Amanda Bryant of HangItUp Chicago has invited me to hang work at coLab in Evanston. Amanda is bringing high quality original fine art into homes and offices using a rental model. She partners exclusively with Chicago area artists to connect with local clients, another angle on staying local. I met Amanda at Gallery, Now! and am delighted that she thought of my work for this light-filled, ideas-intensive workspace. coLab is a coworking and collaboration space for independent professionals and digital entrepreneurs. Working with coLab cofounder Miguel Wong has been fascinating. He has a clear vision of how art+aesthetics contribute to creating an inviting, energetic workspace. From programmers fixated on laptops to informal chats over coffee to afterhours events and meet-ups it's clear that Miguel and his partner Eric Harper are building the vibrant business community they envisioned for coLab.
Pieces from the GLYPH and Scan series form an interesting conceptual connection with coLab where it's all about about information filtering, decoding and encoding. GLYPH's abstracted letter forms point to the creative potential of language. Scan considers our inherent interest in letter forms, offering abstracted text for our pattern-detecting, information-decoding minds. And they look pretty awesome lit up in the front windows at night.
More on coLab here: coLab 900 Chicago Ave | Suite 104 | Evanston, IL | 847.440.4880