The opening reception for the exhibition from the print residency I had with Paul Nudd is on Friday, July 10th at Spudnik Press. If you live in the Chicago area, please come by and check out the prints we spent the greater part of 4 months on as well as come to draw with us for our newest collaboration. Address and other info is on the postcard above. Here is the press release for the show:
Friday, July 10th - Thursday, August 6th, 2009
Gallery hours: Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 - 11PM, or by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, July 10th, 7 - 10PM
Spudnik Press is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work by our Spring 2009 Artists in Residence, Paul Nudd and Onsmith. Ice cream, buzzing flies, cow udders, double-tongues, fishing tackle, jarred brains, twisted limbs and floating heads. These are all things Onsmith & Nudd. Three separate suites of prints meld these two artists' signature styles into a cartoonish netherworld of darkly comic doom. Witness the mushy quadruple-stacked heads that form the menacing totem pole-like Head Heaps. Or the freshly staked heads and weird diseased udder worship of Monkey Nudd Wine. Onsmith & Nudd made close to 1000 prints this year, plenty to sift through, scour and pick apart with a fine toothed comb.
As an extra added bonus, visitors are invited to participate in Onsmith & Nudd's newest collaborative body of work, Horde of the Flies: An Infestation. Many large sheets of paper will be provided so that Spudnik's guests may draw between 1 and 1000 flies that will eventually culminate in a massive swarm of pesky winged insects. Examples, materials and sources will be provided.