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 –
EAST GARFIELD PARK -
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.
NOBLE SQUARE -
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.
RIVER WEST -
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.
WEST LOOP -
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.
WICKER PARK -
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.
SATURDAY 1/23 -
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.
NOBLE SQUARE -
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.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE -
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.
WASHINGTON PARK -
DuSable Museum of African American History - 740 E. 56th Pl. Freedom's Sisters. No Reception. 1/23-4/4.
SUNDAY 1/24 -
HYDE PARK -
Renaissance Society - Cobb Hall, U of C, 5811 South Ellis Ave.
Jewish Identity and Imagery, lecture with Jan Schwarz. Lecture begins at 2pm.
OAK PARK -
The Suburban - 244 W Lake St, Oak Park. Ethan Greenbaum and Katrin Sigurdardottir. reception 6-8pm. 1/24-2/24.