Saturday, November 13, 2010

JE & DV Press, Plus New Video Shot Onsite for Jordan Eagles

We've been getting some great press on the Jordan Eagles & Dylan Vitone exhibit in it's first week, including an interview with Jordan from Newcity's Valerie Piotrowski. She spoke with Jordan about his series, New Blood, from which comes the work we are currently exhibiting. You can read the article in full on Newcity Art.

Paul Klein wrote a bit about the show on his blog, Art Letter, the show was one of Flavorpill's Editor's Picks.

Also, Christopher Knight wrote a review for the Los Angeles Times on Dylan's new body of work, the Miami Project which is also being exhibited at DNJ Gallery in LA. Knight describes the work as "[inviting] participation in a perceptually heightened dance between seeing and being seen."

Also, Jordan arranged for a video to be produced on location here at the gallery that can be seen on Vimeo. You can watch another video showcasing his work there from the same videographer, Leo Herrera that reveals some of the processes Jordan uses to make the work. Check them out, they're awesome!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jordan Eagles & Dylan Vitone - Opening Friday

Aaron has been working hard over the past couple days to get our next exhibit ready for Friday. We are so excited to reveal this show Friday, and we can't wait to hear your questions and feedback.

Both artists will be here for the opening - Friday, November 5, 5-8PM, so don't miss this chance to ask them about the work.

This is Eagles' debut Chicago exhibit. We will be showing work from the past 3 years, showing a variety of Eagles' experimentation within his self-invented process. The work is made using combinations of UV & white resin, plexiglass, copper and blood. Jordan suspends, encases and permanently preserves cattle blood, salvaged from slaughterhouses, in a manner that is designed to retain the blood's natural colors and textures and to expose its finite details.

This will be Vitone's second solo show with the gallery, and will show a selection of work from his new series, the Miami Project. In this series he explores the heightened sexuality, spectacle and income-based disparities that exist throughout the city of Miami. This marks Vitone's first body work in color, but he sticks with his tradition of assembling large-scale panoramic photographs that simultaneously show the details and relationships at multiple special and perceptual levels.

Check out our website for more images, and to read further about the two artists' work in the press release.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

David Burdeny

October is here, and through the end of the month, David Burdeny's photography, along with a selection of work from the Yale University School of Art MFA Photography graduates will be on display.

Burdeny's work comes from his series Sacred & Secular in which he is using long exposures to "see" and present the world in a way that our cannot. Shooting with 8x10 transparencies, Burdeny is able to produce large, highly-detailed prints in vivid color of the man-made landscapes he is exploring. Images in the show come from world cities including Shanghai, Dubai, Venice, New York, Cairo and Uummannaq, Greenland. Through his images, Burdeny aims to show the viewer how each location has its own unique identity but becomes related through its common connection to humanity.

See what others have had to say about the show:

ArtLetter 9/10/10
by Paul Klein
"David Burdeny’s show opening tonight is of wonderful landscape photographs/documentation of international cities and locales. The detail is exquisite and the color and tones exist in a range from flamboyant to whisper. It’s kind of like being there, but they never look quite this good without the refinement of a gifted photographer."

Hyperallergic 9/17/10

by Ian Epstein

"Similar to the vertiginous, disorienting blurs of a tilt-shift lens, the effect — done more or less by hand and not some trick of mechanics or optics — creates an image that is toy-like. The effect on a cityscape, like a tattoo sinking ink beneath skin to take an image and make it flesh, is soft and somehow naturalizing."

Newcity 9/27/10
by Michael Weinstein

Although Burdeny depicts compelling configurations when he snaps at middle distance or from above, his most arresting images are panoramic ribbons of skyline taken from afar that bisect expanses of water and sky, revealing in a frozen moment the energizing experience that we have when we approach the towers of a city’s center."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Education Opportunities at DWG

Free Regular Programs @ DWG

Check out our snazzy arts education Fall Program for 3rd grade - college. You're missing out if you haven't brought your students for a program! Any one of our three program options are guaranteed to enrich your students education and offer a new perspective on contemporary art.

Download our Brochure with all of the details HERE.

Special Collaborative Program w/ One of our Fave Groups - Open Books!

*Click on image for larger view!

Hope to see you in the gallery soon!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Natasha Egan on Miss Aniela

Natasha Egan, Curator at MoCP Chicago and judge of the 6th annual Art of Photography Show at the Lyceum Theatre, recently spoke with Maureen Cavanaugh on the program "These Days" on KPBS radio. They spoke about what distinguishes great photography from the countless number of images being produced on a daily basis in the current age of prevalent digital media. This discussion is also the basis of the exhibit, the Art of Photography, which is free through November 7 if you happen to be in San Diego.

During the discussion, Miss Aniela's "The Smothering" is compared to another artist's image, quite literally entitled "Chris helps his girlfriend, Mona, smoke crack in their apartment in Hackney, London" by Sebastian Meyer. Cavanaugh, referring to the Photoshop manipulations of Aniela's image in contrast to the documentary style of Meyer's image, purposes the question of, "I wonder how do you compare such two different photographs?"

Egan responds that they are not so different after all. She explains, "I actually don’t think they’re quite different because for me both of them are very psychologically challenging," and goes on to say, "They’re both in a box, both pictures are taken in these tight quarters, and yet the results are different people experimenting with... life’s challenges."

Read or listen to the conversation in it's entirety on the KPBS wesbite, and check out the many links available there for more information about the show, Egan and the 111 chosen images, narrowed from thousands of submissions from around the world.

Images: (Top) Miss Aniela The Smothering (Bottom) Sebastian Meyer Chris helps his girlfriend, Mona, smoke crack in their apartment in Hackney, London

Friday, August 27, 2010

Amanda Friedman & Miss Aniela Reviews, Season Opener

Next week marks the conclusion of our current exhibit, Amanda Friedman & Miss Aniela.

Read reviews by Michael Weinstein in Newcity, and by reporter Lauren Veira in the Chicago Tribune and come out by next Saturday to see the show.

Our next exhibit features a solo show from David Burdeny's new series Sacred & Secular and a group show in galleries 2 & 3 with prints from the Yale University School of Art 2010 MFA Photography candidates. Check out the press release on our website, and come out for the season opener on September 10. Galleries in every district will be open; this is a night to clear your schedule and make sure you get out and see some art!

You can find a complete list of galleries that will be premiering new shows for the season opener (September 10), and a schedule for the rest of the year on Chicago Gallery News' website. They also now organize the Saturday morning art tours around River North, and you can find that schedule here.

Images: (above) Amanda Friedman, Santa Monica #8
(below) David Burdeny, River Nile, Cairo, Egypt, 2009

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Educational Program Experience

Written Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Maria the intern here with more good experiences to share!

Wednesday's visit to Horizons for Youth was a success in my eyes. As mentioned in the earlier post, we worked on a printmaking project with first through third graders. I later found out how this is connected to the gallery. As the Education Program Director at DWG, Meghan reaches out to nonprofit organizations, like Horizons for Youth, to provide students with art education (not just 'gallery school'). When I look back to my elementary years, I can't say that I remember much at all from my art class. Students these days may not even be exposed to art because of the recent economic crisis. If educational funding gets cut, art or music seem to be the first to disappear. Therefore, I commend DWG for reaching out to the community in such a great way.

Anyway, about the class. At around 3:30PM, students began to slowly file in to the cafeteria (substituting as an 'art room'). As I walked around each table to make name tags for students, I noticed many of them were gloomy, quiet, and even irritated. Some just shook their heads when I asked for their name, while others said, "I don't want to do art," under their breath. It made me feel bad, especially since it was one of my first teaching experiences and none of these kids were even close to excited. Meghan explained a simplified version of printmaking. She took a soft, thin block, rolled paint onto it, and drew designs on the block using a wooden pick. She then placed paper on top and pressed down. Tada, a print! Eyes began to light up, mouths began to chatter about designs and patterns. The energy completely changed! The kids had a really good time creating prints at each station. Each station had a different color of paint - the young students could barely wait to get to the next table for the next color. Time quickly passed, leaving many students disappointed that they couldn't continue printmaking. After being in school the whole day, their disappointment faded when they realized it was time to go home.

This educational program made me realize a couple things about myself. As an incoming freshman at Columbia College, my future plans are to become a photography teacher and give students a creative escape when life throws crappy obstacles at them. I've never thought of myself teaching crafts to elementary students. In fact, I have always found little kids to be, let's say, quite challenging. Although I won't base my changed thoughts completely on this experience, it has definitely sparked ideas for potential opportunities. This experience mainly helped me realize that I do love to help, a whole bunch, in any way shape or form, which is obviously important for teaching. And even though my public speaking skills could use some work (as well as my patience), teaching seems like the right field for me.
I hope Meghan takes me along on another trip to Horizons!


DWG from an Intern's Perspective

Written on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Hi! My name is Maria and I am a brand new intern at the David Weinberg Gallery. Thanks to Marwen, a nonprofit organization which offers free courses and learning opportunities to underprivileged kids, I was assigned to work for DWG for six weeks. I got the internship by applying for the Art @ Work program at Marwen. I had to select five internship sites, explain why I wanted to work for them, and what I could contribute to each site. I was fortunate enough to be chosen for DWG! For the next four weeks, I hope to post a few blog entries about my experiences in the gallery (good or bad!), personal opinions on the current show, as well as introduce certain areas of the gallery via photos that I will take and post.

I am about to finish my second week here, and I have to say, I feel quite comfortable in an environment I did not originally envision myself in. As I walk to the gallery from Marwen, I notice how busy and on-edge life can really be - crazy drivers, everyone running to the subway stations, etc. The city is very fast-paced, which to me can get fairly stressful after a while. However, when I come here, it's the indoors version of a breath of fresh air. Warm welcomes and happy faces greet me, mixed in with some casual conversation but serious work. There is a solid team of people here (as well as a strong leader and great photographer, Mr. David Weinberg) who run this gallery smoothly. I never realized how much really goes into operating a gallery, but these talented and dedicated people make it look easy (which I'm sure it's not!).

My duties thus far have been mostly administrative work: finding new contacts, entering them into the system, organizing tear sheets into their designated artist folders, etc. I would not give that "six flags" on the fun-o-meter, but it is important work that needs to be taken care of. It is good to know that I can help handle all the small tasks so that Aaron, Meghan, Johnna and Heather can move on to bigger and better tasks. I did get the chance to help install two pieces in the display window to advertise for the current show, though. It was nice to physically see my help, even if it was just holding tools and erasing pencil marks.

Today is different! First, I am making this post, which is totally awesome. Right after, I get to travel with Meghan to Horizons For Youth to assist with a printmaking lesson. Meghan has been doing a collaborative special summer program with Horizons for Youth kids as part of their summer school program, meeting nine times over three weeks. I'm really looking forward to being a part of it! I am sure I will be learning along with the kids. It looks like it's about time to go, so until my next post, enjoy some art and have fun!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jordan Eagles in review and museums

Jordan Eagles is suddenly everywhere these days. We couldn't be happier. The Everson Museum of Art in New York just acquired a great piece for their permanent collection, Eagles' UR23. And today, we saw that critic Charlie Schultz wrote of Eagles' work that it was the "most spectacular" work in the group show currently Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn. We agree. We are very excited for his solo show with us opening November 5. Jordan, a New Yorker, will be here in Chicago that night so mark your calendar now, stop by the opening, and meet yourself a great young artist.

Jordan Eagles, UR23, 36x36x3, Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Open Books - Revelry

If you haven't visited Open Books yet, you should. Being a used bookstore fanatic, I was jumping for joy when I heard one was opening down the street from the gallery this past year. Then when I found out it was a nonprofit to promote literacy, I knew my compulsive book-buying was going to enter a whole new dimension. Meghan, our Education Director, has been working on collaborative workshops with them and has nothing but praise for the organization. From the Open Books website:

"Open Books is an award-winning nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond."
They have an incredible store with 50,000 books to choose from (but I've heard they're processing more than 350,000) with very affordable options in any genre you can imagine.

Last night I attended one of their volunteer orientations and was impressed by the turnout. The bookstore itself is staffed almost solely by these volunteers. Click here to get a list of ways you can get involved including story time, school visits, book processing, tutoring, etc.

I'm pretty excited about their upcoming event - The Revelry 2010. Here is the brochure:

Click the image for more details

Our Jordan Eagles opening falls on the same day but that runs from 5-8 pm so there's plenty of time to fit both in the night. Your $100 will go to a great cause and you'll get a fun night of drinks and entertainment to boot!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jordan Eagles - "Blood Artist"

Writer/comedian Lou Perez wrote an article for Beyond Race Magazine about artist Jordan Eagles and posted it on his blog this week. Eagles is an artist we will be exhibiting in November alongside new photographic work from Dylan Vitone. We decided to exhibit these artists during November to coincide with the Chicago Humanities Festival, whose theme this year is "Body".

Jordan Eagles is a very interesting artist considering his choice of medium. He creates his beautiful, vibrant works with a mixture of animal blood and resin. Lou Perez posted a fascinating excerpt that didn't make the article:

Eagles asked that I keep the resin he uses to preserve the blood a secret. It’s taken him years to find the perfect one. Fearing my loose lips, I didn’t even venture to the corner of the basement where dozens of containers of resin were upside-down, draining into buckets.

Another secret I’m going to keep is how Eagles manages to get black “aged blood” without the horrible stench. He has horror stories of working with old blood, where the entire studio would reek of it. “If you were down here, you’d throw up,” he said. A brownie tin of dry black blood—months’ worth of layering—sits scentless on the table. It actually looks like a slab of uncut brownies.

We are eager to get these works in the gallery to see them in person. Below is a sampling from his series New Blood:

UR21, Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin, 48"x48"x3"

TSV+TSV1, Blood, copper preserved on plexiglass, UV & white resin, 36" x 72" x 3"

The exhibit opens on November 5, 2010 with a reception from 5-8pm and runs through January 1, 2011. This will be Jordan Eagles' first exhibit with the gallery and Dylan Vitone's second. Vitone will be exhibiting work from his new series set in Miami.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Amanda Friedman, Opening July 23

We just got in Amanda Friedman's work and it's already off to the framers. Her second solo show with us opens on July 23rd. It will be a blend of her Night Landscape series along with her portraiture and architectural photographic works pulled from her work as a professional photographer. Working with clients such as Forbes, GQ, Newsweek, Stella, and Time Out Chicago, Freidman takes full advantage of her hectic travel schedule to shoot in a variety of locations for her private artwork. You may have even seen her recently published photos in Time Out Chicago of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, aka, She & Him. Friedman said of the job, "I only had 15 minutes to shoot as they had to get to Coachella to perform. It was a bit rushed but I’m happy with the results." She has every reason to be. Check this outtake of Deschanel.

Amanda Friedman, Zooey Deschanel, shot for Time Out Chicago, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coming soon: Miss Aniela

The work of one of our photographers, Miss Aniela, arrived at the gallery today. We are proud to be the American premier show for London based Miss Aniela. She will be exhibiting with California photographer Amanda Friedman. This will be Friedman's second solo show with the gallery and the first in our main space.

The exhibit opens on July 23rd and runs through September 4, 2010. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 23 from 5-8pm. Below are a few examples of Miss Aniela's photography:

Miss Aniela, An impromptu performance, 2008

Miss Aniela, The smothering, 2008

Miss Aniela, About Time too!, 2006

Our press release on her work:

This is the first American gallery show for the artist known as Miss Aniela. Born Natalie Dybisz, the artist adopted the alter ego of Miss Aniela (taken from her middle name), as a way to distance her personal identity from the one she explores in her self-portraiture. Aniela first gained notoriety in 2007 when she started, as an untrained photographer, to take and then load her self-portraits onto the photo-sharing site Flickr. Within a year she had over one million hits and had earned a reputation as an inventive, playful and sometimes-brooding young artist. One of her works even graced the cover of the 2009 May/June issue of American Photo with a feature article on so-called “Flickr Superstars.” Aniela is also outspoken on her blog about the method of her work, which is often times manipulated in PhotoShop. Aniela is sometimes attacked for appearing “pretty” in her work (including by world renown photographer Martin Parr who posted just such a comment on her blog) and thus, as the criticism goes, not being concerned with any deep or formal conceptual considerations. On the contrary, Aniela has exhaustively and articulately outlined her point of view on her personal blog, which includes musings on feminist theory, issues of artistic craft, and thoughts on artistic intention vs. viewer bias. Aniela has also engaged audiences at numerous workshops and teaching events, including Photocamp at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England and at the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit in Seattle, with plans to expand her workshops in London later this year. This show will feature works from several bodies of work, including her Self-Gazing series of straight portraiture and her Multiplicity series, which features multiple iterations of the artists within the same image.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eye & Cardinal Begins Construction

Today I saw the first evidence of the latest Chicago Loop Alliance art installation from artist Tony Tasset.

The CLA is set to reveal Tasset's two-part art installation on July 7th. One part is a three-story eyeball that will be installed in Pritzker Park at State and VanBuren, and the other is a series of street banners down State Street that will show the progression of the flight of a cardinal, as if the banners are individual frames in a video sequence.

An explanation from Tasset about the project can be found on the blog Chicago Art Machine.

The Chicago Loop Alliance has also recently turned vacant store fronts around the Loop into temporary art galleries studios. They call the project Pop-Up Art Loop, and each location is open on first Thursdays for opening receptions in the evening.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Installing A New Space

On Friday Aaron and Heather traveled to Lake Geneva to install Jennifer Scott McLaughlin's work in a space that will house the private viewing of her new work next week. New spaces always pose unexpected challenges. As you can see, Aaron has come up with some creative methods to get the job done; although we hope that we never have to hold our breath and squint our eyes as he hangs trapeze-style ever again!

McLaughlin's work has been shown is several exhibits at the gallery, most recently being paired with the assemblage pieces from Judy Pfaff. McLaughlin was inspired by Pfaff's work as a young artist, and that inspiration can still be seen in her new work. Both artists can still be seen at the gallery for the duration of the current exhibit, Wheatley, Kaiser-Smith & Glink in the front office, although McLaughlin's work will not return until the end of June.

It took a whole lot of bubble-wrap
to keep her work safe for the ride!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wheatley, Kaiser-Smith & Glink Opening

Last night was a great time for our opening reception of Wheatley, Kaiser-Smith & Glink. Rhona Wheatley, Yvette Kaiser-Smith and Marissa Glink were all here, and helped to make it a wonderful evening.

Wheatley's work focuses on language, the written word, and the act of translating inner feelings, thoughts and concepts into a particular language throughout history's cultures. Her current body of work focuses particularly on the concept of the divine. Kaiser-Smith has been working with fiberglass, which she crochets into geometric shapes, and then hardens through a process using polyester resin. These shapes are then constructed into larger structures that involve mathematical series and numbers such as pi, the Fibonacci sequence, and Pascal's triangle. Finally, Glink has installed her organic, soda fired ceramic groupings that are reminiscent of oceanic, coral reef life forms.

Wheatley, Kaiser-Smith & Glink will remain on display through Saturday, July 17. Our next show will be Friedman & Miss Aniela, with an opening reception the night of Friday, July 23.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Know Your Artist Tuesday - Jennifer Scott McLaughlin

Jennifer Scott McLaughlin is one of our gallery's most sought-after painters. The staff is always excited to unwrap one of her shipments and discover new developments in her style. Last year she started to incorporate crushed glass and wax in many of her pieces.

The influence of nature and water are undoubtedly evident in Jennifer's work. This could be in large part due to her surroundings for many years. Recently Jennifer relocated from Colorado to Florida with her family and her husband became a full-time fishing guide and captain. It's hard not to see her inspiration in pieces like this:

Underwater Culmination III, 72" x 72", Oil and beeswax on canvas

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Know Your Artist Tuesday - Tricia Rumbolz

For the first installment of Know Your Artist Tuesday, we present Tricia Rumbolz.

Rumbolz once worked at a shipyard repairing sailboats. During this time, she undertook a project of self-documentation in a piece entitled "45 Consecutive Days, 6am to 9pm" (Detail on left). This piece is thus composed of the hourly photos she took over these 45 days, each measuring about 1" x .5", mounted on small wooden tabs and displayed in a landscape grid on panel. You can find yourself lost in examining the snapshots into the artist's life, trying to piece together a story that weaves together the hour-long intervals.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Know Your Artist Tuesday

I think I need some structured posting deadlines on here.

Soooooo, I'd like to introduce a new weekly segment I will call "Know Your Artist Tuesday" (... or at least until I can think of a cleverer name). I'll post an interesting fact about one of our gallery artists each week... b/c who doesn't want to hear about the fun and exciting lives of artists?

Check back next Tuesday for the first installment: Tricia Rumbolz.

Friday, April 30, 2010


A post on ArtSlant about our Judy Pfaff exhibit here. I especially like the line "Pieces like I dwell in possibility are almost dioramas or terrariums, little environments unto themselves." Perfect description of the work.

P.S. WE think the show feels like a "bang".

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Open to Public - Free Tour & Complimentary Ticket to Art Chicago

On Saturday, May 1st, the David Weinberg Gallery is running a special program, consisting of in-depth tours of the Judy Pfaff and Jennifer Scott McLaughlin exhibit.  This program is open to the general public, by registration only. The hour-long tours will be offered to adults and children with parental supervision at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Participating in this tour will include a complimentary ticket for Art Chicago, the international art fair taking place at the Merchandise Mart the same weekend. Visit the David Weinberg Gallery's booth(#142) at Art Chicago as well.

Contact Meghan McCook, Education Program Director, at to register. Limited slots available.

Hope to see you this weekend!


Artist, Helen Maureen Cooper, brought her students from Harold Washington College,  for an educational program.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Art Fairs This Week in Chicago

The 12th annual Chicago Art Open is already in session and continues through May 7. This show features 350 local Chicago artists selected by a jury of Chicago art experts at the River East Arts Center with no charge for admission. On May 2 from 12 - 3pm, there will be a panel discussion: "How to Collect: A Panel of Experts" followed by guided tour of the fair. The Chicago Art Open is sponsored by the Chicago Artists' Coalition. To see samples of featured work click here.

Artropolis, consisting of Art Chicago, NEXT and the International Antiques Fair kicks off this week at the Merchandise Mart. There are various preview events for each show on Thursday, April 29, with the official opening Friday, April 30 at 11am. Our gallery will be featured in Art Chicago, at booth #142.

Art Chicago (12th floor) features emerging and established galleries from around the world who show contemporary and modern art, NEXT (7th floor) explores the interaction "between art its public," and the Antiques Fair (8th floor) brings together over 100 of the finest international antiques dealers.

This is an event not to miss! Each fair will be open from 11am – 7pm on Friday and Saturday, 11am – 6pm on Sunday, and 11am – 4pm on Monday, with the Antiques Fair closing an hour early at 3pm.

Judy Pfaff in Chicago Art Magazine

Another great article about Pfaff's work.
Judy Pfaff at David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago Art Magazine by Robin Dluzen.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Install Week - Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

This Friday we have our much anticipated Judy Pfaff opening, along with new paintings by returning artist, Jennifer Scott McLaughlin. Take a sneak peek at the worker bees, making it all happen after the artists put their art in our hands.

the elusive HR
Kerri, Johnna, and Heather - pro art packers
New gorgeous paintings by Jennifer Scott McLaughlin.
Kerri and Aaron deinstall a delicate Noelle Allen piece after the Alumni (SAIC) exhibit.
New work by Jennifer Scott McLaughlin amongst the organized chaos.
Monday, ready for Judy's work to arrive on Tuesday.
Rob and Aaron unpacking on Tuesday. Rob has worked for Judy for 16 yrs and drove her work all the way from NY!

One of Judy's pieces. Rob said she will continue to work on it when she arrives on Thursday. This is how Judy often works, her process...a piece evolves up until the very end, before exhibiting. A true installation artist.


Don't miss this amazing exhibit, opening this Friday, April 16th from 5-8pm.

Learn about and watch Judy's process on Art 21.


SAIC Panel Discussion - Creative Economy

Last week most of us from the gallery headed over to the School of the Art Institute's ballroom on Michigan Avenue. Aaron and David were invited to sit on a panel discussion, Creative Economy - Galleries, Artists, & the Market. Also contributing to the panel were a few other figures in the CHGO art community; Rhona Hoffman, Larry Fields (art collector), Shannon Stratton, and moderator, Duke Reiter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and for the panel to answer questions from the audience, which consisted mostly of SAIC students. Afterward, I was on hand to disperse gallery postcards and information, but also to spread the word about our free art education programming. It was a great event, and I hope we get to be a part of more like them in the future. More frequent discussions and exchanging of ideas from all players in the art world, will only help CHGO's art community.

- meghan

Gorgeous SAIC Ballroom

Rhona, David, Aaron, Shannon, Larry and Duke.

Our info table, wo-manned by yours truly.