Posts Categorized: Uncategorized

January Drink & Draw

rachel samba

Drink and Draw

Theme: Drawing the Figure

Wednesday Jan. 6, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Some drinks provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

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

Drink N Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and a little booze. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it- a theme beverage is provided (or you can BYOB) Suggested Donation: $5.

January’s Drink N Draw theme is “Drawing the Figure” Featuring Costumed Model Rachel Montiel of Passistas Samba Dancers. We’ll make winter feel tropical with several poses in samba costume and a pitcher of Caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. The model begins at 7pm sharp!

The Hashbrown

The Hashbrown

Save the Date

Party and Chili cook-off featuring 10 Chicago print shops

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
7pm – midnight

$10 to taste 5 soups and vote
Tickets available soon

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

NOVEMBER 4- DRINK & DRAW

catrina[1]

Drink and Draw

Theme: Chiaroscuro – the artistic use of light & shade

Wednesday NOV 4, 2009

7:00-9:30pm

Beers 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 beer. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while you’re at it! For this month’s D&D, we’ll be drawing with a focus on Chiaroscuro- the use of light & shading. You should bring any of these materials: charcoal and/or pastels, a kneaded eraser & sketchbook and/or dark-colored pastel paper. There’ll be a Day of the Dead themed still-life!

Strangers Opening & Hubbard Street Art Walk – Oct. 3

strangerscard_front(web)

STRANGERS

Prints by Sanya Glisic and Mischa Kegan.

Sep 25, 2009 – Oct 17, 2009

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 3rd, 7- 10 PM.
In concurrence with Art Walk Open House Saturday, October 3rd, 12- 7 PM
FREE

Opening October 3, 2009 from 7-10 PM a showing of print work that investigates the theme ‘Strangers.’ Outsiders, unknowns and passers through are explored in brand new artwork created by Sanya Glisic and Mischa Kegan. The event will be held at Spudnik Press (1821 W Hubbard St. Suite 308 Chicago, IL 60622) where all the work was created.

Mischa Kegan works with images of urban spaces. He presents his current surroundings as flat, graphic and colorful settings. Doing this references places, spaces and times ever changing and simultaneously always constant. As of late, he has been working solely with monoprinting processes and finds that manipulating ink on a Plexiglas plate allows for an infinite amount of textures and color combinations to portray his view of the city.

Sanya Glisic’s screen prints, like her drawings and illustrations, have the sensibility of a folktale turned inside out, of a fantastic place where innocence and darkness are the dominant forces, but where these dualities lose their clarity, and contradiction is the only constant. Her figures are still, unnerving, caught in the moments between actions, revealing an uncertain hesitation that underlies every aspect of the world we live in now.

Show runs October 3rd to October 30, 2009.

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

NOTICE – CLOSED: Heaven Gallery Sep 25

notice-postcard-front2

NOTICE – CLOSED

Jeremy Lundquist

Sep 25, 2009 – Oct 17, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, Sep 25, 2009, 7 – 10 pm
Gallery hours by appointment.

Heaven Gallery and Spudnik Press are pleased to present NOTICE – CLOSED, featuring new work by Jeremy Lundquist as well as A Unique Marquee, a group show of work produced at Spudnik Press. Jeremy created his most recent series of work while an artist in residence this past summer at Spudnik, here in Chicago. Jeremy worked with the Director of Spudnik Press, Angee Lennard, to select work for A Unique Marquee.
Jeremy Lundquist’s NOTICE – CLOSED is a series of 21 etchings featuring a long list of represented sites, both historic and less so. Lundquist toys with the space between being forgotten and not being remembered. His imagery could evoke the great American road tour, complete with commemorative landmarks representing America’s richest histories. However, Lundquist documents not the sweeping landscape of the Grand Canyon, but the informative signage of Carl Sandburg’s birthplace, or the safety rails and steps at Monks Mound near Collinsville, IL. He most often references places and memories he has not experienced first hand, resorting to the use of printed pamphlets, internet searches, and tourist photographs for source material.

During his residency at Spudnik Press, Lundquist approached printmaking like a child with a new Etch-A-Sketch: creating an image, erasing it, and eagerly creating another image. Using only a single copper plate to create his entire body of work, the plate itself has been transformed into a physical representation of memory. The prints created from that plate are a documentation of memory as an active entity.
Resident Artists at Spudnik Press create their body of work in a communal studio. With three months of studio use, they necessarily become integrated into the community of artists at the press. It is for this reason that we have paired Lundquist’s work with a collection of artwork by members and long-time printers at Spudnik Press. A Unique Marquee is a manifestation of the many ways that the community at Spudnik Press fuels the creation of diverse artworks and a supportive network for Chicago printmakers. Artists selected to show their work include Anya Davidson, Lauren Anderson, Stan Shellabarger, Stacey Colangelo, Onsmith, and Paul Nudd.

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

FREE Mezzotint Workshop? Too good to be true…

45107-1025-3ww-l

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

onsmith-dog-stew-monkey-nudd-wine

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

drink-and-draw-july-aug

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!

SILENT AUCTION, LOUD PARTY

2yearfront

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

dd-may-09

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.