Restless Rainbow

POSTED BY , ON May 12, 2011, 5 COMMENTS

If you’ve noticed some rather psychedelic changes on the Bluhm Family Terrace of the Modern Wing, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. It’s a new installation by SoCal contemporary artist Pae White. For the very first time, White is transforming the terrace from a location for art to an art installation in and of itself.

The piece, called Restless Rainbow, references White’s interest in textiles, graphic design, and animation and effectively answers the question, “What would it look like if a rainbow fell from the sky?” The resulting vibrant, geometric pattern will completely cover the space, as if a rainbow collapsed on to the terrace. Above you can see a shot mid-installation, as the art installers adhere and smooth out the complicated graphics. The vinyl wrap will eventually cover all the visible glass walls with a spectrum of bright colors. Instead of using the space as a site for looking out at the city skyline, White invites visitors to immerse themselves in the polychromatic pattern of a fallen rainbow.

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5 Responses to “Restless Rainbow”

  1. Nancy says:

    Can’t wait to experience it!

  2. Tom Scarlett says:

    From the first time I saw the new wing, I was taken by the foresight of planning that incorporates the beauty of the city into the art. Restless Rainbow my be wonderful, but I find it amazing that anyone would want to screen out the views of the city during the four months of the year when those views are at their very best.

  3. annie jo says:

    It is an art museum!!! Perhaps the bride should have asked to view the AIC’s Modern Wing exhibition schedule before booking it and inquired if there would be any site specific sculpture in the booked area. A lovely bride is always better than a distance vista!

  4. Jeff says:

    Can’t wait for 9/24/11 if it lasts that long. Give the art of architecture of the City of Chicago. Not to mention the art of Renzo Piano.

  5. Chicago says: