The Elmhurst Art Museum presents IN THIS HOUSE, a group exhibition featuring new sculpture and a site-specific curtain by acclaimed artist, writer, and curator Michelle Grabner. The show will also include collaborative works by Grabner and Brad Killam, and works by Paula Crown, Tony Tasset, and James Welling. The exhibition will be presented in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House Jan. 20-March 18, 2018.
“Regular exhibitions within the McCormick House grant new, ongoing interpretations of the home built by one of the 20th Century’s greatest architects. We are excited to host a new group exhibition featuring Michelle Grabner, who has made a wide variety of works about the domestic throughout her career. Additionally, she and her husband Brad Killam used their own suburban home as a platform for avant-garde art,” said John McKinnon, Executive Director.
The show’s title stems from an advertisement for prefabricated housing designed by Mies, for which the McCormick House was a prototype. The 1955 brochure states “In this house, architecture and technology have combined to contribute a new dimension.” The works in the exhibition expand on this intersection and celebrate the formal languages that inhabit domestic structures. Materiality, repetition, color and spatial order will be featured and minimally distributed throughout the volumes of the McCormick House living space.
Photo Caption: Representative image of past work by Michelle Grabner: Untitled, 2016, Bronze, unique, 79 x 53 x 25 in. Courtesy of the Artist and James Cohan, New York