June 7th, 2015

Rock N Roll Flea Market

Rock n roll flea market

Heavy Gel is vending at The Great Rock N Roll Flea Market for this first time today. Lots of record vendors, vintage clothing, and art.

We’ll be selling screen printed gig posters, fine art prints, cards, t-shirts, tapes, and records.

The flea market goes from 10-5 at The Regent Theater, with good dj’s spinning all day and liquor flowing from the bar, such as bottomless mimosas, and bloody mary’s.

Pizza from  next door.


February 5th, 2014

Ret Records


Ret Records asked us to design a label for their new 7″.

This will be the first album in a series of records merging hip hop, funk, pop, and soul, a revamping of a classic style.



Green Sticker on Transparent Green Vinyl

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.

January 14th, 2013

La Cosa’s Debut Album


The Gentleman's Guide To Courtship cover art

La Cosas first album, A Gentleman’s Guide to Courtship available now online!

Catch them live Sat, the 26th at the GRAND OPENING of the Litter Box at Heavy Gel, playing with The Funs, and Twin Peaks  to wish Abe Homer and Cait Stephens a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!



December 24th, 2012

The First Mammoth



     Keep Listening

December 4th, 2012

Head of the Mammoth

hofmweb poster

This friday, December 2nd at Heavy Gel, come get in the listening surf

of five Chicagoan poets riding the head of the mammoth wave.








Screen printed poster by XSE&E












November 15th, 2012

Triangle Wall Sculptures

Here are a few sketches for a three dimensional wall sculpture I’m working on. I’m planning to put the wood shop in the basement to good use by cutting a whole bunch of triangles and fitting them together with magnets so they will be repositionable. I’m hoping they can break apart into smaller pieces, or be combined into larger masses. Still deciding how much screen printing to incorporate,  or if I should just paint everything by hand.

days after drawing these I was still tracing triangles with my fingers on everything

November 5th, 2012

Heavy Gel Ribbon Cutting

Heavy Gel’s grand opening was a grand success. Turnout was good, thank you to everyone who came down and took some art home with them.

The current group show of Heavy Gel’s resident artists will be up until Nov 30th. The gallery and studio are open by appointment, we’re happy to have you over,  call 312-224-8654, or e-mail info@heavygel.com to set up a time.








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