Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening highlights the inaccessible subjectivity that plants possess. This volume catalogues the latest exhibitions, performances, and investigations by artists and writers that reflect upon plant life as it troubles both physical and ideological human spaces.
Writing by: Giovanni Aloi, Kristina Chew, Every house has a door, Brooke Holmes, Karen Houle, Joela Jacobs, Ronald Johnson, Devin King, Eben Kirksey, Deanna Ledezma, Renan Laru-an, Michael Marder, Nathanaël, Chantal Neveu, Mark Payne, Caroline Picard, Catriona Sandilands, Steven Shaviro, Eleni Sikelianos, Monica Westin, and Leila Wilson.
Featuring artists: Sebastian Alvarez, Katherine Behar, Srijon Chowdhury, Katy Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Lindsey French, Essi Kausalainen, Joshua Kent, Deanna Ledezma, A. Laurie Palmer, Wilfredo Prieto, Steve Ruiz, John Steck Jr., Linda Tegg, and Andrew Yang.
FESTIVAL BRAND DESIGN,
MARKETING CAMPAIGN DESIGN,
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is gearing up to celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2016. Created by Hyde Park cultural leaders and the Hyde Park Jazz Society, This annual music festival presents world-renowned jazz performers at premier cultural venues across Chicago's South Side. Two days of non-stop free performances bring legendary and local talents to these stages, gathering crowds of over 20,000 jazz fans every year.
In this printed version of her hand-transcribed book project, Magalie Guérin, shares her artist's experience through various contexts and vantage points — from her inner world, filled with blooming ideas, influences, fears, and courage, to an outer world, its institutions, the discourse, and a community of people that play vital roles in her practice. In print, version III of NOTES ON strides confidently forward as a new object and companion to her latest body of work.
"NOTES ON is an a-chronological studio diary that artist Magalie Guérin’s re-transcribed twice by hand and now in print. Through that active facsimile Guérin documents her painting process, mapping at once her creative history and the way that history consistently transforms. Personal, professional, and creative spheres intersect like simultaneous layers in a painting as accumulated entries capture the shifting gray area between self-doubt, self-awareness, and creative breakthrough. A recurring and parallel “character” in this journal is a hat shape—an abstract form that Guérin paints over and over again. Whether anatomical or abstract, the hat shape becomes an anthropomorphic companion as witness/lover/nemesis to Guérin’s artistic endeavors. Guérin shows us not only that a room of one‘s own is useful, but what can happen when it is utilized."
The NOTES ON book release will coincide with the opening of Magalie Guérin's next exhibition at Sector 2337 on March 25, 2016.
FOOD AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Midnight Kitchen Projects explores innovations at the intersection between visual art, food, and experience design. I've partnered with Chef Giuseppe Catanzariti on projects that push the boundaries of what we see, make, and eat. We produce dining events for public and private special events, creative venues, restaurants, and businesses that result in memorable, unique, sensorial experiences for guests.
BROADSIDE PUBLICATION DESIGN
Design concept and production of Ellen Rothenberg's broadside bulletin publication for the exhibition "Future Force Geo Speculators," at the Audible Gallery, Experimental Sound Studio.
ARTIST BOOK DESIGN
Carrie Gundersdorf, creates a prolific amount of collages as an ongoing activity alongside her drawings and paintings. The collages, including imagery from astronomy books and personal ephemera, were arranged as a collection for this artist book. Each page visually documents and classifies her visual vocabulary, locating the idiosyncratic to a telescopic view of the cosmos.
The sample pages above are excerpted from the book, published as a limited print edition by Devening Editions in 2013.