RYAN BLUME vs JASON DAVIS
The premiere Rescue or Destroy event between Ryan Shultz and Mateo was a smashing success: Literally… art was smashed. Art was rescued. Art was sold.
Six works of art by Allen Vandever were presented to an enthusiastic crowd. Three were rescued. Three were destroyed. But the Main Event was the real nail biter. Ryan Shultz won this first bout by a mere 6 points. The final vote was 59-53. The audience was given a 20-minute window in which they could save Mateo’s piece by buying it. The piece was sold!
If you missed it, no worries: We’re doing it again next Thursday.
Round 2 features Jason Davis and Ryan Blume.
Ryan Blume is aYogi artist who tries to infuse the philosophy of nature into his art. "So this is a poem about my work/process….’Flow: Infinite complexity, constantly changing, controlled chaos.’”
Jason Davis is a contractor by day: Artist by night. And it’s his night job that frees his mind. “The images that came out were things that were fun to twist and eventually they twisted themselves showing me things." .
Rescue or Destroy is a bi-weekly art tournament featuring 16 Chicago-based artists. Each artist brings a piece to the competition and the audience decides which will be rescued and which will be destroyed. The “rescued” work goes forward in the tournament and the piece slated for destruction could face the chopping block. However, anything could happen and always does. Events are held every First Thursday and Third Saturday from February 22nd through Aug 22nd at Gallery Bar, 738 N. Clark St., Chicago. For more information please contact Allen Vandever at firstname.lastname@example.org