Dec 10th 2020

Join artists Susan Giles, Mie Kongo and Yvette Mayorga in conversation about their works currently on view in the temporary exhibition Architectural Matters at THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets Chicago, curated by DPAM’s former Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm. Giles, Kongo, and Mayorga are all Chicago-based artists whose work is represented in the DePaul Art Museum collection. Kongo explores a diversity of materials as building elements that are assembled into geometric abstract compositions that recall the early stages of an architectural model or primordial architectonic structures. Mayorga is a multimedia installation artist who draws inspiration from the material culture of the southwestern border, and her life as a first-generation Latinx artist. Giles’ artwork concerns individuals’ representational or narrative responses to iconic architecture. For instance, Maquette… stems from a 3D sculptural representation of a physical gesture used to describe the architecture at the historic Chicago Cultural Center.

Architectural Matters will be viewable at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago through January 2021. For more information about the space and the exhibition, please visit the Fashion Outlets of Chicago website.


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