A major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of the city’s leading designers including UIC School of Design faculty members Ted Burdett, Philip Burton, Felicia Ferrone, Sung Jang, Jay Sae Jung Oh, Stephanie Munson Tharp and Bruce Tharp, Cheryl Towler Weese, and Matthew Wizinsky, will open at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, May 30.
CHGO DSGN [Chicago Design] is curated by Rick Valicenti, 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, with displays designed by Tim Parsons, Associate Professor of Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region’s creative and innovative spirit.
The exhibition features work from Chicago’s established design studios and the next generation of designers. Surprise, invention, and risk run through the 200+ works on display. A broad range of endeavors are featured from functional objects to theoretical proposals.
CHGO DSGN opens to the public Friday evening May 30 and runs until November 02.