Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Opening This Weekend (1/29-1/31)

Hey ya'll. Here is your beautiful list! Go fourth and crawl!

FRIDAY 1/29:
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan. Dialogue: Presented by IRUS art. Reception 7-10pm. 1/29-2/4.

Johalla Projects - 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor. Johalla Projects Art Auction Fundraiser. Auction Viewing: 7-11pm. Bidding will close at 10pm. Winners will be announced at 10:30pm. Tickets may be purchased to bid on art: 1 ticket: $5, 5 tickets: $20

Betty Rymer Gallery - 280 S. Columbus. Breathing Is Free: 12,756.3, work by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba. Reception 4:30-7pm. 1/30-3/26.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Last Things Will Be First and First Things Will Be Last, by Christine Tarkowski & Gallery talk with James Yood on Hollis Sigler: Expect the Unexpected. Talk at 5:30pm, reception 6-8pm. 1/30-5/3.

Illinois State Museum - 100 W. Randolph #2. Pathways and Portals: Art, Nature, and Science. 1/29-5/7.

Dovetail Chicago - 1452 W. Chicago. Cheri Charlton. Reception 8-11pm. 1/29-2/28.

Noble & Superior Projects - 1418 W. Superior. M155 4m3r1c4, by Patrick Bobilin and Cara Anne Greene. Reception 6-10pm. 1/29-2/16.

Scot's Bar - 1829 W. Montrose. Ethan Hutchinson. Reception 8-11pm. 1/25-2/26.


Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan. Dialogue: Presented by IRUS art. Discussion panel 5-7pm. 1/29-2/4.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Expect the Unexpected, work by Hollis Sigler. 1/30-4/4.

Fill in the Blank Gallery - 5038 N Lincoln Ave. Culmination. Closing reception 7-11PM. $5-$10.

Byron Roche - 750 N. Franklin. Closing Reception, last show at Byron Roche. Reception 11am-6pm.

Horrorbles - 6729 W. Roosevelt Rd. Fright and Fashion, work by Jim Sorfleet and Alana Malia. Reception 7pm.

Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 West Randolph St. Artist talk with Adam Ekberg. Talk at 3pm.

Western Exhibitions - 119 N. Peoria St., suite 2A. The Power of Selection, Part 1, work by Alika Cooper, Mike Rea, Allison Schulnick, Marissa Taylor, and Eric Yahnker & Suitable Video: Works From the Suitable Exhibitions Archive, by Scott Wolniak. Reception 6-9pm. 1/2-2/6.

SUNDAY 1/31:
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Artist Talk: Aspen Mays. Talk 2-4pm.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Anatole Kolomayets. Reception 1-5pm. 1/31-3/28.

Devening Projects - 3039 West Carroll. Rodney Carswell. Reception 4-7pm. 1/31-3/1.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Opening This Weekend (1/22, 1/23 & 1/24)

Hey ya'll. At first I was a little worried that it was going to be a slack weekend, but I was (happily) wrong. The alt spaces definitely own the weekend. If ya want to know what I think is the best of the best, you can check out my Top 5 at the Bad at Sports blog, or you can just see where I'm planning on going at Art Talk Chicago (both going up after this post, so if this is fresh, they might not be there yet). Those two catagories (best and where I'm going) don't necissarly overlap, so yeah, that's it. Enjoy ya'll, it's a good weekend for crawlin'.

FRIDAY 1/22 –
Hills Esthetic Center, The - 128 N. Campbell. The Hills Have Thighs, work by Mike Kloss. Reception 6-10pm. 1/22-2/14.

Illinois Institute of Art Gallery 180 - 180 N. Wabash. The Art of Human Rights, work by Paula Kloczkowski Luberda, Nancy Rosen, Caroline Anderson, Lorraine Sack, and more. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 1/19-2/11.

Corbett vs. Dempsey - 1120 N. Ashland Ave. Jeff Marlin. Reception 5-9pm. 1/22-2/6.

PeregrineProgram - 500 W Cermak Rd, #727. ChicagoLand, work by Daniel Lavitt. Reception 6-9pm.

Woman Made Gallery - 685 N. Milwaukee. From the Center: Now! & While in Class... & Renewal, Recycle and Rejuvenation. Reception 6-9pm. 1/22-2/25.

Pritzker Military Library - 610 N. Fairbanks, 2nd fl. Visions from a Foxhole, work by William Foley. No reception. 1/22-4/9.

Anne Loucks Gallery - 1046 West Fulton Market. River/Sea: Water Time, work by Pegan Brooke. Reception 5-8pm. 1/2-3/3.

Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market. Aerie, work by Judith Mullen & Not Again, the Old Men with Beautiful Manners, work by Matt Woodward. Reception 6-9pm. 1/22-2/27.

Coalition Gallery - 2010 W. Pierce. Lenswork, work by Jennifer Bisbing, Julian Gordon, and Michael E. Smith. Reception 5:30pm. 1/21-2/20.

Flatiron Arts Building - 1579 N Milwaukee Ave. 6 Corners. 5 Visions. 1 Flatiron, work by SAIC MFA grads. Reception 7-11pm.

Ben Russell - 1716 S Morgan St, 2F. Rune, work by Ryan Fenchel, Joshua Manchester, JT Rogstad, Melanie Schiff and Deborah Stratman. Reception 6-9pm. 1/23-2/20.

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - 3001 Central St. Raising the Totem: Exploring Northwest Coast Indigenous Cultures. No Reception. 1/23-6/13.

Roots & Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. We Are the World, work by Ninna Berger, Caitlin Denny, John Henderson, Parker Ito, Zachary Kaplan, Anne Guro Larsmon, Matt Momchilov, Justin Olerud, Job Piston, Melissa Sachs, Bailey Salisbury, and Justin Swinburne & curated by Liliana Lewicka. Reception 6-9pm. 1/23-2/20.

Cafe Jumping Bean - 1439 W 18th St. Starting point for Artist Run Spaces Tour: Pilsen/Bridgeport. Sponsored by HPAC, tour includes Antenna Gallery, Ben Russell, The Chicago Art Department, Co-Prosperity Sphere and Second Bedroom Project Space. Tour leaves cafe at 11am.

Pentagon Gallery - 961 West 19th St. Quarterly #1: MinimumixaM, work by Eric Fleischauer, Chris Edwards, Xavier Jimenez, & Liz Nielsen. Curated by Nicholas Cueva, Dan Gunn, Heather Mekkelson. Reception 7-10pm. 1/23-2/20.

Barbara & Barbara - 1021 N. Western. Four Names, work by Eric Bessel, Helen Maurene Cooper, Grant Ray, and Jennifer Ray. Reception 7-11pm. 1/23-2/18.

DuSable Museum of African American History - 740 E. 56th Pl. Freedom's Sisters. No Reception. 1/23-4/4.

SUNDAY 1/24 -
Renaissance Society - Cobb Hall, U of C, 5811 South Ellis Ave.
Jewish Identity and Imagery, lecture with Jan Schwarz. Lecture begins at 2pm.

The Suburban - 244 W Lake St, Oak Park. Ethan Greenbaum and Katrin Sigurdardottir. reception 6-8pm. 1/24-2/24.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Opening This Weekend (1/15, 1/16, & 1/17)

THE CRAWLING CHAOS...uh, I mean, uh, yeah. Here's the listings ya'll:

FRIDAY 1/15 –

Bridgeport -
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th. Exploring the Surface, group show. Reception 7-10pm. 1/15-2/12.

Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th. National Wet Paint Exhibition, group show. Reception 7-10pm. 1/15-2/28.

East Village -
LivingRoom - 1530 W. Superior. Wanderers Wonder Where, work by Edelweiss Cardenas. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-2/27.

Hyde Park -
DOVA Temporary Gallery - 5228 S. Harper. Liquid and Mobile States, work by Michelle Menzies and Max Alexander. Reception 5-8pm. 1/15-1/30.

Lakeview -
Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted. Urban Narratives, work by Emily Rutledge. Reception 6:30-9:30pm. 1/15-3/1.

Flourish Studios - 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. Peace, Be Still, group show. Reception 6-8pm. 1/8-2/15.

Golden - 816 W. Newport. Matters, work by Joseph Cassan. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-2/20.

Lincoln Park -
Floating World - 1925 N. Halsted. Wind, Wood, and Spirit, work by Toshi Yoshida, Joichi Hoshi, and Tadashi Nakayama. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-2/26.

Thomas Masters - 245 W. North. Art Shay's True Colors, work by Art Shay. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-2/15.

North Center -
Beta Space - 4045 N. Rockwell. Words and Meanings, work by David Hawkins. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-1/29.

Ravenswood -
Transistor Chicago - 5045 N. Clarke St. Friday Night Live: Surabhi Saraf. Reception 8-10pm.

West Loop -
Carrie Secrist Gallery - 835 W. Washington. Dietrich Wegner and Liza Berkoff. Reception 5-8pm. 1/15-2/27.

ThreeWalls - 119 N. Peoria. Armita Raafat. Reception 6-9pm. 1/15-2/13.

Bucktown -
OhNo!Doom - 1800 N. Milwaukee. Rock the Future! The Exhibition, work by Jason Brammer, Nicole Briggs, Monica Cruz, and Jada Gaspar. Reception 6-10pm. 1/16-2/6.

Garfield Park -
Murphy Hill - 3333 W. Arthington St. International Energy Art Exhibition, group show. Reception 6-11pm. 1/16-2/25.

Humboldt Park -
MVSEVM - 1626 N. California Ave. 4.01162010, work by Karen Archey, Chris Bradley, Brian Dongarra, Dominic Paul Moore, Montgomery Perry Smith, and David Shafer. Reception 6-10pm. 1/16-2/7.

Oak Park -
He Said-She Said - 216 N Harvey Ave. Bob Linder. Reception 6-8pm. 1/16-2/13.

Wicker Park -
Monique Meloche - 2154 W. Division St. The Dog and the Wolf, work by Laura Letinsky. Reception 4-7pm.

SUNDAY 1/17 -
Hyde Park -
Smart Museum of Art - 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Heartland, closing curatorial tour. Tour begins at 2pm.

Old Town -
Old Town Triangle Art Center - 1763 N. North Park Ave. Franz Altschuler: A Retropective. Reception 2-5pm.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Opening 1/8, 1/9, & 1/10

Hey ya'll. Welcome back from the holidays! This weekend's gonna be a duzy! Enjoy:

Friday -
Beverly Arts Center - 2407 W. 111th. Jack Higgins. Reception 7-9pm. 12/17-1/22.

PlayfulZen - 2147 S. Lumber, studio 516. Lost and Found, work by Robert Lieberman, Jacqueline Roig, Mike Devlin, Anthony Miceo, Rox Mund, and Nicole Villeneuve. Reception 6-10pm. 1/8-1/31.

65Grand - 1378 W. Grand. Crowns, work by Kim Piotrowski. Reception 7-10pm. 1/8-2/13.

Rotofugi - 1953 W. Chicago. Concoction, work by Chad Kouri & In Stereo, work by David van Alphen. Reception 7-10pm. 1/8-1/24.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Queen of Heaven, work by John Allan Faier & R&R (...&R), work by Susanne Slavick & Up Is Down, work by Joel Sheesley. Reception 6-8pm. 1/2-3/28.

Fine Arts Building - 410 S. Michigan. Go Figure, group show. Reception 6-8pm. 1/8-2/7.

Finestra - 410 S. Michigan #516. Exquisite Pain, work by Susan Aurinko. Reception 5-9pm. 1/5-1/30.

Antena - 1765 S. Laflin #1R. Cheat Codes: Lessons in Love, group show. Reception 6-10pm. 1/8-2/6.

Chicago Art Department - 1837 S. Halsted. iPhone Therefore iArt, group show. Reception 6-10pm.

Logsdon - 1909 S. Halsted. True Variations, work by Jim Dee. Reception 6-10pm. 1/8-2/6.

South Halsted Gallery - 1825 South Halsted. New Works by Bridget Bolger. Reception 6-9pm.

Vespine - 1907 S. Halsted. Retrospect, group show. Reception 7-10pm. 1/2-1/29.

Ann Nathan - 212 W. Superior. Robert Guinan. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/12.

Architech - 730 N. Franklin. Two Centuries: An Architectural Evolution. 1/8-3/27.

Catherine Edelman - 300 W. Superior. 8 Rooms, 7 Mirrors, 6 Clocks, 2 Minds, and 199 Panes of Glass, work by Lauren E. Simonutti. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-3/6.

David Weinberg - 300 W. Superior #203. Structure and Space, work by Michael Parker and Daniel Kim. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/20.

Gallery KH - 311 W. Superior. Invoking the Unknown, work by Rick Stevens & Annual Small Works Show. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/23.

Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Nathalie Guarracino. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/18.

Habatat Galleries - 222 W. Superior. Group show. Reception 5-7pm. 1/8-2/27.

Jean Albano Gallery - 215 W. Superior. New Wave, work by Emanuel Aguilar. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/28.

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc. - 217 W. Huron. Out of Chicago, work by Dayton Castleman and Jeremy Tubbs. Reception 5-8pm.

Judy A Saslow Gallery - 300 W. Superior. Steven Blutter, Francois Burland, and Ed Ott. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-1/20.

Melanee Cooper Gallery - 740 N. Franklin. Yin & Yang, work by Rimi Yang and David Ambrose. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/26.

Perimeter - 210 W. Superior. Abstraction, work by Keiko Hara, Kathleen Holder, Shoichi Ida, and more. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/6.

Printworks - 311 W. Superior. Robert Middaugh. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/13.

Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells. Object Lesson, work by John Fraser. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-3/2.

Russell Bowman - 311 W. Superior #115. American Prints, work by Milton Avery, Robert Motherwell, Carroll Dunham, and more. Reception 5:30-8pm. 1/8-3/20.

Schneider - 230 W. Superior. Depiction, work by Luis Gonzalez Palma. Reception 5-7:30pm. 1/8-2/28.

Vale Craft - 230 W. Superior. Group Show, work by Kent Williams, Eric Slawson, Alan Carter, and Richard Parrish. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-4/10.

Zg Gallery - 300 W. Superior. Prostrate, work by Gregory Jacobsen. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 1/8-2/20.

ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. The Energy of Flowing Forms, work by Barb Blacharczyk and Allison Svoboda & In the Shell of the Old, work by Dylan A.T. Miner & The Running Lights, work by Kina Bagovska. Reception 6-9pm. 1/6-1/31.

Architrouve - 1433 W. Chicago. Fine Art Rescue Deux. Reception 6-9pm. 1/8-3/12.

Black Walnut - 220 N. Aberdeen. Square One, work by Christene Chew-Wallace, Melanie Brown, Aaron Wooten, Mays Mayhew, Katherine Restko, and Kim Thorpe. Reception 6-9pm. 1/1-1/31.

Dubhe CarreƱo - 118 N. Peoria. Le Cirque de L'Armee Rouge, work by Anne Drew Potter. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-3/5.

ebersmoore - 213 N. Morgan. Weatherbee's Revenge, work by Mark Mulroney. Reception 6-9pm. 1/8-2/6.

Packer Schopf - 942 W. Lake. Deathmetalhippiekiller, work by Jason Lahr & Moby Dick, work by Tim Vermeulen & Vent Figure Fun!, work by Gene Hamilton. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/13.

Peter Miller - 118 N. Peoria. Ron Laboray. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-2/13.

Rhona Hoffman - 118 N. Peoria. Richard Rezac. Reception 5-7pm. 1/8-2/13.

Walsh - 118 N. Peoria. Must Be Fresh!, work by Han Seok-Hyun. Reception 5-8pm. 1/8-1/30.

Eyeporium Gallery - 1543 N Milwaukee Ave. Touring Big Cake Country, work by Teresa Petersen. Reception 7-10pm. 1/8-1/30.

Johalla Projects - 1561 North Milwaukee Ave. Getting Acquainted, by Joseph Rynkiewicz. Reception 7-10pm. 1/8-1/24.

Saturday -
Art on Armitage - 4125 W. Armitage. Between, work by Julia Gilmore. Reception 4pm. 1/2-1/31.

Sunday -
Evanston Art Center - 2603 Sheridan Road. Contact Connect Collaborate, group show. Reception 1-4pm. 1/10-2/14.

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 South Cornell Ave. Artist Talk with Jason Salavon. Talk goes from 2-4pm.