Conrad Bakker at Columbia College

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.

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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

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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. 

http://www.untitledprojects.com/index3.php

March 13th, 6:00-7:30pm
Columbia College Chicago
Hokin Hall, Room 109
623 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605

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