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Exhibition Detail
Nobody to Have Any Fun With
2150 S. Canalport
#4A-10
Chicago, IL 60608


March 26th, 2011 - May 1st, 2011
Opening: 
March 26th, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
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> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://sagallery.tumblr.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
sagallery.nora@gmail.com
PHONE:  
312-618-9801
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday 2-4 & by appointment
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
TAGS:  
sculpture, clay figure installation, scratchboard, Walter Benjamin, naive, outsider-art photography mixed-media
> DESCRIPTION

new photos by MAC KATTER

painting and sculpture by DYLAN CALE JONES

salmagundi by VANYA SCHROEDER

& paintings by ANDREW MULLARKEY and friends down the hall

 

Opening: Saturday 26 March, 7:30-10:30 pm

Saturday 16 March: gallery open at 6 pm, Talk at 8 pm

Nobody to Have Any Fun With is an exhibition of works by three Chicago artists from inside and outside the academy: Mac Katter and Dylan Cale Jones (SAIC ‘10) and Vanya Schroeder, English professor (formerly at SAIC), snake handler, video-maker and raconteur.

The show includes examples of fake pre-Columbian clay figures by Ms. Schroeder. Mr. Katter will be showing new photographs and collages. Mr. Jones, a portion of his precarious recent sculpture and painting.

The talk April 16th revolves around a short article by Adam Kirsch, “The Philosopher Stoned: What Drugs Taught Walter Benjamin.” Under the influence of hashish, the great cultural critic Benjamin had a ‘revelation’ in the form of a rhyme:  Wellen schwappen—Wappen schwellen (“Waves splash - Armorial bearings swell”). This is, of course, meaningless. The conversation on the 16th will bear on false insight, earnestness, artifice and the superficial, inspired by beguiling surfaces, naive style and the uncanny in the artists’ works.


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