The Catfish Ponds
Our first show of 2018 and you know we’re going all out! Birdcap is coming to town for his Chicago debut and he’s bringing some friends along…

Michael Roy is an MCA graduate, contemporary/street art muralist and an illustrator from Escatawpa, Mississippi who works under the moniker Birdcap. He has painted murals in multiple countries including The United States, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Germany. His work and style is inspired by an international hodgepodge of religious and mythological themes in combination with a dedicated nostalgia for the Saturday morning cartoons of his childhood. Taking visual and narrative cues from the places he travels, Royโ€™s work builds on the cultural accumulation of a transient life. Roy enjoys long walks in congested cities.

This entirely new body of work spans from canvas originals to custom wood cut outs and wood block prints. His work will stand as core of the show, with support by a handful of artists handpicked by Birdcap himself. He and the supporting artists have prepared new work based on various folktales, legends, and myths. From Pericles to Quezcoatl, to Paul Bunion, or Isis- all the work in this show is inspired by the stories that precede us and will remain long after we’re gone.

“The Catfish Ponds”


Boyaneย One
Derrick Dent Illustration
Lauren Asta

Two brand new (super secret) in store murals will be revealed on opening night. Complimentary adult beverages available to those 21+. All of our opening receptions are free and open to the public!