Luminous Field @ Millennium Park

This didn’t happen recently at Millennium Park, but it just caught my eye this weekend because I learned about the two artists who put together this beautiful display of light and color at one of Chicago’s icons.

Luminous Field is the work of Sean Gallero and Petra Bachmaier — two artists who graduated from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and go by the name of Luftwerk. I first learned about them via the video profile below, which spotlights their approach and more projects like SHIFT (an amazing look at the color palette in a changing, enclosed space). Their exploration of light, color, and sound — and that relationship to space is reminiscent to one of my favorite artists I studied in college, the well-known James Turrell.  Luftwerk’s next work is to create immersive art at Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.

And they’ll be giving a free lecture discussing how architectural principles have inspired and influenced their current artwork at a Mas Context-sponsored event this Tuesday, March 4th. I registered for it here, but I literally was the last one to get a ticket on EventBrite. However, although space is limited, it’s worth coming out to Logan Square if you’re interested in their work above, below, and at