Sharing Space: Creative Intersections in Architecture and Design
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Through August 4
This new exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago explores the influential impact that color inevitably has on ourÂ perception of geometry. It presents an extensive collectionÂ of modern and contemporary works ranging from the 1940â€™s to 2012 created by architects, urban planners, graphic designers, and industrial designers. One of the worksÂ prominently featured in the exhibit is Camouflage House (above), Doug Garofalo and David Learyâ€™s theoretical project in which the pair â€œcolored-inâ€ the contours of a building, blurringÂ the rigid lines and sharp angles of the structure and causing it to blend in with the surrounding natural landscape. The exhibition underlines the contrasting relationship between color and geometry and highlights the effect this relationship can have on architecture and design.