Friday January 20 | 7:00 pm11:55 pm$35Featuring: Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project and Jeff Chan and his collaborator, Suwon Choi
Saturday January 21 | 7:30 pm11:55 pm$20This special showcase of the some of the finest new things happening on the Chicago improvised music scene aims to raise awareness and funds for Planned Parenthood of Illinois. All proceeds from tonight's event will go directly to Planned Parenthood.
Monday January 23 | 9:00 pm11:00 pm$10PIANO FESTIVAL! Throughout January, we'll be celebrating the arrival of our new grand piano with performances by ten fantastic Chicago pianists in a variety of settings. This week: Dan Pierson and Jim Baker.
Wednesday January 25 | 9:00 pm11:00 pm$10Baltimore artists Max Eilbacher (recent release on NNA Tapes / member of Horse Lords) and Headband (AKA Duncan Moore) - come to Chicago on their current tour.
Thursday January 26 | 9:00 pm11:00 pm$10It's a veritable Scandinavian invasion this week, as two members of superstar band The Thing join us for two separate configurations. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten assembles a first-time grouping of Chicago regulars, while Mars Williams presents his freewheeling trio featuring Chicagoan Kent Kessler alongside powerhouse Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. This trio continues their now yearly tradition of braving the January cold to squeeze in a few Midwest dates.
current art show
Elastic Arts is pleased to announce A Hole in My Bucket, a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Cameron Harvey, on view starting December 3rd through March 11th during all events at Elastic, with a reception on January 14th.
Drawing her title for the show from the traditional song, “There’s a hole in my bucket (dear Liza)”, Harvey presents her studio practice as an ongoing process of problem solving, with each successive answer opening up a new question. This creative-process-as-infinite-regress is visible across her paintings, sculptures, and installations in the reiterative forms that find themselves transposed and re-examined almost obsessively. A cluster of brush strokes in a painting echoes a nebulous ceramic mound; precise compositional balances in one painting relate to a formalist strategy employed in an installation. Shifting between media is less about exploring different territory than it is refracting the same raw material through varying conditions, with insights from one medium continually folded back into the others.
For her show at Elastic, Harvey distributes her work across not only the white gallery walls, but also in more integrated ways connecting with the interior space: interspersing small ceramic works amongst orchids she situated on shelves behind the bar, placing a small sculptural work on the coffee table, and painting an entire wall as a backdrop to a work on canvas stacked on plaster sculptures. True to Harvey’s work more broadly, her installation of these objects at Elastic displays a subtle balance of form and open space.
Elastic’s visual arts program is curated by Jordan Martins.
December 3rd 2016 –- March 11th 2017
January 14th (Saturday), 7-10pm
Artist Website: cameronharveyart.com