ArtSlant - All venues http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/show en-us 40 65GRAND, 1369 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:44:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list ADDS DONNA, 4223 W. Lake St #422, Chicago, IL 60624 <p class="paragraph_style_4">ADDS DONNA operates as an experimental institution committed to mining methods of context, inquiry, and exhibition with a focus on emerging and mid-career practitioners of all fields. ADDS DONNA fosters a collective study as a critical program through combined experimentation, interview, and exhibition.</p> <p class="paragraph_style_5"> </p> <p class="paragraph_style_5"> </p> <p class="paragraph_style_6"> </p> <p class="paragraph_style_6"> </p> <p class="paragraph_style_7"> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:14:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Alan Koppel Gallery, 806 North Dearborn Street , Chicago, IL 60610 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:22:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Alderman Exhibitions, 1138 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607 <p style="text-align: justify;">Alderman Exhibitions aims to provide artists, architects and designers with a generative place to show their work, collaborate and foster dialogue. &nbsp;The program is enthusiastically elastic with a focus on tasting/testing/plying&amp;challenging methods of display.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:28:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 835 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60607 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Andrew Rafacz Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located Chicago’s West Loop. Founded in 2004, the gallery was originally named Bucket Rider Gallery. It is now named for its owner Andrew Rafacz and continues to show internationally recognized emerging and mid-career artists.</span></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:26:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 <p>The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world's diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession's highest ethical standards and practices.</p> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:25:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Aspect Ratio, 119 N Peoria, Unit 3D, Chicago, IL 60607 <p><em> </em></p> <p><em>Aspect Ratio is a contemporary video art gallery focused on exhibiting video art by emerging and established artists.</em></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:20:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654 <p align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000000;">As the 21st century unfolds itself to a captive audience of both</span><span style="color: #000000;"><span> &nbsp;spectators &nbsp;and participants, the Carl Hammer Gallery stands ready&nbsp; in its third and newest&nbsp; location since its inaugural opening in 1979.&nbsp; For over thirty years, this gallery &nbsp;has been one of the primary &nbsp;international pioneers discovering, exhibiting,&nbsp; and contributing to the&nbsp; scholarship and connoisseurship of <em> outsider art.</em> This, in&nbsp;turn, has helped&nbsp; lead to the incorporation of outsider art into the contemporary&nbsp;art &nbsp;mainstream. The subsequent learning process contributed immensely &nbsp;to our&nbsp;uniqueness and to the gallery's growth and vision. Later, &nbsp;the addition of mainstream&nbsp;artists to the gallery's list of those it &nbsp;represented was aided, in large part,&nbsp; by the&nbsp;aesthetic earlier developed&nbsp; by the outsider art influence. Today the artists we are&nbsp;proud to go&nbsp; forward with into the 21st century are all decisively unique in their own&nbsp;&nbsp;personal visions and means of expression. They all share, however, in the&nbsp; process of&nbsp;successfully identifying that which makes us American, and,&nbsp; more importantly, that&nbsp;which makes us all Human. Their issues, as seen&nbsp; through their art, celebrate both the triumphs and tragedies of the&nbsp; human experience and range from the personal&nbsp;exploration of the&nbsp; ravages of breast cancer, to the exaltation of achieving freedom&nbsp;from&nbsp; externally imposed slavery.</span> </span></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: small;">As we celebrate being alive in a new millennium, we recognize that&nbsp;there will be ever new problems and challenges. We are proud of our&nbsp;representation of artists / visionaries who will aid us in the understanding&nbsp;of our struggle and in our adaptation to change and the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> <br /></span></p> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:22:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Carrie Secrist Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:58:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60610 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:21:57 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Chicago Corporate Photography & Video, 845 W Washington Blvd. , 4th Floor, Chicago 60607 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:27:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 <p>As one of the most comprehensive free arts showcases in the United States, this landmark building is the setting for hundreds of programs and exhibitions presented annually by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Through collaborative programming, admission-free exhibitions and programs covering a wide range of the performing, visual, and literary arts are presented on practically every day of the year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="border: 1px solid;" src="http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:MYnsjKkXE51mjM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Chicago_Cultural_Center_-_Grand_Staircase_and_Preston_Bradley_Hall.JPG/800px-Chicago_Cultural_Center_-_Grand_Staircase_and_Preston_Bradley_Hall.JPG" alt="" height="140" /></p> <p>Designed in the beaux-arts style by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the Chicago Cultural Center was completed in 1897 and dedicated as the city's original Chicago Public Library. Completed at a cost of nearly $2 million, this remarkable monument was inspired by the neo-classical style of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.</p> <p>Wheelchair accessible at 77 E. Randolph</p> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:20:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1120 N. Ashland Ave. , 3rd Fl. (above Dusty Groove), Chicago, IL 60622 <p><a href="javascript:PopupPic('i/about/john_and_jimLG.jpg')" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="pic" src="http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/i/about/john_and_jim.jpg" height="187" /></p> <blockquote><b> Corbett vs. Dempsey is an art gallery specializing in contemporary and mid-20th century American art, with an emphasis on Chicago painting and works on paper from 1940 to 1970.</b></blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">We represent a diverse group of artists and artist estates, with historical works drawn from various American modernist traditions, including figural expressionism, American scene, social realism, surrealism, magic realism, the Chicago imagist groups, and myriad middle-American approaches to abstraction. Corbett vs. Dempsey also works with contemporary artists who connect, in one way or another, with these lineages. We pledge no specific stylistic allegiences, but instead choose to support and pursue that art which moves us. We love the American modernist traditions and their kin, but are also enthusiastic about Fluxus and the expanded arts scenes of the '60s in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South America and elsewhere, and will carry art and artifacts of this movement when available. And we are always on the lookout for unusual objects, be they artistic, industrial, musical or "other." As a special area of concern, we're fascinated by those intersections between the visual arts and music - places where the arts cross paths, as they do often in modernist painting and jazz, for instance.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">The late-modernist moment was a difficult period in American art history, during which the previously vibrant regional character of artmaking in this country - epitomized by the regionalists and social realists of the WPA, drawn as they were from across the U.S. - was all but eclipsed by the international predominance of New York's abstract expressionist movement. In recent years, a range of revisionist scholars from Bram Dijkstra to Ann Eden Gibson have begun to reconsider the importance of artists working outside New York during these years, expanding the canon of classic American artworks (see, for instance, rising interest in the Bay Area figural expressionist painters) and altering the perception that artists who hadn't moved to New York by the '50s had failed to make the cut. Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Milwaukee - these cities all had serious, active, self-identified artistic communities in the '40s, '50s and '60s. Problem is, they didn't have effective means to publicize themselves, and in the absence of influential critics and gallerists, the visibility of their work was always limited. In Chicago, in the late 1960s, a handful of activist artists took this task on themselves, as suggested by the title of the 1969 MCA show: "Don Baum Sez 'Chicago Needs Famous Artists.'" The significance of Chicago's imagist artists was successfully asserted by the early '80s, helping to end New York's monopoly on the art world's attention.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">Artists working in Chicago before then, however, faced quite dire circumstances: few commercially viable galleries, scant opportunities to show in museums, a modern art collectorship with its attention trained on New York and Europe, only a smattering of critics and even fewer effective boosters. Nevertheless, as in those other cities, an artistic community not only persisted in Chicago, but it thrived, in no small measure due to the presence of the School of the Art Institute and the lingering Bauhaus milieu of the Institute of Design. Chicago's great indiginous jazz musicians, like Von Freeman and Fred Anderson, had to weather the indignity of decades without an appropriate audience, and so too have some of the signal names in Chicago art history - painters like Briggs Dyer and Robert Amft - languished far too long in relative obscurity. Corbett vs. Dempsey aims to change this by bringing these artists, as well as many others, into the kind of light their historical circumstances may once have denied them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">The orientations and aesthetics of Corbett vs. Dempsey reflect the passions of its two principals, John Corbett and Jim Dempsey. John Corbett is a writer and producer best known for his musical involvements, most notably his work producing jazz and improvised music events and CDs. He was artistic director of Berlin JazzFest 2002, has been co-curator of the Empty Bottle Jazz Series since 1996, and is the producer of the Unheard Music Series (www.atavistic.com). Since 1988, Corbett has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Adjunct Associate Professor. He has served as chair of the Sound and Exhibition Studies departments, and in recent years he has curated a wide range of visual art exhibitions, including a retrospective of artist Tristan Meinecke and an exhibition of German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann's early '60s paintings. Jim Dempsey is a well-known figure in Chicago film circles, as he's the house manager and a film programmer at the Gene Siskel Film Center. A painter himself, Dempsey is an alum of SAIC.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">Corbett vs. Dempsey maintains a gallery space on the third floor of the Dusty Groove building, 1120 N. Ashland. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 11-4, and by appointment. Please call or email us and we'll be happy to make arrangements to meet and look at some art.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">Only a small amount of our inventory is documented online. Please inquire about anything you'd like to see more of.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: helvetica;">All the work is for sale, unless otherwise noted. Prices available upon request.</span></p> <p class="bottom">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:49:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list CourtneyBlades, 1324 W Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:07:04 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614 <p>The DePaul University Art Museum extends the institution’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns through innovative exhibitions, programs, and events that analyze the variety and depth of artistic expression. The Museum acquires, preserves and displays the University’s diverse and growing collection of works of art. Its exhibitions, programs and collections engage the wide expertise represented in the University’s community of knowledge, giving visible and accessible form to the intellectual and creative work of faculty and students through collaborative exploration of cultural production. For the DePaul community and for wider audiences the gallery serves as a laboratory for the exploration of innovative approaches to art and culture.</p> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:01:54 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list Design Cloud LLC., 118 N Peoria St, Suite 2N, Chicago, IL 60607 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:17:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/chi/Venues/list