For Immediate Release

Contact: Yana Balson, 215.568.5513 (Director, Vox Populi)
Kait Midgett 215.413.3101 (Director, Project Room)
Tim Fleming, Rodger Cooley 312.733.2263 or 312.666.4566 (7/3 Split, The Butcher Shop, Chicago)
July at VOXPOPULI, BaseKamp, and Project Room

Come see how they do it in the Windy City. As part of our ongoing goal of exhibiting emerging artists from outside the Philadelphia area, Vox Populi, BaseKamp, and Project Room have rounded up a herd of our Midwestern counterparts and are bringing them east. The artists are all members of artist run spaces such as our own. This exhibition begins Friday, July 13th and continues through Friday, July 29th. There will be two opening receptions Friday, July 13th from 7-11 PM at Vox Populi and BaseKamp, and Saturday, July 14th from 6-12 PM at Project Room. The Friday evening reception at BaseKamp will feature video screenings at 7 and 10 PM. The Saturday opening reception at Project Room will feature outdoor video viewing after dusk as well as music by Chad Whetherbee, Hoopty Heaven, Roach Howson, and Tre.Fad.. All events are free and open to the public.

The artists of The Butcher Shop and 7/3 Split, Chicago

Since 1997, the Butcher Shop has provided a venue for artists not interested in showing in traditional spaces. By providing a forum for these artists to interrelate, these artists of different backgrounds have worked together to develop a sense of community. Typical is a recent exhibition spotlighting public art, called Department of Space and Land Reclamation, which featured a weekend of live public art happenings, ranging from street theater to graffiti to social political billboard art.

Seven Three Split, an artist run space, opened in October 2000 with "I never thought I'd be a Halloween Costume", a sound installation event featuring all local Chicago artists. Due to their neighborhood location, they have attempted to merge different audiences and art practices. They strive to infiltrate art systems and structures through take home media and web based activities.

The show was conceived and organized by Kait Midgett, artist and Director of Project Room, and artist Rodger Cooley from The Butcher Shop, both of which were interested in creating a city to city gallery exchange. The counterpart to this exhibition was a group show in Chicago that included members of Vox Populi, Space 1026, BaseKamp and artists whoíve shown at the Project Room.

This weekend marks the release of Seven Three Split's second media CD compilation which will be freely distributed at each opening. Seven Three Split will be curating, with the help of K and D Productions (a local multi-media energy producing whatever, wherever and whenever they can), a video compilation of new Chicago works to be screened at BaseKamp and Project Room. The work to be installed at Vox Populi varies from hi-tech sexual training gadgetry to cream puff pastel text painting - a fine line. Basekamp will host their audio artists, who will be playing sound generating Max patches directed out of their laptops. The Chicago audio artists are also scheduled to collaborate with Philadelphia audio artists during the opening reception at Project Room. Seven Three Split is located at 971 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608. For more information and images go to

Vox Populi is located on the fourth floor of 1315 Cherry Street, just one block from the convention center. Vox is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from noon-6 PM. Email at vox at BaseKamp is located at 7XX Chestnut Street. BaseKamp gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon-5PM. Project Room is located at 960 N.8th St. Project Room is open to the public Wednesday and Friday from noon-5 PM. <


review of BRAT(wurst)
<< index


Tim Fleming
"Wendy, Kelly, Katherine,
and Dr. Harrington"








Deborah Johnson
courtesy of K&D Productions