Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Royal Queens/Textiles Featured Artists Alpha Bruton & Gerald Sanders



"WH on Cottage" is a new GALLERY

Located  in the Woodlawn Community, at the POAH Woodlawn Resource Center. The new gallery boarders the University of Chicago's,  Washington Park the  Art and Business Corridor of Cottage Grove/ 63rd

"We are bringing vitality, art and culture to Woodlawn and the surrounding community" says William Hill
Please visit our new gallery located at 6144 S Cottage Grove, Chicago IL 60637. Gallery is open by appointment only contact William Hill at 312-351-0573for more information.


William Hill Gallery exhibits the work of distinguished visual artists who are devoted to the critical investigation of nature, culture, race, gender and the postcolonial imagination. With an emphasis on painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation art, these artists highlight postmodern strategies, which challenge traditional modes of representation. William Hill Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition, scholarship and acquisition of 21st century contemporary art.

Gallery Curators William G. Hill and Roe Melloe

Alpha Bruton, Artist and Boardmember William G. Hill Fine Art Center

Featured artist Alpha Bruton is a painter and installation artist, Bruton synthesizes aspects of theater, sculpture, and other two-dimensional forms. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues in the United States and Internationally. As an installation artist, her current work is a simulation of  ceremonial purification circles, in which objects and images are selected to “serve as cultural mirrors and the sites in which they are situated serve as part of a broader cultural commentary.” The artist has examined cultural signs and symbols and their use or interpretation. She believes that objects in the public sphere serve to communicate and reinforce certain cultural narratives, hierarchies, and social mythologies.


Lakeland Georgia Cotton farm, while exploring the art of folk quilting

"My current textile/quilt projects reflect the following study" 

Contemporary –and Improvisational Quilts “Crazy quilt”: unique type of patchwork irregularly shaped scraps of silks and velvets are pieced together, then lavishly embroidered. The term "crazy" is defined as full of cracks or flaws, as having the appearance of crazed pottery, broken into irregular segments. Contemporary memory quilts preserve treasured memories of people, events, accomplishments, and places. Quilters of previous generations saved scraps of fabrics from dresses, aprons, or shirts out of necessity to use in their quilts, creating the unintended, yet still special, tradition of quilts holding special memories and connections to people in our families.

Pine Burr Quilt Pattern, variation has a three-dimensional look, this quilt pattern is unique to African Americans, and the women slaves of Gee’s Bend plantation of Alabama.  The collection starts in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, hand stitched quilts designed by these women, and provided markers for leading blacks from the south to the north.

Nine Patch Block- Nine-patch quilts children often learned to sew by making those simple blocks, by the 20th century, there are only a handful of basic Nine-Patch blocks with hundreds of cousins. And, as with families, cousins often bear little resemblance to each other.  

Jacob’s ladder a variation it is to be dated back to the 1830’s when women were most active in the formative years of the abolitionist movement. This pattern eventually became known as the Underground Railroad block, but was not published as such until after 1870’s. Quilts in this pattern were often hung outside to indicate a safe house for runaway slaves.

Gearld Sanders THE CONTEMPORARY REALIST  

A self taught artist, the son of Arkansas sharecroppers. His parents came to Chicago to better themselves when he was six and this is when he started drawing. His work has been selling since the age of eleven, at fifteen he was teaching art out of his parents apartment. By the age of seventeen Mrs. Rose Kennedy, the mother of the president, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Sears Foundation were among the owners of a Sanders original.

He won awards in high school and was the subject of many newspaper accounts and articles, including in 1967 a three page spread in the Chicago Sun Times, Midwest magazine, titled "portrait Of A Young Man, As A Serious Artist".


  After High School and various freelance jobs in  art, he was drafted into the  United States Army where he eventually became a Arts and Crafts instructor in the Special Services at Ft. Hauchuca, Arizona. There he taught drawing and painting and learned how to teach photography, ceramics and candle making. It was while teaching in the Army that he further developed the technique he had started as a teenager. It is this Technique that has become such a phenomenal success.

Gerald Sander's sharing his drawing sketchbook during reception.

Opening Reception for NEW IDENTITIES IN CONTEMPORARY REALISM was a success!  
Over 200 guest. artists and art supports, joined us for an evening of celebration. Food provided by Out the Box.



WH on Cottage looks to bring cultural and artistic opportunities to Woodlawn and its surrounding communities. Art unites people, allows the imagination to fly and creates space for conversation.  It is our goal to bring the works of both emerging and established artists to the attention of people within the community. 

Second Fridays is an endeavor that will bring monthly art shows to Woodlawn beginning in January of 2017 and proceeding to the spring of 2018. Art shows will run monthly and will include an opening on the second Friday of each month. 
Roe, Robert Carr, Keith Conners





Friday, December 9, 2016

Call For Artist- Culture Bridge 2017

"Art is Business" Posted for Marianna Buchwald International Art Group

CALL FOR ARTISTS !CULTURE BRIDGE/ KULTURBRUECKE 2017

Feb.18. - March 18. 2017


Dank Haus, Scharpenberg Gallery

4740 N. Western, 4th Floor, Chicago IL 60625


“Culture Bridge” 2017 "KULTURBRUECKE", a culture bridge of musicians, painters, dancers, sculptors, and photography/video/film artists. In 2016, the International Art Group Chicago featured more than 50 artists from 5 different continents, and presented  a broad range of artworks with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties.

This year’s exhibit will be curated by Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, and Marianna Buchwald, Director and Founder of the International Art Group.
All artists interested in participating in the 2017 exhibition, send your prospectus to Marianna Buchwald, Director of International Art Group, internationalartgroup1@gmail.com,  Subject Culture Bridge.
    
A $40 Application Fee is due BY January 18, 2017, Paypal donation button can be found at:  http://phantomgallery.blogspot.com/
or mail check, or money order to: 
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network/ CO Alpha Bruton, PO Box 2956, Chicago IL 60653.

Please call  Marianna Buchwald 773 507 1300 with questions are if you are interested in volunteering on a committee, helping to host one of the events, or soliciting for donations.
This project is supported in part by:



Name of Project: ARTIST APPLICATION:
“Culture Bridge” 2017

Name of Artist:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
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Artist(s) Bio/Statement (write a statement about your work in general and your process in 250 Max)

SUPPORT MATERIALS

  • Curriculum Vitae please include your name, address, phone number and email address along with exhibition and educational background.
  • Please include a Web site links of your work along with 5- JPGS, please label all jpeg images. The jury will reserve the right to select work from the submissions of 5 images.
  • For video work: For curatorial previewing, please supply you YouTube Station, Video segment should be no longer than 3 minutes and cued to the appropriate segment for panel to view. Time-based media, video art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted. Please do not submit videos of documentation of artistic process.
  • For live art: web site links that document previous work; title, and a description of content and concept of proposed work.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WHO IS RENEE BAKER? Author of Cipher Conduit Linguistics



Renee Baker's Blu' City Documentary

WHO IS RENEE BAKER? Author of Cipher Conduit Linguistics

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE-RENEE BAKER

Renee' Baker is founding music director and conductor of the internationally acclaimed Chicago Modern Orchestra Project (CMOP), a polystylistic organization that grew from the plums of classical music as well as jazz. A member of the world renown collective Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Critical acclaim for her graphic scores novels has come from performances in Berlin, Poland, London, Scotland and as far reaching as Vietnam.

As a disruptive composer and visual artist, there are few barriers to the creative turns of this composer, conductor, artist, and instrumentalist. As a featured ensemble, CMOP has been chosen to work with NewMusicUSA and the EarShot program of the American Composers Orchestra.


An expert at ensemble development and training, Renee’ developed the Mantra Blue Free Orchestra (Chicago), PEK' Contemporary Project (Berlin), the progenitor of Bleueblue Walkers/Bass Kollektief, Twilight Struggles (Berlin) as well as being involved in starting over 20 cutting edge new music ensembles. Among them: TUNTUI, Wrinkled Linen, Chocolate Chitlin' Caucus, Red Chai Watch, FAQtet, Project 6, Renee' Baker's AWAKENING, Baker ArTet, a Butoh ensemble BODY STRATA, and Strings Attached.


Ms. Baker has performed globally from Bimhuis (Amsterdam) to Symphony Center (Chicago) and was a founding member as well as Principal Violist of Chicago Sinfonietta for 26 years Ms. Baker has composed over two thousand works for ensembles ranging from pieces for solo instruments, ballet, opera to large orchestral works that bridge the classical, jazz and creative music genres. Her ability to embrace various creative parameters in her work has led to commissions for the Chicago Sinfonietta, Berlin International Brass, PEK’ Contemporary Project, and DanceWright Project, among others.


As a disruptive force in composition, Ms. Baker’s eclectic visual score compositions led her to create a gestured conducting language she calls CCL/FLOW (Cipher Conduit Linguistics), which she employs when working with numerous cutting edge groups in Cologne, Berlin, Netherlands, London, Chicago, Portland (OR), and other ensembles around the world.


A further aspect of her composition skills is the development of her painted score exploratorium pieces for ensembles of variable sizes. Ms Baker is also in demand as a lecturer and expert in nontraditional composition techniques, as well as large ensemble “comprovisation”/ improvisation development.

Aspects of the art world permeate Ms. Baker’s work. Her performance art work SUNYATA:TOWARDS ABSOLUTE EMPTINESS will premiere at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA, Chicago) in May 2015, and her tactile score sculpture works were featured at the MCA Chicago as part of the Sunyata premiere.




Ms. Baker is the composer of four operas. Currently she is working as a film score composer, having composed and released a new score for

Oscar Michaeux's “race film” masterpiece BODY AND SOUL (1925) with the music performed by her Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ensemble.

Called the latest AACM visionary by Downbeat Magazine, Ms. Baker is one of the brightest and most fertile minds in active in composition today.



Renee' C. Baker, Conductor/Composer
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project /PEK'
Contemporary Project
reneebaker@comcast.net
reneebakercomposer.com
reneebakercomposer.net
chicagomodernorchestraproject.org
For more information:
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Black-Composers.html
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Black-Composers-2.html
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/CH125.html

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alan Emerson Hicks Featured Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival


State Street Gallery @ Robert Morris University401 S. State Street, Chicago ILGallery hours Mon- Thu, 10 am - 6 pmShow Runs - Dec 23, 2016Crazy8art.com

The work of eight Chicago artists working in a wide range of mediums and a wild range of techniques.Interpreting the themes of carnival, circus, and festival, the artists are joined by their exuberant delight in the visual and their unique re-imagining of the world. Curated by artist and curator Jason Messinger and Gallery Director and Dean of Arts Shelley Lamantia, Alan Emerson Hicks, is featured artist in a three month artist in residency during the exhibition.

Gallery Director and Dean of Arts Shelley Lamantia, and Alan Emerson Hicks

Featuring artists Kass Copeland, Alan Emerson Hicks, IZZO, Anne Leuck, Edward Master, Jason Messinger, Anthony Stagg, and Joey Wozniak. 

Gallery Director and Dean of Arts Shelley Lamantia
"Carnival Horse" gets a saddle. I'll work on the tail next and filling in some empty areas.

Alan Emerson Hicks uses found plastic objects and heat-manipulated plastic detritus to create tightly corseted structures of complexity. In his hands ephemeral materials are transformed into complex latticed sculptures, elaborate airy costumes, and unique works of art. Hicks conjures the modern world's everyday plastic objects of dull invisibility into a bright parade of startling singularity and vision.









Monica Moore model

Tyler Hicks., Model
 Mini Clown Sculptures on sale at the gallery store
Mini Clown Sculptures on sale at the gallery store
Crazy 8 Artists’ Carnival showcases 

Kass Copeland creates large graphic photo collages referencing by-gone eras and surrealistic tableaus. Both droll and serious, her works are constructed with humorous juxtapositions and garish pleasures while weathered with rich patinas and haunting emotional complexity. They re-invent familiar themes from the circus and the carnival into nostalgic fever dreams. A true master of her materials, Copeland’s artwork is a stage craft of delight.

IZZO unleashes fantastic images on printed-pattern fabric that bridge foreground with background, abstraction with representation, and the flat plane with spatial depth. Alternately embellishing and obscuring the existing fabric patterns, this suite of works focuses on the idea of dizzying love. IZZO fashions images into funhouse rides of joyful exuberance.

Anne Leuck uses her emotional and observed life as a jumping off point to create narratives that charm with their fresh immediacy and universal joy. Using crisp bold colors and a signature graphic style, she exposes a world both intimate and newly seen. In this collection she renders sideshow banners out of her own anxieties of physical aging. Leuck turns her own vulnerabilities into sideshow marvels of the human condition.

Edward Master paints hallucinatory patterned visions astounding in their complexity and richness, referencing natural and man-made motifs, along with decorative and ornamental traditions. With a bewildering level of detail one seemingly hovers above the work, sensing both a microscopic viewpoint and an overwhelming vastness. Swooping in layered complexity, Master’s artworks are a carnival ride for the eye.

Jason Messinger creates ceramic tile murals and sculptures of bright colors and wry content. His sculptures twist and turn with organic yearning and figurative sensibility, creating abstract interpretations of famous sideshow acts. His tile murals vibrate between sneaky humor and abstract beauty - commenting on the lexicons of the circus and the carnival. Utilizing the materials of ceramic and richly colored glazes, Messinger’s artwork is its own circus act.

Anthony Stagg allows his artwork to speak in the language of the street, utilizing tropes as far ranging as graffiti styles to comic book archetypes. Melding pop culture references with fantastical vignettes, the artist exposes a wry observation of the modern world. His non-judgmental viewpoint is both open and humorous, retro and contemporary. Stagg invites you into his own festival of life.

Joey Wozniak pushes, scrapes and layers vibrant color paints to create densely rendered landscapes with an underlying energy bursting below the surface. Bridging a physical approach to the physicality of paint with a masterful understanding of the stimulus of color, the artist crafts joyful scenes in riotous hues. Rich with references to classical architecture and peopled with characters from a wide sampling of cultures, Wozniak constructs his own unique post-modern jubilees.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Arts & Our Social Fabric by Lavon Pettis | USA | Global Creativity Magazine

Reposted for Lavon N. Pettis of Global Resource ID

The Arts & Our Social Fabric by Lavon Pettis | USA | Global Creativity Magazine

Chicago building site shovels

CIPHER CONDUIT LINGUISTICS

An exhibit featuring new works: Art Books, Paintings, and Wall Sculpture. 



The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network is proud to announce Renee Baker as guest- artist in residency. Her residency took place June 1st– December 31, 2016. She worked directly with Phantom Gallery Chicago’s chief curator Alpha Bruton, and Alan Emerson Hicks. The Phantom Gallery Chicago provided  technical and administrative support, for the creation of new works and the exploration of new ideas with an exhibition at the end of the residency.


As a disruptive force in composition, Ms. Baker’s eclectic visual score compositions led her to create a gestured conducting language she calls CCL/FLOW (Cipher Conduit Linguistics), which she employs when working with numerous cutting edge groups in Cologne, Berlin, Netherlands, London, Chicago, Portland (OR), and other ensembles around the world. 

A further aspect of her composition skills is the development of her painted score exploratorium pieces for ensembles of variable sizes. Ms Baker is also in demand as a lecturer and expert in nontraditional composition techniques, as well as large ensemble “comprovisation”/ improvisation development.



Opening Reception -  Monday, December 19, 2016 7-9pm 

Closing Reception January 22, 3-5pm.




Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
436 E. 47th Street, Room 205
Chicago IL  60653

773-681-6570, Buzz 205 for entry 
RSVP strongly suggested.


Renee' C. Baker, Conductor/Composer
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project /PEK' Contemporary Project
reneebaker@comcast.net
reneebakercomposer.com
reneebakercomposer.net
chicagomodernorchestraproject.org
For more information:
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Black-Composers.html
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/Black-Composers-2.html
http://www.billdoggettproductions.com/CH125.html *