Looking forward to a good year ahead for all of us... here are some upcoming events and opportunities
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Happy New Year everyone!

I am looking forward to a good year ahead for all of us in our complex world. I wanted to update you on some public upcoming events and opportunities, plus one not so public.

Brian Dettmer - Horticulture, 2020, hardcover books, acrylic varnish, 10.5 x 24.75 x 9"

- Brian Dettmer New Work

We have access to a fantastic new group of Brian Dettmer work. Brian continues to push the boundaries of language, image and concept in his compelling practice. If you'd like to see a list of available work, please email me at [email protected].

Hunting Accident - First Chapter exhibition at the Jack Olson Gallery / Northern Illinois University

- Aron Packer Projects at Jack Olson Gallery / NIU

There is a new Hunting Accident exhibition at the Jack Olson Gallery / Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. David Carlson and Landis Blair's book is still on a tear. Spanish language version just came out and they are recently back from a huge book tour in Europe. Show dates are January 18 - February 24, 2022. This is the second iteration of First Chapter. It lays out the first 30 drawings in a clearer way, and there's a powerful salon style wall of double page spreads. If you want to visit please call first to confirm you can get into see the show. 815.733.4521

Lakefront Anonymous by Bill Swislow and Aron Packer

- 56/Milwaukee at Oliva Gallery

I am thrilled to be included in this upcoming group show. Press blurb below...

In the 6th anniversary of Oliva Gallery, Kimberly Oliva is pleased to present 56/Milwaukee co-curated by Kate Roth, opening March 11th, 2022. Named after Oliva's high school bus line @Ctatransit 56/Milwaukee, the exhibition features 2D and 3D artists from 90's-2000's whose creative endeavors inspired her to open up a contemporary art gallery. "I consider Milwaukee Avenue as a roadmap/time line of my life, punctuated by the electric energy from the Around the Coyote Festivals, dancing at Medusa's at Congress Theatre to hanging out at Earwax renting movies and meeting the likes of Wesley Willis. I look to 90's-2000's Wicker Park as such a vibrant catalyst in the Midwest arts scene."

There is a vintage vinyl exhibition planned for April and a book signing with legendary gallerist Aron Packer as well as Bill Swislow as they book sign Lakefront Anonymous on March 19th at 2pm.

We sold our first 500 books and are now on our 2nd printing! We hope you can make our first book event of 2022.

- And finally my Fine Art Specialist job at Toomey & Co Auctioneers has really been great for me

If you or anyone you know wants to consign quality material, feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I'll send out a specific newsletter about them soon, but this Friday, January 21th, is the deadline for Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art submissions and the deadline for Early 20th Century Fine Art + Furniture and Decorative Arts is Friday, January 28th.