Monday, August 31, 2009

LAYER CAKE: Tales of a QuinceaƱera - See the Video

I sat down with Camille Morgan, curator of Layer Cake, and Judithe Hernandez, artist. Check out our conversation and enjoy the pics. Remember, the opening is Tuesday, September 15, 4-8pm at C33 Gallery, 33 East Congress. Come and enjoy some real Quince cake and Mexican food.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Steve Carrelli - Interview and Blooper Reel

Steve Carrelli and I sat down last week and talked about his work and his process, but really we discussed art bloopers. Steve is on the faculty in the Art + Design Department here at Columbia College Chicago who will exhibiting in the {blank}Space exhibition in the Leviton A+D Gallery. Other exhibiting artists include Steven Carrelli, Anna Kunz, Betsy Odom and Michael K. Paxton. Organized by Jennifer Murray. I'm hoping to get interviews up of the other artists in the show, so be on the lookout. Thanks for watching.

Also...don't forget to go to the closing reception on September 10 (the information is below).

WHEN: August 13 – September 19, 2009

Closing Reception and Artwalk: September 10, 2009, 5-8pm

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago’s Leviton A+D Gallery

619 S. Wabash Avenue

COST: Free and Open to the Public.


INFO: Jennifer Murray, 312.369.8686


ArtseenChicago blog:

to see videos of participating artists and additional images.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Columbia College Art + Design Faculty Show

{blank} place
Third Annual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Organized by Jennifer Murray

August 13 - September 19, 2009
Closing Reception and Artwalk: September 10th, 5-8 pm

{blank}place is about times and spaces of revolution, and their effect on visual images. We use convention and tradition to recognize images, pictures and works of art, and because art images interpret our world, they impact how we understand changes in the experience of place, space and time. We only understand visual things in contexts that are historical, geographic and cultural. Artists respond to those factors, and {blank}place is an experimental exhibition of such responses.

The exhibition uses a notion of revolution to emphasize how changes in what, when, and where we see not only changes the character of visual images, but also tells us something about the tools we use to see the world. Exhibiting artists include Steven Carrelli (image credit), Anna Kunz, Betsy Odom (image credit), and Michael K. Paxton.

In a week, I will post short video interviews with the artists. Since Anna Kunz was on sabbatical, she made her own video. Come back when they're posted.

Steve Carrelli, Homecoming, 2008, graphite on paper
Steve Carrelli, Away and Back, 2008, graphite on paper
Michael Paxton, Fig Garden
Michael Paxton, Eruption
Betsy Odom, Tom Bigbee, mixed media

Betsy Odom, Space Suit, mixed media
Betsy Odom sporting her space suit