(art)n Artists: 

Ellen Sandor, Chris Kemp, and Diana Torres


Virtual PHSCologram Sculpture


Duratrans, Kodalith, Plexiglas


Much like the work of major (art)n inspirations by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Aquatic Assemblage is a reconstructed work of vision involving three of Chicago's most stunning masterpieces of nautical influenced architecture. Within the triptych's panels, scale deconstructed views of Jeanne Gang's water waved Aqua Building, Sheldon Schlegman's sailing spurred Crain Communications Building (formerly the Smurfit-Stone), and Bertrand Goldberg's river run Marina Towers. Supporting each image stands a pedestal developed in relation to all three structures and their framework.

The Crain Communications Building was designed in 1983 by A. Epstein and Sons and was completed in 1984. The Marina City Complex and Marina Towers were designed in 1959 by Bertrand Goldberg and were completed in 1964. Aqua was designed in 2007 by a team led by Jeanne Gang of Gang Studio Architects and was completed in 2010.