BRAMA, Sep 30, 2004, 10:00 am ET|
Konstantin Milonadis - Material in Motion: a survey of work in collections
Exhibition Dates: September 5-October 24, 2004
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun 12-4pm
Konstantin Milonadis, a former student of George Rickey's, twists and bends
stainless steel into visual melodies that both engage and confound. His
virtuosity is evident in the lyrical flow of steel wire, the kinetic
elements providing a rhythm that at times is whimsical, and at others,
somber. At a time where contemporary art production risks irrelevance when
not engaged with socio-economic commentary, this work provides the viewer
with a potent reminder of the nature of beauty and the value to be found in
quiet moments of poetry.
In 1953, Konstantin Milonadis came to Chicago where he studied at the School
of the Art Institute. After receiving his MFA from Tulane University, he
began teaching at Notre Dame University, where he was a Distinguished
Professor and Artist in Residence until 1973. His work has been exhibited at
the Art Institute of Chicago, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of
Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville,
The sculpture presented in this exhibition spans several decades of
production, and has been selected from private collections in the Chicago
area. A catalogue of the exhibition is available.
This program is partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
UIMA is located at 2320 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL telephone 773-227-5522. The Institute is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on the event or UIMA please visit www.uima-art.org.