- September 27, 2018, 6–8 p.m.
Screening: Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era — Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image, Marriage Chicago Style. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, it celebrated a very different version of ‘popular’ from the detached cool of New York, London, and Los Angeles. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell their wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story.
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists, 2014, directed by Leslie Buchbinder, 105 minutes.