Monday, March 22, 2010

Radical Semantics

Two shows at the pentagon gallery in one month!? well don't worry Kate and Sara's show Music From Big Pink is still up for the month and still can be viewed. Pentagon is presenting its first ever (not last) film screening, by 5 amazing artists.

Radical Semantics is a survey of 16mm films by film-makers whose methods stand in opposition to the algorithmic and computer assisted processes that define many contemporary media works. Often working with home-made optics and developing their film in sinks and buckets, these filmmakers create short works that emphasize the expressive and opt for complexity rather than reproducibility and homogeneity. Featuring Eric Stewart, Alex Lake, Ross McFessell, Adam Neese and Randy Sterling Hunter.

There will be a Bolex shaped Cake!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

8:10pm - 10:10pm


961 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Music from Big Pink

Sara Condo
Kate Ruggeri

Chicago, March 20, 2010 -- Pentagon presents Sara Condo and Kate Ruggeri
in “Music from Big Pink.” Showing photographs, paintings, and sculptures, Condo
and Ruggeri explore ways of discussing the romanticizing of personal
experience. Interested in the pathetic, the mundane, and the beautiful, Ruggeri's
sculptures and paintings immerse the viewer in a world of uncomfortable
familiarity. Condo's photographs work with both found and staged imagery, that
are vivid in light, color, and imagination. Using both sincerity and humor, the
artists create celebratory emotive works while allowing the viewer to explore their
own experience.

Opening Reception on Saturday March 20th, 2010 from 7pm – 11pm at
PENTAGON gallery, 961 West 19th street Chicago, il 60608. Gallery Hours email for appointment only.