Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (3/26-3/28)

Ahoy! Again, I'll be gone this weekend, and next weekend, and the weekend after that, and possibly the week after that. This weekend and next I'll be in California, looking at wildflowers. After that I'm headed for Kentucky for my bi-annual pilgramage to the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. Then, if the stars align (ie if I have any money left over) I'll be taking a foray to one of the Meccas of our craft (the Big Apple), then it's time for Art Chicago. Shit, that's a lot to do. Well, lets get moving.

65Grand - 1378 W Grand Ave. Up For the Downstroke, work by David Leggett. Reception 7-10pm. 3/26-4/24.

Alan Koppel Gallery - 210 W. Chicago Ave. Women, work by Ed Paschke. Reception 5:30-8pm. 3/26-5/29.

Andrew Rafacz Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Its the Real Thing, work by Ali Bailey. Reception 5-8pm. 3/26-5/8.

Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave. Gerhard Richter—A Life in Painting. Reception 6-7pm.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. Mayan Procession. Reception 5-7:30pm. 3/26-5/2.

Chicago Photography Center - 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. Susan Aurinko: artist talk. Talk at 7pm. $10.

Elephant Room - 704 S. Wabash Ave. The Record is Far From Complete, work by Lillianna Pereira. Reception 6-10pm. 3/26-5/1.

Family Room, The - 1821 W. Hubbard St., #202. Vorab Fabrik. Closing reception 8-10pm.

Homey Gallery - 3656 N. Lincoln Ave. After France, work by Paul Lorenz. Reception 6-9pm. 3/26-5/1.

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery - 215 N. Aberdeen St. In Motion, work by James Olley. Reception 6-8pm. 3/26-5/8.

King Art Collective - 1643 N. Milwaukee Ave. Imagine It: Pop Up Gallery, work by Rory Coyne, Brian C. Vance, Smithson Woodworks, Jill Birschbach and Pat Snow. Reception 6-10pm.

Links Hall - 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. Detail of Double Escapement, work by Tif Bullard. Performance at 8pm.

Morpho Gallery - 5216 N. Damen Ave. 4th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit, work by Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Jessica Joy Goldberg, Dimitri Paviotsky, Pat Tatum, Carla M. Swinke, Denise Dahl, Geoff Simson, Anastasia Kuba, Gaby Silva Bavio, JP Grace, Kelly Jones, Frankie Olivo, Shawn Schanck, Peter Bullock, Harvey S Tillis, and Joshua Alderson. Reception 6-10pm. 3/26-4/8.

Russell Bowman - 311 West Superior. Women, work by Ed Paschke. Reception 5:30-8pm. 3/26-5/29.

Sullivan Gallery - 33 S. State St. Spring Undergraduate Exhibition. Reception 7-9pm. 3/27-4/9.

Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 W. Randolph St. Noelle Mason. Reception 5-8pm. 3/26-6/5.

Ukrainian National Museum - 2249 W. Superior St. Ukrainian Universe, work by Volodymyr Podlevsky and Svitlana Moiseyeva. Reception 7pm. 3/26-4/25.

Western Exhibitions - 119 N. Peoria. Richard Hull. Reception 5-8pm. 3/26-5/1.

2ND FLR Gallery - 903 W 19th St. Dessert, work by Jay Boeldt, Arno Mayorga, Michael Murphy, Robert MacNeill and Darrell Roberts. Reception 6pm-2am. 3/27-4/17.

827 N Wood - 827 N Wood. Forver(21), work by Alex Herrera, Danny Gallegos, Natalie Brilmyer, Brook Sinkinson Withrow, Luis Miguel Benda. Reception 6-10pm.

Arc Gallery - 832 W. Superior St. Materiality. Closing Reception 5-7:30pm.

barbara&barbara - 1021 N. Western Ave. Fresh Perspective, work by Great Lakes surfers. Reception 6:30-11pm.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. In>Time, curated by Mark Jeffery and Sara Schnadt. Reception 6-9pm.

Golden Age - 1744 W. 18th St. Alla Prima, work by Paul Cowan. Reception 7-10pm. 3/27-5/2.

Intuit - 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. Presidential Corpus: Politics of the Black Body, discussion with Amy Mooney. Talk at 11am.

Opportunity Shop, The - 1613 E. 55th St. Noooo!, work by Good Stuff House. Reception 6-10pm. 3/27-5/1.

Pentagon - 961 W 19th St, 1F. Radical Semantics, work by Eric Stewart, Alex Lake, Ross McFessell, Adam Neese and Randy Sterling Hunter. Reception 8:10-10:10.

Shane Campbell Gallery - 1431 W Chicago Ave. Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni. Reception 6-8pm. 3/27-4/17.

Spoke - 119 N. Peoria. Waiting Room, work by Stephanie Nadeau. Reception 12pm-8pm.

The Studio at 1020 - 1020 N. Marshfield. Collaborative work by Tony Fitzpatrick, Matthew Hoffman, Meghan Lorenz, KS Rives, and many more. Reception 7-11pm.

What It Is - 1155 Lyman St., Oak Park. (non)Sense: Physicality, Perspective and the Consciousness of Relating, work by Joe Grimm and Erica Moore. Reception 3-8pm. 3/27-4/23.

Lincoln Hall - 2424 N Lincoln Ave. Show 'n Tell Show, work by Mike Renaud, Zach Dodson and SpokesMom (a.k.a. Seth Dodson). Reception 8pm.

Renaissance Society - 5811 S Ellis Ave. Gallery Tour of Matt Saunders with Christine Mehring. Tour at 2pm.

Slow - 2153 W. 21 St. Free Love, work by Mican Morgan and Porous Walker. Reception 5-7pm. 3/28-5/24.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Opening This Weekend (3/19-3/21)

FRIDAY (3/19)
Bridgeport -
33 Collective - 1029 W. 35th St. Layers and Latitudes, group show. Reception 7-10pm. 3/19-4/9.

Zhou B Art Center - 1029 W. 35th St. 4Art Inc., work by Sonia Katz, Dennis Burke, Tom Wilson, Maya Kalabic, Melissa Kolbusz, Robin Monique Rios, Cherish Tierney, Nicholas Depeder and Eric Bessel. Reception 7-10pm.

Bronzeville -
South Side Community Art Center - 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Rose Land, work by Jabari Zuberi and Dale Washington. Reception 6-9pm. 3/19-3/28.

Bucktown -
360SEE - 1924 N. Damen Ave. Arrested Moments. Reception 6-9pm. 3/19-4/20.

East Village -
Rotofugi - 1953 W. Chicago Ave. Beneath the Noise, work by Dan May & Wee Epic Masterpiece Theatre, work by Travis Lampe. Reception 7-10pm. 3/19-4/4.

Hollywood Park -
Northeastern Illinois University Art Gallery - 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Nnennna Okore. Closing reception 6pm.

Lakeview -
Links Hall - 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. Dirt: Land/USE. Show begins at 8pm. 3/19-3/21. Tickest: $15, $12 online, $8 student.

Logan Square -
Kunz, Vis, Gonzalez - 2324 W Montana St. WTF 1.0, work by Art Johnson, Sunita Prasad, Jon Read, Alee Peoples, Maria de la Concha, Tayef Ben Messalem, and Maria del Carmen Montoya. Curated by Rosalinda Gonzalez. Reception 6-10pm.

Old Gold - 3102 W Palmer Blvd. Exhibition 3.19.10, work by Sayre Gomez, Roxane Hopper, George Liebert, Amanda Ross-Ho, Justin Schaefer and Vanesa Zendejas. Reception 7-10pm. One night only.

Loop -
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. International Vintage Poster Fair. Reception 5-9pm. 3/19-3/21.

Chicago Tourism Center Gallery - 72 E. Randolph St. Get it Together Again, a show organized by Chad Kouri of the Post Family and Ed Marszewski of Co-Prosperity Sphere. Reception 5-7pm. 3/19-4/6.

SubCity Projects - 410 S. Michigan Ave. (f)utility Projects Collaborative: Depth of Field, work by Paola Cabal, Michael Genge, Christopher Grieshaber and Amanda Tworek. Reception 4:30-9:30.

Oak Park -
Gallery Pink - 149 Harrison St. Figure This/Figure That: Fong-Franklin-Schmelzer, work by Nancy Fong, Jonathan Franklin, and John Schmelzer. Reception 6:30-8:30pm. 3/19-5/2.

Ravenswood -
Ann Ponce Studio - 1819 W. Wilson St. Interiors, group show. Reception 5-8pm. 3/19-4/30.

River North -
Addington Gallery - 704 N. Wells. Natura Sublime, work by Marti Somers, Tamara English, Paul Hunter, Michael Hoffman, Robin Denevan, Kevin Sonmor and others. Reception 5-8pm. 3/19-4/14.

Perimeter Gallery - 210 W. Superior St. New Work by Nathan Joseph, Rhonda Gates, Neil Goodman, Gordon Powell, and Toshiko Takaezu. Reception 5-8pm. 3/19-4/17.

South Loop -
Elephant Room, Inc. - 704 S. Wabash Ave. 1000 Miles Shy. Closing Reception 7-10pm.

Ukrainian Village -
Betty Dare Art Gallery - 1319 W. Chicago Ave. Define: Art, work by Barbara Rachko, Baltazar Castillo, Jim Livley, Tanya Gramatikov, Jonathan Mandell, and more. Reception 6:30-10pm. 3/19-3/27.

West Loop -
Andrew Rafacz Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. THE NEW, work by Jonathan Nesci. Reception 6-8pm. 3/19-3/22.

Ebersmoore - 213 N. Morgan, #3C. Around, work by Dianna Frid, Deva Graf, Anne Simon, Brian Taylor and Scott Wolniak. Reception 6-9pm. 3/19-4/17.

G.R. N’Namdi - 110 N. Peoria. Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence. Reception 6-9pm. 3/19-4/30.

ThreeWalls - 119 N. Peoria St. Gesture Guild, work by Irena Knezevic. Reception 6-9pm. 3/19-4/17.

Wicker Park -
FR Works on Paper - 1513 N. Western Ave. Nowhere From Here, work by Cleveland Dean. Reception 6-9pm.

Heaven Gallery - 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Fl. The Invisible City. Reception 7-10pm.

Johalla Projects - 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. 50 Aldermen/50 Artists. Reception 7-11pm. 3/19-4/2.

Beverly -
Beverly Art Center - 2407 W. 111th St. Homegrown, work by James Jankowiak. Reception 6-10pm. 3/20-4/8.

Loop -
Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave. Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917. 3/20-6/6.

Pilsen -
Ben Russell Gallery - 1716 S. Morgan. Blueness, work by Jerome Acks, Kimberly Baker, Ken Fandell, Gerard Holthuis and Kendrick Shakleford. Reception 6-9pm. 3/20-4/17.

PENTAGONgallery - 961 W. 19th St. Music from Big Pink, work by Sara Condo and Kate Ruggeri. Reception 7-11pm.

West Loop -
Carrie Secrist Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Then is Now, work by Phyllis Bramson and Judith Geichman. Reception 4-7pm. 3/20-4/4.

Kavi Gupta Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Tempest, work by Cordy Ryman. Reception TBA. 3/20-4/24.

Shane Campbell Gallery - 1431 W. Chicago Ave. Alex Hubbard and Jon Pestoni. Reception 6-8pm. 3/20-4/17.

Tony Wight - 119 N. Peoria St. Old Codes, work by Jason Salavon. Reception 5-8pm. 3/20-4/10.

Wicker Park -
LVL3 - 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. False Anatomies, group show. Reception 6-10pm. 3/20-4/10.

Monique Meloche - 2154 W. Division St. Group Show, work by Karl Haendel with Walead Beshty, Sheree Hovsepian, and Barbara Kasten. Reception 4-7pm. 3/20-4/15.

Pagoda Red - 1714 N Damen Ave. The Shanghai Kite Show. Reception 10am-6pm. 3/20-4/17.

Revolution Tattoo - 2221 N. Western Ave. Dead Meat, work by Damarak the Destroyer and Josh Davis. Reception 8-11pm. 3/20-4/24.

SUNDAY (2/21)
Evanston -
Noyes Cultural Arts Center - 927 Noyes St. New Noyes, group show. Reception 3-5pm.

Lakeview -
Links Hall - 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. Vernal Equinox. Reception 6am-7:30pm.

Ukrainian Village -
Salvage One - 1840 W. Hubbard St. Looking For: New Works, work by Mike Nourse and Marta Sasinowska. Reception 4-7pm.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Opening This Weekend (3/12-3/14)

Hallo again, my lovelies. It's time again, time for art. Whanna know what's out there? Here you go...

Friday (3/12/10):
LivingRoom Gallery - 1530 W. Superior St. Points of Entry, work by Alysia Kaplan. Reception 6-9pm. 3/12-5/1.

Center on Halsted - 3656 North Halsted St. Elemental, work by Tony Kokes & Narrative Interiors, Zuleyka Vargas Benitez. Reception 6:30-9:30pm. 3/12-4/19.

Chicago Art Source - 1871 N. Clybourn Ave. Sheer Splendor, work by Susan Davidoff, Meredith Pardue, and Sara Schneckloth. Reception 6-9pm. 3/12-4/19.

Fine Arts Building - 410 S. Michigan Ave. Faces and Places, work by Alfred Rasho. Reception 5-8pm. 3/12-4/5.

Oak Park Art League - 720 Chicago Ave, Oak Park. Spring Artist Member Exhibit. Reception 7-9pm. 3/12-4/2.

No Coast - 1500 W. 17th St. Hexenhaus, work by Tessa Siddle. Reception 6-9pm. 3/12-4/2.

PostPilsen - 1816 S. Racine. Synthetic/Sublime, work by Megan Louis Racer LeVan Emre Kocagil Ji Soo Hong and Katherine Harvath. Reception 7-11pm.

Logsdon 1909 - 1909 S. Halsted St. A Gift of Grace, Revisited, work by Jake Oxnard. Reception 6-10pm. 3/12-4/3.

ROOMS Productions - 645 W 18th St. Meaning Machines. Reception 7-10pm. One night event.

Parking Space - 2246 W. 19th St. This is Not for Sale. Reception 6-10pm. One night event.

Catherine Edelman - 300 W. Superior. Seen and Unseen, work by Keith Carter. Reception 5-7pm. 3/12-5/1.

Dubhe Carreño - 118 N. Peoria St. Silent Light, work by Joan Winter. Reception 5-8pm. 3/12-5/8.

1366 space - 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. Midnight Snacks: Chicago. Reception 6-10pm. 3/12-4/9.

Johalla Projects - 1561 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago Zine Fest, work by John Porcellino, Brooks Golden, Lilli Carré, Anne Elizabeth Moore and more. Reception 7-11pm. 3/12-3/13.

Saturday (3/13/10):
High Concept Laboratories - 1401 Wabansia Ave. Unity, work by Joe Miller and J. Thomas Pallas. Reception 6-10pm.

Intuit - 756 N Milwaukee Ave. The Creativity of Freedom: Black Barbers and the Artistry of the Barbershop. Presentation at 11am.

Concertina Gallery - 2351 N Milwaukee Ave. Surrender Dorothy, reception Jesse Butcher and Corkey Sinks. Reception 7-10pm. 3/13-3/28.

HungryMan Gallery - 2135 N. Rockwell. Landscape/Portrait/Still-life, work by Cornet Baldwin, Andrew Falkowski, Andreas Fischer, Gaylen Gerber with Jesse Chapman, Rachel Herman, Heather Mekkelson, John Neff, and Heidi Norton. Reception 6-11pm. 3/13-3/27.

Roots & Culture - 1034 N Milwaukee Ave. New Acquisitions from the Video Data Bank. Screening begins at 7pm.

He Said, She Said - 216 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park. Kijkshop, work by Nina Bovasso. Reception 6-8pm. 3/13-4/15.

Prospectus - 1210 W 18th St. The Santa Fe Railroad, work by Eric J. Garcia. Reception 5-10pm. 3/13-5/15.

Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E Chicago. Rewind: The 1970s to 1990s. 3/13-9/5.

Sunday (3/14/10) -
Artists and Residents - 4801 S Woodlawn Ave. Hiding Place for Two, work by Madeleine Bailey, curated by Tang Zehui. Reception 4-7pm. One night event. RSVP to Tangni798(at)

The Suburban - 125 N. Harvey Ave. Gerold Miller and Ann Pibal. Reception 2-4pm. 3/14-4/25.

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies - 610 S. Michigan Ave. Artist Talk: Jan Tichy. Talk at 1pm.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (3/5-3/7)

Friday (3/5)
ARC Gallery - 832 W. Superior St. #204. Materiality. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-3/28.

DIG - 2003 N Point #3. Christine Huck: Containers. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-4/1.

Woman Made - 685 N. Milwaukee. 13th International Open. Juried by Laura Kina & Sarah Gabel - Solo Exhibition & Judithe Hernandez - Solo Exhibition & Renewal, Recycle and Rejuvenation. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-4/22.

International Museum of Surgical Science - 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. Lauren Kalman and Annie Heckman. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-3/21.

Gallery 7 - 116 N. Chicago St. Suite 102. Lennon's Legacy. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/16.

Fill in the Blank - 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. Collection, work by Abby Ferbuson & Joanna Lynn Schuman. Reception 7-11pm. 3/5-3/27.

Andrew Bae Gallery - 300 W. Superior. Hung Liu. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/3.

Ann Nathan Gallery - 212 W. Superior St. George Klauba. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/1.

Gruen Gallery - 226 W Superior St. Encaustic Landscapes, work by Sandrine Kern. Reception 6-8pm. 3/5-6/3.

Habatat Galleries - 222 W. Superior St. TEN, group show. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/17.

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc. - 217 W. Huron Ave. The Nude. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/8.

Maya Polsky Gallery - 215 W. Superior St. Andy Paczos. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/1.

Melanee Cooper Gallery - 740 N. Franklin. Luminous Landscapes, work by Sylvain Louis-Seize. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/30.

Morpho Gallery - 5216 N. Damen Ave. 4th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit, work by Jennifer Bock-Nelson, Jessica Joy Goldberg, Dimitri Paviotsky, Pat Tatum, Carla M. Swinke, Denise Dahl, Geoff Simson, Anastasia Kuba, Gaby Silva Bavio, JP Grace, Kelly Jones, Frankie Olivo, Shawn Schanck, Peter Bullock, Harvey S Tillis, and Joshua Alderson. Reception 6-10pm. 3/5-4/8.

Roy Boyd - 739 N. Wells St. New Paintings by Daniel Bodner. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/13.

Schneider Gallery - 230 W. Superior St. The New Generation, work by Guillermo Srodek-Hart and Kevin Malella. Reception 5-7:30pm. 3/5-5/8.

Peregrineprogram - 500 W. Cermak, #727. We Speak the Way We Breath. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-4/2.

Museum of Contemporary Art - 220 E Chicago. UBS 12x12: White/Light, work by Matt Clark and Jeremy Lemos. Reception 6-10pm. 3/5-3/28.

White Box Space - 837 N. Western Ave. Eva Deitch and Katie Pearse. Reception 6-10pm. 3/5-4/1.

Gallery 400 - 400 S. Peoria St. Drawing with Harold Jeffries. Event from 2-6pm.

Holy Mountian - 120 N. Green. Carnival of Curiosity. Reception 6-9pm.

Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market St. Twelve Hundred Miles Down the Street, work by Joseph Noderer. Michael Stillion will be showing in the Project Space. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-4/10.

Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 W. Randolph St. Palimpsest. Reception 5-8pm. 3/5-4/4.

ThreeWalls - 119 N. Peoria St. Stop, work by Ignacio Alcantara, Eddie Alonso, Tommy Becker, and Lilli Carr. Reception 6-10pm.

Flat Iron Arts Building - 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Spring smARTshow. Reception 6-10pm. 3/5-3/7.

Sapere Art - 1579 North Milwaukee Ave. Open Air, Open Waters. Reception 6-10pm. 3/5-3/26.

Three Birds Gallery - 1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Josh Crow. Reception 6-9pm. 3/5-4/1.

Saturday (3/6)
Monument 2 Gallery - 2007 N. Point. Welcome to My Modern Fantasy, work by Jordan Rhoat, Eilis MdDonald, Jeanette Hayes, Jacob Engblom and Ben Schumacher. Reception 7-10pm. 3/6-3/28.

Simply Chicago Art - 1318 Oakton. A Touch of Glass, work by Chris Heisinger. Reception 3-8pm.

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Notes to Nonself: Concert and Puppet Show. Show at 7pm.

Urban Art Retreat - 1957 S. Spaulding St. Show of Women Artists. Reception 1-4pm. 3/6-3/27.

SubCity Projects - 410 S Michigan Ave., #1036. What It Always Is, work by Sabina Ott. 3/6-3/8.

Knock Knock Gallery - 3658 S. Wolcott Ave., #2F. Vibrator, work by Jacob Goudreault and Carmen Price. Reception 6-10pm. 3/6-3/20.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - 4642 N. Western Ave. 20/20: 20 Artists/20 years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Reception 5-8pm. 3/6-5/1.

The Hills Esthetic Center - 128 N Campbell Ave, G. Symbols/Souvenirs, work by Frank Van Duerm. Reception 7-10pm. 3/6-4/2.

Gallery 400 - 400 S. Peoria St. Brian Holmes and Half Letter Press. Reception 6-8pm.

Sterling Bay Co. - 626 W Jackson Blvd. Sterling People, work by Andres Conde, Evelina Dobiesz, Zsofia Otvos, Christian Villacres. Reception 4-8pm. 3/6-3/20.

Sunday (3/7)
Devening Projects and Editions - 3039 W. Carroll. Peter Otto. Reception 4-7pm. 3/7-4/9.

Julius Caesar - 3311 W. Carroll Ave. Colby Shaft. Reception 4-7pm.

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Notes to Nonself: Conversation with the Artists. Talk at 2pm.

Renaissance Society - 5811 S. Ellis Ave. The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer. Reception 2pm.

Art on Armitage - 4125 W. Armitage Ave. A Glass Prairie, work by Lindsay Obermeyer. Reception 4-6pm. 3/1-3/31.

Experimental Sound Studio - 5925 N. Ravenswood. Sunday Solos: Mars Williams. Show at 2pm.