Chicago Art Map: Openings Dec 15-17, 2011

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, December 15th – 17th.

-Thursday December, 15th-

Snapshot: Inventing the Everyday

I AM Logan Square
2648 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

Opening reception December 15th, 6-8:30PM
Closes January 8th

Join I Am Logan Square for the opening reception of Snapshot: Inventing the Everyday, curated by Brooke Herbert Hayes and W. Tanner Young. Have a chance to be part of the art with Magnolia Photobooth! The photos taken during the opening reception will be on display for the duration of the show. Photographs by: Natalie Krick, Andrew Thomas Lopez, Bob Nanna, Jeff Phillips, Brian Sorg, Brooke Herbert Hayes and W. Tanner Young. Drink and drink provided by Revolution Brewing and Ciao.



Elastic Arts Foundation

2830 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Opening reception December 15th, 8-10PM
Closes January 15th

On view from December 1st until January 15th at the Elastic Vision Gallery, Strange Attractions is a project by visual artist Jordan Martins, based on the Chicago-specific tradition of hand-painted, block-letter grocery signs which have come to be associated with Hispanic markets in the city. This exhibition is comprised of new large scale panels, stemming from a storefront installation project carried out at various locations in the city in 2011.


-Friday December, 16th-

Elliot Reed: Till The World Ends

Kirk’s Apartment
3710 N Marshfield, 1E

Opening reception December 16th, 7-10PM
Closes December 23rd


-Saturday December, 17th-

The Hapticon of the Craft Mystery Cult

Roots and Culture
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Opening reception December 17th, 7-9PM

Sonja Dahl Jovencio de la Paz Stacy Jo Scott The Craft Mystery Cult (CMC) invites you to a multimedia oration of the sacred text, “The Hapticon of the Craft Mystery Cult.” The CMC, composed of Jovencio de la Paz, Sonja Dahl and Stacy Jo Scott, is a collective effort born from our desire for a positive versus apocalyptic imagining of the future through haptic making. We posit knowledge based in the body as an antidote to a supposedly virtualized culture. Craft making is based in a body that remains fallible but linked to our primary human knowledge. As an unknowable and unspeakable knowledge, it remains a mystery. Craft skill is our link to this mystery. After biological making, it is through craft, the repository of all human skill, that we truly witness the making of “something” out of “nothing.”


Ding Dong

Terrain Exhibitions
70 HIghland Ave. Oak Park, IL

Opening reception December 17th, 3-6PM
Closes December 31st

Terrain presents a new work by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killiam. Michelle Grabner is an artist and writer. She is also is a corresponding editor for X-tra and ArtUS. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Contemporary, X-tra, Art Press, Teme Celeste among others. She is Professor and Painting and Drawing Department Chair at The School of the Art Institute.


Karsten Lund – Strange Weather, Vague Suspicions

500 W. Cermak Rd. #727

Opening reception December 17th, 2-4PM
Closes January 22nd

PEREGRINEPROGRAM is pleased to present new works by Karsten Lund. Developed over the past two years, this group of collages and larger set of small drawings arise from parallel processes that combine repeating, fixed procedures and more improvised responses, the convergence of a steady system and unpredictable elements. In the end, each unique piece joins others much like it, allowing something more expansive and complex to emerge. As Italo Calvino once wrote, “Around each image others come into being, forming a field of analogies, symmetries, and confrontations.”