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Chicago Artists Say… Feb 1, 2019 opening.. come=engage! ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Chicago Art Says… Feb 1, 2019 opening.. come=engage!

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL is a collection of 23 artworks featuring works from 14 different artists. All artworks reference the important issues that our upcoming mayor will soon face. Between the ousting of Ed Burke and alderman elections, Chicago really has a chance to choose how it proceeds into the future. Even on a national level all issues have a local consequence, but local politics are the first step in a path to national influence.

Featured Artists:

Alfonse Pagano, Anne Evans, Brian Morgan, Denise Poloyac, James Mesple,Kaitlyn Hwang, Kelly Mathews, Kelly Witte, Laura Lee Junge, Mark Nelson,Nancy Bechtol, Peter Broitman, Richard Laurent, Tiphanie Spencer

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, runs February 1, 2018 – March 3, 2019, with an artist’s reception, Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00-10:00 pm.

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL

Group Exhibit

February 1 – March 3, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 1, 2019  6-10PM

The Jackson Junge Gallery presents ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, its first group exhibition of the 2019 season. The exhibition features 23 works of art in various mediums by artists from all around the United States. The opening will be hosted on Friday, February 1, 2019, with an artist’s reception from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. Admission is FREE to the public.

It has been claimed that all politics are local. The Legislated and Executive branches of the United States government are currently at a standstill and numerous Americans are wondering what the future of our great country will be. Many of the current national issues are relevant to the citizens of Chicago, a city that is both known for its great leaders and “windy” politicians. In September of 2018, Rham Emanuel announced that he would not be running for re-election as Mayor, shocking the citizens of Chicago. A record-breaking number of 15 candidates currently have put their names on the ballot. The prospect of a new Mayor is always an exciting one. The upcoming change of leadership will address and stir the debate about what is best for our great city. This exhibition touches on subjects including the current outlook of the United States, unlawful incarceration, Black Lives Matter, gun control, police brutality, women’s rights, the environment, immigration, big business development, and LGBTQIA rights.

 

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL is a collection of 23 artworks featuring works from 14 different artists. All artworks reference the important issues that our upcoming mayor will soon face. Between the ousting of Ed Burke and alderman elections, Chicago really has a chance to choose how it proceeds into the future. Even on a national level all issues have a local consequence, but local politics are the first step in a path to national influence.

Artists:

Alfonse PaganoAnne EvansBrian MorganDenise PoloyacJames MespleKaitlyn HwangKelly MathewsKelly Witte, Laura Lee JungeMark NelsonNancy Bechtol,Peter BroitmanRichard Laurent, Tiphanie Spencer

ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL runs February 1, 2019 – March 3, 2019 and is curated by Gallery Director Chris Jackson, Assistant Gallery Director Kaitlyn Miller and Gallery Assistant Jordan High.

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Exhibition Artwork

Chicago New Media~1973-1992. as I see/saw history being marked and I walked among legends ~~~~~at Gallery 400 UIC

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Gallery 400. Univ of Illinois. Installation view c. 2007 Nancy Bechtol. “Native Vibes”. trt 2:43. Large projection of digital art video included in the Chicago New Media 1973-1993. curated by jon cates. in the exhibition:: ARTISTS Craig Ahmer Dick Ainswoth Josephine Anstey Anna Anthropy National Center for Supercomputing Applications Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt)Bally Annette Barbier Geoffrey Allen Baum  Nancy Bechtol Natalie Bookchin Nick Britz Rachel Bronson Barry Brosch Drew Browning Lief Brush Charlie Chaplin Glen Charvat Carolina Cruz-Neira Jan Heyn Cubacub Jeffery Daniels Sumit  DasGreg Dawl Tom DeFanti Chip Dodsworth Margaret Dolinsky Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott Jamie Fenton George Francis Janine Fron Jackbox Games Petra Gemeinboeck Azadeh Gholizadeh Copper Giloth Marientina Gotsis Rylin Harris John Hart Chris Hartman Alex Hill Louis Kauffman Chris Kemp Electronic Visualization Laboratory Ya Lu Lin Josephine Lipuma Doug Lofstrom Sara Ludy Richard Mandeberg Todd Margolis Stephan Meyers Midway Keith Miller Phil Morton Dan Neveu Rick Panzer Dave Pape Beth Cerny  Patiño Stu Pettigrew Dana Plepys Tim Portlock Sabrina Raaf Sticks Raboin William  Robertson  Jason Salavon Dan Sandin  Ellen Sandor Richard Sayre Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  Mimi Shevitz Brenda Lopez  Silva  Bob Snyder Laurie Speigel  Essanay  Studio Barbara Sykes Jim Teister Gunether  TetzDiana  TorresJoseph Tremonti John Tsui  Jane Veeder Siebren  Versteeg Williams

For the REAL Scholarly and Documented history, refer to the catalogue, “Chicago New Media 1973-1992” by jonCates.

I will ramble with my thoughts, for history..

………..stream of consciousness on the show. opening. yes visionary…………………………….

thank you jon cates for making the history known, and including my work. wordless now..but visions persist. you make an excellent difference for many.

event of swirl of video/computer art history. I am overwhelmed by the power and creative vibe in the room..art historians speak.

.and solo intense.. with hours and overnight with the magic..and my dear understanding and partner, David Bechtol, who is always there, understanding the mania.. and my opened my eyes to the IP Dan Sandin who brought a personal IP for exhibit, and the EVL ..CAVE views..and I do acknowledge ISM curator Jane Stevens, who showed so many, many over decades, of the artists in media, even before anyone would.. she would lift and carry TVs and do installations like no one I ever saw before, I so appreciate all, especially the “Electronic Immersions, featured at ISEA 1997 of which I was co-curator-catalogue available.. and I have unedited hours of interviews and on location including the legends..ah, some day, think it is on well a now obscure format…maybe I will dig that up. great stuff..I dream of finishing it after 11 years in the can…but the future always beckons..forward, the new horizon, been into it…and hearing..Oliver Grau, art historian with oversight, overview, context. grand. symposium… with all his reviews of creations. ..Drew Browning there, ever present on the scene, Ellen Sandor, who encouraged me to try the new VR. awe struck!! yes. Dana Plepys and so many more which took a while, or I missed, since it has been more than 30 years seeing most, and recognizing people over time…well. the pixels are everywhere. Jamie Fenton of famed glitches. and equal legend on the scene, and very animated .. manipulation of tv, the pixels, creating phosphorous light images projected from my mind directly to the the TV canvas. Intensely wonderful, Bob Snyder, Emu Sound synthesizer, of which I found myself in the advanced class, when I had no background in, but hey, artists create…and I created so much that it overflowed from sound to video and back in “1984, Under Surveillance” hands on including processing my “art sounds/music to my ears” banging of the depths of lockers to art performance.

and there is always MORE on the horizon…

spoke to Tom DeFanti, who I told him I was so very overwhelmed to be included in the show, and all I could think of to thank him..and of course, the statement that so often I voiced, paying tribute to the Pioneers in the Media who were my teachers and influencers.. ” I stand on shoulders of giants” to that he said, “yeah, my shoulders are getting pretty tired right now…”

legendary Chicago scene. I reflect on my mentor from SAIC.

I give tribute to the late, great, Phil Morton. founder of the Video Department at SAIC, and of Video Research Consultants, his shop. gave me first wack/job at the inner workings of Siggraph…San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, the wise and wacky, keen eyes, insights.who taught me the Bally Basic, when seeing the circle cross the screen which took me 2 hours to do, with sound..who was a most amazing human I am forever grateful …and then code we were offered from Jane Veeder, and then it was more interesting, images, timing..who visited and shared often for us..in MFA in the basement, and carrying the big heavy portapaks, which used the UMatic 3/4″ tape. and made lifelong friends which we called each other our “pack animals”: Michael Markowski, Stevo Wolfson, and Ken Monroe, with the conversations/comrades… Jessee Affelder, Mark Resch with Ron Grenko (RIP) and Mark Blottner,

Still. image L to R. K.Mack, Lee Groban and Peter Kostakis. at ARC Gallery, Groban and Bechtol Collaboration. from upcoming 2019 film:: “The Last Hippie: by the beard of Lee Groban” with narration by Vitto Carli, and film excepts from Frank Garvey. Produced by Shadow Bechtol Studio. David Bechtol, supreme Tech Guru and co-producer.

also….and enjoy knowing the mindset of https://vimeo.com/michaelanthonybohacz

and there is always MORE on the horizon…

spoke to Tom DeFanti, who I told him I was so very overwhelmed to be included in the show, and all I could think of to thank him..and of course, the statement that so often I voiced, paying tribute to the Pioneers in the Media who were my teachers and influencers.. ” I stand on shoulders of giants” to that he said, “yeah, my shoulders are getting pretty tired right now…”

©photo by Mel Theobald. portrait of Nancy Bechtol. 2016 “in her own likeness”

Chicago New Media 72-92 curated by jon cates historic show with 100 media artists- Nov 1 opening

November 1–December 15, 2018

Gallery 400

videogameart gallery. curated by jon cates

400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

organized by Video Game Art Gallery

Chicago New Media 1973–1992, curated by jonCates

with curatorial assistance by Jonathan Kinkley and Chaz Evans

funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago

in partnership with the Electronic Visualization Lab at The University

of Illinois at Chicago

EVL

and with additional support from The Chicago Community Trust and the

Goethe-Institute Chicago

goethe.de

I am so honored to be included in this historic show. ah, longevity has its rewards. standing, once again on shoulders of giants! Special thanks to jon cates, curator and chair New Media, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC, who had the vision to include me (ha ha..) about 100 strong in this show! I am alum of SAIC, my mentor was Phil Morton, tributes to the Video Research Consultants, his company, which I worked at for several of the SIGGRAPH conventions.

and of Course.. the reigning cosmic Dan Sandin! creator of the Image Processor, which has burned a hole in my mind’s eye, all theses years with that famous green light!

Chicago New Media 1973 – 1992, which we have been

talking about for a long time now 🙂 thank you so much for being a

part of this! as we have discussed, your project

Native Dance Vibrations will be shown in:

SAIC Nancy Bechtol MFA 1984Chicago New Media 1973–1992, curated by jon Cates

dates of exhibition: November 1–December 15, 2018

“Native Vibes” video by Nancy Bechtol (2009)

Keeping pace with tribal rhythms from the drum circle, images of dancers and the swirling colors of their mind-bending regalia are sliced, diced, and reassembled in eye-opening ways. These fragments are shuffle played in structural designs which suggest both the beating of the heart and similar movements occurring in Nature. 

 Distorted like primordial deities seen only in dreams, the (headless) “inverted” native dancers with feet simultaneously on the earth and in the ether are apt symbols for Bechtol’s transformations from psychedelic to cosmic. 

 Continuity is maintained in the morphing manner of a kaleidoscope (sic) as oscillations evolve from micro to macro, evoking initially the throb of cellular organisms and later the revolutions of planetary bodies.

Peter Kostakis

Writer and Critic, Chicago

 

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November 1–December 15, 2018

Gallery 400

400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607