Our Resident Artist

July 21, 2010

posted by Caroline Picard

This summer, while running a particularly informal project space–proper exhibits will open up this fall–we do have an artist in residence. His will be the first show come September and I thought I’d include a post with the description of his project, along with the fancy-pants floor plan!

(You see, these things help me believe that what is going on is not just a pipe dream, but is in fact coming together and is, indeed, very real)

Portrait Studio

For July and August, David Moré will be running a minor business, a portrait studio, out of the Green Lantern Gallery. This portrait studio specializes in rendering its customers’ likeness in sound. These portraits will be creating using a variety of objects, some found, some built. The finished portraits will be documented on audiocassette, or digitally if requested. To take part in this free service, visitors are invited to visit the space during the hours of operation listed below when David Moré will be working and sit for their portrait.

The accompanying exhibition from September 11 through 17 will include sound portraits recorded over the month and a site-specific installation that utilizes the space itself as an instrument for an experimental composition.

Hours of Operation:
August 21st – September 10th.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6-9 pm
Saturday: 9 – 6 p.m.

Opening Reception September 11, 2010, 7-10 pm
Exhibition will be on view through September 17, 2010
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11-6 pm and by appointment

David Moré grew up outside Chicago; he has spent the past fourteen years moving between Wisconsin, Oregon, Minnesota, Maryland, and Missouri; and currently is based in Chicago. In 2004 he was quite honored to play his self-built instruments at the High Zero Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music (Baltimore), performing with such luminaries as Daniel Higgs, Joe McPhee, and Le Quan Ninh. He has remained involved with the High Zero Festival as Stage Manager ever since. His artworks, performances and sound installations have been presented through Harold Arts, Gallery 400 at UIC, and Vega Estates in Chicago.

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