Stephen Eichborn: Artist Talk & Book Signing

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 1 – 3 pm

835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please join us for an artist talk and book signing with gallery artist Stephen Eichborn on the occasion of his current solo exhibition Ceaseless Wheel. Eichborn will be signing copies of his book Cats & Plants (Zioxla) during this event, taking place at Carrie Secrets Gallery on Saturday, December 1st from 1 to 3PM. 

Eichhorn's artist talk, with Chicago-based artist Adrian Wong, will cover a variety of concepts around his artistic practice. Topics covered may include: the role of his studio practice as it relates to larger themes in contemporary art world, art-making and dissemination in the age of Instagram and other social media outlets, themes and concepts incorporated into his current exhibitionCeaseless Wheel, and - of course - Cats & Plants.

Cats & Plants, Stephen Eichhorn's debut book, was recently released in its second edition in the fall of this year. The 152-page book includes more than 200 images of cat collages of felines balancing plants, along with the occasional shell or mineral, on their heads. Equal parts strange, attractive, hypnotizing and bizarre, this strange melding of seemingly disparate entities are nonetheless visually appealing when delicately designed into book form. Cats & Plants was designed by Affaire, a Barcelona-based art and design studio and is published by Zioxla, an independent publishing house.

Special "Cats & Plants" cookies will also be served, courtesy of sugarfanclub (aka Jessica Anderson).  

 

Image: Stephen Eichborn, purpleflower, 2016. Collage on archival paper.