Apr 20th 2012

The T-Shirt Show

@ 22

6910 Cermak Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402

Opening Friday, April 20th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, May 6th

22 has two goals: to showcase the work of emerging and established artists from within the Chicago area, and to bring innovative and informative work to the Berwyn community from the rest of the world. To reach these goals, 22 functions as a design studio for Jessica Calek and DanStreeting during the day, and as a flexible art space the rest of the time. The T-Shirt Show is 22’s fourth exhibit of 2012.

The T-Shirt Show features work from twenty different artists and designers, from the Chicago area and across the country. The idea of the show is to turn 22 into a hybrid clothing boutique and gallery environment for the duration of the show. The T-shirts will be displayed in a style similar to works of art, yet they will be available for sale at the discretion of the participating artists. Some shirts will be unique one-of-a-kind pieces, others will be available in multiples, and others will be somewhere in between. In this way, the exhibit attempts to look at the idea of the limited edition and the identity of the art object, as visitors to the gallery can potentially walk away with a relatively cheap work of art in the form of a wearable (or not wearable) T-shirt.

The show features T-shirts designed by Jeff Baxter, Rachel Borchers, Rob Borosak, Michael Burton, Jessica Calek, Sam Cikauskas, Trevor Edmonds, Beverly Fre$h, Aaron Jones, Nicole Killian, Erin McGuire, Laurie Montague, Megan Owdom-Weitz, Yemonja Smalls, Jen Smith, Dan Streeting, Wes Taylor, Mr. Walters, and Heather Young. The shirts will be displayed on a custom laser-cut hanging system designed by Jessica Calek.

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