Join us at LivingRoom on Saturday August 18th from 7-10pm for the opening of Joshua Lantzy’s Carnival of Amateurs: stories of making told through drawings and objects, mythology and metaphor.
“It is in the very limitations of shadows that we learn…It is in the gap between the object and its representation that the image emerges, the gap we fill in” – William Kentridge
LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present the opening of In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch: Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 7 pm to 10 pm. The event will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood.
“Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison, friends and fellow makers of many decades, both hail from the heart of the Mountain Empire. Perhaps coming of age in a place where iconic figures like Daniel Boone walked in flesh and blood makes you more attuned to the intrusion of myth and magic into lived experience; these works are redolent with the possibilities of Presence for better or for worse. But it bears remembering that a figure like Boone, now emblematic of the Appalachian genius locii, an avatar of a geography of legend, was himself a sojourner: born in Pennsylvania, died in Missouri, west of Mississippi, he hunted the Colorado Rockies in his old age.
In the same sense, Anderson and Harrison’s dedication to and inspiration from their mountain home is not parochial but expansive. Anderson has carried forth this spirit to new realms, physically relocating to Chicagoland, and thematically connecting his world-weary mountaineers to new realms and new experiences, resulting in the weird hybrid pantheons of contemporary cultures in motion. Harrison, while physically ever more deeply emplaced in the headlands of the Valley of the Tennessee, has drilled down to discover veins of meaning that resurface in distant allusions. His strata of reference embed the origins in Deep Time of images and concepts that are nonetheless framed (sometimes literally) by local materials.
To hear some tell it, Appalachia’s principle export these days is despair. To that assertion, “In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch” is a powerful rebuttal. ” -Douglas Reichert Powell; Columbia College Chicago
Follow Duncan on Instagram at @duncanrobertanderson, and learn more about his and Shannon’s work below.
Smoky Mountain Vista: An Interview With Duncan Robert Anderson by David Richards
Duncan Robert Anderson Show History
Gorgeous 5 bedroom/4 bathroom greystone on an oversized lot in the heart of Logan Square. This lovingly cared-for home has a wide floor plan and is a beautiful blend of original craftsmanship with modern amenities. The main level has a large foyer, sunny living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room with original stained glass built-in hutch, large bedroom or office, full bath, and sunny eat-in chef’s kitchen.
The kitchen features include an abundance of cherry cabinets, high-end stainless appliances, wine fridge, pot filler, extra prep sink and granite counters. The upper level has total of 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, including a master suite with private balcony, an open den area, and laundry. Original unpainted trim and hardwood floors throughout adds to this home’s charm.
The lower level features radiant floors, a large family room/playroom, wet bar, bathroom, laundry and a large storage area that could be converted into a guest bedroom if desired. The wide yard is professionally landscaped with native perennials and raised beds for growing vegetables. A central location in Logan Square makes for an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, farmers market and public transportation. This is truly a beautiful home.
Offered at $1,099,000.
For questions or more information contact Annie Coleman at 312-371-9293 or Susannah Ribstein at 708-207-6590.
Open House this Weekend
Saturday (3/10) from 1pm – 3pm
Sunday (3/11) from 12pm – 2pm
Please RSVP to Susannah@livingroomrealty.com