ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/show en-us 40 - Rhona Hoffman Gallery - January 16th - February 28th Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:41:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list - Chicago Cultural Center - March 29th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p>Flamingo Eventz is proud to announce the debut of its new show, The International Vintage Poster &amp; Print Fair, taking place the weekend of March 28, 2015 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Under new leadership by Flamingo Eventz, the Fair (which first launched 20 years ago), will now include vintage prints and photographs in its exhibition, which it never did before. The expanded show will showcase thousands of posters dated from the 1890&rsquo;s to the 1980&rsquo;s, prints in a variety of styles (including popular Art Deco and classic Art Nouveau), and photographs of all genres including food and travel. Whether a seasoned collector or new enthusiast, the International Vintage Poster &amp; Print Fair offers something for everyone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:23:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list - Chicago Cultural Center - March 28th - March 28th <p>Flamingo Eventz is proud to announce the debut of its new show, The International Vintage Poster &amp; Print Fair, taking place the weekend of March 28, 2015 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Under new leadership by Flamingo Eventz, the Fair (which first launched 20 years ago), will now include vintage prints and photographs in its exhibition, which it never did before. The expanded show will showcase thousands of posters dated from the 1890&rsquo;s to the 1980&rsquo;s, prints in a variety of styles (including popular Art Deco and classic Art Nouveau), and photographs of all genres including food and travel. Whether a seasoned collector or new enthusiast, the International Vintage Poster &amp; Print Fair offers something for everyone.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:21:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Dorothy Dehner - Valerie Carberry Gallery - January 16th - March 14th <p>Valerie Carberry Gallery is pleased to announce <em>Compositions and Constructions</em>, an exhibition of sculptures and drawings from the 1970s by Dorothy Dehner.</p> <p>Born in 1901, Dehner studied at the Art Student&rsquo;s League with Kimon Nicolaides and Jan Matulka. Their teachings instilled in Dehner an appreciation for Constructivist art and other European avant garde aesthetics.&nbsp;</p> <p>Alongside her contemporaries in the New York School, Dehner brought gesture and dynamism to concrete forms in art. The artist&rsquo;s own experience with dance and improvisation led to the development of sculpture evocative of ethereal architectural space. Dehner&rsquo;s fluidity between two and three dimensions exposed the limits of previously held beliefs of what was possible in drawing and sculpture.</p> <p>The work in <em>Compositions and Constructions </em>reveals this interplay. Her wood sculptures from the 1970s emulate the clean lines of her works on paper through their planar rendering of playful cityscapes. Conversely, her drawings aspire to fill three-dimensional sculptural space. Here, forms and lines float across white fields with fleeting references to landscape and architecture.</p> <p>Dehner used drawing as a means to examine sculptural forms, and sculpture to examine drawing. Though she rarely made sketches for (or of) her sculptures, the two threads of her practice have a distinct resonance as she integrated and oscillated between the two mediums.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:16:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Ryan Fenchel - Carrie Secrist Gallery - February 13th - March 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Carrie Secrist Gallery proudly presents our debut exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist <strong>Ryan Fenchel, <em>Fases and Vaces I&rsquo;ve Been</em>,</strong> on view from February 13 &ndash; March 28, 2015.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Please join us for a reception for the artist on Friday the 13th of February from 5-8 PM.</span><br /> <br /> <strong>Ryan Fenchel: <em>Fases and Vaces I&rsquo;ve Been</em></strong> comprises a new body of drawings depicting shapes that resemble vessels &ndash; jars, flasks, vases and pitchers. Executed in chalk pastel and oil pastel, the cryptological images yield a purposefully awkward sense of space and balance. Driven by a confluence of tropes, including alchemy, secret societies, Cubism and Surrealism, and natural science, Fenchel connects and combines known forms and meanings in order to generate unfamiliar values and interpretations. <br /> <br /> Ryan Fenchel (b. 1981, United States) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He completed an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University in 2007. Past exhibitions include Dan Devening Projects, LVL3, and Roots &amp; Culture in Chicago, IL as well as Bodega, Philadelphia, PA; Control Room, Los Angeles, CA; and Gallery Yasashii Yokan, Tokyo, Japan. <em>Fases and Vaces I&rsquo;ve Been</em> is the artist&rsquo;s first solo exhibition with Carrie Secrist Gallery.</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:42:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin, William J. O'Brien, Tal R, Jonas Wood - Andrew Rafacz Gallery - January 24th - February 14th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ANDREW RAFACZ </strong>is pleased to announce and present the newest collection of limited edition artists&rsquo; scarves from <strong>MASSIF</strong> <strong>CENTRAL</strong> in Galleries One and Two. <strong>Please join us Saturday, January 24<sup>th</sup> from 4-8pm for an opening reception.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Chicago, IL, January 24, 2015&ndash; ANDREW RAFACZ hosts Massif Central, who will present their newest collection in both galleries.&nbsp; The Massif Central exhibition and pop-up shop will operate with normal gallery hours through Saturday, February 14, 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Established in 2013, Massif Central produces 100% silk scarves by leading contemporary artists. The silk carr&eacute;s (squares) are produced in an edition of 50, featuring hand-rolled hems and hand-numbered labels. Interested in the trajectory of traditional French silk scarf making, Massif Central is named after the&nbsp;<a href="http://goo.gl/mx7NPy" target="_blank">region</a> in France where the art form originated.<br /> <br /> Massif Central works with a small group of artists, each devoted to the pursuit of their individual vision, to create a dynamic and distinct collection of high-end silk artworks. Our vision has grown from our interest in blurring the lines between modern design, timeless fashion, and contemporary art-making methodologies. Massif Central aims to create an enriching and tactile art viewing experience, where the owner of the artwork can feel free to wear or exhibit the silks in whatever manner is most fulfilling. The scarves have been shown and worn in a myriad of ways and creative interpretation is most encouraged.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ANDREW RAFACZ hosts Massif Central&rsquo;s newest collection as a traditionally installed exhibition and a pop-up shop with new pieces by major international artists <strong>JULIA DAULT</strong>,<strong> PETER HALLEY</strong>,<strong> CHRIS MARTIN</strong>,<strong> WILLIAM J. O&rsquo;BRIEN</strong>,<strong> TAL R</strong>,and<strong> JONAS WOOD</strong>. This collection functions as a way to showcase each artist&rsquo;s unique approach to the scarf, and puts into perspective a small cross-section of prolific and highly-individualized artistic thinkers making challenging and beautiful work today.</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:38:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list