Monthly Archives July 2009

Weekend Preview (Romance)

Lots of cool stuff happening this weekend and I’ll miss all of it; so enjoy it twice over, I’ll be somewhere else. Chris Silva & Lauren Feece @ Believe Inn Believe Inn opens a new show this weekend titled Mating Call and featuring the kinda adorable collaborative work of husband and wife team Chris Silva (dope tunes) […]

Keil Borrman & David G.A. Stephenson @ The Suburban

Two little shows opened this Sunday at The Suburban, the backyard super-space of Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam. The first, Keil Borrman: I have not painted in a year. I have been listening to my stereo, is a small collection of works by Borrman and six others. The second, located in the original ten by […]

Signs of the Apocalypse / Rapture @ Hyde Park Art Center

Mystery replaces history this month at the Hyde Park Art Center, where the heavy and the high of contemporary art have been shaken south for one of the hottest shows of the summer. Following the curatorial undertaking that was Artists Run Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center’s Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture is a doomsday blend […]

Weekend Preview (i dont know what to dooo)

This weekend is pretty light for openings, but here’s what I’d see if I were you: SAMAD @ Nightingale Theater Shirin Mazaffari and Ehsan Ghoreishi have curated an exhibition of short underground Iranian videos which, due to political or otherwise controversial content, have never been screened publically in Iran. Very cool event that I will […]

Claire Rojas, Last Chance Weekend

One of the shows I enjoyed but never wrote about was Claire Rojas’ Believe Me @ Kavi Gupta. A folk fantasy on massive and micro scales, Believe Me is a blender trip through imagination and culture with narratives as endearing and bizzare as any real folk lore. As a kicker, their second space features the show […]

NAH POP NO STYLE @ Roots and Culture

I first dropped by Roots and Culture’s latest show on opening night, squeezed past the crowd outside and poked my head over shoulders of an unusually tall crowd to see the art, decided the tide had turned to afterparty early, and ran out. While too much crowd to see art with both eyes, not bad for […]

control c, control v @ ebersb9

If you’ve been following Fecal Face‘s features this year and panting at work coming out of California, you’ll be happy to know that  Ebersb9‘s latest show control c, control v has brought lots of familiar Fecal Face featured (fecal?) faces to Chicago. This fecal feel probably has something to do with Ryan Travis Christian, sole contributor […]

Artphone: 360 SEE and Carrie Secrist Gallery

Another week, another two audio previews! My internet phone won’t stop internet ringing! Fittingly, Works on and of Paper @ 360 SEE Jordan from 360 SEE called in to talk about their’s new show, Fittingly, Works on and of Paper, which will kick off this Friday, July 17th, 6 – 9 PM, and run through to […]

Works on Paper Juried Exhibition @ Around the Coyote

The full title of this latest show from Around the Coyote (2nd Annual Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Juried Exhibition) may be all the introduction you need. This is indeed a works on paper exhibition, the second in as many years, and it is in memory of Joseph Frasca. If you haven’t read the […]

Selections from the Fabio-Mueller Collection @ Mini Dutch

Last Saturday saw the final show at Mini Dutch, Lucia Fabio‘s seasoned apartment gallery in Logan Square. Having ran the gallery for more than two years (a truly respectable amount of time for any alternative space), Lucia and her fiance Robert Mueller chose to close it out by exhibiting the art they’d personally collected along […]

Size Matters! @ Packer Schopf

The problem with titling a show Size Matters! is that it places a dozen professional artists under the flipsy membrane of a cock joke. It also forces every reviewer to pun off of the title. So, while many of the pieces in this show did live up to the name in terms of scale, the double […]

Karolina Gnatowski @ Spoke

While many are busy bemoaning the stable review shows that are up for this summer, one shouldn’t get the impression that interesting art in Chicago takes the same vacation as the universities do. This weekend, crush in the heart of the West Loop’s 119 N. Peoria building (home to many local faves), the Spoke gallery […]

Artphone: Mini Dutch / Around the Coyote

Not one but two audio pieces for this weekend’s shows! Selections from the Fabio-Mueller Collection @ Mini Dutch Lucia from Mini Dutch is having her last show ever tonight! Its always sad to see good apartment galleries go. I’ll let her tell the rest: Be sure to check out the send off Saturday, July 11th, 6 – 9 […]

Weekend Preview

While there are other, better places to get previews of weekend gallery openings and events, my recent exposure to Twitter feeds, press releases in my inbox, and clairvoyance (a power gained after being bitten by a radioactive clairvoyant) have all led logically to this: a weekend preview post. These are not top five lists or a listing of all […]

Summer Show @ Antena

There are three artists showing this summer at  Antenna, a gallery ran by Miguel Cortez of Polvo fame. The first and most immediatey recognizable in the space is Saul Aguirre, whose immaculately framed drawings occupy two large walls in grids; the second is Yarima Ariza, who has come out of the Floridian woodwork with new fiber works; […]

Jola Jastrzab @ E|C Gallery

Tucked into a pretty front in the West Loop is E|C Gallery, a relatively new space ran by Polish-born and Chicago-based artist Ewa Czeremuszkin (note the titular initials) which, with its floor to ceiling windows full of western sun, functions perfectly as an import venue for Czeremuszkin’s bad-ass artist friends from Polandland. E|C’s current show Crazy Julka is […]

Art Talk Chicago Maps the Art World

Kathyrn Born and friends over at Art Talk Chicago have gone and done something amazing: they’ve mapped almost every gallery, museum, and alternative art space in the city onto a single Google Maps overlay using MapChannels. While its still technically a work in progress, its already plenty functional. You can view it at Art Talk […]