“START”. This will be the first shared
exhibition between Function + Art and its sister gallery,
PRISM Contemporary Glass. START is geared toward a
new audience, one perhaps not as familiar with craft objects as art.
Accordingly, the exhibit will feature more-accessible (read: relatively
inexpensive) works in furniture, metal, wood, ceramics, and glass. Prices
will range from just under $100 for small pewter vases to $2000 for
a custom-made metal and wood bench. An “After-Work Wednesdays”
series of presentations and discussions will address some of the basics
of: What is Craft? Why should I consider it?, gallery etiquette, building
a collection, insurance issues, and even the investment potential of
three-dimensional objects. Glass, in particular, has seen sharp increases
in price, with some artists work selling for more than 10 times that
charged just a few years ago, rendering much of the “name”
artists’ works unattainable for most people, particularly young
Is Fine Craft
will be held at Function + Art (1048 W. Fulton) and PRISM Contemporary
(1048 W Fulton) simultaneously, with each gallery exhibiting
their speciality. It is expected that we will have 100+ works by more
than 25 artists.
Programming for this series will be in two parts, with each part
presented twice. Each session will run from 5:30 pm –
7:00 pm, in a mixed format:
Mixer, Presentation, open Q & A, artist Demo.
Light refreshments will be served.
Objects as Art Who/What/Where/When/Why
who works in glass
will give a
are and Feeding…
What makes a Collection...
local artist will give a Wood Turning Demonstration!
is Limited: please RSVP (312)243-2780 or email
participants to date include:
Abbott/Marc Leva, Alex
Lemaire (our demo person!)Ethan
Newman/Allison Ciancibelli, Amy
Bladholm (and a Chicagoan) FURNITURE: Isaac
Pulver CERAMIC: Fong
Harris POLYMER CLAY: Jeffrey
Lloyd Dever FIBER: Mike
Lee PAINTING: Jill
Henry WOOD: Floyd
Gompf METAL: Lisa
Slovis and more to come.
runs thru April 30
1046 w. fulton market - Chicago IL 60607
312.243.2885 / www.functionart.com