LVL3 presents our 5th annual silent art auction and benefit raffle:
Saturday, March 29th 2014
6:00pm - 10:00pm
This year’s benefit raffle is going to help raise money for the The Arts of Life, a local not-for-profit art center that provides studio space and support for adults with developmental disabilities.
All bidding ends at 9:30pm 3/29/14.
Raffle immediately following auction.
→ All artwork starts at $30
→ Bids can be made in $10 increments
→ Cash, credit and check accepted
→ Raffle tickets: 1 for $3 or 2 for $5
1 Color Offset on Matte Card Stock
12” x 15”
Edition of 50
Available at Tan & Loose Press
Group Art Exhibit at Rainbo Club! (Opening reception: Valentines Day 6-10pm) Featuring work by these amazing artists:
Jonathan Van Herik
Carrie Schneider’s Reading Women series on view at Monique Meloche now
A great photo of our panelists after the Black Is, Black Ain’t Symposium yesterday. (L to R: Thelma Golden, Huey Copeland, Kellie Jones, Hamza Walker, and Bennett Simpson)
hey y’all, i need your help with a SIGNAL BOOST for this undergraduate studio course i am set to teach this spring at the school of the art institute of chicago. The course is called Painting Queer, and works as an introduction to queer theory as well as a space to explore where sexuality and identity intersect with material studio practices. As most of you will know, these topics are close to my heart and central to my own work as both an artist and writer.
Course listing: PTDW 3002 – 008
Painting Studio B: Painting Queer
Fridays 9 – 4 pm
280 S Columbus DriveCourse description: In both its theorization and contemporary art applications, discourses surrounding “queer” as a concept have sought to trouble assumptions around sexuality, gender, and other normative conventions that enforce social regulation. This course aims to stage a crisis between the assumptions that accompany both “painting” and “queer.” Through projects, lectures, discussions and accompanying readings, students will develop personal definitions and relationships to queerness, map contextualizing lineages, and build upon the material practices of a queer art history. The course will work to support bold claim making in both the students’ ideas and the ways they are physically realized.Matt Morris Bio: Matt Morris is an artist and writer who uses photography, installation and other interventions into space to articulate the cultural positionality of the queer political subject within imbricated systems of control. Through tropes of both subtlety and excess, Morris renders visible the complex erotics that underlie social landscapes. He has presented work in Chicago, IL; Memphis TN; Reims, France; Cincinnati, OH; San Antonio, TX; and Baton Rouge, LA. His writing has appeared in regional and international publications including Artforum.com, Art Papers, Sculpture, Newcity,City Beat (Cincinnati, OH), Alice Blue Review, and Aeqai, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. Upcoming projects in 2014 include published works in issues of Monsters & Dust and 3rd Language, as well as exhibitions at Fjord in Philadelphia, PA and the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. He is a transplant from southern Louisiana who currently lives and works in Chicago. He holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and earned an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University, as well as a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies.
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