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Parallel Frames of Reference | Sculptures by Deedee Morrison | Lawrence Station, Chicago in Chicago
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Parallel Frames of Reference - Sculptures

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“Parallel Frames of Reference" (aluminum, powder-coating; 2014) is DeeDee Morrison's representation of the history and architecture of Chicago's Uptown Theater District. The seventeen multi-colored panels at Lawrence Station are placed in the station lobby and stairway. Inspired by the Moorish and Mediterranean Revival styles of nearby landmarks, Morrison re-interprets the magnificent façades and ornamental features, paying homage to Uptown’s legendary Aragon Ballroom, Uptown and Riviera theaters.

Morrison worked with the immigrant communities that have moved in a revived the area and given it new life. The colors selected for the art panels correspond and reaffirm the cultural traditions and histories represented on the screen facades.

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Deedee Morrison is a nationally known public artist working on the forefront of designing solar powered and LED sculptures to communicate public priorities and vision. Morrison’s work combines traditional sculpture construction methods with cutting-edge digital design and fabrication technology. As a sculptor and installation artist, Morrison’s work has been heavily influenced by her interest in industrial forms and light. As a result, a unique style has evolved that reflects an understanding of the natural world by incorporating industrial materials, computer numeric control cutting methods (CNC), and organically inspired designs to create solar powered LED light sculptures. By combining green consciousness with forward thinking and sustainable designs, these light sculptures pay tribute to nature’s beautiful efficiency.
Deedee Morrison has been working as a professional studio and public artist for over 15 years and during that period, she has had the privilege of working with libraries, schools, parks, cities and municipalities all over the country to envision public art that embodies the cultural expression, the character and purpose of the project. Morrison’s past experiences have facilitated an integrated approach to art planning which emphasizes active collaborations and partnerships with design teams, landscape architects, architects, engineers and the community as a whole.”