due to my being @ work when jason is in the studio(god bless the service industry). i have not gotten in to visit him yet. soon, soon.
so, here is the info on his show this saturday @ the star lounge. after the jump.
See Award-Winning Chicago Artist Paint Live at Exhibition Opening
Watch a live painting performance by artist Jason Brammer on Saturday, May 9, 2009 during the
opening for his forthcoming solo exhibition, “Into the After”, at Star Lounge.
CHICAGO, Illinois — April 20, 2009 — “Into The After”, a new exhibition at Star Lounge by Chicago
painter Jason Brammer, will feature a collection of photo-surrealist, mixed media paintings from his “Time
Machines” series. According to Brammer, his “Time Machines” depict “visions of the future or of the future
intervening in the past”. Many of the paintings in this series have hardware and other objects attached
that he has aged to feel as if they were a century old. In particular, these “machines” are made to look as
if they were from 1901, which was the peak of the Art Nouveau movement (1890-1910). This Art
Nouveau influence is felt in some of the pieces as the sinuous line work of the cables swirls into action,
escorting the viewer into another dimension of time. Brammer creates these sculptural paintings by
seamlessly incorporating found objects, antique hardware, tubing, and constructed wood pieces into his
works on canvas.
At the opening reception for the show on Saturday, May 9th from 8 to 11pm, guests can watch Brammer
in action as he does a live painting performance showcasing his airbrushing techniques and signature
surrealistic style. To see Jason’s artwork, visit his website at http://www.jasonbrammer.com.
This event is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to
“Chicago Coalition for the Homeless”, a local non-profit organization that works with people hurt by
homelessness. The exhibition will be up for viewing through Tuesday, June 30th.
Opening reception (public invited): Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 8pm to 11pm
Live Painting Performance – During the opening reception
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, June 30, 2009.
Hours: Star Lounge hours are Sunday – Wednesday 7am to 9pm and Thursday – Saturday 7am to 10pm.
2521 W. Chicago Ave (at Maplewood)
Chicago, IL 60622
Between Western and Maplewood, in the Ukrainian Village