What is PI&S?

Pen, Ink & Song is a creative space in Chicago’s storied Flatiron Arts Building dedicated to the production of black & white sequential art (comics) original acoustic guitar songs (folk music) and the synthesis of the two.

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PI&S is proud to present the work of artists using ink, music, comix, assemblage, sculpture and/or other hybrid media forms. Here’s a look back at our last few years…

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Lelde Kalmite “Apocalyptic Landscapes” 2013

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Sean Hernandez “The Ghost” 2013

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Lewis Taylor “Leftover Yams” 2013

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Matt Haney “Crystalized Debris” 2014

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Christopher Breedlove “Momentum” 2014

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Fred Burkhart’s final exhibition “Patterning the Nerve Speech” 2014

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Eric B. Rivera “Making a Flower” 2015

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Hanna Mandelbaum “Flightlines” 2015

guest checks

Kevin Fair “Guest-check Swarm” 2015

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Christopher Breedlove “SHIFT/place” 2016

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Keith Brownlee “Erotica Recondite” 2016

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Marci Rubin “Microcosm” 2016

 

Pen, Ink & Song is cartoonist/musician Karlis Kandero’s workspace, but also functions as a gallery, hosting about two dozen openings/events per year, including monthly First Friday open studios and curated happenings such Jackson Pollock Taco Night (splatter painting with taco ingredients, otherwise known as “Abstract-Mexpressionism”) and Blacklight Bioluminescence (a group show of UV-activated art…the one rule is that pieces must be made from naturally-derived phosphorescent inks and dyes).  

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Open to the public Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons, PI&S is located in the heart of Wicker Park, at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue, studio #344.

 

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