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INTERNal DIALOGUE

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INTERNal DIALOGUE

Intern Show

July 31, 2009 – August 26, 2009

Opening Reception
July 31, 2009, 6-10 PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday & Thursday 6:30-11 PM, or by appointment.

Spudnik Press
1821 West Hubbard
Suite 308-
Chicago, IL 60622

Brie Cella, Liz Born, and Elisa Sandoval have been working at Spudnik Press throughout the summer to learn the ropes of running and working in a community printshop. They worked together to build a new drying rack and darkroom, update our archive, and research and introduce new materials to the printshop.

On Friday, July 31st, we will be showcasing their artwork. Please join us to celebrate both the art they have created as well as the contributions they have made to Spudnik Press.

Contact:
Angee Lennard
Director
angee@ spudnikpress.com
312-532-0304

August Drink and Draw: Observation

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Observational Drawing

Wednesday Aug 5, 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.
This month’s theme is OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING – draw what you see, from the cracks in the ceiling to your mounting still-life of beer cans!

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……

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.

In Conjunction with….

Next week is the Southern Graphics Council Conference hosted by Anchor Graphics and Columbia College. So if you like printmaking, you will most likely be going crazy trying to decide what to attend. May we offer a few suggestions?

1. We will be hosting a reception for our recent exchange:

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Tender Twenties Print Exchange
Spudnik Press

Closing Reception
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Saturday, March 28, 6-9pm

2. We will be sharing the evening with our friends,The Post Family:

Launch of Margin Detail
The Family Room

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 202
Saturday, March 28, 6-10pm

3. See interactive posters will amaze and inspire (including work by Angee Lennard & Karin Patzke!):

Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago
The Green Lantern

1511 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor
Friday, March 27, 7 – 10pm

4. And just across the street there will be a show with MANY other awesome poster designers:

Boombox
Heaven Gallery

1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor
Friday, March 27, 7-10pm

5. Also in the area is Lloyd Dobler Gallery with work from many friends from SAIC:


Case-By-Case Basis

Lloyd Dobler Gallery

1545 W Division, 2nd Floor
Friday March 27, 9-11pm

6. Angee Lennard will have work in a show at Marwen:

Surface Matter / Printed Matter
Marwen

833 N Orleans
Friday, March 27, 5 – 7pm

7. Additionaly, Angee Lennard, Laura Mariposa, and Sanya Glisic will represent Spudnik in a show featuring Chicago printers:

Global Implications
Morpho Gallery

Saturday, March 28, 12 – 9pm
5216 N Damen Ave

And HERE is the full list of ALL the exhibitions. I will personally give huge props to anyone who attends all of the printmaking themed exhibitions next weekend!

March Drink and Draw is almost here!

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Whoa time flies! I almost forgot to get the word out about our next Drink and Draw, slated for Wednesday, March 4, 2009.

Drink and Draw

Theme: Surrealist Games

Wednesday March 4, 2009

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

@ Spudnik Press

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Our most interactive theme yet, it is sure to please. We will facilitate group and solo drawings based on games created by Brenton, Duchamp, Aragon, and other Surrealist and Dada artists.

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.

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Proud to Announce: Nudd and OnSmith

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We are proud to announce our Spring 2009 Resident Artists: Paul Nudd and Onsmith! They will have full use of the studio from March 1 through June 1. We can’t wait to see what they create!

Nudd and Onsmith each have developed individual styles of illustration that are engaging in their own right. When the two join forces, a dialog is created between the opposing styles and imagery, and the art takes a turn towards the witty, surprising, and refreshing. It is clear that the two artists are being pushed an pulled in ways that can only strengthen their own artistic abilities.

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.

Drink and Draw #3: The Figure and the PBR

    Drink and Draw #3

    Wednesday February 4, 2009
    7:00-9:30pm
    Features: The Figure (Model will be present)
    All you can drink Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Suggested Donation: $8

    Drink and Draw, our monthly night devoted to drawing practices, is once again around the corner. There’s no teacher and no pretension. We provide the model and some beverages. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. This will be the first time we will have a model. He or she will be fully clothed. We are asking for a slightly larger donation to offset this cost. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.