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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Chicago Artists Resource>> Latest Jobs, Upcoming Deadlines, & More on CAR! (Chicago,IL.)
Proceeds from this auction directly support The Chicago Artists Coalition's year-round programs and exhibitions and the artists and galleries who contributed work. Auction ends at tomorrow's WORK IN PROGRESS benefit event.
ThoughtWorks will provide a work space, facilitation in midtown
Manhattan, and access to guides and consultants.This fourteen week
residency comes with a modest stipend of $10,000. Deadline for Submission on June 8, 2017
The Chicago Artadia Awards are open to all visual
artists living and working throughout Cook County, IL. Individual
artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in
their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2017.
With interactive art installations, food
by outstanding Chicago restaurants, quirky entertainment, a silent
auction with work by some of Chicago's most dynamic artists, and a
possible dance-off, WORK IN PROGRESS is anything but your ordinary affair.
Raising over $100,000, the benefit is the Chicago Artist Coalition's largest fundraising event of the year. All of the proceeds directly support CAC's
artist and curatorial residencies, education and professional
development workshops, ground-breaking exhibitions, and the online
platform CAR (Chicago Artists Resource).
At WORK IN PROGRESS we will announce the recipients of the 2017 MAKER Grants . Grants are sponsored by the Coney Family Fund and Other Peoples Pixels.
INSTALLATIONS BY ARTISTS:
GINGER KREBS --- SNOW YUNXUE FU --- JON CHAMBERS --- LAVENDER MENACE OCCUPATION / ANGELA DAVIS FEGAN & BRETT SWINNEY
* STEVE MARQUETTE & THE LOWDOWN BRASS BAND *
* DJ Michael Slaboch and DJ Elliot Bergman (Wild Belle / Metal Tongues) *
In addition to great music, food, and drinks, this year's benefit will feature installations by four CAC BOLT and HATCH Project residents. Video installations by HATCH alum Snow Yunxue Fu and Jon Chambers will transform the venue's environment.
Jon Chambers, Symbiosis
In Symbiosis, 3D scans of Chambers body are rendered beyond their
physical possibilities in surreal and nonrepresentational landscapes and
spaces. Formal and perceptual relationships start to develop as we
reflect on our own body’s control while interfacing with digital
realities: bodies as data are fluid, mutable, influenced and infinite.
The video culminates into abstractness, where the parts become vague
references of themselves and are integrated in the space.
Snow Yunxue Fu, The Chambers
The Chambers is a multi-channel video installation made by the Chicago
based new media artist Snow Yunxue Fu. The installation is consisted of
columns of digital simulated waters, storming in natural and unnatural
movements. The virtual liquid moving sculptures layer with repeated
intervals going back and forth. Wild yet controlled, real yet digital,
providing a limited opening for the viewers to interface with the
subliminal imaginary nature.
Don't miss WORK IN PROGRESS!Artist & Arts Administrator tickets are available for $50.
The writer Rebecca Bengal profiles JLin (Jerrilynn
Patton), "a producer at the vanguard of electronic music", coming out of
Chicago & Northwest Indiana's dance music scene.
Patton’s music is propelled by the sheer force of her percussion,
her ornate, radical progressions, her shape-shifting sounds, an
undercurrent of menace. Listening to Jlin tracks is
like watching the horror movie heroine open the door into a vast
unknown—and yet, she turns out to be completely in control, morphing and
bending the rhythm, changing up the narrative again.
“I want to surprise me as much as I want to surprise you,” she
says. “I love when I hit a person like a tornado. There is no easing. We
just go straight in.”
Two years ago, when Dark Energy came out, Patton was working swing
shifts at U.S. Steel in East Chicago and then, in Gary. She was in the
break room when she found out that album made year-end lists at The New
York Times, The Wire, and Pitchfork. “I would be banding together these
massive pieces of steel and then I would open Facebook, and everyone’s
saying, ‘Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations,’ and I’m
just like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
Within months, Patton, who had never been to a big concert in her
entire life, was being flown to perform her own: at a museum in New York
City, at a festival in Poland, in Barcelona, Moscow, Australia, India,
in Los Angeles. Headlines capitalized on the Flashdance-esque
narrative of the steelworker with an inner artistic drive. When famed
designer Rick Owens asked her to soundtrack his fall 2014 show, she put
in a request for time off to go to Paris Fashion Week. Her supervisors
weren’t buying it.
“But when I came back and I showed them pictures, they were like,
‘Oh! This is real. Are you serious?!’” Patton says. “My life just
started not to make sense.” She quit her day job more than a year ago to
focus on music full-time.