Solid Void Opens in Chicago

Cecil Balmond‘s latest solo exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Graham Foundation, which occupies the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood. Balmond’s H_edge installation—made of more than 6,000 aluminum leaves and 5,000 feet of stainless-steel chain—is woven through the house’s original living room, music room, foyer, and dining room. In her 2007 profile, Jennifer Kabat wrote that the piece, which was first displayed at Artists Space, in New York, “resembles a futuristic privet hedge from a postvegetation world out of Mad Max.”

Photo by Michael Mella

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