Elmhurst Art Museum will present a major solo exhibition by local multi-media artist David Wallace Haskins on view September 8, 2018 – January 13, 2019. The exhibition, likely Haskins’ most ambitious yet, will include multiple new projects including a responsive sound work, new virtual reality experience, interactive video installation, and a large-scale light piece.
He will also create an immersive site-specific architectural intervention in the recently restored adjacent McCormick House designed by Mies van der Rohe, which is part of the Museum’s collection. This work in the McCormick House will continue innovative programming by artists invested in celebrating the landmark building by Mies, especially as the highly anticipated restoration allows audiences to discover and reconsider its unique story.
Haskins believes small shifts in our perception can create meaningful consequences in everyday lives. Continuing traditions of the Light and Space movement, he engineers highly considered and polished works that isolate viewers’ experiences with phenomena of light, space, sound, and time. Each conceptually-driven piece invites visitors to reorient themselves to the world around them.
About Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time.