Slow Read

September 3 – November 2, 2013

Opening Reception: September 18, 5-8pm

Slow Read presents the work of five Chicago painters alongside collections of books curated by each artist.  The selected books, which range from Roberto Bolaño’s biographies of imaginary Pan-American authors to Anaïs Nin’s diaries, offer unique points of access to the complex and subtle abstract work in the exhibition. Installed amongst the work these curated libraries also offer moments of respite, slowing down the viewer’s experience and allowing them the time to absorb the complexities of the paintings and drawings on display.

As part of Slow Read, the artists will work with the Center for Book and Paper Arts on the production of a limited edition artist book that will be available during the exhibition.

Artists include: Emiliano Cerna-RiosMagalie GuerinBrian KapernekasNazafarin Lotfi and Tim Nickodemus

Slow Read is curated by Justin Witte

Exhibition Programming:

Artist Gallery Talks:

Emiliano Cerna-Rios POSTPONED
Wednesday, September 25, 1pm: Tim Nickodemus
Thursday, October 3, 11am: Nazafarin Lotfi
Wednesday, October 16, 1pm: Magalie Guerin
Monday, October 28, 1pm: Brian Kapernekas 

All gallery talks take place in the Glass Curtain Gallery at 1104 S. Wabash and are free and open to the public.

Academic Partners: Center For Book and Paper Arts

Exhibition Contact: Justin Witte / / 312-369-8177

Press Contact:

Press and Reviews:

Visual Art Source
Bad at Sports interview with Magalie Guerin

Resources and Media:

Exhibition Bi-fold

Purchase the Exhibition Book:

Slow Read, $20.00