DEC 11th After Party (BYOB 8-11pm) for Exhibition THE BOOK as its OWN ADDENDUM
Join us for the opening night of this exhibition at Marwen 5:00pm - 7:00pm 833 North Orleans Street, Chicago, IL AND THEN take the 11 bus over to the loft!!! to party!!! After Party DJ’d by "David Drake & Brett Randle"
Participating artists: Mitsuko Brooks,Morgan Cahn, Jen Cooney, Alfredo Garcia, Julia Hendrickson, Zach Huelsing, Regin Igloria, Edith Kollath, Matt Kuhlman, Zoe McCloskey, Shawn Sheehy
You can RSVP for the marwen opening on Facebook.
For more information, contact Arielle Bielak
312.944.2418 ext 206 firstname.lastname@example.org
NO SHOW OPENING I: Brooks Wingfield Girsch
Brooks was on her way from an artist in Residence at Oxbows Winter Session and on her way to one at the Vermont Studio Center. Luckily for us she passed by the Loft.
Zoe: I was trying to remember what you were explaining to me last night about why you don’t like to show your paintings…?
B: It’s not that I don’t like to show them, there is just that question of what the painting becomes after the process. For me it is so much about the decision making within a single painting and those relationships, so once I’ve resolved them,…it’s hard to say. It’s like I like to work on board so I can stack them when I’m done, so that they are filed away. I begin with no conception when I start which is probably more important than what I do when it’s done. But as you work on it, it becomes about the success and the failure, especially about the failures, about the inability to achieve. It’s hard for me to talk about my work without talking about how much I love painting and the discipline of painting.
This is tangential but Outsider Artists, that’s sort of a coveted identity now a days, in many cases, are peculiar because they are not achieving, [the work is about] the reaching that’s falling short, and I guess I love going into a small town museum and seeing,…because there is something new that is created in the world though the striving. Even if in conventional terms it’s a failure or a bad aesthetic, but it just makes something that’s so delicious for me. I think I’m a better draftsman than I am a painter. I don’t always set out to make a shitty painting. It’s not ironic. It literally comes out.
I wouldn’t mind showing [my work] but I just don’t like that it becomes an object, and has a border and is put on a wall and that becomes strange, because its very much a process and very much alive in my studio. And I think that’s a worry for a lot of artists; what happens to the work once it goes into the world. I have the constant feeling that I’m practicing for the next thing, it’s a journey without a goal, so that’s why I’m not concerned with the failure of anything because I’m so tightly involved in a learning process and seeing and a reaction to a decision I make, and one decision necessitates another choice, and yeah it’s like a painting having a conversation with its self and I’m following that. So my big hope is that you would be able to see that struggle in the painting and yeah I think that’s all part of the humor, like you said it was cheesy, but I don’t think cheesy is the right word necessarily, unless you mean a real seriousness that falls flat unintentionally. *
PALMYRA from Brooklyn NY, Eric Hall from NOMO, and Chicago’s ORANGE DRINK perform at Loft3a (3036 n lincoln)
SEPT 26 DOORS OPEN 9PM (bring dollars for pbr tips and for donations to the band)
As a treat, Palmyra from Brooklyn and Eric Hall are coming to LOFT3A. Erik Hall, from the band NOMO, is showcasing his new solo material.
Listen to Palmyra.
About Erik Hall.
Listen to NOMO.
I had the joy of seeing Orange Drink of Hemlock Records just this month at the Hungry Brain. They are an intelligent and enjoyable team of “musicians?” !?!? A little nihilism, cute-ism and whatnot. You will not want to miss it.
Orange Drink on Facebook, Myspace, PureVolume
Jumberlack Media an indie distro from Illinois/Michigan presents:
WHITE PINES : Myspace Link
with Thats Him Thats the Guy: Myspace Link
also Mike Moran: Myspace Link and Calm Vs. Chaos: Myspace Link
Friday August 7th at Loft3a. 8PM (Door Opens 7:30)
Videos at: http://www.youtube.com/jumberlacks
For More Press info contact: Kenneth Sander email@example.com
More Photos from the Late Night Cabaret! -
Courtesy of Michael Hitsman! firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos! - Late Night Cabaret -