Ok all, I'm keeping it short on the B.S. this time 'round. I headed out to a few previews today with Paul Klein, who was so kind as to let me tag along. He has write ups on everything we saw in The Art Letter. I loved Lucy Slivinsky's work up at Flatfile. Crazy sculptures made out of detritus, it made me giggle and want to go excavate old dumps. If you're in the West Loop (which you should be) make sure you stop by there. While you're there, head over to 119 N. Peoria. Threewalls, Western Exhibitions, and Spoke are all opening. At Threewalls, head to the back room for Lisa Anne Auerbach's piece, The Tract House. Got to love take away art. If you feel like heading south, the Bridgeport crew is rocking tonight. Big, loud, rockin 'n rolling. And don't forget: if you're cruising Milwaukee, head for Roots & Culture, they always put on a good show. I'm going to be crawlin' with my buddies Shannon Benine, Elise Goldstein, and my boy Jeriah. If ya want to crawl alongside us, lem'me know. And remember, my dear crawlers, there's nothing like a cold Grolsch, some warm slumgullion, and a bit'o'art as seen through crowds of people to keep you toasty on a winter night. See you out there!
Openings for Friday, February 20th:
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Stray Flowers, Oil paintings by Linda Kramer. Reception Fri 2/20, 6-9 PM. 2/20-4/19.
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th. As Above, So Below , Oil paintings by Mark Zlotkowski. Reception Fri 2/20, 7-10 PM. 2/20-3/15.
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S Morgan Street. 131+ paintings by Dave the Light Bulb Man. Dave The Lightbulb Man is having his first solo exhibition of recent works. His “impressionistic” series will be on view Friday February 20 between 6-10pm.
Second Bedroom - 3216 S.Morgan St. Apt. 4R. HUNGRY, works by Rafael Barontini & Ryan Murray, An installation in the Medicine Cabinet portion of the space. February 20 – March 13, 2009. Opening Reception: Friday February 20th, 7-11pm
Eyeporium - 1543 N. Milwaukee. Eye of the Future, Installation and paintings by Jason Brammer. Reception Fri 2/20, 7-10 PM, with a live painting performance by Brammer. 2/20-3/27.
EAST VILLAGE -
Salvage One - 1840 W. Hubbard. City of Found Children, Gel-transferred images on found windows and doors by Mike Nourse. Reception Fri 2/20, 7-10 PM. Ongoing.
LAKEVIEW EAST -
Maison Rouge - 2828 N. Clark. Group show, Work by eight African-American artists celebrating Black History Month. Reception Sat 2/21, 5-9 PM. 2/21-3/21.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Old Gold - 2022 North Humboldt Boulevard. Sebastian Craig, DERMA. DERMA is an exhibition of sculpture and video. Sebastian Craig lives and works in London, UK, where he is the director of i-cabin. Opening Reception: February 20, 7-10PM.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery - 100 W Randolph. Across the Divide. Opens at 5-7pm.
MoCP – 600 S. Michigan. ICE at MoCP Featuring Phyllis Chen, piano and toy piano. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), recently described in the New Yorker magazine as “a powerhouse of new-music programming on a Chicago-New York axis,” is proud to present the third concert of its new chamber music series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Friday, February 20, 7:30 PM @ MoCP
NOBLE SQUARE -
Roots & Culture - 1034 n Milwaukee Ave. The End of Analog, group show. The conclusion of analog television broadcasting in the U.S. can be understood as heralding the arrival of the digital era. Opening Friday, February 20th, 6pm-9pm.
antena - 1765 S. Laflin St. “The Pour Rubber” Individual & Collaborative Works by Paul Nudd & Nick Black. February 20 - March 21, 2009. opening reception: Friday, February 20 6-10pm
RIVER NORTH -
Addington - 704 N. Wells. Terra Accendo, Group show of work by "painters who explore the relationship of light and the natural environment." Reception Fri 2/20, 4:30-6:30 PM. 2/20-3/11.
Printworks - 311 W. Superior #105. Norbert Freese, Works on paper. Reception Fri 2/20, 5-7:30 PM. 2/20-3/21.
RIVER WEST -
Phaiz Gallery - 673 N. Milwaukee. Richard Colman: Opera Pin.Opening 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WEST LOOP -
65Grand – 1378 W. Grand. Belief in Doubt in Painting, Work by Erik Wenzel. Reception Fri 2/20, 7-10 PM. 2/20-3/21.
Flatfile - 217 N. Carpenter. Drawn, Paintings and drawings by Carl Krull & Inspired Terrain,Sculpture by Lucy Slivinski & Modern Groceries, Work by Stephanie Dean & Palimpset, Sculpture by Jennifer Mannebach & Paper/Ink/Press, Group show of prints. Reception Fri 2/20, 5-9 PM. 2/20-3/27.
Living Room - 1530 W. Superior. Between Fiction and Make-Believe , Interactive audio installation by Christy Matson. Reception Fri 2/20, 6-8 PM. 2/20-3/27.
Packer Schopf - 942 W. Lake. Ce n'est pas un spectacle de caractères, Prints by six gallery artists & Meccano, Sculpture by Michael Thompson made from vintage erector sets. Reception Fri 2/20, 5-8 PM. 2/20-3/28.
Spoke - 119 N. Peoria, Unit 3D. My Whole Life, Thirty paintings from the pages of Ryan B. Richey. Opening: Friday, February 20th 6p.m. - 9p.m.
ThreeWalls - 119 N. Peoria. Holle Cambodia a project by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Dispatch: a threewalls a project organized by Shannon Stratton, & The Tract House a project by Lisa Anne Auerbach. Curator’s Talk with Anne Elizabeth Moore:March 26th, 2009, 6pm. Opening Reception:
February 20th, 2009, 6-9pm
Western Exhibitions - 119 N Peoria St, #2A. Adriane Herman with Human Doings & Prints from Fresh Hot Press. February 20 - March 28, 2009
WICKER PARK -
Corbett vs. Dempsey - 1120 N. Ashland, 3rd fl. Red Sun, Black Moon, Paintings by expressionist Robert Donley. Reception Fri 2/20, 5-9 PM. 2/20-3/28.