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.
RIVER NORTH -
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.
WEST LOOP -
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.
WICKER PARK -
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.
EAST ROGERS PARK -
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 –
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.
LINCOLN PARK -
Havana - 1139 W. Webster. Blue Santa Fe, Paintings by Sandra Dooley. Reception Sat 6/27, 6-9 PM. 6/27-7/12.
LOGAN SQUARE –
OhNo!Doom - 2955 W. Lyndale. Monsters, Mayhem, and Doom, Work by Jason Chalker. Sat., June 27, 6-10 p.m.
NOBLE SQUARE -
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.
RIVER NORTH -
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
UKRANIAN VILLAGE -
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.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Elastic Arts Foundation - 2830 North Milwaukee. Independent Film Screening Curated by Eshan Ghoreishi, Music: Baxtalo Trio. Suggested Donation $10. Sunday 7-10pm.