ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts - University of Chicago - May 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">As Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Yesomi Umolu oversees exhibitions in the Logan Center Gallery. Specializing in global contemporary art, Umolu has presented exhibitions and public programs with Ibrahim Mahama, Otobong Nkanga, John Akomfrah, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Mithu Sen, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, and Minouk Lim, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and journals, including Art in America and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.</p> <p>FREE</p> <p>Logan Center, Room 901</p> <p dir="ltr">Presented by Open Practice Committee, DoVA.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:30:22 +0000 Collin van der Sluijs - Vertical Gallery - May 7th - May 28th <p>Vertical Gallery is very proud to present Collin van der Sluijs&rsquo; debut USA solo show, <em>Luctor Et Emergo</em>, May 7&ndash;28, 2016. Collin is a renowned painter and illustrator from Maastricht, The Netherlands, where he lives and works. He started writing graffiti at the age of eleven, and when he was twelve he began his studies at the professional painting college in Goes. He spent the next eight years studying various art disciplines in different schools across the Netherlands and graduated from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in Breda with a bachelor title in 2004.</p> <p>He is widely recognized for his extraordinary dream-like depictions of everyday stories that question our personal pleasures and struggles, as well as society at large. Collin van der Sluijs&rsquo; exceptional work has been published in magazines and books, and shown in galleries across the world&mdash;in The Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and USA.</p> <p>The show title <em>&lsquo;Luctor et Emergo&rsquo;</em> translates to <em>&lsquo;I struggle and emerge&rsquo;</em>.&nbsp; These are the Latin words that Dutch pupils learn at an early age. Students are taught that they should expect to suffer misfortunes, and they should put up a fight to overcome these challenges instead of accepting defeat.</p> <p>Collin van der Sluijs '<em>Luctor Et Emergo'</em><em><br /></em>May 7&ndash;28, 2016<br />Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, May 7, 6-10pm<br />Vertical Gallery, 1016 N Western Ave., Chicago</p> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:08:07 +0000 Robert Lostutter, Amy Feldman - Corbett vs. Dempsey - April 29th - May 28th <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" valign="top"> <div id="divText10"><strong>Robert Lostutter,&nbsp;</strong><em>Garden</em><br />April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2016<br />Main Gallery<br /><br />Opening: Friday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm<br /><br />As spring is finally sprung, Corbett vs. Dempsey is very pleased to present Garden, an exhibition of new drawings by Robert Lostutter. This is Lostutter&rsquo;s third show with the gallery.<br /><br />With his latest body of work, Lostutter forges deeper still into a indelible series of figurative images that he&rsquo;s been conjuring for several decades. The suite of male portraits &ndash; six large format drawings and five smaller ones &ndash; feature mutant figures, grafts of human and vegetable or avian elements. Leaves sprout in the place of hair and merge with the features of the face; feathers flank the eyes like a subdermal masquerade ball mask. As always, Lostutter&rsquo;s technique is astonishing, imbuing the nearly monochromatic backdrops with a light, airy presence, against which the strange fellowship strikes ecstatic poses. As indicated by its title, Garden is an outgrowth and extension of Lostutter&rsquo;s last body of work, Garden of Opiates, a series of watercolor portraits of a related tribe of hybrid men. Here the artist offers a single watercolor, &ldquo;Masdevallia,&rdquo; five views of a budding orchid introducing a quick, bright burst of color into the subtle black and white colony of figures. The exhibition is accompanied by a 28-page catalog with a short essay by John Corbett and a poem by Lostutter. Among numerous exhibitions, The Singing Bird Room of Robert Lostutter presented a 30-year survey of his work at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (2012).<br /><br /><strong>Amy Feldman,</strong>&nbsp;<em>Good Gloom</em><br />April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2016<br />East Wing<br /><br />Opening: Friday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm<br /><br />In the East Wing, CvsD eagerly unveils Good Gloom, the first Chicago exhibition of paintings by Amy Feldman. A major presence in New York&rsquo;s vibrant new painting scene, Feldman works large scale and with a reduced palette, mostly in black, white, and grey, and she derives complexity out of modest means &ndash; singular or composite forms ring the canvases, creating tension by suggesting multiple figure/ground relationships, testing the capacity of the frame&rsquo;s edge, with incidental drips creating extra action like static electricity on a rubbed balloon. Among numerous solo gallery exhibitions, Feldman chosen for New York Painting, with ten other artists, at the Kunstmuseum, Bonn (2015), with her work appearing on the cover of the catalog, and she will be part of Riot Grrrls, an upcoming show at the MCA, Chicago.</div> <br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><a href="" target="new" rel="nofollow"></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:40:30 +0000