Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
Ph. 773-523-0200

Chicago's Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory

Curated by Sergio Gomez

August 8 to December 9, 2012

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, August 8 from 6 to 8 pm

Chicago's Twelve Talk About Sustainable Art
October 24 from 6 to 8 pm


The Zhou B Art Center in collaboration with Chicago Park District and the Garfield Park Conservatory present an art exhibition titled “Chicago’s Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory”.

Through interaction with environmental issues, the re-purposing of found objects, and utilization of non-traditional material, these twelve artists call into question not only our present relationship with our world, but also the possibility of its sustainable future.

Chicago's Twelve explores ecological footprint as a key principle of sustainability. By reconsidering the materials and processes of art making, the artists in this exhibition propose new and innovative ways of reducing our human footprint by reusing and salvaging discarded materials. In a variety of ways, from dead trees to metal waste, these compelling works challenge the production of art and embrace an international movement towards reducing the impact of human footprint. Not only these works evoke a sense of renewal but they also explore the aesthetic qualities of decay, erosion and environmental transformation.

Chicago's Twelve vision is to inspire our community into action and stimulate dialog by addressing sustainable alternatives and their positive impact to the environment we inhabit.


Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624-1996

The Garfield Park Conservatory is open every day of the year.

Daily Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Wednesdays: 9 am – 8 pm

Phone: (312) 746-5100

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