Jake Vogds: Play Dead presents Campies Campies Campies! A Panel Discussion bringing some craaaaazywazy Chicago artists, makers, performers, designers, etc. to a round table near you! Swoop on by Saturday May 20th from 7-‐9pm at HUME Gallery to find out these sillywillies’ deepest camp secrets, learn about some of their outrageous camp heroes, play with Jake Vogds’ collection of Shopkins, watch panelists perform pop-‐songs, dances, LQQKS, and MUCH MUCH MUCH more!!! Grab your tent, grab your hammer, grab your stakes, and let’s pitch! From 7-‐8pm we’ll have our discussion moderated by your Campies host, Jake Vogds, while 8-‐9pm will be full of performy times! Don’t miss this once-‐in-‐a-‐life-‐time-‐only, limited-‐edition, batteries-‐not-‐included, campstravaganza! Special Guest Panelists to be announced via SNEEKY PEEKIES!! Get Ready Kids!
About the artist:
Jake Vogds is a multidisciplinary performance artist/singer working in sculpture, painting, visual media, and costume. Through surreal pop-vocal performances, Vogds toys with contemporary notions of camp, trend, and queer consumerism. In June of 2014, he was awarded the Shapiro Center’s EAGER Research Grant for his Queer Mixed Realities Collective from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Defibrillator, Links Hall, Chicago Artist Coalition, Sector 2337, Three Walls Gallery, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, among others. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) on a presidential merit scholarship. After teaching performance this past fall at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Vogds is currently preparing for several 2017 solo exhibitions throughout the Chicago area and abroad.