Dec 16th 2013

Deborah Stratman @ Trunk Show

@ Trunk Show

Opening Monday, December 16th, from 11:30 am - 1:30 PM

On view through Sunday, January 12th

Just in time for the holidays, TRUNK SHOW is pleased to present a new work by Deborah Stratman.

Since Stratman is in the midst of a monumental project —- of which her TRUNK SHOW offering is a tiny piece —- on a subject that sometimes takes place in Chicago, we’re keeping our options open. If it were this past weekend we’d have been on the South 9500 block of Commercial Avenue. If it had been three weeks ago we might have met at 124th and Wentworth. We’re keeping things flexible in case some some things open up, however, there’s a very, very good chance you’ll find us in an indoor parking lot, capitalizing on the crowds surrounding the season of shopping. Please follow on twitter or facebook for up-to-the-minute opening coordinates.

What’s more, we are ecstatic to announce our new partnership with J.T. Baker Chemical Company ( For the December exhibition J.T. Baker’s acting C.O.O. Kyle Schlie will cater the opening, offering the toppest of top notch midday nibbles and noshes for Stratman’s sticker release.

Follow on the websites then follow us to the real site: we’ll have lunch-hour snacks, music that syncs up with the theme and another ritual affixing with an incredible artist. Come visit.


Deborah Stratman’s many recent achievements include a full film retrospective this past fall at MoMA, grants from Creative Capital and the Graham Foundation, exhibitions at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Desert Research Center and in the Washington Channel in Washington DC (both with Steve Badgett), and premieres at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Locarno Film Festival, The New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant Garde and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her work has been screened and exhibited all over the globe. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


TRUNK SHOW is a mobile exhibition space often located near Chicago’s Eckhart Park. Following in the rich tradition of Chicago’s apartment, alternative and creative exhibition spaces, Trunk Show is committed to challenging exhibition forms through its unique program. We feature monthly solo shows for which artists are commissioned to design a limited edition bumper sticker. The sticker lives, rides along with, and helps propel the medium beat up 1999 forest green Ford Taurus owned by Raven Falquez Munsell and Jesse Malmed. In addition to the month-long exhibitions, the editioned bumper stickers are sold (from the trunk) for a collector-friendly price and by annual subscription. Openings follow a nomadic, symbiotic logic and include a public affixing, radio jams, and road snacks. Newcity named it The Best New Gallery on a Car Bumper.

A limited number of subscriptions are still available.

Upcoming artists include: Oli Watt, Lauren Anderson and Brandon Alvendia.

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