A graphic, editorial overview of art, artists, and visual art events, found in and around Chicago over the course of the preceding month. All artwork copyright original artists; all photography copyright Paul Germanos.
Thelonious Elliot and Wray Morgan Herbert-King @ ACRE Projects
Above: Theo Elliot at left; Morgan Herbert-King at right; opening night at ACRE Projects.
Thelonious Elliot and Wray Morgan Herbert-King
“Moving a Hole”
January 20 â€“ February 4
1913 W. 17th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Dmitry Samarov @ Chicago Public Library
Above: “Algren” 2012
Above: “Morandi” 2011, top; “Entrapment” 2012, bottom.
January 11 – March 1, 2013
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Goshka Macuga @ Smart Museum of Art
Above: Exhibition closing and curator talk (MCA curator Dieter Roelstraete, left, and Smart curator Stephanie Smith, right) January 13, 2013
“Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not,” panel 2
(wool tapestry from photo collage, approx. 11 x 38 feet, half of diptych)
December 13, 2012 â€“ January 13, 2013
Smart Museum of Art (lobby)
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Robert Chase Heishman @ Roots & Culture
Above: Robert Chase Heishman with artwork at Roots & Culture, opening night.
Robert Chase Heishman
January 18 – February 16, 2013
Roots & Culture
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Curated by Eric May, Stephanie Cristello and Allison Glenn
Artwork by Robert Chase Heishman, Jessica Labatte, Alistair Matthews, and Liz Nielsen
R. H. Quaytman @ The Renaissance Society
Above: Peeking inside the piece “Public Space/Two Audiences”
R. H. Quaytman
“Passing Through The Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25″
January 6 â€“ February 17, 2013
The Renaissance Society
5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Deborah Baker @ Packer Gallery
Above: Cotton on linen, embroidery, under glass, framed.
January 11 – February 16
Packer Schopf Gallery
942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Sarah Mendelsohn @ The Plaines Project
Above: Sarah Mendelsohn with her artwork at The Plaines Project, opening night.
January 19 â€“ February 8, 2013
The Plaines Project
1822 S. Desplaines St.
Tom Torluemke @ Hyde Park Art Center
Above: Tom Torluemke with his horrific vision of environmental degradation, shot at the opening reception.
“Fearsome Fable â€“ Tolerable Truth”
January 20, 2013 â€“ April 28, 2013
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
Teruko Nimura @ Roxaboxen Exhibitions / ACRE Projects
Above: Hummingbird in flight, floral origami aim, installation at Roxaboxen.
“Potentialities,” a two-person show with Milcah Bassel
January 20 – February 1, 2013
Roxaboxen Exhibitions / ACRE Projects
2130 W. 21st St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Scott Hocking @ Chicago Artistsâ€™ Coalition
Above: Scott Hocking with artwork at opening reception for “EXCHANGE: Chicago-Detroit”
CHICAGO: Chicago Artistsâ€™ Coalition, Chicago IL
January 11 – 31, 2013
DETROIT: Cave Gallery and Public Pool, Detroit, MI
February 23 – March 16, 2013
Chicago Artistsâ€™ Coalition,
217 N. Carpenter Street,
Chicago IL 60607
Edie Fake @ Thomas Robertello
Above: Edie Fake at opening reception; artwork in background.
January 4 – February 16, 2013
Thomas Robertello Gallery
27 N. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Lauren Payne and Erin Washington @ Johalla Projects / ACRE Projects
Above: Lauren Payne and Erin Washington’s collaborative installation, opening night.
Above: Jenny Kendler (ACRE Board of Directors) left; Lauren Payne, right; opening night.
Lauren Payne and Erin Washington
“As Above So Below”
January 25 – 31, 2013
Johalla Projects / ACRE Projects
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 209
Harvey Moon @ Hauser Gallery
Above: Harvey Moon with “drawing machine” installed in gallery, opening night.
January 25 – March 22, 2013
230 W. Superior St.
Paul Germanos: Born November 30, 1967, Cook County, Illinois. Immigrant grandparents, NYC. High school cross country numerals and track letter. Certified by the State of Illinois as a peace officer. Licensed by the City of Chicago as a taxi driver. Attended the School of the Art Institute 1987-1989. Studied the history of political philosophy with the students of Leo Strauss from 2000-2005. Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Motorcyclist.
1. MORE IS MORE at HAUSER Gallery
Work by Meryl Bennett and Matt Taber, Britton Black, Anita Brathwaite, Guerrilla Smiles, Jane Georges, John Kurtz, Julia Haw, Marc Hauser, Deborah Lader, Jean Loup Sieff, Grace Molek, Harvey Moon, On The Real Film, Rabbits, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Bill Sosin, and Xiao Tse.
HAUSER Gallery is located at 230 W. Superior St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
2. Twelve Galleries Project presents Quarterly Site #12: EPIC SOMETHING at Hyde Park Art Center
Curated by Zach Dodson, Dan Gleason, and Caroline Picard, with work Jesse Ball, Irina Botea, EC Brown, Lilli CarrÃ©, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Edie Fake, Heather Mekkelson, B. Ingrid Olson, Frank Pollard, Aay Preston-Myint, Deb Sokolow, Bill Talsma, and Viktor Van Bramer.
Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Reception Sunday, 2-5pm.
3. Blank Origin at The Franklin
Work by Justin Bendell, Terence Hannum, Thad Kellstadt, David More, and Bert Stabler.
The Franklin is located at 3522 W. Franklin Blvd. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm.
4. Durationals no.1 is located at Anatomy/Gift/Association
Work by Kiam Junio, Chelsey Sprengeler, Natalia Nicholson, Joshua Roginsky and Collin Pressler.
Anatomy/Gift/Association is located at 1619 W. 16th St. Reception Saturday, 7-9pm.
5. Where I’d Leave the Thing Itself at Roots and Culture
Work by Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart.
Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
1. C____ of the eye / C____ of the Hand at Johalla Projects
Work by Ivan Lozano.
Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.
2. Don’t Forget to Boogie at Roots and Culture
Work by Andy Roche.
Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm.
3. The Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site at Western Exhibitions
Work Sarah Belknap, Joseph Belknap, Christalena Hughmanick and Sarah Jones.
Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception Saturday 5-8pm.
4. This Must Be the Place at Chicago Urban Art Society
Work by Stacey Rozich.
Chicago Urban Art Society is located at 600 W. Cermak Rd., Unit 1B. Reception Friday, 7pm-12am.
5. Cheating Hearts at Firecat Projects
Work by Jon Langford.
Firecat Projects is located at 2124 N. Damen Ave. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.
1. YOU, I, YOU SEE at Co-Prosperity Sphere
Work by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFA students.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception Friday 6-9pm.
2. All in One at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Work by Rebecca Shore.
Corbett vs. Dempsey is located at 1120 N. Ashland Ave. Reception Friday 5-8pm.
3. Modern Model at Roots and Culture
Work by Andy Hall and Kaylee Rae Wyant.
Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday 6-9pm.
4. The Fidelity of Instruments at The Plaines Project
Work by Jesus Mejia.
The Plaines Project is located at 1822 S Des Plaines St. Reception Friday 7-10pm.
5. Evil Is Interesting at Antena
Curated by Michael Workman/Antidote Projects
Antena is located at 1765 S. Laflin St. Reception Friday 6-10pm.