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Matthew Girson: The Painter’s Other Library

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Matthew Girson, The Painter’s Other Library

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The Painter’s Other Library is a meditation on silence. The quiet of the library is evoked in the paintings as well as the history of the building and the galleries that house the exhibit. Themes in the work are also drawn from research into the Holocaust and the destructive program of the Nazis. While none of the work in the show explicitly states any of these histories, the formal choices of color, image and surface implicitly beg questions about how we perceive books and paintings and how we access and conceive knowledge. A painter keeps a library to engage these subjects. The Painter's Other Library provides models for giving them form.

 

Exhibit Programs

Gallery Talk
with Matthew Girson and Curator Greg Lunceford
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:15pm

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12:15pm

Panel Discussion
with Paul Jaskot, Lise McKean and Matthew Girson
Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1pm

Musical Performance
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7pm
Coppice will perform compositions for live electronics and bellows in the galleries exhibiting The Painter’s Other Library. Chicago-based musicians, Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer of Coppice investigate “breathturns” as they explore musical
articulations of air across edges. In addition to performing in Chicago and the US, Coppice has exhibited in Iceland, Sweden, Greece, and the Netherlands. Its recordings are available through Quakebasket Records (US), caduc. (CA), Consumer Waste (UK), and Senufo Editions (IT).

 

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  • Matthew Girson: The Painter’s Other Library
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  • Matthew Girson: The Painter’s Other Library
  • Matthew Girson: The Painter’s Other Library
  • Matthew Girson: The Painter’s Other Library
 

 

Dates:
May 24-August 10, 2014

Preview: Friday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

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Friday, 9 am–6 pm
Saturday, 9 am–6 pm
Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Closed holidays

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Monday–Thursday, 10 am–7 pm
Friday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

 

 

 

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

 

 

 

Admission:
FREE

 

 

 

Website:
For more information, visit www.matthewgirson.com

 

 

 

Accessibility:
The following services are available at the Chicago Cultural Center for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event

 

 

 

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