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Chicago-Area Artist David Wallace Haskins Explores Polarities In New Exhibition

Chicago-Area Artist David Wallace Haskins Explores Polarities In New Exhibition

WDCB’s Gary Zidek gets an up-close look at David Wallace Haskins’ new exhibition, POLARITY.

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“There are those stories that every artist is painting the same painting, or poet is writing the same poem, songwriter is writing the same song. So, I keep coming back to the same themes, which (are) these tensions that we live in, these seemingly disparate realities that we find ourselves living in.” - David Wallace Haskins talking about the inspiration for POLARITY.

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David Wallace Haskins’ new exhibition POLARITY just opened at the Elmhurst Art Museum, it represents a continuation of the artist’s 2016 debut exhibit PRESENCE.

 WHERE WE MEET, David Wallace Haskins. Image Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

WHERE WE MEET, David Wallace Haskins. Image Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

POLARITY features four new installations: WHERE WE MEET, ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT, TIME MIRROR III and ASCENSION/DESCENSION, an intervention inside the historic McCormick House.

 WDCB’s Gary Zidek experiencing TIME MIRROR III

WDCB’s Gary Zidek experiencing TIME MIRROR III

Visitors who walk through TIME MIRROR III will see themselves in a new way.

 WDCB’s Gary Zidek experiencing TIME MIRROR III

WDCB’s Gary Zidek experiencing TIME MIRROR III

Next up, visitors will experience ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT

 ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT, David Wallace Haskins. Image courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT, David Wallace Haskins. Image courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

Haskins was also able to create an architectural intervention inside the famous McCormick House, designed by Mies van der Rohe.

 David Wallace Haskins checking out the McCormick House’s ceilings

David Wallace Haskins checking out the McCormick House’s ceilings

Haskins carefully installed mirrors on the floors and ceilings of the McCormick House with the goal of bringing van der Rohe’s famous skyscraper aesthetic inside a one story house.

 Inside David Wallace Haskins’ ASCENSION/DESCENSION inside the McCormick House

Inside David Wallace Haskins’ ASCENSION/DESCENSION inside the McCormick House

 WDCB’s Gary Zidek looking up inside ASCENSION/DESCENSION

WDCB’s Gary Zidek looking up inside ASCENSION/DESCENSION

 David Wallace Haskins’ ASCENSION/DESCENSION

David Wallace Haskins’ ASCENSION/DESCENSION

David Wallace Haskins’ new solo exhibition POLARITY will be on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum through January 13. 

Go to elmhurstartmuseum.org for more details.

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