FREE PERFORMANCE: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 4:00pm

CHICAGO—Nick Mazzarella has spent the last decade on the Chicago jazz and improvised music scene, establishing himself as an important voice on the alto saxophone.  By turns fiery and fierce and coolly calculating, he works in many key bands, including Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra and Ken Vandermark’s Midwest School.  He also leads his own trio and curates the weekly Ratchet Series at the Skylark in Pilsen.  For this rare solo performance, Mazzarella will perform new music specifically engaging with the Peter Brötzmann exhibition on display.  Brötzmann’s drawings deal with two-handedness, the left hand making an imperfect mirror image of the right; Mazzarella’s performance draws on the notion of chirality, a scientific term related to asymmetry, the root of which is the greek word for hand.

(Above photograph by Kate Joyce)
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CHICAGO – Corbett vs. Dempsey is proud to be named “Best Overall Art Gallery” in Chicago.

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CHICAGO – The DePaul University Art Museum opens a solo exhibition of 1960s–1980s work by Dominick Di Meo this week.

DiMeo was a member of the so-called Monster Roster—Chicago artists who in the mid-twentieth century developed a distinct approach to the human figure: disarticulated and often terrifying. Even as he has come to inspire subsequent generations of artists, his work—paintings, prints, and collages—remains fresh and ferocious.

The exhibition runs from July 11 – September 1, 2013. More information can be found on the DePaul Art Museum‘s website.

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Image: Dominick Di Meo, Visionary Garden (triptych), 1980s, polymer, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 72 x 50 inches (each)

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Artist and musician Peter Brötzmann is known as one of the most important representatives of contemporary improvised music. At the end of the fifties he studied painting in his native Wuppertal, collaborated with the Fluxus Movement and with Nam June Paik. His music career as a saxophonist and clarinettist coincides with his first art exhibitions in Germany and in The Netherlands. He has been consistently active in the art field since the late fifties, occasionally exhibiting in both Europe and in the U.S. His retrospective show at MGLC, is the artists tribute to Slovenia. Included in the exhibition is a large cycle of drawings entitled Slovenian Landscapes, as well as a range of large oils on canvas, delicate lyrical watercolors,  prints,  and small constructions. The exhibition is a visual introduction to the 54th Ljubljana Jazz Festival and is organized in cooperation with Cankarjev dom.

Peter Brötzmann
Works, 1959–2013
July 2nd – August 25th, 2013
International Centre of Graphic Arts Ljubljana MGLC

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BRÖTZMANN SOLO / Works 1959 – 2013 from mglc on Vimeo.