Mike Andrews @ GOLDEN
Fiber artist Mike Andrews splits his look this month between an exhibition of new tapestry work at Lakeview gallery GOLDEN’s main space and a massive sculpture at their nearby auxiliary space. See them both starting tonight, Thursday, December 16th from 6-10PM @ GOLDEN, 816 W Newport Ave, and from 8-9PM @ Golden Gallery’s Auxiliary space, 319 N Broadway St.
Ah, Wilderness! & Austin Eddy @ ebersmoore
Early this year, ebersmoore’s titular galleriests Dominic Paul Moore and Sara Ebers began distributing a modified blank book to artists in Chicago and around the country. By the end of its journey, over 51 different artists had taken part in the project, each adding to and illustrating the book, pasting in and modifying pages, and so creating a kind of 2010 studio time capsule. To celebrate the book’s unveiling, the gallery also invited all participating artists to contribute works to a salon-style über-exhibition. The artists are too many to list here, but as I’m one of them and it’s likely that you are too, I’ll just see you at the opening this Friday, December 17th, from 6-9PM @ ebersmoore, 213 N Morgan St, 3C.
Also on view, new works from Austin Eddy.
Pastoral Disruption @ Lloyd Dobler Gallery
This show at Lloyd Dobler Gallery features three painters: Michelle Bolinger, whose work I dug at Dig a few months ago; Aliza Morell, whose last show at ACRE Projects show was slightly too Sunday for me to catch; and Eric Ramos Guerrero, a Chicago -> Brooklyn painter returning for his second group show with this gallery. See it Friday, December 17th from 6-10PM @ LLoyd Dobler Gallery, 1545 W Division St, 2nd Floor.
Academy Records / Holiday Fundraiser @ threewalls
This year’s annual threewalls benefit is a 1940′s-themed party-party hosted by Academy Records, who will in turn be hosting a variety show featuring Mrs. Hound; Weeping Eye, Laughing Eye; Turnip Pickle, featuring: Fred Lonberg-Holm, Elba Mini-Pro, Captain One and Gordon Comstock; Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrisey; Dan “Son of Bing” Gleason, DJ Mr. Wiggles, and more. This is technically art related, so bring a date this Saturday, December 18th from 7PM-12AM @ threewalls, 119 N Peoria St, 2C.
HELP WANTED @ The Exhibition Agency
The Logan Square apartment gallery known as The Exhibition Agency (and formerly known as Concertina Gallery) is closing soon, and curator Corrina Kirsch has put together a final show modeled around cork-board help-wanted postings. Visitors are free to leave requests, or work with curators to be paired up with existing requests for artist, educational, and curatorial collaboration. Check out the opening this Saturday, December 18th from 1-5PM @ The Exhibition Agency, 2351 N Milwaukee Ave, 2.
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