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Chicago Art Map: Season Opening Schedule

Here is a comprehensive listing from Chicago Art Map of almost everything opening this weekend, Sept 9th – 11th, for the Chicago galleries’ season opening 2011.

Please take a look at the Ed Valentine and Tom Van Eynde at Linda Warren Gallery post, which opens on Friday 9/9.

-Friday September, 9th

Boris Ostrerov, David Paul Downs, JungPyo Hong and Clare Rosean

Mink & Arce

5045 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
Andersonville

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9
Closes September 30th

Boris Ostrerov: I objectify paint marks to create pile-ups or stacks of brush-marks that exist in their own world. I think about: A pile that grows up not knowing where it came from or how it got there; a pile that grows up with the possibility of collapse; a pile that keeps growing with the knowledge that any subsequent growth can add instability. David Paul Downs: “Artifacts” is a continuing series of mixed media paintings, and photographic image transfers that breathe new life into remnants from a dead past; often linked to an ancient mythology, as well as to humankind%u2019s recent industrial past, their stories become intertwined . . . JungPyo Hong: Within the layer of my process, going from mixing paint to taking photographs, I hope to suspend the viewer between representation and reality , while enjoying and reveling in the suspension. Clare Rosean: My work is a visual confession; a map of iniquities, soft spots, and minute tragicomedies that compose the everyday and yet somehow get overlooked. Anxiety is an underlying theme: The anxiety of being lost during night travel, lasciviously spied on by a meek neighbor, stuck helpless in a fixed location while Death drives towards you in a Cadillac.

 

Kamin Lertchaiprasert: 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit (Laboratory)

Sullivan Galleries School of the Art Institute of Chicago

33 S State St. 7th Flr., Chicago, IL 60603

Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 4:30-7:00PM 

Closes December 23rd

Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert expands upon his on-going project 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit. In collaboration with students in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies%u2019 Advanced Curatorial Practice course, the group presents the self as museum, putting on display the contemporary spirit they have located in their experience of everyday life. They will open up this process to other participants as the museum acquires new works throughout the fall semester.

 

Kimsooja: Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Sullivan Galleries School of the Art Institute of Chicago

33 S State St. 7th Flr., Chicago, IL 60603

Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 4:30-7:ooPM 

Closes October 8th

Gallery talk: Monday, September 26, 12:00 p.m. This four-channel video installation fills vast screens suspended across the length of the Sullivan North Gallery. With Chicago as a backdrop, the viewer journeys through areas of Mumbai’s alleyways, laundry districts, commuter trains, and slum streets. Colors and movement connect the various scenes as Kimsooja investigates the rhythm inherent in the everyday life of this country. Mumbai: A Laundry Field has been previous exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011), Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein (2010), Fukoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2009), Thessaloniki Biennale (2009), Continua Gallery Le Moulin (2009), and Continua Gallery Beijing (2008). Kimsooja, born in South Korea, currently works between New York, Paris, and Seoul.

 

Nathan Vernau

Robert Bills Contemporary

650 W. Lake

Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 15th

 

Jacob C Hammes

Roots and Culture

1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Noble Square

Opening reception September 9th, 7-10PM
Closes October 8th

Jacob C Hammes’ work is an exploration of the physical and psychological conditions relating to the experience of space and sensory perception, especially within contradictions of nature and artifice. Primarily using sculpture, digital media, and hypnosis, Hammes attempts to reveal the struggle to connect with our own animal identity and the ideologies used to understand it. Hammes’ new work for this exhibition features a wide range of images and objects that signal his interest in transforming materials and creating pseudo-poetic dualities between ideas. The positioning of these objects is an important way of making these relationships happen. The ornate yet crudely made paper sculptures that comprise Lisa Rybovich Crall.

 

God Made Me Do It

2ND FLR Gallery

903 W. 19th St.

Pilsen

Opening reception September 9th, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Closes September 24th

Alan Lerner has a M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lerner recently completed a 10 month artist residency at the Anderson Arts Ranch in Colorado and was a resident artist at Anchor Graphics-Columbia College. Alan Lerner is also a musician and in the band Green Skies Are Blue. This exhibition God Made Me Do It will present stories and situations that depict people as participants in the worship of gods displaying human foibles, as written in various texts. Judeo-Christian texts portray god as human in look and behavior%u2014a god that packs a real wallop. These gods are angry, vengeful and petty in their relationships with believers. Western religion promotes a very negative image of god, or at least a schizoid image. Alan’s artwork attempts to be a fly in the ointment of these belief systems. 2ND FLR Gallery openings coincide with the city of Chicago’s Pilsen Art Walk which happens the second Friday of the month.

 

TODAY THIS

ROOMS Productions

645 W. 18th St.

Pilsen

Opening reception September 9th, 7-10PM

TODAY THIS Conceived/Directed/Designed by Marrakesh & Todd Frugia A haunting tune rings out. A mysterious figure melts from pose to pose as it glides across an ancient plane. A disembodied voice fills the room, speaking text selected the day of the performance a random quote from a novel, a sentence from that day’s newspaper, or a verse from a current pop song. Have your day re-contextualized as words, music, and movements are determined by the random draw of dominos. It%u2019s the immediacy of a ROOMS performance installation, as they continue their explorations of systems driven by endurance, chance, and meaning. Performers: Rebecca Pyles, James Strzelinski, Marrakesh TODAY THIS is free and open to the public, inviting audience members to come and go as they please during open Gallery hours and dates listed below. The installation is located at ROOMS Gallery, in the Chicago Arts District, now located at 1835 South Halsted St Chicago, IL 60608. Extended gallery hours and dates to coincide and compliment three major events coming soon in Pilsen: Chicago Fringe Festival Sept 1-2 7:30-10pm Sept 3-4 and 10-11 5:00-8:30pm Chicago Arts District: 2nd Friday Sept 9 7:00-10pm Chicago Arts District Open House Sept 30 7:00-10pm Oct 1-2 1:00-5pm

 

2nd FRIDAYS

2ND FLR Gallery

Opening reception September 9th, 6-10PM

www.artslant.com/chi/venues/show/14632-2nd-flr-gallery

Please visit gallery website for exhibition schedule. 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night. Openings every second Friday 6-10pm in conjunction with the Pilsen 2nd Fridays openings

 

2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night

Chicago Arts District

1945 S. Halsted St.

Pilsen

Opening reception September 9th, 6-10PM

2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night, 30 galleries/creative spaces, open 6-10pm One of Chicago’s most vibrant and well-established creative communities, the Chicago Arts District hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Nights. Don’t miss the action at South Halsted and 18th Streets, as 30 independent galleries, and artist-run creative spaces, open new shows the 2nd Friday of each month. %u2028%u2028 The Chicago Arts District also co-ordinates the annual Pilsen East Artist’s Open House in October, as well as other special programs throughout the year. Please see our website, chicagoartsdistrict.org, for information on events, news, exhibition space rental, creative residential and retail space; find out how you can become part of the Chicago Arts District.

 

Double Life

Catherine Edelman

300 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 29th

We are pleased to present Kelli Connell%u2019s first one person exhibition in Chicago, Double Life, at Catherine Edelman Gallery. The exhibition coincides with a monograph published by Decode Books. The exhibition opens September 9 and runs through October 29, 2011. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Friday, September 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a free gallery talk and book signing on Saturday, September 10, at noon.

 

Doug DeLind and Jody DeLind: Raku-Fired Ceramics

Vale Craft Gallery

230 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th 

Closes October 29th

Doug DeLind and Jody DeLind: Raku-Fired Ceramics On Friday, September 9th, Vale Craft Gallery will host a free opening reception for an exhibition of Raku-fired ceramic sculptures by Doug DeLind and Jody DeLind. The artists will be present for the opening. The exhibition will continue through October 29th. The show will feature ceramic wall pieces and free-standing sculptures by Michigan artist Doug DeLind and his daughter, Jody DeLind, who currently resides in Chicago. Using the Raku-firing technique that originated in Japan, Doug creates ceramic tile murals and sculptures of the human face and figure, depicted in a primitive modern style. Working in her father%u2019s studio, Jody has focused on abstact animal imagery in her Raku-fired wall pieces, inspired by the art of indigenous societies. A professional artist for the past 35 years, Doug DeLind has taught ceramics at Michigan State University and has exhibited his clay sculptures throughout the country. Jody DeLind has shown her artwork for the past 12 years, and has even continued to sculpt throughout medical school and now in residency at Rush University in Chicago .

 

Soviet Slander: Propaganda Posters From The Soviet Union

Judy A Saslow Gallery

300 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 29th

CHICAGO Judy A Saslow Gallery is presenting Soviet Slander: Propaganda Posters from the Soviet Union. An exhibition of 22 rare and historic framed propaganda posters that poignantly showcase each artists’ hatred and scorn of Americans and Jews. The works were acquired by Saslow directly on a trip to Moscow in 1984. Saslow was initially shocked by how starkly disturbing these works depicted their messages of intolerance, but also was intrigued by their artistry and historic significance. Direct, efficient, and often brutal, propaganda art wields great power and influence, said Saslow. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed sweeping changes in politics around the globe. Yesterday’s Soviet Prop Art is appreciated now as both historical documentation and disconcerting works of art.

 

Amy Cannady: Poetry in Paint

Gallery KH

311 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes November 8th

Gallery KH is pleased to present Poetry in Paint a new collection of mixed media paintings by the artist Amy Cannady. Poetry in Paint opens September 9, 2011 through November 8, 2011. An opening night cocktail reception with the artist is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 5-8PM. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

 

Ronald Clayton and Julia Katz

Addington Gallery

704 N. Wells St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes November 1st

Ronald Clayton, oil paintings Julia Katz: Abstractions, gestural oil paintings

www.addingtongallery.com

Paintings and sculpture by American and European artists.

 

Tetsuya Noda: New Prints

Andrew Bae Gallery

300 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 15th

Contemporary Asian art primarily with ties to Korea, Japan and China. Permanent gallery artists include Kwang Jean Park, Young June Lew, Tetsuya Noda, Keysook Geum, Gapchul Lee, Jungjin Lee, Jae Ko, Myungkeun Koh, Leeah Joo and Katsunori Hamanishi. Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and upcoming opening dates.

 

Ed Paschke: Early Paintings and Drawings

Russell Bowman

311 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5:30-8:00PM 

Closes October 29th

Ed Paschke burst onto the art scene in Chicago in the late 1960s and early 70s and soon become a fixture of gallery and museum exhibitions throughout American and Europe. This exhibition focuses on the development of his early style in both painting and drawing ranging from examples of his first collage-like compositions, drawn from circus posters, comics and cheap ads, to his sometimes bizarrely imagined images of strippers and street hipsters. The exhibition includes a drawing related to his stage sets from the 1972 production of the avant-garde play, Turds in Hell and an unusual “fabric abstraction” from the mid-1970s.

 

Teo Gonzàlez: New Paintings

Roy Boyd Gallery

739 N. Wells St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 25th

 

Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light

Stephen Daiter Gallery

311 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-8PM 

Closes October 29th

Vintage black and white photography, specializing in documentary and experimental photography: Institute of Design, Bauhaus, Photo League, etc. Rare photography from the 1920s-1960s. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY DEALERS (AIPAD)

 

Gregory Grenon: Solo exhibition

Echt Gallery

222 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60654-3508

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 22nd

Gregory Grenon: Solo exhibition, oil paint on glass. www.echtgallery.com Specializing in the finest contemporary sculpture. For a complete listing of artists and exhibitions please visit our website.

 

Tamar Kander and Michael Bentley

Gruen Gallery

226 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-8PM

www.gruengalleries.com

In the heart of River North within 20,000 sq. feet, we house a large collection of contemporary American & European painting & sculpture. We also showcase tribal African ceramics, furniture & sculpture. Gallery space is now available for special events. Tamar Kander: TRANSITION; New Works on Canvas Michael Bentley: Abstract Landscapes: Large Works on Paper.

 

Mary Lou Zelazny: The Cake Lady Returns

Carl Hammer

740 N. Wells St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-8PM 

Closes October 22nd

Mary Lou Zelazny: The Cake Lady Returns, new acrylic/oil paintings and collage on canvas Representing American and international contemporary artists, as well as select examples/artists from the American “outsider” genre.

 

Season Opening

Ann Nathan Gallery

212 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM

Established and emerging painters and sculptors in all media. Minimal “Shaker-in-steel” furniture by Jim Rose. Selective African tribal art. Contact gallery or visit website for full exhibition schedule and details.

John John 2: Sex Sells

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc.

217 W. Huron Ave.

River North

Opening reception September 9th 

Closes October 15th

John John 2: Sex Sells: Paintings from the Comic Books and Constructions

 

David Shapiro: Painting

Perimeter Gallery

210 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 8th

Perimeter Gallery has been located in the heart of Chicago’s River North Gallery district for 28 years. The Gallery features contemporary Painting, Sculpture, and works on paper by mid-career and emergent artists as well as master works in Ceramics and Fiber arts.

James Mesplé: Mercury and Venus

Printworks Gallery

311 W. Superior St. Suite 105

River North

Opening reception September 9th 

Closes October 15th

Daniel Kim and Rebeccas Kinkead

Judy A Saslow Gallery

300 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 29th

 

María Martínez-Cañas.

Schneider Gallery

230 W. Superior St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-7:30PM 

Closes November 1st

Jin Soo Kim: murmur…….;

Zolla/Lieberman

325 W. Huron St.

River North

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM
Closes October 21st

 

Buzz Spector: Manual Style

Zolla/Lieberman

325 W. Huron St.
River North

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM
Closes October 22nd

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery is proud to present Manual Style, featuring work by Buzz Spector. Spector brings together two strains of his recent studio practice; work with the large format (20 x 24 inch) Polaroid camera, and text or image-bearing sheets of handmade paper. The primary material conditions of these bodies of work do not obviously relate to each other, yet in each case the artist brings forth meaning with attention to touch%u2014as transcription in paper and as record of handling in photograph%u2014in order that we give deeper thought to how embodied are the conditions of writing and of reading.

 

MICHAEL HUNTER: Isn’t It Always?

Alderman Exhibitions

350 N Ogden Ave, 4E, Chicago, IL 60607
Ukranian Village

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM
Closes October 16th

“Simon had to confess to himself that he was walking there looking for nothing, but he nonetheless found it expedient to assume the bearing of a seeker, someone pressing rapidly forward like all the others, for he had no wish to play the role of the idle newcomer…” -Robert Walser, The Tanners

 

Young Contemporaries

Courtney Blades

1324 w grand ave
Ukranian Village

Opening reception September 9th, 7-10PM
Closes September 2nd

CourtneyBlades presents . . . Young Contemporaries: Oliver Apte Luis Miguel Benda

 

New Paintings: Dazzling and Bright, Alexandra Walrus and Outlaws and Patriots

Packer Schopf Gallery

942 W. Lake St.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 22nd

Lorraine Peltz, Doug Smithenry and Bill Harrison Dazzling and Bright, Alexandra Walrus, Outlaws and Patriots.

 

Mutinous

Thomas Robertello Gallery

27 N Morgan St Chicago, IL 60607

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 6-8PM 

Closes October 15th

Bret Slater

Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Mutinous; a solo exhibition of new paintings and abstract constructions by Dallas based artist Bret Slater. The exhibition opens September 9 with a public reception 6-8PM and continues through October 15, 2011. Slater’s work combines the simplest forms, tools, materiality, and colors found in the manufactured environment with the friends and villains who create and occupy that space. Cartoonish absurdity and the personalities of Slater’s cast of fictional characters mix, resulting in a range of faceless countenances. Through a hapless comedy of errors, Slater’s transformations result in a space where Ren and Stimpy, Blinky Palermo, office supplies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Robert Ryman, Home Depot, Richard Tuttle, Looney Tunes, and Piet Mondrian get jumbled up. The resulting new objects resemble portraits of buck-toothed bullies, manila folders, and pirates: all harmless fools devoted to their creator’s brand of abstraction.

 

Andrew Holmquist: Worlds Collide!

Carrie Secrist Gallery

835 W. Washington Blvd.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 15th

Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Andrew Holmquist Worlds Collide! Integrating painting, drawing and collage techniques to investigate space and movement, Andrew Holmquist’s pieces explore the tension between representation and abstraction. Our September show marks a new programming initiative at Carrie Secrist Gallery reinforcing our commitment to emerging artists. By interspersing exhibitions of younger talent with those of our current stable, we aim to foster new critical conversations. In the main gallery, Andrew Holmquist shows a complete series of paintings embodying his intuitive gestures and logical problem solving. Employing both recognizable and imaginative imagery, the artist utilizes thick, layered brushstrokes that reveal his internal thoughts and viewpoints. He also mines art history for referents, making nods to the limited palette of Rembrandt or the ribbon-like brushstrokes of Titian.

 

USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project

ThreeWalls

119 N. Peoria St.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 15th

ZACHARY CAHILL USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project Artist talk: Thursday, October 6th, 7pm CHICAGO: Much of contemporary art is motivated by the relational %u2013 a position-cum-buzz-word that has grown to frame nearly every studio and post-studio practice. From performance to installation to sculpture to craft, art is reaching its hand out to the viewer in an attempt to create relationships, at once an attempt at articulating a use-value while making a bid for social relevancy. Peppering these practices is much debate about labor and art, with practices designed to both visualize labor or to celebrate a kind of anti-capitalist leisure. In either case, art is struggling to find its place with-in the demands of a capitalist market, ostensibly cut-off from the promise of other origins via the institutions of the market and the museum.

 

Stan Shellabarger and Maria Petschnig

Western Exhibitions

119 N. Peoria St.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 15th

In Gallery 1, Stan Shellabarger, a performance artist known for his 12-hour long walks made in celebration of Equinoxes and Solstices, will show several printed objects and artist-book hybrids that are derived from his continued interest in issues relating to the body, the Earth and for devising alternative methods of drawing. In Gallery 2, Maria Petschnig will present “With the Door Closed”, a mixed-media installation that will include the single-channel video “An Evening at Home'” and a new series of photographs. This is Petschnig’s first show at Western Exhibitions and her first solo show in Chicago. On Saturday, September 17, Shellabarger will discuss his conceptual concerns and his process in creating the work in the show in a Gallery Talk that will start at 4pm. This talk, part of Gallery Weekend Chicago, is free and open to the public.

 

Richard Milgrim: Split Persona

Douglas Dawson Gallery

400 N. Morgan St.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5:30 – 8:00PM 

Closes October 14th

John Santoro, new paintings

McCormick Gallery

835 W. Washington Blvd.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes October 15th

The McCormick Gallery features both Modern and Contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper and sculpture. We represent the estates of numerous mid-century American painters with an emphasis on abstract expressionism. The gallery also shows both established and emerging contemporary artists. Please call the gallery for exhibition information.

 

Gallery Receptions

River North and West Loop Gallery District

West Loop and River North

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM

Galleries around Superior/Franklin (60654) Tel 312-649-0064 5-8 or 9pm

To celebrate the opening of the fall 2011 gallery season, free trolleys will circulate between the River North Gallery District & West Loop & Fulton Market galleries. Festivities and openings are free and open to the public; no reservations required. Sponsored by Chicago Gallery News & Art Chicago/NEXT Trolleys stop at Superior/Franklin in River North, and make multiple stops (hop-on, hop-off) in the West Loop, noted on the map. Please anticipate some brief wait times between trolleys (4 will be circulating continuously.)

 

In Beauty: Walsh Gallery’s Final / Closing Show

Walsh

118 N. Peoria St.

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 5-8PM 

Closes September 24th

In Beauty: Walsh Gallery’s final / closing show. One night only visual performance & opening reception. After 17 years, Walsh Gallery will be leaving its current location to start a new chapter: going nomadic. The gallery will be holding exhibitions and staging art happenings around the world.

 

Ed Valentine and Tom Van Eynde

Linda Warren Gallery

1052 W. Fulton Market

West Loop

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM
Closes October 22nd

Public Works 3: Evan Hecox, Chris Strong, Michael Cina and Andy Jenkins

Public Works

1539 N. Damen Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60622
Wicker Park

Opening reception September 9th, 7-11PM
Closes September 30th, 7-9PM

PUBLIC WORKS AND SOMEODDPILOT would like to invite you to Public Works 3, a group exhibition of new work by Evan Hecox, Chris Strong, Michael Cina and Andy Jenkins, and a month long series of speaker events and deejays in Wicker Park’s own Public Works Gallery. Please feel free to post about the events and pass the invitation along to friends and colleagues. I’ve attached two press releases and a handful of blog-ready images. Cheers! – Kevin >> SHOW OPENING PARTY /// MEET THE ARTISTS When Friday 9/9 ::: 7-11pm

Urban Flowers: Joey Wozniak

Eyeporium Gallery

1431 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wicker Park

Opening reception September 9th, 7-9PM
Closes October 5th

Urban Flowers by Joey Wozniak Eyeporium Gallery presents Joey Wozniak’s sumptuous paintings that combine the cool allure of abstraction with figurative applique.

Dan Gunn: Routine Scenic Machine

Monique Meloche

2154 W. Division St.
Wicker Park

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM
Closes October 8th

For his first solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, Dan Gunn (American, born 1980, lives Chicago), who considers himself primarily a painter, will make all new work including wall-based, free-standing, and hanging constructions. Simultaneously present and elusive, Gunn%u2019s work elicits an awareness of the viewer%u2019s own visual and spatial perception through the construction of objects that highlight the interconnected relationship between artist, viewer, and object.

Cheryl Pope: A Silent I

Monique Meloche

2154 W. Division St.
Wicker Park

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM
Closes November 19th, 4-7PM

September 9 – December 31, 2011 Public Receptions Part 1: Friday Sept 9, 6-9pm Part 2: Saturday Oct 15, 4-7pm Part 3: Saturday Nov 19, 4-7pm For the next installment of our “on the wall” series, moniquemeloche is pleased to announce the project A Silent I by Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope this Fall/Winter 2011. As an artist-in-residence at Chicago Public School Lindblom Math and Science Academy in 2010, Pope asked the high school students to anonymously submit one truth and one lie about themselves, without designating which was which, as part of a collaborative art project.

OUT OF SITE

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery

1136 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60642

East Village

Opening reception September 9th, 5-7PM

OUT OF SITE – PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN CHICAGO

 

Homework: Public School

Family Room, The

1821 W. Hubbard St. #202

East Village

Opening reception September 9th, 6-9PM

Homework Public School For our next Family Room show we will be featuring the work of 5 dashing southern lads also known as Public School. And an added bonus, they’re all road-tripping to Chicago for the show! Well, except for Will, he’s taking a fancy plane from Portland. This might be the funnest Post Family party ever! PUBLIC SCHOOL is an Austin-based collective focused on design, illustration and photography. For a group based around creative collaboration, Homework is an opportunity to show the work created individually, after-hours, and with no client direction. Spanning a variety of mediums and covering subjects including cowboys, hot dogs, old motels, 30s stuff, and Trade Gothic, Homework features much of the self-initiated work produced by the studio this year.

 

WILLIAM STAPLES: Picture Framing

65Grand

1378 W. Grand Ave.

East Village

Opening reception September 9th, 7-10PM
Closes October 8th

-Saturday September, 10th-

Suburban Commando – Jake Meyers

Happy Collaborationist Exhibition Space

1254 N. Noble St.
Noble Square

Opening reception September 10th, 7-10PM

Inspired by his own youthful indoctrination into a super-competitive landscape of sports, masculine idolatry and crass commercialism, Jake Myers recreates these strange American middle class experiences with photo, video, sculpture and edible installation.

TIGERS, TOTEMS, AND TAMALES

Oxala Fine Art Gallery

1653 W. 18th Street Chicago, IL 60608
Pilsen

Opening reception September 10th, 6-10PM
Closes October 8th

An exhibit featuring artists: Chema Skndl, Diana Sol


Anchor Graphics: Surveying the Collection

Riverside Arts Center

32 E. Quincy St.

Riverside

Opening reception September 10th, 3-6PM
Closes October 15th

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present Anchor Graphics: Surveying the Collection, a group exhibition featuring work from the Anchor Graphics print collection. Comprised of work spanning almost twenty years, the exhibition includes pieces produced during the ongoing artist residency program, prints by artists published through the facility, as well as work from portfolio print exchanges. Exhibiting artists include Tim Anderson, McArthur Binion, Nyame Brown, Amanda Burk, Paul Coffey, Chris Dacre, Jeff Elrod, Steve Heyman, Richard Hull, Michiko Itatani, Anita Jung, Mike Lash, China Marks, David Teng Olsen, Kathryn Polk, Gordon Powell, Richard Repasky, Anne Roecklien, Karl Wirsum, Saya Woolfalk, and Jennifer York.

 

Beach Party IV: Forbidden Pair of Dice (The Final Chapter)

The Hills Esthetic Center

128 N. Campbell Ave.
Ukranian Village

Opening reception September 10th, 5-1AM
Closes October 9th

The Hills Esthetic Center hosts its fourth annual Beach Party group show, with performances from I Love You, John Bellows, and DJ Jean Shorts. A limited addition mixtape by Lauren Walsh will be available at the opening. Featuring the work of: Brandon Alvendia, Jesse Butcher, Alex Chitty, Chelsea Culp, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Ben Foch, Katy Cowan, Josh Reames, Alec Regan, Dustin Ruegger, Kate Ruggeri, Will Sieruta, Winslow Smith, and Amber Thomas.

Kaylee Rae Wyant: The Spoon River

Lloyd Dobler Gallery

1545 W. Division St. 2nd Flr.
Wicker Park

Opening reception September 10th, 6-10PM
Closes October 8th

Lloyd Dobler Gallery is pleased to present Kaylee Rae Wyant in her first solo exhibition with LDG . Wyant’s paintings and sculptures use sensory contact to assert a sense of presence in her work. Exploiting various direct applications ranging from thin washes and finger painting, to layers of paper-mache and collage, her personal employment of technique is evident throughout the work. Wyant treats her surfaces with a frankness and economy that borders on the pragmatic. Each move is spontaneous, yet remarkably deliberate. The Spoon River presents a combination of works that slide between different states of functionality. Wall paintings mingle with hand-held paper sculptures that rest upon custom wooden benches, inviting multiple interactions from the viewer. The benches, which line half the gallery and are hand-finished in paper-mache, provide several vantage points- whether traditional or experimental, the pieces are always drawing attention to proximity and juxtaposition. For Wyant, these physical aspects of viewing are an important, if not more so, than the individual works.

 

The Value of Greed

Hinge Gallery

1955 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60622

Ukranian Village

Opening reception September 10th, 6-9PM 

Closes October 30th

The Value of Greed, a two-person exhibition of work by Jeffrey Forsythe and Dan Tague. The exhibition will run until October 30th, 2011. And the next week join us at 4200 W. Diversey for Dock 6 Collective presents Fall Design and Art Series, curated by Hinge Gallery. Exhibition opens Friday night, September 16th from 6pm to midnight. Saturday, September 17th viewing hours from 11am to 3pm.

 

AIR: tasteless, odorless, colorless

SideCar

411 Huehn Hammond, Indiana, 46327

Opening reception September 10th, 5-10PM 

Closes October 8th

AIR: tasteless, odorless, colorless%u201D Historically and cross-culturally human beings have perceived the world to be made up of 4-5 ‘classical elements’. SideCar’s exhibition schedule this year has been loosely based around this concept; artists direct their creative energy at the world and that directed energy manifests itself as one of those ‘classical elements’.

Toy Karma 3

Rotofugi

2780 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60614
Bucktown

Opening reception September 10th, 7-10PM
Closes October 2nd

What is Toy Karma? Well, in our case, it’s an art exhibit featuring artists expressing their love for classic Japanese toys. But it’s so much more than that. As Mark Nagata, founder of Max Toy Company and co-curator of this exhibit along with Yo Miyamoto explains on his blog, it’s the idea that if you’re honest in your dealings that one toy that you’ve always dreamed of getting will eventually come to you. For many serious toy collectors it’s a guideline, a mantra and yes, even a lifestyle. This exhibit pays homage to the mysterious force and power that toys have over us.

 

Sunday September, 11th

WISHYOUWEREHERE

Adds Donna

4223 W. Lake St. #422
Garfield Park

Opening reception September 11th, 4-7PM
Closes January 1st

Lauren Carter , Yogi Proctor, Jo Hormuth, Michael Milano, Christina Leung, Gareth Long, Ama Saru & Hsiao Chen, Laura Mackin, Nicholas Cueva. Adds Donna is pleased to begin Season 2 with Wish You Were Here, an investigation aimed at determining how and when content begins and can potentially never end. Through a format of perpetual change, questions explored and navigated shall inherit the space in and out of the mind. The oscillation of content in relation to cultural climate, human condition, and other external forces can be expected to conciliate the terms of conception while experiencing life in the present. As a full season show encompassing the duration of three to four conventional shows, works will adapt, change, enter and exit all while creating voids through enriched examination embellished in anticipation. How can the promise of a void do more?