• 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

  • Lollapalooza

    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