November 2 – 25
Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-8pm
Lillstreet Gallery celebrates the work of Chicago-area printmakers with a special exhibition dedicated to silkscreen and letterpress gig posters.
A tradition dating back to the 1960s, the gig poster has become more than a concert souvenir–it is a lasting and accessible work of art greatly valued by both fans and musicians. In a June 2012 article in The Independent titled “Ultimate Pop Art–Why Gig Posters Are a Sound Investment,” Nick Hasted writes, “Musicians are using limited-edition posters to accompany shows, as an often strikingly original counterpoint to their music.”
“Graphic Noise” presents the work of 14 members of the Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) who create art for bands such as Wilco, The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Neko Case and many others. The CPG is a non-profit organization that brings print culture to the greater Chicago area through lectures, workshops, field trips and art exhibits, and fosters community with the graphic arts. Artists participating in the exhibition include: Celene Aubry, Baker Prints, Crosshair, Dan Grzeca, Delicious Design League, Fugscreens Studio, Matthew Ginsberg, Judgeworks, Justin Santora, Michael Schwindenhammer, Sonnenzimmer, Spudnik Press, Starshaped Press, Megan Sterling & Duffy O’Connor.
Browse the entire exhibition in the Graphic Noise catalogue.
Read Dave Hoekstra’s review of the show in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Membership is a unique opportunity to benefit from being a part of the Lillstreet community. Enjoy discounts on classes and at participating art supply stores, VIP invitations to special events, 10% off Lillstreet Gallery purchases, and more!