Sup ya'll. Man, Chicago sure likes to run on a feast or famine schedule, even during gallery "summer vacation." If you've never heard of the gallery "summer vacation," it was described to me by a New York gallerist art Art Chicago as 'the time everyone when everyone who buys art is gone to the Hamptons.' Well I was worried, but this week, my pretties, is at FEAST. There is literally too much good stuff for me to give it all shout-outs right here. If this could be every Friday, I'd be happy. List toppers: Catherine Edelman (go see your Chi-town photographers, including our own Shannon Benine, for those of you at the 'Tute), Dog vs. Cat extravaganza at Swimming Pool (with drunk artists and dog fashion, how could you go wrong), weird-ass tiny embroderies at the Compound in Pilsen, West Loop awesomeness with Packer Schopf, Spoke, 'n ThreeWalls...and that's only Friday. Saturday and Sunday have even more. Go fourth, schmooze, drink, rub shoulder, rub noses, go see some damn art!
ALBANY PARK -
Swimming Pool Project Space - 2858 W. Montrose. Dogcat: FBI (Feline Behavioral Institute) vs. Canine Fashion. Dog & cat related work. Dog fashion show at 9pm opening night. Reception Fri 7/10, 8-11 PM. 7/10-8/9.
Fermilab - Wilson Kirk Roads, Batavia. Art in the Abstract: work by Kate Friedman, Guy Bellaver, John Slavik, Shawn Slavik, and Ana Zanic. Reception Fri 7/10, 5-7 PM. 7/9-9/23.
Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Emerging Artists Summer Exhibit, including work by Jose Romero Jr., Michelle Bates, Mays Mayhew, Beki Borman, Gesualdo Romero, Dan Hein, and many more. Reception Fri 7/10, 6-10 PM. 7/10-7/31.
Eastern Expansion - 244 W. 31st. Philosophical Husband-Tetsuo, sculpture instillation based on 90s Japanese movies. Reception Fri 7/10, 7-10 PM
EAST VILLAGE -
Rotofugi - 1955 W. Chicago. Michelle Valigura: Slaphappy & Amanda Visell: Volcanoes for Beginners. Reception Fri 7/10, 7-10 PM. 7/10-7/31.
College of Lake County - 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Works on paper by Yumiko Irei-Gokce. 7/10/09 – 8/14/09.
Center on Halsted - 3656 North Halsted. Two show opening this weekend: David Simpson: Where do Gay People Come From? & Likalee: Likalee’s Bionic Heart. $5 suggested donation. Friday, July 10, 2009, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. Three shows opening: Tom Torluemke: After Glow, Stateless: New Work by Nicole Gordon & Twisted Ambience: An Installation by Nnenna Okore. Opening 6-8pm.
Finestra Art Space - 410 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 516. Most recent installment of "Integration = Form + Content + Context" featuring an installation of work by Eleanor Himmelfarb entitled "Painting by Halves." Opening reception on Friday, July 10th from 5 - 9 PM.
Second Floor Gallery - 410 South Michigan Avenue. Rich Lo: Evolution of a Landscape: from an organic to conceptual, social landscape. Opening reception 7-9pm.
PARK FORREST -
Tall Grass Arts Association - 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest. Contemporary Sculpture. 7/10 – 9/14.
Chicago Arts District - 1945 S. Halsted, Ste. 101. 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night; 35 area galleries open 6-10pm
Compound, The - 1914 S Jefferson St. Embroideries, small work by Peter Frederiksen. Opening reception 6-10pm.
Logsdon 1909 Gallery - 1909 South Halsted Street. "Polymorphic Polymers" Plastics and Video Installations by Renee Shaw aka VJ Poppins. Artist reception and live video performance Friday, July 10th, 2009, 6PM - 10PM.
Fill in the Blank - 5038 N. Lincoln. A Similar Sound, rock posters by Sonnenzimmer, SuperKonductor, and Cricket Press among others. Reception Fri 7/10, 7-11 PM. 7/10-8/7.
Images Gallery - 1823 W. Wilson Ave. RavensHood: Art from the Corridor. Opening reception 6-9pm.
RIVER NORTH -
Andrew Bae Gallery – 300 W. Superior St. Announcing the arrival of three new artists, ABG will be hosting a three person show: Jin Yong Jeong, Myung Keun Koh, and collaborators Kyung Sook Koo & Ian Harvey. Opening 5-8pm.
Catherine Edelman Gallery – 300 W. Superior St. The Chicago Project III, including work by Shannon Benine, Philip Dembinski, Bill Guy, Eric Holubow, Julie Meridian, Jason Robinette, James Rotz, David Schalliol, Daniel Shea, Sarah Stonefoot, Leasha Overturf and Alan Thomas. Opening Friday July 10, 5-8 pm
Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Gallery 1: Connie Lloveras: New Works, paintings, Gallery 2: Group show featuring gallery artists, Gallery 3: African Art. 7/10 – 8/26
I Space - 230 West Superior St. 2nd Floor. FIELDWORK: work by MFAs Michael Collins, Matthew Crowther, Brandice Guerra, Steve
Kluempers, Michael Peyton, Ryan Thompson and Skot Wiedmann. Opening 7/10.
Jean Albano Gallery - 215 W. Superior. Cool: group show of gallery artists. Reception 5:30-7:30pm.
Judy Saslow - 300 W. Superior. Work by Dewey Blocksma, Jamin Jaddua, Krishaun Williams, Stanislov Holaf, and Heinrich Reisenbauer. Reception Fri 7/10, 5-8 PM. 7/10-8/1
Melanee Cooper - 740 N. Franklin. Theresa Handy and Jeremiah Ketner. Reception Fri 7/10, 5-8 PM. 7/10-8/28.
Perimeter Gallery - 210 W. Superior. Greg Murr: Watercolors. 7/10 – 9/3.
Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells. Dan Ziembo. Reception Fri 7/10, 5-8 PM. 7/10-8/29.
Zg Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. Anna Jóelsdóttir: the dandelions are over, New Paintings & Installation. Opening Reception: FRIDAY, July 10th, 5:30-7:30pm. July 10 – August 15, 2009
Riverside Arts Center - 32 E. Quincy. Carol Phillips and Russell Prather. Reception Fri 7/10, 6-9 PM. 7/10-8/7.
ROSCOE VILLAGE -
Lenz Studio - 2114 W. Belmont. After the Rain: Tomas Janson, Marianna Kohl, Patricia Rosko, Vanessa Shinmoto, and Rebecca Welbes. Reception Fri 7/10, 5:30-10 PM. 7/10-7/26.
WEST LOOP -
Packer Schopf Gallery - 942 W. Lake Street. SIZE MATTERS!!! features... Rebecca Ringquist, Mark Crisanti, Laurel Roth/Andy Diaz Hope (collaboration), Victoria Fuller, Jenn Wilson, Michael T. Rea, Jud Bergeron, Renee McGinnis, Don Cameron, Catherine Jacobi, David Hooker, Doug Smithenry & Krista Wortendyke - (re):media photographs. Artists' reception Friday from 5 - 8 PM. Friday Jul 10th, 2009
Spoke - 119 N. Peoria, Unit 3D. Please join Karolina Gnatowski for a one time performance of In Memory Of...A Love Story. Enjoy an evening of classic rock, whiskey, puppetry and bitter sweetness as K.G. performs a tragic tale of romance. Taking cues from popular culture, Polish folklore, and psychedelic stage shows k.g. will illustrate the love between herself and her MacBook computer in a star studded pageant. Performance starts at 7:00 sharp. Open from 6-9pm.
ThreeWalls – 119 N. Peoria. Summer Residents Exhibition: Women in Performance. Work by CamLab, Kang-hyun Ahn, Gitte Bog and Susan Lee-Chun. Opens Friday 7/10.
UNITED CENTER PARK -
Spudnik Press - 1821 W. Hubbard, suite 308. Resident artists Paul Nudd and Onsmith present Onsmith Dog Stew & Monkey Nudd Wine. Reception Fri 7/10, 6-10 PM. 7/10-8/6
UNIVERSITY VILLAGE -
University of Illinois at Chicago African-American Cultural Center - Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted #207. Damon Lamar Reed: Crowne Royal. Reception Fri 7/10, 5-8 PM, artist talk at 6:30 PM. 7/1-7/31.
WICKER PARK -
Silver Room - 1442 N. Milwaukee. Jiba Molei Anderson: The Afrosoul Chronicles. Reception Fri 7/10, 7-11 PM. 7/10-8/10.
HUMBOLDT PARK -
Eel Space - 2846 W North Ave #1A. Silent Auction: There will be work by Rebecca Schoenecker, Valerie Snobeck, Maria Gaspar, Ryan Richey, Jason Pallas, Alex Chitty, Geoffrey Hamerlinck, Madeleine Bailey, Stephanie Nadeau, Katharine Lion, Andrew Neher, Kristina Paabus, Jessica Taylor, and many others. 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Mini Dutch - 3111 W Diversey Pkwy, first floor. Selections From the Fabio-Mueller Collection. Mini Dutch is closing it’s doors. Come by and see selections from the collection of gallery owner Lucia Fabio. Opening reception 7-10pm.
NOBLE SQUARE -
Corbett vs. Dempsey - 1120 N. Ashland. Group Show: Big Youth - New Painters from Chicago. Opening reception 5-9pm.
Roots and Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee. Nah Pop No Style: Work by painters from Baltimore and Providence. Reception Sat 7/11, 6-9 PM. 7/11-8/15.
RIVER NORTH –
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. Saturday Art Gallery Tour: This week a representative from Ann Nathan Gallery will lead the tour to Roy Boyd Gallery, Byron Roche Gallery, Habatat Galleries and Ann Nathan Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin. FREE.
WEST LOOP -
Tony Wight Gallery - 119 North Peoria Street, #2C. Antoine Catala: Couple in a Garden. No opening reception, show begins Saturday 7/11/09.
WICKER PARK -
Around the Coyote - 1815-25 W Divison St. Group Show: 2nd Annual Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Juried Exhibition. Opening reception 6-9pm.
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Tim Daisy. $10 suggested donation, $7 students and ESS members. 2pm.
Evanston Art Center – 2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston. Evanston Art Center's 2009 Faculty Exhibition. July 12- August 9, 2009. Opening Reception, Sunday, July 12, 1-3:30 p.m.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center - 927 Noyes, Evanston. Mary Porterfield: Life Sentences. Reception Sun 7/12, 3-5 PM, 7/8-8/31.