Dara Brady
Actions, Conversations and Intersections
Dara Brady's the drawing board will be exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery January 24 through April 18, 2010. Actions, Conversations and Intersections is an exhibition of participatory projects.

Opening Reception: January 31, 2010 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Closing Reception and Catalog Release: April 18, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Art Gallery
Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Bringing the Past to Light
Making use of images taken from old photographs, artists working in installation, performance, music, video and other new media create an innovative mix of past, present and future visions of the Arroyo, calling to mind the bohemian sensibility of Lummis’s circle and inventing scenarios of Arroyo life yet to be.

May 17 through June 14, 2009
at the Charles F. Lummis Home, El Alisal, 200 E. Avenue 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Normal hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-4 pm

Museums of the Arroyo Day, May 17 10 am-4 pm
See www.museumsofthearroyo.com

Lummis Day, June 7 10:30 am-4 pm
Poetry reading at 10:30 kicks off Lummis Day
Also see www.lummisday.org
SAIC Thesis Show
Opening Reception: April 25th, 2008
Exhibition: April 25th- May 16th
Location: 847 W Jackson Blvd., 2nd and 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-5162

Links Hall Benefit at Sonotheque
Thursday, April 10, 2008

1444 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 226-7600

This event supports Links Hall which helps foster innovation in the performing arts.

Episodic and installation performances by Chicago Brickheadz, Dara Brady, Joseph Ravens, Julia Mayer, Nina Tatarowicz/Tango Elixir, Synapse Arts Collective, Tif Bullard, The Legendary House of Avant-Garde, and video work by Tanya Doody, Daniel Laskarin, Beth Frey, and Split Pillow. At 10:30: Live performance by Mucca Pazza.

$30: 7-10pm Ticket includes free beer and wine, hor d'oeuvres, a gift bag, and access to performances all night long.

$10: 10pm-2am Ticket includes Mucca Pazza performance and late-night dancing. Cash bar.

Pay cash at the door or by credit card at www.linkshall.org
SAIC Graduate Open Studio Night
Friday November 9, 2007
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Graduate students take down the curtains and open the doors to the public. Please stop by for some hot tea and artwork. My studio is 1119 in the 112 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Listed below is the full schedule.

5pm-6pm 280 S. Columbus Dr. in the basement and M-151
6pm-7pm 112 S. Michigan Ave. floors 10,11, and 12 (performances will take place in 1101)
7pm-8pm 112 S. Michigan Ave. floors 15, 16, 17 (writing department readings will take place in the 15th floor critique space)
8pm-9pm 37 S. Wabash Ave. floor 12
New Blood Performance Festival
November 3, 2007 at 8pm
Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60657
*Free Admission (first come, first admitted)
Reservations: call 773-281-0824

Presented by the Betty Rymer Gallery as part of its fall 2007 programming, this three evening festival (November 2-4) of recent works blurs the boundaries between theater, movement, audio, and the visual arts.

Dara Brady and Tom Brady will screen three works in succession:

Hands and Face 1975 and 2007
Super 8 film and digital video
4 minute clip

Tom Brady first began experimenting with Super 8 film during the early 1970’s while earning an MFA at Rutgers University. His return-to-art-making catalyst, Dara Brady (MFA candidate in performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), revived some of his old footage in Hands and Face 1975 and 2007. The two artists face each other now as father and daughter. In the timelessness of film/video they are the same age. They communicate across 30 years using the technology of their time with an invented language of signs and symbols: emotive, reflective and silent. This piece addresses the gap between the two artists and begins to explore the shared traits, habits, moments and movements between family members.

What were we thinking?
Digital video
5 minutes

After creating Hands and Face 1975 and 2007, Tom and Dara discuss how to explore their present day connection. What were we thinking? a sound piece centered on this conversation, reveals the conceptual development of Eleven Directions for AM/PM.

Eleven Directions for AM/PM
digital video
24 minutes

Physically separated by 332.92 miles and self-imposed disconnect via telephone, internet, email the two performers, explore synchronicity in their everyday lives. For 24 hours the artists link actions through a set of separately devised instructions. The piece looks at how a performer’s body, gestures, movements, and timing vary according to times of day and location. The split-screen reveals the uncanny physical and mental similarities between individually unique, father and daughter.

Other artists at the festival: max alexander, Sarah Elliot, Christ Powers, Megan Ransmeier, Kate and Paul, Tif Bullard, Aaron Henderson, Genevieve Erin O'Brien, Kallie Clark, Naufus Figueroa, and James Kubie.

Friday, November 2, 8 p.m.
max alexander, Chris Powers, Megan Ransmeier, Sarah Elliott, and Paul
and Kate

Saturday, November 3, 8 p.m.
Dara Brady, Tom Brady, Tif Bullard, Aaron Henderson, and Genevieve Erin

Sunday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Kallie Clark, Naufus Figueroa, and James Kubie

An image of "silverfish" was chosen to be displayed on a 8' x 4' banner at the three day outdoor music festival.
Exhibition dates: August 3-5
Location: Grant Park Chicago, IL
Gallery 2 and Project Space
"This is Not a Self-portrait"
Exhibition dates: September 21 through October 20
Opening Reception: September 21
Location: 847 W Jackson Blvd., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-5162 http://www.saic.edu/art_design/galleries/gallery2/index.html
Gallery 2 and Project Space
"Fall Group Exhibition"
Exhibition dates: August 11 - September 8, 2007
Closing reception: Friday, September 7, 2007
Location: 847 W Jackson Blvd., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-5162 http://www.saic.edu/art_design/galleries/gallery2/index.html