Reflections — From There to Here
Volume Gallery, Chicago, IL
Photography: Steve Hall / Hall + Merrick
Video: John Zacherle
Volume Gallery's first solo exhibition with Ron Krueck and Mark Sexton.
Soon after completing their first project, The Steel and Glass House (Chicago, 1979), Krueck and Sexton began a series of commissions for prominent Chicago tastemakers, including Beverly/Barry Crown and Joan Weinstein — the owner of Ultimo, an infamous fashion boutique known for bringing Giorgio Armani and Sonia Rykiel to Chicago.
Reflections focuses on works — specifically, chairs — from these 1980s commissions. Although the furniture was designed for specific residences, their classic form and materials allow them to work outside the original space.
Each organically inspired piece of furniture in Reflections is an elegant expression of form, proportion, and sensuous materials, which appear to be a celebration of industrial design. In reality, they are all meticulously handmade.