Beauties and Beasties
Inspired by the majestic palm trees, reggae rhythms, and island motifs while visiting Jamaica, Rick Valicenti created as series of automatic Picasso-esque drawings that took the form of beauties and beasts.
Thursday, December 6
One night only!
Post Family Studio
1821 W Hubbard St #202
The Post Family all began when a group of semi-like minded chaps bonded over excessive amounts of time on the computer. Oh, our poor young eyes, so weary. All the time, producing these virtual products that are here today, gone tomorrow. We romanticized about studio arts and began to crave the smell of letterpress ink, springy squeegees and dirty fingernails. Something more tactile. Some physical labor for gosh sakes!
So, in celebration of hand-craft that inspires us to get our hands dirty, we bring you our newest exhibition entitled Manual Labor. This Spring showcase focuses on the renewed interest in skill trades in our modern marketplace and is a celebration of what a little elbow grease can really do. Featured in the show will be the sign painting of Jeff Canham (who also did the lovely show graphic), the furniture making of Strand, the re-manufactured wood type of printmaker Don Kilpatrick, small batch brewing by Eric Olson and Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, the axe-men Best Made Co and steel bikes by Method.
Manual Labor opens May 11, 2012 from 7-10pm at The Post Family Gallery, The Family Room, with the opportunity to view the show by appointment only the 2 weeks following.
Computers Have A Lot To Answer For
Make sure you mark your calendar!
Storm Thorgerson, Computers Have A Lot To Answer For
Public Works Gallery
Friday, September 7, 2012 – 7:00-10:00pm
Computers Have A Lot To Answer For is a 40-year retrospective of Storm Thorgerson’s photographic prints. As one of the founders of the design studio Hipgnosis, and as the “6th member of Pink Floyd”, Thorgerson’s reality-bending vision and maximalist style have produced many of the defining images of music culture and the 20th-century at large, including the covers for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon, Animals, and Wish You Were Here, as well as Led Zeppelin’s Houses of The Holy. Working without the aid of digital technology, his execution of elaborate sets, intricate image composition and complex photo montage is unparalleled. Computers have a lot to answer for, and the man they answer to is Storm Thorgerson.