Drink & Draw June 2019: Double Trouble Sketchbook Roadshow

Carlos Hernandez, visiting all the way from Texas, will get the ball rolling with FREE SKETCHBOOKS (compliments of Speedball) for all participants! Using your new sketchbook plus drawing materials, found imagery from magazines, newspapers and other print media, you will jumpstart your sketchbooks through exercises designed to push experimentation and free-flowing creativity. Like Jasper Johns said….”It’s simple, you just take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it. Keep doing this, and pretty soon you’ve got something. “

The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio in Houston.

Carlos will be joined by his collaborator, Bill Fick. Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives in Durham, North Carolina.  For the past 28 years Fick has been making super-graphic narrative prints that deal with a variety of satirical and sociopolitical themes. His current work focuses on monsters, clowns, misfits and low-life, characters that reflect society’s ever-growing anxieties and insecurities. These images are presented in a variety of forms including prints, posters and t-shirts.

Fick and Hernandez are also Speedball Art Products Professional Artist Partners and are touring the United States visiting university, professional and community print shops demonstrating printmaking techniques.

Drink and Draw is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to drawing practices. There are no pretensions, no prerequisites, and newcomers are always welcome. Bring a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and invite your friends! Drink & Draw occurs the first Wednesday of every other month and features a special theme and a guest artist. Admission to Drink & Draw is a $15 suggested donation. The event is BYOB, but we do have some wine and beer available with a donation.

Noah Breuer: CB&S Werkstätte | Opening Reception & Artist Demonstration

Please join us for as the artist lets us experience first-hand his process in pattern formation followed by an artist reception for CB&S Werkstätte featuring the work of Noah Breuer.

In his first Chicago solo exhibition, Noah Breuer presents prints and fabric wall hangings from his ongoing project that examines the visual legacy of “Carl Breuer and Sons” (CB&S), his Jewish family’s former textile printing business in Bohemia. The exhibition’s title, CB&S Werkstätte is a nod to the now-defunct family business that began in 1897 and was forcibly sold to Nazi-approved owners in 1942. Breuer acquired a rich digital collection of original CB&S designs and fabric samples during a 2016 research trip to the Czech Textile Museum and has used these images as the primary source material for his current work.  The exhibition features recent laser-engraved woodblock prints, large cyanotypes on cotton and an accompanying risograph-printed artist book published by Spudnik Press.   

In conjunction with the opening, Breuer will facilitate a demonstration that will allow exhibition attendees to use the laser-engraved surfaces of custom-built table-tops to make wax rubbings. Attendees may collaborate with the artist and produce new artworks inspired by the CB&S factory designs.  The table-tops will be displayed and made available for use through the duration of the exhibition. 

Noah Breuer:  CB&S Werkstätte will be on view through July 27, 2019 in The Annex at Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5 p.m.
Monday & Thursday 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment.

Noah Breuer, laser-engraved surfaces mounted on custom-built table-tops.