Always fun to see this older type study i drew for The Quiet Life pop up on clothes…
photography: Dan Monick
Merge Records and its flagship band Superchunk are presenting their third special vinyl 7” release to benefit charity. Along with the original art, auction winners receive an exclusive clear-black-green swirl vinyl edition of “Our Work Is Done” b/w “Total Eclipse” signed by Superchunk. All auction proceeds benefit Bill McKibben’s 350.org and their initiatives to solve the climate crisis. To bid go HERE.
Bottom Up (Life and Death), 2018
Acrylic on paper
7 x 14 in (17.78 x 35.56 cm)
Courtesy of artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
Signed on verso
Poster design for the Society of Typographical Arts “Chicago Character” show. They asked 30 chicago folks to do a poster for a letter in the alphabet that corresponds with the name of a person, company or idea from Chicago’s design history. I got the @ so mine was not about a specific person but about the role of social media in today’s design world. So lets try not to get sucked down the digital rabbit hole so much and let’s try to stay as human as possible.
I recently had the opportunity to go on an amazing trip with The Jaunt to Finca Bellavista tree house community in Costa Rica. I’m back now and am starting to work on some screen prints inspired by the trip. To see more about my trip check HERE and to read more about The Jaunt and the trips they send artists on go HERE.
Chicago Characters Reception
A Brief & Incomplete History of Design in Chicago
Thursday, Nov 15, 6-8pm
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
2nd Floor, next to Marshall's Landing
FREE Admission, RSVP
Join us as we reveal a public art project with a focus on Chicago, design, and typography!
Posters by 30 talented Chicago designers, covering topics from A-Z and beyond, installed at Merchandise Mart!
Featuring work by:
David Lee Csicsko
do i really have to remind you….?
LVL3 is proud to present Local Comfort. Local Comfort is a group show featuring over 40 of Chicago’s key local players helping make the community what it is. Kicking off the gallery season highlighting the idea of home Local Comfort brings together work of many mediums to celebrate the diverse range of the makers who call Chicago home.
Leslie Baum | Joseph Belknap | Sarah Belknap | Robert Burnier | Jessica Campbell | Alex Chitty | Nora Chin | Diane Christiansen | Alex Bradley Cohen | Mel Cook | Dan Devening | Oscar I. Gonzalez Diaz | Stephen Eichhorn | Hope Esser | Whit Forrester | Alejandro Jimenez Flores | Joseph Grigely | Magalie Guerin | Molly Hewitt | Daniel Hojnacki | Zachary Hutchinson | Cody Hudson | Sam Jaffe | Annie Kielman | Dave Kruger | Anna Kunz | Chad Kouri | Tony Lewis | Ben Marcus | Jordan Martins | Liz McCarthy | Jeffly Gabriela Molina | Noel Morical | Christopher Meerdo | Roni Packer | Josue Pellot | Jason Pickelman | Cole Pierce | Dan Rizzo-Orr | Soo Shin | Adam Scott | Jenn Smith | Geoffrey Todd Smith | Edra Soto | Sabina Ott | Susan Pasowicz | Frances Roberts | Alex Scott | Tim Stone | Marcela Torres | Allison Wade | Cody Tumblin | Erin Washington | Derrick Woods-Morrow | Brittney Leeanne Williams
Saturday 22 September 2018
Mixtapes for the Next Millennium
Curated by Jordan Martins
September 18 - 28, 2018
The ANNUAL is a yearly sales exhibition celebrating cutting-edge Chicago-based artists. Arranged by a guest curator, The ANNUAL creates an accessible forum for collectors to discover affordable new work and engage directly with its creators.
CAC is pleased to announce that Jordan Martins will curate this year's edition of The ANNUAL. His exhibition, Mixtapes for the Next Millennium, brings together a wide variety of studio practices and backgrounds into proximity with one another to encourage surprising synchronicities or points of overlap between them. The exhibition operates with two notions of the term “mixtape” in mind: 1) an informal compilation of songs that reflect different backgrounds and trans-genre jumps, and 2) the hip-hop use of the term to refer to more raw conjunctions of artists that allow for playful, experimental collaborations or tangents sprouting out of an artist’s more formal output. The freedom and spontaneity of the “mixtape” is embraced here in what kind of work is shown and how it is displayed, eschewing polite spacing between works on white walls for playful molecular combinations that explore how the works of different artists can more directly speak to one another.
ASMA (Matias Armendaris and Hanya Belia)
Sonnenzimmer [Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher]
Brittney Leeanne Williams
Opening Reception, Friday, September 21, 5-8pm
The ANNUAL Breakfast, Friday, September 28, 9-11am RSVP
All events take place at CAC, 2130 W. Fulton St.