It finally happened, my little sister (3 years littler so not that little), Zoë Bare and I, Max Bare finished a body of work we've been eager to start for some time now: the first installation of "Bare Squared" a collection of collaborative works. Drawing from our own experiences, we created collaged narratives that explore sibling relationships and make comparisons between events in time, fantasy and reality, and different families.
A mathematical inaccuracy I hear but hey, it rhymes. "Bare Squared": the art of Max & Zoë Bare opened Sept. 4th at OhNo!Doom gallery in Chicago in tandem with Amanda Louise Spayd's "Bedtime Stories". All three of us are from the wild land of Ohio, so naturally it was meant to be. Amanda's work was so amazing it was spooky thus, completely selling out before our first guests stepped foot inside the gallery opening night! The night was a crowded house filled with complimentary PBR drinks and yummy Ohio buckeyes (if you're not in the know epicurious these mugs) crafted by the lovely Tiffany and Maggie.
So that was opening night if you missed it. But the show ain't over til I says so's. The exhibit runs at ON!D through Sept. 25th during gallery hours (Tues & Thurs 4pm-10pm and Saturday 12 to 7pm) if you're in the area and want to check it out in person. I'll be in attendance Tuesday through Saturday the 25th to say hi and stuff. You can also view all the artwork still available for sale on the gallery store page:
OhNo!Doom gallery store
Zoë also has unframed intaglio prints our favorite pets and an array of gorgeous paper-made earring and necklaces by the Zoë and Erin Paulson jewelry crafters Never Contented Things only available in store at OhNo!Doom (Chicago).
I'll also post pics from the opening on my flickr page in the future. For now here are some detail shots from the store page, check em out below! ::
detail of "Hop Up on My Shell as We Climb Across the Highway", w/ acrylic on birch cut-outs by Max Bare, concept by Max and Zoë Bare
detail of "Kyle", w/ acrylic on birch cut-outs with paper collage by Max Bare
detail of "Storytime", w/ wood engraving by Zoë Bare, acrylic on birch cut-out by Max Bare, collage by Max and Zoë Bare
detail of "Once Upon a Time", w/ wood engraving and photography by Zoë Bare, concept by Max and Zoë Bare
detail of "Hop Up on My Shell..."