Art time. Drumroll please...here's what I say you should do, should you choose to follow my lead (a dubious practice at best). Friday: if you're down south, APRIL Gallery is rocking work from the VCS crew; Spoke and Tony Wight are rocking out in the West Loop; and BEST OF ALL, there's an art raffle/auction at Country Club to benefit Version 09. If you don't know about Version 09, check it out here. That's where I'll be, you should too! Saturday: if you're in the Bridgeport neighborhood, stop into Normal Projects, support the good apartment spaces of this city; if you're on the north side instead, head for Linda Warren in the afternoon, and Roots and Culture at night. As for Sunday, being the day of rest an' all, why not spend it at The Family Room with The Post Family.
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th. 4 Printmakers: Under the Impression, Work by Janice Meister, Deborah Maris Lader, Heather Page, and Mary Bookwalter. Reception Fri 4/17, 7-10 PM. 4/17-5/13.
APRIL Gallery - 3012 S. Archer Ave. TOO BIG TO FAIL: Texts, Objects, Bodies, and Images. Work by SAIC VCS students, including Ellen Hartwell Alderman, Alicia Chester, Mike Gibisser, Rebecca Gordon, Szu-Han Ho, Katherine Lennard, Kristi McGuire, Andrea Slavik, Samantha Topol, Lisa Young-Kutsukake. April 17th - May 10th 2009. Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th, 7-10 pm
Hyde Park -
International House at the University of Chicago - 1414 E 59th St. The Guerrilla Girls, Founding member Frida Kahlo discusses the gorilla-masked activists' hilarious indictments of sexism in the art world and other cultural spheres. 7pm–8:30pm
Logan Square -
Hungry Man - 2135 N. Rockwell. Western, Sculpture and other work by Jim Zimpel. Reception Fri 4/17, 6-11 PM. 4/18-4/19, noon-6 PM, then by appointment through 4/24.
Betty Rymer Gallery - 280 S. Columbus. Artbash, Work by SAIC first-year students. Reception Fri 4/17, 4:30-8 PM. 4/18-5/1.
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Doris Monti & Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: SORROWS OF SWANS II. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-7:30 PM. 4/10-5/17.
Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 W Randolph. LAURA FAYER - Pull of the Moon. April 17 through June 13, 2009. Opening reception Friday April 17, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
River North -
Addington - 704 N. Wells. The Air and Water Show, Paintings by Julia Katz & Portraits and Still Life, Diptych paintings by Joseph Hronek. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-6/3.
Byron Roche Gallery - 750 N. Franklin. April 17 - May 30: Group show.
David Weinberg Gallery - 300 W. Superior Street Ste. 203. A solo show for Richard Hunt opening April 17, 2009. The artist will be present at the opening reception from 5-8pm on Friday April 17, 2009.
Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. April 17 - June 3: Gallery 1 & 2: Landscapes: Group show featuring paintings by Debbie Angell, Tom Brydelsky, Sandrine Kern & Anna Pales, Gallery 3: African Art.
Judy Saslow - 300 W. Superior. Far Out 2009, Work by outsider and contemporary artists, featuring Ben Hotchkiss. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-5/30.
Marwen - 833 N Orleans St. Artist Talk: Dawoud Bey. His exhibition “Class Pictures,” which includes numerous images of Chicago youth, opens at the Milwaukee Art Museum this week. Free. 6pm.
Melanee Cooper - 740 N. Franklin. Ephemeral Beauty, Work by Sylvain Louis-Seize. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-5/30.
Perimeter - 210 W. Superior. Robert Kushner. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-5/30.
Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells. Group show. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-6/2.
Vale Craft - 230 W. Superior. Group show, Works in clay, fiber, metal, glass, and wood. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-5/30.
Zg - 300 W. Superior. Clearing, Paintings and works on paper by Molly Briggs. Reception Fri 4/17, 5:30-7:30 PM. 4/17-5/23.
Zolla/Lieberman - 325 W. Huron. Murmur, Work by Cheonae Kim. Reception Fri 4/17, 5-8 PM. 4/17-6/6.
University Village/Little Italy -
National Public Housing Museum - 1322-24 W. Taylor. April 17: Inside Out - A series of audio & visual installations in the former Jane Addams Homes. Experience the future National Public Housing Museum through the eyes & voices of generations who have made their homes in public housing. 1 night only, 6-10pm
West Loop –
Spoke - 119 N. Peoria. Spoke is pleased to announce the opening of I try to erase you but you’re still here, a collaborative project with photographs by Regina Mamou and writings by James Rigato. April 17 through April 28 and opens with a reception on Friday, April 17 from 6-9pm.
Tony Wight Gallery - 119 North Peoria Street. Olio, a group exhibition that addresses contemporary articulations of collage & Luke Dowd, Happy Happy Sad Sad. An opening reception will be held for both exhibitions on Friday, April 17th, from 5-8 pm.
Wicker Park -
Country Club Chicago - 1100 N Damen. Version Fest Fundraiser - This is a raffle/auction party to raise funds for the 8th annual Version Fest. April 17th 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM.
normal projects - 2844 s normal ave. Luke Dowd, Lydia Moyer: LUKE DOWD / LYDIA MOYER. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Humboldt Park -
Eel Space - 2846 W. North #1A. Domestica, Work by Sarazen Elyse Haile, Ryan B. Richey, Gina Siepel, and Deborah Stratman. Reception Sat 4/18, 4-7 PM. 4/18-5/17.
Hyde Park -
Home Gallery - 1407 E. 54th. Pictures of Dirt and Grass, Work by Anders Nilsen. Reception Sat 4/18, 6-9 PM. 4/18-5/3.
Betty Rymer Gallery - 280 S. Columbus Drive. SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PERFORMANCE/READING: ANADIPLOSIS KAIROSIS 2009. April 18, 4pm.
McKinley Park -
Knock Knock Gallery - 3658 S Wolcott. Tim Ridlen: I Don't Want Rude Boy Clash Film. New installation work by New York based artist, Tim Ridlen. April 18th through May 2nd. Opening Reception: April 18th, 6 to 10 pm.
Noble Square -
Roots & Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Stop-motion Double-feature: Lisa Barcy and Andy Cahill. Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8:00 pm. $5.
North Mayfair -
Irish American Heritage Center Art Gallery - 4626 N Knox Avenue. Redone, As part of Chicago's Irish Green Earth Day, the Irish American Heritage Center presents "Redone." In this exhibit all of the art is produced from found and recycled material. Work includes collages and sculpture. During the opening reception, Saturday, April 18, 10 am to 4pm, artist/performer Alan Emerson Hicks will create sculptures on-site at 12 noon and 2pm.
Golden Age - 1744 W. 18th. Mind Maps, Installation by Robin Cameron. Reception Sat 4/18, 7-10 PM. 4/18-5/30.
River North -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago- 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin. This week a representative from Perimeter Gallery will lead the tour to: Catherine Edelman Gallery, Andrew Bae Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery and Perimeter Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM.
Marx-Saunders - 230 W. Superior. On a Woodland Walk With Whitman, Glass paperweights by Paul Stankard. Reception Sat 4/18, 12:30 PM. 4/18-5/30.
West Loop –
Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market. An artist talk by NICOLE GORDON, in conjunction with her show "SALIGIA". Saturday Apr 18th, 2009, 2pm.
Wicker Park -
Alogon - 1049 N. Paulina. Myth in Material, Work by Ryan Fenchel, Rebecca Gordon, Mathew Paul Jinks, Stacie Johnson, and Michael Ruglio-Misurell. Reception Sat 4/18, 7-10 PM. 4/18-5/10.
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Michael Zerang - piano and vibrating elements. 2pm, $10 suggested donation, $7 students and ESS members.
East Village -
The Family Room - 1821 W Hubbard St, #202. Bite, a collection of letterpress art and design. We will be showing beautiful work from the Hamilton Woodtype Museum, Bruno Rohner, Hatch, Yee-Haw and The Post Family to name a few. So come join us for a hot cup of tea from Argo on a relaxing sunday afternoon at The Post Family gallery, The Family Room. April 19, 2009, 1–5pm.