March 5 - March 26: Peripheral Vision-A Chicago Perimeter Ride Project (2015-ongoing), Curtis Locke
Opening Reception: March 5 - 2p
Periphery Ride: March 26, 8:30 - 9a, begins at The Point (Promontory Point) and will last approximately 6-7 hours.
"Here's the three Rs -- Repetition. Repetition. Repetition." -- Mark e. Smith (the Fall)
Is the presence of a bicycle in an art gallery an inevitable Duchampian gesture, or is it sometimes just Freud's cigar? A bicycle without a cyclist is simply a potential ride, while a cyclist without a bicycle is a bi-ped.
"All is in flux, nothing stays still." -- Heraclitus
The Chicago perimeter ride is a fleeting, ephemeral yet concrete street traffic performance staged site-specific on the outskirts and along the city limits of Chicago. The streets serve as a fringe theater where the methodical, methodized actor-cyclist performs his routine. This ritual ride is repeated like a meditation, a prayer, poem, a song.
"Repetition is a form of change." -- Brian Eno
The route is routinized but varies from time to time. This routine act, spinning bicycle and body, tracing boundaries and memories, traverses 90+ miles through Chicago's built environment. There have been 97 performances to date, both clock-wise and counter, encountering 39 of Chicago's 77 community areas and 30 adjacent municipalities, covering over 8,900 miles. During this same span another 10,000+ miles were pedaled outside the parameters of this project. These cyclical edge performances, fluid and mechanical, topographical but not isochronous, are typically six to seven hours in duration. Completing a circuit, I physically echo previous rides while simultaneously feel the invisible pull of (and anxiously anticipate) the next cycle round, looping endless endless.
Peripheral Vision: A Chicago Perimeter Ride Project (2015-ongoing)
March 18: Gone But Not Forgotten
March 18: Gone But Not Forgotten, Rachel Wallis
March 18, 2-4p: Talk with Rachel Wallis
March 22, 6-9p: Sewing Circle with Rachel (rsvp: email@example.com)
**Quilts on display until April 24**
Gone But Not Forgotten is a collaborative quilting project creating a memorial quilt for individuals killed by the Chicago Police Department or while in police custody from 2006 to 2015. In collaboration with the grassroots group We Charge Genocide, artist Rachel Wallis planned and organized a series of peace circles/quilting circles where participants could read the victims’ stories aloud, while creating a hand embroidered quilt in their memory. The circles have provided a safe space where more than 200 people from vastly different neighborhoods and backgrounds could come together and discuss transformative justice, police accountability, and community safety. Together, we created a six panel quilt which stretches nearly 40 feet in length and commemorating the lives of 144 individuals.
Compound Yellow will be exhibiting one of the six finished quilt panels, while hosting public quilting circles creating squares for the seventh, and final panel of the project.
April 2 – May 7: Primes - Drawings, Works on Paper, and No-Watt Radio, Dan S. Wang
Opening Reception: April 2, 2-6p
Talk: April 23, 4-6p - What is our current political situation?
Closing Reception: May 6, 5-8p
Open Hours: Saturdays 1-4 and by appointment (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gallery X-suburban - No-Watt Radio Tower (99.9 WENO)
The 99.9 WENO transmission tower is a no-tech broadcast system. It is a tetrahedron, just under seven feet tall minus its no-watt antenna, and three feet wide at the base. The power of transmission reaches an exclusively local audience; one really has to be standing within arm’s length to get the broadcast clearly. For the Primes exhibition WENO is broadcasting in English.
Gallery Y - Paper Looks: Selected Works, 2006-
The works in this room were created in the space between more important things. Like paid work and family time. Sometimes there was no space between more important things for months and months. That is never a bad thing.
Gallery Z - 19 in 13 in 1973: Prime Rate Prime Number
This is a suite of drawings that became The Important Thing. For a couple of weeks. It is an associational history of finance, a visualization of one crisis as seen through the materials of another, an upcycling of class aspirational material diverted from the waste stream, and an excuse to hunt for pens.
Forms & Features: Poetry Foundation Workshop Series
FORMS & FEATURES POETRY FOUNDATION WORKSHOP SERIES (January - April)
All experience levels are welcome to our poetry discussions and writing workshops led by Poetry Foundation Library staff member Maggie Queeney. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Monday, April 17, 6-8 pm: Epistle
In April, we focus on the epistle, a poem addressed to a specific person and located in a specific space and time. After reading and discussing a wide range of epistles, participants will be guided through composing original epistolary poems.
Monday, March 20, 6-8 pm: Personification
In March, we explore personification, the device that transforms the non-human (the animal, the collective, the inanimate, the abstract) into human. The group will read and discuss a wide range of poems before composing original poems employing personification.
Monday, February 20, 6-8 pm: Tanka
In February, we explore tanka, an ancient Japanese mood poem often composed in sequence or conversation. The group will read and discuss a wide variety of poems. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing original tankas, will conclude the session.
Monday, January 20, 6-8 pm: Image
In January, we focus on the image, the sensual description evoking the physical world, and the connection between imagery and meaning. Participants will explore the effects of imagery in a wide range of poems. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing an original image-driven poem, concludes the session.