Paul Nudd is an artist whose pieces i have seen in person only a few times, yet his style and technique register so firmly in my mind that any time his work appears, I immediately know who it is.
His drawings might suggest Chicago Imagists like Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, or Karl Wirsum, with their omnipresent bulges, awkward twists, and amorphous appendages, but his videos take the unsettled stomach and disgusted mind that some imagist work produces to the next level.
tonight (wednesday), from 6-9 pm, BSD (i believe they used to go by the name of Butcher shop?) will open its show titled "A Bloody Portent of Possible Erotic Chaos". With work by Eric Lebofsky, Paul Nudd, Samantha Pierce, and 18 others. And while Paul Nudd may be the only one of these 21 that i automatically identify with a certain feel and look to the work, his inclusion in the show is more than enough of a reason for me to check it out.
BSD 1319 W. Lake, 3rd fl.
“A Bloody Portent of Possible Erotic Chaos,” work by Eric Lebofsky, Paul Nudd, Samantha Pierce, and 18 others, Wed 12/21-Thu 12/29.
Opens Wed 12/21, 6-9 PM.
regular hours Sat noon-6. 312-421-1917