Small Wonders: Project Onward’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Friday, February 20 – Saturday, May 9
Opening reception Friday, February 20, 6 – 9 pm
Inspired by the Wunderkammer, or cabinet of wonders, this exhibition transforms the Spotlight gallery into an eccentric collection of tiny sculptures, embellished objects, and miniature drawings. Thanks to our partner Coyle & Herr, the gallery comes alive with peculiar furnishings that showcase a variety of artistic oddities. Here, William Douglas delights with his driftwood carvings, decorated animal skulls, and handwritten dream journals; Calvin Lockett turns trash into treasure by assembling robots and action figures out of recycled waste and rubber bands; and Ricky Willis’ miniature buildings, buses, and water towers interpret Chicago’s urban architecture with love and whimsy.