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Rebecca Morris

Paintings 1996 - 2005
May 08 – June 19, 2005

Sun, May 8, 20054:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
There will be a conversation between the artist and Hamza Walker from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Tue, May 10, 20058:00 pm


Phantom Limb and Bison

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Jaime Fennelly (electronics), Chris Forsyth (guitar), Shawn Hansen (EMS Synthesizer and radio feedback), and Chris Heenan (alto saxophone, contrabass clarinet) have formed a common language while sharing a number of outside projects. Together they wrestle with the sonic possibilities of their instruments on the fine line between composition and improvisation, producing long form pieces influenced by noise, free improvisation, icy electronics, and old school minimalist composition.
Thu, May 19, 20058:00 pm


MAVerick Ensemble

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
For the third concert in their Intimate Music series, presented at the Renaissance Society during winter and spring 2005, the Maverick Ensemble, a relatively young music group that has quickly gained glowing reviews, continues its focus on small chamber works and solo pieces.
The bill will feature works by Mario Davidovsky (Argentina), Hanns Eisler (Austria), Leonid Hrabovsky (Ukraine) Witold Lutoslawski (Poland), Paul Oehlers (U.S.), and Kaija Saariaho (Finland).
Thu, May 26, 20056:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Abstraction Now!

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
The topic (Abstraction) and the time (Now) are forthrightly stated as this outstanding local brain trust makes no bones about the matter at hand. Abstraction: is it relevant? Are there stakes? (No promises, but if it gets hot enough there'll be a manifesto drafted.)
Panelists include: Darby English, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago; Kathryn Hixson, Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Theory and Criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago; and Lane Relyea, Assistant Professor of Art Criticism at Northwestern University.

This event will take place in Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery.)

This panel is being sponsored by Holliday T. Day in honor of Jane Addams Allen, a founding editor of The New Art Examiner, and a champion of abstraction.
Thu, Jun 9, 20057:00 pm


CUBE Ensemble, with guest composer Robert D. Morris

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
In addition to an outstanding bill of works by Robert D. Morris (U.S.), Stefan Wolpe (U.S.), Shulamit Ran (born Israel, living in U.S.) and Ruth Lomon (born Canada, living in U.S.), we are pleased to have present the Senior Eastman School of Music Professor of Composition, Robert D. Morris. Morris has bridged an important gap between the rigorously academic and the highly experimental. He has composed over 100 works. Much of his output from the 1970s is influenced by non-Western music and uses structural principles from Arabic, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, and early Western musics.
In its 17th season, Cube is one of the longest-lived and well-respected contemporary chamber music ensembles in Chicago. Led by instrumentalist/composers Patricia Morehead and Janice Misurell-Mitchell, the group is known for its eclectic taste and the wide variety of its repertoire, from the most challenging electroacoustic to the most intricate and subtle chamber works.

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