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...
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.
Garage Spaces - 1337 N Maplewood Ave. Retrospective, ephemera from three 2009 shows: “Stolen,” “Den” and “Funeral.” Reception 5pm-12am.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PEREGRINEPROGRAM - 500 W Cermak Rd, #727. god god god, work by Charles Mahaffee. Reception 6-8:30pm.
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 Institute of Modern Art - 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Gladys Nilsson. 4/9-5/23.
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.
Coalition Gallery - 2010 W. Pierce Ave. Curator's Choice Part One, curated by Susan Aurinko. Reception 5:30-8:30. 4/9-5/7.
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.
MVSEVM - 1626 N California Ave. Exhibition 6.04102010. Reception 7-10pm.
Op Shop - 1530 E. 53rd St. Norman Long - Sounding the LandscapeFrom 5-5:30pm, Conrad Freiburg - “Ukulele Pieces” CD release party, 6-7pm.
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.
John H. Vanderpoel Art Museum - 9625 S. Longwood Dr. George C. Clark. Reception 1-4pm. 4/11-5/25.
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 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 Art Center - 1763 N. North Park Ave. Shine, work by Alexandra Lee. Reception 2-5pm. 4/10-4/30.