Apr 13th 2014

Mixed Media presents: Martine Syms ‘Most Days’ & Paul Cowan – S/T

Mixed Media is pleased to announce its first release, a split LP with Los Angeles-based artist Martine Syms and Milwaukee-based artist Paul Cowan. Syms presents a spoken word table read titled Most Days, and Cowan presents an original ambient musical score with accompanying text. Please join us for a listening party at Night Club Gallery April 13th from 6 to 9pm. Afterwards join us at Danny’s for an after party with a collaborative DJ set by Sean Keenan, Paul Cowan and Kate Rugerri. LPs will be available to purchase at the event.

Martine Syms, Most Days – Most Days is a Mundane Afrofuturist sound work released on vinyl by Mixed Media Recordings, due to be released in early 2014. The audio consists of a table read of an original screenplay alongside a score composed in collaboration with artist Neal Reinalda. The piece considers what an average day looks like for a young black woman in 2050 Los Angeles.

Paul Cowan, S/T – Cowan’s electronic ambient music is created with help of producer Richard Galling, and accompanied by a text to be read throughout the duration of this piece.

Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. From 2007–11, she directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter that she founded. She has lectured at SXSW, Light Industry, Project Row Houses, the Houston Museum of African American Art, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and MoMA P.S.1, among other venues. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; and White Flag Projects, St. Louis.

Paul Cowan is an artist currently living and working in Milwaukee. Recent solo exhibitions include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Clifton Benevento, New York; Young Art, Los Angeles; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Recent group exhibitions include Cell Projects, London; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; ReMap, Athens; and 247365, New York.


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