13 October 2012 at 1619 W. 16th, Chicago, IL 60608
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The evening’s performers included Joshua Roginsky, Dove Drury Hornbuckle, Chelsey Sprengeler, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Alec Hatcher, Collin Pressler, Cassidy Stock, Anna Timmerman, Garrett Bagwell and Jeff Austin.

 

October 19, 2012 at 1619 W. 16th St., Chicago, IL 60608

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“Dinner is dead. Long live new beginnings. Long live the ‘soft reset.’ Long live the revolutionary spirit. Long live optimism. Long live the chickenless egg.”

Anatomy/Gift/Association  was pleased to host an exceptional evening  organized by guest curator Poy Born for “the elevation of breakfast, the meal of farthest chronological remove from dinner, by foregrounding it both conceptually and culinary, and a simultaneous and corresponding lowering of dinner.”

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The Use Value of Breakfast, Book 1: The Deposition of Dinner Exhibition Catalogue

Poy Born, 2012

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8 September 2012 at 1619 W. 16th, Chicago, IL 60608
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The evening’s performers included Joshua Roginsky, Dove Drury Hornbuckle, Chelsey Sprengeler, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Alec Hatcher, Collin Pressler, Cody Braun, Mark Frens and Cassidy Stock.

11 August 2012 at 1619 W. 16th, Chicago, IL 60608
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The evening’s performers included Joshua Roginsky, Chelsey Sprengeler, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Alec Hatcher, Collin Pressler, Kaley Cross, Alley Hasche and Cassidy Stock.

September 8, 2012 at 1619 W. 16th St., Chicago, IL 60608

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Anatomy/Gift/Association was pleased to premier its exhibition space with new work by Chicago based artist Jeff Austin. The exhibition included a number of Mr. Austin’s recent wooden constructions assembled during his time at ACRE Residency this summer; sculptural wall hangings embellished with ephemera from the artist’s recent past and travels through the American West.

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Jeff Austin (b.1988) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, IL. Ironic but richly aesthetic, Mr. Austin’s work is wrought with subtle juxtapositions of diverse content that contend with a culture in crisis while maintaining the language of the shamanistic and mystical. The play with light, the frozen moment and the considered exploration of material seek order, pattern and purpose in the moment where all those qualities are illusive or absent. Mr. Austin’s work often employs a simple, elegant gesture to bring to light a transcendental quality at work even in a society in turmoil. Mr. Austin attends The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and was a 2012 ACRE resident.

9 June 2012 at 1825 W. 17th, Chicago, IL 60608 (Meat People House)
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Desmond Naranjo guest hosted, and the evening’s performers included Joshua Roginsky, Heather Marie Vernon, Chelsey Sprengeler, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Collin Pressler and Cassidy Stock. A special thanks to Meat People House and their social director Anna Timmerman.