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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).