Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/21 – 1/23)

January 19, 2011 · Print This Article

1. Subtitles 1: Doves and Crocodiles at Threewalls


Edgar Allan Poe inspired work by Robert Ladislas Derr, Jac Jemc, Ryan Dunn and Joseph Kramer.

Threewalls is located at 119 N. Peoria St., #2C. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.

2. Matt Siber at Johalla Projects


Presenting new work from his Pulse series, as part of the ACRE Residency Program.

Johalla Projects is located at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-11pm.

3. A Healthy Skepticism at Swimming Pool Project Space

Featuring the work of Joshua Abelow, Carl Baratta, and Josh Reames.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

4. Chris Bradley at Shane Campbell Gallery

New sculptural works by Chicago artist Chris Bradley.

Shane Campbell Gallery (Oak Park) is located at 125 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park. Reception is Saturday from 6-8pm.

5. Maze at Roxaboxen Exhibitions

Work by Hyeon Jung Kim.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions is located at 2130 W. 21st. Reception is Sunday from 7-10pm.

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/14-1/16)

January 13, 2011 · Print This Article

1. Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England at Northwestern University Block Museum of Art

Work by Thomas Rowlandson.

Northwestern University Block Museum of Art is located at 40 Arts Circle Dr. Exhibition begins Friday.

2. Declaimed at 65Grand


Work by Nicholas Knight.

65Grand is located at 1369 W. Grand Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-10pm.

3. Heads on Poles at Western Exhibitions

Work by Mike Andrews, Ali Bailey, Jason Robert Bell & Marni Kotak, Nick Black, Daniel Bruttig, Andrew Burkholder, Lilli Carré, Joseph Cassan, Mariano Chavez, Ryan Travis Christian, Vincent Como, Bruce Conkle, Jean-Louis Costes, Vincent Dermody, Mike Diana, Edie Fake, Scott Fife, R.E.H. Gordon, John Hankiewicz, Keith Herzik, Carol Jackson, Bob Jones, Chris Kerr, David Leggett, Mike Lopez, Teena McClelland, Dutes Miller, Miller & Shellabarger, Joe Miller, Andy Moore, Max Morris, Rachel Niffenegger, William J. O’Brien, Onsmith, David Paleo, John Parot, Michael Rea, Tyson Reeder, Dan Rhodehamel, Bruno Richard, John Riepenhoff, Kristen Romaniszak, Steve Ruiz, David Sandlin, Mike Schuh, Mindy Rose Schwartz, David Shrigley, Edith Sloat & Sophie Greenstalk, Edra Soto, Ryan Standfest, William Staples, Ben Stone, Bill Thelen, Jeremy Tinder, Sean Townley, Jim Trainor, Anne Van der Linden, Jason Villegas, Sarah Beth Woods, and Aaron Wrinkle.

Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N. Peoria St., suite 2A. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.

4. He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore at iceberg projects


Work by Jason Hanasik.

iceberg projects is located at 7714 N Sheridan Rd. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

5. Oooopa! at Johalla Projects


Work by Sean Fader.

Johalla Projects is located at 1561 N Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Sunday from 7-11pm.

Top 5 Weekend Picks (1/7-1/9)

January 7, 2011 · Print This Article

Sorry I’ve missed you all over the Christmas and New Year holiday, I was gallivanting about in California. Now I’m back, and looking forward to another great year of Chicago art.

-Steph

1. Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea at Carl Hammer Gallery

Work by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

Carl Hammer Gallery is located at 740 N. Wells St. Reception is Friday from 5:30-8pm.

2. The Collective at David Weinberg Gallery

Work by Eric Blum, David Burdeny, Helen Maureen Cooper, Jordan Eagles, Bob Emser, Amanda Friedman, Joseph Ivacic, Yvette Kaiser-Smith, Beverly Kedzior, Daniel Kim, Kelly McCormick, Robert McGuire, Jennifer Scott McLaughlin, Elizabeth Opalenik, Michael Parker, Michael Ratulowski, Tricia Rumbolz, Stephanie Serpick, Dylan Vitone, David Weinberg, and Rhonda Wheatley. This is the final show at Weinberg Gallery.

David Weinberg Gallery is located at 300 W. Superior St., #203. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.

3. Mostly Small and Serious at Stephen Daiter Gallery

Work by Elliott Erwitt.

Stephen Daiter Gallery is located at 230 W. Superior. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.

4. Cryptogram, So Alone and Mystified, & You’re Partially to Blame at Packer Schopf Gallery

Work by Deborah Baker, Michael Krueger, and Dominic Paul Moore, respectively.

Packer Schopf Gallery is located at 942 W. Lake St. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.

5. Thing is a Hole in a Thing It is Not at The Renaissance Society

Work by Gerard Byrne.

The Renaissance Society is located at 5811 S. Ellis Ave., Cobb Hall 418. Reception is Sunday from 4-7pm, with and artist talk from 5-6pm.

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/17-12/19)

December 16, 2010 · Print This Article

1. Ah Wilderness! and Less Delicate than the Locusts at ebersmoore

Ah Wilderness!, featuring the work of Carl Baratta, Tom Berenz, Timothy Bergstrom, Deborah Boardman, Ryan Travis Christian, Vincent Como, Dan Devening, Austin Eddy, Stephen Eichhorn, Richard Galling, Rogelio Jose Gamez, Carrie Gundersdorf, Corinne Halbert, Krista Hoefle, Ryan Da La Hoz, Matt Irie, Katie Kahn, Thaddeus Kellstadt, Paul Kenneth, Chad Kouri, Michael Krueger, David Leggett, Shona Macdonald, B.C. MacEachran, Alexis Mackenzie, Dominic Paul Moore, Lucy Mulroney, Mark Mulroney, Marcie Oakes, Heidi Norton, Melissa Oresky, Jessica Paulson, Hilary Pecis, Kim Piotrowski, Michael Rea, Curtis Readel, Nina Rizzo, Thomas Roach, Brion Nuda Rosch, Kammy Roulner, Jonathan Runcio, Steve Ruiz, Andrew Schoultz, Steve Seeley, John Sparagana, Ann Toebbe, Frank Trankina, Russell Tyler, Paul Wackers, Ryan Wallace, and more.

Less Delicate than the Locusts, featuring the work of Austin Eddy.

ebersmoore is located at 213 N Morgan St, 3C. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.

2. Prodigious Partnerships at Roxaboxen Exhibitions

Work by Brittany Ransom.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions is located at 2130 W. 21st. Reception is Friday from 7-10pm.

3. John Almanza and Cameron Crawford at New Capitol

New works at New Capital.

New Capital is located at 3114 W Carroll Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

4. HELP WANTED at The Exhibition Agency

Bulletin-board adventures!

The Exhibition Agency is located at 2351 N Milwaukee Ave, 2. Reception is Saturday from 1-5pm.

5. Sit on a Polar Bears Lap at The Suburban

Work by Diego Leclery.

The Suburban is located at 125 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park. Reception is Sunday from 2-4pm.

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/10-12/12)

December 8, 2010 · Print This Article

Select Media Festival 9: Infoporn II Exhibition & BYOB (Bring your own Beamer) at Co-Prosperity Sphere

Select Media Festival 9: Infoporn II Exhibition includes work by work by Tom Burtonwood, Dayton Castleman, Caleb Charland, Jeremiah Chiu, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Column Five Media, Theodore Darst, Louis Doulas, David A. Garcia, Firebelly Design, Francesco Franchi, Cody Hudson, Gary Kachadourian, Derek Lerner, The New City Reader Classifieds project by Kazys Varnelis and Joseph Grima & others, MaTeVoS, Serifcan Ozcan, The Present Group, The PMIRL library Infoporn Collection, Adam Lonczynski, Adam Lonczynski and Joshua Clarfelt.

Opening is Friday night from 8pm – 1am. $6

BYOB (Bring your own Beamer): “We take down the Infoporn II exhibition and leave the gallery walls blank for use in Chicago’s first Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) event. BYOB is a series of exhibitions hosting artists and their projectors. Started by Berlin-based Rafaël Rozendaal, we are excited to host the Chicago version during SMF9. Please show up with a projection source and a projector.”

BYOB is Sunday night from 6pm – 10pm. FREE

Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S Morgan St.

2. While What Waits at ROOMS Productions

The second performance of While What Waits featuring performers Holly Bittinger, Erin Briddick, Veronica Bruce, Jim Dee, Chad Duda, Aaron Gang, Danielle Lavoy, Gino Marconi, Vince McClelland, Katy Nielsen, Rebecca Pyles, Christopher Smith, Jackie Sestak, James Strzelinski, and Adam Todd.

ROOMS Productions is located at 1835 S. Halsted St. Performance is Friday from 7-10pm.

3. A Loss Like the Rome of Waiting at Linda Warren Gallery

Work by Matthew Woodward. Jennifer Presant: Surface Tension in the project room.

Linda Warren Gallery is located at 1052 W. Fulton Mkt. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.

4. Wet Affairs at Swimming Pool Project Space -

Work by Jesse Butcher.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

5. Melodie Provenzano and Rachel Hovnanian at Carrie Secrist Gallery

Two still life painters showing minimally colored works.

Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington. Reception is Saturday from 4-7pm.