Fruiting Bodies is inspired by a meditation on Charles Demuth’s “Pink Tulips,” (1930) – an understated watercolor found on the artist’s easel at the time of his death and painted concurrent to his homoerotic pencil drawings. Each of the four artist in this exhibition articulate a unique relationship to this motif – in proximity to the body, as a stand in for the body, as a frame for themes of sex and play, as the very image of life and death resembling each-other.
1. Fruiting Bodies
February 18, 2017, 6-9PM
Work by: Dana DeGiulio, Jo Hormuth, Cauleen Smith, and Vincent Tiley (Curated by Collin Pressler)
Iceberg Projects: 7714 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
2. Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth
February 16, 2017, 6-8PM
Work by: Emilio Ambasz, baukuh, Gerardo Caballero, fala atelier, Marcelo Ferraz, Sam Jacob Studio, Johnston Marklee, Monadnock, Charles Moore, MOS Architects, Norman Kelley, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Cecilia Puga, Aldo Rossi, Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen; and artists Pablo Bronstein, David Hockney, William Leavitt, Silke Otto-Knapp, Gabriel Sierra, Batia Suter, and Jorge Palinhos (Curated by Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estévez)
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: 4 W Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610
3. Black Clay: A Survey of African American Ceramics
February 21, 2017, 1-3PM
Work by: Aaron Downs, Juarez Hawkins, Malika Jackson, Chris LaRue, Tom Lucas, Paul Andrew Wandless, Roberto Lugo, and Marva Jolly
Chicago State University President’s Gallery: 9501 S King Dr, Cook Administration Building, 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60628
4. Bird of an Iron Feather
February 21, 2017, 7-9PM
Screening followed by a discussion with Lee Bey
DuSable Museum of African American History:740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
5. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
February 19, 2017, 6:30-9PM
Work by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder (presented by Dylan Cale Jones and Odd Obsession)
Compound Yellow: 244 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302
From our friends at Bad At Sports:
The Grossmalerman Show
February 16, 2017, 7-9PM
Work by: Guy Richards Smit followed by a conversation between Guy Richards Smit and Duncan MacKenzie
ACRE: 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
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This week: We talk to Carl Baratta and Oli Watt and we actually run this interview unlike when we did this last year.
Big news! ACRE is moving to a bigger and better location!
As you mayknow, ACRE has been operating out of my storefront apartment since its inception in 2010. I started searching for a new home for ACRE last spring and found a building in Pilsen that is absolutely perfect for us. A former funeral home, large enough for us to expand into over time and featuring remarkable restored historic elements, the building is an ideal base of operations for our growing organization.
You are among the first to know, and I am reaching out to you for help making our ambitious vision a reality. ACRE has already received a generous donation to cover a portion of the building renovation cost. In addition, we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the remaining $20,000 needed to realize our plans for the new space. We are hopeful that our campaign, which was specially selected by Art Basel’s Crowdfunding jury, will garner both financial and community support for the project. We softly launched our fundraiser today and will begin promoting the campaign publicly on May 25th.
Due to your valuable and continued support of our organization, I am hoping that you may be able to make a contribution of at least $100 during the lead up to our public launch. If you are able, I ask that you please contribute between now and the 25th. Your contribution will make an even greater impact if made at this time, as it will help us to build momentum for the campaign’s launch and indicate to future donors that there is enthusiasm for the project.
Here’s a direct link to ACRE’s Campaign:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569629484/help-build-acres-new-home-in-chicago
I sincerely hope you will consider helping ACRE take this crucial step in our development. I’ve always felt that ACRE has an uncanny knack for being able to accomplish a lot with very little. I can’t wait to show you what we are capable of with a new and improved home base.
Sincerely and With Great Excitement,
PS- If you are interested in making a significant contribution outside of the campaign please feel free to contact me.