Monday, July 12, 2010

Slush Puppies Art Exhibit 707 Penn Gallery


Pittsburgh, PA (July 12th, 2010)

Slush Puppies opened June 25th in an icy blowout at 707 Penn Gallery, just when people needed cool thoughts. Jonathan Chamberlain and Chris Beauregard have created this exhibition expressing the thematic unity between winter artifice and summertime beverages. Their show may simultaneously be seen as an array of broken winter narratives, an ode to design, or a spectacle of icy delights.

Chris Beauregard has focused on the language of horror as a genre. He creates self-reflective and culturally laden works which deal with Rock n Roll, investigate cultural technologies, deal humorously with broken narrative, and shape space with sound. His poetic manipulations are both minimal and seductive. Jonathan Chamberlain produces mixed-media, two-dimensional, video and musical works. He is an avid collector and collaborator interested in poetics, noise, and street art. His work is a recontextualization of pop, occupying a peculiar space between humorous sarcasm and playful earnestness.

Jonathan and Chris invite the public to come have a winter flashback, and take part in the frozen fakery. Slush Puppies will remain open during regular gallery hours until July 25th, including the Gallery Crawl this Friday July 16th.

Chris Beauregard received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, and his BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has recently shown in the Behind Our Scenes and Smoke & Mirrors exhibitions at SPACE Gallery. Beauregard lives in Pittsburgh.

Jonathan Chamberlain resides in Pittsburgh. He holds an MA and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed his undergraduate work at The Pennsylvania State University. He has participated in several notable group shows and solo performances. He performs with the band Delicious Pastries.


Jonathan Chamberlain
449 Cedarville Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
chamberlainster@gmail.com
(608) 843-7117

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