Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
When & Where
Treaty of Iceberg and Sorcery & threewalls
Treaty of Iceberg and Sorcery is an on and offline collaboration between artists Casey Droege and Rebecca Mir. After ten years of friendship and collaboration, they decided to name their alliance based on an anagram of the pair's combined names. Past projects include running a storefront art center and community garden, sailing a pirate ship station wagon in the Orange Show Art Car Parade, narrating the overlapping paths of two urban centers of Pennsylvania, giving tours of New Orleans in a northern Chicago neighborhood, and workshops for altering clothing to keep friends close. This project is their latest creative endeavor.
Casey Droege was raised by two artists and a mime. Their incessant side hustles, ranging from chimney sweep to insurance sales, created the time management monster/slightly organized tornado that is Casey. And while her mother made it clear to her that she should go into computers, she now lives and works as an artist in Pittsburgh. Droege earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent exhibitions include: Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro NC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit MI and Public Fiction, Los Angeles CA. Check out her work at caseywhat.com.
Rebecca Mir is a Chicago based artist, by way of Alaska and Maine. When she was too little to walk, she was pulled around on a sled by a german shepherd called Namer. Her work is primarily concerned with the perplexing character of interactions with nature. Mir received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has exhibited around the country. Find more of her work at rebeccamir.com
Kelsie Huff: actor, stand-up, overall swell gal. She's performaed nationally in her own one-woman shows "Huffs" and "BRUISER: Tales from a Traumatized Tomboy." She is very proud to produce the monthly all female comedy showcase The Kates. Check her our at kelsiehuff.com.
threewalls is an organization dedicated to increasing Chicago's cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse. Through a range of exhibition and public programs, including symposiums, lectures, performances and publications, threewalls creates a locus of exchange between local, national and international contemporary art communities. Today, threewalls operates a year-round self-directed research residency; commissions a major project by a visiting artist working in, collaborating and otherwise interacting with the region; supports four SOLO exhibitions of work by local and regional artists; programs a SALON series and symposium program to generate open dialogue, presentation of new ideas and the publication of new writing; as well as partnering with other organizations on publication and education, in an effort to broaden and contribute to the contemporary visual arts.