The Renaissance Society has been breaking boundaries since it opened in 1915.
Walking into the Chicago Art Department (CAD) in Pilsen last weekend, I was greeted by a thrum of activity in the back room of the gallery. Along with the low buzz of visitors munching on pizza came beeps from a strange, boxy machine that held everyone’s attention. The Saturday workshop focused on 3D printing and its uses for artistic endeavors. CAD had hosted workshops over the course of the week as part of their most recent exhibition, “Technologic,” curated by Chuck Przybyl. The day was filled with new realms to be discovered, realms I had never even thought to be curious about. Tom Burtonwood’s 3D printer workshop was the first stop in an exhibit that featured works by numerous other artists who use technology to create. Continue reading