Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beaver Creek

Foam, originally uploaded by JuliaVHendrickson.

New work!

This is a photopolymer print, in dark brown ink on cream Japanese paper. The image is 5x7 and the sheet is 9x12.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Junot Díaz Interview at the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival recently posted the audio from a talk/ interview that writer Junot Díaz gave, part of their Writers On The Record series. You can listen to it streaming here.

Díaz's novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a really excellent
work of contemporary fiction, and in the interview Díaz discusses his
writing process, his hang-ups, and reads a bit from the novel.

He is witty and dry, yet unassuming. It's worth a listen.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Musician Spotlight: A.A. Bondy

I recently came across A.A. Bondy's new album, When the Devil's Loose. It's full of folksy twang and Bondy's low, gravelly voice is both enchanting and full of pain.

Listen to the title track here:

Watch Bondy perform "The Mightiest of Guns" live here, (he's a cutie!):

Friday, December 11, 2009

Whitney Biennial 2010 List

Watch this very silly announcement, from curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari of the artists selected for the 2010 Whitney Biennial:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Matt Stolle at Andrew Rafacz; Austin Eddy at GOLDEN; Spudnik Press Hashbrown event

Totes excited about this show next weekend. Matt Stolle at Andrew Rafacz. Opening Dec. 12th. Matt's hilariously minimalist website is here.

You can read an interesting interview with Matt about his 2008 work at Andrew Rafacz here.

I also need to check out this Austin Eddy show at GOLDEN (A hip apartment gallery in Boystown?! who knew this was here? Awesome!) before it closes on the 12th. Can't wait to see these paintings in person, because I'm already loving them way too much. Eddy is a 2009 SAIC grad-- check out his website here.

On Friday (the 4th) I went to the Hashbrown one-year anniversary at Spudnik Press in West Town (1621 W. Hubbard) this weekend-- a cool little event with tasty treats, a randomized free print, and a fun performance by the very silly but completely earnest Tiny Cover Band (with tiny instruments! joy!). Everybody did the twist, with great abandon. Spudnik is a great space for printmaking, with affordable classes and convenient open studio time. I just wish I lived a little closer to be able to take advantage of it more.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Book As Its Own Addendum

I have 4 comic art pieces (two paintings, one drawing, and an interactive sculpture) that will be on display in this awesome upcoming show called The Book As Its Own Addendum at Marwen Gallery in River North (833 N. Orleans). It's just off the Brown Line Chicago stop.

The opening is
Friday, December 11th from 5-7pm. You're invited.

Also... Bring a book and trade it in for another book of your choice. Sweet!

RSVP // invitation info

Organized by Alfredo Garcia, Zoe McCloskey, and Zach Huelsing.

Participating artists include:

Mitsuko Brooks

Morgan Cahn
Jen Cooney
Alfredo Garcia
Julia Hendrickson
Zach Huelsing

Regin Igloria
Edith Kollath
Matt Kuhlman
Zoe McCloskey
Shawn Sheehy
Jeremy Tinder

Afterparty (8-11pm byob) at Loft 3a.

The Op Shop!

The Op Shop!, originally uploaded by JuliaVHendrickson. Photograph by David Schalliol.

I have a handful of prints this month in this quirky/ fun/ experimental/ transitory space called the Op-Shop in Hyde Park.

It is the brainchild of the lovely Laura Shaeffer, owner of HOME Gallery.

Right now the space is located at 1613 East 55th Street. It's open at this location through December 31st, 2009, and the the hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11am-7pm. There is a closing reception on the 31st.

Learn more here: The Op-Shop website.

[Photo by the talented sociologist and photographer David Schalliol, who also has photographs in the Op-Shop]

[Window painting by the awesome cartoon/comic artist, Anders Nilsen. Nilsen also has work for sale in the Op-Shop.]