Tony Fitzpatrick: Big Rock Candy Mountain Opening Tonight

April 1, 2009 · Print This Article

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Big Rock Candy Mountain
New work by Tony Fitzpatrick
Dieu Donné
315 West 36th Street New York, NY
Apr. 1 – May 16
Opening reception for the artist April 1, from 6-8PM.

“Tony Fitzpatrick’s collages are cobbled together from vintage print ephemera and handmade paper with splendor and precision; they are visual poems, reflecting on matters of place, history, and sense of being. Big Rock Candy Mountain delves deep into the transient nature of Depression-era hobos. Here, their language, ideograms, battles, and songs resound throughout Fitzpatrick’s intimate works. His voice references both the historic and current, as the culture surrounding hobo lore may now become parallel to our own. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s Lab Grant residency at Dieu Donné, and is on view from April 1st through May 16th, 2009.”

For more information or to see some of the work visit Dieu Donné.




LOADED: Hunting Culture In America reception tonight

March 18, 2009 · Print This Article

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Erika Larsen, Wedding Ring, 2004, C-print

If you’re in Chicago tonight go check out LOADED: Hunting Culture In America at the Glass Curtain Gallery. It’s co-currated by BAS own Audrey Mast.

“For millennia, we’ve slaked our taste for protein by hunting and killing other animals. But over the last century or so, as hunting has gradually become superfluous to survival (at least in this country), it has taken on a new role as a moral battleground. American hunting culture –– with its roots in notions of rugged individualism, the frontier spirit, and dominance over nature –– has become an aesthetic and a lifestyle choice, steeped in regional and family traditions. The works in Loaded: Hunting Culture in America take a deliberately ambivalent view toward the morality of hunting and address the subject as social, cultural, and artistic phenomenon, ideally nudging viewers to question their own preconceptions regarding hunting. These artists provoke a conversation, with the veracity of hunting as a backdrop, about how we interact with the natural world, particularly as Americans.”

LOADED includes work by:
David Buckingham, Kimberley Hart, Bob Lantz, Erika Larsen, Mathieu Lévesque, Brian Lesteberg, Diana Guerrero-Macía, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Shaun Slifer, Jenn Wilson, Josh Winegar…and more!

LOADED is curated by Audrey Mast and Ann Wiens

Exhibition runs March 18 – April 29, 2009
Glass Curtain Gallery is at 1104 S Wabash, 1st Floor
Gallery Hours: M,T,W,F 9am-5pm, TH 9am – 7pm
Free and Open to the Public