More Stateside design exhibition news for you this lunchtime.
Opening on April the 30th at Chicago design gallery Volume is a new show by young American designer Jonathan Muecke called 'Open Objects'.
'Open Objects' represents Jonathan Muecke’s first solo exhibition, comprised of eight new objects, especially designed for Volume.
Rather than a collection, Muecke considers each object its own project, the result being that each object is consistent to its counterparts only in its potential – “a quality that is itself immeasurable”.
Leaving everything to interpretation, Open Objects is a comprehensive study of each object’s unique qualities, and dissection of their definition.
Utilising materials such as coal slag, glass sand, carbon fibre and gold foil, each piece aims to remove the limitations of understanding and encourages the viewer to engage and interact, rather than react to the object.
“Principally, objects present limits– figured in function/process/material/form/idea and so on. In this case objects are measured to each variable and equally fixed in the variables. In this normal and productive way objects are figured backwards.
My interest is going forward – remaining inconclusive to the terms of measurement. In this way potential remains in an object.” says Muecke.
Open Objects will be on view until May the 15th.