2016/2017 Season at Sector 2337

Publications

Shadowed! a collection of writing by Simone Forti, Hannah B. Higgins, Caroline Picard, Jeffrey Skoller, and Shawn Michelle Smith that explores photography, performance, and artistic lineages through the lens of Ellen Rothenberg’s recent exhibition, elsetime, at Sector 2337.

Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening includes visual and written contributions from Giovanni Aloi, Sebastian Alvarez, Katherine Behar, Kristina Chew, Srijon Chowdhury, Katy Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Every house has a door, Lindsey French, Brooke A. Holmes, Joela Jacobs, Essi Kausalainen, Joshua Kent, Devin King, Eben Kirksey, Renan Lar-uan, Deanna Ledezma, Michael Marder, Chantal Neveu, A. Laurie Palmer, Mark Payne, Caroline Picard, Wilfredo Prieto, Steve Ruiz, Catriona Sandilands, Steven Shaviro, Eleni Sikelianos, John Steck Jr., Linda Tegg, Leila Wilson, Monica Westin, and Andrew Yang. Part exhibition documentation, part essay and poetry collection, Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening artists and writers reflect upon plant life as it troubles both physical and ideological human spaces.

Lost Property Unit, new poetry by Rachel Galvin 
Rachel Galvin is the author of a book of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion (Black Lawrence), and a chapbook, Zoetrope (Chätaro Editores), and translator of Raymond Queneau’s Hitting the Streets (Carcanet), which won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for French Translation. Her poems and translations appear in journals such as Boston Review, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker,  PN Review, and Poetry. A new collection of poems, Lost Property Unit, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Alice James Books’ Kinereth Gensler Award. Galvin is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago.

Exhibitions

Sept 01 – Dec 31, 2016 | Online exhibition: Institutional Garbage

Featuring artists Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton,  Mara Baker,  Kevin BlakeZippora EldersRami George, David Hall,  Josh Rios and Anthony Romero, Rowland SaifiMichal SamanaNaqeeb StevensTina TahirAnna Martine Whitehead; writers:  Lise Haller BaggesenDaniel Borzutzky, Mayra Rodríguez Castro, Isaiah DufortPatrick DurginTricia van Eck, David Hall, Jane LewtyJill Magi; Chi Oneiro , Rowland SaifiSuzanne ScanlonMia You + Maarten van der Graaff,  & curatorsDavid Ayala-Alfonso,  Britton Bertran, Rashayla Marie BrownEvery house has a doorLucia Fabio, João Florêncio, Jeanine Hofland, Stevie Greco, Renan Laru-an, La Keisha Leek, Sofia Lemos, and  Vincent van Velsen Online Exhibition Design by Pouya Ahmadi; Curated by Caroline Picard + Lara Schoorl.

Sept 01, 7-9pm | Wasted hours – an evening of performance curated by Every house has a door, presents commissioned works by Michal Samama and Alberto Aguilar.

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Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 |Main Gallery: Styles of Radical Will (Italian Sculpture), solo show by Stephen Lapthisophon

Stephen Lapthisophon is an American artist and educator working in the field of conceptual art, critical theory, and disability studies. Lapthisophon received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. His early work combined poetry, performance, sound art, and visual arts with postmodern philosophical concerns. He was also influenced by the legacy of the Situationists, who sought to make everyday life a focus of artistic activity. Lapthisophon has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently teaches art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 | Project Space: A Rule By Nobody, curated by Third Object

Third Object is a roving curatorial collective based in Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Slow Stretch, Mana Contemporary Chicago; Satellites, The Franklin; Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRETV and Fernwey; and Mossy Cloak, Roots and Culture. Third Object is Ann Meisinger, Raven Munsell, and Gan Uyeda. 

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Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Main Gallery: GRAFT, solo exhibition by Edra Soto; Curated by Albert Stabler

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011), and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida through a 3Arts Fellowship (2013), among others. With her husband Dan Sullivan, Soto designed and fabricated THE FRANKLIN, an outdoor project space that they co-direct. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. edrasoto.com

Albert Stabler spent 17 years in Chicago, devoting time to teaching art with young people, writing art criticism, and curating shows and events at independent galleries.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Art Education at the University of Illinois. 

Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Project Space: Daniel Giles, artist residency 

Danny Giles combines sculpture, performance and research to give form to political and metaphysical positions. His practice attempts to represent performative states of dispossession and to redress oppressive and exploitative systems. Giles received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and his MFA from Northwestern University in 2013. He has exhibited work in Chicago at Threewalls, Roots and Culture, Fernway Gallery and LVL3 Gallery and in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park and Smack Mellon.

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Spring 2017 (dates TBD), 2017 |Main Gallery: This Land II, solo exhibition by Lindsey Dorr-Niro

Cross-disciplinary visual artist Lindsey Dorr-Niro reorients space and thought away from restriction, toward liberation, to show us that we are capable of more than we believe or perceive. Her work aims to make art a practice of critical consciousness, calling viewers deeper into themselves and relation with the world. Her installations disrupt and reorganize our vision and being in a way that enables us to see, imagine, and be differently — facilitating an embodied, contemplative, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of late capitalism. Lindsey holds her MFA from Yale University (2008) and currently works as both an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois. Her most recent solo exhibition, “A Primacy of Perception,” took place this April at Indiana University’s Fuller Projects gallery.

Spring 2017 (dates TBD) |Project Space: New Demands, solo exhibition by Lisa Vinebaum

Lisa Vinebaum is an artist, critical writer, and educator. Working practice and theory, her work explores collectivity and intersubjective relationships, working conditions and workers’ rights, and the value of artistic labor. Her art work has been exhibited, performed, and screened across the USA and internationally, including at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Grace Exhibition and Performance Space, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Performance Studies International 19, Open Engagement: Art & Social Practice, Nuit Blanche, the Centre Pompidou, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Lincoln Center, and the European Media Art Festival. Her scholarly writings have been published in edited anthologies, academic journals, and exhibition catalogues published by Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, Black Dog Books, and YYZ Press, and presented at academic conferences internationally. Lisa Vinebaum is an Assistant Professor in the department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and affiliated faculty in the department of Art History, Criticism and Theory. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture, and holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Friday Happy Hour: Book Sale

The Summer Bookstore is in full swing! With nearly two months left, we’re offering a special weekly sale—15% percent off all books—every Friday from 4pm to 6pm until August 20. We’ve put out Green Lantern Press titles that we’ve published over the past 11 years, as well as a wide selection of small press titles, limited edition chapbooks, and books of poetry, fiction, theory, and art. We’ve also loaded our library cart with discount steals at and below $5.

Proceeds from the summer sales help support exhibition and public programs at Sector during the 2016-2017 season; regular cultural programming (produced by Green Lantern Press) will resume in September 2016.

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Summer Bookstore

Jun 03 - Aug 20

From Fri Jun 03 to Sat Aug 20, 2016, Sector 2337 will run exclusively as a summer bookshop specializing in poetry, fiction, art, theory, and small press titles. Featured titles include limited edition chapbooks and artist books by La HouleMeekling Press, and Publication Studio; poetry from publishers like The Cultural Society, Flood Editions, Kenning Editions, The Song Cave, Wave Books, Verge Books and others; fiction from Curbside Splendor, Dorothy A Publishing Project, Dzanc, Featherproof, and others; art and theory books from the likes of MOTTO, Paper Monument, Poor Farm Press, The Renaissance Society, Soberscove, and Semiotext(e); plus a smattering of donated and discounted used books including (loads more!) poetry, murder mysteries for the beach, and obscure art catalogues. Proceeds from summer sales help support exhibition and public programs at Sector during the 2016/2017 season; regular cultural programming—produced by The Green Lantern Press—will resume at Sector 2337 in September 2016.

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Ping Pong Tournament Results

Thanks again to everyone who came out and played ping pong for the Green Lantern Press’ 11th birthday party! First place in our tournament awarded to Victor / 2nd place to Ethan / 3rd place to Eric F. / Style Awards: TableTop Boss to Dao / She She Ramone to Deanna & Josh / Thanks again to Insomnia Cookies and Revolution Brewery for donating food & drinks / Thank you Amelia Charter, Dao Nguyen,  Erik Peterson, Peter Speer, & Sonia Yoon for the amazing trophies / Thanks to all our volunteers — Sam, Amelia, Lou, Lara, Trevor, and Adam  / Thank youto Benjamin Chaffee and Chris Glomski who’s ping pong tables made this possible / All hail Rebecca Mir Grady the most magnanimous board member ever / & to all of you for making 2015/2016 such a great season.

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Artist made trophies by (left to right) Amelia Charter, Erik Peterson, Dao Nguyen, Sonia Yoon, and Peter Speer

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Awards ceremony during which Amelia Charter reminds us that style comes from within.

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Deanna Ledezma accepts the She She Ramone award.

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Semi-finalist game between Erics.

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All day drawing station

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Victor accepts first place

 

Sector 2337 : 2016 Spring in Review

What follows is a concentrated and incomplete collection of photographs documenting activities at Sector 2337 from Jan-May 2016. All of the events below were free to the public and produced by The Green Lantern Press. Unless otherwise noted, they were taken by Caroline Picard.

Look at all those lovely metaphors. Mark Booth in process #TheSeaisRepresentedbyanIrregularShape

Look at all those lovely metaphors. Mark Booth installation, The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Mark Booth solo exhibition opening, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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EN3MY chapbook, co-edited by Amelia Ishmael and Jason Soliday, indexes seven years of underground music history on Milwaukee Ave, Holon Press, 2016.

 

 

 

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“The sound of air within a body is represented by the den of a brown bear” Mark Booth, Saturday performance, The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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“A moon is represented by a keyhole” Mark Booth, Saturday performance, The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

Found cleaning the office: postcard from anonymous friend documents weather

Found cleaning the office: postcard from anonymous friend documenting weather, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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The Fortieth Day perform in relation to Bleeding Black Noise, an exhibition in the project space curated by Amelia Ishmael, Sector 2337, 2016. 

 

The Fortieth Day perform in relation to Bleeding Black Noise, an exhibition curated by Amelia Ishmael, Sector 2337, 2016.

The Fortieth Day perform in relation to Bleeding Black Noise, an exhibition in the project space curated by Amelia Ishmael, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

Aldo Tambellini reads poetry in conjunction with Bleeding Black Noise, an exhibition in the project space curated by Amelia Ishmael, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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The mother’s death wish / disguised as longing / for heaven the limp plastic hat / she kept folded / in her purse in case of rain” —MRB Chelko, Afterlife Be

 

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“Someone I sidestep to avoid / banging shoulders with on the street /could have held their lips / against the same wineglass as mine: / a kind of kiss, minus the time /that fills what we call windows.” — Sarah Stickney, “Vibrating”

 

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“Brake light out; kid lying awake. / Full tank of gas, toddler strapped in. / Whoever gives good advice sees the future.” — Anthony Madrid, “The Driving Instructions

 

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“Hustle and flow/it’s hard up here for a finch/it’s hard up here for a finch/nature never repeats itself” — Chuck Stebelton

 

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“They say everything that’s ever written is part of the community journal / How elastic is the community” — Paul Drueke

 

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“…ezhi-zhoomiingweyaangoba / and all the ways we’ve smiled / mooshkine moodayaabikoong / into jars filled to the brim / ji-baakaakonid pii bakadeyaang. / to be opened when we are thin.” — Margaret Noodin, “Umpaowastewin

 

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“An absence of shadows is represented by the sky, which is shared by all” Mark Booth, The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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“An unmistakable itch is represented by a hall of crystals” Mark Booth, Final Saturday performance, The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Marissa Perel performs “’Oh toi, ma persécutée!!’ my mother used to say to me,” for Magalie Guérin exhibition opening, Copy Drawings, Sector 2337, 2016. “The title of the piece, taken directly from [Guérin’s book] NOTES ON, points to the painful suspension of disbelief an artist experiences when facing ‘the blank surface—the emptiness’ that it ‘can/will actually become something’ (Guérin 19).”

Marissa Perel performs for Magalie Guérin's opening, Copy Drawings, Sector 2337. 2016.

Marissa Perel performs for Magalie Guérin’s exhibition opening, Copy Drawings, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Jordan Martins introducing Carol Barreto + Damon Locks, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Carol Barreto describes her mission to challenge history in fashion. “The VOZES collection evokes a debate about post-colonialism and questions: What does it mean to be the product of a country that was colonized? How do colonized peoples find ways to resist? The clothes show those forms of resistance through the mix of diverse materials, which bring features from the European colonizers adapted and remodeled by our African legacy in a unique multicultural result.” — Carol Barreto

 

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Damon Locks debuts new sound piece alongside Carol Barreto, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

Release of two new Green Lantern Press titles, NOTES ON and culebra.

Release of two new Green Lantern Press titles, NOTES ON (Magalie Guérin) and culebra, (Roberto Harrison), 2016.

 

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“To speak as a bomb is outside in the cold / as narrow is to arrive,” Roberto Harrison, culebraSector 2016.

 

"By ideology I mean just how the dog gets walked around the block" Paul Martinez-Pompa

“By ideology I mean just how the dog gets walked around the block” Paul Martinez-Pompa, celebrating the release of culebra (Roberto Harrison) and Zenith (Patrick Durgin), Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Live music performance by Carol Genetti and Albert Wildeman celebrates the release of culebra (Roberto Harrison) and Zenith (Patrick Durgin), Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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“The pedagogy of her work required time to explain, and its eventness, that it happened in time and space collaboratively… was at the heart of what people almost always wanted to know.” — Malcolm Sutton debuts his novel, Job Shadowing (Bookthug, 2016).

 

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“Celine and Julie come of age in an emerging neoliberal horrorscape, but they don’t have anything to compare it to—other places and other ways of living are a fantasy for them.” — Joni Murphy in an interview with Chris Kraus about her debut book, Double Teenage, (Bookthug, 2016).


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“And then later, or now, I believe that in the last position, we don’t want to be categorized according to something we feel no association with and it’s only if that name appears as the island in the midst of currents you cannot trust, that it will do. An unknown. It’s waiting. Every name has a history, doesn’t it? And when I think of a name, I think of a cave. Every name is I.” — Pophana Brandes, In an I (Sidebrow, 2015).

 

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“Handbook for Photographic Investigation is a lecture about historical and paranormal mysteries and their photographic representations. The visuals for the lectures are created live, on-site with a copy machine, and are presented to the audience via projection.” — Jenny Vogel, “Handbook for Photographic Investigation,” Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Jenny Vogel, “Handbook for Photographic Investigation,” Sector 2337, 2016.

 

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Peter O’Leary reads from The Sampo with Robert M. Hutmacher, ofm on harp. “How does a poem flash as an entire holographic thing in an instant? It came from some deep source, of course. What’s the source? Fantasy.” — Peter O’Leary

 

Reading with Sara Deniz Akant, Margaret Ross, and Callie Garnett, Sector 2337, 2016. Photo by Amelia Charter.

Reading with Sara Deniz Akant, Margaret Ross, and Callie Garnett, Sector 2337, 2016. Photo by Amelia Charter.

 

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“construct this reality / ask me a question / a thought experiment / memory is a story / i can tell myself” — Bernadette Mayer and Jen Karmin. Appearing at Sector 2337 with Philip Good to release their new book, Sexual Organs of the IRS (Convulsive Editions, 2016). Photo by Amelia Charter.

 

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Jen Karmin and Bernadette Mayer, Sector 2337, 2016. Photo by Amelia Charter.

 

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Philip Good reads alongside Jen Karmin and Bernadette Mayer, celebrating the launch of Sexual Organs of the IRS. Sector 2337, 2016. Photo by Amelia Charter.

 

Brilliance! Opulence! Gloom!, Trunk Show installation by Alexandria Eregbu, courtesy of Trunk Show, 2016.

Brilliance! Opulence! Gloom!, Trunk Show installation by Alexandria Eregbu, image courtesy of Trunk Show, 2016.

 

“Like a stone I throw into the water / to settle the disembarked people of my dreams…” Edgar Garcia

 

“Shadows pressed against the rock / as with wet hands pressed against clay” Jose-Luis Moctezuma, “Plumed Serpent On Southwest Airlines”, celebrating his new chapbook Spring Tlaloc Seance (Projective Industries, 2016).

 

"I need more time to write a shorter suicide note" Daniel Borzutzky / #OnThePerformanceofBecomingHuman

“I need more time to write a shorter suicide note” Daniel Borzutzky, On The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press).

 

ac Kuntz will discuss her research trip across the Southern United States and contemporary visual art of that region as it relates to community. Amie Soudien will present her research from the archives of Ebony magazine, examining its notions of beauty, and cultural significance during an era of reclaimed African heritage. Ana Sekler will present Chic Shifter, her a digital fashion publication that examines the fashion cultures of Chicago and the Midwest, emphasizing criticality over frivolity. Hannah Larson will present the publication, Arttoo Magazine, a synthesis of contemporary tattoo culture and intersectional feminist convictions, wi

Amie Soudien presents with Jac Kuntz, Ana Sekler, and Hannah Larson during the School of the Art Institute’s Graduate Symposium for New Arts Journalism, Sector 2337, 2016.

 

Jessica Hopper speaks during the New Arts Journalism symposium, Sector 2337, 2016.

Teenage girls are the number one purchasers of music. Are we going to say their fandom is fake?” — Jessica Hopper appeared at Sector 2337 for SAIC’s New Arts Journalism Graduate Symposium, 2016. Photo by Amelia Charter.