Public Works will host another two-piece panel of art-industry professionals, including ALARM’s editor-in-chief Chris Force as well as graphic artists and screen-print studio owners Sonnenzimmer, featured in ALARM 35 and the inaugural issue of Design Bureau. The talks are scheduled for 7-9 p.m., followed by an hour-long reception with free beer and DJ Clerical Error.
In conjunction with the Speaker Series, the gallery presents the work of Funderburgh, Perry, Sonnenzimmer, and Seripop in Public Works 2, a show exhibiting pop-cultural art in various forms. Officially open since Friday, August 6, the show features Sonnenzimmer’s sophisticated gig posters (past clients have included Tokyo Police Club, The Books, and The Weakerthans), Perry’s colorful zine designs popularized through Nike dunks, Funderburgh’s delicate mosaic wallpaper art, and Seripop’s over-sized street-poster collages.
This convergent show can be visited at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery from noon to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment at 835 W. Washington, in Chicago’s West Loop. For a more detailed schedule of speakers, visit www.thispublicworks.com.