Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (4/30-5/2)

Opening time again. I wasn't even going to mention it, 'cus it seemed so obvious, but Art Chicago and NEXT are this weekend. If you didn't know that by now, well, I don't know, there is a glitch in the communication. I don't know how many of you care, or are planning on going, but be sure you get in for free. There are a million ways, if you don't have one, drop me a line. Also, I didn't list every gallery in River North and West Loop that will be open Saturday, I only listed the ones that were having actual "openings" (ie the first reception for a show). You can see a full list of participants on Chicago Gallery News' website. Aside from those, there are still a shit-ton of openings. If you don't go out a see art this weekend (but you are reading this and will be in Chicago), that is just fucking lame. Sorry to berate those who take offense, but seriously. Ok, on to the list:

Friday 4/30
Leather Archives and Museum - 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Burlesque & Bondage, work by Leon Grossman. Reception 7-11pm. 4/30-7/31.

Gallery 1837 - 1837 W Grand Ave. Bound Books, work by Sharon Bladholm, Gracen Brilmyer, Alex Chitty, Natalie Osborne, Marly Schott, Vicky Tesmer, and Megan Williamson. Reception 6-10pm.

Rotofugi - 1953 W. Chicago Ave. Ken Keirns and Jimmy Pickering. Reception 7-10pm.

Graham Foundation - 4 W. Burton Pl. Felipe Dulzaides: UtopÌa Posible. 4/30-7/17.

Flourish Studios - 3020 N. Lincoln Ave. The Bike Show, work by Alice Dubois, Henry Bolzon, Pauline Kochanski, and Adam Clark. Reception 6-8pm. 4/26-6/12.

Golden Gallery - 816 W. Newport Ave. Lazy Shadows, work by Jessica Labatte. Reception 7-10pm. 4/30-6/12.

Chicago Photography Center - 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. The Aldermen Project: 50 Aldermen/50 Artists. Reception 7-10pm. 4/30-5/31.

Sullivan Galleries - 33 S. State St. SAIC Graduate Exhibition. Reception 8-10pm. 5/1-5/21.

Arc Gallery - 832 W. Superior St. Opera, work by Esther Charbit & Remains, work by Linda Robinson Gordon & A Specific Gravity, work by Linda King Ferguson. Reception 6-9pm. 4/28-5/22.

Golden Triangle - 330 N. Clark St. Phantasmagoria, work by Andrew Ek. Reception 5:30-8:30pm. 4/30-5/15.

Habatat - 222 W. Superior St. Mira Maylor. Reception 5-8pm. 4/30-5/31.

Northern Exposure - 2236 W. Belmont Ave. Lumpy Trouser Demons, work by Image Search LTD (Ron Ewert, Dustin Ruegger, Mike Kloss). Reception 6-10pm.

Elephant Room, Inc. - 704 S. Wabash Ave. The Record is Far From Complete. Closing reception 7-9pm.

Saturday 5/1
Monument 2 Gallery - 2007 N. Point St. Group Show, work by John Friel, John Henderson, Justin Swinburne, and Korey Vincent. Reception 6-9pm. 5/1-5/23.

Revolution Tattoo - 2221 N. Western Ave. You Sleep Too Much, work by Ron Copeland, Matthew Ryan Sharp, Parskid, and Charlie Owens. Reception 8pm-12am. 5/1-5/28.

65Grand - 1378 W. Grand Ave. Light: Snacks, work by David Ingenthron. Reception 7-10pm. 5/1-5/29.

Art on Armitage - 4125 W. Armitage Ave. 30 Days of Dinner Time (ongoing event), paeformance by Kimmy Noonen and collaborators. 5/1-5/30.

Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave. Roger Hiorns, 5/1-9/19 & Stanley Greenberg: Architecture under Construction, 5/1 9/6.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. Panel Discussion of "From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden." Talk from 1-4pm.

River North & West Loop Galleries Tour - River North and West Loop gallery districts. Many participating galleries, see site for full list. Receptions 6-9pm. Free trolleys between RN & WL.

Stephen Daiter Gallery - 230 W. Superior St. Passing the Torch: The Chicago Students of Callahan and Siskind, work by Barbara Crane, Stef Leinwohl, Joseph Jachna, Joseph Sterling, Kenneth Josephson, Charles Swedlund, Tom Knudtson, Bob Tanner, Mary Ann Lea (Dorr).Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-6/5.

Carrie Secrist Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Tehom, work by Angelo Musco. Reception 5-8:30pm. 5/1-7/10.

Ebersmoore - 213 N. Morgan. All the Colors of the Dark, work by Alexis Mackenzie & Pizza, work by Stacie Johnson. Reception 6-10pm. 5/1-5/22.

River North & West Loop Galleries Tour - River North and West Loop gallery districts. Many participating galleries, see site for full list. Receptions 6-9pm. Free trolleys between RN & WL.

Shane Campbell Gallery - 1431 W Chicago Ave. Terminus Ante Quem, work by Shane Huffman, Barbara Kasten, Anthony Pearson and Erin Shirreff. Reception 6-8pm. 5/1-6/12.

Thomas McCormick Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. Lynne Drexler (1928 - 1999). Reception 6-8pm. 4/17-6/5.

OhNo!Doom - 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave. Gods and Monsters, work by Matt Cipov, Jordan Metcalf, and Keith Noordzy. Reception 6-10pm. 5/1-5/29.

Sunday 5/2
Star Lounge Coffee Bar - 2521 W Chicago Ave. Shira Ballon: 9,981 Clicks. Reception 7-9pm. 5/2-6/17.

Julius Ceasar - 3144 W Carroll Ave, 2G. Dana DeGiulio: Erect. Reception 4-7pm. 5/2-5/30.

Renaissance Society - 5811 S. Ellis Ave., Cobb Hall 418. The Seductiveness of the Interval, work by Stefan Constantinescu, Andrea Faciu, and Ciprian Muresan. Reception 4-7pm. 5/2-6/27.

Gallery X - 280 S. Columbus Dr. Tomato Letter, work by Jiggi Shin. Reception 4-6pm. 5/2-5/15.

Shane Campbell Gallery - 125 N Harvey Ave, Oak Park. Martha Friedman. Reception 2-4pm. 5/2-7/25.

The Suburban - 125 N. Harvey Ave., Oak Park. Francesca DiMattio + Garth Weiser. BBQ Reception 2-4pm.

Slow - 2153 W 21st St. Andrew Holmquist and Zack Stadel: ject [ sub, ob, ab, in, inter, pro, re]. Reception 5-8pm.

Instituto Cervantes - 31 W. Ohio St. NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art- Spain on the Edge. Reception 5:30pm. 5/2-5/15.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (4/23-4/25)

You heard right. Opening this weekend...

Friday 4/23
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan St. VERSION 10 Opening Party. Reception 8pm-2am.

360SEE Gallery - 1924 N. Damen. Earth Day Show: "(Not So) New Shoes", work by Gabriel Dishaw. Reception 8-10pm. 4/23-5/31.

Block Museum of Art - 40 Arts Circle Dr. The Changing Status of Engraving in 16th-Century Northern Europe, with an Afterthought on More Recent Engraving, lecture by Stephen Goddard. Lecture at noon.

Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted St. Bulong from Within: Motifs, Invocations and Incantations, work by Jun-Jun Sta.Ana. Reception 6:30-9:30pm. 4/23-5/31.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Diane Simpson: Sculpture + Drawing, 1978-2009. Reception 6-8pm.

Gallery 180 - 180 N. Wabash Ave. Fields, work by Deanna Krueger. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 4/19-6/3.

Design Within Reach - 10 E. Ohio St. Hans Habeger, Paintings and Drawings.

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc. - 217 W. Huron. Sculpture: Peter Ambrose, Jean-Christophe Ballot, Ettore Greco, Vivian Van Blerk. Reception 5pm.

Perimeter Gallery - 210 W. Superior. Elana Gutmann, painting. Reception 5-8pm. 4/23-5/28.

Valerie Carberry Gallery - 875 N. Michigan Ave., #2510. Order of Things, work by Judith Belzer. 4/23-6/5.

DuSable Museum of African American History - 740 E. 56th Pl. The Black Panthers: Making Sense of History, work by Stephen Shames. 4/23-8/8.

Anne Loucks - 1046 W. Fulton Mkt. Spontaneous Meditations, work by Tracey Adams and Sandra Russell. Reception 5-8pm. 4/23-6/15.

Threewalls - 119 N. Peoria St., #2A. VictoryLand (you, I shall answer your letter), work by Claire Pentecost. Reception 6pm. 4/23-5/22.

Walsh Gallery - 118 N. Peoria St., 2nd fl. From Gaza to Beijing, work by Gao Lei. Reception 5-8pm. 4/23-6/19.

The Green Lantern - 1511 N Milwaukee Ave. As part of the Robert Duncan Symposium, The Green Lantern hosts a reading organized by The Chicago Poetry Project featuring Stephen Collis, Joseph Donahue, Siobhán Scarry and Brian Teare. Readings begin at 8pm.

Saturday 4/24
The Part Time Gallery - 5219 N. Clark St. OPENING, the first reception for a new space. Reception 7-10pm.

Benton House - 3052 S Gratten Ave. Vers10n Fest: NFO XPO/FREE UNIVERSITY. Open 12-7:30pm. 4/24-4/25.

East Bank Records - 1200 W 35th St, 4. New Romantics, work by Matt Austin, Jessica Bruah, Bill Guy, Nate Mathews, Jason Reblando and Mike Reinders. Reception 5-9pm. 4/24-5/9.

Johalla Projects - 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bitches Ain't Shit, work by Jes Ashley Santrock. Reception 7-11pm.

barbara&barbara Gallery - 1021 N Western Ave. Early Thaw of the Northwest Passage, work by Linsey Burritt and Jenny Kendler. Reception 6:30pm.

Concertina Gallery - 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd fl. Transitions and Translations. Receptions 7-10pm. 4/24-5/4.

Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space - 1254 N. Noble. Out of Practice, work by Nina Mayer. Reception 7-10pm.

BEN RUSSELL - 1716 S Morgan St, 2F. RUBLES. Reception 6-9pm. 4/24-5/22.

River East Art Center - 435 E. Illinois St. Chicago Art Open. Reception 6-9pm. 4/24-5/8.

Sunday 4/25
Spoke - 119 N Peoria #3D. This is art now by Thomas Garman. Reception 11-5pm.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (4/16-4/18)

Hello again, my dear friends. Art Chicago and NEXT and bearing down on us all, and I can veritably smell the Merchandise Mart sweating. Mmmm...rusty and musty. Oh, and Jeriah "The Snacker" Hildwine and I have shows this weekend and next. This weekend is VideoStore7.375x4x1 at The Op Shop in Hyde Park. It is a one night only event, Saturday night from 5-10pm. So, come on down and hang out, if ya want to. There is a Monster Movie Seminar from 8-10pm. Next weekend he and I both have work up at the NFO XPO, part of Co-Prosperity Sphere's annual VersionFest. And now, my friends, the listing...

FRIDAY - 4/16
The Family Room - 1821 W Hubbard St. 202. FOLLOWING OF ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. Reception 7pm-12am. 4/16-4/30.

Betty Rymer Gallery - 280 S. Columbus Dr. Artbash 2010: Contemporary Practices Show. Reception 4:30-8pm. 4/17-4/30.

Chicago Tourism Center - 72 E Randolph St. Printervention: Printing for the Public. Reception 5-7pm. 4/16-5/4.

Polish Museum of America - 984 N. Milwaukee. Post No Bills: Contemporary Polish Posters. Reception 7-9pm. 4/16-5/16.

Peregrineprogram - 500 W. Cermak Rd., #727. Night Painting 1995-2010, work by Susanna Coffey. Reception 6-9pm. 4/16-5/7.

Tattoo Factory - 4441 N. Broadway. The Last Unicorn Art Show. Reception 7-11pm.

303 West Erie Art Space - 303 W. Erie St. Continuing On..., work by Joanne Aono, Karen Appleton, Kate Lewis, and Neha Vedpathak. Reception 5-8pm.

Addington Gallery - 704 N. Wells St. Howard Hersh & People Watching, work by Julia Katz. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-5/28.

Carl Hammer Gallery - 740 N. Wells St. David Sharpe. Reception 5:30-8pm. 4/16-5/8.

David Weinberg Gallery - 300 W. Superior St., #203. Jennifer Scott McLaughlin & Judy Pfaff. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-5/29.

Gallery KH - 311 W. Superior St. A Chance of Sun, work by Gary Bowling. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-6/2.

Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Pia Brix-Thomsen. 6-9pm.

Jean Albano Gallery - 215 W. Superior. Karl Wirsum. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 4/16-5/29.

Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd. - 207 W. Superior. After Image, work by Thom Kapheim. Reception 4-7pm. 4/16-5/15.

Judy Saslow Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. Carol Grove and Freya Grand. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-5/29.

LYDON CONTEMPORARY - 230 W. Superior St. Inaugural Show, work by Diane Ayott, Trevor Bell, Judy Campbell, Suzanne Crocker, Stephen McClymont, Margaret Vega and Susan Wrona Gall. Reception 5-8pm.

Maya Polsky Gallery - 215 W. Superior St. Into Plein Air, work by Andy Paczos. Reception 5-8pm. 4/15-5/29.

Roy Boyd Gallery - 739 N. Wells St. Gallery Artists' Exhibition. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-6/1.

Zg Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. MMX. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 4/16-5/22.

The Hills Esthetic Center - 128 N. Campbell Ave., Unit G. Braided Bread, work by Scott Cowan and Katy Keefe. Reception 8-11pm. 4/16-5/1.

Packer Schopf Gallery - 942 W. Lake St. Tradition & Reinvention: An Exhibition of Sacred, Profane, and Political Picture-Story Performance From the Ancient to the Post-Modern. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-5/8.

Tony Wight Gallery - 845 W. Washington Blvd. Home for Hobo Too, work by Allison Schulnik & In a Paperweight. Reception 5-8pm. 4/16-5/15.

The OpShop - 1530 E. 53rd. Video Store, a group exhibition including the work of Jeriah Hildwine, Stephanie Burke, Mike Morris, Annie Heckman, Aaron Delehanty, and more. Reception 5-8pm, Monster Movie Seminar 8-10pm. ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Murphy Hill Gallery - 3333 W Arthington St. Spiritual in Art III. Reception 6-11pm. 4/14-5/20.

Knock Knock Gallery - 3658 S Wolcott Ave, 2F. Bret Schneider: DE - -. Reception 6-10pm. 4/17-5/1.

He Said She Said - 216 N. Harvey, Apt. 1. Transmissions to Change the Way We Think About Us, work by Katie Hargrave.

Pentagon - 961 W 19th St, 1F. Jorge Mujica: Palimpsest. Reception 7-11pm. 4/17-5/15.

Nicole Gallery - 230 W. Huron St. Art in the Eye of a Needle: The Hollywood Collection. Reception 11am-1pm. 4/13-5/22.

Spoke - 119 N. Peoria. Gwendolyn Zabicki: Hagia Sophia. Closing reception 6-9pm.

Heaven Gallery - 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. Art Auction, work by Adam Hoff, Stephen Eichhorn, Chris Bradley, and Tinsley Hammond. Reception 7-10pm.

LVL3 - 1452 N Milwaukee Ave, 3. hArts for Haiti, benefit art auction. Auction 6-10pm.

SUNDAY - 8/18
Evanston Art Center - 2603 Sheridan Rd. 22nd Annual Spring Benefit Show. Reception and auction 1-4pm.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Opening This Weekend! (4/9-4/11)

Well hello again my darlings. Sorry about the lack of listing last week, I was out in the middle of the desert looking at wildflowers. I was woken up one morning by a scorpion (thankfully in a jar), and man, those things are cool looking. We turned him loose in the desert a couple hours later. Oh, the desert, it's awesome. I also discovered that my favorite decrepit old motel, the North Shore Yacht Club on the sunny (and stinky) shores of the Salton Sea, has been remodeled. SUCK! I also acquired a Brownie Beau from my husband's grandmother (it belonged to her aunt), and shot a roll of film with it. Firggin' AWESOME! But now I'm back, and ready to rock and roll. Ya want to know what's happening this weekend? Well, here you go...

Friday 4/9
Morpho Gallery - 5216 N. Damen Ave. Juried Photography Exhibition. 4/9-5/7.

Block Museum of Art - 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston. The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650, work by Albrect Durer, Hendrik Goltzius, and more.

The Archer - 3012 S Archer. Luke Munn (Berlin) / Max Alexander (Chicago). Performance 8-11pm.

Humboldt Park:
Garage Spaces - 1337 N Maplewood Ave. Retrospective, ephemera from three 2009 shows: “Stolen,” “Den” and “Funeral.” Reception 5pm-12am.

Hyde Park:
Gordon Center for Integrative Science, University of Chicago - 929 E. 57th St. terra nano, work by Kathy Weaver. Reception 6-8pm.

Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted St. The Long Road, work by the Black Poltergeist. Reception 6-8pm. 4/9-4/30.

Lincoln Park:
Thomas Masters - 245 W. North Ave. Slice of Slonem, work by Hunt Slonem. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-5/9.

Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave. New Paradigms: How WE Influence Art, discussion with Dawoud Bey, Theaster Gates, and Kehinde Wiley. Talk from 6:30-8pm, reception 8-9pm.

ARTSpace537 - 410 S. Michigan Ave. ARTSpace537 Opening Event, work by Serene Wise, Parker Gindele, Thomas J. Walther, John Gartner, Joyce Speechley, Judy Trombley, Catherine Keebler. Reception 5-8pm.

Donald Young Gallery - 224 S. Michigan, Ste. 266. Joshua Mosley. Reception 5-7pm. 4/9-4/30.

Gallery UNO - 410 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 541. BFA Thesis Exhibition, work by Eun Young Cho, Melanie Martinez, Laurie Sewell, Maggie Svoboda, Johnny Wells. Reception 5:30-7:30pm.

Second Floor Gallery - 410 S. Michigan Ave. SCAVENGERS: [(artists + trash) x inspiration] = art. Reception 5:30-8:30.

North Center:
Chicago Mosaic School - 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Artifacts and Ideas for a Nature Inspired Architecture. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-5/28.

Chicago Arts District - 1945 S. Halsted. 2nd Fridays in Pilsen, mass gallery openings. Reception 6-10pm.

Logsdon 1909 Gallery - 1909 S. Halsted St. Subtext, work by Lucinda Alston Chapman and Philip High. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-5/8.

No Coast Exhibitions and Editions - 1500 W. 17th St. This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, work by Marvin Astorga. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-5/7.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions - 2130 w 21st St. ON PILGRIMAGE, work by Hannah Isrealsohn. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-4/26.

UIC School of Architecture - 845 W Harrison St, room 1100. Publishing Futures: Content, Context and Emerging Formats. Reception 6-9pm.

River North:
Ken Saunders Gallery - 230 W. Superior. The Courage of Their Convictions, work by Jose Chardiet, Sidney Hutter, Jon Kuhn, Dante Marioni, Christopher Ries, Richard Royal and Paul Stankard. 4/9-5/30.

Marwen - 833 N Orleans St. Oaxaca Now: Young Radical Printmakers. Reception 5-7pm.

Printworks - 311 W. Superior St. Portable Landscapes, work by Martyl. 4/9-5/15.

Roscoe Village:
The 1901 Gallery Theatre - 1901 W. Belmont Ave. ARIES - The April Zodiac Art Gallery Recpetion, gothic, alt, & erotic art. Reception Friday 8pm. 4/9-4/10.

South Chicago:
PEREGRINEPROGRAM - 500 W Cermak Rd, #727. god god god, work by Charles Mahaffee. Reception 6-8:30pm.

South Loop:
Columbia College Library - 624 S. Michigan Ave. Art in the Library, work by Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Reception 5-7pm 4/8-5/15.

Ukrainian Village:
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art - 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Gladys Nilsson. 4/9-5/23.

West Loop:
Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Mkt. Majestic, work by Nina Rizzo & Paintings by Michelle Wasson. Reception 6-9pm. 4/9-5/8.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery - 118 N. Peoria St. Sol LeWitt. 4/9-5/15.

Thomas Robertello Gallery - 939 W. Randolph. Noelle Mason. Reception 5-8pm. 4/9-6/5.

Wicker Park:
Coalition Gallery - 2010 W. Pierce Ave. Curator's Choice Part One, curated by Susan Aurinko. Reception 5:30-8:30. 4/9-5/7.

Saturday 4/10
Medicine Cabinet - 3216 S. Morgan St. The Longer Your Instrument Is the More Power It Has, work by Clare Britt. Reception 7-11pm.

Second Bedroom - 3216 S. Morgan St. In the Place of Dreams, work by Alberto Aguilar and Alex "Turbo/Buster Bear" Cohen. Reception 7-11pm.

Humboldt Park:
MVSEVM - 1626 N California Ave. Exhibition 6.04102010. Reception 7-10pm.

Hyde Park:
Op Shop - 1530 E. 53rd St. Norman Long - Sounding the LandscapeFrom 5-5:30pm, Conrad Freiburg - “Ukulele Pieces” CD release party, 6-7pm.

Logan Square:
HungryMan Gallery - 2135 N. Rockwell St. Halfsleep, work by Casey McGonagle. Reception 6-11pm. 4/10-4/24.

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. Pride of Paper/Orgullo en Papel: Arte Papel Oaxaca & Kiff Slemmons. 4/10-7/3.

Harold Washington Library Center - 400 S. State St. Capturing Chicago Theater: 35 Years of Theater Photography, work by Lisa Howe-Ebright. 4/10-10/3.

Sunday 4/11
John H. Vanderpoel Art Museum - 9625 S. Longwood Dr. George C. Clark. Reception 1-4pm. 4/11-5/25.

Garfield Park:
devening projects + editions - 3039 W Carroll Ave. Nathaniel Robinson: Recent Sculpture and Erik Neff: Visceral Geometries. Reception 4-7pm. 4/11-5/16.

Julius Cæsar - 3311 W Carroll Ave. Seer Sucker, work by Hans Peter Sundquist. Reception 4-7pm. 4/4-4/25.

Hyde Park:
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell. Artist Talk: Andreas Fischer. Talk from 3-5.

Op Shop - 1530 E. 53rd St. Oral History, a project by Paul Durica and Zach Abubeker. Event begins at 11am.

Old Town:
Old Town Art Center - 1763 N. North Park Ave. Shine, work by Alexandra Lee. Reception 2-5pm. 4/10-4/30.