Joe Adamik and Diana Guerrero-Maciá: A TRANSFORMATION OF THINGS
A series of special performances organized by Joe Adamik, in collaboration with his partner Guerrero-Maciá, will take place over the course of the exhibition. A Transformation of Things utilizes a pair of specially fabricated drum - using Guerrero-Maciá imagery - sets as the setting for rotating call and response duets performed by Adamik and special guest drummers. The performances will aurally activate Slow Blossoming by inducing a form of dialogue that, once rendered, would expound on the overall premise of the exhibition: to create a more optimistic, user-friendly and inclusive future world for all of us to partake in.
Performance Dates and Times:
November 11, 2016 (opening reception, 5 - 8PM): Spencer Tweedy and Kalyan Pathak at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45
December 17, 2016 (2 - 5PM): Guest performers TBD
January 14, 2017 (closing event: 5 - 8PM): Mikel Avery and additional guest performer TBD
Please check the website for performance updates and additional information.
Diana Guerrero-Maciá (b. 1966, lives in Chicago) has exhibited nationally and internationally, created several public art commissions, received multiple grants and residencies including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and two fellowships at the MacDowell Colony. Selected solo exhibitions include: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Additional exhibitions include: Elmhurst Art Museum (Chicago), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (California), Loyola University Museum of Art (Chicago) and the Bronx Museum. Guerrero-Maciá studied and was awarded fellowships at both Skowhegan School of Art and Penland School of Craft. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Villanova University. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Joe Adamik (b. 1972, lives in Chicago) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and orchestrator. In addition to his solo career, he plays professionally with Iron & Wine, formally was a member with Califone and has performed with a number of Jazz improve ensembles. Adamik studied at the Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University and Animation and Film at Southern Illinois University.