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Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer - Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Mini Feature: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer

December 7th, 2017 Posted by Abstract, Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Screenprints No Comment yet
Featured Image: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer – Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Nick and Nadine of Sonnenzimmer are talked about glowingly within working artist circles, and IPaintMyMind has been honored to connect with them more in the past 18 months by adding their work to our growing collection, which we curate into businesses and community spaces all over Chicago as part of Shared Walls.
Our model is all about supporting the artists we believe in through purchasing bundles of their work for our collection, then rotating them as part of a service that sustainably funds art access in all communities.

When we connected with ZS Associates last year as part of a Shared Walls rotating art exhibition in their new downtown Evanston offices at the Rotary Building, we knew Sonnenzimmer would be a great fit. The space is modern, clean, and has lots of great light, lending itself to the abstract components & design elements that are so notable in Nick and Nadine’s work.

We ended up curating 3 oversized art prints for the ZS Lounge and 8 more 18×24 in. art prints for the main wall in the adjacent workspace.

Since then, we’ve acquired another batch of prints from Sonnenzimmer, bringing us to over 40 art prints and gigposters of theirs in our collection. Those went up at Adidas’ Originals new Bucktown store, and will be rotated into community spaces like schools, libraries, and youth centers in 2018!

Sonnenzimmer are constantly pushing the realms of their own knowledge to make more involved, intricate, and genre bending work. They’re inherently looking for new ways to make stuff, and we admire that.

They’re super intentional about who they work with, and have been really encouraging as far as IPaintMyMind’s work and development. We’re excited to feature them, because working with them has been a lot of fun, and a great example of how IPMM supports artists through purchases, then mobilizes that art to make it accessible to everyone.

Below we’ve included some beautiful work by Sonnenzimmer that we recently acquired for our Shared Walls Program.
Go ahead and check out their art prints or gigposters to grab a couple pieces of your own or view the works we’ve posted below!
The Arts Club of Chicago: Founding 
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 8-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp
Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville
 


The Arts Club of Chicago: Establishment
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 10-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp

Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Vector Sculpture 3
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Media: Six-color screen print
Date: 2015
Size: 26 x 40 inches
Edition: 15, signed and numbered
Occassion: Exhibit

Exhibit history: Texas State University, San Marcos; Elastic Arts, Chicago​

IPaintMyMind x Adidas Originals: Local Art Services That Give Back

October 5th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

The art exhibition in the Adidas Originals Bucktown store will help IPaintMyMind fund, curate, and install 3 FREE art exhibitions in local public schools!

Our Big Shared Walls Fall Push: 9 Art Exhibitions at CPS Schools in 4 Days!

September 6th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Illustration, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

We installed art in 9 Chicago communities including Ashburn, Belmont-Cragin, West Garfield Park, Dunning, Avondale, West Lawn, Lincoln Square, and more!

Shared Walls Loaned Art Program Partners with Chicago Youth Centers – Rebecca K. Crown Youth Center

July 11th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

When we connected with Christy at Crown Youth Centers in the South Shore neighborhood, we had that same awesome feeling we get every time we enter a vibrant community space with engaged leaders that are making our communities better places to live.

Interview: The Space Race, 2046 Print Shop, and The Art of Justin Van Genderen

May 22nd, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Interviews, Screenprints No Comment yet

When you go to 2046 Print Shop, you’re immediately part of the space race & Justin Van Genderen’s world of science and nature. Jump right in, we think you’ll dig it.

Interview: Kamilah Rashied Redefines Community Arts Programming at The Art Institute of Chicago

April 25th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Interviews No Comment yet

As Assistant Director of Community Engagement at The Art Institute of Chicago, Kamilah Rashied is helping to craft Chicago’s creative future.

Beautiful Office Art at ZS’ New Facility in Downtown Evanston

January 5th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

The Shared Walls Program turns rotating office art into revenue that supports FREE art exhibitions & curriculum for underserved communities. Learn more!

Our Last Shared Walls Community Exhibition of 2016 at Dubois Elementary!

January 5th, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

For our last installation of 2016, we were pleased to offer a Shared Walls loaned art exhibition to Dubois Elementary on 133rd St in Chicago’s 9th Ward.

Interview: Mr. Roadruck, Shared Walls and Art Education at Northwest Middle School

October 27th, 2016 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Interviews, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

From art education, to professional works in schools, to the communities we serve, the positive vibes are endless with Ross Roadruck and Northwest Middle School in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood.

Shared Walls Refreshes Altair Advisers Newly Remodeled Office with Art Exhibition

September 19th, 2016 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Screenprints, Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind™ No Comment yet

Our loaned art program, Shared Walls, just expanded by installing artwork at Altair Advisers newly remodeled office in downtown Chicago. Take a look!