PATRON is proud to announce Theory of Forms, our inaugural exhibition opening on Friday, September 18, 2015, 6–9pm, at 673 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Inspired by Plato’s philosophy of the same name, Theory of Forms looks to explore an elemental interaction with art, the place of engagement that encourages the viewer to contemplate the fine line between reality and constructed reality. Theory of Forms, is a philosophy developed in order to provide answers to questions stemming from the distinction between the ideal and the non-ideal. This distinction simply put, points out that what we see in the physical world is a constantly changing truth in contrast to the ideal we see in our minds, which never changes.

Theory of Forms brings together eleven artists whose practices serve as various points of exploration for the interpretation of reality, investigating the translation of concepts through a physical manifestation, pushing the complexity of material as well as addressing the history of art making as a window to the mind. Working in a series of different media (sculpture, painting and installation), this group is presented for their interests in the natural world as well as the conceptual, creating a vantage point for the endless possibilities of looking and interpreting.

Art Incubator

Art Incubator

Sep 22, 2015

Daniel G. Baird

Kadar Brock

Alex Chitty

Mika Horibuchi

Samuel Levi Jones

Matthew Metzger

Bryan Savitz

Kristen Van Deventer

Nick van Woert

John Patrick Walsh III

Liat Yossifor