Chicago Art Review

Weekend Preview – i’m too cold for this shit by Steve Ruiz
December 11, 2009, 2:46 am
Filed under: Chicago Art Preview

This weekends picks, front heavy and lurching goodwise.

Juan Angel Chavez @ Linda Warren

Linda Warren will be showing new work by Chicago found-art sculptor Juan Angel Chavez in Dragging the Leash. Also on display: Diatoms, Doilies and Diseases, works by Shannon Kerrigan. I’d expect both shows to play off eachother pretty well, with Kerrigan’s flowering steelcuts and Chavez’s katamarish refuse sculptures both colliding organic designs with conscious use of materials. Opening this Friday, December 11th from 6-9 PM @ Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 Fulton Market.

Juan Angel Chavez, Get Them

Juan Angel Chavez, Get Them

Scott Stulen @ Ebersmoore

With a M.O. something like an early Ruscha meets turntablism, Scott Stulen (aka DJ Black Lacquer) clips and places pop culture within space and landscape. His latest show, Kool-Aid Drunk, opens this Friday, December 11th from 6-9 PM @ ebersmoore, 213 N. Morgan, #3C.

Scott Stulen, Vista

Scott Stulen, Vista

Lauren Gregory @ Swimming Pool Project Space

I hyped Lauren Gregory’s work a few months ago when she was showed at Eel Space, and have followed her work from a distance since. Her portraits, executed on false and furry material, are both gutted up and awesome. Swimming Pool Project Space is giving her a solo show this month, and it opens with a reception this Friday, December 11th, from 7-11 PM @ Swimming Pool Project Space, 2858 W. Montrose.

Lauren Gregory, Mother

Lauren Gregory, Mother

Picturing the Studio @ SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries

If you’re in the mood for a giant institutional exhibition, check out SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries this winter for Picturing the Studio, a show featuring over 30 artists (everyone from Baldessari to Ross-Ho) and centering around the place and role and use of the artist’s studio in contemporary art. The opening is this Friday, December 11th from 4:30-7 PM @ Sullivan Galleries, 33 S State St., 7th floor.

Picturing the Studio @ Sullivan Galleries

Picturing the Studio @ Sullivan Galleries (pictured above, Studio of Michelle Grabner, co-curator)

Matt Stolle @ Andrew Rafacz

Another relatively recent SAIC grad, Matt Stolle‘s monochrome paintings appear to raise up throwing aesthetic hammers at modernism, reclaiming the simplicity and icy design. His latest show, MODERNISTPHALLUS, opens this Saturday, December 12th @ Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 835 W. Washington.

Matt Stolle, Untitled

Matt Stolle, Untitled

More coming as I hear about them.

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