Lots going on this weekend in addition to the many costumed parties that in many cases are excuses to perform and be free of inhibitions (at least until Sunday morning). I haven’t decided on a costume (Baldessari picture, Joseph Beuys, Mall Security Guard…?), but I have decided on several events which are not very spooky at all.

Starts off this evening with friend and fellow Piece of Cake member William Lamson in a lecture at the School of the Art Institute.
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm, Columbus Auditorium (2nd Floor), 280 So. Columbus Drive

Friday holds for even more celebration. Since the Fall of 2008 I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kate Roger, an undergraduate student at the SAIC. Kate began an internship with me and after a semester of Kate working with me at my studio, I’ve done my best to keep her around now as studio manager. I’ve had some wonderful and talented people work for me and Kate’s no exception. Her own work teaches me as much about my own as I hope the access to mine does to her. You can see her work in the SAIC BFA Exhibition which opens Friday. SAIC Ungraduate Exhibition, 33 South State St. 7th Fl., Opening: Friday Oct 30, 7-9pm

Lecture and Book Signing
Friday, October 30th at 6:00 PM
Film Row Cinema
1104 South Wabash, 8th floor

Other cool events: Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas
Lecture and Book Signing, Friday, October 30th at 6:00 PM. Film Row Cinema 1104 South Wabash, 8th floor

Jason Lazarus is celebrating the Halloween weekend with tons of openings and events.
A solo show opens at his gallery here in Chicago on Sat.:
opens Oct 31st, 4-7pm, continues through December 5th, 2009
And Sunday Nov 1st, at 1pm he’ll be giving an artist talk at the Spertus Museum,
His show there opens October 28, 2009 — January 17, 2010

Fellow Akronite Josh Azzarella is showing at Kavi Gupta Gallery opens Friday, Oct. 31st

And finally is you’re in NYC you have no excuse to not attend the opening of Doug Dubois’ show this evening. Doug is hands down one of the most dedicated and profound photographers I know. His haunting and intimate family pictures give me chills and are a great example of how personal work can represent universal ideas.
All the Days and Nights, Thursday, October 29, 6 – 8 pm
October 29 – December 05, 2009
Higher Pictures
764 Madison Avenue (between 65th/66th street)
New York, NY 10065


  1. Jonis
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Brian. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m over on the west coast and think the Baldessari idea is amazing, and I’m going to use it for my costume. Thanks!

  2. Posted October 31, 2009 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    No worries there are plenty of trees to teach the alphabet!

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