Circumscribe, a sculpture by Canadian artist Josh Garber, has been installed at 3101 Ingersoll, the home of Collaborate DSM. Created with stainless steel, this public art was donated by Sean Susanin, an Iowa native who owns an auction house in Chicago.
“As lovers of the arts and the great outdoors, we are thrilled about this addition to our space on the avenues,” said Clinton Akerberg, owner of Collaborate DSM, and managing partner of The Wealth Consulting Group and board member of The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand. “The sculpture itself speaks to us, specifically regarding the community, as it takes many different shapes depending on the angle in which it is viewed. From one side, you can actually see the shape of a heart which represents the love and community involvement and inclusion that The Avenues embodies. From other angles you can see the infinity symbol, a sign that The Avenues is a continuous, ever growing, ever evolving community that we are so happy to be a part of.”
A highly-sought after young artist living in Chicago, Garber explains his work as interpreting gestures through mappings of coordinates, using aluminum bars to map and then construct each piece. “To me, transportation, the electrical grid, computer communication, together, are more than functional necessities,” says Garber, “Rather, they form a social, economic, industrial web; a network that connects us.”
Garber’s work has been described as “unexpected and surprising” by Sculpture Magazine, and is in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.