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What makes an object a sculptu re? The immersive exhibition \;Carved\, Cast\, Crumpledinvesti gates the essential qualities of three-dimensional art across historical an d cultural contexts\, questioning what it means to be in the presence of an object. \;

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The exhibition is the first in a series of special projects celebrating the Smart Museum of Art' s 40th anniversary. Comprised entirely of three-dimensional works and a han dful of drawings by sculptors\, it showcases a foundational component of th e Museum&rsquo\;s collection\, one that can be traced back to the Joel Star rels\, Jr. Memorial Collection of modern sculpture that was featured in the Smart&rsquo\;s inaugural exhibition in the fall of 1974. \;

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The exhibition takes over the entirety of the M useum\, transforming both spaces normally dedicated to temporary exhibition s as well as those that are home to longer-standing installations of the Sm art&rsquo\;s collection. Highlights include small-scale sculptures by moder n masters like Auguste Rodin\, Jacques Lipchitz\, and Henry Moore\; ancient Chinese \;mingqitomb figures and Buddhist devotional statues\ ; European bronzes of princes\, \;putti\, and classical heroes \; and boundary-breaking work by contemporary artists including Magdalena A bakanowicz\, John Chamberlain\, Robert Irwin\, and H. C. Westermann. Throug h roughly chronological presentations as well as unexpected juxtapositions of objects\, \;Carved\, Cast\, Crumpled \;explores the not ion of sculpture in all its forms. \;

DTEND:20141231 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140927 GEO:41.793736;-87.599959 LOCATION:Smart Museum of Art\, University of Chicago\,5550 S. Greenwood Ave nue \nChicago\, IL 60637 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Carved\, Cast\, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways UID:352253 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140927T170000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140927T100000 GEO:41.793736;-87.599959 LOCATION:Smart Museum of Art\, University of Chicago\,5550 S. Greenwood Ave nue \nChicago\, IL 60637 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Carved\, Cast\, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways UID:352254 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141004 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140823 GEO:41.89405;-87.651427 LOCATION:Shane Campbell Gallery\,673 North Milwaukee Avenue \nChicago\, IL 60642 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:New Image Painting\, Michael Bauer\, Katherine Bernhardt\, Ann Crav en\, Mark Grotjahn\, Friedrich Kunath\, Sean Landers\, Lily Ludlow\, John M cAllister\, William J. O'Brien\, Tyson Reeder\, Nick Schutzenhofer\, Henry Taylor\, Torey Thornton\, Michael Williams\, Jonas Wood UID:352252 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:Aspect Ratio\,119 N Peoria Unit 3D\nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Passenger\, Bryan Zanisnik UID:352246 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140905T170000 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:Aspect Ratio\,119 N Peoria Unit 3D\nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Passenger\, Bryan Zanisnik UID:352247 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Enough time in a room full of men and the stories turn blue. It&rsquo\;s just a thing.
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Maintenance chores are all abo ut 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.
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John Henley&rsquo\;s work is sexy and explicit and popula ted with hot men in various degrees of undress. Usually men and not boys an d enough women to keep it human. Regular\, attainable\, hard working\, ordi nary. But something else entirely is going on here. The images are about de sire\, but desire shifts under your feet so it is difficult to differentiat e between hot sex or clean sheets\, a room addition to your home or decent cup of coffee. John&rsquo\;s lexicon of desire is no euphemism for prurient subject matter. It is really stuff he wants and can reasonably expect to w ork a little and get on a pretty consistent basis. String small attainments together\, and a good life is under construction. Lived in the context of community that works together\, loves together\, and occasionally has spats and tension. There is spectacle and illusion but never really anything tha t amounts to drama. Not a simple compilation. Episodic structures that cont ain ruptures\, re-do&rsquo\;s and parallaxes. The sex bits are there and no t in some mournful way that isolates\, hides in shame\, or relegates to mag ical thinking. Bits bumping against bits for the bump of it and then back t o work. Matter-of-fact without becoming brazen nor losing heat. Emotions an d the daily grind all part of a connection.
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John&rsquo\;s painting is about what you see and can&rsquo\;t say. An expanse of deep bl ue can relax a troubled mind\, well up into deep and weighty sadness\, or i nflame a randy impulse to grope and thrust.  \;It may describe a bucoli c lake or a dreamy stare upwards. It may be word play. Blue. Blue as in dir ty. Blue as in melancholic. Blue as in blue. Trying to say how all those th ings work inside images built on subject matter and narrative structures is a fool&rsquo\;s errand. John&rsquo\;s paintings color like that. Color sch emes that pretend to be simplified and maybe simply found. Worked like pain t.  \;Strokes and gestures. The every day of it all. Lines that carry a wkward bulges. Flattened perspective pushing against illusionistic expanses . The crummy cardstock he paints on so the art is not so very fine.
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John&rsquo\;s accessible narratives unfold without pandering or dumbing down. We know how he did it. Get caught up in his scene. Stay a whi le and see how it pans out.

DTEND:20140927 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140830 GEO:41.85369;-87.680444 LOCATION:slow\,2153 W 21st Street \nChicago\, IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:John Henley\, Regular Dirty\, John Henley UID:351888 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140830T210000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140830T180000 GEO:41.85369;-87.680444 LOCATION:slow\,2153 W 21st Street \nChicago\, IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:John Henley\, Regular Dirty\, John Henley UID:351889 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Temporary installation of selected surreal everyday objects. Installation and collection done in conjunction with the museum's special Magritte exhibit\, running through October\, 2014

DTEND:20140807T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140807T170000 GEO:41.8806822;-87.6242154 LOCATION:The Art Institute of Chicago\,111 South Michigan Avenue \nChicago\ , IL 60603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Unthink Everyday Objects - Surrealist Installation\, various contri butors UID:351820 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Temporary installation of selected surreal objects. \; DTEND:20140807T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140807T170000 GEO:41.8806822;-87.6242154 LOCATION:The Art Institute of Chicago\,111 South Michigan Avenue \nChicago\ , IL 60603 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Unthink Everyday Objects - Surrealist Installation\, various contri butors UID:351819 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Gregory Scott has always blurred the lines between painting and photography\, incorporati ng paintings he made of himself\, or his body\, back into his photographs. The resulting images were both humorous and odd\, challenging the viewer&rs quo\;s perception of photographic truth. Then\, at the age of 49\, Scott de cided to go to graduate school to strengthen his knowledge of art history a nd study video editing. In 2008\, upon graduation\, Gregory Scott stunned t he art world with his mixed-media video works that combined installation\, photography\, performance\, video and painting. As more and more artists bl ur the lines between media\, Scott has taken the idea to a whole new level\ , presenting video-based wall pieces that are humorous and poignant\, conte mplative yet accessible.

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Gregory Scott builds sets in his studio that serve as his subject. In t hese sets\, he records himself performing a variety of scenarios that are t hen edited into 6-10 minute videos. The sets are then photographed\, and th e resulting wall piece is a mounted photograph with a cut out for a monitor on which a video plays\, and a painted element appears on the photographic surface. In each video\, he shows how he constructed the set that he photo graphed\, breaking down the barrier between maker and viewer. All of the ha rdware is attached to the inside of the frame\, making his works self-conta ined.

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Continuing to u se himself as the model\, Scott creates narrative pieces that reference spe cific artists (Mark Rothko\, James Turrell\, Cy Twombly\, Frank Stella) tha t have had an impact on his life. Using illusion and surprise\, he challeng es the definitions placed on photography\, painting and video\, expanding i ts discourse and creating a dialogue with the viewer. This dialogue can be seen in \;Warholian\, \;which shows a photograph of a fram ed &ldquo\;painting&rdquo\; hanging in a gallery. The painting quickly reve als itself to be a video\, showing the artist making his own Warhols\, incl uding a silkscreened Marilyn who gets up and walks out of the frame\, and a Campbell&rsquo\;s soup can that tips over\, pouring out blue paint. In his newest piece\, \;Half Dome\, Scott built a model of Yosemite in his studio\, referencing Ansel Adams and the beautiful landscape he made famous. In \;Don&rsquo\;t Fade Away\, he disappears into wall s and staircases\, referencing the work of Liu Bolin. Gregory Scott is a gi fted painter\, photographer\, narrator and video editor\, who creates cleve r narratives that challenge the viewers&rsquo\; perception of art and the m any ways it can be presented.

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Gregory Scott was born in Ann Arbor\, Michigan in 1957 and receive d his Bachelor degree from the Institute of Design at IIT in Chicago in 197 9 and his Master of Fine Art from Indiana University in 2008. He lives in C leveland\, OH.

DTEND:20141101 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.89586;-87.6360119 LOCATION:Catherine Edelman Gallery\,300 W. Superior St. \nChicago\, IL 6061 0 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IN STILL MOTION\, Gregory Scott UID:351711 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073907 DTSTART:20140905T170000 GEO:41.89586;-87.6360119 LOCATION:Catherine Edelman Gallery\,300 W. Superior St. \nChicago\, IL 6061 0 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:IN STILL MOTION\, Gregory Scott UID:351712 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
The interdisciplinary work i n \;Lilli Carré\;'s \;second solo show at We stern Exhibitions takes the maze as a point of inquiry and departure. She w ill present work in the form of drawings\, book\, and animation\, exploring the human fascination for constructing mazes specifically to spend time ge tting lost within them\, and for the hope or delight of resolution. The sho w opens on Friday\, September 5 \;with a free public reception from&nbs p\;5 to 8pm \;and runs through \;October 18\, 2014. \;

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Mazes offer an unusual kind of headspace\, providing ways to experience losing awareness of onese lf while being extremely focused on where one is at the same time. For Carr é\;\, mazes are ways to set up and depict structures of time\, play\, and choice\; structures created to lose\, find or study oneself. Carr&eacu te\;'s graphic investigations draw upon the human obsession with mazes of a ll forms\, across time and different cultures\, in both myth and experience .
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In Gallery 1\, Carré\; presents a s eries of complex mazes as overhead diagrams that she draws for herself\, an d then immediately attempts to solve. She separates the solution from the m aze\, letting the structure and the solution exist as separate images. The solution line drawing marks the particular path of impulsive decision-makin g\, a path of thinking through a nonstop series of decisions\, like any reg ular day in our lives\, or as a trail and shape of a lifetime of choices fr om beginning to end. \;

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Two large-scale drawing s and an accordion book approach the maze form as fragmented imagery\, disl ocated from an original context. The space of the page is divided by a seri es of corners\, edges\, and panels\, to be read as a diagram more akin to h ow time is read on a comics page. Figures are obscured as they weave throug h and interact with the lines and panels around them\, which act as physica l walls and borders on the page. A monitor in the gallery shows a looped an imation of a crowd briskly moving through a blank\, congested maze-like spa ce from above. Figures face and swerve around each other\, all focused on t heir own path.

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Gallery 2 will feature a looped proj ection of a hand-drawn animation\, leading the viewer on a journey through a maze in the first-person perspective\, reminiscent of a maze in a video g ame or of the gallery space itself. As the viewer is lead through the virtu al space\, the figures and shapes on the periphery flicker\, morph\, and pa ss by\, evoking the sensation of feeling lost\, confused\, electric and unt ethered when in an unfamiliar place. \;

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Lilli Carré\; \;(American\, b. 1983)\, an interdiscipli nary artist currently living in Chicago\, is best known for her comics\, an imated films\, and commercial illustration. Her creative practice employs a wide range of media including printmaking\, artists' books\, drawing\, and ceramic sculpture. Her animated films have been shown in festivals through out the US and abroad\, including the Sundance Film Festival\, and she is t he co-founder of the \;Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation\, no w in its 5th year. Her most recent collection of comics\, \;Heads o r Tails\, will see its second printing from Fantagraphics Books in Jan uary 2015. Her work has appeared in \;The Believer Magazine\, the New Y orker\, \;The New York Times\, \;Best American Comics \;and Bes t American Nonrequired Reading. Her recent \;BMO Harris Chicago Works&n bsp\;solo show at the \;MCA Chicago \;was reviewed in the \;Chi cago Tribune \;and \;Chicago Reader. She has been included in shows at the \;Columbus Museum of Art \;in Ohio\, the John Michael Kohle r Arts Center in Wisconsin\, the Museum of Cartoon Art in San Francisco\, a nd the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago.
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In Gallery 1\, Carré\; presents a series of complex mazes as overhead diagrams that she draws for herself\, a nd then immediately attempts to solve. She separates the solution from the maze\, letting the structure and the solution exist as separate images. The solution line drawing marks the particular path of impulsive decision-maki ng\, a path of thinking through a nonstop series of decisions\, like any re gular day in our lives\, or as a trail and shape of a lifetime of choices f rom beginning to end. \;

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Two large-scale drawings and an accordion book approach the maze fo rm as fragmented imagery\, dislocated from an original context. The space o f the page is divided by a series of corners\, edges\, and panels\, to be r ead as a diagram more akin to how time is read on a comics page. Figures ar e obscured as they weave through and interact with the lines and panels aro und them\, which act as physical walls and borders on the page. A monitor i n the gallery shows a looped animation of a crowd briskly moving through a blank\, congested maze-like space from above. Figures face and swerve aroun d each other\, all focused on their own path.

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Gallery 2 will feature a looped projection of a ha nd-drawn animation\, leading the viewer on a journey through a maze in the first-person perspective\, reminiscent of a maze in a video game or of the gallery space itself. As the viewer is lead through the virtual space\, the figures and shapes on the periphery flicker\, morph\, and pass by\, evokin g the sensation of feeling lost\, confused\, electric and untethered when i n an unfamiliar place. \;

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Lilli Carré\; \;(American\, b. 1983)\, an interdisciplinary artist currently living in Chicago\, is best known for her comics\, animated films\, and commercial illustration. Her creative pr actice employs a wide range of media including printmaking\, artists' books \, drawing\, and ceramic sculpture. Her animated films have been shown in f estivals throughout the US and abroad\, including the Sundance Film Festiva l\, and she is the co-founder of the \;Eyeworks Festival of Experimenta l Animation\, now in its 5th year. Her most recent collection of comics\,&n bsp\;Heads or Tails\, will see its second printing from Fantagraph ics Books in January 2015. Her work has appeared in \;The Believer Maga zine\, the New Yorker\, \;The New York Times\, \;Best American Comi cs \;and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her recent \;BMO Harris Chicago Works \;solo show at the \;MCA Chicago \;was reviewed in the \;Chicago Tribune \;and \;Chicago Reader. She has been i ncluded in shows at the \;Columbus Museum of Art \;in Ohio\, the Jo hn Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin\, the Museum of Cartoon Art in S an Francisco\, and the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago.
DTEND:20141018 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140905 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Pleasure of Getting Lost\, Lilli Carré UID:351707 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140905T200000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140905T170000 GEO:41.8830765;-87.6492422 LOCATION:Western Exhibitions\,845 W Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor \nChicago \ , IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Pleasure of Getting Lost\, Lilli Carré UID:351708 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
This Bird Saved Me\, \;Paula Hayes&rsquo\; second solo exhibition with Rhona Hoffman Galle ry\, will feature new sculpture in the form of \;birdhouses\, birdbaths and basins. \;Nurturing a studio practice of creating vessels for livi ng plants such as terrariums\, amorphous planters and birdhouses\, Hayes&nb sp\;seeks to connect people to the natural world\, while maintaining a high level of design. The works featured in this fall exhibition are organic\, custom-made sculpture - both eco-friendly and in harmony with the landscape .
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Paula Hayes (b. 1958\, Concord\, MA) \;received her MFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design. Sin ce the early 90's Hayes has exhibited with the following New York galleries : Salon 94\, David Zwirner Gallery\, Hauser &\; Wirth\, and Marianne Boe sky Gallery.
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DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140912 GEO:41.883811;-87.6501229 LOCATION:Rhona Hoffman Gallery\,118 North Peoria St. \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:This Bird Saved Me\, Paula Hayes UID:351705 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140912T193000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140912T170000 GEO:41.883811;-87.6501229 LOCATION:Rhona Hoffman Gallery\,118 North Peoria St. \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:This Bird Saved Me\, Paula Hayes UID:351706 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Interiors and Openings\, \ ;her first solo exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery\, \;Natali e Frank will present new three-dimensional\, multi-layered paintings. \;Rooted in a strong foundation in representational and fig urative painting\, Frank's practice borders on abstraction\, and now leaps further into the sculptural realm. Rendered in jewel-like tones\, the new p aintings are on shaped wooden panels with hinged appendages and will create an immersive environment of grotesquely beautiful Magical Realism. \;< /p>\n

Natalie Frank (b. 1980\, Austin\, TX)  \;received her MFA at Columbia University and BA from Yale University\ , with additional training at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo\, No rway on a Fulbright Scholarship. Her first museum exhibition \;will pre miere at The Drawing Center\, New York in Spring 2015 and travel to The Bla nton Museum of Art\, Austin\, TX. The exhibition \;will present a body of work based on the original\, dark Grimm's Fairy Tales and be accompanied by the first monograph on the artist\, with essays by Linda Nochlin\, Clai re Gilman\, Julie Taymor\, and an introduction by Jack Zipes.

DTEND:20141025 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140912 GEO:41.883811;-87.6501229 LOCATION:Rhona Hoffman Gallery\,118 North Peoria St. \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Interiors and Openings\, Natalie Frank UID:351703 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140912T193000 DTSTAMP:20140823T073908 DTSTART:20140912T170000 GEO:41.883811;-87.6501229 LOCATION:Rhona Hoffman Gallery\,118 North Peoria St. \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Interiors and Openings\, Natalie Frank UID:351704 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR