Idol Structures, an exhibition of recent photographs and sculptures by Chicago-based artist Matt Siber, probes the systems of corporate and mass-media communication that permeate the urban landscape. Rather than focusing on the message itself, Siber emphasizes the physical infrastructure that delivers visual messaging, thereby revealing a component meant to stay invisible and subservient to image, text, and graphics. By aestheticizing the conceptually mute elements of this system in meticulous photographs and finely crafted sculptures, Siber interrogates the power of the intended message, undermining its ability to persuade and influence.
An accompanying publication will feature essays by exhibition curator Gregory J. Harris and David Raskin, Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Idol Structures is supported by a generous grant from the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.
Also on view: The Andy Archetype: Works from the Permanent Collection curated by Amy Kellenberger, DePaul Class of 2015.