Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
The Exquisite Matrix: A Collaborative Print Series
October 4, 2009
Inspired by the idea of the "exquisite corpse" and it's role in the interactive spirit of printmaking, this exhibit features a collaboration among Chicago print artists, resulting in images that involve many independent visions inspired by a series of words passed along from artist to artist. It reads sort of like a visual game of "telephone". A wide variety of printmaking media has been utilized. Demonstrations are being prepared on October 4th that will invite the public to get their own hands dirty and see what's so dang groovy about this inky medium. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Exhibiting Artists: Susanna Crum, Dan Grzeca, Susan Hall, Bianca Juarez, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Duffy O'Connor, Dennis O'Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Megan Sterling, Charlie Van Gilder.
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Inkdrops Keep Falling on My Head: A New Summer Exhibition by Gallery Artists
August 29, 2009
Featuring work by: Hiroshi Ariyama, Yue Chen, Charles Cohan, Susanna Crum, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Michael Goro, John Himmelfarb, Deborah Maris Lader, Ray Maseman, Nichole Maury, Dennis O'Malley, Joel Rendon
2nd Annual Cash N’ Carry Print and Poster Sale
May 23, 2009
TONS OF COOL STUFF FOR JUST $20 or LESS!
AND...The dancers, movers and artists ofÜÜNcounterÜwill kick off the $20 print sale from 3-5pm in a special interactive "happening". This group meets once a month in ever-changing locations to connect people through dance. Expect dance, music, video, photography, and other visual arts to mutually inspire each other for two hours of uncontained creativity. Ncounter welcomes people to come create, explore, and connect. For more information check them out on Facebook, or their website Ncounter.me
April 25, 2009
A portfolio exhibition curated by Megan Sterling and Katarzyna Cepek
Rebellious Integration toys with the contradiction of a printmaker's continuing subsistence in contemporary art culture and the mores of our society. Although many printmakers work to integrate themselves into the social ranks-- working mainstream jobs, teaching in academia, etc.-- we at the same time continually find ways to be subversive, to challenge the rubric of each institution that we labor so hard to pervade. Participants were asked to rebelliously integrate themselves into this exchange- that is, there were specifications that had to be followed, ie size, edition size, etc., but were then encouraged to rebel in any creative way they liked, be it in their subject matter, mediums, three-dimensionality, shape, materials used, etc.
About the ShowArtists include: Megan Sterling, Katarzyna Cepek, Deborah Maris Lader, Duffy O'Connor, Oli Watt, Stephanie Barenz, Barbara Madsen, Candace Nicol, Cerese Vaden, John Hitchcock, Jill Fitterer, Kimiko Miyoshi, Laurie Blakeslee, Michael Barnes, Oscar Gillespie, Priya Nadkarni Also showing in the CPC gallery: "Global Fusion" an international portfolio project organized by Maritza Davila and Indrani Gall Contributing Artists: Maritza Dávila (Puerto Rico), Sarojini Jha Johnson (India), Indrani Gall (India), Haydee Landing (Puerto Rico), Amy Foltz (USA), Johanna Paas (USA), Hui-Chu Ying (Taiwan), Lise Drost (USA), Enrique Leal (Spain), Stephen Black (USA), Luis Abraham Ortiz (Puerto Rico), David DuBose (USA) These events were organized in conjunction with the 2009 Southern Graphics Council Conference , which took place in Chicago March 25-28. It was GREAT to see all the printfolk in Chicago! The ink was flying....
19th Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Open House
December 6, 2008
The Grand Opening Party was held Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, 2008, and featured the work of over 70 artists from all over the world, including our very own CPC printmakers. The turnout was pretty fabulous for being in a recession, but the affordability of the work and the tendency for people to seek unique and handmade items for their loved ones during the holidays made for a very successful show. Artist-made books and cards and t-shirts also flew off the tables, along with the very yummy food tidbits and hot cider. NEW this year was our first ever CPC Small Print Show BLOG. Check it out!
Small Prints. Smaller prices. Great party snacks. Huge Fun. Gigantic affordability. Generous hot cider. Gargantuan Art.
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