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Zachary Cahill


The third installment of the Chicago artist's ongoing USSA 2012 project.


Líneas Borrosas


Work by muralist Gabriel Villa. Reception Fri 8/15, 6-8 PM.

National Museum of Mexican Art (map)
1852 W. 19th St.
Pilsen/Little Village
phone 312-738-1503


Egon Weiner: Pillar of Human Emotions


A retrospective of work by the late sculptor and longtime SAIC professor. Reception Thu 7/10, 5-8 PM.


Cargo Space


A traveling group show that features work housed in a diesel transit bus. Reception Fri 9/19, 5-8 PM.


Robert Bordo


Work by the New York artist. Reception Sun 8/17, 2-4 PM.

The Suburban (map)
125 N. Harvey Ave.
Oak Park/River Forest
phone 708-305-2657




Work by Minneapolis artist Haynes Riley. Reception Sat 8/23, 7 PM.

The Hills Esthetic Center (map)
128 N. Campbell Ave., Unit G
West Town/Noble Square


David Rappeneau


An exhibition of the artist's anime-inspired illustrations. Reception Sun 8/10, 1-4 PM.

Queer Thoughts (map)
1640 W. 18th St. #3
Pilsen/Little Village




Group show featuring multidisciplinary work by SAIC students. Reception Fri 8/29, 4-6 PM.

LeRoy Neiman Center Lobby (map)
37 S. Wabash
phone 312-629-6880


A Night Out

Through 9/22: Sun-Mon 7:30 PM

Originally written for television, this early Harold Pinter work depicts an uncharacteristically eventful night in the life of mopey, middling Albert Stokes. After a humiliating incident at an office party, he turns violently on his overbearing mother and, eventually, a chatty prostitute. Though not as lean as Pinter's best work, the play nevertheless illustrates his knack for making ordinary talk seem somehow strange and threatening. It requires precision and focus, but the script gets neither in the hands of director Dado, who turns the central party scene into shrill chaos. She further distracts from the dialogue by adding surreal touches like hallucinatory dance numbers and ghostly figures in masks. The show's sole bright spot is Maria Stephens's tense yet vulnerable performance as the motormouth prostitute. —Zac Thompson $10

A Red Orchid Theatre (map)
1531 N. Wells St.
Old Town
phone 312-943-8722

Parade Day Rain


Paintings and sculptures by Hebru Brantley.

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery (map)
78 E. Washington St.
phone 312-744-6630


Pictures for an Exhibition


A tricked-out Fiat is suspended from a wall in the Museum of Contemporary Art's atrium. "It's kind of a gravitational mindfuck," senior curator Dieter Roelstraete says of the piece, the entry point into "Metamorphology," the first major museum survey in the U.S. of the British conceptual artist Simon Starling, opening June 7. A stone's throw away at the Arts Club of Chicago, an associated Starling show, "Pictures for an Exhibition," debuts June 6. Starling's attention-grabbing auto is bound to appeal to any visitor whose appreciation for an artwork directly corresponds to how Instagrammable it is. But Flaga, 1972-2002 isn't merely a spectacle. As Magritte might say, "Ceci n'est pas une ordinary car." In 2002, Starling bought a ruby-red Fiat 126—that emblem of Italian industry—and drove it from Turin, where it was originally manufactured, to Cieszyn, Poland, where production is now based. There he replaced the hood, doors, and trunk with Polish-manufactured white parts, so that the red-and-white car he drove back to Turin resembled the Polish flag. Displayed like a painting in the museum, the custom ride is a statement on corporate globalization, commercialization, and how modes of production determine meaning. Continue reading >>

Arts Club of Chicago (map)
201 E. Ontario St.
Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville
phone 312-787-3997
Pictures for an Exhibition


Lost and Found


British street artist My Dog Sighs makes his U.S. debut with the exhibit "Lost and Found," a series of works featuring detailed faces created on upcycled cans. He'll supplement the exhibit with four Chicago murals and more than 100 pieces of street art. You can meet the artist himself at an opening reception on Sat 9/6 (6-10 PM).




Sculptures and assemblage pieces by Michele Stutts. Reception Fri 9/5, 6-9 PM.

Arc Gallery (map)
2156 N. Damen Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-252-2232




Work by Katharine Schutta. Reception Fri 9/12, 6-10 PM.

DreamBox Gallery (map)
2415 W. North Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-292-0419


Dear Summer


Graffiti work by street artist Hugo Garcia. Reception Sat 9/6, 5-10 PM.

The Box* Lifestyle Gallery (map)
1415 N. Ashland Ave.
Wicker Park/Bucktown
phone 773-278-2699


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