Wednesday, February 1, 2012

For Immediate Release

Royce Deans - Michigan
Tali Farchi - Netherlands/Israel

The Colorboration Project - Loop
208 S. Wabash Avenue

Exhibit: March 14 - April 24
Opening Reception: March 22
5pm to 10pm

In association with the Pop-Up Loop 
an initiative of the Chicago Loop Alliance.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Office of the Dutch Consulate-General in Chicago.

The Colorboration Project is a collaborative art studio installation and exhibition where the artists, Royce Deans and Tali Farchi create and display their art of painting the live music. The painters have been conducting similar sessions since 2007 where musicians of all sorts join the visual artists in their studio. The music created serves as the subject for their paintings. What outwardly occurs could most easily be defined as an artistic jam session where the two disciplines come together to surprise and inspire each other. What might otherwise end up as private studio session is now open for the public to observe and enjoy.

In March 2011, the artists had a successful 11 day residence in Logan Square where they met and worked with many fine Chicago musicians. Several of those musicians and composers will join them again in the Loop. Visit for schedule of musicians with dates and times, $8 at the door.

A partial list of the musicians includes: The Chicago based Israeli duo, Marbin; Renee' Baker with an ensemble from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project; Eliezer Kaplan and the gHOST project; Mike Felton with his own special version of Chicago Folk; composer, Sid Yiddish; Rick Neuhaus and Near Hemisphere; O•VAD•YA; Scott Richardson aka mitre; Columbia College music major, Erin Fay and Friends; and guitarist, Michael Tischauser.

Royce Deans Biography:
Royce Deans paints his way through just about everything that gets in his way. His paintings capture the essence of the moment. They are abstracted sights and or sounds portrayed in layers of color and texture, and always a celebration of the mark. A graduate Chicago's American Academy of Art in illustration and design, his work shows up in collections private and corporate, such as McDonald's. Deans was a founder of the record label 54ยบ40' or Fight! and publisher of the now temporarily defunct magazine Copper Press. His current work of paintings of music and his surroundings that are both on display and in progress, are part of a collaborative project with painter, Tali Farchi. Deans currently lives in Traverse City, Michigan.

Tali Farchi Biography:
Tali Farchi vd. Wouden, born and raised in Haifa, Israel, attended art school at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She paints every day and has taken her work and way of working around the world. Trained as an animator, her talents have been seen on Sesame Street in Israel and on gallery walls of the Amsterdam Jewish History Museum. The co-founder of the multi-media, multi-disciplined performance Mo(ve)ment in Holland, she is fearless in her approach to bending every possible rule of thumb. She is a tireless collaborator and thrives on inspiration from every climb which has driven The Colorboration Project with artist, Royce Deans to many new places. Art is her passion and her profession. When Farchi is not in the US or back home in Israel, she sleeps, rides her bicycle and works in Zwolle, The Netherlands.

Media Contact:
Royce Deans

The gallery/studio is open to the public daily for no charge 11am - 7pm.

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