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the Whistler Storefront Gallery
October 2008 to June 2009
The Whistler is a music venue, artspace and bar in Logan Square that features site-specific installations in its Storefront Gallery, that was curated by Joshua Dumas to showcase the work of emerging Chicago artists.
Mark Benson :: Totally Permanent
Johannah Silva :: Swimming to Eternity
carlsweets :: analog gravity
Joseph Baldwin’s :: Body Maps
Reconstruction Room :: Love-Letters Between a Noble-Man and his Sister
Readings and performances by Robert Buscemi, Joshua Dumas, Sarah Guernsey (voice recording), Mary Hamilton, Robert Kowalczyk, Tina Post, Erin Teegarden and Della Watson, Jenny Walton-Wetzel. Curated by Joshua Dumas.
September 2002 to March 2007
Muted Tones was an online sound and music series curated by Joshua Dumas. Each month, musicians and sound artists were encouraged to produce new, original, ten minute recordings and document their process, progress, and thoughts. Remarkable individuals created absolutely remarkable things, from drone-scapes to found sound collages to folk songs to avant-garde improvisations to chamber music.
Winter Button-up :: Tense Forms 3nd Winter Showcase
We solicited contributions from over 50 artists and exhibited over 1000 one inch buttons.
with performances by
The Notes and Scratches
Ash in Pensacola
Ami Saraiya (of Radiant Darling)
May 2006 to September 2006
A summer series of lectures, performance art, readings and music conceived and organized by Kirk Bravender and Joshua Dumas and hosted by South Union Arts.
Cl*sterf*ck :: Tense Forms 3rd Summer Showcase
Art by Cortney Groves, Craig Blakeman, Dominica Wasilewska, Jaime Roche & Susie Harkins, Jen Haybach, Jen Jacobucci, Johannah Silva, Joshua Holden, Kelly Reynolds, Kirk Bravender, Mark Benson, Nora McComiskey, RM5, Sangini Brahmbhatt, t. Thomas Hardie
Music by Ami Saraiya, Jason Frederick, Ben Gray, Dave Vandervelde, John Kleyn, Casey Meehan, Ben Clarke, Joshua Dumas, Jeremy Ohmes, Domenico Ferri, Fergus Kaiser, Mark Benson, Steve Quantock, Robbie Hamilton, Justin Trombly, Matt Dewine, Anika Balaconis, Chris Kralik, Johnny Caluya, Derek James, Nick Miers, Kris Poulin
800 Winters :: Tense Forms Winter Showcase
An evening of visual art, music, and performance that temporarily transformed the Subterranean. Featured an installation of 800 wallet sized photographs by Marlene Bednarz, Mark Benson, Elizabeth Boyne, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Kirk Bravender, carlsweets, Joshua Dumas, Emily Freeh, Chris Fuller, Cortney Groves, Jen Haybach, Dennis Hayes IV, Nora McComiskey, Matt North, Mark Paci, Alison Paul, Mary Paul, Mike Piontek, Julie Prenoveau, Kate Raney, Kelly Reynolds, RM5, robotskirt, Matt Rose, Melissa Stallard and Holly Tickner.
Heat :: Tense Forms 2nd Summer Showcase
An evening of visual art, music, poetry, performance and film that temporarily transformed the Subterranean.
Visual Art by Mark Benson, Craig Blakeman, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Kirk Bravender, Ben Clarke, Leah Dickey, Steve Eck, Cortney Groves, Mollie Morris, Mary Paul, Mike Piontek, Steve Quantock, Kelly Reynolds, Jaime Roche, Matt Rose, Melissa Stallard, and Allison Stanley.
Music by Notes & Scratches, The Treatment, the archivists, Radiant Darling, Andy Wagner.
Poetry and Performance by Eli Boyne, Katy Didden, Viola Lee, Marika Mashburn.
Film by Kate Raney, Richard Syska.