Thursday, October 25, 2012

acre show in chicago!

November 10 - December 16, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6-10pm
Open Hours: Sundays, 1-4pm
and by appointment

1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor

LVL3 hosts an opening reception on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6-10pm at 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL. ACRE and LVL3 are proud to present INFINITE JAMZ, the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of exhibitions by 2012 ACRE summer residents.

INFINITE JAMZ is a group shows comprised of four artists from the 2012 Summer ACRE Residency program. Infinite Jamz explores relationships of light and color amongst various systems of support. Biff Bolen uses paint to address the speed of his rapid attention span. Patrick Costello’s interests in his community inspires patterns combined with natural tones from the environment. Chris Duncan ponders perception in his portrayals of geometric abstractions. Mac Katter explores image-mediated experiences and the psychological perceptions of advertising. All four artists consider their ever-changing impressions through different methods of expression.

BIFF BOLEN was born in Sumter S.C. He holds a B.A. from Newberry College in Newberry, S.C. and an MFA from the University of South Florida. He currently lives in Marfa Tx.

More information about Biff Bolen can be found at

PATRICK COSTELLO makes a lot of visual and performance-based art projects. He also grows vegetables, preserves food, rides his bike, and eats lots of greens. He claims Charlottesville, Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, as his hometown. His visual art is inspired by geometric quilts and textile patterns, planting seeds, and canning food. Patrick's art has been shown internationally, including at Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA, Booklyn Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Trance Pop Gallery in Kyoto, Japan.

More information about Patrick Costello can be found at

CHRIS DUNCAN employs the use of color, repetition, accumulation, sound and reflections, along with a wide variety of materials(tape, crayons, string, rocks) to ponder ideas of perception and transcendence, in both conceptual and physical forms. Often in flux between the overwhelming and minimal, Duncan's work is a constant balancing act of positive or negative, loud or quite, light or dark...etc. Duncan holds an BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, is a 2013 MFA candidate at Stanford University, and has shown nationally and internationally with frequency. His work is in the collections of Berkeley Art Museum, SFMOMA, the Kemper Art Museum, and the editions he has published under the moniker LAND AND SEA(his publication company he runs with his wife) have recently been acquired by the NYMoMA. Chris is based in Oakland California.

MAC KATTER is an artist working and living in California. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

More information about Mac Katter can be found at

LVL3 is an exhibition space in Chicago, IL. LVL3 is dedicated in supporting collaborative work and group shows of all mediums to foster connections between emerging and established artists. 

More information about LVL3 can be found at

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

More information about ACRE can be found at

Monday, October 15, 2012

rabbit on tour!

The Rabbit tour was incredible! We did 16 shows in the Midwest and down the east coast. We performed at warehouses, art spaces, the backyard of a mansion, and in the woods at an Earth First climb camp. Somewhere in there, we all went to my sister's wedding in Virginia Beach, the City Museum in Saint Louis, and the Museum of Natural History in NYC.
Here are some pictures, taken by the extremely talented Maggie Stein at our Charlottesville show: