Weekend Preview – marginally less terrible than what everyone else is making

This week’s what to see this weekend. More info here and here.

INDESTRUCTIBLE YOUTH @ Kunz,Vis,Gonzalez.

Sounding even bigger and less destructible than last year’s Big Youth, this hot young artist show at the Kunz,Vis,Gonzalez. garage space will include the work of Chicago or New York artists Brad Hoffman, Dan Jarvis, Elena Ballara, Peter Clodfelter, Scott Frigo, Racer LeVanEmre KocagilAustin Eddy, Brandon Coley Cox, Nicholas Steindorf, Devin K. Kenny, Eli Samuels and Jacob Bergman. Opens Friday, August 20th from 6-10PM @ Kunz,Vis,Gonzalez., 2324 W Montana St.

Austin Eddy, Red chair

Austin Eddy, Red chair

Lauren Gregory and Carly Silverman @ Zrobili

I like Lauren Gregory‘s fucked up paintings on fake fur or hair, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything from this year’s production. Definitely a painter who with plenty of surprises left though – I’ll expect one of those. Like Gregory, Carly Silverman is also a mostly figurative painter doing the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute. The show of both artists’ work opens Friday, August 20th from 6-9PM @ Zrobili, 2649 ½ N Spaulding Ave, 2N.

Carly Silverman, Growing Up

Carly Silverman, Growing Up

Justin Thomas Schaefer @ Monument 2

Minneapolis Justin Thomas Schaefer will open a short-run show this weekend called Practice Makes Purpose at Monument 2. Not too much on the web apart from a cool installation show at Midway, so we’ll see what he does with the space on Point. Opens Saturday, August 21st from 6-10PM @ Monument 2, 2007 N Point S.

Justin Thomas Schaefer

Justin Thomas Schaefer

Also this weekend: the Old Gold crew is fundraising for their Chicago extraction with a silent auction on Saturday and Sunday at their Logan Square location. If you’re looking to pick up a piece by Caleb J. Lyons or friends on the cheap while offering well wishes for future endeavors, now’s your chance! Info here.

the bar is set

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