• Wednesday May 4 | 8:30 pm10:30 pm

    Ian Nagoski: Ecstatic & Wingless

    ECSTATIC & WINGLESS: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents
  • Thursday May 5 | 9:00 pm11:55 pm

    Tim Daisy Solo + Tim & Wayne

    Percussionist Tim Daisy debuts a new set of solo material as a record release for "Relucent" on Relay Records, then pairs up with iconic Chicago renassaince man Wayne Montana for a duo set.
  • Friday May 6 | 9:00 pm10:00 pm

    Dorling/Dorocke || Rowe/Wagster || Corey Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band

    Dorling/Dorocke || Rowe/Wagster || Corey Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band
  • Monday May 9 | 9:00 pm11:00 pm


    In conjunction with the Bridge, the Anagram Series presents a quintet of stellar improvisers featuring French woodwinds and a Chicago rhythm section.
  • Thursday May 12 | 9:00 pm11:55 pm

    The Sync (The Bridge #5)

    This transatlantic quartet reassembles for the first time since their acclaimed October 2014 tour of France to make their Chicago debut as part of the ongoing international collaboration known as "The Bridge."


current art show


Vector Sculptures

Elastic Arts Spring 2016
Vector Sculptures
by Sonnenzimmer
March 5 – May 21, 2016


Opening: Saturday, April 2nd, 7 – 10 pm


Vector Sculptures is a series of six large-format screen prints. While materially connected to Sonnenzimmer’s past work, these totemic and playful pieces counter their early abstractions with obtusely figurative tendencies. Here, deadpan emojis tell mythical origin stories and the uncanny valley is filled to the brim. Built through mixture of careful construction and improvisation, these works continue Sonnenzimmer’s exploration of the porous edge of graphic arts. In the future, images will be liquid, for now they are squeaky life boats.


Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 2nd, 7-10 pm

Images as Flotation Devices
Thursday, April 21, 9 pm
In this public forum/game show, curator Jordan Martins and Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), go head to head discussing the usage and meaning of images in contemporary society, followed by an improvised music series concert featuring Katherine Young – bassoon, Albert Wildeman – bass, Ryan Packard – drums/electronics


Sonnenzimmer, which began as Nick Butcher’s and Nadine Nakanishi’s shared painting studio in 2006, has morphed into a idiosyncratic graphic arts practice that merges painting, performance, printmaking, and design. Their work spans commissioned projects and their own publications, exhibitions, and performances. The duo has exhibited widely, with recent shows at The Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago (2016), Texas State University (2015), the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago (2014), and the Minneapolis College of Design (2013). Upcoming projects include installations at The Arts Club of Chicago and an exhibition at Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Switzerland.


Elastic Art’s visual art program is curated by Jordan Martins

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2nd, 7-10 pm
Event: Thursday, April 21st, 9 pm
Exhibition dates: March 5th – May 21st