January 25th, 2015

Intro to Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

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Intro to photo emulsion screen printing

Feb 1st 1-4pm

This is a one day class run by Heavy Gel print shop and located at Limited Ink Studios. The class will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion.

In this technique, a silkscreen is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and then exposed under a high intensity light with an opaque image or black film.

Students will learn about

  • prepping images for silk screens
  • mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens
  • printing

Students should bring a silkscreen of any size, silkscreen ink or acrylic paint, (available at Blick, Blue Rooster, Baller Art, Artists and Craftsman) and whatever they’d like to print on: fabric, wood, paper, etc.

 Images must be in black and white to print (no greyscale).* Half tones are also acceptable.

Prior to class e-mail high quality images in the size you want them to print to info@heavygel.com. PDF, Photoshop or Illustrator file preferred. Students may also cut stencils by hand*

*the black or opaque otherwise known as “positive” parts of the image are what will be exposed and washed out to be printed. If all this image prep info is completely new or you have questions, e-mailinfo@heavygel.com and I’ll help you out. :D

$80, all materials included (incl. silkscreen, which you can take home with you)

SIGN UP HERE

December 1st, 2014

Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela
Been making flyers lately- I think @timmersontim made this original collage for this flyer, I know that green paper is the inside cover of a sketchbook. This shows at @thelexingtonbar this Wed #heavygela

November 20th, 2014

La Cosa Returns to The Mutiny

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Lacosa has reformed with an all new lineup, bigger and better than ever, or so I hear… you tell me,  see it for yourself at The Mutiny!

LACOSA

RATSNAKETURBORAT

EDGAR ALLEN ECTOPLASM

FOREST OF LOVE

PINK MONKEY

August 14th, 2014

RICHARD ALBUM AND THE SINGLES POSTER

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RICHARD ALBUM AND THE SINGLES POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2015
Medium:  3 color silkscreen on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 15, signed, stamped, numbered

$15.00


 

The next show in Heavy Gel.a’s music series-

Richard Album and the Singles, friends of ours from Chicago!

Charmaine’s Names, LA

Filardo, LA

And Duncan and I will play our second show ever of Barracuda.

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th

8pm / FREE

RSVP 

 

 

 

 

July 7th, 2014

DADA NOISE AND VIOLIN POSTER

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We are excited to welcome back Joey Molinaro. His tapes and 7″ are in regular rotation at the studio.

JOEY MOLINARO (PA) – Grind-violin 

JANET (STL) – Dada-noise-burlesque

EZRA BUCHLA – Composer, violist, electronic musician

GREG HARTUNIAN - Dark weirdo psych

 

Tue, June 8th

8PM

FREE

 

RSVP

These limited edition posters will be available at the show as well as on our new updated online store- launching very soon.

PICTURES

June 30th, 2014

Art Bookies

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Jayes Caitlin’s artist book, Volume Of A Gas, will be on display at Artist Books and Cookies hosted by Ooga Booga and For Your Art at 356 Mission.

March 6th, 2014

HANNAH MELDE COLLAGES

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Collage work by Hannah Melde up at Heavy Gel March 6th-April 2st

Opening: March 6th

Live music by Vamos, The Barracudas, and Astatic!

Closing: March 28th

Live music by Cyrus Gengra, Duncan Allen-Burns, Jayes Caitlin, and The Funs 

 

February 27th, 2014

LA GRAND OPENING POSTER

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HEAVY GEL.A. GRAND OPENING POSTER

By: Heavy Gel
Date: 2014
Media: 7 color silkscreen, 2 colors spray paint, on 80lb white cover
Size: 18×24″
Edition: 20, signed, stamped, numbered

$20.00


Heavy Gel’s grand (re) opening will be March 6th. There’s no date on the poster- cause we’re ultra exclusive, trendy, and hip secretive. Like any underground music establishment should be.

Three bands are playing-

VAMOS!

Criminal Hygiene

Astatic

Hannah Melde will be exhibiting (and selling at astronomically reasonable prices!!) some fantastic collage work.

And if that’s not enough to bring you out- there will be a very young puppy in attendance, and you might even be able to get one of these posters.

8pm.

February 22nd, 2014

Composing A Poster

                #heavygela is getting ready for our first event. #justtgrowingitoutthere #chance #composition
Heavy Gel (LA) is getting ready for our first event.

#justthrowingitoutthere #chance #composition

February 21st, 2014

L.Aundry

Portrait of the artists' laundry #laundryexhibit #heavygela #xseande

 

XSE&E participated in this pop up gallery in a laundry mat.

The laundry mat was open and people were doing laundry. Myself included. I sold some work, and gave a really embarrassing interview for some show on the Ovation network. This is a truth about LA- dudes with cameras everywhere. 

Portrait of the artists’ laundry

November 18th, 2013

Nitetrotter Fest

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Printing The Funs‘ poster for Nitetrotter Fest 2013. Poster designed by The Funs, whose aesthetic we just love.

Check out more of their work and other projects from their label, Manic Static!

The whole festival is going to be great. Going from the 19th-23rd of November at various venues, The Funs play on the 23rd at Wally World.

September 10th, 2013

YPSILANTI LIVE PRINTING

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This weekend Sarms and I drove to Ypsilanti, Michigan to do some live screen printing at the Festival of Honeybee’sat the Corner Brewery as part of Halcyon Summer Days.

It was hit, patrons were invited to bring their own article to print on or purchase a blank t from us.

We raided the old storage of Sarms’ retired printing company, Modati and he donated a huge score of old screens, t shirts, and squeegees. Thanks Modati!


I AM SO AFRAID OF BEES

August 14th, 2013

VINTAGE SALE

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Heavy Gel is hosting a vintage sale by Calque.

 

AUGUST 15TH
7-10 PM

 

RAFFLE

DRINKS

SHOP

 

 

Flyer by Kevin Mccaughty

July 20th, 2013

H of The M III

 

Head of the Mammoth Press presents the third in a reading series showcasing new and established local poetic talents.

There is also a lovely accumulation of artist books collecting at Heavy Gel, you can touch them. Some are even for sale.

Starts at 7pm.
Two readers.

 

Vé Nels
&
Jeffrey Sherfey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of time to make your Pitchfork after parties. Might I recommend   these   two:

July 12th, 2013

THE FUNS ON TOUR

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June 30th, 2013

Consolation Prize

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I’ll be the first to admit, running an event space is just as difficult as I thought it would be. All the stories you’ve heard- they’re true. June was full of tribulations. We begun to wonder if we poured our concrete over a sacred burial ground.

Heavy Gel is sad to inform you that we’ll be taking a hiatus from musical events. We will continue having art shows and readings and interested artist and writers should contact info@heavygel.com for more info about participating.

We are also existing as an art, design and screen printing studio, and extending these services to our music and art community. Contact us for rates on anything from posters, t-shirts, buttons and stickers, to websites and album art. We work on a sliding scale. We’ll be having open studio nights every Wed at 7pm. Come draw with us!

These shirts were printed as a consolation prize for those who almost got arrested, died, or played a show. Recipients get to write whatever they like on the blank line. These’ll be up for sale in our shop soon, if you want one, contact us and let us know what size.

June 20th, 2013

Still Life With Ball and Plate

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Heavy Gel put together this show with Arvo Zylo, a mix of experimental singer songwriters, and noise.

Zack Kouns, electronics/noise and ethnic instruments/folk music. He plays music with voice, tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, temple blocks, chinese opera gong, tape manipulation, violin, banjo.

Arvo Zylo/ Blood Rythms, “Arvo Zylo’s recordings / talents run the range from truly overwhelming, confrontational / chilling harsh noise, to thought-provoking experimental sounds rooted in the 1980s Raplh/LAFMS/post-TG international “noise boom.”

Duncan Allen-Burns, textural sad bastard.

Health&Beauty, the best tape I’ve bought this year. Great singer-songwriter. Can’t wait to see it live @ EL MAMEY, FRIDAY JUNE 21st!

 

several color split fountain screen posters by XSE&E & Duncan-Allen Burns outta the studio.
edition of 15

STILL LIFE WITH BALL AND PLATE
$10.00


June 20th, 2013

Find Me and Say Hello

We’re on twitter, I’m not on twitter, but we are.

@Heavygel1

We’re also on fb. If you’re not already in the know, but I know that you know.

#???????!?

For that matter, we’re also on google maps, cause we exist in a physical realm at

2335 W Lake St

Chicago IL, 60612.

We also have a telephone number

312-841-1727.

Did you know we are a screen printing and design studio? A gallery? A rehearsal space? Did you know we sometimes have events. Of course you did.

 

June 7th, 2013

Florida Weirdos

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Florida Weirdos show has been relocated to

The Mutiny for Sun June 9th

Lovebrrd
Tender Cruncher
Chris Moore
All Extinct Animals
Jayes Caitlin & The XSE&E

 

Poster designed by Chris Moore out of fabric collage
18×24″
4 color
edition of 25

For Sale now!

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May 31st, 2013

Not My Type

Heavy Gel’s 2nd Art Show, “Not My Type” is a show for bibliophiles, type addicts, writers, poets, and the text obsessed. You don’t have to like us, and we don’t have to like you, but we can drink wine together and talk hardcover.

Featuring work by

Betsy Birkey, The Exploded Library

Abe Homer

Jeff Sherfey

with an experimental music/writing performance of PHRASE, by XSE&E and assembled musicians. 

 

Sat June 1st, 7pm

Gallery will also be open Sun 12-6.

May 23rd, 2013

NORMA’S BIRTHDAY

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Meatloaf Cake with Mashed Potato Beet Frosting

May 21st, 2013

La Cosa @ Township

 

This THURSDAY

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May 3rd, 2013

Noise Show

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Tonight in the Litterbox Heavy Gel is hosting some local and Brooklyn based noise performances.

 

Starts at 8 prompt

 

FORCED INTO FEMININITY
transgression at it’s most cliche

ISA CHRIST
of the now defunct freak zone Port d’Or. diy junk synth nopocalypse

JUSTIN MARC LLOYD
electronic bilge+hash noise+fungus growth & self-help

PENNY ROYALE
aka Kyle Eyre Clyde. eroticize the ruins. new LP soon on Alga Marghen

KHF
pat of United Waters toilet jams

Joey Molinaro (IN)
technicaldeath metal shredding via the violin and a wooden stomping box

 

Flyer by Jail Flanagan, all uniquely colored by Heavy Gel members. Edition of a bunch.

 

 

April 25th, 2013

Killer Moon

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Printed 100 bright blue and orange posters for Killer Moon, Rabble Rabble, Creepy Band, & Plastic Crimewave

I don’t know who designed them, I assume it was a member of one of the bands….

 

June 7th, @ the Double Door.

 

To all the people who have been asking me lately what shows they should go see- the answer is this one.

April 15th, 2013

HotM Poster 2

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Posters for Head of The Mammoth, Reading Series #2

Stencil design by Jeff Sherfey, printed by Jeff Sherfey, Christopher Moore, and XSE&E on the table that Sam built…

Thanks everybody, can’t wait for the reading 4/20.

HOTM II POSTER
2 color split fountain on white cover
Edition of 20
$10.00


Hand Cut Letters