June 20, 2010
Wine And Music Pairings In The Garden
Vinosonic II is a special event at Experimental Sound Studio – fine wines are paired with pieces of live and electronic music for a unique sound-and-taste experience. Join us to taste eight rare vintages provided by In Fine Spirits, Andersonville’s premium wine and spirits shop, each accompanied by a piece of music matched to the moment. These exquisite sounds and tastes will be amplified by delicious food in the bucolic setting of ESS’s lovely garden. Following on the success of last fall’s Vinosonic event, this year we’ve added a new twist: a drawing that gives you the chance to go home with one of ten original museum-quality art works by visual artists affiliated with ESS’s Audible Gallery.
Live musicians: Tim Daisy, Anton Hatwich, Dave Rempis, and Josh Berman are four of Chicago’s most innovative and prolific jazz musicians, with profound improvisational and ensemble talents.
Composers: Ryan Ingebritsen, Hal Rammel, and Noé Cuellar are constantly exploring the boundaries of new themes, textures, and processes in the fields of electronic music and sound art.
Visual artists: Sandra Binion, Mark Booth, Alice Hargrave, Mary Kennedy, Linda Kramer, Stephen Lapthisophon, Darryl Lauster, Kristin Mariani, Michael Mazurek, and Hal Rammel represent a diverse array of artistic practices and sensibilities, united by the quality, rigor, and passion readily apparent in their work.
Visual Art Works Drawing
Sandra Binion is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video installation, painting, photography, and performance. She has exhibited and performed at many venues in the US and Europe, including Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her visual art works are in a number of private and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Detroit Institute of the Arts.
Mark Booth is an interdisciplinary language artist who works in writing, visual art, sound art, and music. He has exhibited and performed at many venues, including the Overgaden Festival in Copenhagen, Tony Wight Gallery in Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. He teaches in the Writing Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Alice Hargrave is a photographic artist and educator. Her work explores issues of permanence, memory, and mutability, often combining transient subject matter with degenerative photographic processes in order to emphasize these topics. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is in several major collections, including The Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Nuveen Corporation, among others. Currently she is an adjunct professor at Columbia College, Chicago.
Mary Kennedy is a book artist and graphic designer. She teaches courses in contemporary arts practice and its relationship to current political and social issues at Columbia College and elsewhere in the Chicago area.
Linda Kramer is one of the Chicago area’s most respected visual artists whose exhibition career began in 1951. An original member of Artemisia, the first feminist artist collective in Chicago, she has exhibited at Corbett vs Dempsey, the Evanston Art Center, Jean Albano Gallery, and the Hyde Park Art Center, which presented a major retrospective of her work in 1999. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Mary and Leigh Block Gallery at Northwestern University.
Stephen Lapthisophon is a multimedia artist and writer whose work addresses questions of language, history and cultural memory. His works on paper and installations have been exhibited at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, the Chicago Cultural Center, Artists Space in New York, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and others. He is also represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Darryl Lauster uses digital media, printmaking, sculpture and installation to explore American history and mythology. His work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums, including the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum and the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, as well as a commission with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is represented in several permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the University of Central Arkansas and McNeese State University. He is a Professor of Intermedia/Sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Kristin Mariani is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer and artist. She often collaborates with artists from other disciplines, creating garments for dance, performance, and installation; these designs have been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, CAM in Houston, The Kitchen in New York, and elsewhere. She also makes visual art works including thread drawings and textile installations that emphasize process, chance, and patience. Her clothing line RedShift is available at June Blaker Chicago.
Michael Mazurek is a visual artist based in Dallas whose work investigates architecture, particularly in its accidental, unintentional, or improvisational manifestations. His installations, prints and photographs have been exhibited at a number of galleries in and around Dallas and in Chicago.
Hal Rammel is a musician, instrument inventor, visual artist and writer who has maintained a prolific practice for over 40 years. His work as a visual artist encompasses drawing, sculpture, collage, cartooning, and, most actively over the past ten years, photography, especially pinhole and alternative cameraless processes. He has performed and exhibited widely, hosts the Alternate Currents radio program on WMSE-FM, and programs concerts at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee.