Posts By: Angee

FREE Mezzotint Workshop? Too good to be true…

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FREE Mezzotint Workshop

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to be known as hardcore? Are you already hardcore, and do you want to try something even more hardcore-er? If your answer was “yes” for the preceding questions then the Mezzotint is for you. What you don’t know what a mezzotint is? Well, you should come find out.

Juan Garcia will be conducting a two hour demonstration about this 17th century Intaglio printmaking process on July 8 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Who is Juan Garcia? Exactly, for more information on him and his work you can visit www.whoisjuanrgarcia.com. See you July 8 from 7 to 9. Don’t be late, and don’t forget.

We only have so much space in the studio, so we are asking people to RSVP by e-mailing Angee (angee@spudnikpress.com).

Onsmith Dog Stew & Monkey Nudd Wine

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Onsmith Dog Stew & Monkey Nudd Wine

An Exhibition of Collaborative Prints by Paul Nudd and Onsmith, Spring 2009 Artists in Residence at Spudnik Press, Chicago.

Friday, July 10th – Thursday, August 6th, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, July 10th, 6 – 10PM

Spudnik Press is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by our Spring 2009 Artists in Residence, Paul Nudd and Onsmith. Ice cream, buzzing flies, cow udders, double-tongues, fishing tackle, jarred brains, twisted limbs and floating heads. These are all things Onsmith & Nudd. Three separate suites of prints meld these two artists’ signature styles into a cartoonish netherworld of darkly comic doom. Witness the mushy quadruple-stacked heads that form the menacing totem pole-like Head Heaps. Or the freshly staked heads and weird diseased udder worship of Monkey Nudd Wine. Onsmith & Nudd made close to 1000 prints this year, plenty to sift through, scour and pick apart with a fine toothed comb.

As an extra added bonus, visitors are invited to participate in Onsmith & Nudd’s newest collaborative body of work, Horde of the Flies: An Infestation. Many large sheets of paper will be provided so that Spudnik’s guests may draw between 1 and 1000 flies that will eventually culminate in a massive swarm of pesky winged insects. Examples, materials and sources will be provided.

Paul Nudd was born in Harpenden, England in 1976. He graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, Western Exhibitions, Chicago and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

Onsmith is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Chicago. His comics, prints, and illustrations have appeared in The Chicago Reader, The Portland Mercury, The Common Review, Oxford American Magazine, Hotwire Comics (Fantagraphics Books), Vice Magazine, Graphics Classics, both volumes of Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories, and may also be viewed at http://www.onsmithcomics.blogspot.com He most recently began showing his art in galleries as well as curating a show of comics.

Spudnik Press
Gallery hours: Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 – 11PM, or by appointment
1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
312.532.0304
www.spudnikpress.com

July Drink & Draw: Comix

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Comix

Wednesday July 1, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

We will have lots of comics to look at, a non-competative challenge to come up with the best charector, and templates to make some awesome comic strips!

Meat! A Print Exchange

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Call for Participants:

Meat! A Print Exchange

Can’t think of the word “eat” without an “m?” Or are you a militant vegan? Fall somewhere in between? Ever feel like a piece of meat? Everyone has an opinion about meat, and we want you to make a print about yours: the good, the bad, the bloody, the cooked, and the overlooked.

Ingredients for the exchange are as follows:
21 prints hand-pulled (no digital prints)
Paper size: 11×15 in.
Additional fee for portfolio and colophon: $5
1 paragraph statement about work in exchange
Register by emailing angee@spudnikpress.com

Please Ship to:
Spudnik Press
1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Delivery Info
Enclose all 21 prints, a self-addressed mailing label, and sufficient return postage. If you do not know the exact amount of return postage, please send more than you think will be required. Please deliver your prints in a package that can easily be reused for shipping the collated prints back to you.

Contact:
Angee Lennard (angee@spudnikpress.com or 1-312-532-0304)

Sign up Deadline: July 24, 2009
Drop out Deadline: September 25, 2009
Deadline to receive artwork: October 9, 2009
Meat Exchange Show: November 6, 2009
Portfolios shipping: November 20, 2009

Summer Artist In Resident: Jeremy Lundquist

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We are absolutely delighted to invite artist Jeremy Lundquist to print at Spudnik for the duration of the summer. He will be continuing a body of work that he began at Kala Institute in 2008.

“I am interested in our culture’s attempt to fit in every detail and the result of the impossibility of that action. Here lies the difficulty of knowing what to hold on to and what to let go of.”

Jeremy Lundquist was born in California and currently lives and works in
Chicago. Jeremy teaches in the Printmedia department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His current work in print, drawing, installation, and cut and collaged paper examines and organizes decay, specifically, the mundane and outmoded objects of Middle America. The result is a body of work questioning contemporary notions of progress and cleanliness by presenting images of loss and disillusion / dissolution. He has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest, as well as nationally and internationally. He has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow School of Art , Harold Arts, and Kala Art Institute and will be in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in January. He received his BA in Studio Art from Grinnell College and his MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University.

June Drink and Draw: Paper Mache

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Paper Mache

Wednesday June3, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

For Paper Mache’ we invite you to bring materials like tissue paper, newspaper, string, dyed feathers, balloons……

SILENT AUCTION, LOUD PARTY

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Spudnik Press Fundraiser Party!

Celebrate & Support 2 years of printmaking

Saturday, June 6, 2009
6 pm – 1 am

6 – 10 pm: Silent Auction
10 – 1 am: Party (with DJ)
Door: Free!

Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Press Release:

Spudnik Press will celebrate its 2nd Anniversary with a silent auction followed by a party at Happy Dog Gallery located at 1542 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund Spudnik’s artist’s residency, weekly open studios, community outreach programming, supplies, classes and workshops.

The Silent Auction will include art from Sonnenzimmer, The Post Family, Paul Nudd, Jeremy Tinder, Elke Claus, Oli Watt, Sue Coe (donated by Anchor Graphics) and many more. The auction will start at 6pm and winning bidders will be able to pay (with cash or check) for the artwork at 10pm. In addition to the auction, there will be collaborative prints from Miller and Shellabarger and Nudd and Onsmith, our past Artists in Residence, available for sale. Proceeds from these sales will directly support the Residency Program. All purchased prints can be taken away that evening.

Live music and free air hockey games begin at 10pm.

There will also be an information booth featuring information about printing at Spudnik Press, as well as a small press publication table, featuring books, cards, and handmade items by artists who work at Spudnik.

T-shirts designed and screenprinted for the occasion by Sanya Glisic will be available for guests donating $20 or more. Miniature artwork dispensed from a gumball machine will be available at 25 cent each.

May Drink and Draw: COLLAGE

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Drink and Draw

Theme: COLLAGE!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Bring some magazines, photocopies, pictures, maps, ephemera, etc, use as a starting point for a drwing or spend the night cutting and pasting. You are encouraged to bring imagery and objects to share. I. E. GET RID OF SOME MAGAZINES.

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

Poetry and Prints #4

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Poetry and Prints: #4

Saturday, April 18, 2009
8p.m.

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
spudnikpress.com

house press and spudnik press team up to bring you a fourth well-rounded and multi-disciplinary evening of poetry, visual art, and music, not to mention a cheap door ($3 donation), booze and snacks, and a table full of fresh small press books, mags, and other miscellany. this april 18th, the following co-conspirators will be joining us:

daniel borzutzky, chicago-based writer and translator, author of the ecstacy or capitulation from blazeVOX [books], 2007 (www.blazevox.org/bk-db.htm;
www.danielborzutzky.com)

melissa severin
, chicago-based writer and managing editor of switchback books; author of brute fact from dancing girl press, 2008 (www.switchbackbooks.com;
www.dancinggirlpress.com/brutefact.html)

michael carr, cambridge, ma.-based writer and editor of editions louis wain and co-editor with dorothea lasky of katalanche press (editionslouiswain.com;
katalanchepress.blogspot.com); co-author of necco face, from editions louis wain, 2009

gustave morin, toronto-based visual artist; author of the much-slept-on a penny dreadful from insomniac press, 2003 (epc.buffalo.edu/authors/morin/;
www.mnsi.net/~common/editions_penny/dread.html)

music, dj josh brown spinning records

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger Prints created during their Residency at Spudnik are on display at Spudnik Press througgh May 7, 2009

Miller and Shellabarger

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MILLER AND SHELLABARGER

Prints created during their Residency at Spudnik Press, Fall 2008
April 11 – May 7, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 6-10PM

Gallery Hours: Mon & Thursday 6:30-11pm, or by appointment.

Drink and Draw: Costume Model

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Costume Model

“Dress Up + Beer!!!!”

Wednesday April 1, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $8 (‘cuz the model needs paid)

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

The first Monday of the month happens to fall on April Fool’s Day, so we thought FUN would be a good thing to have with the theme. We have contacted Fanny Tastic to provide us with some fun, slightly sexy, poses in a few themed outfits for attendees to capture with charcoal, ink, or what have you.

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.