Spent the last few months working on a little show down at the museum of contemporary art in Chicago (MCA). The title of the show is "there ain't no bottomless pit here, this is fucking magic, man, and were all a part of it together", the title was taken from some talking between songs on the 7 seconds "rock together walk together" cassette tape I recently found in an old box of stuff from when I was a kid. Also up at the museum right now is a great show about rock and roll inspired artwork that Dominic Molon curated. So right outside the room I was working in were some Richard Prince photos and a huge Rita Ackermann painting, so it made for some good stuff to look at while painting the walls. Here's some photos of the install and of some people hanging out afterwards. The show is up till dec 03 so if your in Chicago check it out...
the space on the first day
starting to get some color on the wall
final back wall install
a new piece roughly based on the end of the world. Its called "hold me now (giant asteroid)
a motorized chandelier piece made of old pots and pans called "circus bells
An installation titled "acid tracks, with a video piece that the berg sans nipple' made the music for.
Ahhh, finally a moment to relax (kinda)
A few people came out for the opening, but I think most of them were there for the drinks and free food downstairs in the main gallery.
Joey Garfield stopped by. He moved back to the Midwest with his family recently so its good to see him around a bit more.
We were able to get john duda to put down his paintbrush down for a few minutes to come out. John is one of the best painters I know and is known to enjoy his share of old style. He is seen here with one of the French club founding members.
Elizabeth and Lori holding down "the hideout for the unofficial after party
Ben fasman making some dance floor magic happen for the kids
A Chicago bar classic, "the tamale guy stopped by and sold us some tamales to soak up the beer. Not sure if this happens in other cities but at random bars here, people will come in off the street and try to sell you food in the bar. Well actually its just "the bread lady and "the tamale guy.
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