Chicago Art Review


Weekend Preview – selected as a finalist to open for Everclear by Steve Ruiz
January 21, 2010, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Chicago, Chicago Art Preview

Here’s a big collection of new shows to see this Friday and Saturday and Sunday. I usually try to keep these lists down to a few favorites, but there’s really just a ton of excellent work hitting the city this weekend. See the post’s toes for extras too.

Andreas Fischer @ Galhberg Gallery

While the Hyde Park Art Center has Andreas Fischer’s Ghost Town portraits, the landscape arm of this two-part exhibition are in Glen Ellyn’s Gahlberg Gallery. See the work and the artist tonight, Thursday, January 21st from 6-8 PMGahlberg Gallery425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn.

Andreas Fischer, Original Location

Andreas Fischer, Original Location

Jeff Marlin @ Corbett vs. Dempsey

Noble Square gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey opens a survey of Jeff Marlin’s work, loaded and worked paintings exploring surface, source, and interaction with mechanical processes. Solid process work like good moons with surfaces guaranteed to reward exploration. Marlin’s show opens this Friday, January 22nd from 5-9 PM @ Corbett vs. Dempsey1120 N. Ashland Ave.

Jeff Marlin, Untitled

Jeff Marlin, Untitled

Mike Kloss @ The Hills

I don’t know much about Mike Kloss or The Hills, but I’ve heard a buzz to follow. Kloss’s show The Hills have Thighs opens this Friday, January 22nd from 7-10 PM @ The Hills Esthetic Center128 N. Campbell Ave.

Mike Kloss, I Dislike Parties

Mike Kloss, I Dislike Parties

Daniel Lavitt @ Peregrine Program

Daniel Lavitt‘s awesome miniature living spaces address domesticity at various economic levels and look damned smart too.  Come see Chicagoland‘s opening on Friday, January 22nd from 6-10 PMPEREGRINEPROGRAM500 W. Cermak Rd, 727.

Daniel Lavitt, Inside the Garden

Daniel Lavitt, Inside the Garden

Rune @ Ben Russell

JT RogstadMelanie SchiffDeborah Stratman, Joshua Manchester, and Ryan Fenchel come together for a show about runic magic and darkness and mystery and other topics of the totally fucking metal persuasion. Rune opens Saturday, January 23rd from 6-9 PM @ BEN RUSSELL1716 S. Morgan St, 2F.

JT Rogstad, Theory

JT Rogstad, Theory

MinimumixaM @ Pentagon

Relatively new space Pentagon hosts the Twelve Galleries Project’s group exhibition curated by Nicholas Cueva, Dan Gunn and Heather Mekkelson, and featuring work by Eric Fleischauer, Chris Edwards, Xavier Jimenez and Liz Nielsen. With a very clever title, layers upon curatorial layers and promising work too, Quarterly Site #1: MinimumixaM opens Saturday, January 23rd 7-10 PM @ Pentagon961 W. 19th St, 1F.

Eric Fleischaur, Untitled (Flowers)

Eric Fleischaur, Untitled (Flowers)

Ethan Greenbaum and Katrin Sigurdardottir @ The Suburban

Architectural, physical, and psychological space are considered this month at The Suburban, with Ethan Greenbaum‘s hard-media installations and more along with Katrin Sigurdardottir‘s documented recreation of the Oak Park exhibition space inside her Iceland studio. Reception this Sunday, January 24th from 2-4 PMThe Suburban125 N Harvey Ave. Oak Park

Ethan Greenbaum, Concrete

Ethan Greenbaum, Concrete

Elijah Burgher @ Shane Campbell

While you’re at the Suburban, don’t forget to check out Shane Campbell’s opening of Elijah Burgher‘s eerily calm blood ritual drawings. Plenty of room in the river. Show opens Sunday, January 24th from 2-4 PM @ Shane Campbell Gallery125 N. Harvey Ave.

Elijah Burgher, Letting Blood

Elijah Burgher, Letting Blood

If that weren’t enough, also check out: Bobby Burg and Jeremy Bolen @ Andrew Rafacz, Vincent Como @ Proof, and Mark Booth, Karen Christopher, and John W. Sisson, Jr @ the Epiphany Episcopal Church, and Cabin Fever @ Co-Prosperity Sphere. That’s a lot to see!

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