I am pleased to announce that I will be having my solo exhibition, “SYSTEMS/PROCESS” at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago on June 9th, 7pm – 11pm.


Date: June 9th, 2012
Time: 7 pm – 11 pm
Location: High Concept Laboratories
Address: 1401 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago IL


Exhibition Statement: 

SYSTEMS / PROCESS is Willy Chyr’s first solo exhibition. A culmination of ideas and themes explored over the last three years, the pieces differ in media but all emerge from a common creative process. The sculptures, images, and words breathe life into the spaces they inhabit, illustrating a poetic side to mathematics that is often hidden beneath dense layers of technical jargon.

Like a trip through a supernatural landscape, the work invites audiences into a highly cerebral space which mirrors, and yet differs from, the natural world. Each piece is the result of a different “generative algorithm” — a set of initial conditions and a series of rules carried out repeatedly over time. The final shape is not known at the start. But after many iterations, as the piece becomes increasingly complex, new properties and structures begin to emerge.

Chyr has gained public notice for his large-scale balloon installations. But his approach exists independently of any particular material. Whether in the digital or physical realm, the choice of medium directly impacts the design of the algorithm, and therefore the eventual structure. A balancing act of control and spontaneity, this process embraces accidents and unintended consequences, leading to creations that are at once structured and organic.


Hope to see you there!