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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Closing reception and artist talk for Jim Newberry's Improvisers series at Elastic

Posted By on 12.13.12 at 02:00 PM

Ken Vandermark
Local photographer Jim Newberry, whose exhibition for his Improvisers series at Elastic runs through 12/30, will be hosting a closing reception tomorrow: it starts at 7 PM and he'll give an artist talk at 8 PM. Newberry's known for a wide range of photo subjects, ranging from live rock to people on Chicago's streets, and this current series focuses on portraits of local musicians best known for their work in the experimental and jazz scene. The series is made up of black-and-white shots of our town's most celebrated noisemakers, including Dave Rempis, Mike Reed, Nick Mazzarella, and Jeb Bishop. The photos are all available to purchase for $100 each and are all available in editions of 11.

The show also features some of Newberry's other work: his street shots, a series that ran from 1982 until 2000, will be available for $75 each, and his other music prints will go for $65.

After the jump is a small sample of the work included in the exhibit.

Jeff Parker

Jason Adasiewicz

Fred Anderson

Jims Original, Maxwell Street, 1993

Elastic is located at 2830 N. Milwaukee on the second floor. Newberry's show was curated by local artist and Rabid Rabbit frontwoman Andrea Jablonski. The reception ends at 10 PM.

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