Moderated by Alissa Anderson of Studio Gang
Wednesday, February 10
Please join us for a conversation between Heather Becker and Jeanne Gang on the occasion of Carrie Secrist Gallery’s exhibition Only Connect. This virtual event, the last in our series of webinars with pairings of artists in the exhibition, features Chicago-based artist Heather Becker and Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang.
Facilitated by Studio Gang member Alissa Anderson, Becker and Gang will discuss their respective creative practices as it pertains to their professional and personal goals. Well known in the art conservation and architecture worlds, a shared interest in birdwatching will also be discussed as a means for learning how to enhance the act of looking and making. This is sure to be a fun and enlightening event and we hope you can join us.
Heather Becker is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. She studied painting and art history on scholarship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the International School of Art in Italy. She has exhibited her figurative oil paintings nationally and in Europe for over two decades. As an extension of her painting career, she went into the field of art preservation. In 1989 she developed a national business plan for The Conservation Center, Inc.
Architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Paris. Jeanne established the practice in 1997 to create an architecture that fosters interaction and connection rather than acting as a stand-alone object. Drawing insight from ecological systems, her work merges art and science to create places that strengthen relationships among people, their communities, and the natural world. Both her design innovations and her wider engagement with urgent societal issues have distinguished her as a preeminent architect of her generation.
To view the online viewing room for Only Connect which includes work by Heather Becker and Jeanne Gang, please click here.