TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/5-1/11)

January 5, 2017 · Print This Article

To quote a footnote regarding photography, language, ambiguity, and a smile.

25. Abe, The Box Man: A Novel (New York, NY: Vintage, 1999) 81; Hako otoko akz 24:44. In the Japanese original, “one grins” is “hito wa ha o muku,” which literally means “one reveals one’s teeth,” suggesting not purported congeniality (as “grin” might) but hostility and readiness to attack. (This is a minor point of contention, as “ha o muku” is a slightly unidiomatic expression; “kiba o muku” [literally “to reveal one’s fang’s”] is definetely a hostile act, while “ha o miseru” [literlly “to show one’s teeth] is a performance of congeniality. It is unclear which Abe had in mind when he used an expression midway between the two, as his expression is less idiomatic than those two are.)

From: The rhetoric of photography in modern Japanese literature: materiality in the visual register as narrated by Tanazaki Jun ichiro, Abe Kobo, Horie Toshiyuki and Kanai Meiko / by Atsuko Sakaki. (Boston: Brill 2015) p.67

 

1. Moment’s Notice – An Optoacoustic Performance of Contemporary Music, inspired by László Moholy-Nagy

January 6, 2017, 7-9PM
With the participation of László G?z, György Kurtág jr., Miklós Lukács, and Szabolcs Kerestes
Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University: 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

 

2. ReRaceDis


January 7, 2017, 4:30-6PM
Work by: Barak adé Soleil
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

 

3. Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito


January 7, 2017, 5-8PM
Document: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

 

4.  Bending The Truth


January 7, 2017, 5-7PM
Work by: Pamela Bannos, Yvette Marie Dostatni, Jennifer Greenburg, and Saverio Truglia
Perspective Gallery: 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

 

5.  Semblance


January 7, 2017, 6-10PM
Work by:  Kara Joslyn and Soo Shin
LVL3 Gallery:1524 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

 

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Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/31-2/2)

January 30, 2014 · Print This Article

1. Time Traveler at Johalla Projects

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Curated by Tyler Blackwell, with work by Thomson Dryjanski, Ethan Gill, Nina Hartmann, Sean Lamoureux, Laura Hart Newlon, Lauren Payne, Joseph Rynkiewicz and Erin Washington.

Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.

2. Tableware and Some Pictures at Paris London Hong Kong

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Work by Laura Letinsky.

Paris London Hong Kong is located at 845 W. Washington Ave. Reception Friday, 5-8pm.

3. Single Use at Aspect/Ratio

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Work by Nick Albertson.

Aspect/Ratio is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception Friday, 5-8pm.

4 & 5. 2nd Floor Rear at multiple locations in Logan Square and Bucktown

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A 24 hour festival of art in alternative and temporary spaces.

Receptions and events from 12pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/14-9/19)

September 13, 2012 · Print This Article

1. duckrabbit at Adds Donna

Work by Alberto Aguilar, Peter Fagundo, Julia Fish, Michelle Grabner, Jessica Labatte, Nick Ostoff and Allison Wade. Organized by Michael Milano and Jeff M. Ward.

Adds Donna is located at 4223 W. Lake St. Reception Sunday, 4-7pm.

2. Ill Form and Void Full at Valerie Carberry Gallery

Work by Laura Letinsky.

Valerie Carberry Gallery is located at 875 N. Michigan Ave. #2510. Reception Friday, 5:30-8pm.

3. Blood Work at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Work by Jordan Eagles.

International Museum of Surgical Science is located at 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. Reception Friday, 5-9pm.

4. The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics at Sullivan Galleries

Curated by Oliverio Rodriguez, with work by Jordan Avery, Beatriz Aquino, Shandi Hass, Kiam-Marcelo Junio, Nicole Ricket, Jackie Rivas, Hannah Rodriguez, Ali Scott, Jannah Tate, Dana West, Sky White, and Nikki Woloshy.

Sullivan Galleries is located at 33 S. State St. 7th Fl. Reception Friday, 4:30-7pm.

5. Alleys and Parking Lots at moniquemeloche

Work by Joel Ross and Jason Creps.

moniquemeloche is located at 2154 W. Division St. Reception 4-7pm.




Fielding Practice Episode 12 Now Live on the Art21 Blog

February 16, 2012 · Print This Article

The latest episode of “Fielding Practice,” the Chicago-centric podcast/gabfest featuring Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and me has just been posted on the Art21 Blog as part of Bad at Sports’ ongoing Centerfield column.  This week, regular panelists Duncan MacKenzie, Dan Gunn and I discuss the demise of Next/Art Chicago–which up until last week had been the US’ longest-running art fair –and the subsequent rise of Expo, a new Chicago-based art fair slated to debut on Navy Pier in September 2012. We also review current exhibitions by Laura Letinsky at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, whose show Negative Joy is on view at Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery, plus we offer some “best bet” picks for the coming month in Chicago. As an added bonus, this week we keep the conversation blissfully short, at a running time of approximately 38 minutes — as always, thank you so much for tuning in!

Click here for Fielding Practice Episode 12 on the Art21 blog.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/17-9/19)

September 16, 2010 · Print This Article

Holy shit, I left you hanging on the busiest gallery weekend ogfthe year! Well, I made about a thousand maps, all of which were posted over at Chicago Art Magazine, and between those, working on the annual Renaissance Society benefit auction, teaching, art making, blah blah blah, I totally missed my weekend picks. Stupid me! Oh well, I’m back. This weekend, I’m actually going to be out of town, shooting out in Ohio (both kinds, to answer the inevitable question), but there are some great shows ya’ll should hit while I’m gone, I sure as shit want to hit ’em when I get back. That is all…

1. To Peach at Donald Young Gallery

Work by Laura Letinsky

Donald Young Gallery is located at 224 S. Michigan Ave., suite 266. Reception  Friday 5-7pm.

2. It’s Good to See You at Rotofugi Gallery

Work by Steve Seely

Rotofugi Gallery is located at 2780 N. Lincoln Ave. Reception Friday 7-10pm.

3. The Blanket Paintings at iceberg

Work by Bernard Williams

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

4. GroupSOLO: The Sequel at Swimming Pool Project Space

Work by Matthew Schlagbaum, Chris Bradley, Clare Rosean, and Shannon Goff

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception Saturday 6-10pm.

5. Talk Video To Me at LVL3

Work by Will Goss & Jessica Bardsley, Daniel Eatock, Clint Enns, Justin Kemp, Je Je Jiyeon Lim, Andrew Norman Wilson, Jon Rafman

LVL3 is located at 1452 N Milwaukee Ave, 3. Reception is Sunday at 6pm.