There is just too much good stuff this weekend, 5 spots aren’t enough. Here’s what I think everyone should see, in chronological and alphabetical order:
Friday (4/1) -
Work by Will Arnold, Jung Eun Chang, Justin Farkas, Karri Anne Fischer, Motoko Furuhashi, Amy Gilles, Jim Graham, Dan Gratz, Ben Grosser, Ben Hatcher, Dan Krueger, Katie Latona, Erica Leohner, Maria Lux, Nick Mullins, Kerianne Quick, Michael Smith, Paul Shortt, Laura Tanner, Jessica Tolbert, Nicki Werner, Sarah Beth Woods, and Michael Woody.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S Morgan St. Reception Friday from 6-10pm.
Work by Maria Calderon.
Fill in the Blank Gallery is located at 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. Reception Friday from 7-11pm.
Work by Casey Riordan Millard
Packer Schopf Gallery is located at 942 W. Lake St. Reception Friday from 5-8pm.
Work by Jeff Badger, Carl Baratta, Amanda Curreri, Joanne Lefrak, Kathy Leisen, and Dan Schank.
Lloyd Dobler is located at 1545 W. Division, 2nd Fl. Reception Friday from 6-10pm.
Work by Peter Allen Hoffmann.
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Thomas Robertello Gallery is located at 27 N Morgan St. Reception Friday from 6-8pm.
Saturday (4/2) -
Abstract Location features work by work by Steven Bankhead, Katarina Burin, Fritz Chesnut, Jacob Dyrenforth, Freeman & Lowe, and Ryan McGinness. Anthotypes features work by John Opera.
Andrew Rafacz Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington. Reception Saturday from 4-7pm.
Work by Andy Cahill, Alan & Michael Fleming, Yasi Ghanbari, Danny Greene, Joe Grimm, Marissa Perel, Arron David Ross, and Michael Vallera.
LVL3 is located at 1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3. Reception Saturday from 6-10pm.
Sunday (4/3) -
Work by Joe Baldwin, Timothy Bergstrom, Brian Calvin, Federico Cattaneo, Edmund Chia, Dana DeGiulio, Dan Devening, Cheryl Donegan, Judith Geichman, Andrew Greene, Magalie Guérin, Antonia Gurkovska, Seth Hunter, Michiko Itatani, Eric Lebofsky, Diego Leclery, José Lerma, Jim Lutes, Rebecca Morris, Sabina Ott, Noah Rorem, Erin Washington and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.
Julius Cæsar is located at 3144 W Carroll Ave, 2G. Reception Sunday from 4-7pm.
Work by Em’rynn Artunian, Thomas Hagen, and Billy Pozzo.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
Work by Ben Russell.
Threewalls is located at 119 N. Peoria St., #2C. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
Early work by Dawoud Bey.
Stephen Daiter Gallery is located at 311 W. Superior St., #408. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.
Work by Candida Alvarez.
Peregrineprogram is located at 500 W. Cermak Rd., #727. Reception is Saturday from 1-4pm.
Work by Dana Carter.
Iceberg Projects is located at 7714 N. Sheridan Rd. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.
Work by Jon Rafman, Parker Ito, Micah Schippa, Tabor Robak and John Transue.
Antena is located at 1765 S Laflin St. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm.
The Annual Showcase of Emerging Typographic All-Stars: Andy Luce, Bill Talsma, Bud Rodecker / 3st, Caroline Corboy, Chris May, Emily Vanhoff, Frances MacLeod, Gary Rozanc, Jarred Kolar, Jessica Lynn White, Justin Gilman, Kyle Fletcher, Margo Yoon, Mark Addison Smith, Matthew Hoffman, Meng Yang, Nancy McCabe, Nick Adam, Nicole Briant, Quite Strong, Scott Reinhard, Sean Fermoyle, Sonnenzimmer, Studio 1a.m., and Tami Churns.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception is Friday from 6pm-midnight.
Work by Renee McGinnis.
Packer Schopf Gallery is located at 942 W. Lake St. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.
Work inspired by Roald Dahl.
Threewalls is located at 119 N. Peoria St., #2C. Event is Friday from 6-8pm.
Work by Zachary Cahill, Theaster Gates, Mathew Paul Jinks, Aspen Mays, and Cauleen Smith.
Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.
An evening of sexy-ness inspired by the 1995 Sex Issue! Music by Ornery Little Darlings, HotChaCha, The Loneliest Monk, Grace Kulp, and DJ BSide.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Party is Friday from 7pm-midnight.
Work by Lindsey Hook, Jessica Minckley and Amber Renaye. Opening lecture with Jessica Minckley.
Murdertown is located at 2351 N Milwaukee Ave, #2. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
Images from New Orleans by Marzena Abrahamik, Andrea Bauer, Maral Hashemi, and Evan Jenkins.
Rainbo Club is located at 1150 N. Damen Ave. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm.
A curated selection of “Liz by Lina” for sale at the last hurrah for The Pool.
Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose. Show and sale on Saturday from 2-8pm.
Work by couples: Frank Piatek and Judith Geichman, Dana Degiulio and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Samantha Bittman and Mike Nudelman, and Amber Thomas and Josh Reames.
HungryMan Gallery is located at 2135 N Rockwell St. Reception is Saturday from 6-11pm.
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 Rafa√´l 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.
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.
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.
Work by Jesse Butcher.
Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.
Two still life painters showing minimally colored works.
Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington. Reception is Saturday from 4-7pm.