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New Work by Pablo Philipps

At Spudnik, Pablo has long been known for his ability to work small. His etchings, some as small as a few inches across, delicately depict fantasy landscape scenes from a birds eye view, often overlaid with expressive marks as emotional as those of Jim Dine. His new work, while continuing his interest in detail and poignant mark-making, takes a new direction with a monumental change of scale. Two new prints will be on display, both shifting the view-point from a removed spectator to an active participant with his life-size characters. During the artist presentation, Pablo will talk about how his experience at Ox-bow have informed the direction his work is taking.  He is also excited to share how he has adapted to large format printing in regards to materials, tools, and developing an image.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
6pm

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
www.spudnikpress.com
Event is free.

Pictured above: Detail of “At the Opening”, Pablo Philipps, 2011

Jan. Drink & Draw: Resolve to do more FUN STUFF in 2011!

Drink and Draw

Drawing the Figure with PBR

Wednesday, Jan. 5
7:00-9:30pm
PBR provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5
@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Our Monthly Drink & Draw! Wed., Jan. 5, 7:00 at Spudnik Press… 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 some booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.
January we’ll have a live model (clothed) & props to get back to drawing the figure for our first D&D of 2011. There’ll be some PBR to go around, but feel free to BYO & pls. count on bringing a $ donation to help out!

Ten x Ten

Ten x Ten

A collaboration between Chicago artists and musicians

Ten x Ten develops the creative relationship between bands & printmakers beyond show posters. Visual artists invited a musician or band to join the project by recording an original song. Artists then created a 10″ x 10″ print inspired by the song they commissioned.

Prints by Dee Clements, Sanya Glisic, Kathleen Judge, Angee Lennard, Onsmith, Colin Palombi, Joey Potts, Grant Reynolds, Tom Smith, and Sonnenzimmer. Songs by Locks, Max Alexander, The Late Model Races, Strictly Jug Nuts, Sky Event, Netherfriends, Nones, Christine Kick, Blasted Diplomats, and Jason Adasiewicz.

Ten x Ten Residency at The Whistler

Performances every Tuesday in January at 9pm
2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.

January 4th: Netherfriends, Locks
January 11th: Jason Adasiewicz
January 18th: Blasted Diplomats, Nones
January 25th: The Late Model Races, Christine Kick

Ten x Ten Exhibition at LivingRoom Gallery

Featuring prints & additional artwork by each artist.
1530 West Superior Street

Opening Reception
January 14, 6-9pm
7:30 performance by Strictly Jug Nuts.
Exhibition continues January 14 – February 19, 2011
contact@livingroomgallery.org for appointment

Brought to you by Homeroom Chicago and Spudnik Press Cooperative
Ten x Ten is available online at spudnikpress.com/10×10

Printpalooza at the Block Museum

Printpalooza

Block Museum

Saturday January 29, 2011
12:00-4:00pm
Free

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2410

Prints aren’t reproductions of someone else’s work. They are original works of art created by artists. See how they are made and find contemporary and affordable ones to take and wear home by cutting edge printmakers and graphic artists from the Chicago area and around the country.

Printpalooza will feature Drive By Press, Cannonball Press, Spudnik’s own print vending machine, and live music.

Spring 2011 Residency: Applications due January 5

The deadline to apply for the position of Spudnik Press’ Spring 2011 Resident Artist is quickly approaching. So we encourage you to grab a mug of hot cocoa and flush out exactly how you would spend 3 months in a print shop. The residency comes with a stipend for materials, 24-hour access to the shop, light support from all of us who use the studio, and assistance coordinating an exhibition of your work when it’s all over. Applicants are expected to have printmaking experience and feel comfortable in the medium they applying to work in.

This residency is supported by previous Resident Artists through the sale of their artwork. To this end, at the conclusion of the residency, artwork is divided approximately 50/50 between the artist and Spudnik Press. The artist retains all proofs and unfinished prints.

The application is not too long, a good exercise to help with planning a larger project, and can be downloaded by clicking right here! If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to write at angee@spudnikpress.com.

Residency Periods 2011

Spring March 1- May 31
Summer June 1- August 31
Fall September 1- November 30

Deadlines (Postmarked by)
Spring January 5
Summer April 4
Fall July 1

December Drink & Draw- the last of 2010!

Drink and Draw

THEME: Drawing Negative & Positive Space (with Mulled Wine)

Wednesday Dec. 1
7:00-9:30pm
Booze provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5
@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Wed., Dec.1, 7:00 at Spudnik Press… 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 some booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.

This month we’ll focus on drawing positive & negative space in the architecture & still life! Our theme beverage is some toasty mulled wine, or BYO. $5 suggested donation.

Poetry & Prints Reading Series

Spudnik Press and House Press present:

Poetry and Prints Reading Series

Saturday, November 6, 2010
8-11 pm

Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308

$5 suggested donation to go poets and musicians.

Our infrequent and sporadic reading-print-music series will be featuring poets and musicians from New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Featured readers will be:

Eric Gelsinger from New York, co-founder of House Press and editor of the magazine Happy Generations.

Robin Demers from San Francisco, author of Two Red-Fingered Moons and Face of the Sea Lion, and founder of the All Poets Welcome Reading Series.

Luke Daly from Chicago, co-editor of the arrow as aarow chapbook series, and celebrating the release the book AV / AV in collaboration with Eric Unger.

Music by Helen Money (Alison Chesley), a Chicago based cellist, will follow the reading.

Art by Jeremy Lundquist and Eric Unger.

As always, some drinks will be provided but you are encouraged to BYOB.

November Drink & Draw: Imaginary Landscapes

Drink and Draw

Theme: Imaginary Landscapes
Drink: Spiced Apple Cider

Wednesday Nov 3, 2010
7:00-9:30pm
Limited drinks provided (or BYO)
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 some booze. Bring a sketchbook, materials, and friends.

Our Vanities Differ

Our Vanities Differ

Jessica Taylor Caponigro

October 7 – November 14, 2010

DePaul University Museum
2350 N Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Opening Reception
Thursday, Oct. 7
6-9pm

“Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.” – George Eliot, Middlemarch

An exhibition of prints completed during a summer artist residency at Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Please also check out the related events organized in conjunction with Nomadic Studio and Stockyard Institute!

Printmaker as Distributor, Collaborator, and Facilitator


Two Special Events in conjunction with Our Vanities Differ:

All events take place at:

DePaul University Museum, 2350 N Kenmore Ave.

Printmaker as Distributor, Collaborator, and Facilitator
October 7, 6-7:30pm

How does the history of print as a medium for the dissemination of information affect the role of contemporary printmakers? Does this draw more educators to the medium? How does the communal print studio affect the nature of artwork being created? Does the emphasis on technique, craft, and tools create an environment welcoming to new students or restricted?

Printmaker as Distributor, Collaborator, and Facilitator will explore the role of education within contemporary printmaking. Panelists will include Wrik Repasky, Coordinator of Printmaking at Harold Washington, Tom Lucas, Director of the Printmaking Department at Lill Street Art Center, and CJ Mace, MFA student through Columbia College Book and Paper program. The panel will be moderated by Angee Lennard, founder and director of Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Free Workshop: Plexiglass Monoprints
October 9, 10am-12pm

Hosted by Jessica Taylor Caponigro. All ages welcome.

All events organized by Spudnik Press Cooperative in conjunction with Nomadic Studio / Curated by Stockyard Institute. All events take place at DePaul University Museum.

Reduction Woodblock Madness

Reduction Woodblock Madness

New Work by Stan Shellabarger and Liz Born Thursday, September 16th Artist Discussion 6-7pm

Perhaps you’ve never made a relief print, or maybe you’d like to nerd-out by sharing your own tips on the reduction process, in which one block is carved progressively to reveal layers of color. Either way, please join Stan Shellabarger and Liz Born for beer, hors d’oeuvres, and a discussion about new reduction woodblock prints on display at Spudnik this month! Prints will be on display September 16 – October 29.

October Drink & Draw

Drink and Draw

Your Doodles Rock! (and other drawing games)

Wednesday Oct. 6
7:00-9:30pm
Booze provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5
@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Our Monthly Drink & Draw! Wed., Oct. 6, 7:00 at Spudnik Press… 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 some booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it.
October’s Theme is “Your Doodles Rock & Other Drawing Games” that celebrate that great artform- doodling. Almost every artist has turned in a math test with scribbles of genius in its margins, so now we give them the recognition they deserve! Our theme beverage is champagne punch, or BYO. $5 suggested donation