Election Brings More Coverage to Alumni Project
The Columbia Chronicle spotlights Mathew Wilson (MFA 1993) and Adam Brooks (MFA 1989)—SAIC alumni and founders of Industry of the Ordinary—in “Buttering Up Obama” on the front page of it’s November 5 edition. Noting the pair’s “history of challenging common perceptions of familiar objects,” Trevor Ballanger describes Harvest 2012, a performance piece in conjunction with their current exhibition Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary at the Chicago Cultural Center. The October 26performance featured a 70-pound butter sculpture of President Barack Obama crafted by Bob Kling, an expert butter sculptor from Ohio. Lynne Warren, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, praises Wilson and Brooks saying, “I find it exciting that these are artists who are on the ground floor of making art that isn’t studio-based art, per se, and getting it out there.” Sic Transit Gloria Mundi runs through February 17, 2013.