Chicago-based artist Dan Gunns work simultaneously inhabits the realms of sculpture and painting. A new work created especially for the MCA, Patchwork Plateau vaguely resembles a traditional dining room table painted various shades of green and explores compositional layering by embedding a series of handmade woven patterns in its large 8 x 12 foot horizontal surface. Gunns exhibition debuted at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago
, on the evening of September 2 during First Fridays as part of the monthly UBS 12 x12: New Artists/New Work series, and runs through October 2.
Gunns previous three-dimensional compositions and installations, similar to Patchwork Plateau, also examine perceptual phenomena using materials such as glitter, tinsel, chair caning, holographic paper, and patterned objects.
Dan Gunn is a visual artist and writer. He earned his MFA from the School at the Arts Institute of Chicago. Prior to his arts education, he earned a BA in physics from Wheaton College in 2003. The artist has shown in group exhibitions in New York, Texas, Mexico, and Chicago, where his work was featured in the New Icons show at the Loyola University Museum of Art in 2010, as well as a solo exhibition at Chicagos Lloyd Dobler Gallery. He has served as a contributing writer to New City, Art Slant Chicago, Proximity, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicagos F Newsmagazine.