February 6

Closing Reception, People at Work

February 6, 6-9pm.

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Michael Gaylord James began shooting pictures of people and places in and around Chicago; it emerged as a serious pursuit when, at 20 he shot film of a 1962 motorcycle adventure to Mexico. There he caught a glimpse of President Kennedy, a moment he captured in a photo he exhibited nearly thirty years later in his first show, Mexico 1962: the Mexican Odyssey of Senior Miguel Gaylord James.

Since then he has had a camera with him everywhere he went: on many road trips across the USA, throughout years as a the co-founder and co-director of Heartland Café, and on trips to the USSR, Ireland, Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, and South Africa.

One thing that always grabs his attention—a theme in his work for more than 50 years—are scenes of people on the job. The photos are selected from a broader group -- Pictures from the Long Haul.

This collection includes a myriad of images of people at their workplaces and doing their job. You’ll see Kennedy in a motorcade, Muddy Waters and James Cotton playing a 1962 gig, restaurant and kitchen workers from Chicago to Mexico, mechanics, cashiers, dancers, and people in garages, markets, bakeries, sugar cane processing plants, and more.

All events are free and open to the public!

For more info gabbyfish@hotmail.com. Show open by by appointment through February 6, 2015. For an appointment call 312 852 7717

February 13

Seeing Red

Opening February 13th, 6-10pm

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Program February 13th, 8pm- Get Out the Vote Chicago! Political Poster Collage Workshop with Mike Konopacki and Gary Huck

Gary Huck is political cartoonist for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), an independent, progressive, national union based in Pittsburgh, PA. Gary is the only cartoonist employed full-time by a union in the U.S. His work has appeared in Business Week, the Washington Post, and The Center for American Progress and a wide range of other publications. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 1199 Gallery, New York City, The Salon of Cartoon Art, San Antonio, Cuba, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA and The Museum of Cartoon Art, San Francisco, CA.

Huck and Konopacki’s original cartoons are in the permanent collection of New York University’s Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

Mike Konopacki graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began labor cartooning for the Madison Press Connection, a local daily created by striking newspaper workers in 1978. In 1983 he and Gary Huck created Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons, syndicating their cartoons to the labor press in the U.S. and Canada.

Since that time they have published six collections of labor cartoons, Bye! American, THEM, MAD in USA, Working Class Hero, Two Headed Space Alien Shrinks Labor Movementt and the latest American Dread. With Alec Dubro Mike has written and drawn comic books and comics on the World Bank, welfare reform and union organizing.

Mike is co-author and illustrator of Howard Zinn’s graphic history A People’s History of American Empire. In May of 2009 Mike earned his Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Art Department. In 2010, Mike completed his Master of Fine Arts from the UW-Madison.

Upcoming Shows:

March: Killed, Paintings from Colm McCarthy

April: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 4: James Wechsler

May - September: Series on Reparations for Slavery

October: Chicago Artist Month and Pilsen Open Studios

November: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 5

December: Human Rights Day Show

URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608



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