FREE ARTIST TALK: Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2pm
CHICAGO: Hal Rammel will discuss the development and concept behind his amazing comic Aero, which Corbett vs. Dempsey has just published in a collection titled Aero Through the Ages. The book compiles various cartoons and comic strips Rammel created with a central character named Aero over a thirty-year period from 1979 to 2009. Aero is a malleable, arrow-shaped figure whose many adventures include a mediation on the principles of Lawsonomy, trips to musical lands inhabited by Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith, Sun Ra, and Smoky Babe, and settings of poems by Philip Lamantia and Schlechter Duvall. John Corbett will interview Rammel on the comic’s origins and future, and Rammel will present some of the original artwork.
This event corresponds with the final day of Corbett vs. Dempsey’s exhibition of Rammel’s recent drawings, Duets & Trios.
Saturday is also the final day of Rebecca Shore’s stunning exhibition A E i O U (and sometimes why).