Artist: John E. Bannon
City/State : Arlington Heights, Il
Sculpture: Universe (kinetic & light based)
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.
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.