Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Openings for Friday, February 27th ( or Can't pay for your mansion? Pawn your art!

Oh, Annie Leibovitz, has it come to this? Well, I guess we all need a pawn shop at times. I'm sorry, my dear crawlers, there isn't a lot going on, but there are a few things worth seeing. I want to give a shout out to Myeong Beom Kim, who has work at Thomas Masters, and Lilly McElroy, who has work up at Thomas Robertello. I can't not love taxidermied deer with insanely oversized antlers, and photos of people throwing themselves at others. Awesome. And if your looking for something to do Saturday night, the Post Family is throwing and art and music shindig at there place. Enjoy, my friends.


Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Marija Tanaskovic-Papadopoulos. Reception Fri 2/27, 6-10 PM. 2/27-3/1.

Loyola Univ. Crown Center Gallery - 1001 W. Loyola, 2nd fl. Fluxliminal, Photographs by Vesna Jovanovic and sculptures by Renee Prisble Una that explore the "inevitable decay or transformation of all things." 2/27-3/20.

Rotofugi - 1955 W. Chicago. St3ncil, Stencil art by Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, David Soukup, and Peat Wollaeger. Reception Fri 2/27, 6-10 PM. 2/27-3/15.

Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court - 78 E. Washington. Stitches, Symbols, and Stories, Fiber work by Bronwyn Elkuss. Reception Fri 2/27, 5-7:30 PM

Donald Young Gallery – 224 S Michigan Ave. Anne Chu, sculptures. Opening Friday 5-7pm.

Thomas Masters - 245 W. North. Breath, Installation by Myeong Beom Kim. Reception Fri 2/27, 5-8 PM. 2/27-3/29.

National Museum of Mexican Art - 1852 W. 19th. Muralla Sobre Lienzo: A Mural in Progress, Hector Duarte will be working on his 150-foot mural in the Torres Gallery Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, from March 4 to May 9. Reception Fri 2/27, 6-8 PM. 2/27-6/28.

David Weinberg - 300 W. Superior #203. Salt Water, Paintings by Jennifer Scott McLaughlin. Reception Fri 2/27, 5-8 PM. 2/27-4/11.

Flexspace - 2236 W. Belmont. The Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, A "collaboration of heartache, memory, and new meaning" by Cynthia L. Post. Visitors are encouraged to bring items from past relationships to be exchanged with items brought by others. Reception Fri 2/27, 7 PM. 2/27-3/28.

Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College – 1104 S. Wabash. About Time, Survey of work created by alumni of Columbia's Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts graduate program between 1991 and 2008 & Makeready, Choke, Bleed, and Knockout, Work by artists who use high-speed rotary offset printing presses, including Kevin Riordan, Jan Voss, Helen Douglas, and Telfer Stokes. Part of the upcoming Southern Graphics Conference (3/25-3/29).. Feb. 27-March 31

Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 W. Randolph. Gravity Buffs, Seven artists show work that "resists the normal axioms associated with gravity," featuring Jason Robert Bell, Amy Cutler, and Lilly McElroy. Reception Fri 2/27, 5-8 PM. 2/27-4/11.

Tony Wright Gallery – 119 N. Peoria. Half Life, Half Light, work by Leslie Baum & Natureza Morta, work by Jessica Mein. An opening reception will be held for both exhibitions on Friday, February 27th, from 5-8 pm.

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