Apr 6th 2013

Jesse Butcher & Anthony Romero: Cyclical, Circular. Like Vultures.

@ Happy Collaborationists

1254 N Noble, Chicago IL, 60642

Opening Saturday, April 6th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, April 27th

April 6-27, 2013

Opening Reception: April 6, 7-10PM
Open Hours: By appointment

Happy Collaborationists
1254 N Noble, Chicago IL, 60642

Work in this exhibition begins within an endless series of stops and starts. Magnifying the liberation and ultimate demise of the American Hippie Movement the initial thoughts and images reflect upon current mirroring elements of modern culture in relation to the Woodstock and Altamont concerts, signifying the height and low of the 60’s. Subsequent generations seek to define themselves from the elements carved out and altered from the “present tense” of previous times. These works are a reflection as well as a ponderance of American belief systems and ideas of authority and anti-authority. It is intended that the work reflects both aspects of this ideal. There is a constant horizon. It is always sunset. It is always sunrise.

JESSE BUTCHER (b. 1982 Germantown, TN) is an artist and educator living and working in Chicago, IL. BFA, 2005, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.RI. MFA, 2011, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.IL.

More information about Jesse Butcher can be  found at www.jessebutcher.com

ANTHONY ROMERO (b. 1983 Austin, TX) is a writer and performer living and working in Chicago, IL. BFA, 2009, Texas State University, San Marcos.TX. MFA, 2011, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.IL.

HAPPY COLLABORATIONISTS is the curatorial collective of Anna Trier and Meredith Weber. “Happy C” provides exhibition opportunities for performance, installation and media works – including but not limited to solo exhibitions, public programming and private event planning. Together Anna and Meredith also collaborate on their own performance art practice under the name Meredith and Anna.

More information about Happy Collaborationists can be found at www.happycollaborationists.com

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support foremerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. ACRE enacts its mission primarily through an annual summer residency program in rural southwestern Wisconsin. Throughout the rest of the year, ACRE offers opportunities for exhibition to each of its residents.

More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org

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