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Selected Exhibitions in Chicago


Group Show, Vegan Gallery


Vegan Gallery,
2153 W. Division Street,
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 773-426-9713

Opening Reception: June 4th, 2-10pm
Closing: July 4th, 2011

Still from "Body Tempest"

"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: press@fillintheblankgallery.com
Website: [www.fillintheblankgallery.com]
Phone: 773-878-1750

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

[Image: Drawing
"Drawing Machine" -- Mark Porter

"Territorial Markers"
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: press@fillintheblankgallery.com; Phone: 773-878-1750

from "The Globe" a book by Chester Alamo & Costello

Book Signing and Party
June 10th

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.

Amanda Williams

2nd Annual Bridgeport Art Center Spring Show
May 21-23

Visit 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

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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Visual Arts in Chicago:

Who is Who and What is What?


...Art Bloggers and People who Keep in Touch...

(a few of the 175,000 new blogs started every day worldwide)

link The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research" by Greg. It's not Chicago, but it should serve as a model. "Best regional art site in the country" - Yankee Mag. And funny. Although accolades talk around that, like the Boston Phoenix, "dense, sprawling, and compulsively updated."

link www.martinjon.com/blog.htm by Marty.
"Meet Chicago art folk through nifty YouTube interviews" says Chicago's Best Blogs at http://www.chicagosbestblogs.com/artsandculture.html

link www.houndstooth.blogspot.com By Jason.
Really good, easy to read, captivating, "Self-reflective Musings about Art in Chicago and Wherever Else I Find It"

link www.freshpaint.blogspot.com by Cynthia
Often political, otherwise: "A blog about painting, printmaking, writing, sweaters, and anything else I can think up"

linkwww.artletter.com/ by Paul Klein
Former owner of Klein Art Work, continues comments on the Chicago art scene, "I've heard ... that my aesthetic and input are missed."

link artoridiocy.blogspot.com by The Artist Extraordinaire
Local reviews, food, top ten, dogs, music, local, NYC.

link erikandtheanimals.com/blog/blog.html by Erik Fabian
Chicago-centric comments on performance art .. "performance, installation and interviews, Performance Art plumbing, bridge burning, and commentary."

linknotifbutwhen.com/2/ by Brian Ulrich
"Featuring as much writing as photography," someone commented. And I should add, as much political insight, commercial practice, and local art comments.

linkThe New Modernist by Edward Lifson
Sound opinions on archtecture, public sculpture. As he says, "All the arts going on around town. Slight emphasis on architecture."

linkAnyone else in Chicago? Send me a URL.


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