ARTISTS

JOHN E. BANNON

TITLE: How Gravity Works

LOCATION: Ashland & Bloomingdale (Walsh Park)

SIZE: 3' x 11' x 9'

MATERIALS: Steel

SPONSOR: WPB SSA / Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce

John E. Bannon is an Instructor of Holography at the Art Institute of Chicago a specialty often reflected in his own works. Either by use of neon tubes or blazing light bulbs, Bannon utilizes light and electricity to complete his vision. Occasionally Bannon’s sculptures do end up off of the power grid. When this happens it is always fascinating to see how he manages to achieve comparable radiance while eschewing his neon.
 
“How Gravity Works” is one such piece. Made of stainless steel, the work forgoes the electric glow for the natural shine of its metal. This piece takes on the topic of worldly weight. Composed of lofting arcs, “How Gravity Works” creates an illusion of suspension without foundation. This illusion creates a luminous, inspiring image depicting the impossible becoming possible.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2012, 2010

John-B-2012(Main)

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