Show at Buena Vista Projects

c/o 4Art Diaries

Whilst visiting a friend on the east side of Chicago, we decided to check out artist and writer Dmitry Samarov. The exhibition took place at the Buena Vista Projects gallery space, 10056 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617, over a period of three months. Dmitry documents his stay, day to day activity, in his own unique creative style of what I would call visual story telling. His work was made up of drawings, paintings and collage of sorts. The walls were, for the most part, his canvas.

Hack trailer

Filmed by University of Chicago Press publicist Liz Fischer in 2011.

Chicago’s Watershed

Chicago’s Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography

Wendy Clinard, choreography

EStrella Piano Duo, piano

Wendy Clinard, Andrea Petersen, Marisela Tapia, dancers

Dmitry Samarov, art work

Renato Velarde, video and audio producer

With Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as the starting point, our bold new work pairs Wendy Clinard’s original Flamenco-based choreography with exciting EStrella Piano Duo’s performance and Dmitry Samarov’s video-projected ink work for an exploration of the dissonance and consonance of the Chicago River and the city it sustains.

Wendy Clinard: “My Chicago’s Watershed choreography, like Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, is constantly shifting, changing – slower, faster, layered, singular; one minute hysterical, the next calm…like the river and its’ web of intricate relationships.”

This project was premiered in June 2014 at the University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts.

Vigil by Stuart Dybek

A reading of Stuart Dybek’s “Vigil”. Hand-typed and illustrated by Dmitry Samarov for Chicago Independent Bookstore Day, 2015.