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).
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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