BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:icalendar-ruby CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161206T162251Z UID:196850 DTSTART:20120110T000000 DTEND:20121216T000000 DESCRIPTION:

As part of our Threshold series\, the collaborative team of Chris Vorhees and SIMPARCH will transform the Smart Museum’s reception hall into a fantastical domestic landscape.

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Uppers and Downers reworks the familiar kitchen setup of cabinetry\, countertop\, and sink in to an abstracted version of a massive rainbow arching over a waterfall. Thi s kitschy natural scene plays upon the utopian promise that restraint yield s bliss: if only you eliminate excess and organize clutter to hide messy re ality behind stylish surfaces\, then happiness will follow. Or perhaps not. Uppers and Downers draws equally on the history of twentieth-cent ury sculpture and design and the twenty-first century problem of accumulati on. This site-specific work showcases the artists’ seriously playful aesthe tic\, expert craftsmanship\, sensitive reworking of everyday materials\, an d capacity to transform the ways people interact with and within architectu ral spaces.

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Uppers and Downers will be the artists’ first long-term project for a U.S. museum.

LOCATION:Smart Museum of Art\, University of Chicago\,5550 S. Greenwood Ave nue \nChicago\, IL 60637 SUMMARY:Chris Vorhees and SIMPARCH: Uppers and Downers\, SIMPARCH\, Chris V orhees END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161206T162251Z UID:196851 DTSTART:20120110T180000 DTEND:20120110T200000 LOCATION:Smart Museum of Art\, University of Chicago\,5550 S. Greenwood Ave nue \nChicago\, IL 60637 SUMMARY:Chris Vorhees and SIMPARCH: Uppers and Downers\, SIMPARCH\, Chris V orhees END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR