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Gordon Brennan & John Brown

August 9 - 29, 2010

During their residency at Anchor Graphics, Gordon Brennan and John Brown produced limited editioned boxed sets as part of their on-going project "World-A-Rama." Based on the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair, "World-A-Rama" attempts to capture the optimism and experience of this moment in Chicago's history based on the legacy and interpretation of collected fragments of ephemera. An eclectic celebration of the extraordinary hidden within the mundane, the boxed sets consist of various hand made materials including posters, cards, buttons, tickets and vacuum formed plastic souvenirs that one would have encountered while attending the fair.

 

Listen to Gordon Brennan & John Brown interviewed by Sibel Duzenli

Watch Part 1 of Gordon Brennan & John Brown's Artist-In-Residence Lecture

Watch Part 2 of Gordon Brennan & John Brown's Artist-In-Residence Lecture

 

stuff
Gordon Brennan & John Brown
Box-a-Rama
mixed media
dimensions variable
2010

 

postcard
Gordon Brennan
postcard from Box-a-Rama
relief print
6” x 9”
2010

 

stuff
John Brown
bagged cut outs from Box-a-Rama
mixed media
each 5 1/4” x 7 3/4”
2010

 

box
Gordon Brennan & John Brown
Box-a-Rama
mixed media
dimensions variable
2010

 

litho
John Brown
New World
photo plate lithograph
image size: 9” x 6”
paper size: 13” x 10 1/4”
2010

 

flyers
John Brown
Flyers
photo plate lithograph
image size: 9” x 6”
paper size: 13” x 10 1/4”
2010

 

postcard
Gordon Brennan
postcard from Box-a-Rama
relief print
6” x 9”
2010

 

tickets
Gordon Brennan & John Brown
ticket booklet from Box-a-Rama
mixed media
dimensions variable
2010