A must see lecture from Chicago creator Conrad Bakker!
I had the pleasure of working with Bakker in the fall of 2012 to organize his solo show Untitled Project: Seasonal Economies at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont. For the past 15 years Bakker has worked with a series of Untitled projects that examine the role of the object and celebrate its complexities. Creating hand-carved wooden facsimiles of the familiar, Bakker creates an illusion of the “real” object by inserting the “fakes” into various environments. In particular, Untitled Project: Seasonal Economies responded to the commercialization of Vermont’s local marketplaces: fall foliage and the harvesting of maple sugar.
Appearing at Columbia College this Thursday, Bakker will speak on his continued Untitled Projects and his interest in the everyday object.
Untitled Project: Consumer Actions (Hefty), 2002
Conrad Bakker is an Associate Professor of Art and MFA Studio Coordinator for the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.
March 13th, 6:00-7:30pm
Columbia College Chicago
Hokin Hall, Room 109
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605