So appearently the talk of the town right now is Southern Graphics Council's shindigery this weekend. They got all kinds of stuff going on all over town. Shout out to our lovely ladies (and possibly gentelmen) of Grad Print, who are rocking Selective Perceptions and Response on Friday, as well as Fresh Prints and a sweet SGC after party at the VFW on Saturday. I'm heading to a few SGC events myself, then I'm off to the West Loop, it's going to be busy. If you head there, be sure you get into Andrew Rafacz. He's showing someone I recently discovered: Corey Arnold. It's fantastic. If your feeling like venturing out of the "neighborhoods," check out Roots and Culture and/or Old Gold. They'll show you good times. That's all for now, I'll see you on the streets...
OPENINGS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY:
The Green Lantern - 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. Without You I am Nothing, curated by Anne Elizabeth Moore and featuring work by Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, and Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro. Friday, the 27th of March from 6-9.
EAST ROGERS PARK -
The Crown Center Gallery at Loyola University - 1001 W. Loyola. BLING: Student Juried Competition, mixed media. Opening reception, Friday, March 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Betty Rymer Gallery – 280 S. Columbus Dr. "Invasive," Brought together in "Invasive," the woodcut prints of Nicola Lopez and Sandow Birk employ centuries old techniques to contemporary subjects and take a careful, personal look at our world. Friday, March 27, 4:30-8:00pm.
Illinois Institute of Art Gallery 180 - 180 N. Wabash. Robert Bornhuetter, Lithographs inspired by the tropics of Brazil. Reception Fri 3/27, 5:30-7:30 PM. 2/16-4/17.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery - 100 W. Randolph, Suite 2-100. Nancy Bechtol, Kathy Berger, AnnMarie Cernoch, Mary Patten, Ines Sommer, Joan Truckenbrod: Illinois Women Video Artists. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Robert Morris College State Street Gallery - 401 S. State. A Printmaking Trilogy, Work by Leonard Lehrer, Raymond Martin, and Virginia Myers. Reception Fri 3/27, 6-8 PM. 3/27-4/26.
NOBLE SQUARE -
Roots and Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee. I Don't Believe You, Work by Jamisen Ogg, Oli Watt, and Lauren Anderson. Reception Fri 3/27, 6-9 PM. 3/27-5/2.
NORTH CENTER -
Peter Jones - 1806 W. Cuyler. Ivan Trava and Ben Ritchey, Ceramics and collage. Reception Fri 3/27, 6-11 PM. 3/27-3/29.
RIVER NORTH –
Marwen - 833 N Orleans St. “Surface Matter/Printed Matter” a group show of student work. Fri 5pm–7pm.
Printworks - 311 W. Superior #105. Fauna and Flora, Paintings, prints, and drawings by James Mesple. Reception Fri 3/27, 5-7:30 PM. 3/27-5/2.
Russell Bowman - 311 W. Superior #115. Roger Brown, Paintings and constructions from 1968-1980. Reception Fri 3/27, 5:30-8 PM. 3/13-5/16.
WEST LOOP -
65Grand - 1378 W. Grand. New Kind of Kick, Paintings by Jasmine Justice. Reception Fri 3/27, 7-10 PM. 3/27-4/25.
Andrew Rafacz Gallery - 835 W. Washington. Corey Arnold, FISH-WORK & Cody Hudson: thanks man, see you around man, fuck yeah, you guys are wild, thanks man, i dig it, see you. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carrie Secrist Gallery - 835 W. Washington. March 27: Dana DeGiulio: new paintings.
Function + Art - 1046 W. Fulton Mkt. Vitreography, Group show of prints from glass plates. Reception Fri 3/27, 5-8 PM. 3/27-4/25.
Kavi Gupta - 835 W. Washington. Proposals for Remnants, Paintings by Angelina Gualdoni & Vaguely Paperly, Group show curated by Chris Johanson and featuring work by Randy Colosky, Dana Dart-McLean, Brendan Fowler, and others. Reception Fri 3/27, 5-8 PM. 3/27-5/9.
Rhona Hoffman - 118 N. Peoria. Light, Time, Chemistry, Work by Spencer Finch, including a "photographic device composed of mirrors and duct vents that extends out through the gallery window and allows a view of the sky from indoors." Reception Fri 3/27, 5-7:30 PM. 3/27-5/2.
Walsh - 118 N. Peoria, 2nd fl. Winged Pilgims and Other Creatures, Work by photographer and installation artist Sheba Chhachhi. Reception Fri 3/27, 5-8 PM. 3/27
EAST ROGERS PARK –
Heartland Café - 7000 N. Glenwood. Global Instigations, Sociopolitical themed work by Wisconsin artist collective Art Surge. Reception Sat 3/28, 5 PM. 3/28-4/25.
EAST VILLAGE -
The Family Room - 1821 W Hubbard St, suite 202. Margin Detail: A Doodle Party, The Post Family celebrates the launch of “doodle blog” and zine Margin Detail, which contains contributions from Chad Kouri, Sighn, Sarah Miller and other illustrators. For more information, visit thepostfamily.com. Sat 6pm–10pm
LOGAN SQUARE -
Old Gold - 2022 N. Humboldt, basement. C.J. Matherne and Jamisen Ogg, Paintings and drawings. Reception Sat 3/28, 7-10 PM. 3/28-4/26.
Chicago Art Department - 1837 S Halsted St. Twitter Island, Seth Gershberg and Lauri Apple investigate Twitter's potential to “reveal human behavior and foster artistic inspiration” with 30 laptop–toting volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, contact Apple at email@example.com. Sat 1pm–3pm
Prospectus - 1210 W. 18th. Relief Print Dreams, Relief prints by Rene Hugo Arceo. Reception Sat 3/28, 5-10 PM. 3/25-6/6.
RIVER NORTH -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks. This week a representative from Perimeter Gallery will lead the tour to: Melanee Cooper Gallery, Judy A Saslow Gallery, Byron Roche Gallery and Perimeter Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE -
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - 2320 W Chicago Ave. Ukrainian Artists in the Context of the Paris School, Artists including Alexander Archipenko and Sonia Delaunay figure in art historian Vita Susak's lecture. Sat 7pm.
WEST LOOP -
Mars Gallery - 1139 W. Fulton Market. March 28: Silent Majority - join us and proclaim your allegiance to creating culture. 8pm-midnight.
WICKER PARK -
Mostly - 1619 W. Julian, #1. Poop Yer Nerfect Pants, Work by Pooper (Elisa Harkins), Nerfect (Mr. Walters), and Pants Laroo. Reception Sat 3/28, 7-11 PM ( 21+). 3/28-4/25.