Toy de Jour opened this year in Logan Square and they feature a different artist every month in their store that provides “vintage, toys, arts & farts.” I’m not a big fan of farts but somehow they make it work. Read the rest of this entry »
The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs will be performed in it’s entirety tonight (Valentine’s Day) at the Northside Tavern in Cincinnati, OH and I will be joining Royal Holland for 5 songs.
69 Love Songs is an epic collection of songs with titles like “Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits”, “I’m Crazy for You (But Not That Crazy)” and “Underwear.” I love it and am thrilled to be able to see it performed by so many great musicians: Margaret Darling, Ricky Nye, Tonefarmer, Mack West, Roger Klug & The Snarks, The Ready Stance, Little Lights, The Orchard Brothers, for algernon, Optigrab w/ Eric Diedrichs, Maurice Mattei, Heartachoke, Brad Stenz (from MOTH!)
I directed this video featuring swing dancing in Chicago with music by local jazz favorites, Fat Babies and The Modern Sounds.
This video was inspired by I Charleston the World, a website created by some Charleston enthusiasts in Montpellier, France that features a world map with links to videos of dancers doing Charleston in front of famous places around the world.
My sculpture, Hypnagogic Visitor, is currently on display at The Carnegie in Covington, KY as part of a group exhibition titled Angels.
I’m happy to be in this show that also features many of my friends from Cincinnati.
The show runs until October 12 so you have plenty of time to check it out. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 12–3pm.
Angels curated by Gary Gaffney
September 6–October 12, 2013
1028 Scott Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
Earlier this summer, my artwork was featured at The Whistler Storefront Gallery in Chicago. This is my artist statement and some photos of the installation.
Seahorses are fish.
12′ W x 6′ H x 2.5′ D
cardboard, paper, tape
Seahorses are fish—the weirdest fish that I can think of. This is saying a lot because all fish are kinda weird but none are as iconically strange as the only species where the males become pregnant (they have a brood pouch—very weird). Google “seahorse giving birth” and you’ll see what I mean. Seahorses eat almost constantly because they don’t have stomachs. Sometimes when they are courting they will entwine their tails and dance. They’re not really monogamous but some people think that they are and that’s half the battle.
Seahorses are fish that suck at swimming. They just wanna eat and dance and sometimes blend in with their chameleon powers. They’re so different from (and the same as) humans that I wanted to see them at more of a human scale and be forced to consider them in a different way.
My new sculpture installation, Seahorses are fish. will be on display in The Whistler’s Window Gallery for the months of May and June. The Whistler is my favorite cocktail bar in Chicago and I’ve always loved how they use the window space so I’m very pleased to have my work on display there.
Seahorses are fish.
Installation by Kendall Bruns
The Whistler Storefront Gallery
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Thursday, May 2, 2013
If you take any pictures please use the #seahorsesarefish hashtag!
The five issue series from Image Comics was written by Nick Spencer with art by Christian Ward. Throughout the series I contributed photos and some page layouts.
Lucky and Zonk (previously exhibited at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore) are joined by a few of my smaller sculptures, a wall piece that I installed a few weeks ago and my screen printed Happy/Sad Pepperoni T-shirts. Other artists in the exhibition include Voss Finn, Jeff Casto, Lisa Merida-Paytes, Carla Johnson and Zach Rawe.
The exhibition is open now and runs through December 14, 2012. There will be a Final Friday Artist Reception on November 30, 2012 from 5–8pm. I will be there selling Happy/Sad Pepperoni T-shirts.
What’s inside the box? It’s a mystery.
Written by Alan Metoskie & Zach Muhn
Directed by Kendall Bruns
This short film was created for Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project 2012. It won the Audience Award for Group B. Made by Dirty Borders.
Dirty Borders is Tim Weidelman, Sean Dove and Matt Relstab. Special help from Kendall Bruns and Jon Satrom
Performed by Rob Nastoff, Adam Yencho and Emmi Chen.