Hey ya'll. Sorry about the lack of links (there aren't going to be any today either), but I am a busy-ass person, so some things fall by the wayside. I'll try to pick it back up in the future (hell, if a get drunk and inspired tonight, I may come back and do it). But that is beside the point. Kentucky went AWESOME, for those of you who are curious. The dude I tazed (recreationally, of course) last year was there, we hung out and drank some beer (RealTree camoed Busch, to be exact) while his buddies started their camp fire with road flairs. I love Kentucky. But this is also beside the point. ART, that's the point, right? It's still Chicago Artist Month, for whatever that's worth (not a lot in my book, just seems like a excuse to trot out lame dog and pony shows without a lot of actual benefit to the art community, but why do I got to be a hater?), so there is still a glut of stuff going on. Here's your list, my friends. If you see me out this weekend and I yell something obscene at you, don't worry, it's just Kentucky wearing off. Did I mention I love Kentucky?
Friday – 16th
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th. Interaction, group show. 10/16-11/14. Reception 7-10pm.
4Art - 1029 W. 35th Street #403. 404 Error: File Not Found, group show. 10/16-11/1. Reception 7-10pm.
Art Matrix Gallery - 1029 W. 35th. St. 3rd Fl. Mays Mayhew. Reception 7-10pm.
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan St. Jenni Rope and Friends. Reception 7-10pm.
East Bank Artist Studios - 1200 W 35th St. Collective Conversations in Clay: Merging Media, group show. 10/16-10/17. Reception 6-10pm.
Eastern Expansion - 244 W. 31st St. Snowbirds, work by Ryan Mandell. 10/16-11/12. Reception 6-9pm.
Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th. Communicate, work by Myke Adams. 10/16-11/14. Reception 7-10pm.
65Grand - 1378 W Grand Ave. David Corbett. 10/16-11/14. Reception 7-10pm.
Gallery 1837 - 1837 W Grand Ave. Flora and Fauna, work by Sharon Bladholm. 10/16-12/4. Reception 6-9pm.
Art Center Highland Park, The - 1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park. Day of the Dead, group show & As the Spirit Moves You, curated by Aldo Castillo. 10/16-11/13. Reception 6:30-9pm.
Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery - 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Fast Forward, group show. 10/5-10/30. Reception 6-9pm.
Smart Museum of Art - 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Space + Values = Place: Building a Sense of Place in Chicago Poetry, discussion with Bill Savage. Talk at 12pm.
Art Institute of Chicago – Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan. Contemporary Art at the AIC: Case Studies of Selected Works on View, a group lecture with Donna DeSalvo, Theodora Vischer, Joan Simon, Carroll Dunham, Briony Fer, Richard Powell, Ana Maria Torres. Lecture from 10:30am-5pm.
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery - 100 W Randolph St., 2nd Fl. An Offering of Beauty to the Living and Dead, work by Julie Wishmeyer. 10/15-10/17. Reception 9am-3pm.
Corbett vs. Dempsey - 1120 N. Ashland, 3rd fl. The Murmur of Pearls, work by Gina Litherland. 10/16-11/20. Reception 5-9pm.
National Museum of Mexican Art - 1852 West 19th St. Rastros y Cronicas: the Women of Juarz, group show. 10/16/09-2/14/10. Reception 6-8pm.
Prospectus - 1210 W. 18th. Made in Pilsen IV, group show. 10/16-12/20. Reception 5-10pm.
Addington Gallery - 704 N. Wells St. Counterpoint, work by Julia Katz and Joan Holleb. 10/16-11/20. Reception 5-8pm.
Carl Hammer Gallery - 740 N. Wells St. Kilroy’s Delight, work by CJ Pyle. 10/16-11/28. Reception 5:30-8pm.
Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Venice, work by Tom Parish. 10/16-11/18. Reception 5-8pm.
I Space - 230 W. Superior St., 2nd fl. Made in China, work by Erik M. Hemingway and Allison Warren. 10/16-11/14. Reception 5-7pm.
Judy Saslow - 300 W. Superior. Band of Outsiders, work by Clyde Angel, Christine Sefolosha, and Michael Smith. 10/16-12/1. Reception 5-8pm.
Perimeter - 210 W. Superior St. Dollface, work by Lia Cook & Waves of Thought, work by Vanessa L. Smith. 10/16-11/14. Reception 5-8pm.
Printworks - 311 W. Superior St. #105. Drawings by Robert Schultz. 10/16-11/28. Reception 5-7:30pm.
Stephen Daiter - 311 W. Superior #408. Private Views - Public Spaces, work by Barbara Crane. 10/16-12/12. Reception 5-8pm.
Woman Made Gallery - 685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Beatrice Fisher & Mirando al Sur: Looking South. 10/16-11/12. Reception 6-9pm.
Aldo Castillo - 675 N. Franklin St. Surfaces, work by Lorna Marsh. 10/16-11/28. Reception 5:30-8:30pm.
Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market. Cine Ave, work by Emmett Kerrigan & FRONT PORCH DISASTERS AND OTHER OPEN SECRETS, work by Lora Fosberg (in the Project Room). 10/16-11/28. Reception 6-9pm.
Packer Schopf Gallery – 942 W. Lake St. As the World Burns, work by David Buckingham & Allegiance, work by Jerry Bleem & Damn Nation, work by Curtis Readel. Reception 5-8pm.
ThreeWalls – 119 N. Peoria. New Knowledge, an opening event for In Search of the Mundane, work by Randall Szott and InCUBATE. 10/16-11/8. Trivia from 6-9pm.
Western Exhibitions - 119 N. Peoria St. Superfreaks, work by Eric Lebofsky & A Wildness of Edges, work by Melissa Oresky. 10/16-11/13. Reception 5-8pm.
Eyeporium Gallery - 1543 N Milwaukee Ave. The Dolls of “J”, work by Joyce Owens, JoJo Baby, and Joe Mazza. 10/16-11/7. Reception 7-9pm.
Heaven Gallery – 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Fl. NOTICE – CLOSED. 9/25-10/17. Closing reception 6-9pm.
Saturday – 17th
Art In My Back Yard - 4201 N. Elston Ave. BUY LAND, group exhibition. 10/2-10/30. Reception 12-4pm.
Know Art Gallery - 3036 N. Sawyer. Empowerment and Transformation, work by Camilo Quitze Quintana, Rene R. Montañez, Iris Iris Pasic, Liz Farias, Julia Rochholz and Tracy Kostenbader. 10/17-10/31. Reception 1-6pm.
Palette and Chisel - 1012 North Dearborn St. HUB: Converging Divergence, work by Anastasia Mak, Benton Lenz, Brad Pogatetz, Deirdre Fox, Helena Engel, and Peter Gray. Reception 5:30-8:30pm.
He Said-She Said - 216 North Harvey Avenue, Oak Park. Carroll Dunham: Drawings. 10/17-11/14. Reception 6-8pm.
Antenna - 1765 S. Laflin Street 1R. Pilsen Open Studios: work by Jenny Priego, Miguel Cortez, Jaime Mendoza. 10/17-10/18. Reception 12-7pm.
Colby Gallery - 1626 W. 18th St. Contemporary Cuban Visions, group exibition. 10/17-11/17. Reception 11am-8pm.
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. Saturday Art Gallery Tour: Byron Roche Gallery, Judy A Saslow Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery and Addington Gallery. Meet at Chicago & Franklin. Tour from 11am-12:30pm.
Nicole Gallery - 230 W. Huron St. Sapphire and Crystals: Routes to Roots, group show. 10/16-12/12. Reception 4-7pm.
Sunday - 18th
Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave. Sunday Solos: Jason Adasiwicz. Performance at 2pm.
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell Ave. (Re)Collect, group show. 10/18/09-2/14/10.