Longtime jazz fans, Paul Kahan and Jordan Mozer’s daily creative processes are informed by music. They find that indulging in a little synesthesia is a necessary part of creation, whether it be an amuse bouche or a building, an entrée or an entry, a pastry or a painting.
The music paintings and sculptures, like jazz, are composed in-the-moment and fleshed out from spontaneous drawings. Sculptural elements employ a blend of handwork and digital manufacturing techniques, and are composed of socially and environmentally sustainable materials, including reclaimed red African ironwood, recycled red-bronze aluminum-magnesium alloys. The metals are poured in West side Chicago foundries, hand-polished and bathed in acid and flames for patina. The paintings are composed of watercolors, gouache, oils and house paint.
Dive into the music of Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Chet Baker and other jazz greats alongside a six-course menu prepared by Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix, Pastry Chef Dana Cree and Mixologist Kyle Davidson.
Though the dinner has passed, the installation will remain in Blackbird’s private dining room throughout March. You can arrange to see it through Caroline Mogavero (firstname.lastname@example.org), or reach out to Jordan (email@example.com) and one of us could meet you there.