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: Utop√Ća 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.

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