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Two I space exhibitions open Friday in Chicago

Melissa Mitchell , News Bureau arts writer
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Ancient and contemporary architecture will be juxtaposed in two new exhibitions that open this week at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On view Jan. 11 through Feb. 16:

Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
Photo by Robert Mooney
White House. Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona

orange dot "Anasazi Architecture and Sacred Images," photographs and narrative by Robert Mooney, UIUC professor emeritus of architecture. The exhibition, which includes 24 black-and-white and 11 color images, focuses on the architecture and rock art of the prehistoric Anasazi Indians. One of the most advanced prehistoric cultures of the American southwest, the Anasazi flourished between A.D. 600 and 1350.

Mesa Verde National Park
Photo by Robert Mooney
Square Tower House. Mesa Verde National Park.

orange dot "Chicago Architectural Club: Members Exhibition." The theme of this year’s annual exhibition by club members is un-built work. Included are sketches, drawings and photographs of ideas and plans for works that will never be realized.

An opening reception for both exhibitions is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago.

I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.