Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back2Back2Back: Remix + Multiple

1Night Exhibition: Printmaking/DJs/Pattern/Glitch/Gif

Alex Valentine
Nick Briz
Corkey Sinks
Caleb Sheridan
Daniel Luedtke
Matthew Cummings
Christina Long

organized by: Robin Kang & Silvia Vasilescu

The remix and the multiple have become an interdisciplinary language. The hybrid process of combining fragments in a non-linear re-interpretation has found an essential voice in today's visual practice. The remix allows for a major conceptual leap in making art on a meta-structural level. Artists draw together and make sense of a much larger body of information by threading a continuous narrative through it. The machine has allowed us the ability to re-conceptualize our relation to knowledge and to organize it, rather than merely accumulate information.

BYOB (After party @ Rainbo!)

Carousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Intimacy Issues"

Carrousel Space Project Presents:

"Intimacy Issues"
One Night Performance/Exhibition/Happeni

Saturday, Sept. 24th, 7pm-10pm 
Performances will be at 8pm and 8:30pm
Dealing with issues of intimacy in a domestic setting through
performance, video, food, text and photography.
organized by Katya Grokhovsky
Kitty Huffman,  Sabri Reed,  Michaela Murphy, 
Dao Nguyen,  Lantian Xie, Victoria Bradford,  
                    Katya Grokhovsky                        

Sunday, May 8, 2011

--Nor There (A temporary exhibition)

Friday, May 13 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Can a labradoodle have a hybrid identity? What about a spork, a prose poem, Pajamajeans, studio apartments, or a futon? Seems flippant in light of the weightiness of sociopolitical categorical identities, but it illustrates both the arbitrariness of such categories and their perceived importance. In the wake of cultural collision, mash-ups pervade and persist. Without the traditional categories of identification framing our unde...rstanding, how are we to perceive ourselves and our world?

So what constitutes hybrid identity today? Or transnational identity? Or transgendered identity? Transethnic, transgenerational, or transeconomic identity?

We live in a multiplicitous world. Inevitably, many people identify as ____ and _____, or neither ______ nor _____, as in, both Columbian and American, neither feminine nor masculine, both rebel and patriot, neither young nor adult (read: twentysomething), or both traditional and cosmopolitan. The pervasiveness of dual/multiple/and hybrid identity calls into question the traditional boundaries that make a person, a culture, or a...n object either one thing or another. It initiates the destabilization of identity, and unravels into crisis, and/or underscores the relative comfort and ease with which people traverse traditional boundaries and categories today.

--Nor There is a one-night exhibition of intersections of identities.

Bruce Iberg, Ashley D. Hairston, Alex Z.

A show produced by Silvia Vasilescu and Katie Waddell

Carousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
gallery hours:
as advertised per event or by appt

Friday, March 11, 2011

Collect - March 25th

Renowned Art dealer Jennifer Mills from SAIC 
currently represents the studio scraps of 15 artists world wide.

It is her great pleasure to invite you to her art dealing debut 
where you will have the opportunity to buy original art objects by established artists 
for the low low price of $5 or less! 

BYOB&C (Bring your own beverage and cash) 
You are bound to leave the event with some fine art to start or add to your collection.

Friday, MARCH 25th

1310 N Hoyne Ave in Wicker Park 
(off the Damen Blue line stop)

Bring Cash and Collect Art Objects!

Artists Include:

Taylor Baldry
Jesse Butcher
Mitchell F. Chan
Steven Frost
Alex Gartelmann
Antonia Gurkovska
Jami Jerome
Robin Kang
Julie Laffin
Maren Murray
Monica Panzarino
Anthony Romero
Ashley Thomas
Georgia Wall

Déjà vu Update!

Thank you to all that came out for our fabulous grand opening!  The evening was full of surreal discoveries, wood chopping, beer drinking, and wonderful music.

If you liked what you experienced, here is some more information about the artists and their work:

Ei Jane Janet Lin

Miao Jiaxin

Janet, originally from Taiwan and currently in the SAIC Fiber and Material Studies MFA program, and Miao, from Shanghai, China enrolled in SAIC’s MFA Photography program, will be exhibiting a collaborative project.

About the work:
A performative video documentation of a collaborative live performance on an interactive and broadcasting pornographic website.

Guillermo R. Gudiño

Originally from México, and also in SAIC’s MFA Photography program.

Artist’s Description:
The temporary situations I produce establish a dialogue with the given context. Displacing functions, activities or locations my installations question the validity of what we accept as a legitimate experience.

Robby MacBain

Robby, currently in the SAIC MFA Sound Department, is originally from Rhode Island. 

Artist’s Description:
My interest in sound as an art form is rooted in the simple act of sitting quietly and listening. In the process of closely observing my surroundings, I feel that the barrier between myself and the world around me becomes more fluid. Through my work with sound, I hope to create listening experiences that encourage this kind of fluidity.

Sterling Lawrence

Native to Chicago, Sterling is enrolled in the SAIC’s Printmedia MFA program.

Artist’s Description:
My work deals with how one can reconcile the historicity of the thing
being expressed through exploring what baggage is brought from the past
manifesting itself in the present.  This collision with the now creates
a narrative which challenges the viewer to engage in questions of
value, abstraction, contribution, and transformation.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grand Opening March 5th!

Carousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
gallery hours:
as advertised per event or by appt

Carousel Space Project is excited to announce our Grand Opening
Please join us for an evening of art, live music and performance.

Déjà vu 
A group exhibition involving encounters with memory, 
time lapse and the compelling sense of familiar uncanny.

Saturday, March 5th, 7pm

Featured Artists Include:
Ei Jane Janet Lin
Guillermo R. Gudino
Miao Jiaxin
Robby MacBain
Sterling Lawrence

Musical Performaces by:
Jim Loughery
Jhonatan Roldan
Peter Skjodt
Valerie Fila

Curated by:
Robin Kang

Saturday, January 8, 2011

About The Carousel Project

Carousel Space Project
various locations
Chicago, IL 60622
gallery hours:
as advertised per event or by appt

The Carousel Space Project is an alternative project space created to promote creative culture and dialogue in the comfort of the apartment. Located in Chicago’s historic Wicker Park,  this space features frequent exhibitions and performances showcasing emerging artists from a variety of backgrounds and media.  We hope you will join us at our next event!

The Carousel Space Project exists exclusively for promotional exhibition and amusement purposes and does not sell art or creative services.  As a volunteer run space, we operated entirely on the generosity of helping hands.  If you are interested in becoming involved please email us!