Improbable Objects

  • Micah Ganske, "James Tiberius Kirk," 2011, ABS Plastic, Ed. of 5, 4x4x4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and RH Gallery

  • Marius Watz, "Form Studies - Makerbot," 2011, ABS plastic, dims var. Courtesy of the artist

  • Claudia Hart, "The Brides, 2010, variant edition of 3," ABS plastic and cast resin, 2 units each 2" h x 12" w. x 3.25" d

  • Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, "Cicada," 2012, ABS plastic, 7 x 3 x 1.5 inches

  • Scott Carter, renderings for "Canova," 2011, produced in ABS plastic.

  • Patrick Lichty, "Survivaball" - from original computer model used in: The Yes Men Fix the World.

    Patrick Lichty, "Survivaball" - from original computer model used in: The Yes Men Fix the World.

     
  • Samuel Bernier, "Tin Can Dumbbell," 2012

  • Jihoon Yoo, "Rehearsal-#1-3," 2012, ABS plastic.

  • Sophie Kahn. "Laura RGB," 2012


Selected 3-d printed artworks and other items.

Participants include: Samuel Bernier, Scott Carter, Theodore Darst, Mike Dorries, Micah Ganske, Claudia Hart, Taylor Hokanson, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Sophie Kahn, Patrick Lichty, Mike Moceri, Christian Oiticica, Dan Price, Rob Ray, Emily Schulert, Marius Watz, Jihoon Yoo

Main gallery: Patrick Lichty
EX NIHILO, A Digital Journal Made Manifest

Opening reception: Thursday March 29th, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition dates: March 29th – April 28th, 2012

Gallery hours:
Weds: noon – 3.30pm
Thurs – Sat: noon – 5pm

What It Is
23 E. Madison,
Chicago, IL, 60602


Improbable Objects

In our project area we will be exhibiting selected artworks and objects produced by artists and makers utilizing 3-d printing as their medium. Rapid Prototyping or 3d printing is a process whereby a three dimensional object is created from a digital file using a materials based printer and laid down similar to printing images on paper. 3d printing is about thirty years old but was restricted to heavy industry and prototyping communities. In the last six or seven years as the patents for the technologies expired a whole new class of open source printers such as the RepRap and Makerbot have opened this category of manufacturing up to artists, makers, designers and the public. The result of this democratization has been a massive explosion of creative activity and problem solving as the open source community seeks to perfect better printers, easier to use applications, affordable 3d scanners and ways to share 3d models. In turn websites such as Thingiverse and Instructables have empowered makers to share both their creations and the means to make them. This exhibit is a small survey of artists currently working in the field of 3d printing to create objects and sculpture using this new and unique medium.

“Improbable Objects” is: Samuel Bernier, Josh Billions, Jordan Bunker, Scott Carter, Theodore Darst, Mike Dorries, Micah Ganske, Bilal Ghalib, Claudia Hart, Taylor Hokanson, Bronwyn Holloway Smith, Sophie Kahn, Patrick Lichty, Mike Moceri, Harvey Moon, Christian Oiticica, Dan Price, Rob Ray, Emily Schulert, Marius Watz, Jihoon Yoo

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  1. [...] Improbable Objects 03/29/12 – 04/28/12 | What It Is Chicago, IL, 60602 Improbable Objects 23 E. Madison, In our project area we will be exhibiting selected artworks and objects produced by artists and makers utilizing 3-d printing as their medium. Rapid Prototyping or 3d printing is a process whereby a three dimensional object is created from a digital file using a materials based printer and laid down similar to printing images on paper. 3d printing is about thirty years old but was restricted to heavy industry and prototyping communities. [...]

  2. [...] those of you in Chicago, you can see my piece ‘Laura: RGB’ (above) in a show called Improbable Objects, opening tomorrow at What It [...]

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