Ash, Bone and Fire - Exhibition from artists Christopher Michael Hefner, Jessica Joslin, and Jared Joslin

Join us at LivingRoom Realty  Friday November 2, 7 pm - 10 pm for the opening of "Ash, Bone and Fire" an exhibition from artists, Christopher Michael HefnerJessica JoslinJared Joslin

 

Chris, Jessica and Jared are Chicago based "creeps" with their respective specialties being divination through charcoal, resurrection of the dead, and the capturing of spirits within oil. Halloween costumes are welcome at the opening, and appreciated!!!

SHOW DATES: November 2 – November 24, 2018. VIEWING HOURS: Saturdays 12-5 pm. To receive a collector's preview, with images & prices before the opening, or schedule a visit during the show please email jessica@jessicajoslin.com

Christopher Michael Hefner

Christopher Michael Hefner is a visual artist working predominantly in charcoal.  By employing some of the most elemental means for image-making, he addresses themes of Mortality, Desire and the mirage of Control.   Hefner has also directed two feature films, “THE POISONER” (2014) and “THE PINK HOTEL” (2010), and hosts a radio show on Lumpen Radio called NIGHT TIME WITH CHRIS HEFNER, which airs on Wednesday nights.

Jessica Joslin

The creatures that populate Jessica Joslin’s world are intricate fusions of bone, brass, antique hardware and other scavenged treasures. Infused with the Victorian era’s passion for natural history and arcane technology, these creatures reflect both the real and the imagined animal, the living and the dead. Through careful observation and intricate construction, they re-imagine the animal kingdom, bolt by bolt, beast by beast. Inspired by the beauty of skeletal architecture, and a passion for assemblage sculpture, Jessica Joslin began building her menagerie of mechanical animals in 1992. A monograph of her work, “Strange Nature” was published in 2008, and her work has been featured in numerous books, magazines and exhibitions worldwide.

Jared Joslin

Jared Joslin is a figurative painter who has been devoted to his craft for over 30 years. His paintings are exquisitely realistic, with a mysterious, and slightly eerie quality. He is a clever storyteller, whose symbolic scenes are flooded with luscious colors and rich details, which can easily distract the viewer from darker undercurrents of each tale. Recurring fascinations are surreal circus themes, nostalgic glamorous portraiture, and opulent floral still lives creeping with hidden creatures. Timeless yet immediate, simultaneously mysterious and direct, his portraits and still lives seem to have been painted by the feverish hand of a lucid dreamer!  If open to receive, they welcome us into a world to dream.

Skyler Rowe & Matt Jencik Live from NOPLACE

Monday, October 23, 2017Doors at 7 PM // Music at 8 PM $10 suggested donation

at LivingRoom 1530 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60642

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present live music by Skyler Rowe & Matt Jencik on Monday, October 23rd from 7 PM - 10 PM. The event will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood.

NOPLACE is an exhibition of new artwork by Christopher Michael Hefner. Hefner’s current exhibition includes drawings produced during a six-month stint based in Berlin, as well as drawings and a sculptural installation he has completed since returning to the United States. A suspended or shifting sense of place is the backdrop for a body of work concerned with the ways in which we construct and execute meaning, identity and desire; intricate systems of signifiers that serve to describe an imaginary path through an otherwise vast and opaque wilderness.

Doors will open at 7 PM, and music will begin at 8 PM.

$10 suggested donation to be split between the artists and a TBD natural disaster relief effort.

Matt Jencikhttps://mattjencik.bandcamp.com/ Matt Jencik is a musician based in Chicago who currently plays guitar in the band Implodes. Jencik has been performing and recording since the early 90's.

Skyler Rowe is a drummer/percussionist residing in Chicago, IL. He performs in such outfits as Rash, Mute Duo, and Anatomy Of Habit. Since moving to Chicago he has been active in the experimental music scene. Improvising and pushing forms of drum and percussion work he continues solo pieces based on a slew of tribalistic, raw patterns and askew metallic concepts.

Follow Christopher Hefner on Instagram at @christophermichaelhefner and learn more at www.cmhefner.com.

​LivingRoom presents “NOPLACE” an exhibition of new ​art​work by Christopher Michael Hefner.

LivingRoom is pleased to present NOPLACE, an exhibition of new artwork by Christopher Michael Hefner, opening Friday, September 15th from 6 - 10 PM. The show will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood. Guests are welcome to visit during gallery hours on Sundays through October 15th from 12 - 4 PM.

Hefner’s current exhibition includes drawings produced during a six-month stint based in Berlin, as well as drawings and a sculptural installation he has completed since returning to the United States. A suspended or shifting sense of place is the backdrop for a body of work concerned with the ways in which we construct and execute meaning, identity and desire; intricate systems of signifiers that serve to describe an imaginary path through an otherwise vast and opaque wilderness.

Follow Christopher on Instagram at @christophermichaelhefner, and learn more about him and his work at www.cmhefner.com.

RSVP to the Facebook event here.