What better time to gather a bunch of trash-rock scene musician-artists than the very first Friday the 13th of the New Year?
Albeit out of our usual coverage area, we couldn’t resist spotlighting Humboldt Park’s Reversible Eye Gallery, 1103 N. California, which is brewing up an impressive group show, TARANTISIMO SUMMIT, curated by rocker/surrealist Christopher Ilth (Functional Blackouts/ Daily Void). Per a paraphrased press release, Ilth wanted to organize an art show featuring the visual talents of his friends who’re otherwise enmeshed in the Midwest trash-rock scene.
Named after a compilation record series he started a few years ago, Tarantisimo Summit features ink drawings, found objects, collages, assemblages, watercolor, oil and paint-on-glass paintings, and sculptures. Live performances by Loto Ball, E.T. Habit, Death Cat, and Circuit des Yuex will take place on the month-long show’s opening and closing nights.
Reversible Eye, 1103 No. California Ave., Friday January the 13th, 7 pm. Admission is “Pay what you can,” however, you must RSVP by donating a contribution of your choice by 1/12/12 at 12 midnight. Details at reversibleeye.net
Who’s Showing What: In addition to Ilth’s work, Darius Hurley of Claw Toe and Criminal I.Q. records will have paintings and collages on display. Jim Weill of FNU Ronnies out of San Francisco brings collages and paintings as well. Tim Glick of TV Ghost out of Lafayette, Indiana is displaying his ink drawings, collages, and paintings. Timmy Vulgar of Detroit’s Human Eye, Timmy’s organism, and formerly of Clone Defects brings his paintings, drawings, and collages. Josh Russell, formerly of Chicago’s Birth, shows assemblage and found objects. Jason Sublette, who has been a member of Ga’an and E.T. Habit displays his drawings. Christmas Woods of Ill Tongue, ET Habit, and Mickey shows sculpture. Mac Blackout of Mickey and the Mac Blackout band shares his paintings. Alex Nova from Curtains and ET Habit has some watercolor drawings to show. Rob Karlic of the Mac Blackout band, Daily Void, and the Functional Blackouts shows paintings and photos (PICTURED). Loto Ball of the Phantom Limbs, Mucca Pazza, and Loto Ball Show shows drawings. Jamie “Jimbo” Easter from Druid Perfume and formerly of the Piranhas out of Detroit shows sculpture and drawing-work and will be doing a performance during the event with Nai Sammon. Nai Sammon is also a former Piranha and is showing painting on glass.