Maxwell Colette Gallery and DB Burkeman are excited to present STUCK-UP: A Selected History of Alternative and Popular Culture Told Though Stickers. This traveling exhibition, curated by Burkeman from his extensive personal collection, provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the expanding role that stickers have played in popular culture over the past four decades. STUCK-UP… features stickers from Street Art legends (Banksy, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, KAWS), and internationally lauded contemporary artists not necessarily known for stickers (Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Tom Sachs) shown side by side with anonymous stickers peeled from the streets of NYC.
STUCK-UP… will kick off its run in Chicago with two days of special events. On Friday, January 20th Maxwell Colette Gallery and DB Burkeman will host the exhibition’s opening reception from 6pm - 10pm. Beverages will be provided courtesy of Modelo. Then on Saturday, January 21st the gallery will host a book signing from 1pm - 3pm featuring DB Burkeman and the celebrated photographer, and self- described sticker thief Martha Cooper. Coffee and baked goods at the signing will come courtesy of Sweet Cakes Bakery and Metropolis Coffee Company. Burkeman and Cooper will be signing copies of Burkeman’s book Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art which is available in Chicago at Quimby’s.
Concurrent with these happenings, the gallery will present a selection of sticker-based collage work from Chris Mendoza, the sculpture “Sticker Coffin” from Blu Dog 10003, and will showcase an incarnation of Slap Happy , the charity sticker invitational started by Burkeman and Paul Weston that made its debut as a part of SCOPE 2011 in Miami. Slap Happy features stickers created by an international group of 75 visual communicators, and this will be the only place outside of SCOPE where the limited edition stickers and signed black books from the project will be available to view and purchase in person.