In MIDDLE DOUBLE, Gordon Hall offers a series of material doublings, hosting and conjuring objects made, found, and loved from the past, present, and future. Hall spent two weeks in Night Club producing and re-producing this group of objects and architectural embellishments, which include a barely there pastel paint job, an architectural modeling clay repair, a pair of cast Shaker pegs, and a found wooden stool and its handmade reproduction. Hall also produced two new sculptures from their ongoing series Sets, painted and color-penciled freestanding rectangles that anchor the room and serve as parentheses to the rest of the works. Subtle and precise color relations rule the beachy day in this temporary organized space; viewers will be rewarded for close attention to the affective differences between similar pastel hues.
Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall has exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, The Kitchen, Movement Research, EMPAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and this fall at The Brooklyn Museum, among others. Hall is the director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a performative lecture series that has been hosted by MoMA PS1, Recess, The Shandaken Project, Alderman Exhibitions, and was hosted by the Whitney Museum of American Art producing a series of lectures and seminars in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Hall’s writing and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications including V Magazine, Randy, Bomb, Title Magazine, What Is Power? Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture (forthcoming from SculptureCenter), Theorizing Visual Studies (published by Routledge in 2012), and their essay “Object Lessons: Thinking Gender Variance Through Minimal Sculpture” was published in the winter 2013 issue of Art Journal. Hall was awarded an LMCC Workspace Residency for 2013-14, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013, and the Fire Island Artist Residency in 2012. Hall holds an MFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches courses about perception and gender at Parsons The New School for Design.
Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, July 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
July 5 - August 3, 2014. Hours by appointment only, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-442-2697 for more information.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
March 8 - March 14, 2014. Hours by appointment only.
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.
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
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.
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.