Art Alliance presents The Provocateurs

Block 37 · Chicago · July 31 – August 4, 2014

After doing sold-out and attendance smashing art shows worldwide, we have turned our attention to Chicago. Assembling one of the largest art shows ever done, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, features trailblazers of the art world such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, HAZE, Space Invader, Dzine, Mark Mothersbaugh, FAILE, Ryan McGinness, Winston Smith, RETNA, Stanley Donwood, Monica Canilao, Clare Rojas, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, Gary Panter, Jen Stark, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Cleon Peterson, D*Face, WK Interact, Ravi Zupa and many others.

This event is proudly sponsored by Hennessy. The show will be far more than a typical exhibition by combining world class art with experiential and interactive components such as: music, public art, panel discussions, charities, local community interests, and education.

In 2014, the Art Alliance: The Provocateurs exhibition will take place during, and in partnership with, Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the world, which draws hundreds of thousands of culturally sophisticated and creatively curious visitors to Chicago each summer. The energy and vibrance of our selected visual artists parallels that of the musicians who rock the festival every year. Cross pollinating with the Festival guarantees that the art show will reach beyond the all-too-often narrow audience for art.

Additionally, the exhibit will feature live music and a Saturday night Aftershow to complement the revolutionary spirit of the art in The Provocateurs.

Art Alliance: The Provocateurs will be held at Block Thirty Seven, 109 N. Dearborn Street, in a beautiful 25,000 square foot loft-like space encompassing an entire city block in the heart of the Loop.

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Process to Consumption

Opening exhibition of the final works for consumption, paired with “A Celebration of Aesthetics” interactive wine and art pairing by Simone FM Spinner, CWS. Be the first to experience a new understanding of the similarities between wine and art. Each pairing consists of carefully selected wines paired with eight specifically selected works of art to illustrate a complementary aesthetic theme. Learn about cutting edge aesthetics theory while enjoying in an evening of wine, art, conversation and camaraderie.

Thursday, July 10, 6pm – 10pm
McNichols Civic Center Building

Wine pairing & discussion runs 6 – 7:30pm sharp
Followed by the artist reception until 10pm

Michael Dowling – Painter, classic, expressionist, drawing
Jared David Paul Anderson – Painter, abstraction, primal, expressive
Lu Cong – Painter, portraiture, contemporary, complicated
Homare Ikeda – Painter, abstractions, printmaker, stumbler, dreamer
Donald Fodness – Installations, assemblages grotesque, humor
Laura Shill + Amber Cobb – photography, drawing, sculpture, installation
Plangloss Gravitron – Collective medium, expressionism, zoobiquity
Ravi Zupa – Painter, mixed media, subliminal, political, woodblock

Process to Consumption exhibition presented by Create Denver, provides eight Denver-based artists with limited studio time on the third floor of the McNichols Building and 24 “vessels” to create their original artworks. This show challenges both the artist and audience by providing the public a rare opportunity to share in dialog and witness the artists’ creative process from conception to the many stages, methods and perspectives of execution, leading to the final exhibition.

Saturdays and Sundays: 10am – 3pm
And by appointment
July 10 – 27