TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/27-11/2)

October 27, 2016 · Print This Article

1. She Made for Her

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November 1, 2016, 5 PM
Work by: Anna Tsouhlarakis
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society: 5701 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

 

2. 40 Years – Part 2: Gender. Race. Identity

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October 28, 2016, 5-7:30PM
Work by: Vito Acconci, Derrick Adams, Ghada Amer, Dawoud Bey, Richard Billingham, James Drake, Natalie Frank, Luis Gispert, Mike Glier, Susan Hefuna, Robert Heinecken, Deana Lawson, Judy Ledgerwood, Zanele Muholi, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Michalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kehinde Wiley
Rhona Hoffman Gallery: 118 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

 

3. Every link is a separation

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October 29, 2016, 6-9PM
Work by: Fidencio Martinez, Noël Morical, and Valentina Zamfirescu
Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

 

4. DEAR SLUDGE, CRUEL SLUDGE

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October 30, 2016, 4-7PM
Work by: Ellis von Sternberg
4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

 

5. BLACK BLOOD. BLACK TAR TRUTH. WHITE LIES

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October 29, 2016, 7-10PM
Work by: Marcel Alcalá
Boyfriends: 3311 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

 

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Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/24-4/26)

April 23, 2015 · Print This Article

1. VERSIONFEST 2015: 100 Watts

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The 15th annual Versionfest, held throughout Bridgeport and debuting Lumpen Radio.

VERSIONFEST takes place at various locations throughout Bridgeport and events range in price from free to $85. Versionfest runs from 4/23-5/3.

2. The Mayor at The Hills Esthetic Center

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Work by Marcel Alcala.

The Hills Esthetic Center is located at 128 N. Campbell St. Reception is Saturday, 7pm.

3. Double Dialogues at DfbrL8r

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Presenting work by Manuel Vason, in collaboration with Guillermo Gomex-Pena, Heather Cassils, Jamie McMurry, Keijaun Thomas, Linda Montano, Marilyn Arsem, Mat Fraser and Zachery Drucker.

DfbrL8r is located at 1463 W. Chicago Ave. Performance and discussion Saturday, 8-11pm.

4. When Are We? at Comfort Station

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A happening by Heinze Flores (Alejandro Jimenez Flores and Paul Philipp Heinze)

Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Happening Friday, 8:30-10:30pm.

5. Kal Pani at THE MISSION

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Work by Maya Mackrandilal.

THE MISSION is located at 1431 W. Chicago Ave. Closing reception Friday, 6-8pm.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/9-7/11)

July 8, 2010 · Print This Article

This weekend is making up for the last couple slow ones. In all, 35 openings, with shows in all the standard art districts, a few museum events, and an awesome array of shows at the weird-ass venues that make Chicago such a vibrant art scene. Here’s my picks:

1. Living Treasure at Pentagon

“Living Treasure is a shadow of Pentagon Gallery’s first opening Nemesis, A show that engaged cultural others and darkness in music, film, literature and athleticism. Living Treasure attempts to take note from Nemesis but focuses on current global issues and America’s involvement with in them. Each artist transforms ideas of violence, destruction, environment, religion, and sexuality by utilizing different mediums and engaging the viewer to be critical of their own social nature. The show it’s self might seem sinister but stays satirical with subject and matter.” Work by Carl Baratta, Carolina Wheat, Montgomery Perry Smith, Theodore Darst, Ryan Ingebritson & Flash Gordon (1980).

Pentagon is located at 961 W. 19th St., 1F. Reception is PLEASE NOTE: Saturday from 7-10pm.

2. Younger Than Janis at Noble & Superior Projects

“The work of all of these artists (who together cover film, sculpture, sound, food, printed matter, painting, photography and video) considers the ephemeral nature of youth and beauty. The work ranges from musings on death to pursuit of an infinite youth, covering all the fleeting affect in between.” Work by Marcel Alcala, Ryan Barone, Lucas Blair, Patrick Bobilin, Connor Camburn, Kevin Clancy, Adam Cruces, Cara Anne Greene, Eliza Koch, Andre & Evan Lenox, Vanessa Macholl, Celia Marks, Ross Meckfessel, Michael Morris, Erin Nixon, Michael Radziewicz, Anna Rochinski, Steve Ruiz, Liz Rugg, Hannah Verrill, Blair Waters, Ali White, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Travis Wyche.

Noble & Superior Projects  is located at 1418 W. Superior St. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm, film screening is Saturday from 7-10pm.

3. A Packer Schopf 3-fer: “South County Scrapbook”, “Gleaners, Hawkers, and Reapers” and “Skivery”

Danny Hein: South County Scrapbook – “My drawings are inspired by romantic memories of growing up in rural Indiana. I always felt there was a lot of mystery there. The figures here represent the land. I think of them as corn-fed-ghosts.”

Catherine Jacobi: Gleaners, Hawkers, and Reapers – “The Histories of Objects are platforms from which Jacobi starts her pieces – considering a narrative that has already existed and one that she will have imagined existed. The novelty of form is that it leads you to believe it will endure. Look at a body, her body – immortality it seems is mortal.”

Nancy Bardawil & Casey Gunshel: Skivery – “Nancy Bardawil started her art career as a painter and a sculptor, but for the last twenty years she has been working in film as a director. Although she’s been painting since she was six-years-old, this is the first time she’s shown her paintings in public. As a child, Casey Gunschel learned to draw by way of National Geographic and Dungeons and Dragons monster manuals. That introduction has inspired a lifetime fascination with animals, creatures and all things wild.”

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

4. Action! at Chicago Art Department

ACTION! is a Chicago Art Department exhibition themed around the idea of the Hollywood summer blockbuster movie.  Since the release of Jaws in 1977, the summer movie season has, for better or for worse, become characterized by over the top, big budget, action, special-effects laden movies that we now know as “the summer blockbuster”.    The art in this exhibition looks at the summer movie as cultural phenomena and symbol, as nostalgia and memory, and yes even simple, mindless fun.” Work by Ryan Roberts, Christophe Roberts, Clare Rosean, Nat Soti, Jim Jeffers, Ali Serradge, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin, and Kerry Flaherty.

Chicago Art Department  is located at 1837 S Halsted St. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm.

5. Visible City: Map Room at Fill in the Blank Gallery

“Visible City: Map Room is part of an ongoing body of work by Aaron Delehanty in which painted images and drawn maps work together to build a mythos of a nonexistent place called Visible City. This exhibition highlights two features of this city—its urban physical space and its mental space—by showing scenes of the city as being designed in harmony with its surroundings. The maps of Visible City are strange and unique, different from your usual map because Visible City is a different kind of human settlement.”

Fill in the Blank Gallery is located at 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-11pm.