Gedi Sibony

Gedi Sibony creates deceptively simple sculptures constructed out of fragments from the built environment?including carpet remnants, plywood, sticks, packing materials, garbage bags, hollow-core doors, and fiberboard. His carefully orchestrated installations use an economy of means to convey complex spatial relationships between individual works, as they lean against, are propped up, or balance on one another, and their architectural surroundings. Sibony?s use of poetic titles such as The Qualities Depend On Other Qualities, Its Material Components Are Only Specific Unfolded Forms, and Their Proper Places the Entities from Which Partial Aspects Emerge further these connections. Often compared to Arte Povera, 1970?s Process Art, Bruce Nauman?s early sculptures, and the work of Richard Tuttle, Sibony?s sculptures formulate a delicate elegance where perception matters. As the artist explains, ?Pieces and parts balance and teeter through a chain of relational identification. My hope is that the opportunities of incidental mistakes will unpack the world. Then the physical and symbolic qualities of the objects have the potential to evoke more general things.? Sibony has had solo exhibitions at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; La FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; Galleria Zero, Milan; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis; and CANADA, New York. His work was included in Unmonumental at the New Museum, New York (2007?2008); The Subtlety Of ____ And The Fortitude Of ____. at Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago; the Whitney Biennial (2006); and Greater New York at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (2005), among many others. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Friday 14 October. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicag
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
Quartino, 626 N. State Street
Members – $65
Non-Members – $80