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Art Wed Aug 14 2013

Constantly Consuming Culture to Showcase Work of Little-Known Chicago Artists

The work of eight artists, six of them Chicago-based, will be shown at an exhibit titled Constantly Consuming Culture--The Art Show, September 7-13 on the lower level of 222 N. DesPlaines St.


None of the artists is represented by galleries or management, although some of their work already has been exhibited. The artists work in various media, including painting, sculpture, found art and video art. Chicago-based artists are John Airo, John Hamilton, Elyse Martin, Gretchen Hasse, Mikey Peterson and John Schedler. Other artists include Serene Toxicat, San Francisco, and Mez Data.

This is the first in a series of planned exhibits. Patrick Ogle, the organizer, said that after this show, Chicago artists will be introduced to South Florida and South Florida artists to Chicago. The show is sponsored by Ogle's art and culture website, and the Bolden Family Foundation, a donor-advised fund based in Florida and administered by the Miami Foundation, which primarily supports media innovation and the performing and visual arts.

The works shown will be for sale; however, because the show is funded by crowdfunding, the artists will receive 100 percent of any sales at the show.

The show will open with a reception with the artists from 6:30pm to 9pm on Saturday, September 7 (an electronic preview will be held on Friday, September 6); exhibit days and hours vary. Admission to Constantly Consuming Culture is free and the show is open to the public. Information on the artists and links to their own websites can be found at the exhibit website.

Exhibit poster, featuring painting by John Airo.

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