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.
SATURDAY - 4/17
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.