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Gordon Hall

Summer 2014

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John Neff / Collected, Released: Collected Releases Release

April 18, 2014

Night Club is pleased to present Collected, Released: Collected Releases Release with Chicago-based artist John Neff. Please join us for the event Friday, April 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, with readings from Collected Releases by Elijah Burgher, Kelly Kaczynski, and Steve Reinke at 8:00 PM.

The artist and Night Club thank Jacob Meehan for his assistance in realizing this project.

Please e-mail info@nightclubchicago.org for more information.
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Martine Syms / Paul Cowan LP Release with Mixed Media Recordings

April 2014

Mixed Media presents: Martine Syms 'Most Days' & Paul Cowan - S/T

Mixed Media is pleased to announce its first release, a split LP with Los Angeles-based artist Martine Syms and Milwaukee-based artist Paul Cowan. Syms presents a spoken word table read titled Most Days, and Cowan presents an original ambient musical score with accompanying text. Please join us for a listening party at Night Club Gallery April 13th from 6 to 9pm. Afterwards join us at Danny's for an after party with a collaborative DJ set by Sean Keenan, Paul Cowan and Kate Rugerri. LPs will be available to purchase at the event.

Martine Syms, Most Days - Most Days is a Mundane Afrofuturist sound work released on vinyl by Mixed Media Recordings, due to be released in early 2014. The audio consists of a table read of an original screenplay alongside a score composed in collaboration with artist Neal Reinalda. The piece considers what an average day looks like for a young black woman in 2050 Los Angeles.

Paul Cowan, S/T - Cowan's electronic ambient music is created with help of producer Richard Galling, and accompanied by a text to be read throughout the duration of this piece.

Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. From 2007–11, she directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter that she founded. She has lectured at SXSW, Light Industry, Project Row Houses, the Houston Museum of African American Art, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and MoMA P.S.1, among other venues. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis.

Paul Cowan is an artist currently living and working in Milwaukee. Recent solo exhibitions include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Clifton Benevento, New York; Young Art, Los Angeles; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Recent group exhibitions include Cell Projects, London; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; ReMap, Athens; and 247365, New York.

www.mixedmediarecordings.com

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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey

March 21 - April 11, 2014

Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey is a group exhibition with work by Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber and Autumn Ramsey.

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, March 21 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, with a performance of And Martin by Brendan Fowler.

March 21 - April 11, 2014. Hours by appointment only.

Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Lucie Fontaine
Lucie Fontaine
Lucie Fontaine
Lucie Fontaine
Lucie Fontaine, Brendan Fowler, Gaylen Gerber, Autumn Ramsey
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Marcel Alcala, 信念 Belief אמון

March 8 - March 14, 2014

信念 Belief אמון is a solo exhibition by Marcel Alcala. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, March 8 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, with a performance by the artist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L74YVhMb0Lw&list=PL86665651EC4E279E&feature=sharecontrol&index=192

March 8 - March 14, 2014. Hours by appointment only.

Marcel Alcala
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Alice Tippit, Little Grey Cells

January 24 - February 14, 2014

Alice Tippit (b. 1975) lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. In paintings and her works on paper she employs a graphic, hard edged style and a restrained color palette, using simple, recognizable yet relatively neutral shapes. The resulting images function as signs in which the interaction of form and color produce visual relationships that seem to project specificity while remaining ambiguous enough to allow interpretation and inquiry.

Tippit received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May, 2013. She has had solo exhibitions at Jancar Jones Gallery in Los Angeles, Important Projects in San Francisco, and at PEREGRINEPROGRAM in Chicago.

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, January 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

January 24 - February 14, 2014. Hours by appointment only.

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Alice Tippit
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I Work All Day and Night

December 6 - January 5, 2014

I work all day like a monk
and at night wander about like an alleycat
looking for love...I'll propose
to the Church that I be made a saint.
In fact I respond to mystification
with mildness. I watch the lynch-mob
as through a camera-eye.
With the calm courage of a scientist,
I watch myself being massacred.
I seem to feel hate and yet I write
verses full of painstaking love.
I study treachery as a fatal phenomenon,
almost as if I were not its object.
I pity the young fascists,
and the old ones, whom I consider forms
of the most horrible evil, I oppose
only with the violence of reason.
Passive as a bird that sees all, in flight,
and carries in its heart,
rising in the sky,
an unforgiving conscience.

"I Work All Day"
Pier Paolo Pasolini
1964

I Work All Day and Night is a two-person exhibition with work by Dana DeGiulio & Eliot Porter. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, December 6 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

December 6 - January 5, 2014. Hours by appointment only.

Dana DeGiulio
20 October 2013, 2013
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Dana DeGiulio
30 June 2013, 2013
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Dana DeGiulio
22 June 2013, 2013
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Dana DeGiulio
24 June 2013, 2013
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Dana DeGiulio
26 June 2013, 2013
Oil on panel
8" x 10"
Eliot Porter
Barn Swallow, Hirundo Rustica, Great Spruce Head Island, Main, July 9, 1974, 1974
Photograph
8 7/16" x 10 3/8"
Eliot Porter
Black-chinned Hummingbird, Tesque, New Mexico, August 1962, 1962
Photograph
8 7/16" x 10 3/8"
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A Birthday Cake for Porter
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Secret Lives

September 20 - September 21, 2013

Night Club is pleased to announce Secret Lives, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Edie Fake and Kevin Killian.

Kevin Killian is a novelist, poet, playwright, editor, critic, art writer and artist based in San Francisco. Recent projects include The Visitor Owl, script for two-channel video by artist D-L Alvarez; Nude, poems illustrated by collages by Ugo Rondinone; The Pre-Poetic, script for public TV video by artist Ajit Chauhan; Tagged: Variations on a Theme, a collection of Killian's own photographs from GR/TR Press in San Diego; Fetish Photography, curated by Darin Klein at White Columns, New York; and Spreadeagle, his recent novel released by Publication Studio in Portland. Killian is one of the principals in San Francisco's long-running Poets Theater as well as one of the original "New Narrative" writers of the 1980s and 90s.

Edie Fake was born in Chicagoland in 1980. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 and has since clocked time in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baltimore. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists and his collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. His work has been exhibited internationally and his most recent body of work, "Memory Palaces" was shown at Thomas Robertello Gallery this past January. He currently lives in Chicago and works as a comics sommelier for Quimby's Books and as an organizer for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).

Please join us for an opening reception Friday, September 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Kevin Killian will be present to read from a selection of new poems the night of the opening at 8:00 PM.

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Kevin Killian
Felix Bernstein Tagged, 2013
Digital Print
4" x 6"
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The Gay-Straight Alliance Building, 2011
Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper
19"x24"
Edie Fake
Friendship and Freedom, 2011
Ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper
14"x17"
Kevin Killian
Stephen Boyer Tagged, 2011
Digital print
8"x10"
Kevin Killian
Ted Rees Tagged, 2013
Digital print
8"x10"
Kevin Killian
Brian Bauman Tagged, 2013
Digital print
4"x6"
Kevin Killian
Secret Lives
Ink and marker on paper
2 sheets, 8.5"x11"
Kevin Killian
Kevin Killian