ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/show en-us 40 Camille Henrot - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - September 3rd 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM <div class="body"> <div class="bg_white"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Camille Henrot (France, b. 1978) shot to international art world fame in 2013 with the presentation of her 13-minute video, <em>Grosse Fatigue</em>, at the 55th Venice Biennale, where it won her the Silver Lion. The work is an incisive meditation on contemporary image culture, knowledge production, and the 21st-century mediascape. It raises questions about the burdensome task of accumulating encyclopedic knowledge. She made the work while working as an artist research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the largest conglomerate of museums and research centers in the world. The artist depicts the dizzying wealth of the institution&rsquo;s holdings&mdash;totaling some 137 million artworks, objects, and specimens. Her real concern, however, is the frenetic anxiety induced by the proliferation of knowledge through computer and mobile screens. The interminable collapsing and popping-up of video screens set against a desktop depicting the Milky Way informs the cadence of Henrot&rsquo;s visual romp. A spoken word piece within the work mixes narratives and stories of origin from sciences, religions, and oral traditions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Grosse Fatigue</em> pressures a dream as old as humankind: to know it all, to see it all, to understand it all&mdash;only to better appreciate the exasperating folly of the encyclopedist&rsquo;s vision.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is organized by the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Joey Orr.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is presented in the Turner Gallery on the museum's fourth floor.</p> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:30:40 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Group Show - Vertical Gallery - September 3rd 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p>'LAX / ORD&rsquo; - curated by Thinkspace (Los Angeles, CA)<br /> September 3 - 24, 2016<br /> Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3rd 6-10PM<br /> <br /> Opening September 3rd at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, is LAX/ORD, a group exhibition showcasing new small format works by some of the most relevant and exciting artists working in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Connecting the West Coast art scene to that of the MidWest's, this survey exhibition will feature local and international artists curated by one of the movement's most active and respected proponents: Los Angeles' Thinkspace gallery. This collaborative presentation with Patrick Hull's Vertical Gallery is Thinkspace's tenth iteration of its successful traveling exhibition series, and will be the largest presentation of New Contemporary art ever to take place in Chicago.<br /> <br /> Featuring 12" x 12" small format works by nearly one hundred individual artists, LAX/ORD is broadly curated by Thinkspace's co-founder Andrew Hosner. This comprehensive exhibition is meant to capture the diversity and dynamism of the steadily growing New Contemporary Art Movement, bringing the largest representative cross-section of its burgeoning international community to the MidWest for the first time. In addition to the ambitious gallery display, a sitespecific mural collaboration between Ghostbeard and Patch Whisky will be presented in tandem with the exhibition.</p> <p>Featuring:<br />Aaron Nagel<br /> ABCNT<br /> Adam Caldwell<br /> Alex Garant<br /> Alex Yanes<br /> Allison Sommers<br /> Amy Crehore<br /> Anthony Clarkson<br /> Apex<br /> Ariel DeAndrea<br /> Baghead<br /> Benjamin Garcia<br /> Brandi Read<br /> Brian Mashburn<br /> Buff Monster<br /> C215<br /> Candice Tripp<br /> Carl Cashman<br /> Casey Weldon<br /> Chad Pierce<br /> Chie Yoshii<br /> Christina Mrozik<br /> Colin McMaster<br /> Craig &lsquo;Skibs&rsquo; Barker<br /> Cycle<br /> Dan Lydersen<br /> Dan-ah Kim<br /> David Rice<br /> Derek Gores<br /> Drew Leshko<br /> Dulk<br /> Edwin Ushiro<br /> Erik Siador<br /> Felipe Pantone<br /> Fernando Chamarelli<br /> Fintan Magee<br /> Frank Gonzales<br /> Fuco Ueda<br /> Fumi Nakamura<br /> Gaia<br /> Ghostbeard<br /> Greg Mike<br /> Henrik Aa. Uldalen<br /> Icy and Sot<br /> Jacub Gagnon<br /> Jaime Molina<br /> James Bullough<br /> Jana &amp; JS<br /> Jason Thielke<br /> Jason Woodside<br /> Jeremy Fish<br /> Jeremy Hush<br /> Joanne Nam<br /> Josie Morway<br /> Juan Travieso<br /> Kelly Vivanco<br /> Kohshin Finley<br /> Know Hope<br /> Kwanchia Moriya<br /> Kyle Stewart<br /> Linnea Strid<br /> Lisa Ericson<br /> Liz Brizzi<br /> Lunar New Year<br /> Mando Marie<br /> Martin Whatson<br /> Mary Iverson<br /> Matt Linares<br /> Matt Small<br /> Matthew Grabelsky<br /> Meredith Marsone<br /> Michael Reeder<br /> Mike Egan<br /> Miles Toland<br /> Molly Gruninger<br /> Nevercrew<br /> Neil Perry<br /> Nosego<br /> Okuda<br /> Oneq<br /> Pam Glew<br /> Patch Whisky<br /> Paul Barnes<br /> Peter Adamyan<br /> Seamus Conley<br /> Sean Mahan<br /> Sean Norvet<br /> Sebastian Wahl<br /> Sepe<br /> Sergio Garcia<br /> Seth Armstrong<br /> Stella Im Hultberg<br /> Stinkfish<br /> Tatiana Suarez<br /> Tony Philipppou<br /> Troy Coulterman<br /> Troy Lovegates<br /> UR New York<br /> Wiley Wallace<br /> X-O<br /> Yok &amp; Sheryo<br /> Yosuke Ueno</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:18:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Group Show - The Art Institute of Chicago - September 8th 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895&ndash;1946) pioneered approaches to abstraction using industrial technology and emphasized art viewing as an intellectual and physical encounter, requiring all senses to reflect on material properties. A companion to the <a href="http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/are-you-modern-moholy-nagy" target="_blank">concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective</a>, this exhibition of contemporary work examines the influence the artist had on the field of photography.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Working with photography and its discontents, the 14 artists in this installation pushed more than just the images on the paper, but the display of those images and the physical capabilities of the medium. Liz Deschenes (American, born 1966) shapes cameraless photographs into simple geometric forms that derive from Bauhaus-era diagrams. Wolfgang Tillmans&rsquo;s (German, born 1967) <em>Lighters</em> presents monochrome photograms on paper that has been folded into relief shapes. Photographer and conservator Alison Rossiter (American, born 1953) develops expired photographic papers, leaving the decades-old fingerprints, mold, or light leaks visible. Rossiter&rsquo;s pieces recall Barbara Kasten (Amerian, born 1936), who imprints her work on cyanotype photo paper to elicit poetic qualities in textile material.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Drawing attention to the inbuilt distortions of camera equipment, painter and sculptor Mel Bochner (American, born 1940) took up photography in 1966&ndash;1970 to show that all camera images necessarily make abstractions of physical objects. In the same years, Bruce Nauman (American, born 1941) created a small but influential body of work, including <em>L.A. Air</em>, and Arte Povera member Giuseppe Penone(Italian, born 1947) examined the effect between image and environment.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">R. H. Quaytman (American, born 1961) exhibited a chapter of paintings at the Renaissance Society in Chicago in 2014 that reprised many of the institution&rsquo;s exhibitions of Conceptual Art, among them one of French conceptual artist Daniel Buren&rsquo;s from 1983. Also inspired by Buren, Chicago-based artist Gaylen Gerber (American, born 1955) reframed his 1991 photograph of clear sky using portions of orange plexiglass from Buren&rsquo;s 2006 show at the Arts Club of Chicago. The result reverses the roles of artwork and frame, with the visual interest drawn to the context of the work rather than the work itself.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Los Angeles&ndash;based Walead Beshty (English, active Los Angeles, born 1976) created <em>Pictures Made by My Hand with the Assistance of Light</em> (2006&ndash;2011) by crumpling and folding photosensitive paper in the darkroom then exposing it to pinpoint light sources. Carter Mull&rsquo;s (American, born 1977) photographic &ldquo;scatter pieces&rdquo; are composed of thousands of reflective mylar rectangles spread across the floor, printed with undecipherable copy images.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">In a different undertaking, Horst Ademeit (German, 1937&ndash;2010) spent 40 years documenting the existence of &ldquo;cold rays&rdquo; he was convinced alien beings were beaming at Earth. Finally, Brazillian filmmakers Rivane Neuenschwander (born 1967) and Cao Guimar&atilde;es (born 1965) document another barely perceptible community in <em>Quarta-feira de Cinzas/Epilogue</em> (2006)&mdash;ants carting off colorful, sugar-coated confetti discs in a movable feast for the senses.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Moholy-Nagy&rsquo;s influence pervades each of these works; after Moholy-Nagy, photography shifted from a newly minted artistic medium to a complex form of expression with countless dimensions. The works in this exhibition approach photography from a new angle in his wake, considering more than the image itself but the context.</p> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:25:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Clarissa Bonet - Catherine Edelman Gallery - September 9th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">We are thrilled to present our first solo exhibition for Clarissa Bonet, whose photographic work is garnering terrific international press. <em>City Space + Stray Light&nbsp;</em>runs from September 9 &ndash; October 29, 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 9, from 5:00 &ndash; 8:00&nbsp;</strong><strong>p.m. The artist will be in attendance.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The concept of place, and our relationship to it, is at the heart of Clarissa Bonet&rsquo;s work, who was born and raised in Tampa, Florida &ndash; a coastal port city known for its amazing climate, sports teams, national defense outposts, and healthcare businesses. While the city is currently undergoing a population growth, it used to be a quiet place dominated by the warm gulf water. In 2010, Bonet moved to Chicago to attend graduate school at Columbia College Chicago. She immediately noticed the density of the city, its people, and its traffic. As she wandered the city, she was stunned by the isolation she felt among the throngs of people rushing along the sidewalks. It was this feeling that led her to <em>City Space</em>, an ongoing body of work about individuality in a large city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Walking for hours, Bonet uses her phone to photograph the interactions between people, architecture and light. Later, she would revisit these places and recreate the feeling she had first experienced, hiring models to play specific roles at the precise time of day when the light was perfect. The resulting photographs are carefully staged memories that appear to be snapshots of everyday city life. As she states: &ldquo;The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, and endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me. The images I create provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, <em>Stray Light</em>, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Bonet photographs once the sun sets, capturing the colorful glows from hotel and apartment windows. Back in her studio, she carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation, as the mind tries to organize the information presented. Ultimately, the viewer is left dazzled by the glow emanating from windows that fill the city skies, much like the stars do on a clear night, far away from the lights of an urban landscape.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clarissa Bonet (b. 1986) has already exhibited in numerous group shows in the United States. Her work can be found in the collections of the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), The Haggerty Museum (Milwaukee, WI) and the JP Morgan Art Collection (New York, NY), as well as many private collections. Recent press includes articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Week, and PDN, among others.</p> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 08:44:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Diane Simpson - Corbett vs. Dempsey - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:33:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Jeff Perrone - Corbett vs. Dempsey - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:33:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Ali Aschman, Emma Robbins - Roots & Culture - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:47:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Matt Magee - THE MISSION - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:43:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Matt Magee - THE MISSION - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHICAGO, IL (08/25/16) &ndash; THE MISSION is pleased to present <em>Materiality</em>, a solo exhibition of recent multi-media works by Matt Magee. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8pm and the exhibition will continue through Saturday, October 22, 2016.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Magee&rsquo;s varying use of materials and methodologies adhere to a consistent, meticulous sensibility. His father, a geologist and archeologist, taught Magee to collect natural elements and organize them in rows to examine, compare and learn from them. This systematic ordering was further honed during his nearly 20 years as archivist at Robert Rauschenberg&rsquo;s studio. Magee organizes painted shapes, and found and accumulated objects into hard-edged geometric paintings, collages and sculptures.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sequencing objects such as detergent bottle cut outs, pea gravel and aluminum, Magee creates organic textures from man-made materials. &nbsp;His paintings appear analytical with an exactness parallel to Modernist works by Agnes Martin; but with slight imperfections and evident brushstrokes, the surfaces deviate to a more playful sensibility. In <em>Grey Algorithm</em>, 2015, Magee&rsquo;s processing of undefined data materializes into a rectangular grid of varying, but subtle color fields bound by the finite space of the panel. Although inspired by the mathematical calculation, chance and intuition guide Magee&rsquo;s composition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Form, substance, color and oddity are central themes in his sculptures where Magee connects disparate materials to create peculiar, coalesced objects. His worktable offers a meeting place for these otherwise dissonant items &ndash; coral, metal gears, bottle caps, twist ties, pipes, rocks and metals bolts. Magee shuffles, stacks and rearranges until the <em>right </em>partnerships find themselves. Through his innate, categorical and formal language, he reveals his observations and provokes our own curiosity of the world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>In his paintings, sculptures and prints, he creates a language of symbols that sends an open-ended message; he is an alchemist, turning letters into abstract forms and everyday objects into language, suggesting that immaterial ideals can emerge from material forms</em>&hellip; <em>Magee&rsquo;s work transcends time in a way the history that surrounds it can&rsquo;t, by indicating how familiar geometric shapes create new messages for each decade.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p align="right"><em>&ndash; </em>Mimi Thompson, New York-based writer</p> <p align="right">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>MATT MAGEE </strong>received an MFA at Pratt University (Brooklyn, New York) and a BA at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX). He has recently exhibited solo exhibitions at Hiram Butler Gallery (Houston, TX), Richard Levy Gallery (Albuquerque, NM), John Molloy Gallery (New York, New York), inde/jacobs (Marfa, TX), among others. Magee was awarded residencies at Tamarind Institute in 2013 and 2016, and Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in 2007 and 2015. Magee was born in France and subsequently lived in Tripoli, Libya; London, England; Dallas, TX; San Antonia, TX; and New York, NY. Magee currently lives and works in Phoenix, AZ.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An essay by New York-based writer Mimi Thompson will be featured in an exhibition catalogue and is available online.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHICAGO, IL (08/25/216) -- THE MISSION is pleased to exhibit paintings by Allison Reimus IN THE OFFICE. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and the exhibition will continue through Saturday, October 22, 2016.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reimus explores the relationship between decoration and function and similarly, how painting operated as both object and an idea. Creating compositions that depict household situations in shallow pictorial space allows Reimus to explore her interests in formalism, geometry and abstraction. Reimus&rsquo; identity as a feminist and mother inspires the content and enforces a need to experiment with media more closely associated with femininity and domesticity by employing handicrafts and the decorative arts, such as glitter, fold leaf, burlap, lace, yarn, sandpaper and flocking fibers. Most recently Reimus has been incorporating towels, tablecloths, ceiling tile and sewn canvas.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reimus&rsquo; process is slow and layered, allowing for mistakes and chance to play a role in an otherwise controlled environment. Often mimicking such blunders with intentional marks, Reimus further blurs the line between actual and fiction, subverting and upholding the language of painting and allowing the work to exist in a liminal space between window and wall.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ALLISON REIMUS </strong>received an MFA from American University (Washington, DC) and a BFA from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI).&nbsp; Reimus&rsquo; work has recently been included in <em>How Much Land </em>curated by Jessica Cochran at Thomas McCormick Gallery (Chicago, IL), <em>Hard Candy </em>at DEMO Projects (Springfield, IL), <em>Interiors </em>at Dorchester Art Project (Boston, MA), <em>fresch stART </em>at Arena 1 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), among others. Reimus was selected as a noteworthy artist by New American Paintings, Midwest Issue and featured in an accompanying exhibition, <em>New American Painting: Midwest Issue</em>, curated by Staci Boris at the Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, IL). Reimus lives and works in Chicago, IL.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:47:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Jessica Campbell - THE MISSION - September 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>CHICAGO, IL (08/25/16) -- THE SUB-MISSION is excited to announce <em>Bria,</em> a site-specific installation by Jessica Campbell. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 8pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, October 22, 2016.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Campbell&rsquo;s work employs a variety of visual and material strategies to demystify the surrounding world. While implementing many vernacular processes like latch hook weavings, jokes, comics and comedy performances, Campbell&rsquo;s work stems from a core drawing practice.&nbsp; The trace of the hand and human involvement is paramount in her work. This tactile approach is Campbell&rsquo;s attempt to process the profusion of imagery and materials she encounters. Fixated on composing quotidian environments that reflect the artist&rsquo;s own experiences, Campbell&rsquo;s scenes often depict empty interiors that invite the viewer to populate space beyond her art objects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In <em>Bria</em>,Campbell&rsquo;s memories of her relationship with her childhood friend manifest through monochromatic scenes assembled from hand-cut carpet scraps. As young adults, Campbell and her friend Bria took divergent paths. With Bria&rsquo;s recent passing, Campbell scrutinizes her friend&rsquo;s life and their relationship by referencing her limited digital records and her own spotty, flawed memory. Campbell&rsquo;s scenes capture her friend&rsquo;s bohemian turned desperate and addictive life, revealing the brutality of young adulthood and exposing the intimacy of the friendships of teenage girls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>We spent our years [&hellip;] skipping class in the art room. Bria had starred roles in all the school plays. She danced, choreographed, sang beautifully, played piano and wrote poetry. She was extremely accomplished, beautiful, stylish. She loved easily and expressed love and affection often. She was an island to me. We were sad girls, listening to depressing music, wearing black, each often describing the other, perhaps hyperbolically, as our "only friend." This time exists in my mind as one simultaneously deeply sad and depressing, and foundational to my notion of intimate friendship.</em></p> <p align="right"><em><br /> &nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; Jessica Campbell </em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>JESSICA CAMPBELL </strong>was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia and currently resides in Chicago, IL. &nbsp;She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University (Montreal, QC) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Campbell has recently exhibited solo and two-person exhibitions at Roots &amp; Culture (Chicago, IL), Trunk Show (Chicago, IL) and Laroche/Joncas (Montreal, QC). Campbell&rsquo;s work has also recently been featured in group shows at Sharky&rsquo;s Place (Chicago, IL), The Honey Hole (Chicago, IL), Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece), University of Chicago, Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), among others. Campbell is a member of the Chicago-based comics collective Trubble Club, has published comics with micro press <em>Oily </em>Comics and contributed to <em>Drawn @ Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics and Graphic Novels. </em>Campbell&rsquo;s recently published book, <em>Hot or Not: 20<sup>th</sup> Century Male Artists</em> will be available this fall.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An interview with Jessica Campell will accompany the exhibition and will be available online.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:47:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list - Zg Gallery - September 9th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Zg Gallery is pleased to present Benjamin Cook's first solo show in Chicago with new paintings and sculptures. Cook received his B.F.A. from the University of Louisville and currently an M.F.A candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.<br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Benjamin Cook Artist Statement:</strong></span><br />My paintings are made for a digital world, but not one that exists purely online. The works explore a space akin to daily interactions, which are often structured through, and mediated by, a digital presence. I am interested in deconstructing the binary of the digital and the physical.&nbsp; I draw from methods of construction that root themselves in a digital language and apply them to the traditional tools of painting.<br /><br />Processes of drawing on Snapchat photos, rendering shapes in Photoshop through layers, and abstracting palettes from video games or blogs are pulled from the protocols of computer code, and applied to personal and art histories to create images and objects that exist in an awkward in between state. They exist as failures of digital processes, while simultaneously acknowledging their limitations as a physical presence.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The t-shirt series comes from a similar language as the abstractions, but are applied to recognizable images. The shirts, rendered through a process of layers derived from a YouTube video about &ldquo;how to render rocks in Photoshop,&rdquo; are using the visual language of digital culture to examine personal histories and relationships to pre-Internet culture. They are part reconciliation of my own life (growing up both with and without easily accessible information and social medias) and part visual research of how aesthetics have been co-opted by the digital processes in recent years. Where as the abstractions come from a deconstruction of algorithmic system like patterns, the shirts take the abstractions and apply them to real world objects.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:41:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Ben Rivers - Renaissance Society - September 10th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div id="intro" class="intro text target"> <div id="moz-reader-content" style="display: block;"> <div id="readability-page-1" class="page"> <div id="intro" class="intro text target"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Renaissance Society presents the first US exhibition by Ben Rivers, a London-based artist who primarily works in moving image. Straddling the lines between documentary and fiction, experimental film and cinema, his practice is concerned with the process of filmmaking, while exploring ideas of utopia, landscape, freedom, and flux.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a 2013 interview, he described being driven by &ldquo;a desire to make cinema that is not a representation of the world, but that comes from actual people and places&mdash;and is then transformed through cinema into something that isn&rsquo;t the world, it&rsquo;s new.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the Renaissance Society, Rivers will present new and recent works within a site-specific installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Solveig &Oslash;vsteb&oslash;.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Ben Rivers</strong> (1972) lives and works in London. His solo exhibition <em>Islands</em> recently opened at Hamburg Kunstverein, and other recent solo exhibitions include <em>Earth Needs More Magicians</em> at Camden Arts Centre, London (2015) and <em>The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers</em> at The Whitworth, Manchester (2016) and Television Centre, White City, London (2015).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="information"> <div class="date" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Sep 10, 2016, 5PM&ndash;8PM</strong></div> <div class="date" style="text-align: justify;">Join us to celebrate the opening of Ben River&rsquo;s solo exhibition and the launch of the Renaissance Society&rsquo;s 2016-17 program.</div> </div> <div class="intro text"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Rivers will discuss his exhibition with curator Solveig &Oslash;vsteb&oslash; in an artist talk at 6pm.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:30:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Scott Allen Jarrett, Kelley O'Connor, Nicholas Phan - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts - University of Chicago - September 10th 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM <p>&nbsp;Songs of Faur&eacute;, Chausson, Debussy and Ferr&eacute; will be skillfully performed by Nicholas Phan, tenor; Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano, Scott Allen Jarrett, piano and the Spektral Quartet. Admission is typically 35 dollars, but thirty for a senior and fifteen for a student.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:45:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Zak Prekop - Shane Campbell Gallery - September 10th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:48:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Group Show - Hyde Park Art Center - September 11th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:03:08 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list - Chicago Cultural Center - September 13th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For his premier solo exhibition in Chicago, artist Paul Catanese creates an interdisciplinary artwork that ponders the creation of Earthly drawings as seen from the Moon. Following experiments involving camera-equipped aerial vehicles &ndash; from kites to rockets to drones &ndash; flown over high desert settings, this artist residency and exhibition will create both operating theater and theater of operations in an embrace of the scientific, military and pedagogic connotations of these terms. The artist will compose large-scale diagrammatic drawings on the ground level using various props and then, at regularly scheduled intervals, pilot a 12-foot helium-filled blimp to fly over, observe, project and record aerial footage of the evolving &ldquo;viewed from the moon&rdquo; works. Viewers are encouraged to visit multiple times to witness the evolution of this project intermingling an artists&rsquo; studio, film set, black box theater and site-specific installation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Internationally-exhibited hybrid media artist Paul Catanese blurs the lines between visual, performing and media arts in a diverse range of works that include installation, printmaking, sculpture, handmade paper, artists&rsquo; books, video and projections. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, NY), SFMOMA Artist&rsquo;s Gallery (San Francisco, CA), La Villette (Paris, France) and the China Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China) and screened at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), FILE (Sao Paulo, Brazil), ANIMAC (Barcelona, Spain), ExUrban Screens (Melbourne, Australia), New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada) and ISEA2014 (Dubai, UAE). He has received commissions from Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org and, most recently, was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Associate Professor of Art &amp; Art History and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts &amp; Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: justify;">Public Programs:</h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist working on site:</strong> Tuesdays&ndash;Saturdays, 10am&ndash;5pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Scheduled blimp flights: </strong>Tuesdays, Thursdays &amp; Saturdays, 12 Noon</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Preview</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Friday, July 8, 5-7pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sidney R. Yates Hall, 4th Floor North</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Conversation&nbsp;- A Lunch Hour of Curiosities with City of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, July 20, 12 Noon-1pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sidney R. Yates Hall, 4th Floor North</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist Talk</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wednesday, August 17, 12 Noon-1pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sidney R. Yates Hall, 4th Floor North</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lecture</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aereality: How We See the World from Above by William L. Fox of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuesday, September 13, 6:30&ndash;8pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd&nbsp;Floor North</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:49:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list