- We use the semiotic capacity of objects to define ourselves, communicate to others, and interpret the world. However, human-object relationships tend to be fleeting; we become habituated to and replace things almost as quickly as we desire and covet them. As a designer, I seek to alter this cycle by extending, enhancing, and enriching the experience of human-object interactions. Much of my work revitalizes lost, ignored, or discarded concepts and objects via new contexts. These inspirations contain a wealth of meaning and history, and need only reconfiguration to become fresh and compelling.
- Greg Bethel completed his Master of Design in Designed Objects degree in June 2009 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (2002) with a BA in psychology and minor in painting. Before attending SAIC, he worked in web and graphic design, carpentry, and furniture-making.
He is currently seeking design opportunities in Seattle.
Objects for the Age of Obama @ Salone Satellite - Milan, Italy
The Expanding Classroom @ Danese - Milan, Italy
Making Modern @ Sullivan Galleries - Chicago, IL
The Promise of This Moment - Chicago, IL
Re:bar @ Palmer Gallery - Chicago, IL
Scrap @ Fancy - Seattle, WA
Design Shoppe @ Vermillion - Seattle, WA
A Hirsute Affair @ Gallery X - Chicago, IL