Universe

Universe

Artist: John E. Bannon

City/State : Arlington Heights, Il

Sculpture: Universe (kinetic & light based)

Artist Statement:  

This piece is a contemporary myth of the universe personified as a being projecting likenesses of himself. The reflections account for the movements of galaxies and repetition in heaven and nature.

Artist bio

Born in 1966, and living in Chicago, John E. Bannon is a multi-media visual artist whose work is seen in public and private collections worldwide.  Education: BFA, 1990, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign; MFA, 2002, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Exhibitions: Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago; Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada; Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago; Chicago Sculpture Exhibition; Fassbender/Stevens Gallery, San Francisco/Chicago; Center of Contemporary Art, Miami; Glass Art Society, Seto, Japan; Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL; Glass Art Society, Hain-Chu City, Taiwan.  Publications: The Chicago Public Art Guide and CTA Public Art. Collections: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority; Rowan University, New Jersey; Chicago Transit Authority HQ; Clune Construction, Chicago; Cellular One, Baltimore.  Awards: IAS, Grant Illinois Arts Council; CAAP Grant, Chicago; Governor’s International Arts Exchange Program Grant, IL; Travel Grant, Fuji Hunt.

Material: Sculpted foam with armature and covered with epoxy and fiberglass, mirrors, painted steel.