Episode 783: Jessie Mott

Episode 783: Jessie Mott


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On this week’s Jess(i)e-fest, Jessie Mott joins Jesse and non-Jess(i)e Ryan in the studio to talk about her upcoming exhibition at the Epiphany Center for the Arts, Like Queer Animals:We Hold Your Gaze, a collaboration with queer scholar Chanal Nadeau. We yak about the origins of Mott’s aberrant animals, in all of their forms, including paintings, publications and animations. Take a listen on the wild side.

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/18-11/24)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/18-11/24)

1. Rachel Harrison: Assorted Varieties November 19, 2021-January 8, 2022 Corbett vs. Dempsey: 2156 W Fulton St   2. as a sort of cloud rather than a bubble November 20, 6-10PM LVL3 Gallery: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave Work by Juan Neira and Clare Gatto   3....

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Episode 782 Iris Bernblum


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On this pod’s weekcast Iris Bernblum joins Brian and Ryan for an unadorned conversation about her current studio practice. Bernblum’s work explores an animalic kinship, navigating a longing for the unknowable natural world. The pair conjures a sensual environment by imbuing the space with scent, sound, and lush color. Her cross disciplinary practice includes watercolors, video and sculpture speaking to ideas around human desire to control and tame wild spaces.

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1. Kari Cholnoky: Impending Moreness October 29, 6-10PM Julius Caesar: 3311 W Carroll Ave   2. Esau McGhee + James Jankowiak: Bo Jackson October 29, 6-9PM Cleaner Gallery + Projects: 1856 N Richmond St   3. Madeline Gallucci and Elissa Osterland: Night Swim...

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/7-10/13)

1. SADIE LASKA: NO UTOPIA FOR YOU! October 8, 8-11PM Soccer Club Club: 2923 N Cicero Ave   2. Arte, Cultura, Y Resistencia October 8, 6-10PM Chicago Art Department: 1926 S Halsted St Work by: Joseph Josué Mora, Mony Nuñez, Arturo Fresán, Luis Trejo, Hector...