Hey there ya’ll. After reviewing the (surprising number of) openings this weekend, here’s what I’d make sure to go to:
1. Trail at Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm
I don’t know if this is going to be any good or not, but it looks weird enough to merit a look. Thing is, it does specifically appeal to me, but hey, this is my Top 5 ain’t it. It’s an installation by J.E. Baker telling the story of a Bambi who’s mother died in a fire, I mean, was hit by a car. Reception’s Friday from 6-8pm.
Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm is located at 3240 W Altgeld St.
2. Group Show for Daniel Pink at Vega Estates
Not only is this the last show at Vega Estates, but I like the premise of “copies.” Seems relevant to nowadays, I suppose. I’m not making a good sell, but I read the press release on the site, and it made me want to go. Work by a bunch of people, including Curt Bozif, Matthew Metzger, Amy Adler, Conrad Bakker, Vince Leo and Sharon Lockhart. Reception’s Saturday from 6-10pm.
Vega Estates in located at 723 W. 16th St.
3. Flat 3 at Floor Length and Tux
Truth be told, my primary interests in this place are the fact that I’ve never been there but heard good things about it, and ‘cuz I’m interested in Catie Olson’s work. Also showing at this delightful event: Lilli Carre, Alexander Stewart and EC Brown. Reception’s Saturday from 7-10pm.
FLAT is located at 2332 W Augusta Blvd.
4. Polonia and Other Fables at The Renaissance Society
New work by Alan Sekula at ye olde Renn. Society. Need I say more? Sekula will be talking from 5-6pm, the reception is from 4-7pm, all on Sunday.
The Renaissance Society is located at 5811 South Ellis Ave.
5. Sunday Soup at InCUBATE
Not sure how many of you know about Sunday Soup, but seeing as you are reading B@S, I can make a gross generalization that you’ve probably heard of it, at least. Deal is, you go to InCUBATE, pay $10 for some soup (this time made by S.F. chef Leif Hedendal), that $10 goes into the pot for an artist grant, and while you sit around and eat your soup you and everyone else there vote on who gets the grant. At least that’s my understanding of it. So, if you’ve got $10 to spare, you like art, and you like soup, this is your event! Be there at noon!
InCUBATE is located at 2129 N Rockwell St.