Chicago Art Review

Weekend Preview: a Bataillean pleasure kingdom by Steve Ruiz
October 8, 2009, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Chicago Art Preview

New spaces, happenings! This week’s preview picks are rare!

Stolen @ Garage Spaces

A brand new and curious sounding space in Humboldt Park opens this Friday with Stolen, a group show curated by Mike Bancroft and featuring appropriation artwork from Bert Stabler, Maria Perkovic, Roberto Cardenas, Evan Plummer, Alex Inglizian, Bridget Bancroft, Gabriel Carrasquillo, Experimental Sound Studio artists and more (including work from Mike himself). The show’s schedule is kind of mobile, but catch it for sure this Friday, October 9th from 5 -10 PM @ Garage Spaces, 1337 N Maplewood.

Stolen @ Garage Spaces

Stolen @ Garage Spaces

Tanya Hastings Gill @ LivingRoom Gallery

Paper cut artist / SAIC professor Tanya Hastings Gill is opening a new installation at LivingRoom Gallery entitled Rise and Fall. I like paper cutting. The show opens this Friday, October 9th at 5 – 8 PM @LivingRoom Gallery, 1530 W. Superior


Rise and Fall

Rise and Fall

Embodiment @ Eel Space

I actually have no idea what this show is really about, however it features Lauren Gregory‘s piece Mother Web, featured below and good as hell. Embodiment also features work from Nikki Renee AndersonIsabelle SchiltzMadeleine BaileyAlex Chitty,  Chris Tourre, and  opens this Saturday, October 10th from 6-9 PM @ Eel Space, 2846 W. North Ave, Apartment #1A.

Lauren Gregory, Mother Web

Lauren Gregory, Mother

39 Verbs @ Packer Schopf

Sunday night brings a new event produced by Industry of the Ordinary: titled 39 Verbs, the one night happening will feature 39 artists and cultural workers from Chicago reinterpreting the thirty nine verbs plucked from Industry of the Ordinary’s website history.  Features Candida Alvarez, Inigo Manglano-OvalleDawoud BeyTony Tasset, Paul Klein, Natasha Egan, and so, so much more. Event takes place Sunday, October 11th, from 5-8 PM @ Packer Schopf, 942 W. Lake.

Industry of the Ordinary

Those are my standouts, hope you can catch one or all.  If you’ve been following it, check out Art Prize‘s thrilling conclusion this Saturday, where one lucky artist will walk home with monetary proof that democracy and the arts are purposefully rare partners on this waxy dance floor called integrity.

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Thanks so much for including Embodiment at Eel Space. The name of Lauren Gregory’s piece is actually just “Mother”

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