Sorry about last week, there was a rip in the space/time continuum, then my cat ate my homework. Seriously, and I don't even have a cat. But now I'm back. Once again, I'm actually going to be gone this weekend (I'll miss all ya'll at Saturday's party. I'm sending you bottle rockets in my mind), but you'll be here right? Good, 'cus thar be art in 'dem 'dar hills! Among all the rest, there's a new 12x12 up. Go fourth and see the chosen one. My friend once removed, Johanna Silva, has an opening at Whistler Storefrond Gallery. I've never been there, but everyone likes new places, right? West Loop, me ol' standby, is a bit lively, make sure ya stop by Andrew Rafacz. I also wanted to give a shout to a couple things going on Saturday (besides illicit fireworks): Heaven Gallery is having a DVD release party, and my buddy Alex is having an opening Twelve Galleries [February]. Horay! Well, keep Chicago warm for me, this time I don't get to go somewhere warmer. Over and out.
Openings for Friday, February 6th, 2009:
Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Emerging Artists Exhibit, group show. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-11 PM. 2/6-2/28.
Green Lantern - 1151 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Second Floor. Film Screening: Blinders: the Truth Behind Tradition. 7pm, Free, BYOB.
EAST VILLAGE –
Rotofugi - 1955 W. Chicago. Mini, 101 small paintings by Mark Pilon. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-9 PM. 2/6-2/21.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Art on Armitage - 4125 W. Armitage. Re:vision Re:cycled, Work by Kim McCarten. Reception Fri 2/6, 6:30-7:30 PM. 2/2-2/28.
Whistler Storefront Gallery - 2421 N. Milwaukee. Johannah Silva: Swimming to Eternity. Opening 6-9pm.
NEAR NORTH -
Effe Leven Gallery - 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 401. Black Tour, group exibition. Opening: February 6th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MCA - 220 E Chicago Ave. UBS 12x12: Curtis Mann. Opens Friday Feb 6 (6–10pm). Feb 7 – Mar 1
NORTH CENTER -
Chicago Mosaic School - 1800 W. Cuyler. Land Divisions: Landscapes in Mosaic, group show. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-9 PM. 2/6-3/28.
RIVER NORTH -
ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. Adrian Hatfield, Paintings and dioramas & Formation, Drawings and ceramic vessels by Vesna Jovanovic & Suitcase, group show. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-9 PM. 2/4-2/27.
Carl Hammer - 740 N. Wells. Leonard Koscianski. Reception Fri 2/6, 5:30-8 PM.
UKRAINING VILLAGE –
Ukrainian National Museum - 2249 W. Superior. Olena Onufriv, Landscapes on canvas. Feb. 6-28
WEST LOOP -
Andrew Rafacz Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. RACHEL MASON I Rule with a Broken Heart, new installation, video, and performance as well as a release of her first artist's book. Reception on Friday, February 6th, 5-8pm and a performance Saturday, February 7th, at 7pm. Exhibition continues through March 21, 2009
Function + Art - 1046 W. Fulton Mkt. Moments/Memory, Work by Etsuko Ichikawa made by drawing on paper with molten glass. Reception Fri 2/6, 5-8 PM. 2/6-2/28.
G.R. N'Namdi - 110 N. Peoria. Permission, Work by Gregory Coates. Reception Fri 2/6, 5-8 PM; Coates discusses his work, Sat 2/7, 2 PM. 2/6-4/3.
McCormick Gallery - 835 W. Washington. February 6 - March 7: Darrell Roberts, New Paintings
Monique Meloche - 118 N. Peoria. Paranormaldise, Sculptures by Justin Cooper. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-9 PM. 2/6-3/14.
Prism Contemporary Glass - 1048 W. Fulton Mkt. Core Sample, Sculptures by Scott Schroeder. Reception Fri 2/6, 5-8 PM. 2/6-2/28.
Thrones Gallery – 123 N. Jefferson St. 3rd Floor. The Brink, solo exibition featuring the work of Matt Nichols.
WICKER PARK -
Gallery 203 - 1579 N. Milwaukee. George Berlin. Reception Fri 2/6, 6-10 PM. 2/6-2/28.