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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Hebru Brantley: Parade Day Rain

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
June 14th - September 23rd - closing tomorrow
added about 1 month ago

Hebru Brantley explores the human experience of emotion through the story of Parade Day Rain. Looking at optimism and pessimism and their place in the journey from Light to Dark through a narrative of his flyboys and girls and a parade. This exhibition of a “float” and multimedia murals and overhead “ceiling” paintings will create an immersive environment for the viewer.   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Simon Starling: Pictures for an Exhibition

The Arts Club of Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
201 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-3997
June 6th - September 26th - closing in 4 days
added 4 months ago

The Arts Club of Chicago is pleased to announce a newly commissioned work by Turner-award winning artist Simon Starling (6 June – 26 September 2014). One of the leading artists of his generation, Starling is noted for his attentive treatment of objects and their stories. Often taking up key moments in the history of modernism, Starling generates elegant installations, films, photographs, or scu...   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Jaume Plensa: Private Dreams

Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
June 12th - September 27th - closing in 5 days
added 4 months ago

Private Dreams, will be on view at Richard Gray Gallery June 12 – September 27, with an opening reception June 12, 6-8pm. The exhibition will feature eight new sculptures from Plensa’s iconic series of heads in a range of materials including bronze, glass, and for the first time, volcanic basalt. Standing six feet tall, the basalt sculptures Paula, Awilda, and Rui Rui emerge from st...   [more]

Opening: June 12th   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd John Henley: Regular Dirty

slow    south side
2153 W 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608
August 30th - September 27th - closing in 5 days
added about 1 month ago

Enough time in a room full of men and the stories turn blue. It’s just a thing. Maintenance chores are all about desire for the good life. Maybe that should be edited down: Maintenance chores are all about desire. Present your space in its best light. Present your body groomed, worked out, and postured with confidence. John Henley’s work is sexy and explicit and populated with hot men in various d...   [more]

Opening: August 30th   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders: Connecting China and the Middle East

The Oriental Institute at University of Chicago    south side
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
February 18th - September 27th - closing in 5 days
added 8 months ago

This mini exhibit uses the Oriental Institute’s collections to highlight trade connections over land and sea between China and the Middle East, primarily the Silk Road trade route and Indian Ocean maritime trade. Using Chinese ceramics found in archaeological excavations throughout the Middle East, this exhibit illustrates how Chinese inventions inspired craft traditions in the Middle East,...   [more]

Opening: February 18th   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd MY DOG SIGHS: My Dog Sighs "Lost & Found"

Vertical Gallery    north side
1016 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
+1 773-697-3846
September 6th - September 27th - closing in 5 days
added about 1 month ago

Vertical Gallery presents Lost and Found, the debut US solo show from British artist My Dog Sighs. Inspired by the beauty of urban decay, My Dog Sighs upcycles old cans and other objects, and adorns them with beautifully detailed faces. The artist’s work forms a narrative based on counterpointed poignancy that resonate with those that have the opportunity to find them. Moments of loss and th...   [more]

Opening: September 6th   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Stephen Collier, Ben Sanders: Whiteface

LVL3 Gallery    north side
1542 Milwaukee Ave. #3
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 469-0333
August 23rd - September 28th - closing in 6 days
added 2 months ago

LVL3 is excited to present Whiteface: a two-person exhibition featuring New Orleans-based Stephen Collier and Los Angeles-based Ben Sanders. Collier’s work is rooted in cultural and historical artifact and brings to attention the unknown or the uncertainty of facts. Sanders explores social themes while creating personal mythologies around food, race, faith, language, appropriation, and artistic pro...   [more]

Opening: August 23rd   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Zachary Cahill: Snow

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
April 29th - September 28th - closing in 6 days
added about 1 month ago

Zachary Cahill’s BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works exhibition, Snow, presents the third phase of the Chicago-based artist’s USSA 2012 project, which explores the roles that art and institutions play in society. In Snow, Cahill invites visitors to enter the USSA 2012: Wellness Center. Divided into three sections—a welcome center, a library, and an art gallery—this installation br...   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Edward Steichen: Sharp, Clear Pictures: Edward Steichen’s World War I and Condé Nast Years

The Art Institute of Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
June 28th - September 28th - closing in 6 days
added 4 months ago

At the start of World War I in 1914, Edward Steichen was a pioneering champion of art photography—catapulting to fame as a leading member of the Photo Secessionists and as cofounder of the trailblazing magazine Camera Work. Yet by the early 1920s, Steichen had rejected the soft focus, dreamy landscapes and portraits of his early years in favor of realist photographs made for informational purpo...   [more]

Opening: June 28th   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: New Image Painting

Shane Campbell Gallery    west loop/west town
673 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
August 23rd - October 4th - closing in 12 days
added about 1 month ago

Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to present “New Image Painting” at the gallery’s Milwaukee Avenue location. This exhibition uses the historic exhibitions, “New Image Painting” at the Whitney Museum in 1978 and “Bad Painting” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, also in 1978, as a platform for featuring artists whose current work engages the concerns argue...   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: RETREAT

Valerie Carberry Gallery    michigan ave/downtown
875 N. Michigan Ave., John Hancock Center, Suite #3860
Chicago, IL 60611
August 22nd - October 4th - closing in 12 days
added about 1 month ago

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York based artist whose diverse practice spans collage, sculpture, performance, drawing, and video. Adams explores the force of popular culture in our lives and plays with perception in relation to objects and texts. An alumnus of The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, Adams received his MFA from Columbia Universi...   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
May 3rd - October 5th - closing in 13 days
added 4 months ago

Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous artists in the world. Her reputation and persona have grown immensely since her death in 1954, yet posthumously she has been turned into a stereotype of Latin American art. This predicament, along with her celebrity status, often overshadows the confrontational and boldly transgressive nature of her paintings, and ultimately undermines the revolutionary intent of her...   [more]

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Yinka Shonibare MBE: MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
June 16th - October 5th - closing in 13 days
added 3 months ago

London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE (British, b. 1962) has spent various parts of his life in England and Nigeria—two countries with a long, complex relationship. Born in England, but raised in Lagos in the wake of Nigeria’s independence, Shonibare has been influenced by his personal experiences in a newly liberated nation and its former colonial ruler, calling himself a “postc...   [more]

Opening: June 16th   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Phantoms in the Dirt

Museum of Contemporary Photography    michigan ave/downtown
Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
July 25th - October 5th - closing in 13 days
added 9 months ago

The sixteen artists in this exhibition present an array of physical remnants and enigmatic traces, ranging from cryptic objects to the marks of human activity in rugged landscapes. Searching for phantoms in the dirt, so to speak, their works reckon with the facts of matter, the nature of photographic imagery, and the forces (sometimes invisible) that leave their mark on our surroundings. In doing...   [more]

Opening: July 24th   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Nairy Baghramian: French Curve / Slip of the Tongue

The Art Institute of Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
May 14th - October 5th - closing in 13 days
added about 1 month ago

The formal abstract work of Iranian-born, Berlin-based sculptor Nairy Baghramian (born 1971) draws on the legacy of post-minimal art to investigate the conventions and expectations that commonly surround public sculpture. This spring the Art Institute is pleased to present the debut of Baghramian’s French Curve (2014) and Slip of the Tongue (2014), site-specific works commissioned for the Blu...   [more]

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