Exquisite Consonance: A Collaborative Exhibition

A Sixth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event presented by Spudnik Press, in partnership with Chicago Artists Month
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
at Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
FREE Donations encouraged.

Exquisite Consonance is a hands-on collaboration blurring the lines between artist, curator, critic, and viewer, speaking to the importance of community and cooperation as part of the creative process. Join the artists at Spudnik Press in creating a series of exquisite creatures with a selection of hand-carved linoleum blocks and a printmaking press. After creating a unique print to add to the mounting gallery wall, participants are encouraged to add some words — we suggest the classic Haiku – to give viewers a sense of the significance of the piece, the history of the artist, what cultural events led to the creation of the piece, how the piece speaks to other prints in the show, etc.

Falling somewhere in between the Surrealist game “Cadavre Exquis” (circa 1925 France) and Barbie Fashion Plates™ (circa 1980 United States), Exquisite Consonance will be hands-on, fun, and lighthearted, leading to a communicative, experimental, and reflective exhibition of art made by and for the people.

Exquisite Consonance will overlap with Spudnik Press’ Open Studio session, allowing visitors to see the community print shop in full swing. Guests can stop by for a short visit or contribute to the exhibition through out the night. Participating in the art-making is free. Guests who wish to create artwork to take home are encouraged to make a small donation to the studio.