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Rebecca Gray Smith is debuting a complete series of etchings called "The Alphabet"\, letters A-Z plus two repeated letters for a total of 28 images. The series was begun in fits and starts over a 25 year period \, originally intended as a response to the AIDS crisis. It has recently be en completed\, and was printed at Anchor Graphics in Chicago. These works e xplore the presence of death in all human endeavor\, using traditional sign ifiers of mortality such as the skeleton as a primary actor and subject. Ea ch letter corresponds to a specific fatal activity or malady\, highlighting the act of existence as a high risk activity fraught with peril.

DTEND:20140621 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140503 GEO:41.8818399;-87.624895 LOCATION:Bert Green Fine Art\,8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220\nChicago\, IL 6 0603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rebecca Gray Smith "The Alphabet"\, Rebecca Gray Smith UID:333085 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140503T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140503T170000 GEO:41.8818399;-87.624895 LOCATION:Bert Green Fine Art\,8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220\nChicago\, IL 6 0603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Rebecca Gray Smith "The Alphabet"\, Rebecca Gray Smith UID:333086 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Jennifer Mills&rsquo\; artworks are rooted in traditional hu mor\; she uses novelty items such as rubber chickens\, whoopee cushions\, f ake dog poop\, etc.\, as conceptual source material\, then recreates them f rom scratch as unique\, handmade versions\, and serializes them. The repeti tion of forms\, still all unique and not identical\, retain their original humorous characteristics but overlap with and satirize the serious contempl ation of fine art objects. It is rare for fine art to explore humor\, and e ven more so\, for art to be outright funny\, but Mills manages to achieve t his.

DTEND:20140621 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140503 GEO:41.8818399;-87.624895 LOCATION:Bert Green Fine Art\,8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220\nChicago\, IL 6 0603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jennifer Mills "Big Whoop"\, Jennifer Mills UID:333079 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140503T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140503T170000 GEO:41.8818399;-87.624895 LOCATION:Bert Green Fine Art\,8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220\nChicago\, IL 6 0603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jennifer Mills "Big Whoop"\, Jennifer Mills UID:333080 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Rear exterior wall of the 845 W Washi ngton Building
View via the alley between Green and Peoria Streets. < /span>

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RYAN TRAVIS CHRISTIAN pl us contributions by
Cody Hudson\, Jose Lerma\, Josh Reames\, Kate Ruggeri\, Adam Scott\, Peter Skvara\, Geoffrey Todd Smith\, Scott Wol niak

with more to come ...

DTEND:20140606 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140425 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RTC & Friends\, Cody Hudson\, José Lerma\, Josh Reames\, Kate Rugge ri\, Adam Scott\, Peter Skvara\, Geoffrey Todd Smith\, Scott Wolniak UID:332918 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140425T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140425T170000 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:RTC & Friends\, Cody Hudson\, José Lerma\, Josh Reames\, Kate Rugge ri\, Adam Scott\, Peter Skvara\, Geoffrey Todd Smith\, Scott Wolniak UID:332919 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140416 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR LAKE-5 \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332488 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140416T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416T180000 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR LAKE-5 \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332489 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140416 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVARLAKE-4\,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332486 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140416T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416T180000 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVARLAKE-4\,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332487 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140416 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVARLAKE-3 \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332472 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140416T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416T180000 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVARLAKE-3 \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332473 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140416 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR-2 LAKE \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332467 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140416T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416T180000 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR-2 LAKE \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332468 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

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DTEND:20140416 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR LAKE \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332463 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140416T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140416T180000 GEO:41.884497;-87.6250151 LOCATION:Chicago International Vintage Poster Fair\,Chicago Cultural Center \, 77 E. Randolph \nChicago\, IL SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MANASAROVAR LAKE \,TIBET HIMALAYAS\, M.ANAND SWAROOP UID:332464 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140427 DTSTAMP:20140421T125754 DTSTART:20140201 GEO:41.8768696;-87.6243893 LOCATION:Gallery Uno\,410 S. Michigan Ave Suite 541\nChicago\, IL 60605 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mixed Media\, Raushan Togabayeva UID:332244 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Chicago Art Department is plea sed to present design work from The School of the Art Institute. Held in th e CAD East Gallery (1932 South Halsted #100)\, this exhibition will feature BFA and MFA artists\,  \;celebrating \;design of many kinds includ ing print\, digital\, 2D\, 3D\, and object works.

DTEND:20140418 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140411 GEO:41.8557205;-87.6467077 LOCATION:Chicago Art Department\,suite #100\, 1932 South Halsted \nChicago\ , IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Design Show UID:332243 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

For Check please\, his secon d solo show at Western Exhibitions\, Ryan Travis Christian presents graphite on paper drawings featuring his signature cartoon-style alongside a second suite of works on paper and sculptures that employ color . These new bodies of work introduce new elements and motifs (chevrons\, sp irals and lighting bolts)\, building on the artist&rsquo\;s already extensi ve and distinct visual vocabulary (zig-zag linear patterns\, hallucinatory energy\, optical illusions and fractured spaces). The show opens with a fre e public reception on Friday\, A pril 25 from 5 to 8pm and runs through June 6\, 2014. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sat urday\, 11am to 6pm and by appointment.

Ryan Travis Christian& rsquo\;s drawings\, (per critic Jason Foumberg) &ldquo\;though not literall y animated\, are full of motion\, explosions\, eye-bulges\, jazz hands\, fr enetic patterns and formal gymnastics worthy of a Futurist&rsquo\;s kaleido scopic vision of a speeding\, pulsating humanity.&rdquo\; Smiling faces hid e dark secrets in this world as the artist freely imitates retro cartoons s uch as early Disney and Looney Tunes. He references their slyly vicious hum or by stretching\, multiplying and isolating the eyes and limbs of his figu res and placing them in exaggerated environments. Just as the Imagists did before him\, Christian constructs surreal spaces while utilizing dark pop c ultural sources as well as an aesthetic akin to visionary artists.
< br /> Ryan Travis Christian&rsquo\;s first solo show at Western Exhibitions in 2011 was reviewed in frieze\, art ltd\, New American Paintings\, Daily Serving\, and New City. His first museum show at CAM Raleigh in North Carol ina in 2013 was reviewed in Art Papers\, Indy Week and featured by the Asso ciated Press (video here). Christian&rsquo\;s solo gallery shows include Gu errero Gallery in San Francisco\, Halsey McKay in East Hampton\, NY and Coo per Cole in Toronto\, and has been included in group shows in London\, Rott erdam\, San Francisco\, Philadelphia\, Brooklyn\, Baltimore\, Dallas and Lo s Angeles and has curated exhibitions at many of these same venues. New Cit y named Christian as one of Chicago&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;Breakout Artists&rdquo \; for 2010 and named by the same publication as one of Chicago&rsquo\;s &l dquo\;Top 50 Artists&rsquo\; Artists&rdquo\; in 2012. He lives and works in the Chicagoland area.

DTEND:20140606 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140425 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Check please\, Ryan Travis Christian UID:332239 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140425T200000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140425T170000 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Check please\, Ryan Travis Christian UID:332240 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The fifth in a series of five UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts\, Photography\, Moving Image\, an d New Media Arts.

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Through idiosyncratic siting an d citing\, we offer an articulation of the spaces between spaces. Using vid eo\, photography\, sculpture\, installation and performance\, liminalities in language\, home\, identity\, and humor are traced. Unnaming the nameable \, we think through the way these ideas\, images and objects feel and feel through the way they make us think. \;

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Interested in the futile obsession to define one&rsquo\;s identity\, Elena Feijoo investigates the social and political constru cts that are used to determine cultural legitimacy within differing but oft en overlapping communities. Drawing from her personal experience as the chi ld of culturally diverse parents\, Ms. Feijoo creates mixed media sculpture s\, videos\, and installations that attempt to illuminate the physical\, me ntal\, and emotional space in between established cultural communities.

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Embracing video\, performance\, text\, o ccasional objects and the overlaps and gaps thereof\, Jesse Malmed< /strong> works and plays in creative reading\, studied density\, the one-li ner\, choirs\, screen texts\, the bootleg\, the cover\, jokes\, speculative etymologies\, citation\, and human voice.

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Julie Potratz is a performance artist whose skits\, videos\, and celebrity impersonations\, humorously investigate themes of id entity\, power dynamics\, personae\, and all the psychological bumps and br uises acquired along the way. Her work merges the body and sculpture\, by u tilizing hand­\;made props and wearable sculptures\, in a way that makes these two components inseparable.

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Fo cusing on the actions or instances that create\, define or give importance to space\, Jonathan \;Loï\;c Rogers works in photo graphy\, video\, and installation too. \;

DTEND:20140419 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140415 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:This Is Where It Felt Like\, Elena Feijoo\, Jesse Malmed\, Jonathan Loïc Rogers\, Julie Potratz UID:332237 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Mark your calendars for our up coming Benefit - Saturday Night\, May 17 at the Evanston A rt Center. TICKETS $100 per person\, $75 35-years old and younger

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6:30pm - fine art auction featuring a Live Auc tion (8pm Live Auction begins) \;of a selection of artist-made books fa shioned specifically for our Benefit\, an Experience Auction\, \;wine\, food and more fun!

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All auction items will be on view in the galleries for preview and \;advanced silent auc tion bidding \;from April 27 at 1pm until May 17 at 3pm.

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Proceeds from the auction benefit the Evanston Art Center's exhibition\, scholarship and community outreach programming.

DTEND:20140517 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140427 GEO:42.0641323;-87.6769271 LOCATION:Evanston Art Center\,Center for the Visual Arts 2603 Sheridan Rd.\ nEvanston\, IL 60201 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spring Benefit Gala Party & Live Art Auction 2014 UID:332233 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140427T160000 DTSTAMP:20140421T125755 DTSTART:20140427T130000 GEO:42.0641323;-87.6769271 LOCATION:Evanston Art Center\,Center for the Visual Arts 2603 Sheridan Rd.\ nEvanston\, IL 60201 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Spring Benefit Gala Party & Live Art Auction 2014 UID:332234 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR