ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 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 Jason Conny, Jonathan Gardner, Mr. Modern, Fern Shaffer & Ted Stanuga - ADDS DONNA - October 26th - November 30th <p><span style="font-size: xx-large;"><strong><em>Halls</em></strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Jason Conny, Jonathan Gardner, Mr. Modern, </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: large;">Fern Shaffer, and Ted Stanuga</span></p> <p>October 26&nbsp;-&nbsp;November 30, 2014<br />Opening reception:&nbsp;Sunday, October 26, 3 - 6 pm<br />Gallery hours by appointment only.<br /><br />ADDS DONNA is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Halls</em>, a curated exhibition from the studios of 4223 W Lake.</p> <p>--</p> <p>4<br />After chaining felled logs all day, I took the train to my residence.<br />2<br />Figures and colors emerge, first Robert then Jasper.<br />2<br />I forgot my cigarettes and toolbox.<br />3<br />Donna enjoys reading at the studio.<br /><br />L<br />George and I have an appointment on the rooftop with a water tower.<br />a<br />Lake is windy today.<br />k<br />Trina is organizing something again.<br />e<br />The ice cream trucks and sirens dance all night.<br /><br /><br />4<br />Most of the cars leave the lot by 4.<br />2<br />Left between the church pews.<br />2<br />Upon arriving, I try to commit what I see on my commute to a painting.<br />3<br />Old furniture coming up the freight, to be made shiny again.<br /><br />L<br />They are preparing for a fashion show.<br />a<br />It is bright today.<br />k<br />Standing smoking out the window, I can hear the train.<br />e<br />The plants have been re-configured into a new island.</p> <p>--</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>312.912.9601</p> <p>4223 W Lake St</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:17:17 +0000