Interconnected: Dramatic New Public Art Exhibit to Shine in Chicago's Millennium Park.

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Sculptor Yvonne Domenge's 13-foot tall Tabachin Ribbon at Millennium Park's South Boeing Gallery.

Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge.

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Yvonne Domenge.

Chicago, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Chicago's Millennium Park will come alive this season with four large-scale sculptures by the acclaimed Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge gracing the Park's Boeing Galleries from April 6, 2011 through October 2012. 

Framing the dramatic art and architecture of the Park, Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge will enhance one of Chicago's most popular public spaces--Millennium Park. 

The large colorful sculptures will be installed in the South and North Boeing outdoor galleries located above and to the east of the park's Crown Fountain (South) and Wrigley Square (North). (see park map below)
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The largest piece, a bronze sculpture painted bright red entitled Tree of Life, measures approximately 16 feet tall and will sit in the North Boeing Gallery, along with two companion seeds measuring four feet wide by nine feet high.  An age-old concept, the tree of life is a symbol of the connection between the underworld, the sky, and the terrestrial world in pre-Columbian cultures.  The tree symbolizes life's energy, and the seeds scattered beneath represent the beauty and fragility of new life.

The South Boeing Gallery will boast three steel spheres, Tabachin Ribbon (pictured at the top of this page), a 13 foot tall yellow sculpture; Wind Waves, a white sculpture measuring approximately 11 feet high and Coral, in blue, approximately 10 feet high.  (See others in slide show below).

Domenge's spheres defy gravity and space, conveying a rhythmic beauty and a sense of a larger universal order. The sculptor's fascination with organic shapes, form and geometry is evident in the four pieces.

About the Artist.
Yvonne Domenge was born in Mexico City in 1946. She studied plastic arts at the Outremont School in Montreal, Canada, at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., and in Mexico City. Working in materials as diverse as wood, stone, clay, marble, cement, steel, porcelain, silver, and resin, Domenge has had more than 40 solo shows and participated in nearly 200 group exhibitions in cities across Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe, and China, including the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Her sculpture Lily recently won a gold medal at the Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Contest in Beijing, China, and her work was selected to represent Mexico for the International Sculpture Biennale in Vancouver, Canada.

Related Event.
The National Museum of Mexican Art and DePaul University will host a free presentation with Yvonne Domenge on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.  Domenge will discuss her body of work with Professor Bibiana Suarez at DePaul University Museum, South Gallery, 2350 N. Kenmore, Chicago.  Reservations are required; please call 312 738 1503,  ext. 3947.

Millennium Park.

Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Ave. to the west, Columbus Dr. to the east, Randolph St. to the north and Monroe St. to the south. Millennium Park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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