Opening Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM
In this evening of unorthodox artist talks, Jesse Malmed and Steve Ruiz will present music, moving images, and texts that were formative to each of their practices while interviewing each other intermittently.
Jesse Malmed is an artist, curator and writer working in video, performance, publication, occasional objects and their gaps and overlaps. He has performed, screened and exhibited at museums, cinemas, film festivals, galleries, bars and barns. In addition to his own work, Jesse programs at the Nightingale Cinema and co-directs the mobile exhibition space and artist bumper sticker project Trunk Show. Upcoming shows include Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center and a screening at the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center. A native of Santa Fe, Jesse earned his BA at Bard College and his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was named a “2014 Breakout Artist” by Newcity and is a 2014-15 Artistic Associate at Links Hall, where he is organizing a week-long festival of artist television in May of 2015. www.jessemalmed.net
Steve Ruiz (www.steveruizart.com) is an artist and writer in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and holds an MFA from the University of Chicago. Steve’s paintings have been recently shown at FLATspace Gallery, D Gallery, the Hyde Park Art Center, LLoyd Dobler Gallery, and PeregrineProgram. He writes a monthly column for Bad at Sports titled What You Should Have Noticed, contributes exhibition reviews for Daily Serving, and manages Chicago’s visual art calendar website, The Visualist (www.thevisualist.org).