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Selected Exhibitions in Chicago
Group Show, Vegan Gallery
ANDREW EK -- JOE SIKORA -- CINDY PROKOP -- KORT FALKENBERG
JENNIFER ANNE BUCKLEY -- TIMOTHY CAMPBELL -- ALICE DUBOIS
EDNA ANGELES -- KATE FADDEN -- AGNIESZKA FURTAK -- ANNIE SIMS
DARREN MILLER -- MARCI RUBIN -- AND MORE.
2153 W. Division Street,
Chicago, IL 60622
Opening Reception: June 4th, 2-10pm
Closing: July 4th, 2011
Still from "Body Tempest"
Allen Killian-Moore at 'Fill in the Blank' Gallery
Friday February 4 through Saturday March 19
"Body Tempest" is a new video installation by Minneapolis artist Allen Killian-Moore. "Body Tempest" is an exploration into cancer and its effects on the human person. Revealing the figure of Levi Nies -- who has just undergone chemotherapy -- this 13 minute video installation shows painful and lingering images of Levi pulling his hair out of his head.
Although the scene is soaked in sadness, there remains something triumphant, heroic, and deeply human in Levi's struggle. In a broader sense, this installation speaks to the fragile nature of life and the lonesomeness of our common existence.
Allen Killian-Moore is a Minneapolis-based film-maker, visual artist, writer, activist and curator.
Opening reception will be held Friday, February 4 from 7 to 11pm
5038 N. Lincoln Av, Chicago 60625; street parking available.
Contact: Kristen Althoff: email@example.com
Flesh and Bone
Flesh and Bone
a macabre cocktail of aesthetics and horror
October 30, 2010 only
Times: Hyde Park Art Center 1-10pm,
Co-Prosperity Sphere 7pm-2am (free 7-9pm)
Works by Jesse Avina, Jason Brammer, Stephanie Burke, Rob Carter, Death by Design, Co., Aaron Delehanty, Adam Benjamin Fung, Michael Garcia ,Elise Goldstein, Nicole Gordon, Annie Heckman, Jeriah Hildwine, Krista Hoefle, Vesna Jovanovic, Jason Lahr, Alexis Anne Mackenzie, Mark Mulroney, Dominic Paul Moore, Rachel Niffenegger, Jim Pavelec, Michael Rea, Jason Robinette, Esta Roh, & Emily Roz.
Hyde Park Art Center: 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608
"Drawing Machine" -- Mark Porter
Mark Porter at 'Fill in the Blank' Gallery
Friday Nov 5 through Saturday Dec 4, 2010
The exhibit "Territorial Markers" features recent kinetic sculptures and preliminary drawings by Chicago artist Mark Porter. Inspired by Porter's exploration of the spirit of invention and created with a fusion of found and custom-made parts, the drawing machines serve as prototypes which emphasize the quality of the hand made object.
Over the course of the exhibit, his sculptures will expel a pigmented, soapy sludge that oozes and drips onto the walls of the gallery. Collectively, these sculptures act to convert the gallery into a workshop or experimental laboratory. Individually, each work serves as commentary on the concept of ownership and the act of creating an object which automates a process.
Mark Porter is a visual artist living and working in the city of Chicago as an Exhibition Coordinator for the Glass Curtain Gallery on the campus of Columbia College.
Opening reception will be held Friday, November 5 from 7 to 11pm 'Fill in the Blank' Gallery, [www.fillintheblankgallery.com]
5038 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Parking on the street.
Contact: Erin Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 773-878-1750
from "The Globe" a book by Chester Alamo & Costello
Book Signing and Party
Chester Alamo & Costello's new book of photographs documenting the Globe Pub, and called "The Globe," will be officially released on May 15th, with a book signing on June 10th -- at the Globe. We would encourage everyone who has never been to visit the Globe pub to go at least once. At 1939 West Irving Park Road (733-871-3757).
The Globe is a photo and art book with essays that document the experience of watching a European style football match in Chicago's own Globe Pub. Since 2005, Alamo & Costello has documented the trials and tribulations of local (and international) supporters engaged in this world sport. The flow of this monograph follows the events of a match through drawings and photographs.
You will get the opportunity to meet Chester at his book signing on June 10th, at 7 PM, which happens to be one day before the first game of the World Cup.
Essays by Jamie Michael Bradley, Sandra Kaminska Costello, Aaron Patrick Flanagan, John Goodwin, Jamie Hale, and Stuart Johnston.
A video interview of the artist of Chicago Photographer Chester Alamo & Costello (by Martin Garcia) at YouTube and also some text about the book at Garcia's Blog.
2nd Annual Bridgeport Art Center Spring ShowVisit Chicago's Soho;. Located at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 West 35th Street, a group of multigenerational and multicultural artists will open their studios Friday, May 21, from 6-10 pm for their annual spring show. 25 artists will showcase paintings, sculptures, jewelry design, custom furniture and mixed media in the former historic 500,000 square foot Speigel Catalog Warehouse, adjacent to the south branch of the Chicago River. The show will continue throughout the weekend: Saturday, May 22, noon-6pm and Sunday, May 23, noon-5pm. Free parking on the north side of the building off of Racine.
Jens Brasch, Brock Brockington, Fred Camper, Betty Cleeland, Luis De La Torre, Lora Delestowicz-Wierbowski, Deborah Ervin, Ruth Esserman, Tara Fadenrecht, Pam Hamilton, Judithe Hernádez, Gina Hutchings, Tom Lau, Elizabeth Long, Hal Link, Sofia Moreno, Turtel Turtel Onli, Cory Rockwood, Marci Rubin, Jay Strommen, Amanda Williams, Julian Williams, Christopher T. Wood, Monika Wulfers
Bridgeport Art Center [www.artistsoftheeastbank.com]
1200 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: June Rosner 312-404-5646; Sarah Hartman 765-977-3604
Phantasmagoria: Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Andrew Ek[www.andrewek.com]
Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 30th 6-9pm
Closing Date: May 15th
The Golden Triangle
330 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654
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