You know, as a dirt poor, I-just-got-out-of-grad-school-fuck-how-am-I-going-to-pay-my-loans kid landing on my ass in the mud of a recession, I was really worried the art world of Chicago that I love so much was really going to take a nose dive in to the shitter. And in a way, I suppose it has a bit, but ya know what, just about every weekend this year there has been a shitload of stuff going on. Not all of it good, but happening none the less. Soldier on brave Chicago art people, I'm right here with ya! Ok, now for the weekend:
Fri 2/5 -
360See - 1924 N. Damen Ave. Metal v. Wood, work by Brian Mock and Matthew Hoffman & Moon Men, work by Alejandro Chavetta. Reception 7-9pm. 2/5-3/11.
Elmhurst Artists Guild - 150 Cottage Hill. National Art Premiere 2010. Reception 7pm. 2/5-3/3.
HYDE PARK -
Smart Museum of Art - 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. The Ruin as Souvenir with Verity Platt. Tour at 12pm.
LAKEVIEW EAST -
Looseleaf Lounge - 2915 N. Broadway. William Estrada. Reception 6:30pm.
LOGAN SQUARE -
New Wave Coffee - 2557 N. Milwaukee Ave. Critical Mass Bike Art Show. Reception 6-11pm. 2/5-2/26.
Chicago Photography Collective - 29 E. Madison. Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher. Reception 6-8pm. 2/5-2/28.
The Warming Center - 1843 South Halsted St. STREET LEVEL. Reception 7-10pm.
RIVER NORTH -
Ken Saunders Gallery - 230 W. Superior St. Her Story, work by KeKe Cribbs, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Vladimira Klumpar, and others. Reception 5-7pm. 2/5-3/31.
Instituto Cervantes - 31 W. Ohio St. Resilience, group show. Reception 6pm. 2/4-3/31.
Stephen Daiter Gallery - 230 West Superior St. Martin Parr. Reception 5-8pm.
RIVER WEST -
ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. Conversations, work by Rine Boyer & Off Center. Reception 6-9pm. 2/3-2/28.
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E. Chicago Ave. UBS 12 x 12: Aspen Mays. Reception 6-10pm. 2/6-2/28.
UKRANIAN VILLAGE -
Darkroom - 2210 W. Chicago. Matthew G. Hollis and Bryna Faye Shields. Reception 8pm.
WEST LOOP -
Black Walnut - 220 N. Aberdeen. Group Show, work by Eduardo De Soignie, John Pugh, Youngmee Roh, and Renzo Oliva. Reception 6-9pm. 2/1-2/28.
WICKER PARK -
Eyeporium - 1543 N. Milwaukee. Lush Life, work by Joey Wozniak. Reception 7-10pm. 2/5-2/27.
Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N. Milwaukee. First Fridays at the Flat Iron. Reception 6-10pm.
Gallery 203 - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Alice Brozofsky. Reception 6-10pm. 2/5-2/27.
Sat 2/6 -
Simply Chicago Art - 1318 Oakton St. Chicago Life and Beyond, work by Megan Harrigan Cox. Reception 1pm. 2/6-2/28.
HUMBOLDT PARK -
Monument 2 Gallery - 2007 N. Point St. There's Always Someplace Else, work by Austin Eddy. Reception 6-9pm. 2/6-2/28.
HYDE PARK -
Home Gallery - 1407 E. 54th St. Nows, work by Nathaniel Russell. Reception 6-9pm. 2/6-2/28.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Revolution Tattoo - 2221 N. Western Ave. La Loteria, work by Chito Tena. Reception 8-11pm. 2/6-3/13.
Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan. In the Vernacular, work Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Richard Misrach, and Andy Warhol. 2/6-5/31.
Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E. Chicago Ave. Production Site: The Artist's Studio Inside-Out, work by Nikhil Chopra, Justin Cooper, Tacita Dean, and Amanda Ross-Ho. 2/6-5/30.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE -
Ukrainian National Museum - 2249 W. Superior St. To Ukraine With Love, work by Roksolana Tymiak-Lonchyna. Reception 7pm. 2/6-2/28.
WEST LOOP -
Andrew Rafacz - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Greg Stimac & Scott Wolniak. Reception 4-7pm. 2/6-3/13.
Gallery 400 - 400 S. Peoria St. Workers from The Greenhouses of Hope at the Pacific Garden Mission. Come learn about WORMS AND DIRT!!! 2-5pm.
Kavi Gupta - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Buildings and Gestures, work by Susan Giles. Reception 4-7pm. 2/6-3/13.
Sun 2/7 -
Robin Richman - 2108 N. Damen Ave. Love Cover Project, group show. Reception 2-6pm. 2/7-2/14.
OAK PARK -
He Said She Said - 216 North Harvey Ave, Apt 1. Nikhil Chopra: One Night Only. Reception 5-7pm.