April 8, 2010
April 7 – May 22, 2010
Opening reception: April 7, 6-8 pm
go here to read the following in its entirety…
Richard: Just talk it through? Is that too postmodern?
Duncan: I don’t know. Well, what do you want to do with the apexart essay?
Richard: Are we recording? Is this ironic or is this not ironic?
Duncan: I don’t know if it’s ironic or not, but yes, we’re recording.
Richard: I think that we should talk about the philosophy of the program. Do a little bit about how it got started. Sort of do the compressed version of that talk we did the other day. And by “we,” I mean you, mostly. The royal “we.”
Duncan: [Laughs.] So you want to start with…?
Richard: Well, I think originally, we were just screwing around, having a conversation, being dumbasses, and I think it’s evolved into something more rich, with more depth and more seriousness. I mean, I think, at this point, we’re creating an audio archive of what’s going on in the art community, or at least the art community we have access to in this time and place. And the place has expanded into more cities than it was originally. Now it’s New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Sweden.
So I think it’s an examination, like a time capsule of what’s going on now, and that we’ll look at this project twenty, thirty, fifty years from now—at least on a personal level—and see an interesting history of what was going on now.
Duncan: Do you think we already do that? Do you think, when you look back on the programming that we put together five years ago, it seems kind of strange? Like, what we thought was urgent at that moment versus what turned out to be kind of urgent?
Richard: Oh, it’s embarrassing. [Laughs.] I listen to those early shows and groan. We were very flip about it at first, only when people started to list us on their resumes and we started to get feedback, either…deliriously angry or deliriously happy about what we were doing…only then did we realize that we had any sort of an audience and that we might need to be conscientious about how we were doing things.
December 28, 2009
posted by Caroline Picard
Newcity published its Best Of 2009 issues and a show curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore featuring print artists from Chicago and Providence was listed in the Top 5 Print Shows of 2009. You can see more of the top five list by going here.
April 15, 2009
posted by caroline picard
I thought it might be a good time to post some more images of the current show-
I’m not sure why the images want to be sideways, but there is some info about the project:
And We Drew A City Together
Participatory City Building with Collaged Stickers
This project is about authorship of the city- about dictating our environment through individual desire and group effort.
What is this event going to look like?
When you walk in, someone is going to say “Hello.” You will be given a sheet of instructions and an allotment of stickers. On the wall there will be a large map with empty streets and over to one side there will be a table with scissors and markers. The stickers will consist of drawings of architectural elements and complete buildings. You and everyone else will have the job of cutting coloring, augmenting, collaging, and placing the stickers onto the map. Use what you have received and make yourself to build your ideal environment- it can be fantastical, or based on your current reality , there is no final goal. What do you want in a city? Take note – your city plans can and are encouraged to cover over the stickers of a previous participant but – as conflicting desires may cancel one another, a following participant will soon change or build upon your plans! Together we will navigate the tension between our individual dreams and shared resources.
Before you leave, the city historian will take a picture of you and your construction, so both are remembered forever.
Oh, did we mention that the sheet of instructions is going to be a beautiful letter pressed print that you get to keep?
What do you need to do to prepare?
Think about your ideal city. Think about the one you live in. Come ready to play and explore with friends and strangers.
March 28, 2009
March 27, 2009
posted by Caroline Picard
There is some amazing stuff going on in the neighborhood tonight. Like Really Awesome. It’s like a whole other kind of circus. To that end, I thought I’d post a little something about things going on along the street so that, should you chose, you can visit other spaces and events.
03.27.09 – 04.25.09!!
Of course, there is the *super fantabulous* Providence RI/Chicago IL show here at the Green Lantern, featuring work by Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, and Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro. We’re opening our doors at 6 p.m. this evening. The opening, official, will go until 9 p.m. There will be a stack of invitations by the front of the door. Please take one. i.e. you are invited to this party. Also, in keeping with the tender vulnerabilities of this business license nonsense, we’re going to serve prohibition era beverages, The Greyhound and Annehattans.
From 9/10 pm on there will be live music performances provided by Helen Money, John Bellows, and DeWayne Slightweight from 9-12 am. A donation of five dollars is suggested to watch the music; this event is BYOB.
Also of Note: There will be an artist talk on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Green Lantern with a whole bunch of participants from Rhode Island.
You can see more about this by going here.
FRIDAY, March 27th
TAKE A TOUR DOWN MILWAUKEE AVE.!
1355 N. Milwaukee 3rd Fl.
Doors at 7:30 / Films at 8:00
$5-10 sliding scale
Nine.5, Keith Wilson, Artist Statement, Daniel Barrow, New Bike, Stephanie Yang, Hey Fox, Tessa Siddle, Hannah Free (trailer), Tracy Baim, So-Called Living, Cyra Polizzi, Rosebud, Ricky Kelley & Scott Ross, Self Control, Latham Zearfoss
US (that is the GL)
1545 W. Division Second Floor Chicago, IL 60622
Case-By-Case Basis, featuring the print and mixed media work of Diana Behl, Alex Chitty, Regan Golden-McNerney, Joe Hardesty, Noah Hyleck, Jeremy Lundquist, Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson, and the collaborative work of Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel.
i’m sure there are other things in the area, and if you go to Lloyd Dobler, you can pick up a map to figure out where everything is-
ok. forget the cold snap. happy fridays
and don’t forget this is, like, our second to last opening at this location. Crazy, huh? We’ll make it something to remember.
March 19, 2009
The Green Lantern Gallery & Press is pleased to announce a group show,
03.27.09 – 04.25.09
curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Featuring work by
Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro
In conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council, the opening will be held on Friday, the 27th of March from 6-9
with live musical performances provided by Helen Money, John Bellows, and DeWayne Slightweight from 8-11 pm.
A donation of five dollars is suggested to watch the music
In late capitalist America, we’ve become a bit too used to dealing with our visial culture in a certain way: by viewing it, memorizing it, consuming it. But intrinsically, we know that there are other, more fair ways to respond to the images that mediate our world. Without You I Am Nothing explores two distinct and vibrant worlds of mass-produced, artist-created prompts for cultural democracy, in Providence, Rhode Island and Chicago, Illinois.
November 18, 2008
posted and written by Caroline Picard
For those of you who are following the story of the Fake New York Times – a paper distributed in New York last week that declarede the Iraq War was over, I thought I’d pass you on to this blog. Here you can read more on the back story. Apparently the Yes-Men had less to do it with than they claimed, and in fact the project included a wider group of collaborators–all working under the hand of Anne Elizabeth Moore. Here’s the link. http://theprivatelifeofthepublicintellectual.wordpress.com/ You can see what you think.