Parkland College > Fine & Applied Arts > Giertz Gallery > Past Exhibits >Aspects of Design: Six Industrial Designers


Aspects of Design: Six Industrial

  • October 2 through November 3, 2000
  • Reception: Thursday, October 5, 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery Lounge
  • Gallery Talk by Mark Arends: October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The Parkland Art gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Aspects of Design: Six Industrial Designers," curated by Mark Arends.

This show contains a selection of product design work from six leading industrial designers. Learn more about this exciting field and see what goes into creating the objects that surround you. From your office chair and paper shredder, to your toaster and juice bottle, these objects are the innovative solutions of industrial designers. Once the aesthetic of the object was the primary concern of the designer; now the human interaction and the sociocultural environment in which the object exists are part of the designer's concerns.

Mark Arends, who curated this exhibition is the Chair of the Industrial Design Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His gallery talk will provide insight into the evolution of the industrial design field and how the exhibiting designers provide a sampling of some outstanding examples of product design.

Designers: Brian Alexander of Optika Studios; Curt Bailey, President of Sundberg-Ferair; Jerome Caruso, Principal of Jerome Caruso Design; Greg Holderfield, Design Director of Lazar Bell Inc.; Jeff Joss, Principal of Insync Design; Bryce G. Rutter, Ph.D., President of Metaphase.

This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.



Copyright Notice: All images and photos on these pages are copyright of the artists or gallery and may not be used for any purpose without written permission.

Last updated: 7/5/11 • Webmaster: Cindy Smith