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New Architecture Gallery Opening in the Chicago Arts District

December 21, 2006
by Canadian Architect

A new architectural gallery called Extension is opening in the Chicago Arts District. Extension is an experimental forum for testing new thought and practice in architecture and aims to become a platform for dialogue between national and international practices.

On November 10, 2006, Extension Gallery opened its first exhibition with an installation by Plasma Studio, an innovative architecture and design practice based in London and Northern Italy. Partners Eva Castro and Holger Kehne’s work challenges uniform repetition, standardization and strict determination of space. As a result, each project responds as a unique holistic solution appealing to all the senses by framing and incorporating the dynamics of daily life such as people’s activities, light and weather. Plasma studio’s installation in the Extension Gallery is intended to intensify the spatial experience of the gallery by challenging its Cartesian system. Using tensile elements, the minimal structures will create a rhythmical movement in the space.

The exhibition can be viewed Friday through Sunday between the hours of 12:00pm and 5:00pm from November 10th, 2006 and January 14th, 2007.

For more information about Extension Gallery and the Plasma Studio exhibition, please visit the gallery’s web site at or contact Paula Palombo at 1.773.742.0983 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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