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".five x five. little or nothing to do with function and everything to do with Art"
2005-07-15 until 2005-08-30
Function + Art Gallery
Chicago, IL, USA United States of America

.five x five., as the show is titled, will feature 5 modular wall installations by 5 different artists from around the country – in 5 different media (wood, metal, glass, ceramics and fiber). The concept is intended to introduce buyers of traditional fine art (i.e., paintings) to a variety of options in other media. However, it is designed to solve a common problem as well. We often fall in love with a particular painting, only to realize we haven’t enough space to hang it properly. In five x five, each installation is modular; clients will be able to purchase as much or as little of the installation as they have room for.

Moreover, the show is also about communication. “Five by five” is a radio communications expression that means 'loud and clear'. One of the fives represents the S units of reception strength. The other five is a rating of the signal clarity. “Five by five” is a good, clear signal. The radio use of this expression goes back to the 1950s. Five by five therefore means a signal which has excellent strength and perfect clarity - the most understandable signal possible. Five by five by extension has come to mean 'I understand you perfectly' in situations other than radio communication. It is our hope that each of the 5 installations featured will indeed communicate to the viewers in the clearest, if most personal, terms. +one. 1 furniture artist with 5 benches.

The five artists included int he exhibition are Susan Edgerley - Glass, Larry Fox - Wood, Sydia Reyes - Ceramic, Carolina Sardi - Metal, Hye Sun Baik - Fiber, Isaac Arms - Furniture.

.five x five...+one. will open with on Friday, July 15th, in concert with the CADA’s Vision 10 event, with a public reception from 6 to 9 pm. While the gallery will of course observe extended hours for Vision’s closing party on July 30, .five x five...+one. will continue on exhibit through the end of August.

IMAGE
Carolina Sardi


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