May 13th 2014

Lilli Carré for Trunk Show

@ Trunk Show

Humbolt Park

Opening Tuesday, May 13th, from 1PM - 3PM

Last month we celebrated Davi Lakind’s Art Mitzvah. Davi is an artist now. Thank you to our ever loyal Trunk-Heads for trekking out to the beautiful boathouse at Humboldt Park, despite the rain. Or because of it—we had fans from as far away as the high deserts of northern New Mexico and sustainable communities in Wisconsin. We were also lucky to unexpectedly share the space with the lullaby-singing Operamatic choir. We joined in for a few songs to scare off the rain before unveiling the latest sticker. The outdoor opening was, as usual, complemented with thematic snacks. While listening to top-outsider-tracks, we feasted on marshmallow kebabs, sunflower seeds (spitting encouraged) and bubbly water from a camp-ready gatorade therm. If you missed it, stop missing out. Davi’s OUTSIDE ART sticker can be yours for only dollar sign five.

But now to May. We’ve been fans of Lilli Carré’s work for a while, so it’s pleasure to finally work with her. We share her interest in puzzles, in mazes, in the joy of making rules and clues to bump up against them. We have been drawn to the presence of her hand, that delicate but assured touch—making its imprint in her films, her drawings, her sculptures. So we’re especially grateful that she’s made us something so unmistakably her own: puzzle-brain and flush lines, chirography for the cryptographic fanatic.

So, calling all cryptographers, calling all hackers, calling all puzzle-maniacs, word-sleuths and gamers. We’ll be at Humboldt Park. Vast, sprawling Humboldt Park. Once you find us (it shouldn’t be too hard once you crack the the rebus map), we’ll be playing lawn sports with our usual coderie of incypherably charming and wicket smart fans.


Lilli Carré (b. Los Angeles, 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Chicago. Her creative practice employs a wide range of media including animation, drawing, comics, printmaking, and ceramic sculpture. She thinks about movement, language, exaggeration of the body, and the humor in mortality. In 2010 she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation with Alexander Stewart, which is held annually in Chicago with additional curated programs presented internationally throughout the year. Lilli’s own animated films have been shown in festivals throughout the US and abroad. Her most recent collection of comics, Heads or Tails, saw its second printing from Fantagraphics Books this January, and her illustration and comics work have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Best American Comics and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Solo exhibitions of her animation, drawing, and ceramics work were recently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Western Exhibitions, and the Columbus Museum of Art and she is included in the New American Paintings exhibition opening at the Elmhurst Art Museum this month. She received a BFA from SAIC and is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University.

TRUNK SHOW is a mobile exhibition space usually located in Chicago. 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 five dollars each and by annual subscription (we’re now taking subscribers for our second season of programming, through August 2015). 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.

Upcoming artists include Edie Fake and Claire Arctander.

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