Friday, April 30, 2010
P.S. WE think the show feels like a "bang".
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Contact Meghan McCook, Education Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Limited slots available.
Hope to see you this weekend!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
|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.
|Gorgeous SAIC Ballroom|
|Rhona, David, Aaron, Shannon, Larry and Duke.|
|Our info table, wo-manned by yours truly.|
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
We'll be starting deinstall Saturday evening gearing up for the Pfaff opening on Friday April 16. Jennifer Scott McLaughlin's work shows up Monday. Judy's Tuesday. And by Thursday night we will have transformed the gallery into something else.
This weekend Chicago Artists Resource will be hosting the annual Creative Chicago Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is on Saturday, April 10 from 10 am to 4 pm and it's free! I recommend that anyone involved in the arts stop by, as there is something for everyone among a long list of free workshops, consultants and over 100 vendors. Some interesting workshops include Contemporary Approaches to Promoting Art, DIY Web Basics, Forming a Non-Profit, and Using Social Media. Consultants will be available for 45 minute appointments at $15 each for matters including legal, portfolio or grant review, casting agents and more.
All the details for the event can be found here on Chicago Artists Resource's website.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Wendy: I WILL NOT BE BANISHED!
Peter Pan: Then go home. Go home and grow up. And take your feelings with you!
In his article, Childish Creativity , writer Jonah Lehrer looks into the loss of creativity children experience as they age. Blame it on our brain (our prefrontal cerebral cortex to be exact!) The good news is that, by just thinking of ourselves as children again, we are actually able to regain the creative thinking that we have slowly lost as adults.
(posted on the Frontal Cortex by Jonah Lehrer, March 25, 2010)
AIGA is a fantastic organization that exists to support and advance the graphic arts and design. I am personally a student member of the Chicago chapter, and have attended several events, all of which have been outstanding and rewarding. In trying to keep up with all the marvelous things that AIGA does, I came across a collection of books they have assembled, called 50 Books/50 Covers, chosen for demonstrating excellence in design. This collection was one of the best ways I have lost a couple hours of my life in a long time! In this collection you will find one amazing, intriguing book after another, with a design, layout, and details that were carefully chosen to match and enhance the book's contents. I suggest taking the time to go through as many as you can, and reading the descriptions of the books as you go. You might just find your next Must Read! Below are some of my favorites from the collection.
Multiple Contributing Authors
Design Firm: REX Design
For its playful nature: "L is for Lollygag"
Illustrator: Melinda Beck
Designer: Tracy Sunrize Johnson
For it's elegance and use of visual metaphor:
"Zibaldone, de las cinco etapas de la vida"
Author, Director, Designer: Ana Cortils
Author: Louisa Gilder
Design Firm: Alfred A. Knopf
Jacket Design: Jason Booher
For it's power through simplicity, and unique design:
"The Way Through Doors"
Author: Jessie Ball
Design Firm: Vintage Books
Designers: Jason Booher & Helen Yentus
"Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible 1840 - 1900"
Multiple Contributing Authors
Design Firm: San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art
Designer: James Williams
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Her studio is a place of constant flux - the way any good studio is. She's simultaneously preparing for our show at the gallery, our booth at Art Chicago and a concurrent show at the Reavley Gallery at the Texas National 2010 show in Nacogdoches, Texas.
The Texas National show is an annual competition, open to all artists living and working in the United States, juried each year by an internationally acclaimed artist. This year, 191 artworks by 161 artists were chosen by Judy. The TN 2010 show will be held in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center at the SFA School of Art. Previous jurors have included Doug and Mike Starn, who have also show at the David Weinberg Gallery, along with the likes of Leon Golub, Donald Sultan, Sandy Skoglund, Ed Moses, and - one of my favorite enigmatic artists - Mel Chin.
On top of managing all of this, Judy is also the head of the Art Department at Bard. It's pretty astonishing to think that she can handle the (overly)full plate that is in front of her, especially considering that several works we will show are very large, new, and never before seen. She's amazing and the show will be amazing. See you there!
A letter from Nancy Spero to Lucy Lippard, dated 1971. (via)
In discussing our exhibition schedule yesterday, we discovered 10 out of 13 of our upcoming artists will be women. I know we're just one teeny gallery in the grand scheme of this crazy ass art world, but hopefully Saltz will agree this is a step in the right direction.