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parsons & charlesworth: spectacular vernacular.

10 September 2016 - 10 January 2017

spectacular vernacular is the first major solo exhibition of work by the design studio parsons & charlesworth. founded by jessica charlesworth and tim parsons, the exhibition uses the chicago rooms to show three distinct facets of their creative practice: observation, experimentation, and speculation. it reveals the way parsons’ and charlesworth’s work mixes their craft and industrial design backgrounds with influences from fiction, science and the arts, to explore the rhetorical, as well as the practical opportunities of designed objects. in doing so it makes the case for independent design practice as a critical response and essential adjunct to the corporate design world, in which individual creativity can find appropriate form.


Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States