Apr 28th 2016

Prof. Marshall Brown Exhibit at The Arts Club of Chicago

Marshall Brown's exhibition, ZIGGURAT, an architectural chimera, a garden installation by Chicago architect Marshall Brown, which will run from Thursday 28 April through Saturday 23 July 2016.

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Architect Marshall Brown, recently named a participant in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, creates a garden folly for The Arts Club of Chicago. Traditionally, follies are small pleasure pavilions that trace back to great eighteenth-century French and English gardens. ZIGGURAT draws upon Brown’s recent photomontage series,Chimera, which incorporates found fragments of architectural photography. Inspired by the lion-headed goat/dragon from classical mythology, Brown’s folly for The Arts Club embraces our world of relentless hybridity, where anything and everything is a potential readymade, subject to endless sampling and remixing. Using a technique he calls “stealth collage,” Brown samples masterworks by the architects Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, and Zaha Hadid to design the three-dimensional construction of a graphic inspiration. This is Brown’s first building realized in Chicago. This project is funded in part by the generous support of the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation.