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November 17 – December 22, 2002

Sun, Nov 17, 20024:30 pm


David Patton

Location: The Renaissance Society
Forget cut, bust and scratch, David Patton a.k.a. DJ David Patton has won a cult following for his humorous performance in which he literally spins records the old fashioned way, i.e. with his index finger. This is Old School before there was a school. This event will take place during the opening reception.
Sun, Nov 17, 20025:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: Cobb Hall Room 307 (directly below the gallery)
This panel discussion will feature artists in the exhibition Jay Heikes, Joe del Pesco, Brian Jungen, Christine Tarkowski, Conrad Bakker, Mindy Schwartz, Seibren Versteeg, Mary Wilson, and exhibition curator Hamza Walker.
Sun, Dec 8, 20022:00 pm


Sam Lipsyte and Gary Lutz

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
This double bill features two outstanding talents in contemporary fiction. Lipsyte's first novel is The Subject Steve, an all too familiar satire of a society littered with cults, failed dotcoms and reality-based sitcoms all hellbent on watching a man die of a mysterious disease called boredom. His previous book is a collection of short stories entitled Venus Drive. Lutz is the author of a collection of shorts entitled Stories In The Worst Way recently issued in paperback by 3rd Bed Press. His stories have been described as "crushingly sad." As Brian Evenson noted, "His phrases strip away all that we have built to hide ourselves from ourselves, revealing the essential ache that crowds beneath our skin." This event will take place in Cobb Hall, Room 402, down the hall from the gallery.
Sun, Dec 15, 20025:00 pm


Town and Country

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Founded in 1997, Town and Country has become a much beloved staple of Chicago's rich and inexhaustible music scene. Over the course of four recordings, its members, Jim Dorling, Ben Vida, Liz Payne and Josh Abrams, have fashioned a smart and wholly accessible weave of minimalist influences, including John Fahey, Tony Conrad, and Morton Feldman. Town and Country's all acoustic instrumentation features bass clarinet, guitar, double bass, harmonium, celeste and chimes. Without a drummer, their sound is best characterized as gentle. You are invited to join us as the gallery becomes an extension of Jim Dorling's living room where the band perfected their subtle sensibility. This event will take place in the gallery.

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