Shift/Place: Christopher Breedlove – a Chicago Retrospective.

Breed Love stickerJoin us as we bid farewell to Christopher Breedlove, an artist and community leader who has called Chicago home for the last decade.

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Embodying the true breadth of a multimedia artistic practice, Christopher creates across the spectrum. Whether it be interactive installation, large-scale fabrication, 3-dimensional art, collaborative screen printing, intimate wall pieces, or even any combination of these, his designs and themes reference a repeating concept: what it means to be human in the digital age.

Christopher uses the form and function of high technologies to examine, deconstruct and remix the intricate designs of the natural world around us, presenting them with a compositional grace rarely seen in this genre.

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He has served residencies at Idea Fabrication Labs in Chico, California and the Dream Community in Taiwan. His work has been presented at the TaiXi International Arts Festival in Taiwan, Envision festival in Costa Rica, the Mid-West’s Electric Forest and Infrasound festivals, as well as Symbiosis and Burning Man in the western United States. Locally he has done storefront interiors, gallery exhibitions, and street art, and also deployed his mobile screen-printing project, Remixed Ink.

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In addition to these diverse art endeavors, Christopher has worked with Burners Without Borders (BWB) to facilitate numerous community grant salons that have granted thousands of dollars for projects both in the U.S. and abroad.

This is the second time Pen, Ink & Song has been honored to show his art. Christopher was resident artist at PI&S in the summer of 2014, creating a body of work called “Momentum.” It’s a bittersweet occasion, as he is setting his sights on California this fall, to fill the role of Program Manager of BWB at the Burning Man Organization’s San Francisco headquarters. Still up view is Kevin Fair’s Guest-check swarm, and the rest of the labyrinthine Flatiron Arts Building will be open for First Friday festivities surrounding the annual “Now You See It – Now You Don’t” temporary mural show.  Come get lost! -PI&S

1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Studio #344, Chicago, IL 60622 / Oct 2nd, 7-11PM

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