ARTISTS

JOHN E. BANNON

TITLE: Composition in Aluminum

LOCATION: Broadway and Roscoe

SIZE: 16’ x 6’ x 5’

MATERIALS: Aluminum

SPONSOR: Jessica and John Supera

Bannon’s “Composition in Aluminum” is a three-dimensional representation of a two-dimensional rendering of a three-dimensional object. Got that?

Bannon, a professor of Art Holography at the Art Institute of Chicago and the proud recipient of a grant from the International Holography Fund, intended this work to reverse the concepts of cubism. It is easy to imagine “Composition in Aluminum” as a line sketch in an artist’s notebook. Bannon took that sketch — a two dimensional depiction — and created a three-dimensional object able to be viewed from infinite perspectives. This is an inversion of the cubist’s practice of taking a three-dimensional object (a cube) and depicting it from multiple perspectives on a two-dimensional canvas.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2012, 2010

Composition in Aluminum

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit
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