To celebrate The Arts Club of Chicago’s centennial year, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) will sculpt an abstract graphic timeline based on the club’s rich history of programming and printed ephemera. Their work not only aims at conveying a historic legacy, but also explores the space between events fixed in time and the production of new artwork.
A visual impression has the capability of condensing time. Through the production of six screen prints, one for each era of The Arts Club’s history, Sonnenzimmer’s design and print process becomes a sieve for each era’s visual language and broader ideas. The artists thus become filters of the past, but also authors in their own right, giving form to these amalgamations of shape, intent, and context.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website