Live Painting Performance by Chicago Artist Jason Brammer

“Into The After”, a new exhibition at Star Lounge by Chicago painter Jason Brammer, will feature a collection of photo-surrealist, mixed media paintings from his “Time Machines” series.

According to Brammer, his “Time Machines” depicts “visions of the future or of the future intervening in the past”. Many of the paintings in this series have hardware and other objects attached that he has aged to feel as if they were a century old. In particular, these “machines” are made to look as if they were from 1901, which was the peak of the Art Nouveau movement (1890-1910). This Art Nouveau influence is felt in some of the pieces as the sinuous line work of the cables swirls into action, escorting the viewer into another dimension of time. Brammer creates these sculptural paintings by seamlessly incorporating found objects, antique hardware, tubing, and constructed wood pieces into his works on canvas.

At the opening reception for the show on Saturday, May 9th from 8 to 11pm, guests can get an inside look at how Brammer creates his art as he does a live painting performance showcasing his airbrushing techniques and signature surrealistic style. To see Jason’s artwork, visit his website at

This event is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to “Chicago Coalition for the Homeless”, a local non-profit organization that works with people hurt by homelessness. The “Into The After” exhibition will be up for viewing through Tuesday, June 30th.

Opening reception (public invited): Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 8pm to 11pm
Live Painting Performance – During the opening reception

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, June 30, 2009.
Hours: Star Lounge hours are Sunday – Wednesday 7am to 9pm and Thursday – Saturday 7am to 10pm.

Star Lounge
2521 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Between Western and Maplewood, in the Ukrainian Village

Jason Brammer is an internationally-collected visual artist and painter based in Chicago, IL. He spends much of his time creating artwork in his Ukrainian Village studio, and participates in numerous art exhibitions and events. At many art events and venues, including the Pilsen Art Walk, Gold Coast Art Fair, and the Hyde Park Art Center’s “Cocktails and Clay”, he has been known to captivate crowds by painting live, and has been honored with awards such as “Best of Painting” at the Wells Street Art Festival in 2008. In addition to paintings, Jason also does installations and murals. He has created mixed media, painting installations for art exhibitions as well as permanent site-specific installations for commercial spaces.