ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 The Beehive Collective, Lara Almarcegui, Guy Ben Ner, Ramiro Gomez, Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross, Alevtina Kakhidze - Gallery 400 - October 31st - December 13th <p>Economic globalization has more closely integrated local, national, and regional economies across the world creating greater interdependence; intensified movement of goods, services, capital, and persons; and changes within and upon many kinds of locations and spaces.&nbsp;<em>Here, There, Everywhere</em>&nbsp;is a group exhibition focused on the spatial configurations of economics and their related effects. The artworks in the show address the globally networked and the locally specific, physically and conceptually, with examinations that range from transformations of specific locales to movements across locations.</p> <p>Lara Almarcegui works at the boundary between urban regeneration and decay. She researches and studies the transitional spaces where urban and natural orders meet. The Beehive Collective is a collective graphics workshop that creates political posters, graphics and mosaics on subjects of globalization, FTAA, free trade, NAFTA, Latin American issues, agriculture, and biodiversity.&nbsp;Guy Ben Ner&rsquo;s videos give shape to a life of wandering&mdash;between international destinations and personal relationships, success in the art world and resisting the same. The artwork by Ramiro Gomez often probes the invisibility of the working class in the images of luxury that overload the media and the world around us. Ryan Griffis &amp; Sarah Ross apply a regional lens to think more expansively about the disparate geographies that might exist within the space of one small town or across continents and oceans. Alevtina Kakhidze&rsquo;s projects question value, desire, and materialism through an autobiographical lens.</p> <p><em>Here, There, Everywher</em>e is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions that explore shifts in industry and work, how and where economic exchange takes place, new models for sustainable economies, employment-driven migration, and relationships between place, work, and economic viability. A key component of this series is community involvement. Developed through partnerships with community organizations, labor unions, and artists, the relationships and dialogues with these groups will help guide forthcoming exhibitions and events.</p> <p>A supplement to&nbsp;<em>Here, There, Everywhere</em>, the&nbsp;<a title="" href="" rel="nofollow">Standard of Living Reading Room</a>&nbsp;includes texts and resources that explore the legacies of industry, immaterial labor, service work, invisible labor and more, articulating a variety of responses to the relationships between labor, economy, and politics.</p> <p>- See more at:</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:54 +0000 Kutlug Ataman - Rhona Hoffman Gallery - November 7th - December 23rd Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:58 +0000 Robert Chase Heishman, Adam Parker Smith - LVL3 Gallery - November 8th - December 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">LVL3 presents&nbsp;<em style="color: #000000;">Indefinite&nbsp;Free&nbsp;Time</em>, a two-person exhibition featuring Robert Chase Heishman and Adam Parker Smith. Heishman explores the boundaries of confinement and isolated&nbsp;free&nbsp;time, creating images that touch on both political and spiritual confrontations. Smith creates work that is playful yet uncannily crude, often leaving viewers with visual jokes to unfold.&nbsp;<em style="color: #000000;">Indefinite&nbsp;Free&nbsp;Time</em>, with varying degrees of levity, pulls&nbsp;at&nbsp;the notion of freedom&nbsp;in exploring&nbsp;the act of&nbsp;passing&nbsp;time&nbsp;and the permeability of leisure within an everyday routine.</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:29:13 +0000 Philip Vanderhyden - Andrew Rafacz Gallery - November 22nd - January 31st, 2015 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:26:54 +0000 Ethan Breckenridge, Jeff Gibbons - Andrew Rafacz Gallery - November 22nd - January 31st, 2015 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:26:48 +0000 Dan Gunn - moniquemeloche gallery - November 6th - January 3rd, 2015 <p>moniquemeloche is pleased to present</p> <p><strong>Dan Gunn</strong><br /> <strong><em>Impromptu Airs</em></strong></p> <p>November 6, 2014 &ndash; January 3, 2015</p> <p>Public reception with the artist: Thursday, November 6, 6-8pm</p> <p>&nbsp;Artist talk: Saturday, December 13, 4pm</p> <p>&nbsp;Through painterly abstraction and formal invention, Dan Gunn creates two and three-dimensional objects that are inspired by vernacular patterns, craft materials, and set design. Thick, laser-cut wood strips, overlaid with various pigment stains, form the foundation of many of his low-relief, wall sculptures. He draws his sources from materials in motion, from the buckling of a fabric curtain, the sleeves of a garment, or expanding screens. His gestures, at once seamless and non-conforming, gently manipulate the materiality of wood to occupy a space between restraint and release. Gunn&rsquo;s diverse practice continues to develop in many directions, but here, for his second solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, the focus is on the expansion of two series in particular &ndash; his &ldquo;fan&rdquo; paintings and &ldquo;draperies.&rdquo; In both bodies of work, he plays with scale while exploring the full spectrum of color. Gunn squeezes and swells the silhouettes of his fans, abstracting from his previous renderings while upholding the visual identity of humble materials and exquisitely composed shapes. Gunn&rsquo;s works are playful spectacles, each with their own malleable mannerisms or impromptu airs.</p> <p>Prior to earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, <strong>Dan Gunn (American, born 1980, lives in Chicago</strong>) received a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Physics.&nbsp; His interest in physics overlaps with his artistic practice, where he continues to investigate the peculiar qualities of materials. In an intuitive construction process, he experiments with forms, grouping objects together in a search for revealed affinities and a deeper understanding of culture. In 2013, Gunn received the Artadia Award at EXPO Chicago. Recent exhibitions and residencies include <em>The</em> <em>Life of Forms</em> at Marine Contemporary, California (2013); Participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012); 12x12 UBS solo project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2011); <em>Multistable Picture Fable</em> at Lloyd Dobler Gallery in Chicago (2010); <em>New Icon </em>at Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago (2010); His work has been reviewed in publications such as Frieze, Art in America, Artslant, NewCity Chicago, TimeOut Chicago, and the Chicago Tribune. Gunn&rsquo;s curatorial debut occurred this summer with the group exhibition <em>My Hands Are My Bite</em> at moniquemeloche.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:36:10 +0000 Group Show - Hyde Park Art Center - December 12th - March 29th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ground Floor</em> brings together work by Chicago&rsquo;s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover the spectrum of artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. <em>Ground Floor</em>&mdash;so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center&mdash;is an ongoing biennial project. Based on nominations by respected members of the arts community, Hyde Park Art Center&rsquo;s Exhibitions Committee of artists and curators select work by recent graduates from each of Chicago&rsquo;s nationally top ranked Master of Fine Art programs: Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is co-curated by the Exhibition Committee including Dawoud Bey (Chair),&nbsp;Michelle Grabner, Caroline Picard, and Daniel Sauter, Allison Peters Quinn and other members of the Art Center staff.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An exhibition catalogue that increases the visibility of Ground Floor artists outside of Chicago willbe released during the run of the show. &nbsp;It will feature critical writing that allows artists to receive valuable, documented feedback about their work and will cultivate new critical voices.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Get a first look at work by all 20 artists at the Art Center&rsquo;s booth (# 814) at EXPO CHICAGO, September 18-21.&nbsp;For more information on EXPO CHICAGO, visit;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Galleries 1 &amp; 2, the Cleve E. Carney Gallery and the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery</strong></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:36:15 +0000