19th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show Poster

Co-curators Steven Lane and Stuart Hall once again bring us a beautiful show based on a simple idea: ride your bike all winter. The 19th annual Chicago Bike Winter Art Show returns!CBWAS2016

To me, nothing epitomizes this concept more than flying over one of Chicago’s frozen, grated bridges and looking down to see snowflakes twenty feet below you settling into the icy water of the Chicago river. Based on the Chicago Ave. Bridge. Pen; white and black ink; glass shards; digital effects. Orig. size: 11 x 14″ (2016). Available as a print-to-order.

BwB Winter Ball Poster

bwbposterFINALin 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast during the Burning Man festival. A group of Burners heard about the disaster by word of mouth and packed up their party and travelled with their gear down to the disaster site and gave what their could. From this act grew an international aid org. called Burners without Borders. BwB Chicago’s annual winter ball raises thousands to fund micro-grants on the local level. I was honored to design the poster, and in collaboration with mosaic artist Jeff Zelnio was able to give the image an icy, wintery feel by using real crushed glass. Find more of Jeff’s work at his Etsy site.

Soda Pop – Erotica Recondite: a Collection Curated by Keith Brownlee.

Join us Friday, February 5th for a celebration of erotica from a diverse group of artists, curated by Keith Brownlee.  From the Oxford English Dictionary’s entry for recondite –  Mid 17th century: from Latin reconditus ‘hidden, put away’, past participle of recondere, from re-‘back’ + condere ‘put together, secrete.’eroticareconditeChicago artist Keith Brownlee studied at the American Academy of Art, the School of the Art Institute Chicago and Columbia College. Keith has worked for 15 years in the commercial design industry and as a museum installation expert.

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From painting to sculpture, design and fabrication, Keith is a passionate teacher who loves the process of developing an idea into an artistic reality. His long and diverse resume includes opening Chicago’s Fetutio gallery, so as our guest curator at PI&S this February, he has assembled a body of work that delves into a world of erotica that is neither obvious or crass – but rather challenges the viewing audience’s preconceived notions of erotic art.

Featuring work by:

Jojo Baby
Ian Bennett
Keith Brownlee
Chris Cullner
Margaret Bobo Dancy
Karlis Kandero
Chuck Walker
Jeff Zelnio

The Flat Iron Arts building, 1579 North Milwaukee Ave. Studio#344, Pen, Ink & Song. 6- 10 pm.