS Kinect we made 3d portraits in the booth at the art fair. We also exhibited the artists’ proofs for our first edition – Dr. N.A.T.O.M by Jacob Crose. Improbable Objects plan to release this edition in mid October 2012. Improbable Objects is a collaboration between Tom Burtonwood and Michael Moceri. Big thank you to Christian Oiticica for assisting with scanning, printing and working the crowd with us, thanks also to Nathan Aldredge for working up the CAD models in concert with Jacob, and of course thank you to Richard Holland, Duncan Mackenzie + all the BAS massive for making this possible. For more info on Improbable Objects check out our website: http://improbableobjects.com and sign up for our mailing list.
September 27, 2012
This week: Richard talks to Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, about their work individually, collectively, and their current gallery What it is.
August 7, 2012
21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial
Opening and artists’ reception on Sunday, August 12 from 1 – 4 pm.
Exhibition dates: August 12 to September 9, 2012.
UPDATE: My piece Enigma won the Juror’s Award at the Biennial. w00t! Very exciting. Thank you to Shannon Stratton for selecting my piece for this prize. Also huge thank you to Mickey Pomfrey, Cat Bromels and Sabina Ott without whom making the piece would have been nigh on impossible. Congrats to all the artists who were selected for the Biennial — it’s wonderful to be exhibiting my work in such great company.
I have a new installation titled Enigma included in the 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial opening on Sunday August 12th. Enigma is my first wall paper installation using colored panels and i’m very pleased with the way it came out. The Evanston and Vicinity Biennial was selected by juror Shannon Stratton and includes some really awesome pieces by many artists whose work I love. http://www.evanstonartcenter.org/exhibitions/21st-evanston-and-vicinity-biennial
Artists: Mark Adkins, Oak Park; Alberto Aguilar, Chicago; Jane Fulton Alt, Evanston; Marissa Benedict, Chicago; Daniel Bruttig, Chicago; Robert Burnier, Chicago; Tom Burtonwood, Oak Park; Scott Carter, Chicago; Stephen Cartwright, Urbana; Andrew Copper Smith, Oak Park; Margaret Crowley, Chicago; Matt Davis, Chicago; Michael Dinges, Oak Park; Diana Gabriel, Hoffman Estates; David Giordano, Chicago; Emily Hermant, Chicago; Alexander Herzog, Chicago; Matt Irie, Elk Grove Village; Barbara Jeanne Jenkins, Evanston; Stacee Kalmanovsky, Buffalo Grove; Julia Klein, Chicago; Barbara Koenen, Chicago; Morgan Krehbiel, Evanston; Katie Loomis, Chicago; Ivan Lozano, Chicago; Jorge Lucero, Champaign; Bobbi Meier, River Forest; Jackie Melissas, Evanston; Holly Murkerson, Chicago; Julie Oh, Chicago; Joel Parsons, Chicago; Karen Perl, Evanston; Cole Pierce, Chicago; Melissa Ann Pinney, Evanston; Wolfie Rawk, Chicago; Todd Reed, Bolingbrook; Patricia Rieger, Oak Park; Nicole Seisler, Chicago; Lindsay Sherman, Chicago; Soo Shin, Chicago; Geoffry Smalley, Chicago; Alex Tam, Schaumburg; Xavier Toubes, Oak Park; Rafael E. Vera, Chicago; Sarah Williams, Chicago; Robin Woodsome, Glenview; and Kaylee Wyant, Chicago.
Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il 60201
July 5, 2012
New works by Tom Burtonwood + Holly Holmes
Artists Reception, Sunday July 15th, 2012, 2 – 4pm.
Exhibition dates, 07/02 – 07/31/12
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes present “Multiplicity,” a new exhibit based on the geometry and patterning they have found in the residential architecture of Oak Park. The exhibit will be shown in the Oak Park Public Library Gallery from July 2 through July 30. This is the first two-person collaborative project between Burtonwood and Holmes since 2008. A reception for the artists will be Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Gallery at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.
June 10, 2012
Here’s the first of the pieces from The Met that i scanned using 123D Catch at last weekends Hackathon, uploaded to thingiverse. I had a lot of problems getting it to be printable – which in retrospect i think i would have resolved if i’d seen this tutorial by Tinkernut. Huge thank you to Jason Bakutis for helping out. Follow the progress of the new works going online and the derivative works on Pinterest.
June 1, 2012
I have some new pieces included in the Bushwick Open Studios this weekend as part of the Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention, organized and curated by Mark Skwarek. If you are in and around Bushwick and have a smartphone or tablet enabled device you should be able to view the work at specific locations. Please check out the website for more information: http://bushwickarintervention2012.blogspot.com/
June 1, 2012
I’m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, participating in the first 3-d Scanning and Printing Hackathon today and tomorrow with Makerbot. I’ll try to update this post over the next 48 hours with projects as they unfold. You can follow the conversation on twitter using the #Met3d hashtag.
May 25, 2012
UPDATE: VIDEO from Mike Moceri
Mike Moceri and I are collaborating on a project that premiers tomorrow night at The Southside Hub of Production. We are going to be be 3d Scanning (with the Kinect, Reconstructme + Netfabb) visitors to tomorrow nights opening reception and then 3d Printing them, there and then for folks to take home with them. All the “portraits” we scan will be uploaded to Thingiverse to share with teh internets. We have also scanned portions of the exhibition and the interior of the building and we will be installing 3d prints of these vignettes over the course of the exhibition. Hope you can make it tomorrow night and add your portrait to the growing archive.
On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation
curated by Laura Shaeffer, John Preus and Alberto Aguilar
Hyde Park Kunstverein
Alberto Aguilar: Object Reservation
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26th, 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Red Flags Salon hosts: Rafael E. Vera and Mara Baker
Exhibition Runs: May 26 – July 15, 2012
(A schedule of accompanying events will be released separately)
Hope Esser, Nazafarin Lotfi, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Teresa Pankratz, Bryan Saner, Jorge Lucero, Hui-min Tsen, Samuel Sotelo-Avila, Alex Bradley Cohen, Pete Fagundo, Norman Long, Rafael E. Vera, Mara Baker, Adam Farcus, Alexander Stewart, Madeleine Bailey, Erik Peterson, Rachel Herman, Tom Burtonwood, Rebecca Beachy, Daniel Tucker, Michael Webster, Coleen Plumb, Edra Soto, Dan Sullivan, Elizabeth Szwaya, Matthew John McWilliams, Mike Moceri, Andrea Smith, Chris Lin, Kayce Bayer, Victoria Martinez, Collective Cleaners, Jim Duignan and Teacher’s Lounge
On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation
This is a show about leaving. As many of you are aware, SHoP will close down/move on July 31st. In keeping with tracking our life in the house, this exhibition explores strategies for holding onto experience, for wringing the meaning and significance out of the things that happen to us. We take pictures, we buy souvenirs, we write in journals, we perform rituals, we have parties, we tell stories and embellish them. Clearly, without memory we are helpless, but why not just let it happen and move on? Is enjoyment of an experience exclusive of the possibility of documenting it? Do we have to choose between immersing ourselves in experience and abstracting ourselves from it so as to understand, document, remember, define it?
Cognitive science suggests that when we recall something, we are in each case remembering the last time we remembered it, and not returning to the primary source. Memory is fugitive, like the color red. It cannot maintain vibrancy for long, yet certain experiences, whether chosen or imposed, persist as primary, significant, essential narrative features in our autobiographies. Can these moments be authored, or do they happen in spite of us?
April 16, 2012
I am pleased to announce that my work has been selected to join the AOL Artists program. Please check out my AOL Artists page, where you can see the three canvases they selected and a number of my other pieces, plus bio information and social media links. My wife Holly Holmes was also selected for the program you can see her AOL Artists page here. From our artists pages you can select our canvases to adorn the AOL homepage each time you visit their site. We’re both really excited to be part of this program joining several artists whose work we really admire including fellow Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson, UK-based illustrator and artist Matt Lyon, Brooklyn based UK-artist Jon Burgerman, Mike Perry and Siggi Eggertsson. Big thank you to Nikki and Erika and everyone from AOL for making this happen.
March 29, 2012
I’m premiering a new series of inkjet printed editions at Typeforce 3 this weekend here in Chicago. Currently there are six images in the series, each one spelling out a different “Four Letter Word” in my custom typeface. They are printed on Moab Entrada Rag paper, in an edition of 5 prints plus artists proof.
If you would like more information drop me a line: email@example.com.
To preview the images click here: Four Letter Words.
The Annual Showcase of
March 30, 2012 – 7-11pm
Tasty Drinks by the Hornswaggler’s
After party at Maria’s Bar – 2 blocks north of the gallery
This Year’s Typographic Allstars
Abby Christensen, Alex Fuller, Alexa Viscius, Andy Luce, Brandt Brinkerhoff, Cameron Brand, Cristina Vanko, Dave Pabellon, Derek Olson, NosE, Elaine Fong, Gregory Calvert, Jana Kinsman, Jason Frohlichstein, Jason Lazarus, Jennie Li, Jessica Viscius, Jillian Barthold, John Pobojewski, Jonathan Duncan, Jonathan Petersen, Jordan Martins, Juan Chavez, Kady Dennell, Katherine Walker, Kyle Fletcher, Lauren Connoll, Matthew Hoffman, Meaghan Burritt, Mike Wilgus, Nathan Legsdin, Nick Adam, Ranee Wu, Rick Valicenti, Ryan Duggan, Thom Snels, Tom Burtonwood, Vida Sacic
March 15, 2012
I’m participating in “Downcast Eyes” next week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, showing one of my animated gif’s. Big thank you to TAGTEAM & twohundredandfifysixcolors for making it possible!
Downcast Eyes takes place at the MCA, 220 E. Chicago, on Tues., March 20, as part of the MCA’s Internet Superheroes series. The public is encouraged to participate. TAGTEAM and twohundredfiftysixcolors will give brief presentations at 6:30 but participants should show up by 6 p.m. More information can be found on the MCA’s website.
February 22, 2012
Short mention on Triblocal about the artist’s talk and demo from last Saturday with Patrick Lichty.
February 18, 2012
Saturday February 18th, 3pm – 4pm
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park, IL 60304
Tessellations , Technologies, Techniques: 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Maze Branch. I’m giving an artist’s talk today with my colleague Patrick Lichty in support of my current exhibition at the Oak Park Public Library, Maze Branch. I’m going to demonstrate the digital fabrication methods and technologies I used to create the reliefs in my recent installation “Tessellations.” Additionally we’ll be demonstrating how to create a 3-d scan with a MS Kinect and print this scan with a Makerbot 3-d printer.
February 3, 2012
Solo Exhibition by Tom Burtonwood
February 4th – 29th, 2012
Oak Park Public Library – Maze Branch
Oak Park, IL 60304
January 25, 2012
January 14, 2012
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco CA
January 14th – February 25th, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6:30pm
Main Gallery, Cash Bar and Light Snacks/ $5 admission
You Are Beautiful is a simple, powerful statement aspiring to create moments of positive self realization. The exhibition is an anonymous collective of community based projects and interventions, using drawings, photographs, found objects, sound, and installation to engage this fundamental concept in innovative and diverse ways. Also on view, is the You Are/ I Am Book Series, a global, collaborative project from the 2005 exhibit in Chicago.
After the exhibition, select works will be (re)installed in the streets of San Francisco―a campaign of optimism, seeking to create a new methodology of unified social consciousness.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts