ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Philip von Zweck - 65GRAND - October 26th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">65GRAND is pleased to present Philip von Zweck in his second solo exhibition with the gallery. Since the 1990's von Zweck has gained recognition for his conceptual gestures that can always in some way be considered in relation to the conditions of network. Von Zweck plays off of the highly coded conditions of the contemporary art world with a frequent attempt to move the discourse out of the insular system and into culture at large. The result being a diverse body of work ranging from experimental radio broadcasts to paintings, to participatory works informed by the strategies of post-conceptual art.<br />  <br /> The works included in this exhibition stand as discrete pieces of art, but also bear the traces of von Zweck's collaborations, relationships and connections with artists and other cultural producers that brought them about. The pieces vary greatly, from a newsprint catalog designed by John Kannenberg with essays by Anika Marie and Brian Taylor, to an intervention involving the architecture of the building where the gallery is located. From a painting executed by von Zweck to a cardboard box used as target practice by a group of artists.<br />  <br /> Philip von Zweck lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Solo exhibitions and projects include Where Do I Get an Image of Yes (with Andreas Fischer), Important Projects, Oakland, in 2012; Performa 11 at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York in 2011; The Fortieth Anniversary of the First Anniversary of May '68 (in September), Three-Walls, Chicago in 2009; and Post, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007). Selected group exhibitions include Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center in 2009; and Heartland, Van Abbe Museum, the Netherlands in 2008. Presently von Zweck is organizing a series of conversations and discussions with Claudine Ise for Gallery 400 entitled Public Hearings.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 01:51:35 +0000 Joyce Pensato - Corbett vs. Dempsey - October 26th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, its first exhibition of new works by Joyce Pensato.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working largely in black and white, and often with signature images drawn from comics and popular culture, Pensato is an exuberant expressionist painter. A native Brooklynite, she has lived and worked in the borough for her entire career. Over the last ten years Pensato has slowly but surely garnered an international reputation for her darkly provocative and often poignant paintings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this exhibition Corbett vs. Dempsey will present a group of brand new paintings, including images of Groucho Marx and South Park Kenny, as well as a startling new batch of painting collages, a new facet of her oeuvre. These bold and explosive works often begin as splatters from her canvases, migrating onto other surfaces in her studio, which are grafted together into photographic assemblages featuring the likes of Muhammad Ali, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino. Additionally, specially concocted for Corbett vs. Dempsey, Pensato will install selected elements and splattered sculpture from her studio.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition comes on the heels of Pensato’s wildly successful show Batman Returns that opened at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York earlier this year, and anticipates her upcoming 2013 exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, curated by Jeffrey Uslip. You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do will open on Friday, October 26, with a reception from 5:00-8:00pm, and runs through November 24, 2012.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 01:52:53 +0000 Lily Ludlow - Shane Campbell Gallery - October 27th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:22:03 +0000 Jimmy Robert - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - August 25th, 2012 - November 25th, 2012 <p>The MCA brings you another first, as we present the first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert. Working in a range of media—including photography, film, video, sculpture, and collaborative performance—Robert gently breaks down divisions between two and three dimensions, image and object.</p> <p class="first_child"><em class="first_child">Jimmy Robert </em><em class="last_child">Vis-à-vis</em> is the first major solo museum exhibition in the United States of work by Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert. Born in Guadeloupe, an overseas region of France, Robert was raised and educated in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s—an era in which questions of citizenship and representation were hotly contested. Rather than creating conspicuously political artworks, Robert takes his cues from cultural figures of the recent past—avant-garde writers, filmmakers, visual artists—who were not only pioneers in their respective art forms but also deft at subtly registering the traumas and effects of their social conditions. Robert’s concern for the body—both personal and political—in addition to his interest in the poetic potential of ephemeral materials unites much of his work, which ranges in media from photography, film, and video to sculpture and collaborative performance.</p> <p>Robert typically uses photographic portraiture<strong class="first_child last_child"> </strong>as a starting point for his works on paper, gently breaking down divisions between two and three dimensions, image and object. In some cases Robert uses found photographs that he tears, collages, tapes, and crumples before digitally scanning them and pinning them to the wall. In other cases, Robert takes new photographs in his studio and crams them into wooden boxes or arranges them on the gallery floor. Extending into the space of the gallery, these works create a relationship to the viewer’s body while underscoring a sense of impermanence. Likewise, Robert’s sculptures are either made from wood-based materials or give the illusion of paper forms and often play with notions of value and durability.</p> <p>Robert’s films and videos convey a sense of the ordinary in their scale, subject, and material. Broadly inspired by the French New Wave, the artist is also deeply influenced by feminist filmmakers such as Marguerite Duras and Chantal Akerman. Of a similarly intimate register, Robert’s dance and performance works value gesture and chance over elaborate choreography, referring to Fluxus and the Judson Dance Theater.</p> <p>To create one of the works in this exhibition, Robert performs with performer, choreographer Maria Hassabi live in the galleries.</p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:06:44 +0000 Morris Engel, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, Paul Strand, Weegee - The Art Institute of Chicago - July 21st, 2012 - November 25th, 2012 <p style="text-align: justify;">In the 1920s New York City surpassed London to become the most populous and industrially advanced city in the world. A dense and animated urban environment without parallel, the city emerged as the cultural icon we know today, driven in part by an influx of European artists and an upswing in the number of galleries and museums dedicated to modern art. A number of photographers working in this dynamic environment made the city and its populace their subject.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Artists such as Morris Engel, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, Helen Levitt, Paul Strand, and Weegee were among those deeply inspired by New York City. Photographing or filming everyday scenes as well as bustling, illuminated nightlife, these artists reveled in the genre of street photographyand created some of America’s first avant-garde cinema. Groups such as the Film and Photo League (later the Photo League), formed in 1931, championed photography’s ability to record the city in transition, with a particular focus on life in working-class neighborhoods. The group remained active until 1951, and its impact lasted for decades. This trajectory of discovery and influence lies at the heart of the presentation of <em>Film and Photo in New York</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em></em>The exhibition draws on the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, which includes a significant number of New York City street photographs made between the 1920s and the 1950s. Among these works are many important photographs recently acquired thanks to a grant from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, including an extensive Morris Engel photo essay on view in its own gallery. Rarely seen films will be presented alongside the exhibition’s nearly 80 photographic works—more than half of which have never been displayed before—creating a compelling glimpse of a pivotal time in both New York City and the history of photography and film.</p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:23:59 +0000 - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago - September 20th, 2012 - December 1st, 2012 <p>Including works by: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, Alberto Giacometti, Ewan Gibbs, David Hockney, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jaume Plensa, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, John Stezaker, Marc Swanson, and Jan Tichy</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:58:19 +0000 Stephanie Sinclair, Ashley Gilbertson, Vincent Cianni, Samantha Appleton - Stephen Daiter Gallery - September 7th, 2012 - December 1st, 2012 <p>              <b></b></p> <p>This exhibition examines a series of important issues and effects of war not commonly addressed by the news or arts media including: post-traumatic stress; service by gays in the military/don’t ask don’t tell; gender issues; what constitutes maleness in war and the long term effects of loss of a child on family. The conflicts are primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan but the issues are universal.</p> <p> </p> <p>Presented are six projects by four accomplished and award-winning photographers, two men and two women: <b>Samantha  Appleton, Vincent Cianni, Ashley Gilbertson, and Stephanie  Sinclair</b>. Select important historic war photographs by Dmitri Baltermants, Robert Capa, Werner Bischof, Wayne Miller, and others will also be exhibited to provide</p> <p>a context for the current conflicts.</p> <p> </p> <p align="center"><b>IN COLLATERAL DAMAGE:</b></p> <p><b> </b></p> <p align="center"><b>Samantha Appleton</b> examines the maleness of the atmosphere of war.</p> <p align="center">She photographed men and boys, soldiers and civilians, as they move through the</p> <p align="center">fog of war.</p> <p align="center"><b>Vincent Cianni</b> shares works from his ongoing project, “Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me”.  This oral history and photographic project documents gay and lesbian service members and veterans from World War II to the present and is based on their experiences in the military and the effects that the ban on homosexuality had on</p> <p align="center">their careers and lives.</p> <p align="center"><b>Ashley Gilbertson</b> goes to the heart of the matter with a quiet homage to the soldiers who will never come home in his “Bedrooms of the Fallen”.   Also on view are photographs from<i>  his book, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT</i> (The University of Chicago 2007) which documents four years<i> </i>of his experiences in Iraq.<i></i></p> <p align="center"><b>Stephanie Sinclair </b>creates compassionate art reportage out of almost indescribable pain.  Her photographs in this exhibition center on the suffering of the women of Afghanistan.  Her subjects have been the victims of such pernicious and continual violence at the hands of men that they have taken to acts of self-immolation.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p><b> </b></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:03:22 +0000 - The Art Institute of Chicago - September 25th, 2012 - December 3rd, 2012 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Celebrating 100 years of the museum’s Burnham Library of Architecture, this exhibition highlights archival collections received over the past 25 years, including correspondence, photographs, project files, sketchbooks, and realia from the collections of numerous artists and architects.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field file-caption"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Daniel Burnham</p> </div> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 04:53:12 +0000