Thursday, June 25, 2009

Opening 6/26, 6/27 & 6/28

Hey ya'll, did you miss me? Man, Missouri was awesome, all except the ticks. Ticks are perhaps the foulest creatures in existence. But now I am back from my adventures, and ready for some art. There's a slew of adventures for ya'll to partake in. Friday you've got the West Loop, a benefit at Heaven Gallery, and a commemoration of futurism, among other things. As for Saturday, you can head to Hyde Park for the Fryvalry, then take your pick of apartment galleries. You can find my top five picks for the week here. Here you go, my pretties...and your little dog too.

Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219-21 South Morgan Street. Lumpen is celebrating 18 years of publishing this Friday, June 26, 2009 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Stop by for some Korean Polish Bar B Q and enjoy performances by a bunch of one (wo)man bands. You’ll be able to pick up the current issue as well as some back issues.

Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N. Milwaukee. Diplomacy: Curated by M. Pearl. Friday, June 26: 6-10pm. Through Sunday, June 28.

Shire, The - 3328 North Lincoln. “Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo,” Drink Beer | Support the Film. Friday 8-11pm

Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan. Beyond Golden Clouds, Japanese screens from the permanent collections of the Art Institute and the Saint Louis Art Museum. June 26-Sept. 27.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - 500 North Michigan Ave. Serata Futurista. Celebrate 100 years of Futurism with readings of the futurist Manifesto accompanied by music and dance. 6pm-?

Antenna - 1765 S. Laflin Street 1R. Summer Show: Saul Aguirre & Yarima Ariza. Project Wall Space: Adriana Baltazar. June 26 - July 25, 2009. Opening Friday June 26 from 6pm-10pm.

Chicago Art Department
- 1837 S. Halsted. Motion/Vision/ Transition: Nick Haas, Kurt Kreissl, Shellie Fiocca, & Nate Winter. Reception Fri 6/26, 7-10 PM. 6/26-7/3.

ARC GALLERY - 832 W. Superior St. #204. Rainbow: after Michael Craig-Martin’s An Oak Tree Part Two by Hyun ja Shin & Kayce Bayer, Kristin Miller Hopkins: Home Page & Leslie Eliet: Walking (Ink) Meditation, Part VIII: Prey/Grieving. June 24th – July 18th, 2009 (Opening reception: June 26, 6 – 9 pm)

Richard Norton Gallery - 612 Merchandise Mart Plaza. Walter Burt Adams, Paintings and drawings. June 26-July 24.

Schneider - 230 W. Superior. A Glance at Photography, Work by Lou Raizin, Helmut Horn, John Metoyer, and Ian van Coller. Reception Fri 6/26, 5-7:30 PM. 6/26-8/22.

EC Gallery - 215 N. Aberdeen. Jola Jastrzab: Crazy Julka. Jola Jastrzab's first solo exhibition in the United States. Jastrzab's series of drawings expands on her use of the human figure as a subject and tries to achieve nonrepresentional constructions by using the language of expression. June 26 - August 15, 2009. Opening Reception: Friday, June 26, 2009, 6-9 pm

LINDA WARREN GALLERY - 1052 W. Fulton Market. Alex O’Neal, Paintings and oil pastel drawings. Project Space: Sandra Perlow. Artist reception on Friday, June 26th, from 6-9 pm

Spoke - 119 N. Peoria #3D. claire ashley: inflatabubble. For this project Ashley has constructed an architectural fragment from her home in the gallery space. June 23 – July 4, 2009. Reception: Friday, June 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Heaven Gallery - 1550 N Milwaukee Ave. Bon Voyage! Raffle to benefit Harold Arts Residency. 8 to midnight.

Believe Inn - 2043 N. Winchester. Impossible to See the Whole Thing at the Same Time, Installation by David Horvitz. Reception Sat 6/27, 6-10 PM. 6/27-7/26.

Mess Hall - 6932 N Glenwood Ave. ReFab: Columbia MFAs turn your trash into treasure. Bring material that was headed for the trash, and they'll turn it to art before your eyes. Saturday 12-5.

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S Cornell Ave. Fryvalry: a meat vs. veggie fry off. Bring your food of choice and
Kevin Jennings 'n Phillip Von Zweck will cook it up for ya. This event is part of Artist Run Chicago. Sat 3pm–6pm.

Havana - 1139 W. Webster. Blue Santa Fe, Paintings by Sandra Dooley. Reception Sat 6/27, 6-9 PM. 6/27-7/12.

OhNo!Doom - 2955 W. Lyndale. Monsters, Mayhem, and Doom, Work by Jason Chalker. Sat., June 27, 6-10 p.m.

Polish Museum of America - 984 N. Milwaukee. Forgotten Beauty, Traditional Polish folk costumes. Reception Sat 6/27, 7-9 PM. 6/27-8/14.

Vega Estates - 723 W 16th St. Substance and Shadow: installation by Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch. 7pm–10pm.

OAK Gallery - 4415 N. Ravenswood. Contemporary Print Show, Work by Frank Brangwyn, Harold Altman, Robert Kipniss, and Helen Hyde. June 27-Aug. 16.

Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. Saturday Art Gallery Tour: This week a representative from Schneider Gallery will lead the tour to: Addington Gallery, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Marx-Saunders Gallery and Schneider Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin.

ArtNight - 824 West Superior. Silent Auction and Performances by Jhonatan Roldan | the Electric Catfish. Suggested Donation $5. 6-10pm

Barbara & Barbara - 3144 W. Carroll. Premier the Queer, group show. Sat., June 27, 5-10 p.m.

Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Dave Rempis. 2pm

Noyes Cultural Arts Center - 927 Noyes, Evanston. Celestial Bodies and Earthly Forms, Paintings by Virginia Scribner Mallard. Reception Sun 6/28, 3-5 PM. 6/25-8/11.

Elastic Arts Foundation - 2830 North Milwaukee. Independent Film Screening Curated by Eshan Ghoreishi, Music: Baxtalo Trio. Suggested Donation $10. Sunday 7-10pm.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Opening 6/12, 6/13, & 6/14

Sup ya'll! So, we're all over the place this weekend. Friday high density zones (for those of you who don't like moving 'round much) are Pilsen and West Loop. Saturday 'n Sunday are chock a block too. One must not miss: last event of Green Lantern EVER (at their current locale). For my full rec list, check me out on Bad At Sports.

Kisses 'n shit



East Village -
Family Room, The - 1821 W Hubbard St, #202. POST MUSIC, a new series at The Family Room. Come hear as the sounds of New York based artists Dan Peck, Erica Dicker, Shannon Budd, and Ryan Ingebritsen collide in a phantasmogoria of interactivity. June 12, 2009

Rotofugi - 1953 W. Chicago Ave. Frank Kozik: Hell Comes to Chicago. 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Silver Room, The - 1442 N. Milwaukee. June 12 - July 9: EQ + Slang. Exhibition openings w/ featured artist occur on 2nd Friday of each month from 7-10pm (+ wine, live Dj).

Loop -
Finestra Art Space - 410 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 516. Finestra Art Space continues its 2009 curatorial series "Integration = Form + Concept + Context" with an installation by Stephen Mueller entitled "Ochre Mounds", in which he uses various colors of ochre from Aboriginal artists in Australia - painting with dirt and water. Opening reception on Friday, June 12th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Gallery UNO - 410 S. Michigan Av, FAB Building, Suite 541. Jennifer Baker's Solo Show 'Trial'. 'This site specific, multi-sensory installation allows the audience to enter the space that the fawn inhabits, a forest of contemplation that is at once peaceful and spooky. Opening Reception: Friday, June 12th from 4 - 9 pm

Noble Square -
ebersb9 - 1359 w. chicago ave, b9. Krista Hoefle "The girl who stopped being human." Opening: june 12, 6-9pm

Pilsen -
Chicago Art Department - 1837 S Halsted St. “Chris Hales: Mookie's Revenge.” Fri 6pm–10pm

Chicago Arts District - 1945 S. Halsted, Ste. 101. June 12: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night; 35 area galleries open 6-10pm.

Logsdon 1909 Gallery - 1909 South Halsted St. "Prismatic Layers" New Work by Philip High and Mary S. Rezny. Reception 6-10pm.

Vespine - 1907 S. Halsted. Cartographies of the Unseen. Work by Lou Cabeen. Reception Fri 6/12, 7-10 PM. 6/5/-6/27.

University Village -
UIC African-American Cultural Center - Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted #207. Of Stuff and Objects Found, Work by RHB. Reception Fri 6/12, 5:30-8 PM, with a talk by the artist at 6 PM. 6/12-6/30.

West Loop -
Coop , The - 845 W. Fulton #201. Obamaland, A tour of Obama's town by photojournalist Amanda Rivkin. Reception June 12, 7-10 PM

Spex - 1130 W. Madison. Art + Vision, Work by Heather Gentile. Reception Fri 6/12, 5-8 PM. 6/12-6/24.

Tony Wight Gallery -119 N. Peoria St. #2C. Pop Sizzle Hum, group show & Single Channels, group show. An opening reception will be held for both exhibitions on Friday, June 12th, from 5-8 pm.

Western Exhibitions - 119 N. Peoria, suite 2A. They Will Not Ruin Us Through the Things That We Like, group show curated by Philip von Zweck.

Wicker Park -
Eyeporium - 1543 N. Milwaukee. Grrr . . . Animals!, Group show of "creature art." Reception Fri 6/12, 7-10 PM. 6/12-7/3.

Lloyd Dobler Gallery - 1545 W. Division. Andrea Myers, Dan Gunn, Jerome Acks, Michael Hunter: Middleground. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Bronzeville -
South Side Community Art Center - 3831 S. Michigan. 44th Annual Art Auction, Silent auction, raffle, and exhibition of student photography and painting exhibition. Sat 6/13, noon-4 PM

Bucktown -
Around the Coyote Gallery - 1815–25 W Division St. “Quit Your Job and Become an Artist” Screening and Artist Talk. Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.'s solo show kicks off with a screening of Proceed and Be Bold!, a documentary about the letterpress printer. Kennedy himself gives a presentation at 8:30pm. $5 suggested donation. Sat 7pm–10pm.

Green Lantern, The - 1511 N Milwaukee Ave. It's Your Turn, One of our favorite apartment galleries closes its doors with a goodbye party that should be off the (picture) hook. The event includes Jenny Walters’s photo show “In Lieu of Gifts,” potluck grilling, 5pm readings from forthcoming Green Lantern Press books, and a 9pm BYOB performance by Casual Encounters, Oniou and I Kong Cult ($5 suggested donation). Sat 3pm

Humboldt Park -
Humboldt Park Boathouse - 1359 N Sacramento Blvd. Humboldt Park Art Fair. Sat 10am–9pm.

Logan Square -
ART ON ARMITAGE - 4125 W Armitage Ave. OCEANS UNRAVELED, The Chicago Coral Reef : A sister project of the Hyperbolic Coral Reef Project. Artists: Aviva Alter, Mary Buczek, Mary Ellen Croteau, Jessica Stapp, Amber Reyes Saturday, June 13, 2 to 5 pm.

Loop -
School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries - 33 S. State St. Making Modern, Design work by Art Institute grad students. Reception 6pm. 6/13-7/25.

Near North -

Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E. Chicago. Elements of Photography, Photos and video works from the MCA collection focusing on light and water; a complementary exhibition to Olafur Eliasson's "Take Your Time." June 13 to Oct. 4.

Noble Square -
Roots and Culture - 1034 N Milwaukee. My News is Bad News. Print-based work by Ryan Duggan, Alex Valentine, and Carrie Vinarsky. Reception Sat 6/13, 6-9 PM. 6/13-7/4

Ravenswood -
Lillstreet - 4401 N. Ravenswood. 4x4, work by 20 female potters. Reception Sat 6/13, 3-6 PM. 6/12-7/12.

River North -
ARC Gallery - 832 W Superior St, number 204. Perspectives on Art as Social Action, Artists from the exhibition “Bearing Witness” have a dialogue with art therapists and social activists. Sat 2pm–4pm

Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street. Saturday Art Gallery Tour, Free - guided tour of 4 galleries in the River North district. This week a representative from Ann Nathan Gallery will lead the tour to: Judy A. Saslow Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Andrew Bae Gallery and Ann Nathan Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin

Loyola University Museum of Art - 820 N Michigan. Paris-Chicago, Architectural photography by Jean-Christophe Ballot exploring the relationship between Chicago and Paris. 6/13-8/16.

Bowmanville -
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Nicole Mitchell
2pm, Sunday Jun 14th, 2009.

Hyde Park -
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago - 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue. Gallery Talk: Cliff's Connections with Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Dennis Adrian. Join artists Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson and art historian Dennis Adrian for an in-gallery conversation about H. C. "Cliff" Westermann's artistic and personal connections to Chicago and California. Sunday, June 14, 2 pm

Ukrainian Village -
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - 2320 W. Chicago. Olga Antonenko. Reception Sun 6/14, 2-5 PM. 6/14-6/26

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Openings - 6/5, 6/6, & 6/7

Alright boys and girls, it's that time again. I know what you're here for, and I've got it ready and waiting. Ya want to know what I think? Well, here's where I'm probably goin': (Friday) Fill In the Blank up in my neck of the woods, then off to the Family Room to kick it on the big, comfy couch. (Saturday) Linday Warren and the Lit Fest, then off to Scott Projects for Daniel's show. If ya want more elaboration on where I'm going, check me out on Bad At Sports tomorrow.

Kisses 'n shit


East Village -
Family Room, The - 1821 W Hubbard St #202. Soon-to-be-24-year-old Sam Rosen of the arts collective Post Family mounts a thousand framed photographs on the walls of his group's West Town "Family Room." June 5 (6pm)

Hinsdale -
Expression Galleries of Fine Art - 42 S. Washington, Hinsdale. Nikola Toplev: New Work. Reception Friday June 5 in Hinsdale at 4pm. Reception in Chicago at 4pm on Saturday, June 6.

Lakeview -
Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted. Coming Out Online, Paintings by Doug Smithenry. Reception Fri 6/5, 6:30-9:30 PM. 6/5-7/5.

Lakeview East -
Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios - 2936 N. Clark. The People of Peru - Event on Friday June 5th, 5-9pm. New paintings by Nancie King Mertz of a mission trip to Peru in April. 20% of sales on June 5 will benefit Coprodeli USA, whose mission is to educate and empower the underprivileged in Peru.

Logan Square –
OhNo!Doom - 2955 W. Lyndale. Do You Feel Lucky, Illustrations and vinyl figures by Patrick Ma. Reception Fri 6/5, 6-10 PM. 6/5-6/30.

Whistler - 2421 N. Milwaukee. Body Maps, Installation by Joseph Baldwin. Reception Fri 6/5, 6-9 PM. 6/5-7/24.

Near North –
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 East Chicago Ave. 12 X 12: Edra Soto. Soto's installation, The Chacon-Soto Show, focuses on Iris Chacon, the charismatic Puerto Rican performer who starred in the 1970s variety television show El Show de Iris Chacon. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

North Center -
Chicago Mosaic School - 1800 W. Cuyler. About/Face, Group show examining portraiture in contemporary mosaic. Reception Fri 6/5, 6-9 PM. 6/5-8/1.

River North -
Addington - 704 N. Wells. Eternal River, Encaustic landscapes by Robin Denevan. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM. 6/5-8/30.

Architech - 730 N. Franklin. Marina City, Drawings from the design and remodeling of Marina City, plus photos and blueprints. June 5-Aug. 29

Byron Roche - 750 N. Franklin, suite 201. Leopold Segedin, paintings. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM, and Sat 6/6, noon-5 PM. 6/5-7/8.

David Weinberg Gallery - 300 W. Superior Street Ste. 203. Golden Ratio, featuring works on paper, vellum, canvas, and panel by artists: Andrew Graham, Scott Gruss, Carter Hodgkin, Amanda Hughen. Opening reception Friday, June 5 from 5-8PM.

Gallery KH - 311 W. Superior. Still Life, Work by Mignonette Yin Cheng, Honore Lee, and Carol Stewart. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM. 6/5-7/10.

Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Gallery 1: Tomislav Nikolic: Nudes, paintings, Gallery 2: Group show featuring gallery artists, Gallery 3: African Art

I space - 230 West Superior St. Kariann Fuqua: Dwellings-The Seduction of Space, New works on paper by Kariann Fuqua & PLACEMENT: The Architecture of David Woodhouse Architects. Exploring how the work of this civic-minded firm creates thoughtful, lasting places in our landscape and culture. Curated by Edward Keegan.

Judy Saslow - 300 W. Superior. Matt Lamb, Paintings and sculptures. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM. 6/5-7/3.

Melanee Cooper Gallery - 740 N. Franklin. June 5 - July 3: Group show, including gallery artists Kathleen Waterloo, Alicia La Chance, John Dempcy, Theresa Handy and Jeremiah Ketner.

Perimeter - 210 W. Superior. William Keland. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM. 6/5-7/3.

Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells. Richard Gibbons, Abstract paintings. Reception Fri 6/5, 5-8 PM. 6/5-7/7.

Zg Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. STEVE HOUGH, STILL: New Paintings. Opening Friday, JUNE 5th, 5:30-7:30pm. May 28 – July 4, 2008

Ravenswood -
Fill in the Blank - 5038 N. Lincoln. Shirah Anderson. Reception Fri 6/5, 7-11 PM.

Roscoe Village -
August House Studio - 2113 W. Roscoe. Dumela Contemporary African Art Summer Show, Work by emerging artists from Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa. Reception Fri 6/5, 5:30-9 PM. 6/5-6/28.

West Loop –
Thomas McCormick Gallery - 835 West Washington Blvd. Our summer exhibition "1959" will be on view from June 5 - August 15. Works by Mary Abbott, Morris Barazani, Norman Bluhm, Michael Loew, David Smith and Vivian Springford among others will be on view - all of which were created in 1959.

Wicker Park -
Gallery 203 - 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. smARTshow, a 3 day building wide extravaganza of over 100 locally and internationally acclaimed artists. FRI June 5th, 6-10pm.

Tojo - 1418 W. Division. Voom, Work by Trevor O'Neil, Mark Verwoerdt, Michael O'Briant, and Aaron Miller exploring "the relationship between raw material, the elements, illustration, fantasy, and design-forward green furniture." Reception Fri 6/5, 6-10 PM. 6/5-6/30.

Evanston -
Block Museum of Art - 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. MFA Thesis Exhibition Artists' Gallery Talks: Artists John Henderson, Aaron Hughes, Casey Lurie, and Jessie Mott discuss their work displayed in the 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice. Come early for Tea: A Performance. A Discussion. By Aaron Hughes at 1 pm. Saturday, June 6, 2 pm.

Near North -
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 East Chicago Ave. Artists collaborative People Powered: Saturday Shorts: Manifestos. Explore the wide-ranging territory of the "manifesto" in this hands-on workshop with artist collaborative People Powered. $45, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Printers Row -
Printers Row Lit Fest - Printers Row, in the blocks surrounding Dearborn and Polk streets. Once a year, you get a chance to peruse paperbacks, attend author panel discussions, and rediscover the fun of reading in the Kids Corner among the remnants of storied Printers Row. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 6-7.

Ravenswood -
Peter Jones - 1806 W. Cuyler. The Grand Goodbye, Work by artists associated with the gallery during its 20 years of operation, in honor of its imminent closing. Reception Sat 6/6, 6 PM-midnight. 6/6-6/21.

River North -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. Saturday Art Gallery Tour. This week a representative from Roy Boyd Gallery will lead the tour to: Byron Roche Gallery, Jean Albano Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery and Roy Boyd Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin.

West Loop –
Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market. Saturday, June 6th, at 2 p.m., Paula Henderson will be giving an Artist Talk in the gallery about the her show (free and open to the public). Paula is a dynamic and engaging speaker, so don’t miss it!

Wicker Park -
Happy Dog - 1542 N Milwaukee Ave, Second Fl. Spudnik Press Fundraiser Party! Celebrate & Support 2 years of printmaking. Saturday, June 6, 2009, 6 pm - 1 am. 6 - 10 pm: Silent Auction
10 - 1 am: Party (with DJ), Door: Free!

SCOTT PROJECTS - 1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3. Broken Redirect, work by Daniel Everett. OPENING Saturday, June 6, 2009, 6 - 10 pm

Lakeview -
Chicago Photography Center - 3301 N. Lincoln. A Photographic Exhibition, group show. Reception Sun 6/7, noon-4 PM. 6/7-6/30.

East Garfield Park -
Julius Caesar - 3144 W Carroll Ave. Still Wet: A collaborative work by Aline Cautis, You Ni Chae, Dana DeGiulio, Judith Geichman, Kaylee Rae Wyant and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. June 7-28, 2009.

Edgewater -
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Ken Vandermark - This is a rare opportunity to hear McArthur Fellow and former Tribune Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts Vandermark play solo in our intimate, inviting studio. $10 suggested donation, $7 students and ESS members. 2pm

Near South Side -
Prairie Avenue Gallery - 1900 S. Prairie. Pride Show, Group show in honor of gay pride month. Reception Sun 6/7, noon-4 PM. 6/7-7/31.

Oak Park -
Suburban, The - 125 North Harvey Avenue, Oak Park. Henrik Plenge Jakobsen Konsortium - Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Muench. Sunday Openings (2-4pm).