Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Openings for Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st

Well hello all of my daises. As I write this, I am watching Six String Samuri. Mmmm...distraction. First off, our dear BFAs are having their coming of age party this Friday, AKA THE BFA SHOW! Woohoo! Bridgeport is rocking this weekend. Friday they're open all over the place, then Saturday night is Co-Prosperity Sphere's one fund raiser for Version 09. It costs $10, but all the scrill is going to put on Version 09. Come if ya got the cash, I'll be there. S'bout all for now. Oh, and if ya have a change, swing by Glass Curtain Gallery, there's a pretty awesome show there right now. I'll discuss in my next round of Notes From the Morning After. Do ya'll even read this stuff? Whateva...enjoy the art.

FRIDAY - LinkAndersonville -
Swedish American Museum - 5211 N. Clark. Between Heaven and Earth. Oil paintings and collages by Katarina Jonsson Soderberg. Reception Fri 3/20, 6-8 PM. 3/20-6/14.

Bridgeport -
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th. Collective Resonance, Group show. Reception Fri 3/20, 7-10 PM. 3/20-4/17.

Benton House - 3052 S Gratten. viva la RESIDENCE, Artists-in-residence Angela Rojas, Ben Noetzel, Manuel Saucedo, Simeon Nikolov and Olivia May will display their wares and information about our new arts-based after school program. 6-10pm.

Medicine Cabinet - 3216 S Morgan St, Apt. 4R. “JT Rogstad.” Rogstad's sci-fi diorama recreates in miniature “the island city of a fallen street racer.” For more information, call 630-849-7750 or visit Fri 7pm–11pm

Normal Projects - 2844 S Normal Ave. Lydia Moyer/Luke Dowd, Moyer's video Mountain Loop (remix) responds to industrial processes and the American landscape. Gemstone-cutting inspired Dowd's abstract collage, which incorporates watercolor and spray paint. By appointment only through Apr 17.

Second Bedroom Project Space - 3216 Morgan. Lesson Plan, Installation by Edra Soto incorporating work by her students. Reception Fri 3/20, 7-11 PM. 3/20-4/10.

East Rogers Park -
Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University - 1001 W. Loyola, Suite 200. Vesna Jovanovic, Renee Prisble Una: Fluxliminal. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lakeview -
Diane Tanios - 3243 N. Broadway. Persona Anima, Paintings by Lauren Swedlow. Reception Fri 3/20, 6-10 PM. Swedlow will discuss her work every Friday at 7 PM. 3/20-4/25.

Logan Square -
Mini Dutch - 3111 W. Diversey. Dusty Bunnyfield vs. Molotovia Cottontail, Three-part evolving show of work by EC Brown, Lucia Fabio, and others.

Loop -
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Inquire Within: Soul Searching and Truth Seeking by Artists With Disabilities, Paintings, drawings, photos, and more by Project Onward artists. Reception Fri 3/20, 6-8 PM. 3/20-5/17.

School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries - 33 S. State, 7th fl. BFA Undergraduate Exhibition, Work by 230 SAIC undergrads. Reception Fri 3/20, 7-10 PM. 3/21-4/3. Fri 6pm–9pm

Near North -
Maurice Sternberg - 875 N. Michigan #2850. Light from the Past, Retrospective of paintings by Ian Hornak. Reception Fri 3/20, 5-8 PM. 3/20-4/30.

River North -
Addington - 704 N. Wells. Waxworks IV, Encaustic paintings by Thomas Frank, Jordi Pedrola, and Dan Addington. Reception Fri 3/20, 5-8 PM. 3/20-4/15.

Carl Hammer - 740 N. Wells. You Get What You Deserve, Paintings by Cameron Gray comprised of several smaller paintings. Reception Fri 3/20, 5:30-8 PM

Marx-Saunders - 230 W. Superior. Drawing on Form, Blown glass by Jose Chardiet. Reception Sat 3/21, noon-5 PM; Chardiet gives a glassblowing demo at 10 AM and discusses his work at 1 PM. 3/21-4/25.

Nicole - 230 W. Huron. Paul S. Benjamin and Salah Mubarek. Reception Fri 3/20, 5-8 PM. 3/20-5/24.

West Loop -
moniquemeloche gallery - 118 N. Peoria. Scott Stack: SCOTT STACK. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Bridgeport -
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219-21 South Morgan Street. Matériel Magazine and Pr Launch Party and fundraiser for Version festival and Public Media Institute. Please come and help us raise funds to pay for Version>09 Immodest Proposals. We will be giving to evreyone who attends a complementary copy of our new Proximity publishing project, Matériel and the new Pr poster/newsletter. $10 Suggested Donation. March 21, 2009, 8pm.

Bucktown -
Green Lantern Gallery - 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. "Dancing Young Men From High Windows.” This Saturday, March 21st @ 7pm.

River North -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - River North. Saturday Art Gallery Tour Free - guided tour of 4 galleries in the River North district; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin This week a representative from Ann Nathan Gallery will lead the tour to: Printworks, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Habatat Galleries and Ann Nathan Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM

South Loop -
Museum of Contemporary Photography - 600 S. MICHIGAN AVE. LECTURE: Humanature by Peter Goin @ Ferguson Auditorium, Columbia College, 600 South Michigan Avenue, 1st Floor / Reception to follow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Humanature is photographer Peter Goin's attempt to focus public debate on how nature is perceived. According to Goin, nature is a culturally created illusion, a fiction dramatically reinforced through a tradition of environmental management. While our power is unprecedented and profound, humans comprehend little of the long-range impact of the manipulation of nature. Goin's photographs of pristine, human-made lakes, waterfalls, and beaches; designer forests; and a human-made tornado-sites promoted as "natural"-help him interpret and document the human re-creation of nature and confirm the extent to which people and nature have merged to become "humanature." Peter Goin is a Foundation Professor of photography and videography at the University of Nevada, Reno. 6:00-7:15 PM

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