Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Network Partnerships 2012 - 2013

Phantom Galleries Alternative Exhibition Spaces

Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
Afro-Latino Historical Society, B1E Gallery, DigiWorld, The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, Spiral Visions, Borderbend Arts Collective, DayDreamProject, Chicago Project Management, and the Pink Gun Project, 47th Ward Streetscape Lawerence/Clark to Western.

B1E Gallery, 6902 N. Glenwood

Art Block by Block- Phantom Gallery Chicago  is currently networking with Andrew DelaRosa, owner and director of B1E Gallery. B1E is a notable art gallery in Glenwood Avenue Arts District. They have a very vibrant "sculpture garden" you can view on Glenwood Avenue from the Red Line Morse train stop. Andrew has calling upon artist in his inner circle to work as preparers for upcoming installations for the Phantom Gallery in South Shore Arts District.

He has a sculpture garden in a fenced yard at the gallery, and sculpture is also distributed along the arts corridor. His group has executed some pretty cool murals in Rogers Park. He has an installation currently in a PopUp in the Loop that will be installed in the Phantom space in November/December. You can Earth google maps  to see photos of the sculpture garden. B1E has been a very positive influence on that area for the past seven years.

AnySquared Projects at AnyWhere Space Studio

2328 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States, +1 773-862-9609
The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network will be presenting
"Creative Currency Words to Live By" at the Squared! Art Block by Block, during Chicago Artists Month on October 13, from 12 noon - 10pm. Projections will be on the wall across the street from the storefront beginning at dust.

Threads Etc, Consignment Store, Logan Square


Projection Wall

Rant-A-Thon Location N. Milwaukee 2400 block
















Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BAC Installation Day

"Art is Business"  Berlin Art Club Installation Day--- September 3rd, 2012d, this hall is a wonderful venue. Artist arrived throughout the morning focused on setting up their wall space in the most productive way. The hall is lit by natural sunlight, can't wait to see how it looks in the evening. I am so honored to be amongst the caliber of artist that joined the Berlin Art Club in its 1st bac honoring 100 artists. The publication is top notice, and the organizers have worked tirelessly to pull off such a venture on a grassroots level.

I worked on recreating a 30" x 36 painting of the AACM Tribute to Fletcher Henderson just for this exhibition. The main image in the painting is featuring Kahir B a Chicago land poet, who is the current president of the AACM of Chicago.  He has relocated to the New York spoken work scene and perhaps in the years to come will check out the Berlin spoken word scene. When I first saw KaHir B in concert at MP  Amphitheater he was on "Fire", I had to capture him pen to paper, as I did Nicole Mitchell, Dee Alexander and Anne Ward on keyboards.
Susan Fox, is the owner of the 1st color study, and uses the images to brand her "Intersections Series", held at Elastic Arts. It has been suggested over the last five years that I turn some of my 16" x 12" acrylic on watercolor paper into murals, or larger paintings after this residency in Berlin, I think I shall take there advice.

Tonight is the opening, and I am on my way out the door to flag a taxi for the ride over, I won't be on public transportation tonight.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Snap Shot Series

Susanne Quadt- opened her studio to Alpha Bruton, Renee Baker, and Alan Emerson Hicks while they were in Berlin for the International Art Adventure's "Wanderlust Chicago Berlin 2012. She also opened her studio so that we could complete our self directed residency and prepare for the Berlin Art Club's 1st BAC Exhibition. I asked Susanne to share  short snap shot stories of her life and how she began her own journey as an artist fifteen years ago.

Part 1
Part 2-
 Susanne purchased a home in Turkey sixteen years ago, and spends six months of the year there, and the other six months here in Berlin. She describes her home one that still uses a wood burning stove to heat the house, and she takes her tea out on the porch. She often takes her sketch so she can capture  her surroundings, and explore form and texture.