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

Jan ’12
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

Pawn Works Sticker Machine Debuts at Quimby’s!

Nicholas Marzullo, owner of the West Side’s Pawn Works gallery and creator of the Pawn Works Sticker Club with New York based partner Seth Mooney, have developed an artist network program using sticker vending machines as the conduit. “We align the images we select with our own history as lifelong street- and graffiti-art aficionados,” he says. ” We believe the sticker is true to the accessibility and visceral nature of street/low-brow art. While it appeals to an age submerged in kitsch, the medium and the vending machines offer ways to deconstruct our childhoods and make the art of established artists from around the world accessible in a cool, cheap way.”

Just a few of the artists participating include: C215, a prolific Paris-based stencil artist and muralist whose splashes of color and meticulous representation of social outcasts, British luminary Eelus, whose dark sense of humor and surreal images bear an uncanny resemblance to those of Banksy, Chicago’s Joe Padilla, as well as The Grocer, who is an an enigmatic street artist with his bold images of, appropriately enough, produce, help make the city Chicago an even bigger component to the project.

Machines can also be found in various venues in New York City such as Brooklynite Gallery.

For more info: www.pawnworkschicago.com