What’s the T?RENDING

February 4, 2013 · Print This Article

Since you were all too busy not caring about the Superbowl, here’s what’s trending:

1. Orange

Sofia Leiby at devening projects + editions
Sofia Leiby at devening projects + editions

Leo Kaplan at The Hills Esthetic Center
Leo Kaplan at The Hills Esthetic Center

Shit is Real at devening projects + editions
Isabella Kendrick’s back at devening projects + editions 
Jesse Butcher & Jo$h Reames at the opening for Shit is Real at devening projects + editions
Jesse Butcher & Jo$h Reames at the opening for Shit is Real at devening projects + editions

Throwback orange from A PERSON OF COLOR/ a mostly orange exhibition at Green Gallery in Milwaukee from Jan-Feb 2011.

Throwback orange: A PERSON OF COLOR/ a mostly orange exhibition at Green Gallery in Milwaukee from Jan-Feb 2011.

One from a #trending icon

One from a #trending icon

2. Calls for Artists

I’m not sure if “South Logan” is a euphemism for Humboldt Park, but if you’re out of school, bereft of a studio, and dream of a [nearly] free space, look no further. The South Logan Arts Coalition (SLAC) wants to hook artists up with empty spaces.

My homies at ACRE also opened their residency application this past Friday. I highly recommend applying before February 15th to take advantage of the fee waiver. Save $25 and prove to them you’re motivated at the same time.

3. Astro-turf

Reports indicate that the unstoppable astro-craze has now triggered an entire exhibition. Organized by Hard Gallery on the occasion of the 2nd Floor Rear(hehe)Festival. They will present an art show based on astro-turf entitled Meandering: An Art Show Based on Astro-Turf.

astro-turf miller

Dutes Miller, In the Garden at Western Exhibitions

Tim Nickodemus playing drums on astro-turf in STUDIO AUDIENCE (WEATHER PATTERNS) by Andrew Mausert-Mooney at Johalla Projects

Tim Nickodemus jamming out on astro-turf in STUDIO AUDIENCE (WEATHER PATTERNS)
by Andrew Mausert-Mooney at Johalla Projects

 

4. Siblings

On January 25th the up-and-coming closet/gallery, Queer Thoughts, opened a new exhibition, Shalom, featuring three siblings. Which Veit sibling’s work is the best? Decide for yourself.

Double-Trouble Power Siblings, Scott and Tyson Reeder and Scott and Paul Cowan were were all spotted at the former-Tony Wight building last Friday. Just the tip of Tyson’s Florida was visible at Western Exhibitions, and DOCUMENT held a reception for Scott C.’s solo exhibition, New Works. If you can’t get enough Cowan, both New Works and Paul’s MCA show are on view until the beginning of March.

Paul & Scott Cowan at Document

Awwwwww, brothers!

 

5. Chains

Allison Wade

Allison Wade

Min Song

Min Song

Mike Kloss

Mike Kloss

6. e-Cigarettes

“That’s it, I quit e-smoking.”

That's it, I quit e-smoking.

7. Sports

Whatever “SuperBowl”, Chicago artist Sarah Weber has managed to score my dream opportunity, a commission to make work for the Miami Heat. Weber will fly to Miami next week to party on the beach with Lebron install the art.

Sarah Weber in her studio with Miami Heat player #3 Dwayne Wade

Sarah Weber in her studio with Miami Heat player #3 Dwayne Wade

 

Preview of Weber's champagne room pieces

Preview: One of Weber’s champagne room pieces

This commission is only the second in a series of works by Chicago artists depicting the best team.

Miami Heat mural behind DOCUMENT

Miami Heat mural behind DOCUMENT

8. My Bloody Valentine

All I know is all of the social internets are flooded. I’m with Meredith:

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A sea of blue.

A sea of blue.

 

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