Chicago Art Review


Weekend Preview – Happy Birthday Britton Bertran by Steve Ruiz
November 19, 2009, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Chicago

A couple really good openings this weekend. Here’s what I’ll be trying to see:

Nicholas Frank / Joe Hardesty @ Western Exhibitions

Two text-based artists hang work this weekend at Western Exhibitions, Nicholas Frank‘s self describing biographical narrative projects and Joe Hardesty‘s self-describing drawings. Check out more info here. Both shows open with a reception this Friday, November 20th from 5 to 8 PM @ Western Exhibitions, 119 N. Peoria, Suite 2A.

Joe Hardesty, White Text Drawing

Joe Hardesty, White Wolves

SUPER BAD ASS @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

Lots and lots and lots of artists are flooding the CPS for the SUPER BAD ASS show, a festival of sorts including work from Juan Angel Chavez, Dayton Castleman, Stephen Eichhorn, Aron Gent, Jeremy Tubbs, Hilary Olson, Tom Torluemke, Gunsho (James Quigley), Berry Sanders, Montgomery Perry Smith, Hui-Min Tsen (with dozens of participants), and Justin B. Williams, five live bands at the opening and a bargain basement to pillage for rent-safe artwork. Check out the this Flickr set for more images, and see the opening this Friday, November 20th from 7PM on @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan.

SUPER BAD ASS

SUPER BAD ASS

NEW BLOOD III @ Chicago Cultural Center

We get to see some new work by School of the Art Institute performance art students and graduates this weekend at the Cultural Center. New Blood III is a three night event, with performances Friday and Saturday night at 7PM and Sunday at 6PM @ Chicago Cultural Center’s Studio Theater, entrance at 77 E. Randolf St.

Millie Kapp and Isabella Ng, A Bob Ross Song, An Orson Welles Trick

Millie Kapp and Isabella Ng, A Bob Ross Song, An Orson Welles Trick

Party Crashers @ Concertina Gallery

Concertina Gallery opens Party Crashers this weekend, a group show with work centered around family and friends and the infecting intimacy created in those relationships. Artists include Dick BlauMicah LexierDutes Miller & Stan ShellabargerDavida NemeroffAnnie Pootoogook, and Carrie Schneider. Opening reception Saturday, November 21st, 7PM @ Concertina Gallery, 2351 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor.

Davida Nemeroff, What Window Light Can Do For My Dad

Davida Nemeroff, What Window Light Can Do For My Dad

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