Monthly Archive for January, 2012

DB Burkeman and Martha Cooper at The Maxwell Colette Gallery For “STUCK UP”

Jan ’12
21
1:00 pm

Maxwell Colette Gallery invites you Saturday, January 21st from 1pm – 3pm for a special book-signing event with DB Burkeman and Martha Cooper. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition STUCK UP: A Selected History of Alternative & Pop Culture Told Through Stickers. This museum-quality traveling exhibition comes from Burkeman’s extensive personal collection and is featured in his book Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art.

Note this event is not at Quimby’s. It’s at the Maxwell Colette Gallery at 908 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago. For more information go to www.maxwellcolette.com or email gallery@maxwellcolette.com.

The book will be available for advance purchase here at Quimby’s Bookstore or you may purchase a copy of the book at the event. Limited quantities of the book are available though. If you are unable to purchase a book in advance, you may RSVP prior to the event to request a book reservation. Please send reservation requests, including your name and contact information, to gallery@maxwellcolette.com.

Here’s more info about the show itself that’s at the gallery from the gallery’s website:

STUCK UP: A Selected History of Alternative & Pop Culture Told Through Stickers.
January 20, 2012 – March 3, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20th from 6pm – 10pm.
Book Signing: Saturday, January 21st from 1pm – 3pm.

Maxwell Colette Gallery and DB Burkeman are excited to present STUCK UP: A Selected History of Alternative & Pop Culture Told Through Stickers. This museum-quality traveling exhibition, curated by Burkeman from his extensive personal collection, provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the expanding role that stickers have played in popular culture over the past four decades. ‘STUCK UP…’ features stickers from Street Art legends (Banksy, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, KAWS), and internationally lauded contemporary artists (Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Tom Sachs) shown side by side with anonymous stickers peeled from the streets of NYC.

On Friday, January 20th Maxwell Colette Gallery and DB Burkeman will host the exhibition’s opening reception from 6pm – 10pm. Then on Saturday, January 21st the gallery will host a book signing from 1pm – 3pm featuring DB Burkeman and the celebrated photographer, author, and self- described sticker thief Martha Cooper. Concurrent with these happenings, the gallery will present a selection of new sticker-based collage work from the ever-talented Chris Mendoza, and will showcase an incarnation of ‘Slap Happy’, the charity sticker invitational that made its debut as a part of SCOPE 2011 in Miami. This will be the only place outside of that art fair where the limited edition stickers and signed black books from the project will be available to view and purchase in person.

Maxwell Colette Gallery
908 N Ashland Ave | Chicago, IL | 60622
312.496.3153

Zine Challenge Reading Here on 1/28

Jan ’12
28
7:00 pm

Readers From Our First Quimby’s 24-Hour Zine Challenge Show Off What They Made 1/28

The folks who participated in our first 24-Hour Zine Challenge Jan 14th & 15th will show off what they made. Please note that spaces for the 14th and 15th are full, but we do encourage you to come in and hang out with us until we close a little later than we normally do on Saturdays. On the night of Sat, Jan 14th we’ll be open to midnight!

What was that challenge again? Here’s what we announced to get people to participate:

Perhaps you were not able to participate in the 2011 Revenge of Print Challenge by getting your zine or comic out. Or perhaps you need some encouragement. Do you work well under deadlines? Perhaps you’re addicted to the adrenal rush of zine crafting? Well, you’re in luck. The 24-Hour Zine Challenge is for you. Starting Sat, 1/14 at 7pm and going until 7pm on Sun 1/15 here at Quimby’s, we invite you to come in and make your zine within 24 hours. And we’ll let you crash at our pad. By “pad” we mean on our floor. We provide: paper, minimal scanner use, zine supplies such as a long arm stapler, some food, power strips, temporary free wifi. You provide: sleeping gear, ideas, stamina, your computer or typewriter (if that’s your thing).

We’re inviting folks who signed up for the zine challenge to show off what they made as this event.

Sat, Jan 28th, 7pm

Quimby’s Presents Our First 24-Hour Zine Challenge Jan 14th-Jan 15th

Jan ’12
14
7:00 pm

 

Perhaps you were not able to participate in the 2011 Revenge of Print Challenge by getting your zine or comic out. Or perhaps you need some encouragement. Do you work well under deadlines? Perhaps you’re addicted to the adrenal rush of zine crafting?

Well, you’re in luck.

The 24-Hour Zine Challenge is for you. Starting Sat, 1/14 at 7pm and going until 7pm on Sun 1/15 here at Quimby’s, we invite you to come in and make your zine within 24 hours. And we’ll let you crash at our pad. By “pad” we mean on our floor.

We’ll provide: paper, minimal scanner use, zine supplies such as a long arm stapler, some food, power strips, temporary free wifi.

You provide: sleeping gear, ideas, stamina, your computer or typewriter (if that’s your thing)

AND THEN! Want to read from your zine here at one of our events? On Sat, Jan 28th we’ll be having the ZINES MADE AT THE QUIMBY’S 24 HOUR ZINE CHALLENGE EVENT.

Please RSVP to info(at)quimbys(dot)com for the 24 Hour Zine Challenge by Wed, Jan 11th.  because there is limited space available. Only RSVP’d zinesters will be allowed in the store between midnight and 6am. Visitors are welcome at all other times. The store will be open until midnight (usually we close at 10pm on Saturday nights).

Get your New Year’s zine resolution resolved before the first month of 2012 is over.

 Sat, Jan 14th 7pm to Sun, Jan 15th 7pm