October 2014

HWCI at the Milwaukee Film Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Milwaukee Film Festival

various venues

Milwaukee, WI

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists will screen three times at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival as part of the inaugural edition of the Art + Artists series:

Friday Sept 26, 4:30pm at the Landmark Downer Theatre 

Saturday Sept 27, 7:00pm at the Fox-Bay Cinema

Sunday Oct 5, 9:15pm at the Landmark Oriental 2

Buy tickets and get more information about the festival here: http://mkefilm.org/hairy-who-and-the-chicago-imagists/

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists Theatrical Run at the Siskel Film Center

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N. State Street

Chicago, IL

Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists will have its first theatrical run for one week October 3rd - 9th at Chicago's premiere movie theater, the Gene Siskel Film Center!

Tickets are available for sale online here, and at the Siskel box office at 164 N. State Street.


Fri, Oct 3rd at 8:15pm - Followed by a Q&A with director Leslie Buchbinder, producer Brian Ashby, editor Ben Kolak

Sat, Oct 4th at 3:00pm

Sun, Oct 5th at 5:30pm - Followed by a Q&A with artists of the Hairy Who: Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum

Tue, Oct 7th at 6:00pm

Mon, Oct 8th at 6:00 pm

Wed, Oct 8th at 8:15pm

Thu, Oct 9th at 8:15pm - Soundtrack CD release event. Post-screening discussion with screenwriter/music advisor John Corbett, sound designer/engineer Alex Inglizian, and producer/music supervisor Brian Ashby

Showtimes and other details can also be found on the Siskel Film Center website here

HWCI at the San Diego Design Film Festival

Friday, October 10, 2014

San Diego Design Film Festival

Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15
701 5th Ave.

San Diego, CA

Friday, October 10

6 pm

Pentimenti is pleased to announce that Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists will show at the San Diego Design Film Festival, as part of an exciting program of some of the best contemporary films spotlighting advertising, architecture, art, fashion, interiors, landscape and urban planning.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://sddesignff.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=693290

More information on the San Diego Design Film Festival.

Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists
at RISD Museum

Sunday, October 12, 2014

RISD Museum

224 Benefit St.

Providence, RI

RISD Museum Screenings: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists
SEP 21 | SUN 2-4 pm | Metcalf Auditorium
OCT 12 | SUN 2-4 pm | Metcalf Auditorium

Introduced by RISD Museum's contemporary art curator, Dominic Molon.

Screening details are here.

The film is being featured in conjunction with a RISD Museum exhibition What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960s to the Presentwhich runs Thursday, September 18, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

About the Exhibition
This exhibition traces a history of figurative painting, sculpture, and vernacular imagery that has been largely overlooked and undervalued relative to modernist abstract and conceptual art. Since the 1960s, many artists working outside New York developed idiosyncratic forms of figuration, unsettling the strict rationales of dominant visual and theoretical trends.

The artists in What Nerve! devised distinctive idioms, creating works that are often earnest, sometimes narrative, frequently transgressive, and always individualistic. Rather than attempting to compete with mainstream modernism, their influences ran towards comics, folk art, and vernacular signage, as well as the vulgar, profane, and out-of-bounds. Each artist exaggerated familiar forms, calling into question what we know of ourselves and our urges.

When confronted with a system that might seem impenetrable, outsiders often band together. In the last 50 years, four important regional gatherings of artists—exhibiting groups or collectives in Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area, Detroit, and Providence—generated powerful ripples in the art world and beyond. The groups and individual artists represented in What Nerve! were not naïve or unaware of artistic tradition, they simply trafficked in an alternate history, one that this exhibition lays bare.

Artists in the Exhibition
At the heart of What Nerve! is re-creation of four crucial exhibitions or happenings in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, and Providence. Created in collaboration with artists from the Hairy Who, Funk Art, Destroy All Monsters, and Forcefield, respectively, the installations will be accompanied by artworks by singular artists who similarly grappled with figurative and expressive interests. Radiating outward as spokes of connection, the individual artists included in What Nerve! were markedly influenced by, or a crucial influence on, the artist groups at the hub of the exhibition.

About the Curators
Guest curator Dan Nadel is the owner of PictureBox, Inc., a Grammy Award-winning publishing company. Nadel authored Art Out of Time: Unknown Comic Visionaries, 1900–1969; Gary Panter; Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940-1980; and, most recently, co-authored Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art. He is the co-editor of The Comics Journal, and has published essays and criticism in Frieze and Bookforum. As a curator, his exhibitions include: “Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973-1977” in Los Angeles; “Karl Wirsum: Drawings, 1967-1970” in New York; the first major Jack Kirby retrospective, “The House that Jack Built” in Lucerne, Switzerland; and “Macronauts” for the Athens 2007 Biennale in Greece. Nadel teaches at the School of Visual Arts, NY.

Consulting curator Judith Tannenbaum is particularly interested in connections between visual art, craft, performance, and design. As Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum from 2000 to 2013, her exhibitions included “Painting Air: Spencer Finch” (2012); “Made in the UK” (2011); “Lynda Benglis” (2010); “Styrofoam” (2008); “Beth Lipman: After You’re Gone” (2008); “Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the present” (2006); “Betty Woodman: Il Giardino Dipinto” (2005); “Island Nations: New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Diaspora” (2004); “On the Wall: Wallpaper by Contemporary Artists” (2003); and “Jim Isermann: Logic Rules” (2000). From 1986 to 2000, Tannenbaum served variously as curator, associate director, and interim director at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania.