Look Into the Light | No Coast Exhibitions and Editions | Galleries | Chicago Reader

Look Into the Light Free All Ages Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Feb. 13-March 7 2010

Once artists like Aubrey Beardsley started mass-producing images of suggestive pastoral merrymaking, with filigreed gestural line work and a mood of grave yet silly deviance, the frolicsome posters of Minneapolis artists Danimal and Jes Seamans were probably inevitable. "Look Into the Light" displays Seamans's bacchic images featuring bearded men clad only in tube socks and Danimal's dazzling decorative works of collage, geometric abstraction, and text distortion. The show christens the new Exhibitions and Editions space at No Coast, a Pilsen store and studio that produces vivid, queer-friendly, utopian posters, books, clothes, and music packaging and opens its facilities to the public for workshops and teach-ins. The advent of shows at No Coast should help ensure that the genie of magical handicraft won't be returning to the bottle any time soon. --Bert Stabler


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