Wade Guyton

Wade Guyton’s installations, paintings and sculptures engage in a conflicted dialogue with the formal vocabularies and legacies of Minimalism. His ongoing series of printer drawings began by appropriating pages torn from art and architecture books, which he then overprints with boldly colored, geometric shapes using an ink-jet printer. His choice of source material has included Constructivist artworks from the 1920s, interiors from the 1960s and 1970s, and iconic public sculptures by Tony Smith and Charles Ginnever. Critic Tim Griffith explains, “Guyton marks the spot of his art-historical origins and defaces it at the same time.” His sculptures further this exploration by appearing, both complete and fragmented, spatial and flat, abstract and highly referential. Wade Guyton was born in Hammond, Indiana. His work was included in Formalismus. Modern Art Today at the Kunstverein in Hamburg (2004), Real World: The Dissolving Space of Experience at Modern Art Oxford (2004), the Whitney Biennial in 2004 and Greater New York at P.S. 1 (2005). Recent solo exhibitions include westlondonprojects, London and Color, Power and Style at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NY. Please join us as Guyton discusses his most recent projects. Call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, 22 November. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby’s and Hotel Blake for this and upcoming events.

Art Institute of Chicago

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

07:30PM – Dining
Gioco, 1312 South Wabash
Members – $60
Non-Members – $75