SOFA CHICAGO 2015 SPECIAL EXHIBITS
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART CHICAGO
Since 2011, Threewalls has been at the forefront of a national movement to create sustainable models to support artists, and to make contemporary art more affordable and accessible. Community Supported Art (CSA) Chicago is a yearly subscription of engaging, innovative, and locally produced art modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a regular payout of produce. The special exhibit at SOFA includes a curated selection of 20 sculptural and two dimensional CSA pieces commissioned over the past five years, all installed in a specially designed environment by mixed-media artist Alex Gartelmann. Presented by Threewalls, Chicago
CONTEMPORARY WOOD ART: THE SHOCK OF THE TIMELESS
The utilization of paint and mixed media in wood art is a practice that dates back to ancient civilizations. This special exhibit will survey contemporary wood artists who incorporate these methods in the wood field today. The accompanying panel discussion in the SOFA Lecture Series will explore the purist aesthetic that took hold in the 1970s in connection with the contemporary craft movement and the response of collectors over the last few decades. Presented by Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
RURAL STUDIO: 22 YEARS OF DESIGNING AND BUILDING IN WEST ALABAMA During the last 21 years, students of Auburn University Rural Studio, based in Newbern, Hale County, Alabama, have been designing and building houses, community projects and public landscapes in west-central Alabama. This special exhibit surveys a selection of the projects built by Rural Studio and its endeavors to contribute to the coherence of the place rather than create individual pieces of architecture. Presented by Rural Studio, Auburn University, Newburn, AL
The official catalog of the 22nd annual Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair: SOFA CHICAGO.