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CURRENT EXHIBITS [44]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Mike Kaysen: Look Long, Look in Vain

65GRAND    west loop/west town
1369 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
312.719.4325
http://www.65grand.com/
January 23rd - February 21st
added 28 days ago

65GRAND is pleased to present Look Long, Look in Vain, Michael Kaysen's first exhibition with the gallery.On view is a selection of vessels from Kaysen's ongoing investigation of a specific form. This bottle form is something the artist goes back to over and over again. It is a starting point, a jumping off point. Most simply it is the idea of a bulbous body with an almost closed off opening.The f...   [more]

Opening: January 23rd   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin, William J. O'Brien, Tal R, Jonas Wood: Massif Central Presents

Andrew Rafacz Gallery    west loop/west town
835 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60607
312-404-9188
http://www.andrewrafacz.com/
January 24th - February 14th
added 8 days ago

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce and present the newest collection of limited edition artists’ scarves from MASSIF CENTRAL in Galleries One and Two. Please join us Saturday, January 24th from 4-8pm for an opening reception. Chicago, IL, January 24, 2015– ANDREW RAFACZ hosts Massif Central, who will present their newest collection in both galleries. The Massif Central exhibition and...   [more]

Opening: January 24th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Katie Hickman, Bradford Kessler, Puppies Puppies, Josh Reames, Kat Schneider: Dogs Chase Balls

Carrie Secrist Gallery    west loop/west town
835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
312.491.0917
http://www.secristgallery.com/
November 22nd, 2014 - January 31st
added 3 months ago

We need something real, essential, that’s in front of our faces, and we need to believe deeply in it. We don't need hypotheticals, we don't need speculation, we want to touch things, feel them, trust them. We need to wade into art and surround ourselves with it. We’ve become apathetic and callous. We spent the whole day on our laptops. Now we’re noticing details; looking for short flee...   [more]

Opening: November 22nd, 2014   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Stephen Beal, Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall: Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
March 12th, 1994 - December 31st, 2020
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Presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, this exhibition of 72 black and white photographs from 1956 to 1987 offers a detailed view of 24 designated Chicago Landmarks.  The exhibit features the work of renowned architectural photographers Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall and Stephen Beal.     [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
December 6th, 2014 - March 29th
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Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture celebrates the career of the respected and prolific Chicago sculptor on the eve of his 80th birthday. The exhibition features 60 objects dating from 1954 to 2014, drawn mostly from the artist’s own collection. Born in Chicago in 1935, Hunt attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was honored with a one-person exhibition at the Museum of M...   [more]

Opening: December 6th, 2014   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Alison Ruttan: when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
January 24th - April 26th
added 17 days ago

In this new installation situated in all three Michigan Avenue Galleries, the artist flanks her earlier photographic and video project, based on Jane Goodall’s disturbing study of Chimpanzee behavior, with a new and continuing series of ceramic maquettes based on photographic documentation of recent global sites of conflict.   [more]

Opening: January 23rd   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Ian Weaver: Black Knights' Archive, Chapter One: Migration

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
January 24th - April 19th
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The Black Knights’ Archive is a fictive construction of the history of the Near West Side Chicago neighborhood known as “Black Bottom.” Embodied in film, maps, a ship and various other made objects and ephemera, Weaver not only constructs a personal and communal history, but muses on the nature of nostalgia, collective memory and power.   [more]

Opening: January 23rd   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Trevor Paglen, Harun Farocki: Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen

Gallery 400    west loop/west town
UIC College of Architecture and Art, 400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
312-996-6114
http://gallery400.uic.edu/
January 16th - March 7th
added about 1 month ago

Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen, curated by Niels Van Tomme, explores the unique roles artists Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen play as meticulous observers of the global military industrial complex. Investigating forms of military surveillance, espionage, war-making, and weaponry, Farocki and Paglen each examine the deceptive and clandestine ways in which military projects ha...   [more]

Opening: January 16th   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Treatise: Why Write Alone?

Graham Foundation    michigan ave/downtown
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610
312-787-4071
http://www.grahamfoundation.org
January 23rd - March 28th
added 20 days ago

Treatise: Why Write Alone? features the work of: Bittertang (Michael Loverich & Antonio Torres), New York, NY; Bureau Spectacular (Jimenez Lai), Chicago, IL; CAMES/Gibson (Grant Gibson), Chicago IL; Design With Company (Stewart Hicks & Allison Newmeyer), Chicago, IL; FAKE Industries (Urtzi Grau & Cristina Goberna), New York, NY; First Office (Andrew Atwood & Anna Neimark), Los Angeles, CA; is-offi...   [more]

Opening: January 23rd   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Ground Floor

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
December 12th, 2014 - March 29th
added 3 months ago

Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover the spectrum of artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project. Based on nominations by respect...   [more]

Opening: December 12th, 2014   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Clare E. Rojas: Everyone Has Those Spaces

Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street   
219 N. Elizabeth Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312.496.3552
http://www.kavigupta.com
November 22nd, 2014 - February 1st
added 3 months ago

Opening Reception: November 22, 4-7pm Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to present its fourth solo exhibition of work by Clare E. Rojas. This new body of work, inspired by an observance of forms in nature, continues Rojas’s study of geometric abstraction that was introduced in her exhibition Spaces In Between, at Kavi Gupta in 2012. Historically, Rojas is well known for her narrative and fol...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Ben Barretto, Clare Grill, Spencer Stucky: Transforming Accessory

LVL3 Gallery    north side
1542 Milwaukee Ave. #3
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 469-0333
http://www.lvl3gallery.com
January 24th - February 22nd
added about 1 month ago

LVL3 is proud to present Transforming Accessory, a group exhibition featuring Ben Barretto, Clare Grill, and Spencer Stucky. Barretto’s work plays with transforming kitsch accessories and aesthetics in order to recontextualize their material meaning. Delving into women’s tradition and history, Grill is influenced by family relics and photographs, and uses these objects to inform her pai...   [more]

Opening: January 24th   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Toulouse-Lautrec Prints: Art at the Edges of Modernity

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
January 13th - April 17th
added about 1 month ago

In the final decades of the 19th century large brightly colored posters that advertised commercial entertainments began appearing on Paris city streets. Their startling appearance and escalating ubiquity highlighted the growing circulation of graphic works in the French capital at the fin de siècle. Prints became inescapable as more artists turned to lithography, which also attracted growing nu...   [more]

Opening: January 13th   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
January 13th - April 19th
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Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies presents an original and innovative look at art from the region of Kashmir, as well as how it has been “collected” over time. Bringing together 44 works of art from major collections, this exhibition examines how Buddhist art from Kashmir has traveled across centuries and borders—first to the Western Himalayas and later to t...   [more]

Opening: January 17th   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Collecting Culture: Himalaya through the Lens

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
January 13th - April 12th
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Collecting Culture: Himalaya through the Lens looks at European and American representations of Kashmir and the Himalayas. By the late 19th century, British colonial rule in India stimulated travel to the region, from military and commercial expeditions to scientific research, mountaineering and tourism. It also facilitated mapping, photographic documentation and collecting, all of which contributed to how...   [more]

Opening: January 17th   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Alexander Calder: MCA DNA: ALEXANDER CALDER

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
October 12th, 2013 - May 10th
added about 1 year ago

MCA DNA: Alexander Calder traces the development of the artist’s ideas over a fifty-year career, in particular, his exploration of how art can move in response to its physical environment. The exhibition presents examples of Alexander Calder’s (American, 1898–1976), mobiles, stabiles, and works on paper dating from the 1920s to the 1970s—a selection of the museum’s in-dept...   [more]



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