March 21 - April 20, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2013   5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Hokin Project Gallery is turning into a laboratory of sorts, exposing the intricate processes behind the creation of motion. Inspired by the imaginative machines of the current Glass Curtain Gallery exhibition, Rube Goldberg’s Ghost, the Hokin Project installation showcases Columbia College student artists as they generate kinetic sculpture.

WILL IT WORK? places particular emphasis on process-based materials (including sketches, blueprints, plans and models) along with the objects themselves. Many of the sculptures will be in a constant state of progress, as the projects develop and evolve from the artists’ initial ideas, using complex means to reach specified functions. Once an end is within reach, the ultimate question still stands: Will it work?

THE HOKIN PROJECT is an arts management practicum course and provides students of all disciplines with hands-on experience in gallery management and exhibition development. The Hokin Project is a student-run collaboration between the Arts, Entertainment & Management Department (AEMM) and Student Affairs/Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces (DEPS) of Columbia College Chicago

WILL IT WORK? is presented in collaboration with students in Kinetic Sculpture, an A+D course taught by Whitney Huber. Special thanks to Elizabeth Burke-Dain, curator of Rube Goldberg’s Ghost and Mark Porter, exhibiton coordinator.

For information about the course contact hokinproject@gmail.com

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