Rounds
Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxley, Milad Mozari


April 6, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014 4-8pm
Open Hours: Sundays and Mondays 12-4pm and by appointment
 
ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th St, Chicago IL 60608Rounds is organized by Make Space in conjunction with ACRE Projects. make-space.net / acreresidency.org
 
Rounds brings together collaborative and individual works by Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxley, and Milad Mozari. With backgrounds in a variety of materials and mediums, the three artists come together at meeting points in their work. Approached from these different perspectives, they explore the process of pattern making across visual and sonar planes. Together, they have recorded a collaborative sound work that will be played on multiple record players. Played back at different speeds and distributed throughout the space, the sounds will build on each other through beating and harmonic relationships. Visual works by the artists along with the Harmonograph—created by Moxley and Mozari at the ACRE residency—will reflect this effect of harmonic pattern and interference. The sonic and visual works represent simultaneous undulations throughout the space, creating patterns that are experienced in relationship to one another.
Rounds
Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxley, Milad Mozari
April 6, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014 4-8pm
Open Hours: Sundays and Mondays 12-4pm and by appointment
 
ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th St, Chicago IL 60608

Rounds is organized by Make Space in conjunction with ACRE Projects. 
make-space.net / acreresidency.org
 

Rounds brings together collaborative and individual works by Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxley, and Milad Mozari. With backgrounds in a variety of materials and mediums, the three artists come together at meeting points in their work. Approached from these different perspectives, they explore the process of pattern making across visual and sonar planes. Together, they have recorded a collaborative sound work that will be played on multiple record players. Played back at different speeds and distributed throughout the space, the sounds will build on each other through beating and harmonic relationships. Visual works by the artists along with the Harmonograph—created by Moxley and Mozari at the ACRE residency—will reflect this effect of harmonic pattern and interference. The sonic and visual works represent simultaneous undulations throughout the space, creating patterns that are experienced in relationship to one another.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude explores the personal narratives of six self-publishing artists, featuring prints, comics, drawings, and artists’ books by David Sandlin, Jason Roy, Josh Freydkis, Lale Westvind, Maren Karlson, and Mike Taylor. 

Working primarily through drawing and silk-screened editions, these artists share a common self-referential and satirical perspective, tackling everyday life idiosyncrasies with humor and personal anecdotes. Their  collective observational approach explores personal revelations, documentation of their surroundings and reflections on culture, politics, and the human condition. The work in this exhibition illustrates not only an autobiographical portrait of the artist, but also a portrait of their attitude, philosophy and unique point of view. 

We are presented with their intimate depictions of themselves, politics, religion, love, society, subcultures, and the artworld. The work portrays a shared impulse to narrate observations, through both positive interpretations and dissatisfied critiques. Coming from different backgrounds, cities, countries, and generations, the artists all are currently living in New York and questioning how their personal histories have influenced their lives and their work. While art making is generally insular, by working in the form of multiples (printmaking, comics, artists’ books and zines) their work, views of themselves, and perspectives are able to disseminate and courageously confront or ally with a wider audience.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude is the sixteenth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through printed matter and other ephemeral media, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format. Curated by Aimee Lusty.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/580040868686899/?ref=ts&fref=ts

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude explores the personal narratives of six self-publishing artists, featuring prints, comics, drawings, and artists’ books by David Sandlin, Jason Roy, Josh Freydkis, Lale Westvind, Maren Karlson, and Mike Taylor.


Working primarily through drawing and silk-screened editions, these artists share a common self-referential and satirical perspective, tackling everyday life idiosyncrasies with humor and personal anecdotes. Their  collective observational approach explores personal revelations, documentation of their surroundings and reflections on culture, politics, and the human condition. The work in this exhibition illustrates not only an autobiographical portrait of the artist, but also a portrait of their attitude, philosophy and unique point of view.


We are presented with their intimate depictions of themselves, politics, religion, love, society, subcultures, and the artworld. The work portrays a shared impulse to narrate observations, through both positive interpretations and dissatisfied critiques. Coming from different backgrounds, cities, countries, and generations, the artists all are currently living in New York and questioning how their personal histories have influenced their lives and their work. While art making is generally insular, by working in the form of multiples (printmaking, comics, artists’ books and zines) their work, views of themselves, and perspectives are able to disseminate and courageously confront or ally with a wider audience.


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude is the sixteenth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through printed matter and other ephemeral media, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format. Curated by Aimee Lusty.


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dude is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/580040868686899/?ref=ts&fref=ts

CONSTRUCTING THE INTANGIBLE: New work by City Souvenirs, a collaboration between Liene Bosque and Nicole Seisler (previously featured on Make Space), opens tonight at ACRE Projects!
“Navigating the city, we learn how to operate within it. For urban dwellers, a firsthand knowledge of the texture of urban space is embedded in our daily lives as we notice small fragments like the uneven surface of the sidewalk, or ornate details embedded in the architecture we pass on the street. Buried in our everyday concern are the surfaces, sites and landmarks that help us orient ourselves. This experience is kinetic, like the city itself, and always changing us as we, in turn, change it. We are continuously building and modifying, collecting new information and altering the image of the city for ourselves.
Nicole Seisler and Liene Bosquê are a collaborative artist team known as City Souvenirs. The duo invites participants to make casts and impressions of their surroundings. The objects created serve as relics that hold the imprint of a site specifically chosen by each individual while also resonating with an experience familiar to most urban dwellers. The objects are made from clay, which changes physical states during the process of creation, from flexible to delicate to durable.
This exhibition also marks an experimental shift in material for City Souvenirs, with the inclusion of brick casts made using paper. Unlike clay, the paper objects never reach a permanent state. The material remains delicate, and with water would return to a flux state of pulp, ready to be mixed and re-shaped. As with the city, the malleability of these objects is incorporated into our understanding of their material character.”
Opening reception March 3 4-8 pm, 1913 W. 17th St. Chicago, IL 60608
Curated by Kate Bowen. Show runs until March 17, open hours are Sundays and Mondays 12-4 pm.

CONSTRUCTING THE INTANGIBLE: New work by City Souvenirs, a collaboration between Liene Bosque and Nicole Seisler (previously featured on Make Space), opens tonight at ACRE Projects!

Navigating the city, we learn how to operate within it. For urban dwellers, a firsthand knowledge of the texture of urban space is embedded in our daily lives as we notice small fragments like the uneven surface of the sidewalk, or ornate details embedded in the architecture we pass on the street. Buried in our everyday concern are the surfaces, sites and landmarks that help us orient ourselves. This experience is kinetic, like the city itself, and always changing us as we, in turn, change it. We are continuously building and modifying, collecting new information and altering the image of the city for ourselves.

Nicole Seisler and Liene Bosquê are a collaborative artist team known as City Souvenirs. The duo invites participants to make casts and impressions of their surroundings. The objects created serve as relics that hold the imprint of a site specifically chosen by each individual while also resonating with an experience familiar to most urban dwellers. The objects are made from clay, which changes physical states during the process of creation, from flexible to delicate to durable.

This exhibition also marks an experimental shift in material for City Souvenirs, with the inclusion of brick casts made using paper. Unlike clay, the paper objects never reach a permanent state. The material remains delicate, and with water would return to a flux state of pulp, ready to be mixed and re-shaped. As with the city, the malleability of these objects is incorporated into our understanding of their material character.”

Opening reception March 3 4-8 pm, 1913 W. 17th St. Chicago, IL 60608

Curated by Kate Bowen. Show runs until March 17, open hours are Sundays and Mondays 12-4 pm.


Truth and Being is an exhibition hosted at The Plaines Project  that draws parallels between the work of Juan Fernandezand Jason Judd. Both artists are drawn to the ideas of reality and perception, which they investigate through photography and video. Juan’s photographs challenge the notion of truth through the manipulation of architectural environments leaving the viewer to question, not only the photograph as a document, but their own perceptual bias. Jason’s video and photographic work finds metaphor that lie inside reality. Using these metaphors allow him to speak of imagination and limitations, in a way, not to define, but to describe what it means to ‘be’.
Truth and Being finds its visual cohesiveness through the quite aesthetics the two artists exemplify. This quite aesthetic is disarming; allowing the poignancy of Judd and Fernandez’s ideas of perception and existence to be met with appropriate contemplation. The two artists’ work reinforces one another by subtle allusions and references that the viewer may find it easier to feel than to articulate.

This duo show will open Friday, August 11, 2012 from 7-10 pm. The show will run through August 18th. After the opening reception, open hours are by appointment.

Jason Judd and Juan Fernandez on Make Space.

Truth and Being is an exhibition hosted at The Plaines Project  that draws parallels between the work of Juan Fernandezand Jason Judd. Both artists are drawn to the ideas of reality and perception, which they investigate through photography and video. Juan’s photographs challenge the notion of truth through the manipulation of architectural environments leaving the viewer to question, not only the photograph as a document, but their own perceptual bias. Jason’s video and photographic work finds metaphor that lie inside reality. Using these metaphors allow him to speak of imagination and limitations, in a way, not to define, but to describe what it means to ‘be’.

Truth and Being finds its visual cohesiveness through the quite aesthetics the two artists exemplify. This quite aesthetic is disarming; allowing the poignancy of Judd and Fernandez’s ideas of perception and existence to be met with appropriate contemplation. The two artists’ work reinforces one another by subtle allusions and references that the viewer may find it easier to feel than to articulate.

This duo show will open Friday, August 11, 2012 from 7-10 pm. The show will run through August 18th. After the opening reception, open hours are by appointment.

Jason Judd and Juan Fernandez on Make Space.