ArtSlant - Closing soon http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/show en-us 40 Raeleen Kao - Bert Green Fine Art - January 12th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bert Green Fine Art</strong> is pleased to present two solo shows by artists working in graphite on paper — similar media but with greatly dissimilar results.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Raeleen Kao</strong> lives and works in Chicago, IL and is a printmaker at White Wings Press. These drawings draw on her early memories of a critical heart surgery at age three. She uses bodily imagery: hair, skin and scars to depict an interrleationships of mortality, bodily frailty, vanity and identity as signifiers for the interplay between life and death. Vanity is a futile foil against deterioration, the frailty of the body and physical realities as a truth more potent than any other. As a result, these drawings exhibit a quiet and profound aesthetic sophistication. This is Kao’s first solo show with the gallery.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:49:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Jessica Curtaz - Bert Green Fine Art - January 12th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Jessica Curtaz's drawings are hyper-detailed studies of naturally occurring patterns which are taken from the observation of plant life. Highly complex and detailed views of hydrangea flower and leaf parts are repeated and recombined to create an overall abstract impression — these artworks reflect the artist's fascination with biological forms and structures. Curtaz uses her considerable skill to make these drawings with the most remarkable amount of detail with minute linework, both arresting and at the same time disarming and lovely.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Jessica Curta</b>z currently works in Philadelphia, PA. This is Curtaz's third solo show with the gallery.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:48:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Steven Hundson - Peter Miller Gallery Ltd. - December 7th, 2012 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">The tides of atmosphere are slowly bent. Our familiar ecology is passing away. Here, this drama is halted. The figures are heavy and bowed, huddled together or apart, in the storm already gathered. They assert a humble presence, vaguely comic, loitering, in a hieratic glare. Visibility is left to the immediate as all contexts and purpose collapse. Within this twilight world, only the subtlest connections are made, the weight of one against the next, a gesture, the presence of a different living thing. These forms that persist are concrete, strange afterimages written over the din and chatter of our quickening change. <br /> <br /> Steven Hudson<br /> December 2012</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:55:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Marc Hauser - Schneider Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">“In a time of impermanence, where every word is half-joking and every position half-hedged, they picked a self-image, literally and unequivocally. They did it for now and always, and they can never distance themselves from the choice: they carry it with them no matter what accessories they buy, no matter how their profiles change.”<br /> <br />-Jonah Horwitz from <em>Body Language: Stories in Flesh</em><br /><br />Schneider Gallery is pleased to present Body Language, a solo exhibition of works by Marc Hauser. Hauser chronicles the personal histories of those in front of the camera via the indelible marks on their skin, their tattoos. This vibrant series directly references the tradition of portraiture through the use of the recognizable photographer’s studio with its painted backdrop; however, those depicted are unmistakably contemporary. Hauser adroitly captures a cross-section of our local population, each with a story to tell. <br /><br />Marc Hauser is an internationally recognized portrait photographer who has worked with a multitude of diverse, high profile personalities, from Michael Jordan to John Waters. While his various bodies of work are visually distinct, he continually employs the camera to record his sitters clearly and honestly, resulting in what could be referred to as <span style="font-size: small;">“beautiful documents.”</span></p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:35:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Tony Favarula - Schneider Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />In our back gallery, Tony Favarula trains his eye on the domestic. Through juxtaposing portraits of family with images of his home’s interior, the photographs speak to the “physical and psychological effects of social interaction…manifested within the comfort of one’s own home.” Favarula reenacts everyday moments and through his use of light and extreme scale the stripped-down recollections have clear allusions to 19th century realist painting.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:36:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Dave Richards, Carron Little - slow - February 2nd, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p>Otherwise minded. Standing alone. We each have political leanings, but there is a different sort of problem when our politics lean on us so much they tell us what we have to say. We stand for causes at the expense of another part of ourselves, and it is difficult beyond language to get to that thing the standing stands for.</p> <p>Carron Little and <a href="http://paul-is-slow.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e341e313cf3e876de381d9d41&amp;id=0d368c4630&amp;e=766610da6e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dave Richards</a> stand apart. From each other, from status quo. Their respective stances sometimes poke at sore spots, but the art is not overtly political. Perhaps there is respect for the posture, but make no mistake—these are not like-minded artists working toward a common good. This is not feel-good collaboration despite the fact they are showing work they worked out together. Neither is it a game of besting nor any sort of war. It is profoundly different for each Dave and Carron.</p> <p>Both Dave and Carron work with modular forms, layering, and compositions that meander. There is tension near the boundaries, in the overlaps. And that is why they are together, or the art is together. The tension tells itself. By leaning into that tense dance, we may get closest to the stand, to the <i>apart</i>. Close to anger, close to rebellion, close to fights worth fighting and the values they are fought for. Not causes, not morals. But for the only way each sees what is known.</p> <p>Dave is an artist working in collage and relief sculpture. He’s shown in Chicago venues ranging from Phyllis Kind gallery, the MCA, the Chicago Cultural Center, N.A.M.E., The Evanston Art Center and many others, and internationally in Milan and Tel Aviv. He taught at SAIC for much of his career. Dave has been moving away from rectangles as the grounding structure. He’s been known to lift colors schemes from tools used to produce the work. His work is built on a foundation of precision, but never at the expense of his own hand.</p> <p>Carron is a board member on the Wicker Park and Bucktown Arts Committee where she tirelessly works to direct public funding directly to artists for their good work. She writes, she teaches, and she directs a gallery, <i>Eyeporium</i>. She is perhaps best known for her performance work embodying characters like the <i>Queen of Luxuria.</i> She has shown at 6018 North, and performed at the MCA, Hyde Park Arts Center and with Food and Performance. She is the founder of <i>Out of Sit</i>e, a series of unexpected public encounters with performance. One direction in her painting and drawing practice began with shapes left over after cutting fabric for costumes.</p> <p>Who says negative thinking is all cynical and dark?</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:17:47 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Joseph Jachna - Stephen Daiter Gallery - December 7th, 2012 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Stephen Daiter Gallery is pleased to present<b> <i>Joseph D. Jachna: Surface Contradictions 1958-1970</i></b>, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Initially intended to be a career retrospective, the exhibition narrowed in focus upon our discovery of several storage boxes that held a wealth of previously unseen photographs dating from the artist’s graduate school days at the Institute of Design.  We were stunned by both the breadth and the quality of this early work. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>Surface Contradictions</i> is comprised of over sixty previously unknown vintage photographs from the artist’s 1961 thesis project on the subject of water, along with images made several years later in Door County, Wisconsin.  These photographs represent an overarching theme Jachna returned to time and again, all ideas of self - exploration, reflection, and expression.  Incorporating opposing surfaces found in the outdoors – Rough/Smooth; Wet/Dry; Matte/Lustre; Luminous/Dark; Teeming/Empty; Opaque/Transparent – Jachna enhances natural contrasts, and from his simplified compositions, complex revelatory images arise. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Joseph D. Jachna, photography has always been a spiritual practice. His photographs are quiet meditations—offerings from a lifelong naturalist. Jachna considers himself a poet with a camera, creating the visual equivalent of a Haiku. As with Haiku, the highest form of Japanese poetry, his ideas flow with an intensity created by combining a few carefully chosen elements in a spare and elegant framework.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Our French colleague and essayist, Agathe Cancellieri, for this exhibition’s accompanying catalog writes:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I am reminded of a quote by Charles Baudelaire published in <i>Petits Poèmes en Prose</i> in 1869:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><i>”Parce que la forme est contraignante l’id</i><i>é</i><i>e jaillit plus intense!”</i></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">- “The more restrained and concentrated the form, the more explosively the idea comes forth!”</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 19:50:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Mary Patten - threewalls - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mary Patten</strong> is a visual artist, video-maker, writer, educator, occasional curator, and political activist. For over 25 years, she has exhibited installations, videos, drawings, prints, and public collaborative projects locally, nationally, and internationally at venues ranging from the Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 400, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, the Hyde Park Art Center, DOVA Temporary, Randolph St. Gallery, Creative Time (with Feel Tank Chicago), Art in General, The Cooper Union, the New Museum in NYC, Shedhalle/Zürich, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Her book <em>Revolution as an eternal dream: the Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective</em> was published by Half Letter Press in 2011. She has also published in Radical Teacher, AREA Chicago, Prompt, The Passionate Camera (ed. Deborah Bright) and WhiteWalls. Online artist’s projects include “TERROR-ist?” and “Experiments in Living.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Patten has directed and participated in many large-scale collaborative art projects for over thirty years, including the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials project , Pathogeographies , Project Enduring Look, billboards with ACT UP/Chicago, Artists’ Call against Intervention in Central America, Action against Racism in the Arts, and Cityarts Workshop. Some of her videos are distributed by the Video Data Bank. She has won fellowships from Artadia, the Illinois Arts Council, the NEA, and many others. She teaches in the Film/Video/New Media/Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In all her work, she seeks to address collisions as well as alignments between the worlds of “politics” and art-making. The frailties of memory, speculative fiction, and the archive of the everyday are all evident in her “singular” work – where she claims authorship, fully aware that there are no wholly original ideas. She continues to be drawn to collective and collaborative forms of art and cultural production in which to re-claim language, feeling, and political passions from fundamentalist thinking, and to reclaim a utopia of the everyday, a way of being together in the world that allows for anger, joy, and reparative visions.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:22:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Matthew Paul Jinks - threewalls - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Mathew Paul Jinks </strong>is an English Immigrant, living teaching 
and working in Chicago Illinois. He completed his undergraduate 
degree at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland in 2005, studying 
Fine Art Photography, then emigrating to the U.S and completing
 his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Studio Arts, as a University Fellow, 2008.  Whilst currently living and working in Chicago Mathew teaches at The School of The Art institute and De Paul University. Mathew is currently working on a body of work entitled Trauma Narratives; Relocated, that 
incorporates performance and sculptural works adapted from 
collected narratives of the histories of pre-diasporic 
immigrants in Illinois. In July 2012 Mathew plans to travel to India to explore the Brass workers of Moradabad through moving image and sound. 
Recent screenings and exhibitions include, 'Violence' 
in St Louis and Chicago, 'The Gene Siskel Theater', Chicago,
'On Sundrun' at Gallery 400, Chicago, 'Art Chicago,
Next Art Fair' Chicago, and "Instruments of Resurrection" 
at Roots and Culture Gallery, Chicago, 
curated by Elizabeth Chodos.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>The Unreliable Narrator:</strong> A new moving image work by Mathew Paul Jinks. Shot in India and Chicago in 2012 and including elements of performative auto ethnography, speculative documentary, Chiromancy, Metallurgy and travelogue. From the transubstantiated history and elementals emerges an episodic study of a cross cultural inheritance of migratory politics. Hands punctuate and rhythmically embed the work, whilst the passage of time is kept pace by the witnessed labor. The medium of video becomes the material of response and in turn reflects and reveals the complex relationships it witnesses therein. Jinks and his Producer move from one location to another, transferring the experiential from moment to moment and as we follow we too become embedded, ourselves implicated by the passage of time.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:25:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Vera Klement - Zolla/Lieberman Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Zolla/Lieberman Gallery is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions by two noteworthy Chicago-based artists, Vera Klement and William Conger, the newest addition to our roster.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://ennouncement.exhibit-e.com/t/y-l-jivirl-cujsjidy-j/" target="_blank"><br /> </a><a href="http://ennouncement.exhibit-e.com/t/y-l-jivirl-cujsjidy-j/" target="_blank">"Early &amp; Late Work,"</a> an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by <a href="http://ennouncement.exhibit-e.com/t/y-l-jivirl-cujsjidy-t/" target="_blank">Vera</a> Klement, will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. During her over 50-year career, Klement has placed equal importance on color and composition as the development of imagery related to time, memory, and human experience. The work on view provides the ingredients for a subjective experience by pairing open-ended, dichotomous elements such as a gestural splatter of paint and an ambiguous vessel, or a textured color field and isolated architectural fragments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“From the beginning I experienced a sense of duality - the bright light and rhythmic pounding of the sea, and there, rising behind it, the dark forest that held in its silence the northern European legends of evil spirits...Light and dark, good and evil, life and death. That juxtaposition that eventually became the underpinning of my painting..." – Vera Klement</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Vera Klement</b> (b. 1929, The Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland)) has lived and worked in Chicago since 1964 and her work has been shown and collected extensively across the country. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL, and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, and group exhibitions at Governors State University, University Park, IL, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.  Public collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. In years past, Klement has been the recipient of multiple grants and other awards, including the Camargo Foundation Residency and Stipend, Cassis, France (2006) and the Pollock-Krasner Grant (1998).</p> <p> </p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:09:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list William Conger - Zolla/Lieberman Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Zolla/Lieberman Gallery is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions by noteworthy  Chicago-based artists, Vera Klement and William Conger, the newest addition to our roster.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“New Paintings,” William Conger’s inaugural exhibition at Zolla/Lieberman, features oil paintings on canvas or wood, all created within the past year. Conger continues his lifelong investigation of formal non-representational abstraction nuanced by the suggestion of illusionism to evoke an ambiguous welter of private and cultural memories, allusions, feelings, places and events. <br /> <br /> “I want viewers to confront my paintings as visual metaphors of their own experiences and imaginative creativity, just as I do.  Further, we can also pretend that painting, as an art, has its own experiences, feelings, and history.  With that in mind, I would like viewers to imagine their own sensibilities being merged with art.  We can pretend that shapes and colors have their art-historical biographies which we can adopt as our own surrogates, too.” – William Conger</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>William Conger</b> (b. 1937, Dixon, IL) work has been displayed widely in significant venues including recent solo exhibitions at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL, the Union League of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. His work is in numerous permanent collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; the Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; and is included in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; and Northwestern University Library Archives, Evanston, IL.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:29:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Jay Strommen, Joanna Kramer, Dustin Yager, Sangeet Gupta, Mie Kongo, Patty Kochaver, Jayson Lawfer, Mary Drabik, Sarah Hicks - Bridgeport Art Center Gallery - February 2nd, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Nine ceramic artists will collaborate with their choice of hand-rolled chocolate truffle from local Chicago confectionery <a href="http://www.cake-chicago.com" title="Cake Chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cake</a>. Each artist created artwork to coincide with their own truffle inspired by the always amazing tastes, textures and emotions we experience when indulging in chocolate. Please join us for this unique opportunity in which you the viewer will be able to also enjoy these culinary delights while feasting your eyes upon something seen before.<br /><br />Ticket includes the nine selected hand-rolled chocolates to taste while viewing the exhibit. Also enjoy complementary single-malt scotch from Auchentoshan, a variety of wines, catered hors d’oeuvres and conversations with some of the artists. Additional truffles and artwork will be available for purchase in our boutique.</p> <p><strong>Dustin Yager</strong> - you suck lemon chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Jay Strommen</strong> - campy chocolate truffle <br /><strong>Jayson Lawfer</strong> - come hither, honey chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Joanna Kramer</strong> - gordito picante chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Mie Kongo</strong> - loco chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Patty Kochaver</strong> - not in mint condition chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Sarah Hicks</strong> - morning after merlot chocolate truffle<br /><strong>Sangeet Gupta</strong> - messed up mocha chocolate truffle*<br /><strong>Mary Drabik</strong> - hairy coconut chocolate truffle*</p> <p><br />*gluten free - more info about the truffles at <a href="http://www.cake-chicago.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cake-chicago.com</a></p> <p> MORE INFO AT: <a href="http://www.collectiveconversationsinclay.com" rel="nofollow">www.collectiveconversationsinclay.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CollectiveConversationsinClay?ref=hl" rel="nofollow">Like us on Facebook! </a></p> <p><strong>Additional dates: We will possibly add additional dates if events sell out. Limited tickets available.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span style="color: #02becf;"><strong><em>Collective Conversations in Clay, established by Gina Hutchings of Lunar Media Events, encourages ceramic artists to collaborate with their surroundings and create something they never would have made without these influences. It also allows the combination of emerging artists from very different levels in their careers, muddling them together and bridging a gap in the art community.</em> </strong></span></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:06:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Tom Bachtell - City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - November 12th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">Working from his studio in the Loop, Chicagoan Tom Bachtell's distinctive drawings and caricatures appear each week in "The Talk of the Town" and other sections of The New Yorker where he has been a regular contributor for some 20 years.</p> <p>Drawings that will be on exhibit at the City Gallery include: </p> <ul> <li><strong>Barack Obama</strong></li> <li><strong>Michelle Obama</strong></li> <li><strong>Hillary Clinton</strong></li> <li><strong>Jackie Kennedy</strong></li> <li><strong>Cornel West</strong></li> <li><strong>Hugh Hefner</strong></li> <li><strong>Picasso</strong></li> <li><strong>Rahm Emanuel</strong></li> <li><strong>Abraham Lincoln</strong></li> <li><strong>George Washington</strong></li> <li><strong>Chief Justice John Roberts</strong></li> <li><strong>Mitt Romney</strong></li> <li><strong>Mark Morris</strong></li> <li><strong>Wynton Marsalis</strong></li> <li><strong>Mavis Staples</strong></li> <li><strong>Dolly Parton</strong></li> <li><strong>Diane Reeves</strong></li> <li><strong>Lady Gaga</strong></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artist</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Working from his studio in the Loop, Chicagoan Tom Bachtell's distinctive drawings and caricatures appear each week in "The Talk of the Town" and other sections of The New Yorker where he has been a regular contributor for some 20 years. Tom’s work is seen in many other national and international publications, from Entertainment Weekly to Newsweek, Forbes to Bon Appetit, Town and Country to Mother Jones, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The New York Observer, London’s Evening Standard, and Poetry magazine. His ad campaigns range from the late Marshall Field's department store to Lands' End mail order to the chamber music series at The University of Chicago. Cal Performances, the performing arts presenter at the University of California, Berkeley, commissioned a series of original drawings for their 2011–2012 season.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Trained as a pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music and with a liberal arts degree from Case Western Reserve University, Tom is self-taught as an artist. Working primarily in brush and ink, Tom's drawing style pays homage to many of the classic American illustrators and cartoonists of the 1920s and 1930s. He has drawn countless celebrities and politicians -- including more than his share of George W. Bushes. Tom is the illustrator of When I Knew (HarperCollins), edited by Robert Trachtenberg, and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He frequently portrays musicians, doing regular work with the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Awards (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and the Risør International Chamber Music Festival in Norway.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /> Exhibits of his work have been shown at the offices of The New Yorker and in Chicago at The Cliff Dwellers as well as at the invitational exhibitions Drawing the Candidates at The New York Times and Politics ’08 at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan. His illustrated talk, How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Start Drawing Mariah Carey: My Life As a Cartoonist, was commissioned as a Marquis Lecture at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has also been given at The Arts Club of Chicago. <br /> <br /> An active chamber pianist, Tom also performs and teaches swing dancing, particularly the Lindy and the Balboa.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Group Show - Hyde Park Art Center - November 18th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;">On Sunday, December 2, from 3 to 5 pm, the Hyde Park Art Center invites you to join EPIC SOMETHING’s twelve artists, in their opening exhibition, on a journey to the nexus of text and image, across a multitude of media: drawing, animation, installation, and writing, The Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 South Cornell Avenue in Chicago. For more information call 773-324-5520 or visit www.hydeparkart.org</p> <p> </p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:32:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list - The Art Institute of Chicago - September 24th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p>Immerse yourself in the richly creative environment of one of today's most innovative architectural firms with <em>Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects</em>, the first exhibition in the world devoted to the Chicago-based group headed by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. This innovative presentation of the work of Studio Gang Architects (SGA) allows visitors to see how buildings and projects are created, what issues they resolve, and how solutions are shaped. Rightly recognized for such landmark buildings as Chicago's Aqua Tower, SGA is as much a laboratory for ideas and problem-solving as it is an architectural firm. Building brings visitors into that laboratory by examining SGA's built and unbuilt works in an engaging studio-like space.</p> <p>Though best known for Aqua Tower, the undulating 82-story mixed-use high-rise that is the tallest building in the world designed by a woman, Gang is also distinguished by the great diversity of her work, which includes the Hyderabad O2, a high-rise community in Hyderabad, India; the Zhong Bang Village residential towers in Shanghai; an ecological revitalization project for Lincoln Park Zoo's South Pond; and Oculus, a concert venue and public park in Taipei. All of these projects—which reflect the wide range of today's built environment—are marked by an open-minded practice committed to research and experimentation with materials and technologies. Visitors will be able to see beyond the buildings and into the creative process that brought them into being.</p> <p>The exhibition, a custom-made installation designed by SGA in collaboration with curators from the museum's Department of Architecture and Design, echoes the firm's studio-like environment, allowing visitors to see material samples, full-scale project mock-ups, research materials, digital media, and films. <em>Building: Inside Studio Gang</em> Architects truly brings contemporary architecture to life, showing the full lifespan of the creative architectural process—how an idea becomes a building.</p> <p>During the course of this exhibition, two Archi-Salons will engage a host of architects, journalists, and critics in discourse surrounding the contemporary practice of architecture. Held within the gallery space, the two salons will focus on different perspectives that influence current practices. These conversations will be inspired by Studio Gang's work, but ultimately will address larger issues in the field of contemporary architecture.</p> <p><strong>Saturday, November 17, 2:00–4:00 p.m. </strong><br /> Led by <a href="http://www.artic.edu/event/archi-salon-inside-studio-gang-architects-0">Iker Gil</a>, director of MAS Studio and editor in chief of MAS Context</p> <p><strong>Saturday, February 2, 2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong><br /> Led by <a href="http://www.artic.edu/event/archi-salon-inside-studio-gang-architects">Clare Lyster</a>, architect and assistant professor, University of Illinois, Chicago</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWssD7Is1vI" target="_blank">Video</a></strong><br /> In this in-depth lecture, award-winning architect Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, discusses the exhibition <em style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Inside Studio Gang Architects </em>and other recent projects.</p> <h4>Sponsors</h4> <p>This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand, Antheus Capital, LLC, the Arcus Foundation, Magellan Development Group, James McHugh Construction Co., the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Architecture &amp; Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.</p> <p>Annual support is provided by the Exhibitions Trust: Goldman Sachs, Kenneth and Anne Griffin, Thomas and Margot Pritzker, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, the Trott Family Foundation, and the Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.</p> <p>Special thanks to Thornton Tomasetti.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:45:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list Dan Addington, Brant KINGMAN - Addington Gallery - January 11th, 2013 - February 26th, 2013 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Geneva;" face="Arial, Geneva"><span color="336666"><span size="4"><b>Body and Soul:</b> a collaborative exhibition with <br /><b>Jennifer Norback Fine Art</b>(217 W. Huron St.) and <br /><b>Hilton|Asmus Contemporary</b> (716 N. Wells St.) </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Geneva;" face="Arial, Geneva"><span color="336666"><span size="4"><span style="font-family: Arial,Geneva;" face="Arial, Geneva"><span color="336666"><span size="4">Featuring figurative mixed media work by Dan Addington, and sculpture by Brant Kingman</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Geneva;" face="Arial, Geneva"><span color="336666"><span style="font-family: Arial,Geneva; font-size: small;" size="2" face="Arial, Geneva"></span></span></span></p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 04:36:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Events/list