A Toronto premier for this film of the comics-inflected art movement, accompanied by a film by their modern descendants.
***Toronto Premier ***
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists
Chicago-Style Modern Art With Everything : the scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Forty years later, its funk and grit inspires artists today.
With Amy Lockhart and Marc Bell their short stop-motion paper animation, The Collagist.
FEBRUARY 12, The Revue, Toronto
Theatre will open at 9:00pm with a live DJ and beer until the screenings start at 9:30 pm. Popcorn and snacks will be available.
Ticket will be available at the door, night of, starting at 9:00.
Star Card holders/ Students/ Seniors 8$
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TORONTO PREMIERE of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists on Thursday February 12th.
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era – Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image, Marriage Chicago Style. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, it celebrated a very different version of ‘popular’ from the detached cool of New York, London and Los Angeles. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell their wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story. Chicago-Style Modern Art With Everything : the scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Forty years later, its funk and grit inspires artists today; to that end we will be preceding the film with the locally produced animated short The Collagist by Amy Lockhart in collaboration with Marc Bell.