Top 5 Weekend Picks (2/25-2/27)

February 24, 2011 · Print This Article

1. The Swimsuit Edition: A Visceral Body at Swimming Pool Project Space

Curated by Lisa Majer.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 120 N Green St #5E. Reception is Friday from 7-10pm.

2. Duncan Anderson at Firecat Projects

Allegorical sculptures.

Firecat Projects is located at 2124 N. Damen Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-9pm.

3. New Art From New Orleans at Western Exhibitions

Work by Stephen Collier, Brian Guidry, and Rachel Jones.

Western Exhibitions is located at 119 N. Peoria St., suite 2A. Reception is Friday from 5-8pm.

4. 100 Foot Ride at Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space

Work by Alexander Stewart.

Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space is located at 1254 N. Noble St. Reception is Saturday from 6-10pm.

5. Ruth Root and Miranda Lichtenstein at The Suburban

New works out in Oak Park.

The Suburban is located at 125 N Harvey Ave. Reception is Sunday from 2-4pm.




Top 5 Weekend Picks (2/11 & 2/12)

February 10, 2011 · Print This Article

1. Lumpen 1995 Sex Issue Release Party at Co-Prosperity Sphere

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.

2. The Warmth I Feel Is So Cold at Murdertown

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.

3. Every Thing That Rises Must Converge at Rainbo Club

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.

4. Breaking Up With Chicago at Swimming Pool Project Space

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.

5. A Coupling at HungryMan Gallery

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.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (1/21 – 1/23)

January 19, 2011 · Print This Article

1. Subtitles 1: Doves and Crocodiles at Threewalls


Edgar Allan Poe inspired work by Robert Ladislas Derr, Jac Jemc, Ryan Dunn and Joseph Kramer.

Threewalls is located at 119 N. Peoria St., #2C. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.

2. Matt Siber at Johalla Projects


Presenting new work from his Pulse series, as part of the ACRE Residency Program.

Johalla Projects is located at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-11pm.

3. A Healthy Skepticism at Swimming Pool Project Space

Featuring the work of Joshua Abelow, Carl Baratta, and Josh Reames.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

4. Chris Bradley at Shane Campbell Gallery

New sculptural works by Chicago artist Chris Bradley.

Shane Campbell Gallery (Oak Park) is located at 125 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park. Reception is Saturday from 6-8pm.

5. Maze at Roxaboxen Exhibitions

Work by Hyeon Jung Kim.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions is located at 2130 W. 21st. Reception is Sunday from 7-10pm.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (12/10-12/12)

December 8, 2010 · Print This Article

Select Media Festival 9: Infoporn II Exhibition & BYOB (Bring your own Beamer) at Co-Prosperity Sphere

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 Rafaël 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.

2. While What Waits at ROOMS Productions

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.

3. A Loss Like the Rome of Waiting at Linda Warren Gallery

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.

4. Wet Affairs at Swimming Pool Project Space -

Work by Jesse Butcher.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 6-9pm.

5. Melodie Provenzano and Rachel Hovnanian at Carrie Secrist Gallery

Two still life painters showing minimally colored works.

Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington. Reception is Saturday from 4-7pm.




Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/29-10/30)

October 28, 2010 · Print This Article

Hello again my friends. Sorry for the lateness. First off, one more round of shameless self promotion, and I promise this will be the last one for a while. This Saturday night, for one night only, Flesh and Bone, a exhibition curated by myself, Jeriah Hildwine, and Annie Heckman, will be up at Co-Prosperity Sphere and HPAC. We’ve brought together 24 amazing artists, and are presenting their macabre works for this exhibition. If you’re anywhere on the south side, or can get there, please stop by, you won’t be disappointed. You can hit HPAC any time between 1pm and 10pm. Co-Prosperity’s reception is from 7pm-9pm, after 9pm there is a cover, and bands will be playing. Ok, enough about that, on to the Top 5!

1. Finished at Linda Warren

Work by Zach Taylor and Aaron Williams.

Linda Warren Gallery is located at 1052 W. Fulton Mkt. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.

2. Hamish Fulton at Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Text based work at one of Chi-town’s blue chippers.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery is located at 118 N. Peoria St. Reception is Friday from 5:30-7pm.

3. It’s Your Funeral at Tattoo Factory Gallery -

Halloween horror art from the place that brought you The Unicorn Show.

Tattoo Factory Gallery is located at 4443 N. Broadway. Reception is Friday from 6-11pm.

4. Dirty Eyes at The Hills Esthetic Center -

No show image available, so I just picked something appropriate. And I quote, “Reuben Kincaid and The Hills Esthetic Center present an exhibition from the French Print House Le Dernier Cri.”

The Hills Esthetic Center is located at 128 N. Campbell Ave., Unit G. Reception is Friday from 8-11pm.

5. The Albatross at Swimming Pool Project Space

Work by David Harper.

Swimming Pool Project Space is located at 2858 W. Montrose Ave. Reception is Saturday from 5-9pm.