You’ll want to be ringside as we draw on the storytelling skills of Chicagoans Jim Dempsey and John Corbett to illuminate Walter Hamady’s impressive body of work. Hamady is an award-winning book arts polymath. He is a papermaker, founder of a private press, and an artist whose devilish wit pokes fun at everything, including his own artistic seriousness. His collectible series of eight artists books was brought out under the title of The Interminable Gabberjabs. Hamady’s works reside in libraries internationally. Having recently curated an exhibition of Hamady’s works, the team of Corbett and Dempsey will provide a rock’em sock’em, lavishly illustrated presentation about Hamady and his legacy. Founders of the Chicago gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey, these engaging speakers have been involved in a variety of independent curatorial projects, including Big Picture: A New View of Painting in Chicago. Corbett teaches at the School of the Art Institute and Dempsey served as the longtime house manager and occasional programmer at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (Room to be announced) opens at 11:30 am; program (Room to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Please reserve and cancel reservations by the preceding Wednesday for the Friday lunch. Reserved nonattendees will be billed.
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