Emerging Chicago artist, Scott Wolniak will make a new large-scale cut paper work to fit the glass facade of the Art Center. The artist created a similar work for the Art Center’s inaugural exhibition, Takeover, and due to outstanding construction circumstances the work was not able to be seen. Using the previous piece as a study, Wolniak will design a new image of negative and positive space creating a unique composition inspired by the Art Center’s immediate surroundings.
This site-specific window drawing involves the construction of an optical visual experience with ambient light and directed views. The composition will be created from photographs of the window’s view, transforming it into pixilated clusters of dots and dashes… By removing sections of paper and allowing one to view masked portions of the outside world, the piece will transform both the interior and exterior spaces, acknowledging the relationship between the Art Center and its environs.
About Scott Wolniak
Scott Wolniak received his MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002 and his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. In Chicago, his work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art (12 x 12 series) and Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, among other venues. Wolniak currently teaches video production at the School of the Art Institute and is a visiting professor at the University of Chicago.