S & J Project(s) at Fountain Art Fair Chicago 2013
September 20th - 22nd, 2013
2233 S. Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60608
VIP Preview- Friday, September 20th, 12pm-7pm
Friday September 20th- Public Reception 7pm-12am
Saturday September 21st, 12pm-12am
Sunday September 22nd, 12pm-6pm
S & J Project(s) is proud to participate in the Fountain Art Fair Chicago. The booth will feature works by LNY, Daniel Patrick Helmstetter, Hiroshi Kumagai, Todd Pavlisko, and Shoshanna Weinberger.
LNY (Lunar New Year) is an artist defined by borders and hybridity. He creates drawings and murals that question politics, injustice and public identity by often making visible the stories of those who are invisible to the cities he works in. His murals are a combination of mythological animals, portraits and secular iconography. LNY's work can be found in the public, internationally.
Daniel Patrick Helmstetter is a poet with a paintbrush. Rather than an image on a canvas, his work is a poetic spark of an excavated emotion, engaging the viewer and inviting them to paint the picture themselves. Daniel is the author of ‘A Return To Mothers Love’ and ‘Bodies of Water’. His paintings have been featured in galleries, installations, magazines, and academic publications throughout America and Mexico.
Todd Pavlisko has been called a contemporary pop artist for the partly facetious tributes to cultural icons in his multi-disciplinary practice, which includes film, installation, painting, and sculpture. One of his best-known pieces is a large installation featuring the image of Richard Pryor’s face, articulated entirely using retail price tag fasteners.
Shoshanna Weinberger identifies with beauty both physiologically and politically, making connections of awkwardness as a female growing-up in a society obsessed with attaining beauty. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 to a Jamaican-mother and American-father, she was raised in Montclair, NJ and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale School of Art. She has shown for the past decade nationally and internationally in numerous shows. Most recently her drawings featured in the National Gallery of Jamaica, 2012 Biennial, Kingston, JA and works will be included in the 2013 BIAC Martinique Biennial, French West Indies this coming November. Her work is included several public collections and most recently been acquired by The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.
Hiroshi Kumagai was Born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to NY in 1996, and has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for past 15 years. Kumagai’s works have been supported by numerous foundations and institutions, including New Jersey State Council of Arts and Puffin Foundation.Kumagai has been a recipient of residencies and awards from organizations such as Chashama, Lower East Side Printshop and Aljira.
Fountain Times and Location- Fountain will open with a VIP and Press Preview to Benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday September 20 from noon until 7pm and then to the public with a reception until midnight. Saturday September the 21 Fountain will be open from noon until midnight with ADULT. headlining the evening festivities. The fair will be open on Sunday from Noon until 6pm. Mana Contemporary will host Fountain Chicago at their Chicago-based studios at 2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL. Shuttle service between EXPO and Fountain will be available.