“Beverly Fresh: Really Somethin Else” Book Release & Potluck

July 9, 2018

Thursday, August 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Production is underway for Really Somethin Else, an experimental “expanded catalog” chronicling the recent work and current solo exhibition of artist Beverly Fresh. The book not only documents and contextualizes the work in the exhibition, but also includes research, sketches, production stills, inspiration and other works not on view in the exhibition. Featuring essays by DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm, DePaul Humanities Center Director H. Peter Steeves, and DePaul Associate Professor of Sociology Greg Scott, and designed by Beverly Fresh himself, the catalog captures the distinct aesthetic of the exhibition.

Beverly Fresh will be signing books. Retail $30, but only $25 at the event. 

Free and open to everyone | Register.

5th Wave Collective Presents “Modern Connections”

Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 pm

5th Wave Collective is an organization dedicated to the promotion and performance of music by composers who identify as female. Their Modern Connections concert will explore the concept of abstraction within Modern and Contemporary music. The set features a majority of female composers from the Black and Latinx diasporas and will take place in the first-floor gallery alongside the current exhibition Out of Easy Reach.

Free and open to everyone | Register

Halfway to California: A Conversation about Midwest Aesthetics

June 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 pm

On the occasion of “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else,” an exhibition of work by Zack Ostrowski that explores ritual and performance in small towns across the rural Midwest, we will convene curators and artists who examine subjects of the Midwest that raise issues around gender, religion, class, and taste among others. What does it mean to make work in a region that is positioned by its name as halfway to somewhere else? Can we reframe the cultural production of so-called flyover states as worthy of examination on its own terms? The panel will foster a discussion about notions of the center and periphery looking at artists such as Mike Kelly, Jim Shaw, BEVERLY FRESH, and others while refuting the idea that the Midwest and rural areas are devoid of culture.

Panelists include: BEVERLY FRESH, artist; Steven Bridges, Associate Curator, Broad Museum at MSU; Lisa Stone, curator, Roger Brown Study Collection; Jonas Becker, artist; Rob Sevier, Co-founder, Numero Group

Free and open to everyone. | Register

“Out of Easy Reach” Artist’s Dialogue and Tour

Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 pm

DPAM presents an evening of gallery conversations with artists Kellie Romany and Caroline Kent. Through short gallery talks, the artists will discuss their works in “Out of Easy Reach” and engage in conversation with the audience and each other. Assistant Curator Mia Lopez will provide an overview of the exhibition and other works on view.

Free and open to everyone. | Register

The Center for Mediocrity Launch & Talent Show

May 21, 2018

May 31 | 1-2 pm

In conjunction with the current BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else exhibition, DPAM presents the launch of the Center for Mediocrity. The Center for Mediocrity is a new research fellowship program co-sponsored by the DePaul Humanities Center and administered by artist and DePaul faculty member Matthew Girson. For more information go to www.centerformediocrity.com.

The launch will include a Less Than Extraordinary Talent Show and a series of impersonations of not famous people which might include: an impersonation of very happy  guy named Josh, ”the crook” (finger dance), impression of “Cuddles,” a dog who Cuddles when he sees Alex Trebek on television, some anti-jokes, non sequiturs, maybe an impression of a Berlin or Den Haag based graphic designer talking about bookbinding or the ghost of Terrence Mckenna at Whole Foods. The event will include opportunities for guests to present their own (less than) extraordinary talents and do impersonations (of not famous people). Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Events

5th Wave Collective Presents "Modern Connections"

8/1/2018

Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 pm

5th Wave Collective is an organization dedicated to the promotion and performance of music by composers who identify as female. Their Modern Connections concert will explore the concept of abstraction within Modern and Contemporary music. The set features a majority of female composers from the Black and Latinx diasporas and will take place in the first-floor gallery alongside the current exhibition Out of Easy Reach.

Free and open to everyone | Register

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"Beverly Fresh: Really Somethin Else" Book Release & Potluck

8/2/2018

Thursday, August 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Production is underway for Really Somethin Else, an experimental “expanded catalog” chronicling the recent work and current solo exhibition of artist Beverly Fresh. The book not only documents and contextualizes the work in the exhibition, but also includes research, sketches, production stills, inspiration and other works not on view in the exhibition. Featuring essays by DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm, DePaul Humanities Center Director H. Peter Steeves, and DePaul Associate Professor of Sociology Greg Scott, and designed by Beverly Fresh himself, the catalog captures the distinct aesthetic of the exhibition.

Beverly Fresh will be signing books. Retail $30, but only $25 at the event. 

Free and open to everyone | Register.

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