Racine Art Museum
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of Chicago architectural firm Brininstool + Lynch will be featured in a new exhibition at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
On view at the gallery Dec. 10 through Jan. 29, "Brininstool + Lynch: Process" includes drawings, models, photography and installations of building details from the firm's current and recently completed projects.
The 10-person, architectural practice - formed in 1989 by David Brininstool and Bradley Lynch - has been described by Reed Kroloff, dean of the School of Architecture at Tulane University, as "perhaps the most 'Chicago' of a clutch of interesting young firms in the city."
"Their work unabashedly celebrates its kinship with the rigorous modernism of Mies (van der Rohe) and early SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill), as well as its sympathy for (Frank Lloyd) Wright's marriage of building to landscape," Kroloff notes in text that accompanies the exhibition. "And importantly, in the pragmatic Chicago tradition, Brininstool + Lynch are process-, as much as product-, driven. The result is a handsome, restrained collection of buildings that has won the admiration of both critics and peers, and one which might just point the way toward a new 'Chicago School.' "
I space is located at 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.