Join us for Shawn Stucky’s “I don’t need to fly to touch the sun” // Sat, March 2nd

I believe in a light that never dies

Join Paperish Mess on Saturday, March 2nd from 7-11pm for the opening night of our feature art exhibit “I don’t need to fly to touch the sun” by Chicago-based artist Shawn Stucky. View the online invite here!

Lagunitas Brewing Co. will be providing delicious, complimentary beverages for the evening, so come on out and join us for the opening!

About the artist:

“I was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1979 and currently live and work in Chicago, Illinois. I received my BFA in Visual Communications from the Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, in 2003. I’ve shown my work across the United States and throughout Europe, most notably including Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago (2009); Ferreira Projects, London (2008); and Sundlaugin (the recording studio of Sigur Rós) in Mosfellsbær, Iceland (2007).

I’ve had several works published in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S., and books in Australia, Italy, and the Netherlands. Commission highlights include Patrón Tequila, Redmoon Theater, and Lollapalooza. I’m also a partner in creating handmade wooden spectacles and am always seeking other opportunities to expand my creative talents.

Conversations, dreams, music and the unconscious mind are influences that have become foundational material for me. My endeavors start at a personal level, in a solitude I have come to appreciate as the home of my art, yet I have begun to expand into the community, working with other professional establishments and organizations, building upon ideas via collaboration which enrich the scope of my visual vocabulary and increase its accessibility. The way I envision a room or environment has now become a part of the endless effort to change and create an engaging atmosphere, both internally and externally.”

We hope to see you!


Paperish Mess

Date/Time: Sat, March 2nd 7-11pm

Paperish Mess
1955 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: 312-265-1497

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