Opening at Packer Schopf Gallery
Ian Schneller / Anthony Adcock
Reception Friday, April 11th    5 - 8 PM

Ian Schneller ©David T Kindler Photography         Anthony Adcock

Ian Schneller / Aero Dynamisms / Sculpture and Sound Installation
Premiering new music by Glenn Kotche from Adventureland featuring eighth blackbird and Kronos Quartet

Ian Schneller will create a sculptural and sonic exhibition in the gallery.

Similar to his Sonic Arboretum installations at the MCA and the Guggenheim Museum, Schneller will premier new work with new music - so we are especially excited to present this master artist. This exhibit will include a unique sound installation with newly styled Specimen horn speakers, Sonic Arboretum horngroves, tube amplifiers, and Schnellerís Aerosel moving sculptures. Specimen speakers powered by the handmade tube amplifiers co-mingle 1940s tube technology with modern digital components creating an aural and visual installation that can only be experienced on location.

This sound installation offers a fresh and vibrant take on Schnellerís Sonic Arboretum. The music composed by Glenn Kotche (percussionist/drummer for Wilco), will feature recorded performances by eighth blackbird and Kronos Quartet.

In terms of clientele, Ian Schneller has work placed with many great musicians and tastemakers. Here is a partial list: Wilco, Andrew Bird, Jack White, Franz Ferdinand, Eleventh Dream Day, My Morning Jacket, Tortoise, Phoenix, Veruca Salt, Russian Circles, Low.

Anthony Adcock / Con•Struct / painting
Adcock takes a minimalistic route with Trompe líoeil painting leading to frameless paintings of building materials. The paintings resemble common flat surfaces that accumulate the illusion of physical information from hours or years of labor, use, and reuse. This illusionistic quality allows the paintings to be viewed as minimalist sculptures, which enables the work to be experienced as found objects or ready-mades.

Trompe l'oeil artist Anthony Adcock received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a specialization in oil painting from the American Academy of Art.

Packer Schopf Gallery    942 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607

Exhibition Run: April 11 - May 31     Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am to 5:30pm

Contact Aron Packer at    Phone: 312.226.8984    Fax: 312.432.1235