ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Kasia Ozga - THE MISSION - May 2nd - June 14th <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rebecca Eaton, THE MISSION<br /> (312) 243-1200</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHICAGO, IL, 4/17/14 &ndash;THE SUB-MISSION is pleased to present<em> Land Grab</em>, a site-specific installation by Kasia Ozga.&nbsp; Born in Poland, Ozga was raised in the United States and has resided in France since 2006.&nbsp; With roots spread over two continents, her artistic practice references her ongoing confrontation with the shifting relationship between personal identity and national allegiances.&nbsp; Her solo project for THE SUB-MISSION addresses borders from a geopolitical, historical, psychological, and carnal perspective.&nbsp; An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 2 from 6-8pm. The exhibition continues through Saturday, June 14, 2014.</p> <p><em>Land Grab</em> is an extension of Ozga&rsquo;s <em>Border|Frontier</em> series; this reiteration is intended to engage with the Chicago environment, a city that has had a central role in the formation of the artist&rsquo;s personal identity.&nbsp; The installation includes a large-scale wall drawing of a fingerprint constructed from tape and showcases works from <em>Internal Frontier I, </em>a series of handmade cutouts of chest x-rays presented in medical light boxes.&nbsp; A site-specific chalk drawing entitled <em>Personal Cartography </em>features superimposed and out of scale outlines of the many places in which she has lived in her lifetime.</p> <p><strong>Kasia Ozga</strong> was born in Warsaw, Poland shortly before the declaration of martial law. After living in Berlin, Springfield, Glenview, Boston, and Krakow, she now works between Paris and Chicago. Ozga creates public artworks and sculptural installations in a variety of materials for both interior and exterior spaces.&nbsp; She received bachelors&rsquo; degrees in Studio Art and International Relations from Tufts University (Medford, MA).&nbsp; Ozga also holds an MFAin Sculpture from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (Krakow, Poland) and an M.A. in Aesthetics, History of Art and Photography from University of Paris 8 (Paris, France).&nbsp; In 2013, she completed her Ph.D. in the Science and Technology of Fine Art from University of Paris 8 (Paris, France).&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:22:04 +0000 Natalia Cacchiarelli - THE MISSION - May 2nd - June 14th <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>Rebecca Eaton, THE MISSION<br /> (312) 243-1200</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CHICAGO, IL, 4/17/14 &ndash;THE MISSION is pleased to present <em>Vibrations</em>, an exhibition of new paintings by Argentine artist Natalia Cacchiarelli.&nbsp; In her first solo exhibition in the United States, Cacchiarelli presents three new series of geometric abstractions that investigate color, perception, and the very nature of painting itself.&nbsp; An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 2 from 6 to 8pm. The show continues through Saturday, June 14, 2014.</p> <p>Cacchiarelli's work radiates the simultaneous appearance of instability and perfection. &nbsp;The <em>V&eacute;rtigo</em> series - a succession of concentric squares and gradients - arranges meticulous stripes into pulsating, hypnotic grids that challenge perception and appear to become three-dimensional. On an adjacent wall, the artist presents <em>Degrad&eacute;</em>, a series of long, vertical strips of canvas painted in neutral tones that stretch to the floor and are systematically installed at regular intervals of measurement.&nbsp; The third series, <em>Tri&aacute;ngulos</em>, is an installation of individual paintings of various sizes, arranged on the wall in the manner of a puzzle.&nbsp; Each canvas consists of four triangular sections of varying hues that both coexist and confront each other, producing calm and harmonious tension.</p> <p>&nbsp;"Cacchiarelli's impeccable lines of tonal colors suggest a progressive variation from deep blue, from neutral black and from derived ochre, such as gold, that converge toward the back of the plane to simulate depth and, at the same time, deliberately distort the vanishing point. The serial repetition of a single visual motif - the subtle or pronounced variations of size and color - establishes a retinal dialogue between the work and the viewer's mind, which reconstructs it, conditioned by emotional and cultural factors. In that manner, Cacchiarelli recreates dynamic vibrations that emanate an inexplicable enthusiasm."</p> <p align="right">- Victoria Verlichak</p> <p align="right">translated from Spanish&nbsp;by Laura Doctorovich</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Essays by Argentine curator Lara Marmor and Argentine art critic and journalist, Victoria Verlichak will accompany the exhibition.&nbsp; An exhibition brochure will also be available. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:23 +0000 Laura Collins - Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - September 1st, 2006 - September 29th, 2006 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:17:47 +0000 - The Art Institute of Chicago - April 5th - January 4th, 2015 <div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Throughout its history the city of Chicago has inspired myriad urban and architectural innovations, many of which have had far-reaching influence. Indeed, urbanists and architects today still look to many of these historical moments in Chicago as exemplary instances of progression and development. The collection of the Art Institute&rsquo;s Department of Architecture has extensive holdings on work within the region of Chicago, representing the important innovations, theoretical approaches, and architectural movements spurred by the city&rsquo;s development. This exhibition surveys Chicago&rsquo;s rich urban history and explores contemporary approaches to five Chicagoisms&mdash;key historical principles that have powered the city&rsquo;s distinctive evolution.&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">As part of a series in which the department enlists contemporary architects and designers to organize installations that investigate critical issues within their practices, architectural theorist Alexander Eisenschmidt and art historian Jonathan Mekinda have extrapolated key ideas from their recent publication, <em>Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation</em>. Along with designer Matt Wizinsky, the team engaged contemporary architects to undertake their own investigations and interpretations of five Chicagoisms. Developed as architectural models with corresponding manifestos specifically for this exhibition, these contemporary explorations are presented with historical black-and-white photographs that are emblematic of the five Chicagoisms. This juxtaposition of the historic and the contemporary underscores how the architectural and urban history of Chicago can act as a catalyst for new forms of speculation and innovation.</div> </div> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:57:55 +0000 Kitagawa Utamaro - The Art Institute of Chicago - April 5th - July 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Chosen from among approximately 300 works by Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753&ndash;1806) in the Art Institute&rsquo;s collection, this exhibition highlights some of the artist&rsquo;s most celebrated prints. It was Utamaro who gave us close-up portraits of beauties with pensive expressions, scenes of women engaged in everyday activities such as cooking, and images of women of every age against backgrounds that range from gray to yellow to brilliant (and luminescent) mica of various shades. Examples of each of these types of prints as well as illustrated books are on view.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:55:47 +0000 Group Show - The Art Institute of Chicago - April 8th - June 16th <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout the 20th century to the present, artists have found both clever and practical methods of questioning the idea of authorship and authenticity in the&nbsp;production&nbsp;of an art object. Artists have continually reenvisioned their own involvement in artistic production&nbsp;by&nbsp;utilizing a variety of strategies, such as&nbsp;outsourcinglabor&nbsp;to studio assistants or skilled&nbsp;craftspeople,&nbsp;making artwork under pseudonyms,&nbsp;providing instructional&nbsp;parameters for ephemeral installations, and&nbsp;co-opting other artists' artwork as a material base for use in new works.&nbsp;Stemming from early conceptual practices and moving toward high-production studio models developed by contemporary artists, this exhibition showcases images and texts that elucidate the methods, work, and studio practices of artists including&nbsp;Francis Al&yuml;s,&nbsp;John Baldessari,&nbsp;Vern Blosum,&nbsp;Marcel Duchamp,&nbsp;Gaylen Gerber,&nbsp;Felix Gonzalez-Torres,&nbsp;Sol LeWitt,&nbsp;Martin Kippenberger,&nbsp;Jeff&nbsp;Koons, Takashi Murakami, Stephen Prina, Robert&nbsp;Rauschenberg,&nbsp;Andy Warhol, and&nbsp;Christopher Williams.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:51:48 +0000 - The Art Institute of Chicago - April 7th - May 7th <p style="text-align: justify;">Vote today for your favorite American artworks and see the results displayed on 50,000 billboards and signs across the country beginning August 4, 2014.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:48:02 +0000 Matt Morris - PEREGRINEPROGRAM - May 4th - May 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;I shall always push through curtains to privacy, and want some whispered words alone.&rdquo;2</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the past seven months, my studio and library have shared a space. This renders physical the&nbsp; impure quality of my various art activities. My making, writing, and modes of platforming3 spring into being as interrelated parts; I don&rsquo;t wish to obfuscate my deep feelings about art history nor the hope I harbor for ways that community can form. This work is intimately entangled with the apparatuses by which my practice is constituted, but also those that I elect to help construct. I&rsquo;m endlessly curious about what of significance might be apprehended among several positions or along their margins.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To traverse these braided pathways&mdash;these crisscrossed lines of desire and orientation&mdash;I felt that I needed to build a time machine, and so I sewed a pillow. I ravished a piece of velvet with my teeth to get a feeling for a painting Jasper Johns made after he and Rauschenberg broke up.4 Appropriative gestures in painting became utterly sincere ones. I arranged a private liaison with Jon, one of the sweet people who run peregrineprogram, and hope to tell you more about that after the fact. My mom said, all too eagerly, &ldquo;At least you&rsquo;re on the game board!&rdquo;5</p> <p>__________________________________ </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">1 Are You Being Served?, created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. London: BBC1, 1972&ndash;1985.<br />2 Virginia Woolf. The Waves. Ware, Hertforshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 2000.<br />3 This exhibition coincides with one I&rsquo;ve curated for the Hills Esthetic Center (128 N Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL 60612). Miss Kilman and She Were Terrible Together opens on the evening of May 9th and continues through June 6th.<br />4 Jasper Johns, Painting Bitten by a Man, 1961. Encaustic on canvas mounted on type plate, 9 1/2 x 6 7/8&rdquo;. Museum of Modern Art.<br />5 Clue: The Great Museum Caper. Parker Brothers, 1991.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:20:28 +0000 Lisa Nankivil - McCormick Gallery - May 2nd - June 14th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:25:18 +0000 Perle Fine - McCormick Gallery - May 2nd - June 14th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:23:27 +0000 - Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art - May 9th - August 30th <p style="text-align: justify;">Harry and Edna were everyday people who lived extraordinary lives. They frequented fancy parties. They traveled the world. And they captured it all on film. Half a century later, their photographic journey continued by falling into the hands of Jeff Phillips. Phillips, a Chicago-based photographer, discovered the lives of Harry and Edna in 30 boxes filled with more than a thousand unlabeled Kodachrome slides at a second hand shop in St. Louis. An artist who has always been fascinated by found photographs, he bought them, wondering why these enigmatic family portraits were abandoned.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Phillips began sharing the vivid and kitschy images on Facebook where he asked, &ldquo;Is This Your Mother?&rdquo; The unknown couple is seen at a holiday party, on a tropical cruise, posing on an iceberg in Alaska and in front of famous places. The more images he shared, the more intent he became on finding the people in the pictures.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The number of visitors to the page grew quickly, and a disparate search party of amateur genealogists and online sleuths emerged. They foraged for hidden details, scouring census databases and immigration records for possible connections. Others participated by remarking about the fashions of the period, or by proposing imaginary dialog that might have occurred between the two unknown persons.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Could the social media community help restore their identities, or would they be lost forever?</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Lost and Found</em>&nbsp;is a unique exhibition of photography that tells the story of a social media search party attempting to discover the identities of an anonymous couple who traveled the world more than 50 years ago. This exhibition presents the beauty, humor, and mystery of found photographs and explores the intersection of photography, social media, and our places in history.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:12:06 +0000 Thomas Killian Roach - Document - April 25th - May 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Document is pleased to present Weling, a solo exhibition of new works by Thomas Killian Roach.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For several years Roach has made flatbed scans of movies and live feeds directly from a small tube television&mdash;distorting the uniform moving image into fluctuating waves, compressing multiple shots onto a singe plane. His process resembles weaving: the longitudinal grille of the television is the warp; the horizontal movement of the scanning bar the weft; the television&rsquo;s electron gun a loom&rsquo;s fast-moving shuttle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roach&rsquo;s idiosyncratic process extends and expands upon a minor tradition that spans Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey&rsquo;s motion studies, early Modernist collage, and Chris Marker&rsquo;s manipulations of time, memory, and the electronic image.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Roach has made and archived thousands of scans; Weling is their debut. The five works on view represent distinct lines of his practice. The exhibition&rsquo;s title, Weling, is disjointed text recorded in one of his first scans of live television.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition features three large-format scans and two smaller studies. An essay by Ara Merjian accompanies the exhibition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thomas Killian Roach (b. Bridgeport, Connecticut 1985) lives and works in Chicago. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has recently exhibited in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Chicago.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:55:15 +0000 George Herriman - Corbett vs. Dempsey - May 2nd - June 7th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:28:53 +0000 mike nourse, Nathan Peck, Jayne Hileman, Mike Hawkins, Jessica Buben, Jerome Grand, Nat Soti, Edyta Stepien, Chuck Przybyl - Chicago Art Department - May 9th - May 11th <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>connect [ ] ED</strong></em> is an exhibition which takes a look at learning, school, and education through the lens of art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">There is a lot of talk, debate, policymaking, and writing around education.&nbsp;<em> connect [ ] ED&nbsp;</em> explores how the artistic lens of&nbsp; form, aesthetics, and meaning can contribute and hopefully add new dimensions to the current dialogue.&nbsp;Featuring work by: Nat Soti, Edyta Stepien, Chuck Przybyl, Mike Nourse, Nathan Peck, Jayne Hileman, Mike Hawkins, Jessica Buben, Jerome Grand <em style="font-size: 13px;">and more&hellip;</em></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:38:13 +0000 Elizabeth Ernst - Catherine Edelman Gallery - May 2nd - July 3rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Elizabeth Ernst is fourteen months younger than her brother David, who was born in 1948 with cerebral palsy. As a way of protecting David, her parents did not let them play outside, confining their playground to the house. It was in her childhood home that Ernst first created her cast of imaginary friends who kept her company. Years later, she is still crafting a cast of characters based on people imagined and real. <em>Mirror Mirror </em>continues the artists&rsquo; deep commitment to storytelling, where animals talk, wood and paper mache come alive, and metal objects display a personality.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:06:19 +0000 Paul Anthony Smith - Carrie Secrist Gallery - May 3rd - June 14th Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:59:52 +0000