Another round of weekend picks, brought to you by…well…me. Enjoy!
Work by photographer Joe Compean.
33 Collective Gallery is located at 1029 W. 35th St. Reception is Friday, from 7-10pm.
New mixed media works by Gabriel Villa.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S Morgan St. Reception is Friday, from 7-11pm.
Works by Annie Heckman and Lorien Jordan.
Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday, from 7-10pm.
New works by Justin Thomas Schaefer.
Monument 2 Gallery is located at 2007 N. Point St. Reception is Saturday, from 6-10pm.
Two days of art auctions to clear out Old Gold before its peeps move out to LA.
Old Gold is located at 3102 W Palmer Blvd. Auction Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-5pm.
Hello again everyone. Sorry for the silence last week, I was on an adventure to California. It was great, except for the fact that someone out there got me sick, and now that I’m back with my nose to the grinding stone and a shoot to go to this weekend (both kinds), and I’ve got a wicked cold. Art’s been slimming down in preparation for the big Sept. 10th blowout, but there’s still a lot of great work up. Here’s my weekend picks…
Work by Chicago artists Jeremiah Ketner, Myong Kurily, Jim Pavelec, David Rettker, Shawn Roberts, and Chema Skandal.
Rotofugi Gallery is located at 1955 W. Chicago Ave. Reception is Friday, from 7-10pm.
Paintings and prints by Justin Santora.
Fill in the Blank Gallery is located at 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. Reception is Friday, from 7-11pm.
Work by Elijah Burgher, Sara Fagala, Terence Hannum, Chad Harrison, Ivan Lozano, Adam Ludwig, and Rebecca Walz.
Johalla Projects is located at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Friday, from 7-11pm.
Work by Kim Curtis and S.J. Hart made at Tryon Farm in Michigan City.
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery is located at 215 N. Aberdeen St. Reception is Saturday, from 4-6pm.
Work by Liz Nielsen, Kate Ruggeri, and Brendan Sullivan.
LVL3 is located at 1452 N Milwaukee Ave, #3. Reception Saturday, from 6-10pm.
It’s a slim weekend, and one I’m going to miss entirely because I’m headed out to Nevada City (no, it’s not in Nevada). But if I were here, these are what I’d try and hit up. In order of appearance…
And I quote, “”Religare”: according to Tom Harpur and Joseph Campbell the word Religion derives from the Latin word “ligare” which means “bind, connect”, and combined with the prefix “re”= re-ligare, i.e. re (again) + ligare or “to reconnect”. For this art exhibit, artists will create work that analizes and critiques the concept of religion.” Works by Saul Aguirre, Eddie Alvarado, Miguel Cortez, Rakel Delgado, Rocky Horton, James Jankowiak, Antonio Martinez, Laura Olear, Josue Pellot, Polly Perez, Jenny Priego, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa, and Sebastian Vallejo.
Antena is located at 1765 S Laflin St. Reception is Friday, from 6-10pm.
For the conclusion of this summer’s Digital Artist Residency Program at Columbia College, Stephen Eichorn will be presenting work in the A+D Gallery. Eichorn was the Summer Resident Artist and will be presenting collages created during his residency. A one night only event.
A+D Gallery is located in Columbia College Chicago, 619 S. Wabash Ave. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
The Printers Ball is back! Presented annually by the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College, this all night Friday event is not to be missed. Make sure you check the calendar for lead up events as well. The Ball presents thousands of publications, music, readings, demonstrations, and much more.
The Printers Ball will be held at The Ludington Building at Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. The main event is Friday, from 6-11pm.
A new installation “best viewed after dark from the sidewalk” at Robertello. Collaborators Jason Robert Bell and Marni Kotak, “[use] the application of paint to uncover flesh, the lovers find themselves quite literally emerging through the eyes of their soulmate. The messy sensuality of this play showcases their obvious pleasure, but also probes deeper issues of connection, self, and spiritual union.”
Thomas Robertello Gallery is located at 939 W. Randolph St. Show begins on Saturday night.
The title says a lot of it. A descriptive text based show of work by Carrie Gundersdorf.
Julius Cæsar is located at 3144 W Carroll Ave, 2G. Reception is Sunday, from 4-7pm.
Hey, dude, art…hella.
1. Carny at Eastern Expansion
And I quote, “Carny is a salon installation of 75 plus photographs captured during Paul’s recent observations while working for traveling carnivals around the midwest.” Photographs by Paul Rizzuto.
Eastern Expansion is located at 244 W. 31st St. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm.
2. If Nature Could Talk at Spoke
And I quote, “is an interactive event that explores the uncanny relationship between art, science, and nature. Based on the investigation of Human/Nature dynamics through marks, traces and symbols of pseudo- scientific experiments, the work suggests what nature might be thinking and feeling in an evidentiary context.” Photographs, sculptures, objects, and evidence created and collected by Grant W. Ray.
Spoke is located at 119 N Peoria St, 3D. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
3. Looks Like A Place I Came In at The Hills Esthetic Center
And I quote, “The Hills Esthetic Center [presents] a site-specific installation titled “Looks Like A Place I Came In”. Caponigro’s response to the space draws influence from her family’s history by means of the decadent lacy fabrics juxtaposed with gaudy laminate flooring, jungles of houseplants, screenprinted temporary wallpaper and halls of astroturf.” Installation by Jessica Taylor Caponigro.
The Hills Esthetic Center is located at 128 N. Campbell Ave., Unit G. Reception is Friday from 8-11pm.
4. Slideluck Potshow Chicago IV at Columbia College
And I quote, “Slideluck Potshow is a slideshow and potluck to which members of Chicago’s arts, photography and media communities bring food, drink and enjoy slideshows from local artists. The evening begins with two hours of dining on the home-cooked delights of participants, while drinking and mingling. Following the potluck, the lights are dimmed, the crowd hushed as a spectacular slideshow commences. Slideluck Potshow is a forum for exposing artists, curators and editors to new work while infusing the arts community with a non-commercial vitality and refreshing exchange.” Work by various artists, bring food with ya to share.
The Conaway Center at Columbia College is located at 1104 S. Wabash St. Saturday night, food at 7pm, slide shows from 9-11pm.
5. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century at The Art Institute of Chicago
Why should you go? Because Cartier-Bresson was a fucking bad-ass, that’s why.
The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Exhibition begins Sunday.
It’s framing up to be an interesting weekend, here’s my top 5 recommendations, chronological order:
1. Proof at Catherine Edelman Gallery
I’m actually really excited about this show. Being a photographer myself, who was worked in film for many years and still does so, I am intimately familiar with the selection process that happens whe you look over a contact sheet. They are amazing story tellers that few ever have the chance to see. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed.
Proof opens Friday, from 5-8pm. Catherine Edelman Gallery is located at 300 W. Superior St.
2. The Art of Touring at Johalla Projects
Selected images from the book “THE ART OF TOURING,” images from the road. Ever wondered what a van looks like after 6 unwashed boys have spent 8 weeks crisscrossing the country in it? Do you already know and what to revisit it? This is your show. Work from tons of musicians and music biz people.
The Art of Touring opens Friday, from 7-11pm. Johalla Projects is located 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave.
3. Quarterly Site #3: Stay in Your Lane! at Swimming Pool Project Space
They say it better than I could myself, and I quote, “Quarterly Site #3: Stay In Your Lane! is hosted by Swimming Pool Project Space. Using the theme of direction, three curators conceptualize their various interpretations of the word by dissecting the gallery into physical lanes.” Curated by Anthony Elms, Katherine Pill, and Philip von Zweck.
Quarterly Site #3: Stay in Your Lane! opens Saturday, from 6-10pm. Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave.
4. The Humboldt Moving Picture Show at the Richmond Manor
The second round of the Humboldt Moving Picture Show. I went to this last year and it was FANTASTIC. This year they’ve gone international with artists from the US, Egypt, Kosovo, Palestine, Germany, and Mexico. It’s $5 donation, but totally worth it.
The Humboldt Moving Picture Show begins at sundown on Saturday. The show will happen in the Sideyard at Richmond Manor, located at 1625 N Richmond St.
James Elkins lectures on “Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic” at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the annual Stone Summer Theory Institute.
James Elkins will be lecturing at 1pm in the Morton Auditorium at AIC. The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave.