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Stephanie Barber & Ian Phillips 11/8

Stephanie Barber & Ian Phillips Opening Saturday the 8th of November 5PM – 9PM Stephanie Barber will debut her idea vending machine, from which visitors can purchase original ideas for the reasonable price of 50 cents each. In addition to this she will show one single painting and an astroturf carpet poem. Ian Phillips will make available select titles from his press Pas de Chance. Along with his books will be large full colour transfer prints from some of the books, and smaller full colour transfer prints of artwork from an upcoming book. He will also show his plaster of Paris sculptures, pillows, and SCRAPBOOK, which visitors can help make by cutting stuff out of magazines and gluing into the book, or they can draw, scribble, glue colourful autumn leaves, write in the book … At the end of the show, Phillips will take the result and create a virtual SCRAPBOOK on the internet so that people can see how it turned out. Best known as an experimental filmmaker, Stephanie Barber has had one-person retrospectives of her work at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Cinematheque, and Chicago Filmmakers. She is also a visual artist and musician. Ian Phillips lives in Toronto, where he collects junk and runs Pas de Chance press. His hand-bound editions of poetry, short stories, and artwork are on the shelves of book collectors worldwide and have appeared in galleries from Moscow to San Francisco. His book Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters From Around the World was published in 2002 by Princeton Architectural. Jody Monroe Gallery 631 E. Center Street, floor 2 Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA 414-372-3304