Friday, September 25, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
September 25 – October 17, 2009
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.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Come see the last fashion battle between arch rivals Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Watch as Renovar wakes these fashion geniuses out of their death sleep for one last fashion throwdown.
Doors open at 8pm
$10 suggested donation
Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
SAIC fashion show
reception @ 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Featuring affordable works by:
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Since the rise of blues and jazz in the early parts of the 20th century, Chicago has been a hotbed for music. Over the last two decades, Chicago’s visual artists and graphic designers have joined this cultural ferment by lending their talents to the current generation of musicians. Through designing show posters, album covers and t-shirts, these artists have given a unique visual presence to diverse audio experiences. This exhibition gathers recent screenprint and letterpress posters by some of the local stars bringing together Chicago’s visual art and music scenes.
Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Chicago Designers Horacio Nieto & Anna Fong will be presenting their Fall/Winter '09 Collections on April 11th at the Heaven Gallery, located in Wicker Park.
The collections will include womenswear and the menswear will be from "Arlo Menswear". Horacio Nieto's looks will be presented and styled with Evelyn Gomez's crocheted pieces from her fall collection. We invite you to come and see the amazing talent of the only two winners of the AOL Latino Fashionista Design Competition for '07 & '08.
The show will begin at 7pm, so please arrive early to settle for the big show.
Suggested Donation: $5
For more information and to RSVP please send your inquiries to email@example.com.
Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Fashion show featuring Renovar, Lenny and Me, and Montgomery Smith.