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Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Public Works 2 design show + speaker series
Curated by: Someoddpilot
835 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60607

August 6th, 2010 - September 3rd, 2010
August 6th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
, SomeoddpilotSomeoddpilot
, Dan FunderburghDan Funderburgh
, Mike PerryMike Perry
, SeripopSeripop
, SonnenzimmerSonnenzimmer
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West Loop/West Town
Tue-Fri 11-6; Sat 11-5
modern, abstract, surrealism, pop, conceptual, mixed-media

The Public Works art show features designers and graphic artists who inhabit the increasingly narrow gulf between fine and commercial art. We curate a late summer show to highlight the bold and immediate work of artists established in the independent art and design communities whose very practices support the creative cultures surrounding them.

Both in their art and their attendant values these artists work tirelessly to sustain cultural entities. They blanket space with meaning and convert square footage into bold proclamations. The music world reaps the rewards of Sonnenzimmer's subtle, painterly gig posters while the apparel industry appropriate's Mike Perry's electric zine hallucinations into backpacks and Nike dunks. Both Dan Funderburgh and Seripop explore the limits of spatial adornment, Dan through the design of delicately intricate wallpaper that balances Moorish mosaic with American op art, and Seripop via enormous street poster collages, a medium they have evolved from their monstrous rock posters and describe as "the 'skin' of a city, growing and shedding organically."

8/13 – Speaker event + afterparty
Scott Thomas (Post Family / Obama)
Stephen Gossett (Flavorpill)
DJ Pete Dougherty (Hey Champ)

8/20 – Speaker event + afterparty 
Chuck Anderson (No Pattern)
Zach Dodson (Featherproof Press / Bleached Whale) 
DJ Dinoscopy (Only Children)

8/27 – Speaker event + afterparty 
Mike Perry (Brooklyn designer) 
Dan Funderburgh (Brooklyn designer)
DJ Jobot (Jojo Yang)

9/3 – Speaker event + afterparty 
Chris Force (Alarm / Design Bureau) 
Nick and Nadine (Sonnenzimmer) 
DJ Clerical Error (Jocelyn Brown)

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