The Ides of March is but ten days away. If you're into togas and world domination, you better watch your back. On a lighter note, as dearest Scondo said but a few days ago, it is March, "in like a lion, out like a lamb." And I must say, it's getting mutton-ish already. Let's hope it stays this way (yeah, I know, fat chance). There are a few awesome things going down this weekend. The first thing to mention is a lecture by Catherine Opie (among others, or so it says) on Mapplethorpe. The Block Museum up in Evanston is putting it on Saturday. I'm going for sure. Wicker Park appears to be somewhat happening on Friday. If you're there, make sure you get to Lloyd Dobler, a bunch of our fellow emergin' artists, including Joe Hardesty, are showing. And if you're looking for something to do after the Opie lecture, head over to Eel Space in Humboldt Park. A whole slew of our printmaker extraordinaires are showing over there. But those are only three of the bizillion (ok, over statement, but still...) things going on. So, come on, get out of your house and enjoy the warmth, it's going to go away again before it stays for summer. Don't blow it, buddies!
Openings for Fri. Mar. 6, Sat. Mar. 7, & Sun. Mar. 8:
Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Global Implications, Work by 25 local printmakers, part of the 2009 Global Implications Conference. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-10 PM. 3/1-3/31.
HIGHLAND PARK -
Art Center in Highland Park - 1957 Sheridan Rd. For a Limited Time Only features work created to deliberately decay, disintegrate, or otherwise disappear during its relatively short run & TENDER CONTRADICTION – ABUNDANT AMBIVALENCE & IMAGE & WORD. Opens Friday Mar 6 (6:30–9pm). Mar 6–28
HUMBOLDT PARK -
Bella Vista Gallery - 1000 N. California. Body and Terrain, Work by Audry and Peter Cramblit, Lenin Delsol, Ted Preuss, Mary Qian, and Phil Renaud, with poetry. Reception Fri 3/6, 5-9 PM. 3/6-5/23.
LINCOLN PARK –
Chicago Art Source - 1871 N. Clybourn, 2nd fl. Sounding Out, Group show exploring the relationships of 11 artists to "either a common language or an invented one." Reception Fri 3/13, 6-9 PM. 3/6-4/18.
NORTH CENTER -
Peter Jones - 1806 W. Cuyler. Goodbye Caravaggio, Paintings by Tom Danch. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-10 PM. 3/5-3/22.
Thomas Masters - 245 W. North. Niente Paura, Abstract paintings by Thomas Masters. Reception Fri 3/6, 5-8 PM. 3/6-4/20.
Fill in the Blank - 5038 N. Lincoln. The Alchemy of Cooperation, Work by Alice K. DuBois and Timothy L. Campbell. Reception Fri 3/6, 8-11 PM. 3/6-4/26.
RIVER NORTH -
ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. Contemporary Sculpture and Prints by Emerging Local and International Artists, Work by NIU grad students Danielle Barton, Maribeth Coffey-Sears, Eric Fuertes, Peter Kenar, and Anna Kenar & Pueblitos, Photography by filmmakers Jorge Estrada and Daniela Paasch & Travel Journals, Installation by Laura Cloud. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-9 PM. 3/4-3/28.
Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. march 6: Gallery 1 & 2 will feature group show with gallery artists, Gallery 3: African Art.
Jean Albano - 215 W. Superior. Valerie Beller, paintings. Reception Fri 3/6, 5:30-7:30 PM. 3/6-4/18.
Richard Norton Gallery - 612 Merchandise Mart Plaza. The I.D. Years, Paintings and drawings by Richard Koppe. 3/6-4/3.
Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells. Blindsighted, Paintings by Sarah Krepp. Reception Fri 3/6, 5-8 PM. 3/6-4/14.
Schneider Gallery - 230 W. Superior. March 6– April 28: Gordon Muehle.
Stephen Daiter - 311 W. Superior #408. Marvin E. Newman and Yasuhiro Ishimoto, photos. Reception Fri 3/6, 5-8 PM. 3/6-4/25.
RIVER WEST –
Woman Made Gallery - 685 N. Milwaukee. 12th International Open, Juried group show featureing work by 44 women & Dig In, Float Up, Photos and "wearable sculptures" by Tracy Featherstone and Krista Connerly. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-9 PM. 3/6-4/16.
WEST LOOP -
Black Walnut - 220 N. Aberdeen. We, the Mennonites, Group show of work by 11 Mennonite artists. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-9 PM.
Flatfile - 217 N Carpenter. Kahil El'Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble featuring Corey Wilkes and Ernest Kahbeer Dawkins and special guest DJ Madrid this Friday, March 6 (Doors open 8PM) They are performing within Inspired Terrain, "In the Land of Love There is No Garbage." installation.
Function+Art - 1046 W Fulton Market. TransAtlantic Ties: Tomas Brzon and Chad Holliday. Opening reception Friday, March 6, 2009, 5 to 8 p.m.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE -
Ukrainian National Museum - 2249 W. Superior. The Krychevskys' Artistic Dynasty, Work by Vasyl H. Krychevsky and his daughter Halyna Krychevska-Linde, granddaughter Oksana Linde de Ochoa, and great-granddaughter Blanca M. Linde. Reception Fri 3/6, 7 PM. 3/6-4/26.
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture - 6500 S. Pulaski. Something in Common, Photos and other work by Aurelija Cepulinskaite. Reception Fri 3/6, 7 PM. 3/6-4/10.
WICKER PARK -
Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N. Milwaukee. Flat Iron Artists' Association Presents Wicker Park / Bucktown First Fridays. First Friday of each month. March 6, 6-10pm
Gallery 203 - 1579 N. Milwaukee. Todd Willing II, metal sculptures. Reception Fri 3/6, 6-9 PM. 3/6-3/39.
Lloyd Dobler Gallery - 1545 W. Division. Diana Behl, Shira Soskel, Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson, Ryan McMurran, Jeremy Lundquist, Noah Hyleck, Joe Hardesty, Regan Golden-McNerney, Alex Chitty: Case-By-Case Basis. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
ThinkArt - 1530 N. Paulina, suite F. An Eye on Music: 1982-2007, Photos of music icons by French rock photographer Richard Bellia, accompanied by a screening of Shanti Masud's 2008 rock doc But We Have the Music. Reception Fri 3/6, 5-11 PM. 3/6-3/30.
Caro d'Offay Gallery - 2204 W. North Ave. March 7: A closing reception for Chad Attie and Luftwerk takes place from 6-10pm.
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art - 40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL. Robert Mapplethorpe: Artist and Activist A Panel Discussion with Catherine Opie and others Saturday, March 7, 2 to 4 pm Reception to follow
HUMBOLDT PARK -
Eel Space - 2846 W. North #1A. Forces of Nature, Work by Katy Collier, Rebecca Schoenecker, Val Snobeck, and Brett Tracy. Reception Sat 3/7, 6-9 PM. 3/7-4/5.
Chicago Art Department - 1837 South Halsted. Evita el Exceso, In the second coming of Tripa Colectivo, Mike Wilgus joins the experimental artist group in their continued exploration of culture and gender issues embedded in the mundane. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 7pm-12am.
RIVER NORTH -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - Saturday Art Gallery Tour, guided tour of 4 galleries in the River North district. 11AM - 12:30PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin. This week a representative from Schneider Gallery will lead the tour to: Catherine Edelman Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery, and Schneider Gallery. FREE.
WEST LOOP -
Spudnik Press - 1821 W. Hubbard, suite 308. Tender Twenties Print Exchange. Work by twenty artists addressing what it means to have been born after 1979 and before 1988. Reception Sat 3/7, 6-10 PM. 3/7-3/28.
HYDE PARK -
Renaissance Society at UC- Cobb Hall, 4th floor, 5811 South Ellis Avenue. LECTURE: Bernard E. Harcourt, “You are entering a gay and lesbian free zone.” Sunday, March 8, 2:00 pm.