March 17, 2014

2014: Jeff Austin @ The Mission

Above: Jeff Austin's installation "You Have No Idea" in THE SUB-MISSION at THE MISSION Chicago on March 7, 2014.
Jeffrey Michael Austin
"You Have No Idea"
March 7 – April 19, 2014
1431 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

"The installation presents a textual reference to a commonly used contemporary English expression – 'You Have No Idea' – spelled hazily around the room’s perimeter. Countless strands of white thread stretch from the text to a cluster of forms situated at the center of the project space. Supported by neodymium rare earth magnets, the forms pull each thread taut and suspended in midair. Exhibiting a perplexing natural phenomenon in conjunction with an offhand expression, 'You Have No Idea' comprises a quiet and organic spectacle, instigating for the viewer a confrontation with humility and the unknown."

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Image (1) March 7, 2014;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.

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