We’re THRILLED to announce the opening reception for “Might” featuring the work of Chicago-based Mixed Media artist Miguel Guzman on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 7-11pm. We’ll have sweet tunes and live music from Passerines (the music project of Timothy Young) and Josh Rea (of Wing & Tusk). We’ll have complimentary libations on-hand from Allagash Brewing (think Allagash White & Tripel!), and delicious appetizers from Chicago Avenue’s, Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill.
Please click here for the Online RSVP and scroll below for more details as well!
Artist Statement from Miguel Guzman:
“I am a Chicago-based artist who works in a combination of digital printing, collage and paint. As well as my own photographs, I use appropriated photos, which I gather from the internet and printed media. Nationalism, economic and military rivalry, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and environmental disaster are some of the subjects that find their way into my work. These works are an expression of both a sense of wonder and disenchantment with the state of the world.
I use industrial inkjet printers in order to print photographic images on unconventional surfaces such as aluminum, plexiglass, hand-made surfaces, cardboard, found papers and objects and I also incorporate paint as successive layers of transparent acrylic washes both before and after the printing. While I take advantage of the flexibility that digital technologies give me in terms of what I make and how I can make it, I also feel a need for a strong human element, to work with my hands, for direct physical involvement with the work. This way of working keeps things engaging for me because merging the hand-made with the mechanical creates the challenge of balancing control with unpredictability.” www.miguel-guzman.com
Passerines is the music project of Timothy Young. The group has appeared throughout the web and Chicago in varying suits; originating as a dreampop, lo-fi, bedroom project, to debuting as an energetic rock quartet live. Recently Timothy has been gearing the project more towards an orchestral sound, adopting various concert instrumentations for live performances. The project is also regularly presented in solo and duo performances. The project will be releasing its second full length album this winter.
Passerines will be performing a solo set at Paperish Mess, presenting its songs in its core elements using guitar and voice.
About Joshua Rea:
Having performed and written the songs for Wing & Tusk, Joshua Rea has opened for Damien Jurado, Jason Lytle, Phosphorescent, Shearwater, and Heartless Bastards, among others. Check out his previous musical endeavor (Wing & Tusk) here for a taste of music samplings you’ll hear at Paperish Mess on Sept. 7th! We’ll have Wing & Tusk’s “The Secret of Toadflax Tea” for sale as well– pick one up and enjoy the gorgeous tunes.
Saturday September 7th 2013, 7-11pm
1955 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
miguel-guzman.com // allagash.com // yuzuchicago.com // passerineschicago.com // wingandtusk.bandcamp.com//