Weekend Preview – never run

Here’s what I’m thinking of seeing this weekend. More shows and more infos available here.

Art Auction Fundraiser @ Johalla Projects

Dozens of artists have donated work for an auction this Friday to prop up Wicker Park apartment gallery Johalla Projects. A quick selection of participants: Nathan Baker,Bridgette BuckleyElijah BurgherPhilip DembinskiAnni HolmAron GentJon GitelsonChad KouriDaniel SheaMontgomery Perry Smith. The names look great and the auction model they’re using does too, so stop by and bring some spending money. The fundraiser will be held this Friday, January 29th from 7-11 PM @ Johalla Projects1561 N Milwaukee Ave.

Aron Gent, Jennifer

Aron Gent, Jennifer

Dialogue @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

Hold up spell-checker, this is an international show. Dialogue is a product of IRUS, a group of one-year Iran-United States collaborative art projects which will be coming to Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere this weekend. Dialogue opens this Friday, January 29th from 7-10 PMCo-Prosperity Sphere3219 S. Morgan St.

IRUS

IRUS

Angel Otero @ Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago painter Angel Otero is having his biggest solo show yet this month at the Chicago Cultural Center. See what post-MFA international success and collectability looks like this Friday, January 29th from 6-8 PM @ Chicago Cultural Center78 E Washington St, Chicago.

Angel Otero, 10 Karat Still Life

Angel Otero, 10 Karat Still Life

The Power of Selection & Suitable Video @ Western Exhibitions

Curated by the very same Ryan Travis Christian responsible for this site’s Artist of the Week picks, The Power of Selection is a group show featuring work by CA artists Alika CooperAllison SchulnikMarissa TextorEric Yahnker, and Chicago’s own Mike Rea. In the back room, Scott Wolniak‘s Suitable Video is a retrospective look at work shown in the front half of last decade at Humboldt Park’s now-defunct Suitable Gallery. Both shows have a closing reception this Saturday, January 30th from 6-9 PM @ Western Exhibitions119 N. Peoria St, 2A.

Mike Rea, Tsavo Manhunters, Part 1

Mike Rea, Tsavo Manhunters, Part 1

The drying of [oil paint] is the result of an oxidative reaction, chemically equivalent to slow, flameless combustion.

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