November Exhibition: Obsession
Bunny Hoppel & Jeanine Coupe Ryding
November 5 — 30, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 5 to 8pm
OBSESSION is a 2-person exhibition featuring works by Bunny Hoppel and Jeanine Coupe Ryding who have both spent several years fixating on one subject, utilizing one type of medium or method to interpret their inspiration that ultimately became an obsession.
Bunny Hoppel’s work centers on repetition on the same theme, taking different directions, yet staying within its lineage.
Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s collages consist of “bits of paper” that have been collected from her desk, the sidewalk, the trash, failed etchings and woodcut prints, magazines, old wall paper, junk mail letters, leaves from the garden, sketchbooks, and beyond.
Image Above: (Left) Bunny Hoppel, #108 — Glaesville, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 9.5″ x 6″ (Right) Jeanine Coupe Ryding, Sour Cherries, Collage on Paper, 14″ x 10.5″
Special Event: Mute Duo | Live Performance
Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Chicago’s Mute Duo is Skyler Rowe (drums/percussion) and Sam Wagster (pedal steel). Building on simple composed melodies, Mute Duo explores an ambient atmosphere ranging from sparse chimes to pummeling drone with a free, rhythmic fluidity.
In 2017, they released their debut album featuring artwork by local artist/writer Dmitry Samarov, and in 2018, they released the “Axially Grasp EP” on Lurkerbias. Mute Duo also frequently plays improvisational shows with friends/guests, and have played with Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Ben Lamar Gay, Matthew Lux, Brian Case, Tim Kinsella, Bruce Lamont and others.
In 2018, they opened for Ryley Walker on a three week tour that took them to Canada, down the east coast and through the southeast. Their second LP, “Lapse in Passage,” was released by American Dreams Records on March 20th, 2020. They are currently working on a follow up, which will be out in 2022.
This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. Please join us for live music and art!
4823 N Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60625