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Size Matters Art Show Now Online

Size Matters Art Show StudioLab Chicago Art

The Size Matters show that ran in StudioLab recently has been taken down from the physical space at StudioLab and has moved online at http://www.constantlyconsumingculture.com/. All artwork listed there is for sale unless otherwise indicated.

Size Matters is a show featuring post-card sized artwork from a variety of artists both Chicago-based and international. The show runs online for a limited time-don’t miss the chance to see postcard sized works by John Airo, Gretchen Hasse, Manzana Oscura, Renee McGinnis, Gabriel Martinez, and many others.

StudioLab’s New Home

StudioLab has relocated to its new home at the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago 60622. We are in Space 220 on the second floor and are currently in the process of setting up shop, organizing the space, and accepting proposals for shows in 2016.

Stay tuned for news from StudioLab, but in the meantime, submit your proposals by email to jwallace242@gmail.com or by regular mail to:

Joe Wallace/StudioLab @1579 N. Milwaukee Box 220, Chicago Illinois 60622

We are accepting proposals for edgy, dark, darkly humorous and underappreciated work in a variety of mediums including video, photography, painting, zines and ephemeral media. Other types are also reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Do get in touch with your ideas, we’d love to know what you’re working on.

–Joe Wallace

 

StudioLab Is Moving

StudioLab moves to Flatiron Arts Building ChicagoYou’re looking at the new, much larger StudioLab, which is in the process of moving from the Bridgeport Arts Center to the Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

StudioLab set up shop in Bridgeport in February 2014 and did many shows there, including Scary And Sexy Vinyl, Meow Mix, Adult Landscapes, and Jessica Barnett DeCuir’s Remix record cover collage art show. We did several performances in the space including Paisley Babylon, Binary Partners, and a reading/live recording of Things I Wrote While Drinking.

But it was time to move on when it became known that there was a space in the Flatiron Building available–StudioLab nearly set up shop there in February, but due to circumstances at the time it wasn’t possible.

Now the transition is on and things are getting ramped up for our occupancy of the new, larger space. Stay tuned for information about upcoming shows and events.

StudioLab News

Joe Wallace Artist StatementIt’s been an interesting late summer and early fall. StudioLab projects abound and I’m working in collaboration with Sharon Gissy to present a series of film screenings sponsored¬† by StudioLab. The Retro Oddities series includes films, trailers, and retro-related presentations curated by Sharon and me. Starting in October, the series will begin as a private, by invitation-only microcinema event, and is intended to expand to include an open-to-the-public series that will be hosted at StudioLab.

That’s a very exciting development as we plan to project the titles we show rather than display them on a plasma screen. Projection really changes the entire viewing experience, especially when dealing with unusual and experimental cinema.

Stay tuned for more details….