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Fulton Market Kitchen “5×5” Art Series

What: Fulton Market Kitchen “5×5” Art Series with Grammy Nominated Producer The Twilite Tone Creating Live Album with Artist Chadwick’s Live Art

Where: Fulton Market Kitchen (311 N Sangamon St.)

When: Monday April 20th – Friday April 24th

Details: 5×5 is taking live performance art to the next level with The Twilite Tone who has produced for artists such as Kanye West, who will be creating a live album in conjunction with acclaimed artist Chadwick as he creates a painting that mirrors the entire process.

“Chadwick and The Twilite Tone will now combine forces in the form of a new conceptual performance piece in which they create a live, on site EP, specific for Fulton Market Kitchen. Everything is done D.I. (direct-in), so each song will be heard as solitary threads throughout their tenure in the space. In this way, they become a part of the space and the space feeds on their creation process. As they record each track, an “On Air” light will be turned on signaling the recording process. The project will culminate on April 24th when the originally seemingly singular elements of each song will blend into an amazing 4 song EP to be played by The Twilite Tone.

Chicagoan, The Twilite Tone has provided production for Kanye West, John Legend, Big Sean, Pusha T, and many others. He was a huge component in the creation of Common’s first three albums and co-wrote three tracks on Kanye West’s Cruel Summer album including the lead single “Mercy” which reached No.1 on Billboard’s US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and and went 2x Platinum along with “Don’t Like”, and many more. He is also credited with giving fellow award-winning producer and Kanye West mentor No I.D. his stage name.

Chadwick has quickly gained notoriety after starting as a live performance artist in clubs and various parties across Chicago. This notoriety has lead to performances and tours with such notable musicians as the Chicago Afrobeat Project, London’s Lady Sovereign, and Chicago’s own The Cool Kids. He has also demonstrated his tribal/urban themes in large non-traditional mediums, such as being commissioned by Perry Farrell to paint a 1970 Buick Convertible live at Lollapalooza or being hired by Fiat to draw attention at the Chicago Auto Show. As an artist Chadwick believes in capturing the moment, whether it’s on stage, at a basement party, or alone in his studio

Every two weeks 5×5 will feature an artist from a curated roster. One artist each week, will create an original piece of art on a 5ftx5ft material of their choice. A myriad of mediums and styles will be showcased.

Each artist has a week to complete their piece and the finished work will be exhibited prominently in the main room of Fulton Market Kitchen for one week thereafter. Each piece will be available for purchase with 90% of the sale going directly to the artist and 10% of the proceeds being donated to a local charity selected by the artist

“Our aspiration for 5×5 is to provide an innovative and dynamic platform for Chicago’s ever-growing community of talented artists who work in various disciplines. Here, these creators have the opportunity to both express themselves and connect with nascent art lovers in the city. This behind-the-scenes series welcomes guests to understand the complex process that goes into creating much of the art that we see,” says Founder and Managing Partner, Daniel Alonso.”

Fulton Market Kitchen’s future dates and artists of 5×5 include:

Monday, May 4 – Nina Palomba – Nina Palomba is an American contemporary artist known for large format paintings and illustrations. Since her arrival to Chicago from the Wild West, Palomba has taken the art scene by storm. Nina stands at the forefront of Chicago’s street art resurgence as the only solo female artist to begin merging fine art with street art. Early cartooning, cheesecake pinups, and vintage advertisements influence Palomba’s studio work. Nina’s work strives to inspire happiness and positivity through vibrant notions of love. Nina has exhibited all over the country including in the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Modern Art, NY. She has also played a major role in hand painted productions for Adult Swim, American Eagle, Converse, Hello Kitty Con, Mountain Dew, Reyka Vodka, Waa-tah!, and Virgin Airlines.

Monday, May 18 – Erik Debat – Erik Debat’s high-energy artwork goes beyond the street and is influenced by Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism. Combining the wit and sensibility of American abstract pop artists with the landscape of life and urban culture; Erik is inspired by the energies of the city streets and realism found in the everyday. Through appropriation of found objects, he manifests, records and contemplates satire in the American icon.

Monday, June 1 – Sarah Raskey – Sarah Raskey MA LCPC ATR is an artist, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, and a certified art therapist. Raskey is the co-founder/owner of OPEN AVENUE THERAPY, a Chicago-based private psychotherapy practice since 2008. Recently she opened the doors to her own art gallery in the Chicago’s West Loop that features her artwork exclusively. Raskey is also a graduate professor at the Art Institute of Chicago in their graduate Art Therapy program. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy, from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2004. She received her BFA from Illinois State University.

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