The Night I Can’t Forget

February 14, 2014

69LSThe 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!)

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I Charleston Chicago

October 6, 2013

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.

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Angels Exhibition at The Carnegie

September 28, 2013

IMG_9206_ADJ_SQMy 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
The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd
Covington, KY 41011

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Seahorses are fish.

September 5, 2013

IMG_7231_ADJ_SQEarlier 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.
Kendall Bruns
12′ W x 6′ H x 2.5′ D
cardboard, paper, tape
2013

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.

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Opening Reception for Seahorses are fish.

May 1, 2013

Baby seahorses

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.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve had some sneak peaks but if you want to see the final piece, there will be an opening reception on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30–9:30pm. Come have a drink with me!

Seahorses are fish.
Installation by Kendall Bruns
The Whistler Storefront Gallery
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
May–June 2013

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
6:30–9:30pm

Whistler_Poster_v2

If you take any pictures please use the #seahorsesarefish hashtag!

The Infinite Vacation #5

February 10, 2013

IMG_6566_v1I previously failed to blog about the release of The Infinite Vacation #4 and #5 but I’m here to say that you can now read the entire series in both print and digital formats.

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.

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Lucky & Zonk in Cincinnati

November 19, 2012

I’m happy to have six sculptures on view in the Pearlman Gallery at the Art Academy of Cincinnati as part of their Sculpture Alumni Exhibition.

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.

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The Chronicles of Feldspar: Mystery Box

September 11, 2012

What’s inside the box? It’s a mystery.

Written by Alan Metoskie & Zach Muhn
Directed by Kendall Bruns

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Ghost Bro.

August 26, 2012

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.

Humorous Anecdote

August 8, 2012

Steve tells really great humorous anecdotes… or does he?

written by Dave Urlakis
directed by Kendall Bruns
featuring Dave Urlakis, Peter Kremidas & Wes Needham


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