Tuesday, October 08, 2013

RIPE: A Post Modern Ceramic Exhibition


A Post Modern Ceramic Exhibition

New Work by Thomas Billings  

Opening Friday, October 18,  Reception 5-10. 
Live Music TBA  
Tom Billings continuously proves himself a dedicated artful workaholic.  While participating in & co-curating exhibits in Chicago’s bars, clubs, cafes, and painting: murals, street art and the like. He was also exhibiting in galleries in New York and Chicago earlier this year. Tom has simultaneously been prolific in the ceramic studio. Tom’s production of ceramics into the small hours has yielded some wonderful results. His mask series which depict Dante’s Seven Deadly Sins are featured.  His style yields a series of glazed masks, directly inspired from his recent painted portraits.
This October, he will exhibit at Cobalt Studio. It includes several small vessels, organic “pear-like” forms and painted tiles.  All the work has been produced in Chicago and will be shown as a complete body of work for the first time.    
The “RIPE — A Post Modern Ceramic Exhibition” Opens to the Public: Friday, October 18, with a Reception 5-10. The show is up through November 18.  Cobalt Studio will be open weekends in October with times to be announced. For Viewing or Pre-Opening sales by Appointment Contact, Antonio via email at cobaltartstudio@gmail.com Tom’s website mrtomlikesred.blogspot.com
Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Little Man Pee Pool Party: The Whiz Paddler's Lament

Little Man Pee Pool Party: The Whiz Paddler's Lament
curated by Raúl Nude

Opening Friday October 11 from 6pm-10pm
Show runs until November 9, 2013

1765 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 340-3516
gallery hours: Saturday October 12, 19, & 26, November 2 & 9

"Little Man Pee Pool Party: The Whiz Paddler's Lament" will consist of at least twenty idiosyncratic versions of Mannekin Pis, the famous "peeing boy" public fountain in Brussels, made by a variety of professional sculptors, artists, and non-artists alike. Each piece will be fully functional and will pee into a series of shared indoor pools. A twenty-six page catalog will accompany the exhibit with contributions by many of Chicago's most dynamic young cartoonists. The exhibit will also include several "surprises".

Meg Duguid
Bruce Conkle
Micki Tschur
Paul Mack
Mariano Chavez
Sarah Beth Woods
Marie Walz
Scott Wolniak
Sabina Ott & Michelle Wasson
Catie Olson
Andy Pizz
Eyeball Mansion
Nick Drnaso
Sarah Leitten
Andy Gabrysiak
Scott Anderson
Taylor Hokanson
Paul Somers
Edra Soto
Ryan Standfest
Bert Stabler
Matthew Novak
Kevin Budnik
Jeffrey Boguslawski
Ryan Travis
Christian Lars
Bra Jim Zimpel
Tom Torluemke
Tim Ripley 

Eric Lebofsky
Andy Burkholder
Erik Lundquist
Krystal Difronzo
Marieke McClendon
Lyra Hill
Alyssa Herlocher
Joe Tallarico
Chris Cilla
Andy Gabrysiak
Chris Kerr
Keith Herzik
Kevin Budnik
Jason Robert Bell
Abe Lampert
Ryan Travis Christian
Jo Dery
David Alvarado
Ryan Standfest
EC Brown
Grant Reynolds
Max Morris
Otto Splotch