Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Reframe your perspective with this GrouponLive deal to the Capital Chill contemporary art and lounge-music show at Arts Court. For $15, you get two tickets for general admission on Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $40 value). Check the schedule for specific acts and times.
Silky electronics beats swirl around paintings and multi-media installations when the inaugural Capital Chill event gathers the creative energies of artists and musicians under one roof. By combining scraps of blueprints with free-flowing lines, Gélinas comments on the paradox he sees between society’s celebration of the individual and the standardization of living spaces and style. Stefan Thompson, meanwhile, floods eyes with visceral, animalistic portraits composed with thick lines, a limited palette, and toxin-free materials he makes by crushing egg shells and combining organic plant pigments with hot clay––a process pioneered by the Mayans and rediscovered by bored omelette chefs.
Sticks and Stones and Graciellita supply the evening's early electro harmonies. Then, at 11 p.m. Adam Saikaley pours chill grooves over heaps of piano melodies in tracks such as “Stop.” The classically trained musician of the one-man Matt Dorgan Project caps off the evening by interplaying analogue and electric sounds in aural compositions such as “Subsonic Lows,” in which a wistful saxophone blows between beats from a drum pad.