The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) Presents
Chicago Printers Guild
Opening Reception: October 8, 2010 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
@ Chicago Urban Art Society 2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60608
Gallery Hours: Thursday + Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday + Sunday 1pm-6pm
On View Through October 17, 2010
(September 27, 2010 - Chicago, IL) - The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) Presents:
The Chicago Printer's Guild (CPG) was founded over a year ago, hell-bent on fusing together the tradition and success of its well-established print shops (including The Bird Machine, Delicious Designs, Crosshair, Screwball Press and The Post Family) with the creativity and flexibility of its up-and-coming studios (such as Spudnik Press and FugScreens Studios). Its first show since its inception, "CPG", hopes to do that and more, showcasing over 40 artists' collections and ranging in aesthetic as well as printing disciplines.
Serving as an introduction to the city of Chicago, the CPG show wants to take the viewer past the familiar settings when one thinks of print-making. Gig posters and t-shirts aside, this exhibition will illuminate the many disciplines within the printing medium: typeface, intaglio, lithography, even unconventional 3-D work will be included.
Chicago, with its rich print-making history, has a vastly dynamic community of artists which is constantly growing yet deeply rooted in tradition. The CPG is hoping to invigorate and engage the city of Chicago in order to promote print-making, as well as celebrate the vast array of artists taking part in this exhibition.
Participating artists: Angee Lennard, Billy Craven, C J Mace, Celene Aubry, Chad Kouri, Cherie Tymkiw, Dan Macadam, Dan Grzeca, Daniel Mellis, Diana Sudyka, Erin Page, Jason Teegarden-Downs, Jay Ryan, Jennifer Farrell, Jeremiah Chiu, Jessica Taylor-Caponigro, Johnny Sampson, Josh Davis, Julia Hendrickson, Justin Santora, Kathleen Judge, Keith Herzik, Kim Ambriz, Kwasi Amankwah, Kyle Baker, Lloyd Patterson, Megan Sterling, Michael Lauritano, Michael Schwindenhammer, Mike McQuade, Nadine Nakanishi, Nicholas Butcher, Phineas X. Jones,Rebecca Rakstad, Rich Kelly, Ryan Kapp, Sanya Glisic, Shawn Roberts, Steve Walters, Thomas Lucas, Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, William Sturgis, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff
About The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS):
The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) is an emerging art non-profit organization based in the Pilsen community. CUAS is a multi-use art and cultural center that promotes the works of contemporary emerging, mid-career and established artists and cultural leaders. Through exhibitions, innovative teaching and learning opportunities, and creative-use venue space, CUAS works with creatives who are by nature cross- platform, and establishes its credibility through creative juxtapositions.
***To arrange an interview with the Chicago Printers Guild, please contact Lauren Pacheco at 773-318-9407 or firstname.lastname@example.org