Saturday, October 17, 2009

Trunk Show: Press Release

TRUNK SHOW: Luggage, Travel, & Place
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24th, 7-10pm
For Immediate Release
// Storage // Shelter // Transport // Convenience // Place //

What is unique about travel today? How do we choose those few, valuable objects to take with us when we travel? Do these basic necessities define us?

Is 21st century travel primarily a physical experience (getting from one place to another), or a digital one (the movement of thoughts and ideas)?

Is a suitcase a microcosm of a home or a self? Is it a matter of habit and tradition—a purely functional object—or does it imply a new, creative experience each time it is used?


The opening reception for the TRUNK SHOW will be on Saturday, October 24th, from 7-10pm. Barbara & Barbara Gallery is located at 1021 North Western Avenue (3 blocks south of Division), near the Empty Bottle.

The show will run from October 23rd – November 17th, 2009.

Asked to find a suitcase as inspiration for artwork around the theme of luggage, travel, and place, nineteen young and emerging North American artists have packed their bags and filled the walls of Barbara & Barbara Gallery in Ukrainian Village with thought-provoking work in print, painting, drawing, video, performance, sculpture, and photography.

Participating Artists: Sierra Berquist, Ben Bontempo, Peter McLean-Browne, Evan Burrows, Pete Cuba, Fred Frederick, Julia V. Hendrickson, Landon Manucci, Colin Nusbaum, Emma Powell, Scott Reinhard, David Schalliol, Elizabeth Stoutamire, Christopher Sykora, Sean Sykora, Jessie Vogel, Kelly Wallis, Rustél Weiss, Hannah Zurko

Opening Night Musical Performances By: Anna Vogelzang, Vintage Gramma, Julia V. Hendrickson & Marie Barker (accompanied by Chris Gingrich)

For the duration of the exhibit, Barbara & Barbara will be open weekends, weekdays by appointment, and when the gallery owners are present.
Call the gallery at (773) 578-5781 or Julia at (330) 383-2525 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Need a trim? Fancy, fabulous, and fun haircuts will be given throughout the evening on the 24th.

Curated by Julia V. Hendrickson & Christopher Sykora, poster design by Scott Reinhard.

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