Interview with Colin Palombi
I was interviewed by Colin Palombi, curator for Home Room Chicago and the Ten x Ten project on my recent show at the Center on Halsted, Free / Not Free, as well as my involvement with Atomic Sketch Event.
The interview was posted on both of these websites.
Benefit for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
The Pottery Barn in Lincoln Park is having a benefit to support the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and I am donating a piece of new work.
Pottery Barn donated 1 plain black frame to 30 different artists to be used as a resource to create an original work of art - without limitations in medium or interpretation.
For my piece, I deconstructed the frame and used it to create a freestanding sculpture.
Where: Potter Barn, Lincoln Park at North and Sheffield
When: Thursday, December 9th, 7 PM.
Hope to see some of you there to support a great cause.
Greenleaf Art Center
When: Friday October 22nd, 6-10 PM
Where: Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf, Chicago
What: Open Studio and Group Show
Refreshments and drinks. Live entertainment. Free admission and free parking available.
This show consists of all of my most recent work.
Show from Archies
The Show at Archies' bar was a success! 1 piece was sold and I got great, unsolicited responses from many people.
I plan on having images of all my new work up on the site in the next week or so.
I am in the middle of re-organizing my studio, which is taking longer than anticipated, so I just haven't had a chance to photograph the work.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Archie's show!
Atomic Sketch - Blick Art in Evanston - Archie's
Atomic Sketch Event is this Thursday, September 30th. I will only be staying a brief while, as I have a piece in a show up at the Evanston Blick Art Store at 1755 Maple Avenue, near the Century theatres. It will just be a reception from 6-8 pm, so I plan on being at the Art Store from 7-8.
Additionally, as part of the Queer Social Club, a monthly queer night at Archie's Tavern, at 2600 West Iowa (at Rockwell), I will have a one-night exhibition of work from 8 pm - 2 am. Queer Social Club is a fun, low-key event and I'm glad to contribute to the night.
Hope to see some of you out at either event.
12"x12" at Blick Art Supply in Evanston
I have a piece in the 12"x12" show at the Evanston Blick Art Materials.
The opening reception event will be from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday September 30th, but the work will be up for a month in the art store.
If you live in the Evanston area and are not planning on going to the Atomic Sketch Event, then please stop by. I will probably be at the Blick show early and then head down for the end of the Atomic Sketch Event.
Spudnik tells me I sold a couple of pieces at Renegade! I would love to know who purchased my work, so if it was you, please send me a message through the contact page - I'd appreciate it and would love to add you to my email list.
New updates coming soon about shows at the end of September and the beginning and middle of October.
I will be participating in the Renegade Craft Fair this coming weekend on September 11th and 12th. Come by and check out what I've been working on. Because I will be participating under the auspices of Spudnik Press, these will all be works on paper and be primarily screen print in nature. These are all works that I've been working on mostly in the past month or so, so all of them will be never-before-seen, though some of the imagery is reminiscent of projects passed. Also, all the pieces will be affordably priced under $50.00.
If you end up not being able to make it, don't worry, the pieces will be available for sale on this site shortly after the weekend (if anything's left, that is <wink wink>).
The Chicago Fringe Festival is over and, after seeing the Annee Pocalypse! show I was pretty pleased with the way my backdrop and props looked. Thanks to anyone who made it out to the show. Good to support local theatre.
I was asked to execute a backdrop for a play for the Chicago Fringe Festival called Annee Pocalypse. It's a post-apocalyptic parody of Annie. It's pretty fun. It's playing starting this Wednesday going through the weekend. You should check it out.
Here is a preview of the backdrop I created (note: it's an image on facebook, so you'll need an account). As you can see, it will be an explosive show (I know, I'm a nerd and like puns).