Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tomorrow night, Sunday is the Show 'n Tell Show featuring...
Shawn of Shawnimals, Anders Nilsen, Chad Kouri, Susie Kirkwood, Jill Summers, The Curious Cardigans meet Diana Sudyka.
Hosted by Mike Renaud & Zach Dodson plus Spokes Mom (Seth Dodson).

Info from their site...
Time to show it all!
But first, let us tell it. It = Chicago’s most graphic talk show. The Show ‘n Tell Show is a late night-style show where the guests are the city’s most dynamic designers, photographers, illustrators and poster-makers. They each present a single project in a lively evening full of drinks, laughs and design.

The Show is still hosted by slightly goofier and more nervous versions of Michael Renaud and Zach Dodson. But they would never show without SpokesMom, the spokesmodel that is also your mom. She provides clueless commentary and blind encouragement to the guests.

The next show marks a new era for The Show ‘n Tell Show. Big Time Era. After packing The Whistler, and selling out Schubas, we're moving to Lincoln Hall, to meet the demands of our audience (to be able to get in, and maybe even sit down!). We've also got a new segment: The Curious Cardigans featuring Sonnenzimmer, and produced by the genius Middle Mind Project.

Sunday, March 28 2010
8:00 PM

21+ FREE!
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Anita Tijoux

South American singer and MC, Anita Tijoux, will be performing in Chicago tonight at Martyrs' in support of her new album "1977".  Opening will be All Natural, Olmeca, Philip Morris and RodStarz and G1 of Rebel Diaz.  Info from Martyrs' site...

ANITA TIJOUX became famous in Latin America as the female MC of the late 90s hip-hop group Makiza, a group that received wide appoval from audiences not associated in just hip-hop culture due to their evolved production and lyrics, more in line with the New York underground of the Native Tongues, and far from the machisimo and violence prevelant in the rap of the times. In 2006 she crossed over to the Latin mainstream pop after a collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit "Eres para mí", while at the same time releasing her first solo album, Kaos. She was nominted to the 2007 MTV Latin awards for Best New Artist and Best Urban Artist.

Her latest work, 1977, will be her first album released in the US, this April on Nacional Records.

ALL NATURAL (DJ Tone B. Nimble and MC capital D) has become a legend in the hip-hop underground. Respected as one of the most solid and consistent hip-hop acts of the late 1990s and early 21st century, All Natural has raised the bar with every release. Their third album, "Vintage", certified them as hip-hop icons. Featuring the lyrical skills of The Jungle Brothers and El da Sensai, as well as the production work of Dug Infinite (Common), Andy C (Mary J. Blige) and newcomers Kenny Keys and Stoney Rock, the album exhibits modern hip-hop at its finest.

Compared to Zack de la Rocha, Talib Kweli and others, OLMECA is ranked as one of the most talented bilingual M.C.s; A talented lyricist that transcends demographics within the music and revolutionary communities “a real MC for real times.”

Olmeca is a prime example of an artist with music integrity. He is an artist with both the socio-political awareness and with the skills and musical ability that is undeniably good enough to stand on its own. It is a dual task that is certainly hard to find, but that Olmeca has captured brilliantly.

PHILLIP MORRIS has been described as "one of the ultimate word smiths of hip-hop"according to Skope magazine. He is a revolutionary thinker trapped inside of an emcee’s frame. He is a man whose passion for multi-syllabic rhyming borders on obsession.

Saturday, March 27, 2010
8 pm - $15
Free if you were born in 1977!

Anita Tijoux
All Natural, Inc.
Phillip Morris
Rodstarz and G1 of Rebel Diaz

3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Friday, March 26, 2010


Wicker Park's Happy Dog Gallery will have a group show titled Gallimaufry opening tomorrow Saturday.

Opening Saturday, March 27, 2010
Doors open at 6pm
Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL

Waiting Room

Looking for a place to relax or perhaps wait for your next appointment?  Well then you're in luck.  Info from the Spoke site...

Waiting Room as presented in Montreal in 2005

One day only! Presented by Stephanie Nadeau, hosted by Spoke, and back by popular demand, Waiting Room invites you to come spend your time. Our mission is to allow you to contribute your time comfortably and productively while remaining completely idle. Wait for as little or as long as you like, it’s entirely up to you. Stop by anytime for your free timecard and we’ll get you started on a rewarding and enjoyable waiting experience. We look forward to seeing you!

Waiting Room is a performance that operates much like a place of business. On March 27th, from 12-8pm, Spoke will be transformed into a waiting room, complete with comfy chairs, a variety of reading material, and soothing music. A camera will monitor the room, automatically capturing digital stills at regular intervals.

As a participant, you will be asked to sign and stamp a timecard, and we’ll set a timer for your desired wait time. This can be as short or as long as you like, minutes or hours*. Then relax and enjoy an aimless span of time. An attendant will call your name when your wait is over, and you’ll again be asked to stamp your time card to conclude the experience.

The images and minutes collected during the performance will be used as documents of the event, and presented together as a monument to moments lost in waiting. Nadeau is interested in how these performed instances of waiting function within the larger narrative of the mechanics of time, as well as how they engage the politics of production, and offer a new valuation of idle time.

*Refreshments will be made available to anyone wishing to wait for an hour or more.

Here's an article in New City by Jason Foumberg with more info.
Waiting Room at Spoke
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 only
Hours of Operation: 12-8pm
119 N. Peoria, Unit 3D, Chicago, IL, 60607

It's the Real Thing

Ali Bailey:  It's the Real Thing
Opening reception Friday, March 26, 2010
835 W Washington, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL

On view through May 8, 2010.

Ed Paschke's Women

I never get tired of viewing work by Chicago Imagist artist Ed Paschke.  Tonight there'll be a show of his paintings presented at two galleries in River North.  Info from their site...

Russell Bowman Art Advisory and Alan Koppel Gallery are jointly presenting the exhibition Ed Paschke's Women, which includes more than twenty paintings from all phases of the artist's career. Focusing on the varieties of female images, the exhibition extends from late 1960s collage-like works drawn from magazines and newspapers to the highly imaginative 'stripper' figures of the early 1970s to the film and video derived images of the 1980s. In the later 1990s and until his death in 2004, Paschke frequently focused on archetypal imagery suggesting Egyptian and classical goddess. The combined exhibition is the largest since that at the Chicago History Museum in 2006 and follows a survey exhibition curated by the artist Jeff Koons at Gagosian Gallery, New York.

Ed Paschke:  Ed Paschke's Women
Opening Reception: Friday, March 26th, 2010
5:30 - 8 PM
Alan Koppel Gallery
210 W Chicago Ave (1/2 blk east of Franklin)
Chicago, IL
and at Russel Bowman Art Advisory
311 W Superior St (1/2 blk west of Franklin)
Chicago, IL
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

David Leggett at 65Grand

I know nothing about this artist but if there's googly eyes involved I'm there.

David Leggett:  Up For the Down Stroke
Opening reception Friday, March 26, 2010
7 to 10 pm
1378 W Grand Ave (at Noble)
Chicago, IL

Rotterdam Invasion

Talented painter (and good friend) James Jankowiak has a show opening right now, this very minute at De Zwarte Ruyter, a gallery in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.  Coming off the heels of his 5-year retrospective which is currently on view at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago, tonight's show will feature recent drawings as well as work created on site at the gallery.  There's a series of pictures of James installing his show (and repping the White Sox!) posted on the Dutch art blog Trendbeheer.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SAIC Spring BFA show

This Friday is the opening of the Spring BFA show at the School of the Art Institute's Sullivan Galleries featuring work by nearly 230 BFA students. I went to the one last year and saw a lot of good work like that of 2009 graduating senior Stan Chisholm. The show looks much better in the school's new State St. space as opposed to their old space in Greektown. The line to get in went around the block last year so I'd advise getting there early.

School of the Art Institute
Spring Undergraduate Exhibition
March 27–April 9, 2010
Reception: Friday, March 26, 2010, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State Street, 7th floor
Chicago, IL


Dutch artist extraordinare, Parra, has a new book out of his work titled, "A Book Full of It".  I was glad to pick this up because I've mostly just seen his work online.  His beak-faced characters are always touting humorous lines or in the midst of fornicating with each other.

This book is now available locally through the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago store, through the publisher, AndPress or through his clothing line, Rockwell. Limited to an edition of 1,500 copies.
Rockwell also carries a great line of clothing based on Parra's designs...

"Cherry Balls" t-shirt
"Le le" shirt.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Native South-sider James Jankowiak will have a show of his work opening tonight at the Beverly Arts Center.  Featuring work from the past 5 years, Jankowiak's paintings are a fun exploration through color.

Info from their site...
James was born (1969) and raised in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Although his early forays in the Chicago graffiti scene proved to be influential upon several generations of spray can artists, he always took risks with his art and continues to evolve as a painter and installation artist. His work has been exhibited at several notable institutions such as the MCA, Northwestern University and the SAIC’s Roger Brown Gallery, and also continues to be accessible to the community through his work as a teaching artist with Urban Gateways, A.R.T. and Gallery 37. In 2010, he has solo shows scheduled for the Beverly Art Center and The Architrouve in Chicago, along with his first ever international solo exhibition at the Singers Sweatshop in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

James "Casper" Jankowiak:  Homegrown
Opening reception, Saturday March 20, 2010
6 to 10 pm
Beverly Arts Center
2407 W 111th. St.
Chicago, IL

The exhibit will be on view through April 8, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Get It Together Again

Opening this Friday is the sequel to last year's epic Get It Together show at C-PS.  This time it's being held at the City of Chicago's Chicago Tourism Center Gallery downtown.

This should be a fun show.  Info from their site...

Get it Together Again,” an exhibition of assemblage, collage, and collaborative work by local, national, and international artists.

Organized by Chad Kouri of the Post Family and Ed Marszewski of Co-Prosperity Sphere, the exhibition includes over 25 works on paper, mixed media, and installations  including a grocery store with hand drawn products made out of paper.
The show includes works by: Nick Adam, Adi Goodrich, Pete Skvara, Emily Clayton, Chris Roberson, Mike Pajon, Richard Smith, James Ewert, Matt Nichols, Rod Hunting, Ben Speckmann, Ryan Duggan, Ron Ewert, Alex Valentine, Stephen Eirchhorn, Joe Tallarico, Netherland, Chris Schreck, Tom Torluemke, Jordan Martins, Doug Shaeffe, Matthew Rich, Greg Lamarche, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Mario Wagner, Anthony Zinonos, Nazario Graziano, and Tez Humphreys.
for more info visit
Gallery visitors of all ages can sit down at a collage table and create their  own work. Materials such as magazines, scissors and glue will be provided or bring your own.

Chicago Tourism Center Gallery
72 E. Randolph Street
March 19 – April 6
Friday, March 19, opening reception, 5 – 7 pm
Thursday, March 25 at 12:15pm, artist talk
Thursday, April 1 at 12:15pm, hands on collage workshop

HOURS: Chicago Tourism Center Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday,
8 am – 7 pm; Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am -6 pm; and
Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm.  Admission to the gallery and exhibition events is free.

Travis Lampe & Dan May at Rotofugi

Chicago's Travis Lampe and Florida's Dan May will have shows opening at Rotofugi this Friday night.  I'm not familiar with Dan's work but I really like the paintings he's got on his site here.  I've really loved Travis's paintings ever since I first saw his tear drip painted pieces a few years ago at Rotofugi and the painted letter he did for the You Are Beautiful project downtown.  You can see more of his work on his site.  

Rotofugi also produced this vinyl set of his teardrips last year...

Wee Epic Masterpiece Theatre
New Works by Travis Lampe
March 19-April 4, 2010
Beneath the Noise
New Works by Dan May
March 19-April 4, 2010
Rotofugi Gallery
1953 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

50 Alderman / 50 Artists

This group show is a great concept.  I'm looking forward to see what the portraits look like.  Info from the Johalla Projects site...

How many Chicagoans know what their alderman looks like? How many Chicagoans can tell you who their alderman is, and what he or she has been doing lately? We’re not pollsters, so we don’t have any hard data to provide answers to these questions — but we are artists, and we’re interested in using art as a vehicle in depicting and learning more about the aldermen who represent us at City Hall. To this end, we have invited other Chicago artists to join us in producing 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS: A group exhibition of portraits that will enable people to learn more about the 50 aldermen who make up the Chicago City Council, and raise awareness of local government. On Friday, March 19, 2010 from 7-11pm, Old Style and Hum proudly presents 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS at the Johalla Projects Gallery, 1561 N. Milwaukee.
For the exhibit, 50 artists from across Chicago were invited to choose one alderman to feature in a 16″x22″ portrait, using their media of choice. Participating artists were required to interview or attempt to interview the alderman they are depicting. All 50 aldermen have been invited to the opening, which will include biographical information and a voter registration table. In addition to the show, we hope to feature the 50 alderman portraits — as well as portraits of Richard M. Daley and Cook County Board President Todd H. Stroger — in an “alternative voting guide.”
Aldermen serve four-year terms, during which they vote on regulations and rules that affect all of us. And sometimes they participate in the notorious Chicago political machine: Since 1974, 30 aldermen have been convicted of federal crimes ranging from tax evasion to bribery. (A couple of others died before going to trial.) Whether ethical or corrupt, aldermen make our city what it is, and make Chicago’s history. 50 ALDERMEN/50 ARTISTS hopes to acknowledge this fact, as well as celebrate the richness of our local political culture.

50 Aldermen/50 Artists curated by Jeremy Scheuch and Lauri Apple
Exhibition runs Friday, March 19 – April 2, 2010
Press Preview 6-7 pm
Opening Reception 7-11pm
Closing Reception April 2, 7-11pm

Gallery hours are on Saturdays from 12-5pm or by appointment during the week. 
Opening Friday, March 19, 2010
7 - 11 pm
Johalla Projects
1561 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Bucktown's 360See has an interesting new show by Seattle-based Chris Crites opening this Friday.  He'll be showing his distinctive portrait drawings on brown paper bags.  This new series will depict criminals from vintage Australian mug shots as well as a few from Kitsap County, Washington.

I've enjoyed the shows I've seen so far at 360See, which also specializes in design objects and sustainable furniture.

Chris Crites: Arrested Moments
Opening reception Friday, March 19, 2010
6 to 9 pm
1924 N Damen
Chicago, IL

Group Hug

Old Gold has a one-night group show this Friday featuring work by Sayre Gomez, Roxane Hopper, George Liebert, Amanda Ross-Ho, Justin Schaefer, and Vanesa Zendejas.

Friday, March 19, 2010
7 to 10 pm
Old Gold
3102 W Palmer Boulevard
Chicago, IL

Tiny Houses

The (Con) Temporary Art Space will have an opening tonight for Ania Greiner.  She'll have an installation composed of model houses and  voyeuristic views of the inhabitants and their activities.  Info from their site...

Tiny Houses
Installation by Ania Greiner, 3 Card Molly
Take a peek at the lives of inhabitants and the transgressions they commit in the privacy of their little homes.

Ania is a performance and video artist who is fascinated with voyeurism, surveillance, architecture and dance. Since 2005 she has worked as one half of 3 Card Molly, an interdisciplinary group that explores history, technology, female strength and vulnerability through the media of performance and video. Their work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, Link's Hall, Millennium Park, and other venues in Chicago, Michigan and Canada.
7:00pm Sound Performance by Joseph Kramer 
PLUS: Check out a brand new selection of amazing publications from Europe!

 Jordan Martns "Limits and Vectors: seismographic drawing" extended for through March 24th

Reception March 18th, 2010
The (Con)temporary Art Space
208 S Wabash / Chicago
show runs through March 24th, 2010

This exhibition is a part of Chicago Loop Alliance’s
Pop-Up Art Loop initiative

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TYPEFORCE Closing Party

Tomorrow night's the closing party for TYPEFORCE at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. There's an amazing amount of great text-based artwork in this show. It's well worth checking out. There'll also be a talk with many of the artists.

TYPEFORCE: A Conversation About Type & Design in Chicago
with Rick Valicenti + other special guests

Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL


Friday, March 12, 2010

Chicago Zine Fest

This weekend is the inaugural Chicago Zine Fest. There'll be readings at Quimby's tonight, as well as an art show at Johalla Projects. Tomorrow Saturday is the zine fest with nearly 100 zinesters selling their wares at Columbia College's Conoway Center at 11th and Wabash.

The Chicago Zine Fest will take place March 12 & 13, 2010. All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 12:

7-9pm Zine Reading at
Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W North Ave
Chicago, IL

7-10pm Zine Art Show at
Johalla Projects, 1561 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor (above Earwax)
Chicago, IL

10-11pm Gadabout Film Festival & Animations by Lilli Carre at
Johalla Projects, 1561 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor (above Earwax)
Chicago, IL

Saturday, March 13:

10am-5pm Exhibiting and Workshops
Columbia College's Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash

7:30pm-? After Show, featuring music & zine readings
Ball Hall, 1621 N Kedzie #3
Chicago, IL

I'll be sharing a table with Thor, Nick Adams, Brooks Golden, Ghetto P, and a special guest.  I'll be debuting a new zine on Saturday and will have some photographs on display tonight. Hooray!

Deckadent Dutchess

Tonight's the opening for Deckadent Dutchess, a show of painted skateboard decks by female artists. Curated by Erin Rembert and the good people at Maholo Club. Info from their site...

Featuring boards created by Tine Asaurus, Natalie Legg, Ife Williams, Zoe Mccloskey, Erin Anderson Ruddon, Audrey Karlstad, Shannon Rodriguez, Anna Maria Cerniglia, Brett Manning, Tiffany Dean, Corryn Jackson, Gina 'Gigi' Lira, Alana Bailey, Erin Rembert, Lindsey Leyland, Nicole Brewer and many more! Come rock to some bangin jams, look at amazing art and afterwords we'll rush the Skylark for delicious tots and whiskey shots. See you there.

This should be a fun time.

Deckadent Dutchess
Opening reception, Friday March 12, 2010
7 to 11 pm
Gallery 54b
2128 S Halsted in Pilsen
Chicago, IL

Martin Parr at Stephen Daiter Gallery

British photographer Martin Parr has a show opening tonight at Stephen Daiter Gallery in River North.  He'll be showing his distinctive work drawn from nine different series shot over a 30 year span.  I like the subtle and not so subtle humor he portrays in his work as evidenced in the purposely cropped head of the woman next to the horse jockey shown above.

Martin Parr
Opening reception Friday, March 12, 2010
5 to 8 pm
Stephen Daiter Gallery
230 W Superior St
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Free Size

Chicagoan Logan Bay, now living the Thai Dream in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Sandy, has curated what looks to be like an awesome show that will open this weekend.  New York's apexart put out a call for exhibit proposals for "Franchise 2".  Suggested proposals were to be based in cities with populations under 500,000 and the winning idea would result in a budget to fund the project.

Logan's proposal was chosen from a pool of 243 exhibition submissions from 63 countries.  Here's the text from his submission...

Opening Soon: apexart Thailand In a mass produced world of global goods, the act of creation is often lost or forgotten. Hidden machinery cranks and sweats out elements of our everyday life, yet we rarely glimpse into that world where ideas are physically forged. By bringing contemporary artists into a global manufacturing hub the realms of production and creation will exist in a simultaneous space. With the allotted budget we would transform a small factory into an active generator of creative capital. Inviting four artists to participate in a residency where they work directly in the factory along side employees creating works of art and transforming the factory space. Making this franchise of apexart more than a passive spectacle of viewing art. Samut Sakhon is provincial town that houses many factories. Over the past decades Thailand has worked to become a producer of exportable goods and inexpensive items for domestic use. While the machinery of manufacture is abundant, many of the products are designed elsewhere. This exhibition would work to foster a sense that industrial spaces can also be incubators for creative thought and social evolution. Initial list of prospective artists to invite: Cody Hudson, Seri Pop, Jen Stark, Douglas Young, Juan Angel Chavez, Paul B. Davis.  

In the end, the artists participating are Alvaro Ilizarbe, Jen Stark, Juan Angel Chavez, and P7.  Check out pictures of everything they've done so far this week for their projects on the Free Size blog.

Free Size

curated by Logan Bay

March 13- April 17, 2010
apexart opens in Samut Sakhon, Thailand

March 3 - April 17, 2010
related exhibition on view at 
apexart, New York

Friday, March 05, 2010

Peter Otto at Devening Projects

Dutch artist Peter Otto has a show of paintings opening Sunday at Devening Projects + Editions.

Peter Otto: The Lodger
Opening reception Sunday, March 7, 2010
4 to 7 pm
Devening Projects + Editions
3039 West Carroll
Chicago, IL

The show will be up through April 9, 2010
The gallery is open Saturdays from 12 – 6 pm and by appointment.

That same Sunday there'll also be an opening for Colby Shaft, a painting and installation show at Julius Caesar, located nearby at 3311 W Carroll Ave. The reception will also be from 4 to 7 pm. That show will be on view through March 28, 2010 and will be open each Sunday in March from 1 to 4 pm.

The Free Store Blowout

Tomorrow, Saturday is the last day for the latest incarnation of The Free Store Chicago. A project being presented at Gallery 400, the concept is you bring stuff you don't want, they display it in the appropriate section, and you can take anything you want for free. You don't even have to bring anything, just your fine self.

I stopped by last week and got to chat with Melinda Fries and Salem Collo-Julin, two of the people behind the Chicago version. They've had a great turnout this past month. I scored a new copy of Season 2 of "The Office" on DVD. And in the spirit of things, after I'm done watching it I'm giving it away.

The Free Store Chicago
Blowout Closing Saturday, March 6, 2010
Noon to 8 pm
Gallery 400
University of Illiniois at Chicago
400 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL


Frank Van Duerm has a site-specific art shop opening tomorrow night at Hills Esthetic Center.

Frank Van Duerm: Souvenirs/Symbols
Opening reception Saturday, March 6, 2010
7 to 10 pm
Hills Esthetic Center
128 N Campbell Ave

White Box Space

I've seen this place at night passing by on the Western bus. I'm glad to see that it's a new art space. Located in Ukie Village, White Box Space will have a one-night show opening tonight. Featuring drawings, video, installations, and photography by Katie Pearse and Eva Deitch. The free show is from 6 to 10 pm tonight, with live art beginning at 8 pm.

Katie Pearse and Eva Deitch
Friday, March 5, 2010
6 to 10 pm
White Box Space
837 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL

Thursday, March 04, 2010

He's walkin', he's walkin'...

Philly's Andrew Jeffrey Wright does it again. What'd he do you ask? Why, another one of his silly ass drawings of course. His stuff always makes me laugh.

This new piece is titled, Walkin' and Fartin', and is available as a screenprint through the good peeps at Space 1026.

You may know his work through his series of Labs with Abs as published here by Blue Q...

or his annual calendar, including this year's sold-out 2010 version featuring Labs of Egypt...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Let There Be Geo

Tomorrow's the opening reception for this show dealing with recent geometric trends in contemporary art. I got to read the catalog essay by New City art critic, Jason Foumberg last week. It's really fun and unlike any show essay I've read before. Curated by Elizabeth Burke-Dain.

Info from their site...

Let there be Geo takes a contemporary look at visual artists who use geometric form in their work. While geometric form is not a new phenomenon, geo forms are appearing in some of the most aesthetically progressive work being made today. The largest advocators of the use of geometric shapes began with Futurism and Cubism moving through the Op Art of the 60s and Neo-Geometric Conceptualism of the 80s. Predominantly cool and impersonal in approach, though often active with content, contemporary 21st century responses to geometric form employ a variety of styles and media from painting to video to photography and sculpture. The works in Let there be Geo explore today’s incarnation of geometric form. Exhibiting artists include Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson (image credit), Barbara Kasten, Sam Prekop, Geoffrey Todd Smith, and Steven Husby among others.

Let There Be Geo
Opening reception, Thursday, March 4, 2010
5 to 8 pm
Columbia College
A + D Gallery
619 S Wabash
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Secondhand Sureshots

Stones Throw Records has just released, Secondhand Sureshots, a documentary produced by Dublab that features four beatmakers from L.A. producing songs from vintage records. The challenge was that each artist was given only $5.00 to purchase 5 records from a thrift store.

You can get a taste of the process that J.Rocc, Daedelus, Nobody, and Ras G went through on this trailer for the film...

dublab presents...SECONDHAND SURESHOTS (preview) from dublab on Vimeo.

The DVD contains over two hours of documentary and bonus footage. The accompanying CD consists of the music produced by the four beatmakers from the thrift store records, as well as a megamix by Kutmah.

Stones Throw has also released a "Deluxe Super Set" of this release which also includes these shnazzy turntable slipmats a 12" picture disc instead of the CD, and hand-screened gatefold LP covers printed on vintage record label covers printed by Hit + Run.