Marielle Jakobsons / Chuck Johnson

California-based artists Marielle Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson make their first appearances at the Arts + Literature Laboratory on Friday, September 2 at 8pm. Tickets are $8. The show begins at 8pm, with doors at 7pm.

Marielle V Jakobsons is a composer and intermedia artist from Oakland, and has released recordings with Thrill Jockey, Students of Decay, Root Strata, Mexican Summer, Important Records, among others. She has been awarded the Djerassi Artist Residency, Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency, Brush Creek Foundation Arts Residency, American Composer’s Forum Grant, and NEXMAP Sounding Out California Composer’s Award. Her installations, photographs, and videos have been exhibited or screened at the LAB (CA), Warehouse 1-10 (NM), Indiana University East’s “Art + Science” Juried Exhibition (IN), Allegany Arts Council Juried Photography Exhibition (MD), Staunton International Film Festival (VA), and Madelife (CO).



On her new record Star Core, she uses her voice for the first time, while expanding on ideas she explored in her previous solo records and as one-half of the group Date Palms. Star Core revolves around minimalist synthesizer layers with melodic violin, flute, and vocals over... Read More

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician who approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, and Kosmische Americana. Recordings of his work have been published by Three Lobed, Merge, Trouble in Mind, Strange Attractors Audio House, Communion, and Amish, among others. Between 2011 and 2015 Johnson released a triptych of solo acoustic guitar LP's - "A Struggle Not A Thought," "Crows in the Basilica," and "Blood Moon Boulder" that have become touchstones of the American Primitive genre. His work has been acclaimed for a compositional style rooted in both a haunting melodic sensibility and a minimalist penchant for pure sonics.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Summer gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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