Work by studio artists along with poetry, music, and dance performances.
Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho imagine a techno-dystopic future in this spooky multidimensional installation. One of our visual arts recommendations for fall.
More than 60 artists present print works available for purchase on cards, books, T-shirts, and posters.
In its early days, photography was often confined to the studio, where subjects posed stock-still for as long as it took an image to be fixed on a glass plate. When film cameras became portable and, later, handheld, the medium easily moved outdoors, keeping pace with dramatic urban growth. But documenting that change wasn't always the focus; some shooters used the form for contemplation as they wandered on foot, their work the visible transmission of their musings. The photographer became the flaneur, that traditional walker alert to all the city's paradoxes.
"Of Walking," curated by associate director Karen Irvine, explores the connections between pedestrians and profundity. Several large works by the Japanese artist Sohei Nishino dominate the main-floor gallery. Part of an ongoing project, they're collages of hundreds of black-and-white 35mm location shots that Nishino took in his rambles through a chosen city. In each, a central artery—the Thames in Diorama Map London (2010), a railway line in Diorama Map Tokyo (2004)—leads the viewer on a circuitous route across urban sprawl, following Nishino's footsteps and sensory memory. Continue reading >>
Konopacki presents his illustrations that appeared in People's History of American Empire, a graphic history book he cowrote with Howard Zinn. Reception Fri 12/6 6-10 PM, features a discussion on American imperialism with Ruth Needleman and Joe Isobaker at 7:30 PM and a live performance from Kara Jackson and Zelda Zerkel at 9 PM.
Minneapolis-based artist John Marks presents video projections and sculptures. Reception Sat 12/7, 7 PM, features a one-night performance of his tape-based sound piece.
A collection of avant-garde and conceptual art that emerged from California in the late 60s and early 70s. Period-specific Joan Didion ennui sold separately. Opening reception Thu 10/3, 5 PM. One of our visual arts recommendations for fall.
Artist and SAIC prof Michelle Grabner curates a group show exploring the appropriation-based styles of artists not just from Chicago but from locales as far-flung as Minneapolis, Detroit, and Milwaukee. One of our visual arts recommendations for fall.
A series of installations explain the history of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. The reception is Sat 12/7 (4-6 PM) and includes performances by local poet/rapper Binky and Rebirth: A Poetry Ensemble.
A collection of contemporary ceramic and glass pieces from local studios. Reception Fri 12/6, 6-9 PM.
Group show featuring work by local artists. Reception Fri 12/6, 5-8 PM.
A group exhibit focusing on still life, landscape, and portrait. Reception Fri 12/6, 5-7 PM.
This week a representative from Marx-Saunders Gallery will lead the tour to Stephen Daiter Gallery, Printworks Gallery, Jean Albano Gallery and Marx-Saunders Gallery. Meet at the Starbucks at Chicago and Franklin.http://chicagoartdealers.org
Open studios and galleries, plus live music and theater.