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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago Artist Explores Copy Through Sculpture

Chicago Artist Explores Copy Through Sculpture

WDCB’s Gary Zidek caught up with Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford to talk about his new public art commission on display at The Arts Club of Chicago.

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“I think some of the work is thinking a little about that idea of the vernacular of garden sculpture, sort of neo-classical works that started in a grand temple or museum somewhere, but then they make their way into peoples’ back yards and homes. I’m interested in thinking about, what’s high art? What’s low art? What’s art for a broader public?” - Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford talking about the inspiration for GARDEN GIPSOTECA.

Artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Thanks to advancements in technology and new resources, grand artworks that were once considered unattainable, are now accessible to everyone in one form or another. Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos Spofford is exploring ideas around copy and reproduction in a new commission currently on display in The Arts Club of Chicago garden space.

Garden Gipsoteca Hercules

Garden Gipsoteca Hercules

Hulsebos-Spofford’s GARDEN GIPSOTECA is the latest commission in The Arts Club of Chicago’s Garden Projects series. The sculptures are on display in an outdoor area on St. Clair Street (near Ontario). which means they’re available for public viewing 24 hours a day.

People walking by the Arts Club will be able to see Hulsebos-Spofford’s eight-foot tall HERCULES sculpture (above) and a piece (below) inspired by the Mr. Coffee coffeemaker in the movie APOLLO 13.

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GARDEN GIPSOTECA will be on display outside The Arts Club of Chicago through June 22. Jeremiah Hulsebos Spofford will participate in a discussion of his ideas regarding copy & reproduction at a free public program that will take place on Friday May 3 at 6pm.

Go to artsclubchicago.org for more info.

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