Wednesday, March 31, 2010

At (c)tas : April 1 – April 8, 2010

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a convergence of media.

opening reception : Thurs, April 1, 4:30 – 8:30pm
gallery hours : 11:30 – 5:30pm closed Monday



208 S Wabash

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jennifer Mills at CTAS! (FREE ART)

TUES. March 30th
3 - 5pm
at C-TAS: Jennifer Mills
Jennifer Mills will be at 208 S Wabash from 3-5pm this Tuesday painting and giving away cheeseburger paintings.
You wouldn't want to miss it.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday on Sunday Continental Brunch (FREE)

At this very moment Saturday on Sunday Continental Brunch is occurring. So much hot delicious coffee, bagels, OJ, and friends. Get you brunch booty down here right now!
208 S Wabash, here till like 3, probably.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saturday at C-TAS: THE ROOM

Don't pout about the crappy weather this weekend, come snuggle up with C-TAS in an 80 degree wonderland. We are going to be viewing The Room, directed by and staring Tommy Wiseau.

People say this is the worst movie ever made in the history in all the world. Let's approach this monstrosity together, this Saturday March 27 at 3:00pm. Hosted by your friends at The (Con) Temporary Art Space.

Monday, March 22, 2010

James Bruce King and Bruner & Bay

Thursday March 25 , 4:30 - 8:30pm (Con)Temporary Art Space 208 S Wabash

Jon us for very special Thursday Night Opening at (C)TAS with James Bruce King, Bruner and Bay and Reuben Kincaid on Youtube karoake. Plus We have NEW magazines, like Graphic (from S Korea) and Politics is Not a Banana by the Instute for Experimental Freedom ( a must have radical sexual politics book!)

In the main gallery: I Rode with James Bruce King

James Bruce King is a part time cab driver, artist, writer and sometimes homeless 60+ year old gentleman with a lot on his mind.

(C)TAS is pleased to present a selection of Mr Kings works on paper that are screen shots for a novel he has been working on that depicts contemporary fairy tales in the Kingdom of Daley. Using shamanistic visions, Alice in Wonderland, pot holes, Harold Washington, the Daley Center and many other local symbols in his work, Bruce weaves a schizophrenic tale of conspiracy, desperation with his parafictional autobiography.

In the Back Room: flatform dvd unarchiving:

flatform dvd unarchiving:
In 2001 bruner and bay deconstructed the built environment of Chicago with flatform: A perspective reclamation project connecting concept with form and structure with content. Now for 2010 b&b are pleased to have transcoded the flatform archives to DVD with stunning clarity and fidelity.

The remaining signed and numbered flatform packs will now include this DVD along with the full color booklet, show card, button (1 of 6), and VHS for only $15.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Upcoming (C)TAS Events

That's right. It's finally here. This is the week. Wednesday is our first day of LOL Laugh Out Lunch comedy hour... bring your brown bag lunch and be prepared to snort it out your nose from laughing.

Thursday - JAMES BRUCE KING. (See Above)

Stop by on FRIDAY for a one of a kind Youtube Karaoke Workshop with Reuben Kincaid. Drop in anytime during our open hours, which as our faithful readers know, are 11:30 to 5:30.

Saturday the 27th, we're screening THE ROOM at 3:30PM. Bring your plastic spoons. That's right, we're going there.

If you happen to sleep through Saturday, stop by between 12 and 3 for "Saturday on Sunday", hosted by our very own Kevin. Brunch. Cartoons. It's better than church.

See you there!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thanks to everyone that came out to (C)TAS last night. It was a nice night. Prepare yourself for the upcoming Week of Awesome that we have planned. Details to follow.

Special thanks to Joseph Kramer for his awesome sound performance!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tiny Houses Installation by Ania Greiner, 3 Card Molly

March 18th at The (Con)temporary Art Space

Tiny Houses
Installation by Ania Greiner, 3 Card Molly

Take a peek at the lives of inhabitants and the transgressions they commit in the privacy of their little homes.

Ania is a performance and video artist who is fascinated with voyeurism, surveillance, architecture and dance. Since 2005 she has worked as one half of 3 Card Molly, an interdisciplinary group that explores history, technology, female strength and vulnerability through the media of performance and video. Their work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, Link's Hall, Millennium Park, and other venues in Chicago, Michigan and Canada.

7:00pm Sound Performance by Joseph Kramer

PLUS: Check out a brand new selection of amazing publications from Europe!

AND!, Jordan Martns "Limits and Vectors: seismographic drawing" extended for through March 24th

Reception March 18th: 4:30-8:30pm
The (Con)temporary Art Space
208 S Wabash / Chicago
show runs through March 24th

This exhibition is a part of Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop initiative

NOW! every Wednesday at noon is Laugh Out Lunch

Laugh Out Lunch is a lunch time comedy hour hosted by Nick Bahr.
it starts at Noon every Wednesday..

Bring your Chipotle Burrito to the (C)TAS and hunker down with something funny.

We're talking stand-up comedy, improv and sketch. Enjoy some of that comedic style that Chicago holds so dearly as the LOL gang serves it up to the suits with stomach ulcers.

You really don't know comedy until that yoo-hoo blows out your nose. right?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tomorrow. Come Out for JORDAN MARTINS

It's warm! Come out and join us tomorrow evening for Jordan Martins : Limits and Vectors

Limits and Vectors is an ongoing seismographic drawing project that Martins started in 2005 as a way of surviving an abject roadtrip.

OPENING March 11th - 4:30 to 8:30pm.

With a sound performance by Joseph Kramer and Marian Frost in the display case gallery.


A review of our first show appeared on the Chicago Art Machine Blog. Read it Here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Arrival

We're excited to announce that we now have The Fall 2009 Journal Of Ordinary Thought in stock. This issue, "Time Goes on," includes writing from the Albany Park and Mabel Manning Branch Libraries, Southwest Youth Collaborative, and St. Leonard's House.

Check out the Neighborhood Writing Alliance's site here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wierd It Up! & Jennifer Mills Tomorrow

Come out tomorrow night for our weekly opening. There will be an exhibition curated by our very own Douglas Burns and a performance by Jennifer Mills.

Good fun starts at 4:30pm. Hope to see your pretty faces.