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Upcoming Show// Sunday Oct 23rd 8pm @ No Nation Gallery

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Metal has electrons freely floating around the surface of metal elements. This called the "electron sea". When electrons move from one end of a metal to the other end the movement is called electrical current, what we think of as electricity. An effect of electrical current is the induction of a magnetic field spinning like the hands of a clock around the wire. So if you were looking at the wire from the source of the current and the wire appeared as a circle the magnet field would spin clockwise around the wire. Consider that on the left of the wire the magnet field is spinning up (moving from 6 to 12) and on the right the mag field is moving down (12 to 6). Now imagine wrapping/coiling a wire clockwise into the shape of a ring. This will result in a downward magnet field inside the ring. The more coils of wire the more the magnet field as each coil produces a field creating an additive effect. If the coil is placed within a magnet field the magnetism produced by the current in the coil will interact with the mag field and the force will cause the coil to spin. 

More importantly this cab work in reverse. If the coil is spun using mechanical energy by an external force a resulting electrical current will be produced in the coil. This is how ALL non solar electricity is produced! Wind milll spins coil, falling water of a dam spins coil, coal burns-water heats-steam rises-spins coil, nuclear energy-water heats.....

All the electricity that we comes from spinning circles

Upcoming Show// Friday Oct 14th 6pm @ Logan Square Tattoo

Logan Square Tattoo present, Fucking Ridiculous: The Art Show. Sponsored by Chicago Distilling Company and Pipeworks.   Featuring work by: Cory Sever William Archer Rimel Brain Killer Ennis Martin (live painting) Zeye Gifford Kasen Silvnasty Myles McGrady Rodney Dollah Chrispy Chad Edwards Kiri Gami Mike Mac Allie Sider Christian Wyse Peter Wano Bailey Bfunky Matt Stolzenburg Olivia Rogers Soho ink Zach Barnard Anjali Bahl

Logan Square Tattoo present, Fucking Ridiculous: The Art Show.

Sponsored by Chicago Distilling Company and Pipeworks.

 

Featuring work by:

Cory Sever

William Archer Rimel

Brain Killer

Ennis Martin (live painting)

Zeye

Gifford Kasen

Silvnasty

Myles McGrady

Rodney Dollah

Chrispy

Chad Edwards

Kiri Gami

Mike Mac

Allie Sider

Christian Wyse

Peter Wano

Bailey Bfunky

Matt Stolzenburg

Olivia Rogers

Soho ink

Zach Barnard

Anjali Bahl

Dream Drawings

analyzing different iterations of the same house in two dreams// lower third dream of riding an abstract bronze whale surrounded by mechanical sharks

Upcoming Show // Friday Sept 2nd 2016 @ Heaven Gallery

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"Wicker Park says goodbye to its colorful history from the Lumpen Buddy days, to the Around the Coyote art fair and now the Double Door. Everything Must Go! reflects the selling of our neighborhood and with it our art and culture. This new wave of corporate colonization is being felt all over the city with Google’s tech boom in the West loop, displacing artists and galleries.

Historically Wicker Park was home to artists. By the late 70’s artists that were gentrified out of Old Town and Lincoln Park began settling there in large numbers. As more artists came they began to transform loft space into livable studios, storefronts became galleries, music venues, coffee shops, and bars. Roberto Lopez a native and long time superintendent of the Flat Iron Building said “Wicker Park wasn’t just a place it was a state of mind.” At it’s peak was Around the Coyote that began in September of 1990, this art fair changed the cultural landscape by drawing tens of thousands of visitors--and hundreds of thousands of dollars--to the community. A victim of its own success, this new bohemia attracted economic investment. The neighborhood feared yuppies and "Lincoln Parkization." They recalled how the visual arts industry created a real estate boom on Manhattan's lower east side, that ended in the Tompkins Square anti-gentrification uprising of 1988. The community feared that Wicker Park’s unique ethnic and artistic diversity was at risk and that its growing popularity would lead to their displacement. “Anytime a community is discovered, the indigenous population is forced out and the new colonizers reap the benefits.” Theories of gentrification indicate that capital follows culture and identify artists as the main agents for gentrifying working class neighborhoods. Whatever pandered to the "commodification of the artist's lifestyle in the service of a real estate market" was fair game for protest wrote the Lumpen Times in the mid 90’s. Back then anti-gentrification groups and radical neighborhood activists printed flyers and used guerrilla tactics. They sabotaged businesses by gluing their doors shut, breaking windows, and spray painting “The Natives Are Restless” and "Gentrafux". Many people fought to keep the neighborhood but as time went on one by one they all left. The nail in the coffin came in 2012 when Wicker Park was featured by Forbes as one of the 5 hippest neighborhoods in the U.S. 

Everything Must Go! speaks of the loss of authenticity and to a new era of political passiveness where people are carried by the wave. Over the past 15 years many artist and independent businesses have been priced out of Wicker Park. Heaven gallery that was established in 1998 in the Flat Iron building and in its current location for the past 16 years is one of the last stands that reflect the spirit of the old neighborhood.
Claire Molek and Heaven Gallery invite galleries and curators to rummage through works they have on hand. The exhibition is a celebration of unique producers, and recalls the collective histories of artist neighborhoods and street art fairs. Intersecting the boundaries between a clearance sale and an art fair, the exhibition further explores the magic of unknowable context, and what it means to encourage practice over product, or product over practice. 

Galleries include Chicago Artists Coalition featuring work by Amina Ross, Sanaz Sohrabi, Jaclyn Jacunski and curated by Teresa Silva; ,The Franklin, featuring work by EC Brown, Jeremy Foy, Diana Gabriel, Jessica Harvey, Daniel Hojnacki, Kelly Reaves, James Jankowiak, Catie Olsen, Nicole Lane, Melissa Oresky, Victoria Martinez, Michael Rea, E. Aaron Ross, Luis Sahagun, Christopher Smith, Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto; Heaven Gallery, featuring work by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Morgan Sims, Sarah Mosk, Annie Kielman, Soo Shin, Jessica Caponigro, Marissa Lee Benedict, Ilan Gutin, Lesley Jackson and Arianna Petrich; , LVL3 featuring work from Allison Wade, Frances Roberts, Josh Reames, Paul Kenneth, Guy Conners, Matt Nichols, Marianne Wehr, Kate Bonner, Michael Rocco and Ruglio-Misurell; ,Woman Made Gallery, featuring work by Maira Egan, Juliet Eldred, Olivia Rogers, Renee Robbins, Tiffany Funk ,Sarai Redmond, Yevette Mayorga, Alessandra Hickman, Tonia Hughes, Michael Zhang, Lisa Vinebaum, Martha Morimoto, Vivian Le, Michelle Miller, and Annie Grossinger; , Boyfriends Gallery featuring work by Kiam Marcelo Junio; , Fernwey Gallery editioned prints and multiples and Co-Prosperity Sphere prints & books.

Curators include Claire Molek, featuring work by Ariel Baldwin, Banrei, Marcelo Eli, Julia Haw, Lindsey Liss, Stephanie Burke, Kira Scerbin, Lucy Ellerton, Steven Vainberg, and Xiao Tse. Janice Bond, featuring work by David Anthony Geary, Una Delic, Sonja Henderson, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Martha Wade, and Reisha."