Chicago Art Review


Weekend Preview – clean hands, empty stomach by Steve Ruiz
January 7, 2010, 6:51 pm
Filed under: Chicago Art Preview

There are actually a ton of shows this weekend due to the holiday bottleneck, but here are my top picks:

Kim Piotrowski @ 65GRAND

65GRAND shows off Kim Piotrowski‘s larger-scale crown forms, paintings and drawings full of dynamic marks and bold designs. The show, titled Crowns, opens this Friday, January 8th from 7-10 PM @ 65GRAND, 1378 W. Grand Ave. Use the Noble Street entrance.

Kim Piotrowski @ 65GRAND

Kim Piotrowski @ 65GRAND

Netherland & Chad Kouri @ Rotofugi

East Village toy store/gallery Rotofugi’s latest show brings together two Chicago collage artists, David “Netherland” van Alphen and The Post Family‘s Chad Kouri. Looking forward to seeing what the two have been lately chopping. In Stereo & Concoction both open this Friday, January 8th from 7-10 PMRotofugi, 1953-55 W. Chicago Ave.

Chad Kouri

Chad Kouri

Mark Mulroney @ Ebersmoore

Fucked up, innocently adolescent perversions of Archie comics and more from Mark Mulroney this month at Ebersmoore, complete with bondage whips and bouncy tits. Weatherbee’s Revenge opens this Friday, January 8th from 6-9 PM @ Ebersmoore, 213 N Morgan, #3C.

Mark Mulrony

Mark Mulrony

Cheat Codes @ Antena

A pretty impressive list of artists for this video art group show in Pilsen, with the full title of Cheat Codes: lessons in love. Keep an eye out for personal fave David Horvitz, along with Joanna BovayJennie H. BringakerEunjung HwangBasim Magdy, Jason Martin, Jay Schleidt, Robert Spees, Brent Stewart, Amber Hawk Swanson, Joseph Whitt, and Grant Worth. The show opens this Friday, January 8th from 6-10 PM @ Antena, 1765 S. Laflin St.

Grant Worth, Raven

Grant Worth, Raven

Getting Aquainted @ Johalla Projects

This multi-media group show from curator (and solid photographer) Joseph Rynkiewicz is all about strangers and getting to know them, and features work from In b FlatKristin FreemanShane LavaletteJason PolanThe Listening Project, and Daniel Shea. Show opens (when else?) this Friday, January 8th from 7-10 PM @ Johalla Projects, 1561 N Milwaukee Ave.

Daniel Shea, Bocek Park II from the series Baltimore

Daniel Shea, Bocek Park II from the series Baltimore

Why is everything happening on Friday?

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