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August 2014

Recombinant Stare: a Stare Magazine Retrospective–Opening Reception

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Recombinant Stare is an exhibition that pulls together strands from Kevin Riordan’s Stare Press, particularly Stare Magazine, a publication focusing on irreverent and arresting graphic art and writing that ran from1976-1991. The show consists of issues of the magazine as well as books, posters, press sheets, photostats, and photographs. It also brings together recent and selected publications and works by some of the many Stare contributors, including Wayne Bertola, Mike Brehm, Elroy Christy, Peter Hannan, Bradley Lastname, Jean Riordan and the late Fritz Wolfmeyer. The show will be accompanied by…

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Free

Lucha Lives—Opening Reception

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Printshop @ Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, 60622

Lucha Lives is an exploration of the generational realities and mythologies experienced within immigrant communities, particularly those of Mexican Americans in Chicago. Using the iconographic imagery of Lucha Libre, artist Ricardo Serment pivots around the struggle, mirth, and quotidian by shining a spotlight on the spectacle that the everyday can be. Ricardo Xavier Serment was born in Chicago to Mexican immigrant parents. In 2007, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA, concentrating in printmaking. He currently works in drawing,…

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October 2014

Drink & Draw: October 2014 — Surrealist Games

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Surrealist games are a great way to break habits, generate ideas, and make new friends while drawing. We’ll lead exquisite corpse, automatic drawing, frottage, decalomania & more. Drink and Draw is a low-key event devoted to drawing practices. There is no teacher and no pretensions. Spudnik provides a theme for the evening, props, and festive drink. You provide a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and come with friends! Drawing nights take place the first Wednesday of every other month. Sign up to receive…

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$15-50

7th Annual Spudnik Press Benefit

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

$15 General Admission $50 Preview Event  (5pm-7pm) Featuring hors d’oeuvres, live music, printing demonstrations, and craft cocktails. Plus a Silent Auction with artworks hand-picked by guest curators, including Jessica Cochran and La Keisha Leek and goods from local retailers including The Circle Salon and Sprout Home. For 7 years, Spudnik Press has grown to meet the needs of our city’s artists–over 250 annually through ever-expanding studio resources, art book publishing, and public exhibitions and residency programs in printmaking and book arts.…

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