Eyeporium Gallery presents “Revisionists’ Realities”
– works by Kass Copeland, Michael Pajon, Doug Stapleton and Toni DamKoehler
Opening Night is Friday, August 6th from 6pm to 9pm
Eyeporium Gallery offers a group show of an intensely idiosyncratic nature with collage works by Kass Copeland, Michael Pajon, Doug Stapleton and Toni DamKoehler. Copeland relies on narratives from childhood. Nursery rhymes, songs and fairy tales are at the core but are presented with objects forming new associations. Humor-inflected titles are based on her own e-mail spam. Pajon is an archeologist. He sifts through boxes of memorabilia – from his family or junk stores. He poses the question, “Can anyone tell me the story?” Without an answer, he makes up his own. Revisionist history at it’s finest! Stapleton is a performance artist who can artfully play with images the way a dancer plays with a thread of music. The result is works that are whimsical, wistful and rich with double entendre. Toni DamKoeler takes her inspiration from the complex motion and societal patterns of bees.
Opening Reception (public invited): Friday, August 6, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition Viewing: Through Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Regular Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 7pm; Saturday 12pm to 5pm
1431 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Two blocks from the “Damen” Blue Line El stop in the heart of Wicker Park.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Copeland holds a BFA from the Ringling School of Art & Design – Sarasota. She studied and apprenticed with her father, a theater prop designer. Her puppets went to the White House with the Redmoon troupe for the Obama’s Halloween celebration. Pajon holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute – Chicago. He is presently a printmaking technician and assistant to Tony Fitzpatrick / Big Cat Press. Stapleton holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute – Chicago. He is the associate curator of art at the Illinois State Museum – Chicago. He is also an artistic associate with The Seldoms, a dance company based in Chicago.