Chicago Artists Month 2012: a cacophony of styles, talents and disciplines to choose from


Look at Us Project

One of the many 2012 Chicago Artists Month events is "Looks Like Live Action." A project begun more than 6 months ago by Look at Us, the event performance will start in the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Oct. 5 beginning in Studio 229, between 6 and 10 p.m. and will culminate on Oct. 20th


Earlier this year along Milwaukee Ave.

The studio is set-up to function as a communications room, a liaison, between the artists and those collaborators held as hostages in the "safe house." The "situation" will be broadcast on Facebook with the collaborators making clear the artist’s demands. The hostage/collaborators will correspond with the Flat Iron location from an (un)disclosed "safe house" in Wicker Park. Visitors can attend the exhibit and performance of "Looks Like Live Action" by visiting the Flat Iron studio and by "liking" the Look at US Project page on Facebook.


Part of Robinson's "Three Faces of Dana"

Once "likes" are given, access is granted. Proximity of both sites is two city blocks. On Sat., Oct 20, the artists turned curators deliver the art works to the home of a Chicago collector who will host the exhibition; Looks Like Live Action – the Facebook portfolio, 2011/12. Those artists, tagged as Facebook friends/collaborators, will be present as guest artists. Those visitors to the Oct 5 performance will have access to the Oct 20.   


Jolanta Pawlak, untitled, Fiber glass, 2012

The DREAMBOX gallery will have the 7 artists exhibit opening on Oct. 12, between 6 and 10 p.m. at 2415 W. North Ave. Continuing through Nov. 3, the show will include artists engaged in the multicultural perceptions and forms of expression that give meaning to what is chaotic, subliminal or so obvious we hardly see it at all.

Photography by Shin Lim and Iwona Biedermann, paintings by Jan Brud and Jerzy Kenar, sculpture and mixed media by Jolanta Pawlak, wooden mosaic by Tom Robinson and the rhythms of Aleksander Najda’s poetry are the artists who are part of this exhibition. 


Iwona Biedermann, untitled, Giclee, 2012

On Nov. 3, beginning at 5 p.m., there will be a presentation of new and old poems by Najda, which have been recently translated into English from the original Polish. It will be part of a bilingual reading by the poet supported by a presentation of his work by Richard Lee.



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