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MARK BRADFORD MAY 28––SEPT 18 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Top right: Mark Bradford. Thriller (detail), 2009. Mixed media collage on canvas. 101 × 142 in. (256.5 × 360.7 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Support for the Chicago Presentation is generously provided by The Joyce Foundation, Sara Lee Foundation, and The Chicago Community Trust.

This exhibition is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University. Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Resource Interactive. Significant contributions are provided by The Broad Art Foundation, the Nimoy Foundation, Nancy and Dave Gill, and Toby Devan Lewis. General support for the Wexner Center for the Arts is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council and by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center Members.

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ON THE COVER: The Zhou B Art Center, founded in 2004 by the brothers Shan Zuo & DaHuang Zhou, is an art center located in the quaint Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, where the Zhou Brothers have lived for more than two decades. The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government funded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago & the international art community. Housing 87,000 square feet, the art center collectively forms an extravagant space, fusing culture & creativity amidst innumerable possibilities for exploring the arts in a charismatic location. The Zhou B Art Center is Chicago’s newest art destination, presenting a vibrant mix of art galleries, studios, special event spaces, shops, & the Zhou B. Café. The eclectic Third Friday openings are enthusiastic events featuring gallery openings & open studios for artists from Chicago & abroad. The various spaces of the Zhou B Art Center are also available for special events.

Zhou B Art Center In honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s State Visit to the United States in January 2011, President Barack Obama presented the Chinese leader with a painting created by the Zhou Brothers. The painting Eight U.S. Presidents and the Great Wall is an original, multi-textural oil painting on canvas, measuring 86” wide x 68” high. Based in President Obama's hometown of Chicago, IL, DaHuang & Shan Zuo Zhou are distinguished Chinese American contemporary artists known for their unique collaborative work process. Their creativity, thoughts, & aesthetics are a symbiosis of Eastern and Western philosophy. The Zhou Brothers were on hand on January 18, 2011 for the gift exchange between the two Presidents. With White House & State Department staff huddled around, the Zhou brothers explained the significance of the painting, what the gift symbolizes, & their passion for & love of America.

Zhou Brothers with Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President Barack Obama. Photo by Pete Souza, official White House photographer.

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Gallery Opening Receptions DISTRICT KEY:

• River North • West Loop / Fulton Market

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APRIL F, April 1 Roy Boyd Printworks Packer Schopf Lakeside Legacy

East & Bridgeport Sa, April 2 • Michigan Ave. / Elmhurst Art (1 pm) Loop / S. Loop Museum (EAM) • North Side / Bucktown / Th, April 7 Wicker Park NIU Art Museum • Suburbs & Beyond the F, April 8 City Chicago Arts District Leigh Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery Sa, April 9 KMV Opening receptions for new exhibitions take place every 6-8 weeks, usually between 5-9 pm on Friday evenings, unless otherwise noted. Artists may be present; the public is welcome.

F, April 15 Addington Russell Bowman Gruen Galleries Carl Hammer Gallery KH Jennifer Norback Maya Polsky Judy A Saslow Vale Craft Linda Warren Zhou B Art Center Robert T. Wright Deer Path Art League Visit chicago Lubeznik Center for the Arts for schedule updates W, April 20 throughout President's the season Gallery, HWC F, April 22 Jean Albano Perimeter Walsh Rotofugi Zhou B Art Center

F, April 29 Sa, May 28 Echt Zygman Voss Ann Nathan Schneider JUNE McCormick Metropolitan Capital Th, June 2 Bank ArtFutura for RIC Firecat Projects (tickets for sale) Art Center, Highland Park F, June 3 Krasl Art Center Addington Jean Albano Sa, April 30 Echt Josef Glimer (Rsvp) Gruen Galleries Ann Nathan Carl Hammer Robert Bills Gallery KH Ann Nathan MAY Jennifer Norback Perimeter Su, May 1 Judy A Saslow Evanston Art Center Vale Craft (1-4 pm) Robert Bills Deer Path Art M, May 2 League Josef Glimer (Rsvp) Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery F, May 6 Lakeside Legacy Catherine Edelman Lubeznik Center for Woman Made the Arts Jackson Junge Block Museum Sa, June 4 Lakeside Legacy Gillock ZIA Su, June 5 F, May 13 Evanston Art Roy Boyd Center (1-4 pm) Packer Schopf Chicago Arts Th, June 9 District KMV Leigh President's Gallery, HWC F, May 20 Printworks F, June 10 Zolla / Lieberman Chicago Arts Linda Warren District Zhou B Art Center Leigh Elmhurst Art Krasl Art Center Museum (EAM) ZIA Robert T. Wright Tall Grass Sa, June 11 McCormick Sa, May 21 Chicago (12-6 pm) F, June 17 Printmakers Zhou B Art Center Collaborative F, June 24 F, May 27 Firecat Projects Firecat Projects Rotofugi

F, July 15, Cont. Jennifer Norback Judy A Saslow Dubhe Carreño Zhou B Art Center Deer Path Art League

Sa, June 25 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

JULY F, July 1 Roy Boyd Schneider Rotofugi Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery Lubeznik Center for the Arts F, July 8 Perimeter Printworks Robert Bills Packer Schopf Linda Warren Woman Made Chicago Arts District Jackson Junge Leigh Robert T. Wright

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AUGUST Th, August 4 Krasl Art Center F, August 5 Rotofugi Lakeside Legacy F, August 12 Chicago Arts District Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery

F, July 15 Jean Albano Russell Bowman Echt Catherine Edelman Gruen Galleries Gallery KH Ann Nathan

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Annual MFA Thesis Exhibition

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Featuring over 75 showcases of graduating students’ work.

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Exhibiting Artists A-B Africano, Nicholas…...Russell Bowman Ahn, Harry….................Krasl Art Center Allen, James.............…..Judy A Saslow Amer, Ghada…........…Russell Bowman Amrhein, Joe…..............Firecat Projects Anderson, Dan…........ Robert T. Wright Angel, Clyde…............…Judy A Saslow Averell, Sue….....................State Street Baselitz, George…......Russell Bowman Bates, Ben…............... Robert T. Wright Beckman, Barbara….....Illinois Artisans Shop Bell, Andrew….......................…Rotofugi Bentley, Wilson “Snowflake”…..........Art Center Highland Park Berlin, Robert..................…..Gallery KH Bevier, Jean…..........…Lubeznik Center Bey, Dawoud…...............Stephen Daiter Boe, Jennifer…............Lubeznik Center Bolotowsky…..............Russell Bowman Bondgren, Rob….........….Linda Warren Borofsky, Jonathan..…Russell Bowman Boshart, Jeff…….................State Street Bourque, Loretta…........…Linda Warren Brammer, Jason….....….Jackson Junge Brisson, Pierre Marie…........….Th!nkArt Brix-Thomsen, Pia…….Gruen Galleries Brown, Christopher…...............…Zolla / Lieberman Brown, Roger…….......Russell Bowman Brownell, Mia……..........Judy A Saslow Brutchin, Pat...............Lakeside Legacy

C-G Calapai, Letterio….…. Robert T. Wright Cambon, Gérard….....…Judy A Saslow Carman, John…….......Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Chavez, Juan Angel…..…Linda Warren Cochrane, Bruce….… Robert T. Wright Cocose, M. Ellen…...............Gallery KH Cole, Carolyn…....................Gallery KH Cosentino, Ralph…..................Rotofugi Craig, Melissa Jay...….Lubeznik Center Crane, Barbara…......................Th!nkArt Cristofferson, Shaila…......…President’s Gallery Cutlip, Michael…...............................ZIA Daigh, Eric…….................Carl Hammer Denevan, Robin…..................Addington Dettmer, Brian.…...Evanston Art Center Diebenkorn, Richard…...........…Russell Bowman Dimov, Marc…...............................…ZIA Dine, Jim.....................Russell Bowman Dowell, John….......................Schneider Dubois, Alice…............................Gillock Dumitrescu, Teodor….............….Zolla / Lieberman Dunham, Carroll……...Russell Bowman Dutta, Anindita…..............…Robert Bills Eberle, Ed…............… Robert T. Wright Engel, Edmond……........Judy A Saslow Erdim, Firat…......................…Roy Boyd Eshelman, Paul…......…Illinois Artisans Shop

Gillock Gallery 531 Grove Street #3d Evanston, IL 60201 David Gracie Right of Return, oil on board, 2008-09 10

Euker, Megan..............…..Linda Warren Evergood, Philip……...Robert T. Wright Fang, Ling-An….....Evanston Art Center Feeley, Hank……............Packer Schopf Finnigan, Sheila……..........Josef Glimer Fisher, Vernon…........Zolla / Lieberman Fitzsimmons, Tommy.........…..Lubeznik Center Fosberg, Lora….......…Lubeznik Center Frankenthaler, Helen….............Russell Bowman Fraser, John…....................…Roy Boyd Freiburg, Conrad…...........Linda Warren Friedman, Michele…..…Illinois Artisans Shop Giles, Susan……...Evanston Art Center Gobber, Archie Scott……........Lubeznik Center Goldman, Lester……....................Kamp Gomez, Sergio…..........Krasl Art Center Graham, Justin……......Firecat Projects Gray, Cameron….........….Carl Hammer Grover, Martha…....… Robert T. Wright Guarracino, Nathalie.…Gruen Galleries Gunn, Lorri....................…..Jean Albano

H-K Hammond, Jane…….Zolla / Lieberman Hannah, Adad..................…..Schneider Hara, Keiko….........................Perimeter Harrod, Jesse Kate…........Evanston Art Center Hecht, Mira…..............…Judy A Saslow Hediger, Cornelia…...............Schneider Heidi, Roger….............................. Leigh Heintzelman, Arthur William…... Robert T. Wright Henderson, Paula.......…Linda Warren Hersko, Judit…......Art Center Highland Park Hill-Soldner, Jeanine…........…Lakeside Legacy Holleb, Joan....................……Addington Hsu, Martin…........................….Rotofugi Hui, Li…........................................Walsh Humphrey, David…....Zolla / Lieberman Mr. Imagination..........….Judy A Saslow Indiana, Robert….......................…KMV Jaroscak, Adrienne…….......... Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Jeppesen, Doug……....Robert T. Wright Joerling, Nick…............Robert T. Wright Jones, Charles…..............Carl Hammer Joslin, Jared…...........…Firecat Projects Jurevicius, Nathan….............…Rotofugi Kandinsky, Wassily…..NIU Art Museum Kang, Andrea…....................….Rotofugi Keever, Kim…Art Center Highland Park Kelly, Jay…….........................Roy Boyd Kent, Rockwell……......Robert T. Wright Kiergaard, Lori….....…Lakeside Legacy Kim, Cheonae.......…..Zolla / Lieberman Kim, Jang Soon.....Evanston Art Center Klamen, David……................Art Center Highland Park Klement, Vera..................…..Printworks Koch, Robert…...........................…Leigh Kortenaar, Maria ten…….............Dubhe Carreño Kouba, Don…….....................Tall Grass Kresnoff, Bruce.….Evanston Art Center Krist, Bob……...................................ZIA

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Exhibiting Artists L-O


Langford, Jon…........….Firecat Projects Lanyon, Ellen….................…Printworks Lawton, Jim…............ Robert T. Wright Lazzeroni, Ed….....................Vale Craft Leopold, Samuel…...................... Leigh Levato, Lauren…..........Firecat Projects Lombardi, Sioban…............Robert Bills Maier, Vivian……........Russell Bowman Mark, Steven…........... Robert T. Wright Marshall, Heather…...Zolla / Lieberman Matteson, Rip…............................Kamp May, Eva…......….Illinois Artisans Shop McBess…..................................Rotofugi Meaden, Lorna….........Robert T. Wright Meyers, Ron….............Robert T. Wright Millard, Casey Riordan...............Packer Schopf Miller, Roland........…...Robert T. Wright Morawetz, Gabriela…........Maya Polsky Morgan, Brian...........…..Jackson Junge Motherwell, Robert….....Judy A Saslow Munson, David…................…Roy Boyd Murr, Greg…...........................Perimeter Nilsson, Gladys…..........…Jean Albano Nutt, Jim…...............…Russell Bowman Oblack, Patty….............................Kamp Oestreich, Jeff........…. Robert T. Wright Oldenburg, Claus…....Russell Bowman Opera, John...........................Art Center Highland Park

Saparnis, Irena…...........Jackson Junge Saar, Bettye…................Judy A Saslow Sarape, Saltillo….............…McCormick Schapiro, Steve…...............…Catherine Edelman Schwartz, William B…….............Judy A Saslow Scully, Sean…............Russell Bowman Sendrey, Gerard….........Judy A Saslow Sheehy, Shawn…..Evanston Art Center Shipps, Richard…..........…Evanston Art Center Shrewsbury, Adam…....Firecat Projects Sierra, Jose……......... Robert T. Wright Silve, K…..........................…Gallery KH Smith, Michael.......…..Lubeznik Center Somers, Marti…….................Addington Spencer, Tiphanie…............Robert Bills Stapleton, Doug….Evanston Art Center Steinwachs, Sarah….........Evanston Art Center Stewart, Carol…...................Gallery KH Stickler, Andrew…........Firecat Projects Stone, Bill…................Lakeside Legacy Stonehouse, Fred...Catherine Edelman Stuhmer, Marcelino…..............…Zolla / Lieberman Swedlund, Charles….…Stephen Daiter Tait, Tim..................Catherine Edelman Thomas, Jonathan…..............Roy Boyd Thresholds……..............Judy A Saslow Traylor, Bill….................Judy A Saslow Tubbs, Jeremy......…..Jennifer Norback

P-R Paluch, Frank…..........…Judy A Saslow Parish, Erin…...............Gruen Galleries Paschke, Ed…............Russell Bowman Perlman, Joel…..................…Roy Boyd Petercic, Ana…....Illinois Artisans Shop Peyton, Elizabeth……Zolla / Lieberman Phillips, Jay….....................…Roy Boyd Pickett, Dave….........................…Kamp Porterfield, Mary….........Packer Schopf Rauschenberg, Christopher..…Jennifer Norback Rezman, Monica….....…Packer Schopf Ringquist, Rebecca….....Packer Schopf Roberts, Christophe….......Evanston Art Center Rohlf, Jason…...............Judy A Saslow Romer, Helene…...Evanston Art Center Rosenthalis, Moshe…..…Zygman Voss Rosofsky, Seymour….....…Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) Rospenda, Mark…Evanston Art Center Roth, Jack….....................…McCormick Ryan, Jay…...........................…Rotofugi Ryan, Michael X…...President’s Gallery

featuring the works of

Mary Burke

Clyde Butcher

Michael Cutlip

Marc Dimov

Rick Dula

Holly Farrell

Charles Gniech

Anne Hughes

Bob Krist

Deanna Krueger

Roland Kulla

Maggie Meiners

Josh Moulton

John Musgrove

Matthew Schofield

John Vlahakis

Kathy Weaver

Carl Wilen

V-Z van Laar, Timothy…............. Art Center Highland Park Vance, Karin….............Lubeznik Center Veara, Kevin…...............Packer Schopf Waldo, John…..................Linda Warren Walker, Kara…........…Russell Bowman Warren, Rosemary……................Zolla / Lieberman Weisenburger, Erik…..........…Perimeter Wharton, Margaret…....…..Jean Albano Wickler, Charles…...…Lubeznik Center Wilen, Carl….................................…ZIA Williams, Jeff…...................State Street Wilson, Jenn…............…Packer Schopf Wilson, Tara……........ Robert T. Wright Wirsum, Karl……...............Jean Albano Wolfe, Leslie…....................…Roy Boyd Worthing, Ann.................Packer Schopf Young, Andrew….............…. Art Center Highland Park Zaslonov, Roman…....................…KMV Zhou Brothers...........Zhou B Art Center Zlotowski, Mark.........................….Krasl

Check out updated openings and exhibiting artists on our website throughout the season. See our arts calendar (p 14) for a list of museum exhibitions; artist discussions are online. We blog about gallery news, not-to-miss openings, art fairs, happenings, and more at

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Gallery Specialties Many Chicago galleries specialize in a wide range of art all the time, and some galleries only occasionally have work in the following specialties. This list indicates galleries that regularly specialize in works of art in these areas. If you are looking to find a particular type of art, or would like to learn more about a certain medium or period, contact the gallery directly Abstract Expressionism McCormick Abstraction Jean Albano Roy Boyd Valerie Carberry Gruen Galleries Kass / Meridian Gallery KH

Abstraction, Cont. Leigh McCormick Jennifer Norback Richard Norton Perimeter Platt ZIA Zygman Voss

African or African American Douglas Dawson Gruen Galleries Carl Hammer Ann Nathan Nicole PRIMITIVE Judy A Saslow

Asian Andrew Bae Gallery Douglas Dawson The Golden Triangle NIU Art Museum Pagoda Red PRIMITIVE Walsh Audubon Prints Joel Oppenheimer

Antiques The Golden Triangle Pagoda Red Portals Ltd.


Antiquities and Artifacts Douglas Dawson The Golden Triangle PRIMITIVE Artists' Books Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Stephen Daiter Printworks Zygman Voss

Chicago Scenes Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Jennifer Norback Contemporary Haitian Jackson Junge Nicole


Crafts Vale Craft

Ceramics Dubhe Carreño Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters Fine Art Douglas Dawson Leigh Ann Nathan Perimeter Vale Craft

Early 20th Century Frederick Baker, Inc. Hildt R.S. Johnson Fine Art Kamp McCormick Platt Fine Art Galleries Maurice Sternberg Zygman Voss

Character Design Rotofugi

Emerging Addington Robert Bills Roy Boyd Dubhe Carreño Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Deer Path Catherine Edelman Gillock Carl Hammer Jackson Junge Ann Nathan Packer Schopf Prospectus Judy A Saslow Schneider Carrie Secrist State Street Linda Warren Woman Made Zolla / Lieberman Fiber Arts / Textiles Douglas Dawson Ann Nathan Perimeter PRIMITIVE


Unknown Artist, Germany, Grenzuebersichtspunkt Parkplatz “Schwarzes Moor” (Hochrhon). Blick zum Erdbunker und Beobachtungsturm (DDR). Number 145. © Martin Parr collection /Magnum Photos

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Gallery Specialties Figurative Jennifer Norback Linda Warren Zygman Voss Film / Video Walsh Fine Painting & Prints 18th & 19th Century Frederick Baker, Inc. Hildt R.S. Johnson Kamp Platt Portals Ltd. Galleries Maurice Sternberg Zygman Voss Fine Prints Contemporary Andrew Bae Frederick Baker, Inc. Chicago Printmakers Collaborative R.S. Johnson Kass / Meridian Gallery KH NIU Art Museum Perimeter Printworks Prospectus Zygman Voss Folk, Native or Outsider Russell Bowman Carl Hammer Ann Nathan Packer Schopf Judy A Saslow Vale Craft Linda Warren Furniture & Decorative Arts Andrew Bae Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters Fine Art Douglas Dawson The Golden Triangle Pagoda Red Portals Ltd. Poster Plus Vale Craft

Illustration Art Rotofugi

Photography Stephen Daiter Deer Path Art League Impressionism Catherine Edelman Art De Triumph & Jackson Junge Artful Framer Studios Printworks Kamp Prospectus Richard Norton Schneider Galleries Maurice ZIA Sternberg Zygman Voss Modern Pop Rotofugi Installations Chicago Arts District Posters / Walsh Lithography Colletti Gallery, Jewelry Antique Posters Leigh Fine Art Judy A Saslow Poster Plus Vale Craft State Street Landscape Deer Path Art League Gallery KH Zygman Voss Latin American Prospectus Modern Contemporary Masters Robert Bills Russell Bowman Valerie Carberry Richard Gray Kass / Meridian Jennifer Norback Richard Norton Prospectus Modernism Valerie Carberry McCormick Multi-Media Robert Bills Chicago Arts District Deer Path Art League Old Masters R.S. Johnson Fine Art Galleries Maurice Sternberg Zygman Voss

Vintage Couture & Designer Resale Art, Antiques and Bibelots Jewelry & Accessories Custom Clothing & Special Orders Luxury Fashion & Art Consignment

Welcoming you Tuesday through Saturday, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Kathryn Sullivan Alvera Jason Clark Giovanni Ramirez

Quilts Vale Craft

714 N. Wells Street . Chicago, Illinois 60654

Russian Maya Polsky

In the River North Gallery District 312.751.9300 .

Sculpture Addington Robert Bills Roy Boyd Valerie Carberry Dubhe Carre単o Echt Richard Gray Gruen Galleries Carl Hammer Jackson Junge Gallery KH Krasl Art Center Leigh Ann Nathan Packer Schopf Perimeter Portals Ltd. Judy A Saslow Ken Saunders Zolla / Lieberman Shona Sculpture from Zimbabwe Nicole Surrealism Jackson Junge Zygman Voss Wildlife / Nature Joel Oppenheimer

Glass Echt Leigh Ken Saunders


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Museum Calendar + Art Events Outstanding shows & events take place regularly in our many cultural institutions. We add artist talks, panel discussions, gallery walks, curator-led tours, member events, auctions, and events to our online calendar. I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith Block Museum of Art April 8-August 14

ONGOING No Waste/Zero Waste Columbia College A + D Gallery thru April 16

• Marion Kryczka: Recent Paintings • Repurposed: Sculpture by Aristotle Georgiades Chicago Cultural Center April 9-July 3

John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism Art Institute of Chicago thru April 17 Unfold Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) thru April 23

Installation view, Lowlands, Glasgow International 2010. Photo: Angela Catlin. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. From Susan Philipsz: We Shall Be All thru June 12 at the MCA.

Trisha Brown Dance Company: Pygmalion and other works Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) April 15-17

Watercolor Wisconsin 2010 Racine Art Museum thru April 30

Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Milwaukee Art Museum thru May 15

Design for a Living World Millennium Park, Lurie Garden April 15-November 13

Without You I’m Nothing: Art and Its Audience Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) thru May 1

• Stephen Lapthisophon: (thru May 22) The Construction of a National Identity • Police and Thieves (thru May 29) Hyde Park Art Center

Public Works Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) April 28-July 17

After the Readymade The Smart Museum of Art thru May 1

• Contemporary Collecting: The Judith Neisser Collection (thru May 22) • Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France (thru May 30) Art Institute of Chicago

• Art Chicago + NEXT • The Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair The Merchandise Mart April 29-May 2 (gallery trolleys April 30)

The Age of Aquarius Renaissance Society thru May 1 • Eric Gill: Iconographer • De Humanum: The Collages of Balint Zsako Loyola Museum of Art (LUMA) thru May 1 • Louis Sullivan’s Idea (thru May 2) • Filled, Positive, & Safe: Autism & the Artists of Project Onward (thru May 11) Chicago Cultural Center Screenology: UIC New Media Arts Exhibition Hyde Park Art Center thru May 13

• Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character (thru May 29) • Susan Philipsz: We Shall Be All (thru June 12) Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Tragic Muse: Art & Emotion, 1700-1900 The Smart Museum of Art thru June 5 • Betsy Odom: Sis Boom Bah (thru June 19) • Conrad Freiburg: It Is What It Isn’t (thru June 26) Hyde Park Art Center

APRIL The Architecture of Hope: The Treasures of Intuit Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art thru May 14 American Modern: Abott, Evans, Bourke-White Art Institute of Chicago thru May 15

Sears at the Center: New Work by Donald Fels Chicago Cultural Center April 2-June 26 Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge Millennium Park, Boeing Galleries April 6-October 2012 14

Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life Art Institute of Chicago April 30-July 10 Spring Graduate Exhibition Sullivan Galleries, SAIC April 30-May 20

MAY Arient Family Collection: Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century Koehnline Museum of Art May 5-August 18 Warhol at Work: Portrait Snapshots, 1973-1985 The Smart Museum of Art May 10-August 21 Manifest Arts Festival Columbia College May 13 William J. O’Brien The Renaissance Society May 15-June 26

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Museum Calendar + Art Events Stories in Cloth: The Threads of Daily Life Loyola Univ. Museum of Art (LUMA) May 21-July 31 Mark Bradford Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) May 28-September 18 The Wright Stuff: Artists Respond to the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright Racine Art Museum May 29-August 7

JUNE Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements Chicago Cultural Center June 1-August 31

Warhol: Photographs McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage June 2-August 6 The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) June 11-September 11 Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life Art Institute of Chicago June 11-October 9 Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) June 18-October 16 Open Space Columbia A + D Gallery June 23-July 20

William J. O'Brien - Untitled. At the Renaissance Society, May 15-June 26

Go Figure The Smart Museum of Art June 30-September 4

JULY + AUGUST Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight DuSable Museum of African American History July 2-September 25 • Steve Reber: Sculptures • Michael Dinges: Sculptures Chicago Cultural Center July 9-October 2 • Geoffrey & Carmen: A Memoir in Four Movements • Charles Smith: Homecoming DuSable Museum of African American History August 5-December 31 Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie Loyola Museum of Art (LUMA) August 20-October 30

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News - What’s Happening Letter from the Publisher CGN has long considered itself an art world cheerleader, as we strive to enthusiastically promote all that is unique, admirable, and perhaps unknown about our galleries, museums and more. A cheerleader gives unwavering support to the home team and is there to boost morale when players need extra encouragement. CGN also aims to serve as an advocate for artists, creative entrepreneurs, and for those who are in this business out of passion. There is a new need for individuals to support of the arts in Chicago. Changes are afoot. Our Department of Cultural Affairs recently merged with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, and Lois Weisberg, an advocate and a cheerleader of the arts for as long as many of us can remember, retired as Commissioner of Cultural Affairs in February at age 85. We will miss Weisberg more than we know; she did more than most people will realize. Weisberg stood taller than her small stature let on, but nothing was beneath her. In 2006 she became the first person to be “landmarked” by the Illinois Landmarks Preservation Council, ensuring that at least historically she will be around forever. She attended countless arts events; she backed hundreds of exhibitions and public art projects. She made big plans realities, leading the conversion of the old central library building into the headquarters for the newly created Department of Cultural Affairs in 1989, and co-founding Gallery 37 with Maggie Daley. Weisberg created physical, as well as emotional, spaces that nurtured the arts, and she put Chicago and its cultural treasures indelibly on the map. Mayor Richard M. Daley, a civic leader recognized on an international scale, departs office in May, leaving behind possibilities as well as questions for the city. Chicago is getting a new mayor, but we may never get another Lois, so we must newly take her messages to heart. We should embrace public art, support our emerging artists, and take advantage of our first class museums and art centers. These treasures spark conversation and enrich our city; they attract visitors and boost business. I hope Mayor Emanuel gives passionate, official support to the arts as he envisions a strengthened creative community in Chicago. Because of cultural cheerleaders like Lois and art enthusiasts like our readers, CGN is inspired to do what it does each issue, and we thank you all. - Ginny

In between planning your next gallery outing or art fair weekend, we hope you get the chance to learn about local dealers and artists in our latest art profile series. Jo Burke of Northern Illinois University Art Museum tells us about this suburban art hub. Dawoud Bey reflects on his early days as a photographer in Harlem in the 1970s, and Dr. Dan Berger explains the theme running through his expansive collection, and how he decided to open an art space. Our new series “Did You Know?”is a place to share unique stories about how many of our art world friends followed fate to end up where they are today. Be glad it’s spring, enjoy the summer, and see you in the galleries!

Old Antiques Seek New Collectors My parents took me to many antique shops and fairs when I was young, and eventually I learned why antiques are both practical to fill a home with as well as to collect; many pieces my parents bought decades ago for the historic house I grew up in still work today in their more contemporary home. The lives of today’s potential collectors are different from those of previous generations; most 30-45 year-olds have a lot of debt, they travel often, and they get married and start families later. Most antiques dealers are baby boomers or older, and in order for the industry to thrive, younger collectors need to enter the market. This spring’s art fair is a timely occasion to make the case for how antiques can be a fun adventure and fit into any lifestyle.

A contemporary home, featuring antiques throughout: a set of highback Windsor chairs, Yorkshire c. 1820, & a versatile dining table decorated with understated antique candlesticks.

• Buy what you need and what you like. A stunning English China platter won’t give your family a place to sit down at dinner now, so make a mental note for later and turn your attention to the practical dining room table that fits your 2-bedroom apartment today but will expand to seat 12 in a house down the road. You should love what you buy, but you also have to live with it. For first purchases, it’s ideal to buy what you’ll use – chairs, tables, storage Antiques can be both enjoyable purchases and sound investments. chests, mirrors – a good piece has carefully crafted style, and starting off • Pick up the vocabulary. Having with furniture that has already served others well is ideal. The same can’t be a grip on the right terms can help you ask the right questions and keep an said of mass-produced furniture, and the kicker there is, some of that ubiqui- eye out for quality. Learn from dealers! tous furniture isn’t cheap, and there’s • Keep your eyes open. Surprise, fun no telling how it will withstand rambunctious children or neglectful house discoveries are how you make a story guests. Another advantage of antiques to go with a piece you’ll pass along to is that, though there is a range of styles another young collector some day. to choose from, quality pieces have The Young Collectors also stood the test of trends. When Experience: Shop. Imbibe. Learn. you don’t tire of a fad, you can save some trees, Stroll over 100 dealer booths at The and even Merchandise Mart International more trips Antiques Fair, enjoy a reception with Nick’s Fishmarket Grill, and attend a to Ikea. A few basic tips have helped me enjoy the adventure: A pair of unique French Blue Opaline Vase Lamps, Circa 1860, from Richard Norton add history and style to a home


panel featuring some of Chicago’s most informative young collectors. Moderated by Chicago Gallery News. Friday, April 29, 2011 • 5 pm: Check in @ 8th Fl. Black Pass Lounge. Shop until 6:30. • 6:30-8 pm: Reception + Panel * RSVP requested: http://www.

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Artist Insights Dawoud Bey is highly regarded for his striking portraits of teenagers in classrooms around the U.S. Now, a recent exhibition in Chicago examines the artist’s early photographs from Harlem in the 1970s. We spoke with Bey about how he started taking photographs and asked what important roles an artist can play in society. Chicagoans know the recent work of photographer Dawoud Bey well - his striking images of high school students capture a single expression, frozen in a moment. These portraits challenge Dawoud Bey many stereotypes about everyday youth, hopefully opening the eyes of the viewer, and give the subjects a chance to exist in the world in a lasting way. But long before Bey began taking portraits of teens across the country, he started photographing close to home, in a neighborhood he wanted to get to know - Harlem, NY. His latest exhibition in Chicago at Stephen Daiter Gallery examines these early photographs.

era you use has everything to do with the kind of pictures you are trying to make. Eventually I wanted to have a more sustained relationship with the people I was photographing in the streets, so I started using a large format 4x5 camera mounted on a tripod. It slowed down the picture making process, resulting in something that was much more collaborative and consensual, and changed the way the pictures looked, giving them an even greater degree of material & physical description.

Dawoud Bey, A Young Boy from the Marching Band Harlem, NY, 1977

How do you get your subjects to open up? Is this harder or easier because they’re teenagers? Bey was born in New York, and he DB: I don’t have any special thing that I do received his MFA from Yale University when I decide I want to make a photograph School of Art. He moved to Chicago in of someone; I simply ask. There’s also 1998, and he is currently Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago. Bey’s work very little talking taking place, it’s mostly has been featured in numerous gallery and me directing them as I look through the museum exhibitions. He has received sev- camera. Most often the fact that I am interested in someone allows them to begin a eral prestigious awards, including grants momentary relationship with me that then from the National Endowment for the Arts results in a picture. In my more recent work and a Guggenheim Fellowship. I have begun to incorporate texts, and You started photographing everyday young people are certainly a lot less people on the street in Harlem, NY in guarded and self-conscious about expos1975. Considering your recent exhibition ing themselves to that degree of intimate of early portraits, what inspired you scrutiny. Young people probably also have then, and how did you end up shooting a different sense about the relationship more formal portraiture? between what is public and private than DB: When I started making photographs in most adults, who tend to be more guarded. Harlem in the 1970s I wanted to revisit the neighborhood I knew from childhood visits. Do you connect strongly with your My mother and father met there, but I grew subjects in a portrait session? up in the suburbs, so making those picDB: Actually I don’t end up establishing a tures was a way for me to reconnect to that deep relationship with my subjects. I’m not neighborhood through making pictures. I trying to create that kind of a connection; also wanted to make something that would it’s a momentary one. I am engaging with them in order to make pictures that reflect respond to the long history of art and culmy response to them and how I want them tural production that is embedded in the to exist in the world through my phohistory of the important black community. tographs. In the end I’m an artist, and it’s about making work. I need to establish a I started working with the small 35mm temporary bond with people in order to camera, since at the time I didn’t really know there were other kinds of cameras. I make the work that I do. Of course a lot of the meaning of my work has to do with certainly didn’t know that the kind of cam17

who I choose to photograph and make visible in the world through my work. I want to establish a relationship between the person in the photograph and the person looking at that picture. Aside from very rare exceptions where someone later seeks me out, I never see the person again. What social topics and challenges are significant to you and your work? DB: I am interested in taking the experience and presence of ordinary people and giving them a compelling and commanding presence through my photographs. It’s really about using my work as a way to bring the human community into a conversation with itself; to use the work to create a momentary empathy between two strangers; to allow people to see some aspect of themselves through someone else. I am interested in how the camera and photographs can describe aspects of human emotional and psychological experience. Does anything surprise you about other people’s interpretations of your work?  DB: I think that the experience for the viewer and the experience for the person making the work are always different. The viewer is free to have their own experience and opinions about the work…as long as they understand that is their experience and opinion and not mine.  You voiced strong opinions and pleas in response to the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s video, A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery in 2010; what do you think is the art community’s role in the broader culture? DB: I believe that artists are also citizens. The last time I looked at my passport it didn’t say I was a citizen of someplace called Art World, it says the United States. And so as citizens I think we, as artists, need to be mindful of the ways in which we can continue to create a conversation between our work and the larger social community. When the art community becomes isolated from the larger society, both groups suffer. The culture wars of the ‘80s and even now are about trying to create a chasm between the art community and the broader community. None of us can afford that. Thru 4 / 30: Dawoud Bey: Early Portraits Stephen Daiter Gallery 230 W. Superior, Chicago, IL 60654

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Did You Know...

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Stories from Chicago’s Art World The CGN office hears crazy things all the time: when we answer the phone, visit galleries, or attend openings. We know Chicago dealers and artists have many tales to tell, so this series offers CGN readers a peek at the various personalities within Chicago’s art scene and highlights the many paths that have led people to where they are now. We’re pleased to share these stories from our friends, in their own words.

1883, he built a spur line from the Chicago & Northwestern railway tracks almost to the doorstep. A canopied & carpeted walkway extended 750 feet from the front door to the train, enabling the guests to walk to the mansion for the ceremony & return to the train without concern for the weather.

Art dealer Tom McCormick has been an avid collector of Mexican saltillo sarapes for over 40 years, and he’s putting together a large When artist William Conger’s daughter catalog Sarah was in second grade she inspired and him in ways that still resonate today: “I’d showing watch for her from my attic studio as she saltillos walked home from school, and I’d wait for from her outside with my wife, Kathy. One day I his own noticed that she was dragging something admirable behind her as she approached us – a very collection, skinny, twiggy dead branch, perhaps five as well feet long, that had fallen from one of the as others, this summer at the gallery. And trees on our street. When I asked her why to pass the time during such big projects, she was dragging that long, dead branch, McCormick & gallery director Mary Beyer she replied plainly, “Because it’s beautiful.” do lunchtime crosswords together. Moments earlier I had been immersed in my creative angst, as I struggled with my Woody Slaymaker, Slaymaker Gallery, unresolved painting. Sarah brought home learned valuable cultural and economic the lesson I needed to relearn: Everything lessons on a trip to Mexico in the early we want & create stems from an innocent 1980s. “Many years ago, when the peso childhood aesthetic, the universal delight was strong, I drove a semi truck of art in natural beauty. Sarah is now a research down to Mexico City & Monterey. I had run physicist at Naval Research Laboratory in ads in spanish in Time Magazine and Mexicana Airlines for very expensive art & Washington, D.C. Her own first grade had a ton of leads. Much to my astonishdaughter has saved a few “beautiful” stones found in the park. I paint, hoping to ment, as I did the appointments I found out that the dollar sign was the same as the find other twigs, branches, stones. peso sign in spanish. So, when I went to deliver a $7,500 sculpture the customer ZIA | Gallery artist Carl Wilen did an had just $80 ready for me. Needless to experiment during the 1970s fad of “Pyramid Power” – a theory that pyramids say, I suffered. However, I eventually sold most of the art in McAllen, Texas on my with the exact dimensions of Egyptian return across the border.” pyramids could harness energy. Wilen made a paper pyramid for a Charleston, IL Beate Minkovski, Woman Made Gallery, high school football game & tossed it in the opponent’s end zone. In the last quar- says her children got her into the art business. "My five children, the ter Charleston trailed by 6 points, and the youngest 11 and the oldest 21, sent me coach alternated plays using two halfbacks as messengers: Carl’s son, #26, & a back to school in 1988 to keep me off their backs. I finished four years of college at teammate, #27. With 26 seconds left in Northeastern Illinois University, & in 1992, the game, Charleston had the ball on the co-student Kelly Hensen & I opened a stu26th yard line, & halfback #26 was in the dio at 4646 N. Rockwell, where we exhibitgame. The planets were aligned. Then, ed our Senior Project Man-Made Women. the coach changed the play, pulled out We wanted to continue to create our art, #26 & sent in #27 with a new play. & maybe have a coffeeshop in the evening Charleston lost the game. to help with expenses. Instead, I sold bagels at 6 am, Kelly had to leave, & my The Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in personal artmaking stopped; but numerCrystal Lake, IL was originally the stately home of Charles S. Dole, a man known for ous other women got involved, & Woman sparing no expense on his home; so, when Made Gallery, providing exhibition opportunities for women artists began." his daughter was to be married there in 18

Question: I am moving to a new home. Any tips on reframing or reinstalling my artwork? Answer: Moving or renovating is a great time to assess your artwork. • Cleaning: In addition to external dusting and conservation, examine the back to make certain that dirt hasn’t had an opportunity to harm the art. If you have works behind glass, look carefully to see if there is any foxing or other problem affecting the piece. If so, you may want to consult a conservation expert to help you restore it before reinstallation. • Reframing: Check for warping of the frame, and consider reframing the piece if you are not pleased with how it will look in your new home. Remember that framing isn’t 100% appearance; you want to protect the work as well. Be sure the art inside the frame isn’t up against the glass (matting or using a spacer will solve that); and ask about acid-free materials used in both backing and matting, as well as options for different types of glass. • Environment: When choosing a new location for artwork, avoid areas with extremes of humidity or direct sunlight. Don’t be concerned if your work on paper wrinkles a little at first. It may need to adjust to the new atmosphere. • Reinstallation: Many people hang artwork too high or at different levels. Unless the piece is going above a piece of furniture, fireplace or on a stairway, hang it so that the center point is at eye level. I like 57” – some people prefer 55” to 59” – but pick a number and be consistent. Even if you have a group of works, the center point of the grouping should be eyelevel as well (look online for step-bystep instructions on measuring.) Use appropriate hooks for the weight of each piece, and two hooks for each one. Even small works will be more stable if you do. Feel unsure about where to hang or install your collection? Invite a dealer you have worked with to consult with you on site. Many of them offer these services, and can help you not only with location, but with lighting as well. Enjoy your collection in its new location. - Natalie van Straaten Founding Publisher, Chicago Gallery News

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Collector Conversations Are some people biologically drawn to art? Having nurtured a collection since 1988, Dr. Daniel S. Berger thinks so. Writer Alica Eler visited Dr. Berger’s home, and the two discussed how a collection’s theme takes shape, how art adds balance to a stressful life, and how this collector is inspired by the challenges many artists face. “I believe there is an art gene,” says Dr. Dan Berger, as we lounge in his kitchen. Dan laughs, explaining that he means it as a way “to help distinguish people who understand and are very interested in art, compared with a broader audience of those who hold little interest, or are incapable of finding their way around a museum.” It’s 9pm and Dan is sipping a cup of coffee he’s flavored with a tablespoon of Cool Whip. We’ve just strolled through his collection, which covers the walls and floors of his North Side home. It focuses on a medley of areas: work by Queer artists, art about African-American identity, work by outsider artists, as well as Chicagoans. The names are familiar Rashid Johnson, Elizabeth Murray, Angel Otero, Kerry James Marshall, Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller, and Doug Ischar - all are in good company amongst works by cornerstone contemporary artists like Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe. Pictured clockwise, from top left: Otabenga Jones & Associates; Carrie Schneider; Rashid Johnson; Mark Jackson; Italian, portrait drawing, late 1700's / early 1800's (artist unknown); Carrie Schneider; Rachael Niffenenegger; John Wilson

The second piece I bought was by Ed Paschke—also didn’t have the money for that. I appreciated that both Warhol and Paschke created surprising work. Warhol wasn’t afraid to idolize anything—everyday American objects, and electric chairs. Paschke’s bold character depictions, especially in his early work, were crazy shocking. The gallery [that sold me the Paschke] sent me notes, writing “send us a check, please Dan!” They underlined “please Dan.” [laughs] I hoped living with art would help me attain some balance in my life. Once I became a medical doctor with earnings, I started regularly buying art. ALICIA: Why does your collection focus on Queerness, African American identity, outsider artists, and Chicago artists?  DAN: I buy what I am truly interested in, what speaks to me. I don’t buy for investment. A collection’s focus doesn’t happen in a moment’s notice, but instead derives from reflection, consideration, deliberation and conscious as well as subconscious thought. I’m carefree and uninhibited when asking artists questions, and I like having open discussions with gallery owners, curators and art educators.

The fierceness of many Queer artists and many African American artists runs parallel to my own work. More than 20 years ago, whenever I would tell other doctors that I specialized in AIDS, it was not uncommon to encounter raised eyebrows and a kind of sneer in response. I was steadfast and resolute about the importance of my work without regard to other peoples’ opinions, and I think I’ve identified with this particular ALICIA: How did you start collecting art? determination of provocative Queer artists DAN: I was always drawn to art, but I didn’t and African American artists who have a have any real exposure to it until college. I strong sense of pride about who they are, came from a very traditional family—my despite any adverse public opinion about parents had a strong work ethic, but their work and views. Only fairly recently they didn’t have the benefit of a college did African American artists and Queer education. When I took an art history artists start to receive more mainstream course in college, I was under a spell. I attention. The recent John Hawkins retromajored in literature, and my curriculum spective at the Art Institute of Chicago, and favored pairing periods of literature to the the inclusion in major museum collections same periods of history and art. When I of work by Kehinde Wiley and Kerry James was doing an internship after medical Marshall are examples of art that wouldn’t school, moonlighting working emergency have been commonly viewed not long ago. rooms as a medical doctor, I began buying My personal interest well preceded what’s art in my free time. Living in New York City, become “in vogue.” I often walked past a West Village gallery that exhibited work by Andy Warhol. I startSimilarly, true “outsider” artists are comed thinking of collecting contemporary art, pletely beyond the mainstream, living isoand the first piece I bought was a Warhol lated and without education; they express Electric Chair. This was in 1988. I didn’t their identity without paying attention to have the money, but I made payments to society. And my interest in work by the gallery over a long period of time. 19

Chicago artists relates to my sense of pride and self-identification; I am a Chicagoan (with a slight Brooklyn accent, since I was born and raised there.) I take pleasure in supporting Chicago artists.

In front of Rashid Johnson’s Self-portrait as the black Jimmy Connors in the finals of the New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club Summer Tennis Tournament, 2008.

ALICIA: Tell us how you decided to open the artist project space Iceberg Projects in 2010. DAN: I read a New York Times article 4 years ago called Welcome to the Museum of My Stuff. Some important collectors, unsatisfied with institutions and what they were showing, decided to mount their own exhibitions. One of them bought a space on a main street in his city, created a small gallery/museum, and showed what he wanted to show. I also knew that [Miami collectors] the Rubells were doing their own thing. So I thought, ‘I could do this too’—it just takes drive, energy, and a dedication to artists. I talked to my friend Robert McNeil, who is an architect, and he began measuring around the property of my home. We decided to use the architecture of an old coach house to make a unique state-of-the-art exhibition space. 

The Iceberg Committee, comprised of Doug Ischar, John Neff, Dianna Frid, Robert McNeil, Zak Arctander, and myself decides what we’ll show. We’re particularly interested in giving artists outside Chicago exposure here they otherwise wouldn’t have, and bring new, challenging work to the city. More at ALICIA : How does art help you create balance in your life? DAN: When I started specializing in HIV / AIDS there was a lack of treatment for it; people were suffering and dying. It was very difficult to maintain my sanity. I spent many sleepless nights struggling to help patients, working on research for new treatments. Enjoying and appreciating art was a welcome distraction that helped me maintain intensity in my medical work.

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Artists & Dealers in the News • Moves and Updates Donna Metz retired in February as Executive Director of the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. Julia Gourley has been selected as the new Executive Director. The Center is hosting an exhibition in celebration of 50 Years of Art on the Bluff June 10-July 31.

about upcoming events and viewings are available at Th!nkArt has moved to a new location in the West Loop at 670 W. Hubbard.

district joins us in time for a busy summer of 2nd Friday Gallery Nights. Just 90 miles from the city is Gallery 218, located in the historic Third Ward in Milwaukee, WI.

We welcome Rotofugi Gallery, 2780 N. Lincoln, focusing on established & emerging artists in the fields of modern We are happy to welcome the following pop, illustration art & character design. galleries back to our pages in time for We also welcome the Mary & Leigh summer. Maya Polsky Gallery, special- Block Museum of Art, which has a full David Weinberg announced the grand izing in Russian art, joins us in River exhibition schedule on Northwestern’s opening of David Weinberg Photography North. Dubhe Carreño Gallery at 118 N. campus all summer long. Take a short in March. The inaugural exhibition, Mr. Peoria has a series of exhibitions featurtrip to Michigan City, IN this summer to Wild’s Garden, runs thru May 27, 2011. ing ceramics at the gallery this summer. visit the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. David Weinberg Photography, formerly The Center presents a full exhibition David Weinberg Gallery, has undergone a Thomas Robertello is back in our West transition in focus. The location at 300 W. Loop section, and the gallery has recently schedule in five galleries; an outdoor art moved to 27 N. Morgan. 2ND FLR collection; a gallery shop; classes and Superior will operate as Weinberg’s photographic studio and showroom. Updates Gallery on W. 19th St. in the Pilsen East after-hours events.

• CGN Welcomes

Artist Awards, Commissions & Exhibitions Elsewhere Josef Glimer Gallery is continuing its series of moving readings and performances this spring for dripping jewels...painted poetry: epic poems and paintings by Sheila Finnigan. Live readings take place on April 30 and May 2. Contact the gallery for details and to RSVP.

Hamilton, NJ. Her work will also be featured until August 14 in The Horse, an exhibit exploring the profound relationship between horses and humans at the Field Museum. John Buck has a solo show at the Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA, John Buck: Iconography, through May 15. Sara Ranchouse, a Chicago-based publisher of artists’ books and multiples, is Judy A Saslow Gallery artists Gérard Cambon has a book for publishing BUZZWORDS: interviews with Buzz Spector. The book will feature page art, including an individually hand-torn sale at the gallery, Dreams for Later. Swiss artist Christine Sefolosha recently participated in a residency program in section by Spector. Spector gave the keynote address at the symposium, The Art of the Book in the 21st Century, at the Oklahoma City, giving workshops on monotypes. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, in conjunction with The Zhou Brothers are having their first exhibition of new works the DCCA’s exhibit, The Book: A Contemporary View, on exhibit until April 17. The exhibit travels to Towson University in in quite awhile: TIME, Portrait of History opens on April 22 with a big party at the Zhou B. Art Center. Maryland, and will be on display September 8—November 5. Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments, curated by Dan Mills, is a survey of the development of Xie’s large-scale painting and instalThere’s plenty of news about Jean Albano Gallery artists: Release Your Inner Feiffer, an art and film exhibit featuring lations. A catalogue will include essays, plates of the complete Jules Feiffer and his dancers,is part of the 10th Anniversary show, installation shots and additional works. The tour includes River to River Festival June 19-August 14 at the World Financial the Knoxville Museum of Art through May 15, the Jordan Center in NYC. Gladys Nilsson’s work will be included in Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon in Eugene, from 40/40 at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in April and May to September 24 – December 31, and Bates College Museum of celebrate UIMA’s 40th anniversary, featuring 40 works by artists Art in Lewiston, Maine from January 21 – March 18, 2012. who have contributed to UIMA over the last 40 years. Claudia DeMonte’s work is featured in OPERA di DONNA at the Artist Anna Kunz, and former CGN staff member, is currently a University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art thru May 2. curatorial consultant for the Morton Arboretum’s Nature Unframed, opening in May. Kunz says, “It has turned out to be a wonderful group of Sally Schwartz, of the Randolph Street Antiques Market, launched a new blog with Danny Alias, When Danny Met Sally - artists, and very Vintage with a Vengeance! Schwartz says, “We're already ambitious work.  The turning the Vintage and Antiques Industry on its head. When curatorial premise you visit the site,, you'll see why.” surrounds itself with The Markets are back this summer, starting Memorial Day the idea weekend. See page 31 for dates through September. of site-responsive work, specifically, Catherine Edelman Gallery participated in The Armory Show the different species in New York in March. of trees on the Arboretum’s As usual it’s a busy group from Zolla/Lieberman. Deborah campus.” Lichen It! by Carol Hummel Photo credits: Courtesy of Carol Hummel Butterfield has a solo exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture in 20

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15 Minutes with a Dealer There is a lot happening in Chicago’s suburbs; one of the most active organizations is the Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb. CGN’s Laura Miller spoke with director Jo Burke about the unique challenges and rewards of working at a University museum, as well as working closely with the community. bit too busy to work with large-scale public projects. The Museum without Walls spirit lives on through our Community Windows project, in which we highlighted over 25 local non-profit arts/cultural organizations & helped them benefit from design services of NIU’s Media Services Department.

Left to Right: Diana Arntzen, Coordinator of Marketing and Education; Peter Olson, Assistant Director; Jo Burke, Director

How does the museum’s affiliation with a university impact your programming? JB: Our mission is to contribute to NIU’s curriculum, & also to provide opportunities for art education & cultural enrichment to the community, by balancing contemporary art with traditional media for an examination of visual culture. Our affiliation impacts our philosophy – we provide a space to experiment, discover & learn, and we’re open to artists showing works that wouldn’t likely be of interest in a commercial setting (site-specific installations, collaborative workshop projects). Our advisory committees are comprised of faculty & community members. Departments work to pool resources & expertise. On several occasions the various university galleries & the NIU Anthropology Museum have simultaneously hosted exhibitions related to a particular culture / concept. The museum has been around since the ‘60s and gone through its share of moves and renovations – undoubtedly creating some obstacles, as well as opportunities. The Museums without Walls program, where you placed contemporary art in the community, was a success. Any plans for reinstating it? JB: Museum without Walls started when Altgeld Hall underwent renovation – the timing of our program with the start of DeKalb's participation in the national Main Street Program served as a catalyst for tremendous changes & improvements in our community. Today these are being made through the Renew DeKalb program, on whose committees our staff still serves. I'm now seeing exciting efforts from the town, county, & campus to work together; I'm proud the arts have been a part of that. We produce up to 16 shows annually in our renovated galleries, so we’ve been a

Tell us about the museum’s collection. JB: Our permanent collection has approximately 1,500 items: including prints, drawings & photographs. We typically incorporate collection pieces into group exhibitions, i.e., polaroids recently given to us by the Andy Warhol Foundation were shown with 19th century tintypes as well as contemporary portraits by photographers Dawoud Bey & Nora Herting. One practice that has helped us gain a greater community audience, but is maybe a little unusual for a museum, is using social media to find out about private collections to augment exhibitions. People have some amazing stuff they’re very proud of & happy to share. Your exhibitions often combine the old with the new; tell us about that. JB: To help our audience feel comfortable with contemporary art, we try to juxtapose a contemporary artist with an old master. Someone interested in Käthe Kollwitz’s work is pleased to discover Jay Ryan’s work in the next room. Likewise, students who know Jay’s work from concert posters become engaged with the graphic work of an older hipster like David Driesbach. How do you plan & curate exhibitions? JB: Our staff curates, as do guest curators - artists, historians, collectors. We’re happy to view proposals from artists & curators, & we post periodic calls for proposals on our website. We seek a balance of media, local & national/international artists, & we consider how a show will serve our students & community.

How did you get involved with the Museum? What’s your favorite part about working there? JB: I have a studio art background & worked in the audiovisual industry while doing volunteer work at arts organizations. I first worked at the museum as a grad assistant while getting my masters in art history. I was hired as Assistant Director, with notions of staying three years, but things changed at the museum, or in my personal life, that kept it interesting & challenging. Working with creative people is always a bit of both! Being a small museum, our staff serves many functions – I guess that’s my favorite part. I’d be bored if I did the same thing every day. What exciting plans are on the horizon? We’re organizing our first traveling show in years – ­the last one was with Jin Soo Kim. This new show features etchings & copper plates by printmaker David Driesbach: Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing. Our original installation won an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Association of Museums, & the exhibition will be available to travel over the next three years. In what direction would you like to see the museum head in this new decade? I’d like for our artists & shows to get more recognition in the art field as well as for more people in the Chicago area to discover the fine work being done here. I’d like to see our collection continue to grow, but for space reasons, we try to limit ourselves to works on paper. I’m glad to see Governor Quinn increase support for the Illinois Arts Council, but it’s difficult to know how much the state can continue to fund. When appropriate, we approach public/private funders and sponsors to help support projects. The arts need to rely on individuals stepping up to support what matters to them; likewise, we need to be certain we’re providing a crucial service. The arts are only just beginning to realize they may have to help people see how they matter - unfortunate, but true. I hope we’ve been able to show the university & community that we can be an asset.

How long does it take to put together a typical show, and what’s the most challenging part? JB: Things get tricky when artists send unsolicited proposals. We try to interrelate shows in all four gallery spaces, but it can be a long wait before a show gets approval, Northern Illinois University Art Museum Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., DeKalb (60115) fits our budget, our unique spaces, & our theme. We usually plan two years out. Often things just intuitively come together; the right works surface just when we need them. 21

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Free Saturday Gallery Tours RIVER NORTH Every week @ 11am 750 N. Franklin WEST LOOP Every 6 wks @ 1:30 pm Check locations

Tours take place rain or shine every week No reservations required. 312 649 0064 •


Art Tours, Walks, Gallery Nights 1st Thursdays

2nd Fridays

The first Thursday of every month.

The second Friday of every month.

River North / West Loop Galleries Many galleries stay open late until 7pm.

The Chicago Arts District / Pilsen East 6–10pm • Free South Halsted & 18th St. *Special event on Saturday, April 30: Brunch from 9:30am-12:30pm in the district for Art Chicago and NEXT

1st Fridays The first Friday of every month. Flat Iron Arts Building: Wicker Park 6–10pm • Free 1579 N. Milwaukee Lakeside Legacy Arts Park 5–7:30pm • Free (donations appreciated) 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake, IL MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) 6–10pm • Visit website for ticket info 220 E. Chicago

Fine Arts Building Open Studios 4:30–9:30pm • Free 410 S. Michigan

Wednesdays RAWednesdays 7–9pm • $5 suggested donation at door Ravenswood Corridor - various locations

3rd Fridays The third Friday of every month. Oak Park Arts District (OPAD) 6–9pm • Free Harrison St. Zhou B Art Center/Bridgeport Art Walk 7–10pm • Free 1029 W. 35th St. 22

Saturdays Saturday Gallery Tours Visit for details • River North: 11am–12:30pm • Free Meet at Starbucks, 750 N. Franklin Tours run weekly, year-round • West Loop: 1:30–3pm • Free Tours run every 6 weeks. Meet at first gallery on tour.

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Chicago’s Gallery Districts



RIVER NORTH A high concentration of galleries in Chicago can be found in River North—many within a block or two from the intersection of Superior & Franklin Sts. The general boundaries are: Chicago on the north; Merchandise Mart on the south; west to Orleans & east to Dearborn.

Bring your map with you on opening nights, weekend gallery visits or to other special art events.

WEST LOOP & WEST SIDE The West Side “district” incorporates the West Loop, Fulton Market, West Town & other near West locations. Accepted boundaries generally are: Division on the north; Halsted on the east, Roosevelt Rd. on the south. The largest gallery “district” centers are near the intersection of Peoria & Washington, & on Fulton Market, Carpenter & Lake. PILSEN • PILSEN EAST • HYDE PARK • BRIDGEPORT This map covers a vast part of the city from Roosevelt Rd. south to the Indiana border; Central Ave. on the west & east to Lake Michigan. Neighborhoods include Pilsen, Hyde Park, Chinatown & Bronzeville. The largest concentration of galleries in the area is in Pilsen East’s Chicago Arts District, near Halsted & 18th Sts. Other major south side art destinations include: the Museum Campus, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, DuSable Museum, & both the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum & The Renaissance Society. The Zhou B Art Center is located just west of US Cellular Field on 35th Street, in the heart of the Bridgeport Neighborhood. Monthly 3rd Friday events take place at the Center, and the neighborhood is one of Chicago’s burgeoning art communities. MICHIGAN AVENUE • GOLD COAST • THE LOOP • SOUTH LOOP Approximately 25 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent Mile” from Oak St. to the River & south near The Art Institute and Millennium Park. Spaces are steps from Michigan Avenue, or an elevator ride above the city. Also included in the this area are The Museum of Contemporary Art, LUMA, Spertus Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Navy Pier.

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NORTH SIDE • WICKER PARK/ BUCKTOWN LINCOLN PARK • LAKEVIEW & BEYOND The North Side covers a broad geographical area, including a number of neighborhoods such as Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Old Town. The north side also includes streets surrounding the North/Milwaukee/Damen intersection, & scores of artists living & working in Chicago. SUBURBS AND BEYOND CHICAGO Beyond the city limits, the Chicago art scene continues in galleries and university spaces. Some are in Evanston—just 5 miles north of the city near Northwestern University; others are in Oak Park near the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio; many can be found in nearby suburbs and neighboring states.

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Addington Gallery

River North Dozens of galleries radiate from the intersection of Superior & Franklin streets, making up the River North gallery district; general boundaries are: Chicago Avenue on the north, the Merchandise Mart on the south, west to Orleans, east to Dearborn. A former manufacturing area, many galleries were drawn to the neighborhood first in the 1980s because of its industrial history and its large, dynamic spaces.

704 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-664-3406 Tu-Sa 11-6

thru april 12: Joan Holleb: New paintings on copper

june 3-august 20: Robin Denevan: River Paintings, large and smallscale encaustic paintings MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Events in the Area: April 30: Galleries are open in River North, West Loop / Fulton Market for Art Chicago & NEXT. Free trolleys between the Mart and the galleries from 6-9pm. Ongoing: • Monthly 1st Thursdays: Many galleries are open ‘til 7: • Free Weekly Saturday Morning Gallery Tours, 11-12:30:

Jean Albano Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0770 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 & by appt. Contemporary paintings, drawings, and constructions. april 22: Margaret Wharton june 3: More Margaret and Friends: Group show featuring Gladys Nilsson, Lorri Gunn, and Karl Wirsum july 15: Gallery Group Show

ArchiTech Gallery 730 N. Franklin 2nd Fl. (60654) Tel 312-475-1290 W-Sa 12-5 Dir. David Jameson Chicago’s only gallery of architectural art. Design drawings, blueprints and photographs of building and industrial art. Visit website for show information.

april 15-june 1: • Main space - Marti Somers: New mixed media paintings • 2nd space - Waxworks Chicago, group exhibition featuring encaustic art from the Chicago area.

Marti Somers, Tourmaline Song, oil on panel, 40 x 40”

Andrew Bae Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-335-8601 Tu-Sa 10-6 Contemporary Asian art primarily with ties to Korea, Japan and China. Permanent gallery artists include Kwang Jean Park, Young June Lew, Tetsuya Noda, Keysook Geum, Gapchul Lee, Jungjin Lee, Jae Ko, Myungkeun Koh, Leeah Joo and Katsunori Hamanishi. Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and upcoming opening dates. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Russell Bowman Art Advisory

311 W. Superior Ste. 115 (60654) Tel 312-751-9500 Tu-Wed by appt. Th-Sa 10-5:30 Modern and Contemporary Masters. Folk, Naive, and Outsider Art. Featured artists include: Roger Brown, Thornton Dial, Carroll Dunham, Elizabeth Murray, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke,

Joel Shapiro, David Smith, Simon Sparrow, Charles Steffen, William Wegman, Terry Winters, Joseph Yoakum. april 15-june 18: Vivian Maier: Photographer, First American gallery exhibition of this recently discovered Chicago street photographer. june 24-august 20: American Prints II: Africano, Amer, Baselitz, Bolotowsky, Borofsky, Brown, Diebenkorn, Dine, Dunham, Frankenthaler, Nutt, Oldenburg, Paschke, Scully, Walker. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Vivian Maier, Untitled, 1950-55 NY, vintage silver gelatin print, 4-11/16 x 4-1/2”

Margaret Wharton, Betty Spaghetti, 2010, vintage tennis racket holder, spaghetti, chair, furniture parts, 39-1/2" x 29" x 3"


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Roy Boyd Gallery

739 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-642-1606 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; M by appt. Contemporary paintings and sculpture. Opening receptions are on the opening dates of the exhibitions: Fridays, 5-8pm. Participating in First Thursdays from 5-7pm on April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7 and August 4.

Stephen Daiter Gallery

april 1-may 10: Gallery Artists Including New Sculpture by Joel Perlman may 13-june 28: Jay Phillips: Paintings, Sculptures and Prints

230 W. Superior 4th Fl. (60654) Tel 312-787-3350 W-Sa 11-5 and by appt. Paul Berlanga, Michael Welch

july 1-september 3: Group Sculpture Exhibition: Erdim, Fraser, Kelly, Munson, Perlman, Phillips, Thomas, Wolfe and others.

Vintage black and white photography, specializing in documentary and experimental photography: Institute of Design, Bauhaus, Photo League, etc.


Rare photography from the 1920s-1960s. thru april 30: Dawoud Bey: Early Portraits may 6-june 25: Charles Swedlund: Circa 1955 MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY DEALERS (AIPAD)

Echt Gallery

222 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0288 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt. Specializing in the finest contemporary sculpture. Artists represented include: Oben Abright, Martin Blank, Christina Bothwell, Dale Chihuly, Daniel Clayman, Pearl Dick, Matt Eskuche, Bella Feldman, Gregory Grenon, Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Shayna Leib, Mira Maylor, Clifford Rainey, Joseph Rossano, among others. thru april 23: Group exhibition including new work by Gregory Grenon – oil paint on glass. april 13-17: SOFA New York at the Park Avenue Amory. Representing the following gallery artist: Oben Abright, glass and mixed media. april 29-may 28: june 3–july 9: july 15–august 31: Contact gallery for further information. Opening receptions on exhibition show start dates.

William Conger, Player, oil on canvas. 60" x 60"



Catherine Edelman Gallery 300 W. Superior Lower Level (60654) Tel 312-266-2350 Tu-Sa 10-5:30 Contemporary Photography & mixed media photo-based art. thru april 30: Steve Schapiro: Taxi Driver / The Godfather may 6-july 9: Edelman Projects Presents: • Fred Stonehouse: Marshland • Tim Tate: 21st c. Sideshow july 15-september 3: The Chicago Project IV MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY DEALERS (AIPAD)

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River North Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd.

207 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-787-4640 Tu-Sa 11-5; or by appt. Dir. Josef Glimer Asst. Dir. Emily Booth 32 Years of selling fine art. Featuring contemporary artists Thom Kapheim, Mira Hermoni-Levine, Brian Divis and Sheila Finnigan.

The Golden Triangle

Also featuring masterworks of the 19th and 20th Centuries, including works by Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Chagall, Picasso, Miró, Rivera, and Zuniga, among others. Ongoing Exhibition: dripping jewels...painted poetry: epic poem and paintings by Sheila Finnigan. The Expressionist work of Sheila Finnigan is honest and uncompromising to its core. As deep as her descent into memories is, so is her steep ascent toward projecting them into the paintings & poetry.

330 N. Clark (60654) Tel 312-755-1266 M-W, F 10-6; Th 10-7; Sa 10-5

A dramatic setting, complete with Asian courtyard, and exemplary customer service.

The Golden Triangle’s blocklong home in the historic Reid Murdoch Center features one of the largest collections of Asian and European antiques and home furnishings in the country.

We also showcase tribal African ceramics, furniture & sculpture. Gallery space is now available for special events.

740 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-266-8512 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 Dir. Carl F. Hammer Representing American and international contemporary artists, as well as select examples/artists from the American “outsider” genre. Opening receptions occur from 5:30-8:30pm on the first date of scheduled exhibitions.

april 15: Nathalie Guarracino: New Work, oil on canvas june 3: Erin Parish: New Circles, resin & mixed media on panel july 15: Pia Brix-Thomsen: New Work, acrylic on canvas

Karen Tribe Bronze Rain Drum, Northern Thailand, Mid 1800s, 21” W x 21” D x 16” H

Kass / Meridian

Carl Hammer Gallery

thru april 9: Eric Daigh: We Have One Conversation, push pin portraits on board april 15-may 28: Cameron Gray: POP!, assembled and collage painted wood tiles on wood panel june 3-july 1: Charles Jones (1866-1959) To See a Heaven in a Wild Flower: Vintage Botanical Photographs, gold-toned silver prints from glass plate negatives MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

226 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-6262 M-F 11-5; Sa 10-6; Su and evenings by appt. Dir. Lisa Boron Event Dir. Michael Gerber In the heart of River North within 20,000 sq. feet, we house a large collection of contemporary American & European painting & sculpture.

april 30: 8 pm may 2: 7 pm Live reading from dripping jewels by stage actresses Corliss Preston and Michelle Shupe. Space is limited. Open to the public, please RSVP to the gallery.

Sheila Finnigan, Harlequin

Gruen Galleries

Gallery KH

325 W. Huron, Ste. 315 (60654) Tel 312-266-5999 M-F 11-4 (by appt.); weekends by appt.

311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-642-0202 T-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 Shannon Rather

Contemporary American and modern European prints by internationally established artists and contemporary paintings and sculpture.

Contemporary abstract and realistic paintings, fine prints and sculpture.

thru april 11: Carolyn Cole: Evoking Memory april 15-may 31: Robert Berlin: After/Image june 3-july 13: K. Silve & Carol Stewart july 15-september 6: M. Ellen Cocose: Luminosity

Contemporary prints: Josef Albers, Charles Arnoldi, Alexander Calder, Christo, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Victor Vasarely and Andy Warhol. Modern Master prints: Georges Braque, Bernard Buffet, Le Corbusier, Marino Marini, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.

Cameron Gray, Red Ribbon Girl, 2010, assembled & collage painted wood tiles on wood panel, 57” x 52”

Paintings and Sculptures: Romero Britto, John Henry, Tom Holland, Nissan Engel, Robert Natkin and Joseph Stabilito. 26

Karen Silve, Market 6, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 50”

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Metropolitan Capital Bank 9 E. Ontario (60611) Tel 312-640-2300 Metropolitan Capital Bank delivers creative and complex solutions in private banking, commercial banking and investment banking.

Gallerie MK

750 N. Franklin Ste 105 (60654) Tel 312-643-5545 W-Sa 12-6; Su-T by appt. only Owner: Mei-Ku Huang M.D Gallery Dir: Jamieson M. Flynn

We are dedicated to continuing the tradition of exhibiting Chicago art in our historic Tree Studios location and to fostering a greater appreciation of Chicago’s visual arts and art community by supporting our city’s artists and galleries. april 29: Join us from 5-7 pm for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Metropolitan Capital Bank is proud to host a special reception after the opening of Art Chicago and NEXT. This event is sponsored in part by ULTIMAT VODKA.

“Chicago’s Steakhouse” Winner of the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America Tony & Marion Durpetti – Proprietors 500 North Franklin St. (312) 527-3718

Ann Nathan Gallery 212 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-6622 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5 Established and emerging painters and sculptors in all media. Minimal “Shaker-insteel” furniture by Jim Rose. Selective African tribal art. Contact gallery or visit website for full exhibition schedule and details. april 14-17: SOFA NYC april 29 & 30: Opening receptions 5-8pm during Art Chicago june 3: Gallery group show Opening reception; Contact gallery for exhibition details

Nicole Gallery

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc.

230 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-787-7716 Tu-Sa 11-5:30; Su-M by appt. Owner Nicole Smith

217 W. Huron (60654) Tel 773-671-5945 Tu, Th 12-5; F, Sa 12-6; or by appt.

Contemporary Haitian, African and African American arts.

Featuring contemporary artists including, Jean-Christophe Ballot, Michael Goro, Herbert Murrie, Stephen McClymont, ellsworth snyder, Jeremy Tubbs, William Utermohlen, Vivian van Blerk.

Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe. Please visit our website for more exhibition and event information. thru april 30: 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition

april 15: Christopher Rauschenberg: Photographs of Paris’s Marche aux Puce june 3: Sex Sells july 15: Jeremy Tubbs: Holding Power, New Works

july 15: Gallery group show Opening reception; Contact gallery for exhibition details

Richard Norton Gallery 612 Merchandise Mart Plaza (60654) Tel 312-644-8855 M-F 9-5 Richard P. Norton Dir. Susan Klein Bagdade Notable American & European Impressionist & Modern paintings, drawings & sculpture from the 19th & early 20th Centuries. Offering a wide range of services: consultation, appraisal, consignment & purchase of artwork. Including: Gertrude Abercrombie, Walter Burt Adams, Claude Bentley, Aaron Bohrod, Karl Buehr, Copeland Burg, Francis Chapin, Alexander Corazzo, Manierre Dawson, Werner Drewes, Frederick Frary Fursman, Hananiah Harari, George Josimovich, Thomas Kapsalis, Medard Klein, Richard Koppe, Walter Krawiec, Albert Krehbiel, Jan Matulka, Tina Modotti, Pauline Palmer, Abbott Pattison, Frank Peyraud, Romolo Roberti, Richard Alan Schmid, William S. Schwartz, Gerritt Sinclair, Morris Topchevsky, Vaclav Vytlacil, Carl Woolsey among others.



Perimeter Gallery 210 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-266-9473 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30 Dir. Frank Paluch perimeterchicago@ Perimeter Gallery features contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and master works in ceramic and fiber arts. thru april 16: Keiko Hara, painting april 22-may 27: Erik Weisenburger, painting june 3-july 1: TBA - contact gallery for details july 8-september 2: Greg Murr, watercolor MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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River North Maya Polsky Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0055 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 10:30-5

744 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-642-1066 Tu-F 10:30-5; Sa 11-5

International contemporary art; contemporary Russian art.

Specializing in contemporary art and sculpture. “Magical realism.”

Please contact gallery for exhibition information. april 15-may 31: Gabriela Morawetz: New Works


Portals Ltd.

“Roots” Continuing sale and exhibition of International Naïve Artists

april 15-18: Exhibiting at the Antiques & Garden Fair, Esplanade Tent Booth #100, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe. Preview Party: April 14, 6-10 pm Portals Artists: Barbara KohlSpiro (paintings), Constance Roberts (Whistle Lady), Ginger Fox (acrylic on canvas), Karen Halt (fiber sculpture), Mitzura Salgian (oil on linen), Milton Tomlinson (blown glass/iron sculpture), Ted Gall (bronze sculpture), Joel Sanderson (steel sculpture).

311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-9407 Tu-Sa 11-5 and by appt. *Gallery closes for vacation August 21 through Labor Day. Dirs. Sidney Block, Bob Hiebert

Judy A Saslow Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-943-0530 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 Outsider Art and art by European, national and local artists.

Printworks is a works on paper gallery specializing in contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books.

thru april 9: Gérard Cambon, Edmond Engel & Mr. Imagination

april 1-may 14: Ellen Lanyon: Index Extended, Collage-Montage-Frottage

april 15-may 28: Mia Brownell, Mira Hecht & Jason Rohlf

may 20-july 2: Vera Klement: American Sublime, new works on paper

april 29-may 2: Participating in Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart. VIP preview on Thursday, April 28. Showing works by Robert Motherwell, Bill Traylor, Bettye Saar, William B. Schwartz, and more.

july 8-august 20: Gallery Artists: Summer Group Exhibition

june 3-july 9: James Allen, Frank Paluch, and Gerard Sendrey july 15-september 3: Clyde Angel and Thresholds MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Pilar De Aristegui, Balloon Festival, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”

Ken Saunders Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-573-1400 Tu-Sa 11-5 Ken Saunders Exhibiting the world’s most prominent and innovative artists creating glass sculpture. Please check with the gallery and visit our website for information on current exhibition. april 29-may 2: Art Chicago, The Merchandise Mart

Schneider Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-988-4033 Tu-F 10:30-5; Sa 11-5 Dir. Martha Schneider Asst. Dir. Rose Licavoli National and international artists Contemporary photography. thru april 23: John Dowell april 29-june 25: The Reality of Illusion: Cornelia Hediger and Adad Hannah

june 10-12: Glass Weekend, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ

july 1-august 30: Group show



Vale Craft Gallery

Zolla / Lieberman Gallery

230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-3525 Tu-F 10:30-5:30; Sa 11-5 Dir. Peter Vale An eclectic mix of affordable, contemporary American fine craft. Ongoing display of ceramics, decorative fiber art, glass objects, metal sculpture, functional art & unique jewelry. april 15-may 28: Ed Lazzeroni: Landscapes on Metal june 3-september 3: Summer group show of fine craft

Ed Lazzeroni, Yellow Birch, aluminum & acrylic, 35” x 23”


325 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-944-1990 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30 thru april 30: • Cheonae Kim: Vignette • Répertoire: Group show Samantha Bittman, Fred Camper, Brendan Clenaghen, Cream Co., Susanne Doremus, Dzine, Anoka Faruqee, Jan Pieter Fokkens, Adam Fing, Josh Garber, Cheonae Kim, Jin Soo Kim, Margie Livingston, David Lozano, Sara Mast, Amy Mayfield, Elizabeth Newman, Richard Notkin, Rocío Rodriguez, Madeleine Reyna, Al Souza, Buzz Spector, Glenn Wexler, Heidi Van Wieren, and others.

Zygman Voss Gallery 222 W. Superior, #1 E. (60654) Tel 312-787-3300 Tu-Sa 10-5; Su and M by appt. Dirs. Nancy Voss, Ahron Zygman Featuring 17th to 20th Century masters. Museum quality works of art including Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Whistler, Cassatt, Pissarro, Picasso, Chagall, Dalí, Miró and Calder. Contemporary artists include Moshe Rosenthalis and Aliza Nahor. april 2-may 1: The Etcher may 28: Rosenthalis Retrospective

may 20-august 19: Cinematic Bodies, curated by Jamie Adams: Christopher Brown, Teodor Dumitrescu, Vernon Fisher, Jane Hammond, David Humphrey, Heather Marshall, Elizabeth Peyton, Marcelino Stuhmer, Rosemary Warren and others MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Rembrandt, Peter and John Healing the Cripple

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West Loop & Fulton Market The West Side includes West Loop, West Town, Fulton Market, Randolph Street & more. Typical boundaries: Division on the north, east to Halsted, south to Roosevelt. The area’s largest gallery centers are around Peoria & Washington, & along Fulton Market between Peoria & Racine. Lots of activity buzzes on opening nights! Events Taking Place in the Area: April 30: Galleries are open in River North, West Loop / Fulton Market for Art Chicago & NEXT. Free trolleys between the Mart and the galleries from 6-9pm.

Frederick Baker, Inc. 1230 W. Jackson (60607) Tel 312-243-2980 M-F 10-5, and by appt. President, Frederick Baker Dir. Scot Campbell Specializing in Fine American and European Prints, Drawing and Watercolors. Featuring works by: Arms, Bellows, Benton, Buhot, Burchfield, Chagall, Chahine, Crawford, Degas, Hayter, Kent, Kloss, Lewis, Lipchitz, Miró, Pennell, Renoir, Rouault, Schlemmer, Seligman, Simon, Tanguy, Tissot, Villon, Whistler, Wood, Zorn and many others MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Robert Bills Contemporary 222 N. Des Plaines, lower level On Des Plaines St. at Lake St. (60661) Tel 312-234-9091 Tu-F 11-5; Sa 12-5pm Dir. Emma Stein bob@robertbills Robert Bills Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery located in Chicago’s West Loop. We are dedicated to exhibiting emerging and internationally recognized artists. thru april 19: Tiphanie Spencer, paintings

Dubhe Carreño Gallery 118 N. Peoria 2nd Fl. (60607) Tel 773-931-6584 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30 Specializing in contemporary ceramics & material-based works by interdisciplinary emerging and established artists. Participating in First Thursdays from 5-7pm on april 7, may 5, june 2, july 7, august 4 july 15-august 27: Maria ten Kortenaar: Crazy Love Story

april 30-may 31: Anindita Dutta june 3-july 5: Group Show, TBD. Contact gallery for details.

Ongoing: • Monthly 1st Thursdays: Many galleries stay open ‘til 7pm: • Free Saturday Gallery Tours every six weeks, 1:30-3:

july 8-august 2: Group Show: Sioban Lombardi and TBD. Contact gallery for details. Maria ten Kortenaar, Crazy Love Story, 2008, porcelain, 5.75” x 6.5”, Prize winner at the 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea in 2009

Douglas Dawson Gallery


400 N. Morgan (60642) Tel 312-226-7975 Tu-Sa 9:30-5:30 Dirs. Douglas Dawson, Wallace Bowling

213 N. Morgan #3C (60607) Tel 312-772-3021 W-Sa 12-6, or by appt. Sara Ebers, Dominic Paul Moore

Ancient and historic ethnographic art from Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since 1983.

EBERSMOORE features emerging and established artists in all media.

Please contact the gallery for its summer schedule.

Contact our gallery for exhibition information and schedule.

EC Gallery

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

215 N. Aberdeen (60607) Tel 312-850-0924 Dir. Ewa Czeremuszkin

118 N. Peoria (60607) Tel 312-455-1990 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30

The primary focus at EC Gallery is the introduction and representation of emerging and mid-career artists whose practices traverse painting, drawing, mixed media and photo media.

Specializes in international contemporary art in all media, and art that is conceptually, formally, or socio-politically based. Founded 1983.

Please visit our website for show schedules and details.


thru april 23: AMAZONIAN CLAY: Ceramics of the Shipibo-Conibo Indians april 28-may 2: Art and Antique Dealers League of America, New York Spring Show; Opening Preview April 27

Many West Loop galleries stay open until 7pm on the first Thursday of the month for First Thursdays. Gather for a night out! Visit chicagoart

april 29-may 2: Art Chicago, Opening Preview April 28 MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION


kasia kay art projects gallery 215 N. Aberdeen (60607) Tel 312-944-0408 W-Sa 11-5; Tu by appt. and by chance Established and mid-career international artists working in all media. Contact gallery or visit website for additional show information. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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West Loop / West Side Mars Gallery

1139 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-226-7808 W 12-6; Th 12-7; F-S 12-6; Sun & Tu By appt. Dir. Barbara Gazdik Specializing in contemporary fine, fun and sophisticated artwork. Original paintings and limited edition prints. Since 1988 Mars has been the must-see hot spot of the Chicago West Loop art scene. For additional information regarding show schedule please consult the our website.

The McCormick Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-226-6800 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 The McCormick Gallery features both modern and contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper and sculpture. We represent the estates of numerous mid-century American painters with an emphasis on abstract expressionism. The gallery also shows both established and emerging contemporary artists. Please call the gallery for exhibition information. april 23-june 4: Jack Roth: works from the estate

Packer Schopf Gallery 942 W. Lake (60607) Tel 312-226-8984 Tu-Sa 11-5:30 Dir. Aron Packer


130 N. Jefferson (60661) Tel 312-575-9600 M-Sa 10-6

Conveniently located in the West Loop, PRIMITIVE’s 30,000 sq. ft. flagship store has become a true Chicago destination. Come and experience 4 floors of museum grade furniture, artifacts, textiles, jewelry and fashion from essentially the world over. The collections are authentic and exclusive.

Contemporary art in all media. Also well-known for folk and outsider art. april 1-may 7: • Casey Riordan Millard: Drawing, painting, sculpture • Ann Worthing: Painting may 13-june 18: • Monica Rezman: Drawing/photography • Rebecca Ringquist: Fiber • Kevin Veara: Painting

You’ll feel like you have just been around the world yourself!

july 8-august 13: • Jenn Wilson: Painting • Hank Feeley: Painting • Mary Porterfield: Painting

june 11-august 13: Saltillo Sarape: A Survey: 1820-1850 (see p 18 for story) Peter Mars, Diamond Marilyn, mixed media on canvas


Thomas Robertello Gallery

Carrie Secrist Gallery

27 N. Morgan (60607) *Note new address Tel 812-345-1886 Contemporary West Loop gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Please check website or CGN for full exhibition schedule.

835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-491-0917 Tu-F 10:30-6; Sa 11-5 Natalie Schuh, Gallery Manager Established and emerging contemporary artists in all media. For additional information regarding the show schedule, please contact the gallery. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION


670 W. Hubbard, 1st Fl (60654) *Note new address Tel 773-252-2294 Tu-Sa 11-5 An international art gallery and policy salon working with established & emerging contemporary artists, now in a new public space in the West Loop. Launched in 2006 by Laurie R. Glenn, Th!nkArt is a fusion of art & politics, a portal to the world of ideas & social change by engaging collectors & artists in a dialogue through paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, film, theatre, dance, music & poetry. Th!nkArt partners with galleries, museums, art centers, cultural centers, & collectors to create art happenings & experiences within the arts. thru april 30: Barbara Crane: An Infernal Beauty, new & unseen digital prints may-june: Pierre Marie Brisson, works on paper 30

Walsh Gallery

118 N. Peoria 2nd Fl. (60607) Tel 312-829-3312 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30; Opening receptions: 5-9 pm Dir. Julie Walsh

Linda Warren Gallery 1052 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-432-9500 Tu-Sa 11-5 Dir. Linda Warren Emerging and mid-career contemporary artists in all media.

Contemporary Asian art Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition schedule. april 22: Li Hui; Contact gallery for exhibition details

thru april 9: Loretta Bourque and Rob Bondgren april 15-may 14: • Megan Euker • Project Space: Juan Angel Chavez may 20-july 2: • Paula Henderson • Project Space: John Waldo july 8-september 3: Conrad Freiburg MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Paula Henderson, Heavenly Body IV, 2010, oil and wax on canvas, 48” x 36”

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West Loop / West Side + Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen / Pilsen East Tony Wight Gallery 845 W. Washington, 2nd Fl. Tel 312-492-7261 Dir. Tony Wight; Dir. John Henderson Please contact for exhibition information and schedule.

Woman Made Gallery

685 N. Milwaukee (60642) Tel 312-738-0400 W-F 12-7; Sa-Su 12-4 Artwork in all media in group and solo exhibitions. may 6-june 30: Group exhibition: Abstractions Juror: Sandra Perlow july 8-august 18: • Group exhibition: Seriously Funny; Juror, Isabella Bannerman • Group exhibition: Underground; Juror, Ruby Thorkelson • Group Exhibition: Artisan Gallery, fine arts and crafts by women

2011 Markets • • • • •

May 28-29 June 25-26 July 30-31 August 27-28 September 24-25

Thousands of art treasures in all media Eileen Goldenberg, Array 107, encaustic, 12” x 12”

Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen & Pilsen East South of the city center are several expanding gallery and artist communities. The largest concentration of galleries in Pilsen East is in the Chicago Arts District, near South Halsted & 18th Streets, where dozens of artists participate in monthly 2nd Fridays. Galleries and spaces are also located throughout Pilsen along 18th St., as well as in other neighborhoods such as South Loop and in Bronzeville. The Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport, west of US Cellular Field, hosts monthly 3rd Fridays from 7-10pm. Two Hyde Park museums affiliated with the University of Chicago are the David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art, and the Renaissance Society. The Hyde Park Art Center is on South Cornell, just blocks from the Museum of Science and Industry. Events Taking Place: • July 2-September 25: Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, DuSable Museum of African American History • Ongoing: Chicago Arts District’s monthly 2nd Fridays Gallery Night, 6-10pm Zhou B Art Center’s monthly 3rd Fridays Gallery Night, 7-10pm


2ND FLR Gallery 903 W. 19th St. 2nd Fl. (60608) Tel 312-208-0367 By appt. Sa 1-4 Arno Mayorga show/14632-2nd-flr-gallery april 8, may 13, june 10, july 8, august 12: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night. 30+ galleries / creative spaces, open 6-10pm Please visit gallery website for exhibition schedule.

4Art Inc. Gallery

Zhou B. Art Center 1029 W. 35th St., Ste. 403 (60609) Tel 773-254-5100 Tu-Sa 10-6; Open for monthly 3rd Fridays artist receptions from 6-10pm Dir. Robin Rios Visit gallery website for exhibition schedule. Please also see our framing listing in CGN’s Art Service section on p. 45. april 15, may 20, june 17, july 15, august 19: Visit the Zhou B Art Center & Bridgeport Art Walk for 3rd Fridays. Held each month from 7-10pm

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Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen / Pilsen East Chicago Arts District

1945 S. Halsted, Ste. 101 (60608) Tel 312-738-8000 x108 2nd Friday info booth at: 1821 S. Halsted One of Chicago’s most vibrant and well-established creative communities, the Chicago Arts District hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Nights. Don’t miss the action at S. Halsted and 18th, as 30 independent galleries, and artist-run creative spaces, open new shows the 2nd Friday of each month. The Chicago Arts District also coordinates the annual fall

Pilsen East Artist’s Open House, as well as other special programs throughout the year. Please see our website,, for information on events, news, exhibition space rental, creative residential and retail space; find out how you can become part of the Chicago Arts District. april 8, may 13, june 10, july 8, august 12: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night. 30+ galleries / creative spaces, open 6-10pm

Floating Gem

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St., Ste. 406 (60609) Tel 312-307-7824 Showroom open 3rd Fridays 6-10pm & by appt. Contemporary jewelry & fine art. april 15, may 20, june 17, july 15, august 19: Visit the Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Walk for 3rd Fridays. Held each month from 7-10pm

Fountainhead Lofts Building 1932 S. Halsted (60608) In this historic former clothing manufacturing building you will meet the new breed of creative entreprenuers now filling the spaces – artists! You'll find a bit of everything on five floors: fine art, fashion, photography, glasswork, painting, artisan crafted jewelry, and an authentic loft elevator to assist in your rise to the top! #101 - Studio 101 #200 - Orlando Espinoza

april 30: Saturday brunch from 9:30 am-12:30 pm for Art Chicago and NEXT.

Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) 5020 S. Cornell (60615) 773-324-5520 thru may 15: Screenology thru may 22: Stephen Lapthisophon: The Construction of a National Identity thru may 29: Police and Thieves, work by Faisal Abdullah, John “Zender” Estrada, Amitis Motevelli, Shizu Saldamando, Andrew Tosiello, Arnoldo Vargas, and others.

#206 - Alex Fedirko #208 - Angela Komperda #402 - Xavier Nuez Gallery #406 - Brainforest Gallery

thru june 12 : Betsy Odom: Sis Boom Bah thru june 26: Conrad Freiburg: It Is What It Isn’t

#406 - Pretty Bird; “Wearable Juju” #500 - Thomas Tonc Studio Deep Blue Earrings by Christine Simpson Forni. This jewelry series is a study of color & aquatic forms, made of sterling silver, blue glass on copper & 18kt gold

Liz Long Gallery at URBAN ART RETREAT 1957 S. Spaulding Ave (60623) *@ the 21st St. Kedzie El stop on the Pink Line Tel 773-542-9126 Sa 11-4; M-Th 2-5; or by appt. • • Non-profit art gallery featuring under-represented artists. Please contact gallery for exhibition information and schedule.

Prospectus Art Gallery 1210 W. 18th St. (60608) Tel 312-733-6132 Dir. Israel Hernandez Showcases Latin American and other Contemporary Art. Representing: Montserrat Alsina, Tim Arroyo, Miguel Cortez, Roberto Ferreyra, Eric J. Garcia, Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Antonio Martinez, Mark Nelson, Eufemio Pulido; Including the Chicago masters Mario Castillo, Walter A. Fydryck and Ron Gordon.

The Renaissance Society University of Chicago 5811 S. Ellis, Cobb Hall Room 418 (60637) Tel 773-702-8670 Tu-F 10-5; Sa & Su 12-5; Closed Mondays Admission is always free. thru may 1: The Age of Aquarius may 15-june 26: William J. O’Brien

#502 - Brian Mancl

The David and Alfred Smart Museum University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood (60637) Tel 773-702-0200 Tu, W, F 10-4; Th 10-8 Sa & Su 11-5 thru june 5: The Tragic Muse: Art and Emotion, 1700-1900 may 10-august 21: Warhol at Work: Portrait Snapshots, 1973-1986 june 30-september 4: Go Figure

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th (60609) Tel 773-523-0200 M-F 10-5; Sa 12-5 The Center offers many spaces for private events of any size. Please contact our office or visit our website for details and options. april 15, may 20, june 17, july 15, august 19: Visit the Zhou B Art Center & Bridgeport Art Walk for 3rd Fridays. Held each month from 7-10pm april 22-june 12: TIME – Portrait of History, Zhou Brothers New Works. Opening reception April 22, 6-10pm.


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Get intimate with art in a new way at Pilsen Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicago Arts District. This stimulating environment of galleries and artists in unique live/work spaces sets the stage for a satisfying art experience. For more information on programs and properties, go to, or contact Podmajersky at 312.738.8000.

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Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop ArtFutura

Michigan Ave., The Loop, South Loop Over 20 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent Mile” from Oak St. to the Chicago River, and south near Millennium Park. Galleries occupy dynamic ground floor spaces steps from Michigan Ave. as well as in some of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers. The area includes many of the nation’s finest museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Spertus Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), as well as top art schools: the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Columbia College. Nearby, Navy Pier hosts major art fairs like SOFA. • Ongoing: MCA First Fridays, 6–10pm (visit site for ticket info)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 675 N. Saint Clair (60611) Northwestern University Lurie Research Center, Ryan Family Atrium Eric Horner, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Tel 312-238-1252

875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2510 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-397-9990 M-F 10-5, Sa 11-5 Asst. Dir. Susan Beagley Dir. Valerie Carberry

Artist submissions accepted until April 15. Contact Eric Horner. Info listed above.

Modern and Postwar American art: painting, sculpture and works on paper from 19151965.

june 2: Ticketed Opening Night & Awards Party on Th, June 2. 6-9:30 pm. Artists' awards granted at event. Tickets for sale online: june 2-9: The 9th Annual ArtFutura, a juried art exhibition of 150+ emerging & established artists. James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, will serve as juror and award 3 artist prizes. All chosen finalists' work will be on display during the exhibition. Selected pieces by patients in the Art Therapy program will also be on view. Benefitting RIC’s Art Therapy program. Event proceeds allow RIC to maintain an Art Therapist at the hospital.

Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters • Fine Art

102 E. Oak (60611) Tel 312-664-6767 M-Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Dir. Russell Colletti Colletti Gallery features a world class collection of

antique posters from the 1890s Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau eras through the 1920s and 30s Art Deco and Modern eras. Works by Mucha, Cherét, Cappiello, and Cassandre are among the master poster artists included, plus an exceptional

Valerie Carberry Gallery

Blaine, Bolotowsky, Brooks, de Rivera, Diller, Drewes, Ferber, Ferren, Gallatin, Gordin, Gottlieb, Greene, Hofmann, Howard, Kelpe, Matulka, Merrild, Morris, Roszak, Rothschild, Shaw, Smith, Storrs, Survage, Tobey, Tworkov, Vytlacil, Walkowitz, and Xceron. Also representing contemporary artists of national stature: Judith Belzer, Ellen Lanyon, Jim Lutes, and Evelyn Statsinger

The Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington (60602) Tel 312-744-6630 M-Th 8-7; F 8-6; Sa 9-6; Su 10-6. Closed holidays. thru april 13: Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women & Art thru may 2: Louis Sullivan’s Idea thru may 11: Filled, Positive, and Safe: Autism and the Artists of Project Onward april 2-june 26: Sears at the Center: New Work by Donald Fels june 1-august 31: Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements july 9-october 2: • Steve Reber: Sculptures • Michael Dinges: Sculptures

Visit gallery website for more details.



Columbia College D.E.P.S.

Ferrari Studios

selection of the original prints and posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Dir. Neysa Page-Lieberman Tel 312-369-7663

Also featured are turn of the century ceramics by Amphora, Massier, and Zsolnay in addition to Art Nouveau and Art Deco furnishings.

The Department of Exhibitions & Performance Spaces (D.E.P.S) at Columbia College.

412 S. Wells, 3rd Fl. *The studio is moving. Please contact for new info Tel 312-922-2993

The collective of gallery & performance spaces at Columbia College.

Contact: Virginio Ferrari, sculptor; Marco Ferrari, video artist

The D.E.P.S. consists of 3 art galleries, 3 event spaces, performance spaces, & Shop Columbia, the student art store.


• The Arcade 618 S. Michigan • C33 Gallery 33 E. Congress • Conaway Center 1104 S. Wabash • Glass Curtain Gallery 1104 S. Wabash • Hokin Center and Quincy Wong Gallery 623 S. Wabash • Stage Two 618 S. Michigan, 2nd Fl. • StageColumbia 623 S. Michigan

Ferrari Studios – Verona Al Magro Via Bellavista n.80 Custoza (37060) VR, Italy Tel 39/045/859.9008 Fax 39/045/51.67.21

Virginio Ferrari, Being Born, 1983, stainless steel, 25’ x 25’ x 20’, Intersection of Ohio & Orleans Streets, City of Chicago Public Art Collection

Examples of Leonetto Cappiello, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Jules Cherét



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fine craft made in illinois


metal, jewelry , paintings, ceramics, textiles, and more!




Richard Gray Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2503 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-642-8877 M-F 10-5:30; Sa by appt. Founded in 1963, Richard Gray Gallery is one of the leading dealers in modern and contemporary American and European art with locations in both Chicago and New York. The gallery offers exceptional works by masters such as Picasso, Matisse and Miró and also represents some of the most exciting artists working today, including Jaume Plensa, David Hockney, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz. Please contact gallery for up to date exhibition information. MEMBER ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Hildt Galleries

617 N. State (60654) Tel 312-255-0005 Tu-Sa 11-5 Located in the Historic Tree Studios, Hildt Galleries showcases fine original 19th and 20th C. British, European and American oil paintings and watercolors. Artists include Montague Dawson, Bernard Pothast and Evert Pieters.

Illinois Artisans Shop / Illinois State Museum 100 W. Randolph James R. Thompson Center, Ste. 2-200 (60601) Tel 312-814-5321 Kerry Schneider, Program Asst. Dir. A sales gallery featuring juried work of over 500 Illinois artisans. Jewelry, art glass, ceramics, wearables, painting, photography and more fine craft on view and for sale. Representing Darlys Ewoldt, Kate Strong, Mary & Spencer Watson, Lisa Williams & more. Monthly thematic Art Sprees in James R. Thompson Center Atrium from 10 am-3:30 pm featuring twelve artisans. Meet Illinois Artisans features 4 artisans at the Chicago Water Tower Works Visitor Center (163 E. Pearson) 1-5 pm. All dates listed at right. Michele Friedman, Jewelry, (Chicago)


april: Eva May, wearables (Chicago) april 8 & 9: Meet Illinois Artisans april 21 & 22: Gardening Art Spree may: Michele Friedman, jewelry (Chicago) may 4- 6: Mother’s Day Art Spree may 13 & 14: Meet Illinois Artisans june: Paul Eshelman, ceramics (Elizabeth) june 10 & 11: Meet Illinois Artisans june 16 & 17: Spring Art Spree july: Ana Petercic, wearables (Lincolnwood) july 8 & 9: Meet Illinois Artisans july 21 & 22: Jewelry and Fashion Art Spree august: Barbara Beckman, glass (Liberty) august 12 & 13: Meet Illinois Artisans august 18 & 19: Ethnic Art Spree


R.S. Johnson Fine Art 645 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-943-1661 M-Sa 9-5:30 Established in 1955, R.S. Johnson Fine Art specializes in museum quality works of art ranging from Old Master works on paper to 19th and 20th Century paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Our clients include more than 50 museums worldwide. Featured artists: Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Degas, Cassatt, Guillaumin, Raoul Dufy, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Gleizes, Villon, Masson, De Chirico and Picasso. MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop Kamp Gallery, INC.

KMV Gallery

140 E. Walton Drake Hotel Arcade (60611) Tel 312-664-0090 Tu, Th, F, Sa 11-6; Su, M, W by appt. Dir. Nicholas Vahlkamp

Please contact for exhibition details and also see our Suburban listing for events in our Winnetka Gallery (p. 40).

Fine American & European paintings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, particularly artists of the Regional Impressionists (1890-1930).

may: New Fauves: Paint like you mean it! Featuring the paintings of Rip Matteson and Dave Pickett

april: New Acquisitions for the Collector

875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2515 John Hancock Center (60611) Also located in Houston. Tel 312-255-1202 Offering the very best in Modern, Postwar, and Contemporary American and European Art and Sculpture, in

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. a museum quality setting. Artists include: Fernando Botero, John Chamberlain, Rico Eastman, Helen Frankenthaler, Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Wolf Kahn, Anish Kapoor, Julie Mehretu, Edward Steichen, Andy Warhol, Roman Zaslonov, Zhou Brothers. april 9-may 28: Roman Zaslonov

Robert Indiana, HOPE, 2010, brushed stainless steel, ed. 7 of 9

june 9-july 30: Robert Indiana august 12-december 18: Eyes of the Beholder

410 N. Michigan, Ste. 1 The Wrigley Building (60611) Tel 312-642-5300 M-Sa 10-6 The nation’s premier gallery of art from the Golden Age of Exploration for four decades. Located in the historic Wrigley Building, the gallery specializes in rare antique Natural History Art and limited-edition Fine Art Prints, with particular emphasis on the works of John James Audubon. The gallery also is home to a wide variety of works by other notable Natural History Artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté, John Gould and Basilius Besler. In addition to being an incredible art resource, the gallery provides custom archival framing and nationally recognized conservation and restoration services for works of art on paper, paintings on canvas and photographic materials. The facility services museums, collectors & dealers throughout the nation.

Charles Bisschops (1894 - 1975), Le Portique, Martigue, 36” x 40”, ca. 1925.

Poster Plus

President’s Gallery, Harold

Roman Zaslonov, Nouvelles Robes, triptych, oil on canvas, 35” x 12” x 35” x 35” x 35” x 12”

State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University

Washington College 200 S. Michigan (60604) Tel 312-461-9277 M-Sa 10-6; Su 11-6 Poster Plus is located across from the Art Institute on Michigan Ave. The gallery’s unconventional approach blends new and old, including: 19th and 20th C. art and design; popular and master artists; Chicago photography and event posters; art related books, cards, clothing and gifts; and a separate original vintage poster gallery. Examples of original European and American lithograph posters from the last 100 years include those of Chicago Railroads of the 1920s, the Columbian Exposition, the Century of Progress, Art Exhibitions and propaganda. Poster restoration, conservation, and framing services also available.

30 E. Lake Room 1105 (60601) Tel 312-553-5738 M-F 10-5 and by appt. Vanessa Smith, Interim Curator

401 S. State (60605) Tel 312-935-4088 M-Th 10-6, F 10-5 Gallery Coordinator: Xhengis Aliu

The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College highlights artists from the Chicago area. Please contact gallery or visit our website for exhibition details and more information.

The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University (RMU) is an outlet for art education and cultural enrichment. It exists to maintain and promote exposure to the fine arts for the University’s students, employees, and extended RMU community.

thru april 14: Shaila Cristofferson april 20-june 3: Michael X. Ryan june 10-july 29: Selections from the HWC Art and Architecture Department’s Annual Exhibition

june 23-august 5, continued: Sue Averell: Urban Landscape & Botanical Works on Canvas. A unique reality of the artist put forth through the use of bold and colorful acrylic august 18-september 30: Architectural Technology Exhibition. Architectural technology work from RMU’s graduating Bachelor’s Degree students & alumni

thru april 14: 2011 BAS Institutional and Alumni Exhibition Graphic design work from RMU’s graduating Bachelor’s Degree students & alumni april 28-may 20: Jeff Williams: Paintings that combine reality & the abstract in an attractive, colorful style june 23-august 5: Jeff Boshart: Sculptures of balancing steel & wood that represents a thoughtful blending of the elements of design Sue Averell, & principles of organization All Around & Up & Down, 36” x 24” 36

Galleries Maurice Sternberg 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2520 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-642-1700 M-Sa 11-5; and by appt. hpool@galleriesmaurice susan@galleriesmaurice A fine art dealer in Chicago since 1945, the galleries offer “Sternberg Traditional,” 19th/early 20th Century American and European paintings, and “Sternberg Contemporary,” which features the work of a distinguished list of contemporary artists from around the world. Please contact the gallery and visit our website for exhibition schedule.

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North Side & Bucktown + Wicker Park

North Side/Bucktown + Wicker Park The city’s North Side is broadly comprised of a number of areas, including: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Ravenswood, Rogers Park & beyond. Many artists live & work in studios here. Also located in the area are historic city art centers & landmark studio buildings like the Flat Iron Arts Building. Explore alternative spaces & collectives in Humboldt Park & beyond. Details about open studios & more are always on our website, so check our calendar regularly.

Alibi Fine Art

ArtDeTriumph & Artful Framer Studios

1966 W. Montrose (60613) Tel 773-454-1512 Fr 6-8, Sa & Su 11-6; and by appt. Adam Holtzman & Lucas Zenk

2938 N. Clark (60657) Tel 773-832-4038 Open 7 days a week M-F 11-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Nancie King Mertz

Alibi Fine Art is a contemporary gallery in the Ravenswood / Lincoln Square area. Our goal is to promote new, overlooked and mid-career artists. The gallery’s primary focus is on photography, with other media represented as well.

This warm and inviting Lakeview gallery is packed full of originals, Giclée prints and fine art cards of Chicago and the world. Thirty-one years of expert framing makes this shop a most popular one for all your framing needs.

Visit website for exhibition details.

Please also view our Framing listing in CGN’s Art Services section (p 45). Painting classes are offered at our gallery for all levels in oil, pastel and watercolor.

Events in the Area:

CGN maintains a comprehensive list of galleries and art venues that rent their space for private events, including weddings, fundraisers, and corporate receptions.

4642 N. Western (60625) Tel 773-293-2070 F, Sa 12-5, and by appt. Dir. Deborah Maris Lader Featuring affordable fine art prints and works-on-paper by local and international artists. Located in Chicago’s longestrunning fine art printmaking workshop, where gallery visitors mingle with print artists as they create on the presses. Artists Incude: Hiroshi Ariyama, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Stephen Hazard, John Himmelfarb, Amos Kennedy, Kim Laurel, Ray Maseman, Dennis O’Malley, Artemio Rodriguez, Megan Sterling and others. thru april 30: New Work/New Gallery Artists may 21-june 16: 4th Annual $20 Print Sale and Studio Happening: Open house and reception, May 21: 12-6pm june 25-august 31: 10 Winners of the CPC Juried Chicago Prints Competition

• thru May 14: The Architecture of Hope: The Treasures of Intuit @ Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art • Ongoing: Monthly1st Fridays at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 6-10pm


Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

Avram Eisen Gallery

Firecat Projects

Jackson Junge Gallery

Fine Art & Custom Framing 5202 N. Damen (60625) Tel 773-271-3088 Tu-W 10-5; Th-F 10-7; Sa 12-5; Su 12-4 Dir. Avram Eisen Fine art & custom framing.

2124 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-342-5381 Stan Klein Opening receptions take place on the first night of each exhibition, from 7-9pm. april 29: Joe Amrhein may 27: Jared Joslin

Please call or email us for the latest list and start planning! If you’d like to list your venue, please contact us.

june 24: Lauren Levato, Adam Shrewsbury, Andrew Stickler, Justin Graham august 26: Jon Langford  

1389 N. Milwaukee (60622) Tel 773-227-7900 Tu-Sa 11-8; Su 12-5 Features the work of Laura Lee Junge and other contemporary Chicago artists. Paintings, sculpture and photography. Original art, limited edition reproductions and Giclées. Custom framing on site. thru may 1: Irena Saparnis: SILK LIGHT: The Luminous Art of Silk Batik, new works may 6-july 3: Jason Brammer: OBSCURA FUTURA, mixed media july 8-august 28: Brian Morgan: MOMENTUM WILDE, paintings

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North Side & Bucktown + Wicker Park The Leigh Gallery

3306 N. Halsted (60657) Tel 773-472-1865 W-M 11-6 Jean Leigh

The gallery will host “Meet & Greet” exhibition receptions from 6-9 pm on the dates listed below. april 8: Roger Heidi: Calming Abstracts

Representing over 80 artists. The majority are local Chicago artists. Offering a diverse and innovative selection of original artwork in all media.

may 13: Samuel Leopold: Upward Urban Cityscapes

Gift certificates available.

june 10: Robert Koch: Watercolor and oil landscapes

Featuring Thom Bierdz, Grace Cole, Craig Dresang, Roger Heide, Darren Jones, Robert Koch, Roland Kulla, Jean Leigh, Michael McKee, Armando Pedroso, Barbara Pihos, Ann Powell, Sharon Stelter, Janet Wickham and many more.

Thomas Masters Gallery 245 W. North Ave. (60610) Tel 312-440-2322 W-F 12-6; Sa 11-6; Su 12-5 Thomas@thomas Contemporary artwork. Please contact gallery or check website for exhibition and opening reception details.

Pagoda Red

1714 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-235-1188 M-Sa 10-6; Su 12-5

See also our suburban listing for our Winnetka location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions and special events.

A world-class collection of unusual 18th-19th century Chinese furniture and artifacts as well as Chinese contemporary art by emerging artists.


july 8: Please check website for details

Platt Fine Art

Slaymaker Gallery and Frame Shop

Rotofugi Gallery

561 W. Diversey, Ste. 213 (60614) Tel 773-281-2500 Tu-Sa 10-6 and by appt.

Visit the gallery at these upcoming art fairs:

19th and 20th Century American paintings, fine prints and works on paper.

april 29-may 2: The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, Chicago

april 1-3: The Capital Art Fair, Washington D.C.

may 13-15: The St. Louis Fine Print Fair

2780 N. Lincoln (60614) Tel 773-868-3308 11-7 daily Dir: Kirby Kerr Curator: David van Alphen

thru april 17: • Andrew Bell: Acrylics, mixed media • McBess: Digital, prints

Rotofugi Gallery is focused on showing quality work by both established & emerging artists in the fields of modern pop, illustration art & character design.

may 27-june 26: • Ralph Cosentino: Acrylics • Martin Hsu: Acrylics, cel vinyl

As a partner/adjunct to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store, we often show artists wellknown in the designer toy community, but do not limit ourselves to just designer toy creators. Please join our gallery preview email list at for first opportunity to purchase pieces from most exhibits.

april 22-may 22: Jay Ryan: Acrylics

july 1-31: • Little Friends of Printmaking: Serigraphs • Aesthetic Apparatus: Serigraphs august 5-september 4: Harley & Boss (Nathan Jurevicius & Andrea Kang): Mixed media

936 W. Roscoe (60657) Tel 773-935-ARTS (2787) M-W 8:30-6; Th-F 8:30-7; Sa 10-7; Su 12-5 Tel 773-348-1450 Featuring the United States’ largest collection of contemporary and traditional fine art on paper and canvas from artists across North America and Europe. The Slaymaker collection consists of 8,000 original paintings including pastels, intaglio collagraphs, watercolors, monotypes, encaustics, acrylics, oils, collage and mixed media works. Slaymaker is one of the only government contractors in the nation authorized to sell original art and picture framing to the United States Government Free parking and delivery is available.

Frank Cassara (b. 1913), Grain, 1939, lithograph


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Suburbs & Beyond Chicago Our art scene extends beyond the city in suburban art centers and in multiple university galleries and spaces. Many short trips offer chances to explore the Western Suburbs as well as the North Shore.

Gallery 218

The Art Center

(Milwaukee, WI)

(Highland Park)

In the Marshall Building 207 E. Buffalo St., Ste. 218, 2nd Fl., Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-643-1732 Th-Sa 12-5; and by appt. Dir. Judith Hooks

Contemporary art focusing on abstraction, conceptual, light and space, nature-inspired works. Receptions on quarterly gallery nights, as well as Marshall Building events. Schedule of exhibitions on website.

Northwestern & Evanston are just 5 miles from downtown. Visit Oak Park to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, or see Wright’s Robie House in Woodlawn. Art destinations exist in all directions, including neighboring Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana. Events in the Area: • Ongoing: Monthly1st Fridays at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 5-7:30pm • thru May 15: Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) • April 8-August 14: I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith at the Block Museum of Art

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art (Evanston)

Left: Daniel Fleming, But He’s Got Great Personality, acrylic, pastel on canvas, 18” x 36” Right: Judith Hooks, Prima Materia, 48” x 48”


(Lake Forest)

april 8-august 14: • I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith • Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services

The Robert T. Wright Gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists and increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County.

april 27: Curator’s Lecture: Photography and Kiki Smith, 5pm, with Elizabeth Brown, Chief Curator, Henry Art Gallery

april 15-may 14: The College of Lake County Student Art Competition: A juried exhibit by current art students at the college

may 6-june 19: MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theory & Practice

Performance/lecture by Judit Hersko, Pages from the Book of the unknown Explorer, at SAIC on Wednesday, April 27

Deer Path Art League

19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake (60030) Tel 847-543-2240 M-Th 9-9; F-Sa 9-4:30; Su 1-4:30; College break hrs vary Dir. Steven Jones

Offering classes & workshops in visual arts, gallery exhibitions, special events, performances. april 29-june 4: Indexing the World: invention, abstraction and dissonance Featuring artists Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, Judit Hersko, Kim Keever, David Klamen, John Opera, Timothy van Laar & Andrew Young (curator).

College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery

Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston (60208) Tel 847-491-4000 Tu, Sa & Su 10-5; W, Th, F 10-8 block-museum@

1957 Sheridan Rd. Highland Park (60035) Tel 847-432-1888 M-F 9-4:30

may 20-july 1: Air & Space: Roland Miller & Steven Mark, documentary photographs by Miller of the Space Shuttle Program, and by Mark of prop airplanes

400 E. Illinois Rd. Lake Forest (60045) Tel 847-234-3743 M-F 10-4, Sa by appt. Vickie Marasco, Gallery Dir.

july 8-august 12: Letterio Calapai & Friends: A Look Back. Prints by Letterio Calapai (1902-1993) with Rockwell Kent, Arthur William Heintzelman, Philip Evergood, and others

Bimonthly thematic exhibitions representing varied media by local, emerging & national artists, as well as classes, workshops & outreach art programming through our Young Artist Enrichment Program.

august 19-september 25: Thrown Altered: An Invitational Ceramic works by Dan Anderson, Ben Bates, Bruce Cochrane, Ed Eberle, Martha Grover, Doug Jeppesen, Nick Joerling, Jim Lawton, Lorna Meaden, Ron Meyers, Jeff Oestreich, Jose Sierra & Tara Wilson

april 15-may 27: Art is...Spring Flowers june 3-july 8: Art is...Figurative july 15-august 12: Photo Festival august 17-september 12: Faculty/Member Show Labor Day Weekend: Art Fair on the Square

Deer Path Art League, photo Shirley Antes


David Klamen, Untitled, 2009, oil on paper, 18” x 26”

Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-834-0202 Tu, Th, F, Sa 10-5; W 10-8 april 2-may 2: Portfolio may 13-september 4: Works on Paper: Selection from the Elmhurst College Collection may 13-september 4: Seymour Rosofsky

Gladys Nilsson, In Vertical Shade, 1984, watercolor on paper, IAC Partners in Purchase

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Suburbs & Beyond The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery

Evanston Art Center

Gillock Gallery (Evanston)

Elmhurst Art Museum Building 150 Cottage Hill Avenue Elmhurst (60126) Tu, W, Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 Featuring contemporary artworks by established and emerging local and invited artists in all media and styles.

april 5-may 13: Spring Members Show may 17-june 24: Paintings by Adrienne Jaroscak june 28-july 29: Summer Members Show august 9-september 16: Paintings by John Carman

2603 Sheridan Rd. (60201) Tel 847-475-5300 M-Th 10-10; F-Sa 10-4; Su 1-4 Opening receptions held on first day of exhibition from 1-4 pm may 1-21: 23rd Annual Spring Benefit Show: 150 pieces of artwork on display for purchase. Silent auction opening May 1: 1-4 pm

may 21: Spring Benefit: Auction and cocktail reception, 6:30 pm. Tickets $100 june 5-august 7: CUT: Process-oriented group show including a variety of approaches & art forms from collage to built structures & environments, books, jewelry, video animation & more; Curators: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris & Beth Hart.

531 Grove St., Ste. 3D Evanston (60201) By appointment only. Dir. Connie Gillock Check for exhibition updates on facebook, and visit our website. june 4: Alice Dubois. Opening reception for the artist from 6-8 pm

Jesse Harrod, Frosty pink lipstick smeared all over his face (detail), 2010, paper, acrylic, fabric, masonite, embellishments, 20’ x 10’ x 5’

Adrienne Jaroscak, Senorita, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”

Kamp Gallery

Krasl Art Center

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Dole and Sage Galleries


(St. Joseph, MI)

(Crystal Lake)

563 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-441-7999 M-Sa 10-5:30 Kamp Gallery began in 1976 with the purpose of exploring the contributions of Midwestern artists from the very beginnings of the American western expansion in the 19th century through to the 20th century and some of its many rediscovered masters such as Oscar Thalinger, Mabel Wheelock, Alfred Janson and Herman Peterson. Artists such as these, vastly unappreciated during their lifetime, are now avidly sought after by collectors. Also European traditions of English and Continental paintings, including contemporary Russian post-impressionists, mid-20th century French and German modernists, and 19th century romantic landscapists. april 1-may 2: Patty Oblack, Paintings from the Heart. Neo-Expressionist, Abstract colorist, a painters' painter. There is real intellectu-

al content & the harmony of music behind her work. may 6-june 4: Lester Goldman, His Life and Love in Art. Goldman was the lead painting professor at the Kansas City Art Institute when he died in 2005 at the age of 63.

707 Lake Blvd. St. Joseph, MI (49085) Tel 269-983-0271 M-W, F, Sa 10-4; Th 10-9; Su 1-4 Julia Gourley, Executive Director Opening receptions held first day of exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm; Public welcome. april 29-june 5: Presence Absence: Sergio Gomez and Mark Zlotowski june 10-july 31: 50 Years of Art on the Bluff: An anniversary exhibition july 9 & 10: Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Lester Goldman, untitled, oil on canvas, 86" x 56"

august 4-september 11: Artists Rendered: Select portraits by Harry Ahn

Patty Oblack, Gap of Rohan, oil on panel, 48" x 40"


401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake (60014) Tel 815-455-8000 M-F 9-5

Competition, Self Esteem: Mind, Body or Soul, hosted by: VOICE A Division of Pioneer Center. • 5/16-26: Sage: Student artwork of District 47

Located on shores of Crystal Lake, home to Historic Dole Mansion, 3 galleries, 24 resident partner artists, McHenry County Youth Orchestra, a recording studio, & a culinary studio. Also available: private event rental, program space & visual & performing artist studio rentals. First Fridays: Tours, art, music, food & cash bar. 5-7:30pm. Free.

june 1-23: (*1st Friday 6/3) • Dole: Northwest Area Arts Council: • Lobby: Works in oil by Lori Kiergaard, LLF Resident Partner: • Sage: Johanna Gullick Studio Artists: june 30-july 4: Lakeside Festival featuring live bands, Taste by the Lake food, beverage tent, carnival, parade & fireworks august 3-25: (*1st Friday 8/5) • Dole: A portion of The Portrait in Print Collection on loan from Friends of McHenry County College Foundation, donated by Mary and Charles Liebman. Curator Sandra Lang. Images celebrating artists, musicians, composers, dancers and poets. • Sage: Bill Stone Studio:

april 1-28: (*1st Friday 4/1) • Dole & Sage: Multiple Visions The Art Guild (TAG): • Lobby: Jeanine Hill-Soldner: Summer in the City, LLF Resident Partner, april 10: • Sage: Wine Tasting featuring art, wine sales, music and light refreshments. 1-5pm, $20/ticket may 3-26: (*1st Friday 5/6) • Dole: Student art of District 47 • Lobby: Drawing & sculpture by Pat Brutchin, LLF Resident Partner: • 5/3-9: Sage: McHenry County High School’s Adolescent Allies Art Show & Scholarship

Pat Brutchin, She Thinks Too, sculpture

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Suburbs & Beyond Lubeznik Center for the Arts



(Michigan City, IN) 101 W. 2nd St. Michigan City, IN (46360) Tel 219-874-4900 Tu-F 10-5; Sa, Su 11-4 CST Presenting a full exhibition schedule in five galleries; an outdoor art collection; a gallery shop; classes and after-hours events.

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum

Tel 847-295-2604 Mark McMahon Visit website to view work and to learn about exhibition details.

Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., West End Northern Illinois University DeKalb (60115) Tel 815-753-1936 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 12-4;* Group tours by appt. *Closed over summer months, contact for dates & details. Dir. Jo Burke

Balancing contemporary with traditional art to examine visual culture. thru may 14: • Wassily Kandinsky: Klänge: An exploration of sounds thru poetry & woodcuts.

thru may 14, cont: • Notations 21: Visually compelling non-traditional music scores created by international contemporary composers

• Sheet Music and Record Albums - Graphics of Their Time april 7-may 14: Music to My Eyes: Musical Instruments as Visual Art

april 16-june 26: • Woman as Artist, Woman as Muse: Diamond Collection Posters of the Belle Époque 1890-1910; • Vintage Vogue: Cover Art from the LCA Permanent Collection; • Tommy: The Material Girl

august 23-october 29: • In the House: Sculpture for the Home: Contemporary table top and wall sculpture

• Heavy Metal: Cast and fabricated sculpture presented in conjunction with the Second Annual Northern Iron Union Pour

july 1-october 2: • Text Messages: Featuring Jean Bevier, Jennifer Boe, Archie Scott Gobber, Lora Fosberg, Michael Smith, Karin Vance & Charles Wickler; • Melissa Jay Craig: Transcriptions, sculptural installation by this paper artist

Wassily Kandinsky, Three Riders in Red, Blue and Black, 1913, woodcut

Pagoda Red

Tall Grass Arts Association

ZIA | Gallery


(Park Forest)


902 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-784-8881 Tu- Sa 10-5 Rare and unusual Chinese finds and a Chinese scholars’ garden not to be missed. See also our Northside listing for our Bucktown location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions and special events.

367 Artists Walk P.O. Box 776 Park Forest (60466) Tel 708-748-3377 Tu-Sa 11-4 Janet Muchnik

thru may 8: Half the Sky: Celebrating Women’s History Month, juried show. Curators include Faye Zalecki, Janet Muchnik, Robin Joyce, Janice Miller, Marikay Peter Witlock, Sevena Merchant, and Peter Wilheim.

Tall Grass Arts Association is located in downtown Park Forest Cultural Center.

may 20-july 17: Retrospective of the works of Don Kouba: Photography show for retiring Professor at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL. Curator Roger Paris

Tall Grass Art School: Tel 708-283-1251

MISSION: To promote public education & appreciation of the arts; to encourage artists; & to support high quality art through exhibitions, sales, classes and special programs available to the public of all ages.

Winnetka Storefront

july 29-september 25: Gallery artist show featuring juried artist’s work. Curators include Faye Zalecki, Janice Pratt, CouSandra Armstrong, Peter Wilheim & Aaron Weiss

During TGAA’s Naked Happening event; Photo by Roger Paris, curator


548 Chestnut St. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-446-3970 M-Sa 10-5 Anne Hughes, Gallery Manager *Find us on Facebook! ZIA | Gallery specializes in contemporary American photography, painting and works on paper. Representing Mary Burke, Clyde Butcher, Michael Cutlip, Marc Dimov, Rick Dula, Holly Farrell, Charles Gniech, Anne Hughes, Bob Krist, Deanna Krueger, Roland Kulla,

Bob Krist

Maggie Meiners, Josh Moulton, John Musgrove, Matt Schofield, John Vlahakis, Kathy Weaver, and Carl Wilen. thru april 30: Two person exhibition featuring Marc Dimov’s photographs and Carl Wilen’s paintings, drawings & constructions may 6-june 4: Michael Cutlip: Mixed-media paintings june 10-july 22: Bob Krist: Infrared photography july 29-august 31: Gallery artists group exhibition

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Art Services & Resources Beyond the galleries, scores of

Appraisers ..................................................Page 43

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Auction Houses

New World Art Services

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Sotheby’s Chicago

Native American and Tribal Art Evaluation 1012 Timber Trail Dixon (61021) Tel 815-652-4196 Marianne Huber

Appraisals are required to estimate current value for insurance, estate planning and settlement, possible resale, non-cash charitable donation, and division of assets.

Don’t know what it is? Don’t know what it’s worth? Call Marianne

At New World, we suggest updates in insurance appraisals every five years. Ms. Huber has Tribal art collectors, protect your been active in following new disvaluable assets. Good colleccoveries in tribal art for over tion management requires clear twenty years. In 1996 she knowledge of current values. became a candidate member of the American Society of Call Marianne Huber for expert Appraisers, Chicago chapter. identification and evaluation of your pre-Columbian, Native American and other tribal art. New World also works closely with the Appraisers’ Association Ms. Huber’s clear, accurate and of America based in New York. carefully researched reports are fully accepted for any legal situ- All of her reports adhere to the ation, including IRS appraisals. 2010 edition of the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice of the US Appraisal Foundation and the code of ethics of the American Society of Appraisers.

Auction Houses

• Leslie S. Hindman, President and CEO • Kate Pettenati Forester, Director, Estates & Appraisals Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is one of the largest full service auction houses in the nation and an industry leader with over thirty years of expertise and experience that has earned the auction house an international reputation for achieving record prices. The firm is known as a key player in the global auction market and its team of professionals delivers up to forty sales a year and specializes in modern and contemporary art; Old Master; 19th and 20th Century American and European paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture; fine furniture and decorative arts; Asian works of art; fine jewelry and timepieces; vintage couture and accessories; and fine books and manuscripts.

Previews begin 2-4 days prior to 188 E. Walton (60611) each auction and are held in the Tel 312-475-7900 West Loop gallery space and are open to the public. • Helyn D. Goldenberg, Midwest Chairman Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ • Gary Metzner, Senior Vice gallery boasts 30,000 square President Fine Arts feet featuring: a dedicated auction room, 3 spacious exhibition • Cassie Spencer, Vice President Trust and Estates rooms, a drive-in receiving area, • Laura Jenkins, Senior Manager attractive executive offices and • Jennifer Leutner, Administrator conference rooms and outstandFine Arts ing storage facilities. • Cathy Busch, Associate Complimentary parking is available in the 8,000 sq. ft. lot across the street from the main entrance. The firm offers complimentary auction estimates for single items or entire groups of property and is committed to excellent client services. For more information on selling or buying at auction and for information on upcoming auctions please call 312.280.1212. Auction information for all categories is available online at Please check our website, as dates and times are subject to change.

Careers, Employment Thomas & Associates, Inc. /

SUSANIN’S Auctions 900 S. Clinton (at Taylor) (60607) Tel 312-832-9800 M-F 10-4

1338 West Lake Street (60607) Tel 312-280-1212 M-F 9-5

Auctions feature: English, American, Continental, and Asian furniture, Decorative items, Paintings and Prints, Drawings and Sculptures, Jewelry, Rugs, Silver, and Collectibles.

400 E. Randolph Professional Building, Ste. 1524 (60601) Tel 312-650-5566 Geri Thomas, Pres.; Tracey King, Senior Associate

The company has recently launched its career services division to address the needs of arts and culture professionals everywhere.

For employment opportunities Open to the public for preview and to subscribe to the quarterly beginning one week before an newsletter, Art Career News, auction, M-F 10am-5pm; extendvisit ed viewing until 7pm Thursday With offices in Chicago and New before auction. York City, Thomas & Associates, Inc. is an innovative firm that SUSANIN’S attracts international SUSANIN’S is a full-service auc- offers staffing, consulting, and clients, from private collectors & tion house offering every service professional development workshops for museums, galleries homeowners to interior designers from tax appraisals to cleanout. and arts and culture businesses & dealers. Live & online auctions SUSANIN’S offers an Antiques nationwide and internationally. are held monthly at our 35,000 Roadshow-style service twice sq. ft. facility. monthly, providing free market-value appraisals to items or photographs of items, for evaluation and/or consignment to auction. SUSANIN’S Auction is Chicago’s oldest & largest fine auction firm with more than $70 million worth of fine art, antiques and jewelry sold.

Sotheby’s, the world’s oldest international auction house, began as a book auction house in London in 1744, today has 107 offices located in 41 countries, with principal salesrooms in New York & London. Sotheby’s Chicago operates as an extension of New York with an experienced & dedicated staff of specialists ready to facilitate consigning & purchasing needs of Midwest clients. The Chicago office evaluates property in a wide range of fine & decorative arts, as well as jewelry, for sale at Sotheby’s international auction centers. Sotheby’s Chicago maintains a vigorous presence in the Midwest market through unique exhibitions, seasonal lectures, special events & community projects.

Expositions Art Chicago & NEXT Art Fair The Merchandise Mart (12th Fl.) April 29-May 2 Preview Party April 28

Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair The Merchandise Mart (8th Fl.) Spring: April 29-May 2 Preview Party April 28 Fall: October 1-4

Randolph Street Market Festival 1350 Block of W. Randolph 312-666-1200 May 28-29, Jun 25-26, Jul 30-31, Aug 27-28, Sept 24-35

SOFA Chicago Sculpture Objects & Functional Art

Free parking and convenient loading docks are available for our clients.

Navy Pier 600 E. Grand November 4-6 Opening Preview: November 3

John Marin, Seascape Fantasy Maine, sold for $588,000, Dec. 3, 2005


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Conservation / Restoration DPR Art Rescue 2501 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 1-888-377-5669 DPR Art Rescue specializes in disaster planning and response services for artwork, sculpture, works on paper, objects, antiques, and fine furniture.

Broken Art Restoration, Inc. 1841 W. Chicago (60622) Tel 312-226-8200 or 815-472-3900 By appt.

Chicago’s oldest established studio specializing in the professional restoration of porcelain, pottery, ceramics, wood, ivory, Our professional team provides metal, and stone art objects. immediate action to emergency Museum quality invisible repair; situations including fire, flooding, missing parts replaced. or accidental damage, and ensures accurate inventory, safe evacuation, transportation, and storage while maintaining maximum security and climate control.

The Chicago Conservation Center

Michelle and William Marhoefer, M.F.A., along with their personally trained staff, have restored well over 20,000 art objects since 1980 for art and antique dealers, collectors, galleries, museums, and designers nationwide. Free estimates. Broken Art has been seen on ABC, CBS, WGN, HGTV; and seen on Chicago Home, Chicago Journal, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Daily Journal, Lake and Victoria Magazine. Broken Art Restoration was the featured restoration studio in Chicago magazine, October 2009.

DPR offers professional art conservation and disaster response planning. The company’s clients include insurance firms, museums, corporate and private collections, art dealers, and disaster response companies nationwide. DPR is a member of Conservation & Design international (CDI)

Graphic Conservation 329 W. 18th St., Ste. 701 (60616) Tel 312-738-2657 By appt. only Specializing in the full service restoration and conservation of all art on paper including: prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, maps, posters, blueprints, wallpaper, globes, collectible items and memorabilia. Our international clientele includes private collectors, dealers, and public collections. Our team of conservators is led by two Professional Associates of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC).

730 N. Franklin, Ste. 701 (60654) Tel 312-944-5401 M-F 9-5 and by appt. Heather Becker, CEO As the largest private art conservation laboratory in the nation, The Center has provided care for some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries, corporations and private collectors over the past 26 years. With over twenty conservators on staff, The Center has nine areas of specialty and three service departments: Paintings, Murals, Works of Art On Paper, Photographs, Rare Books, Textiles, Sculpture, Frames & Gilded Objects, Antique & Fine Furniture, Clocks, Custom Framing, Transportation & Installation, and Disaster Response. Examinations are offered at no charge. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Scott K. Kellar Bookbinding & Conservation 2650 W. Montrose (60618) Tel 773-478-2825 Full range of book and paper conservation; archival enclosures. Custom designed portfolio cases for photographs, prints, matted work, etc.

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. 410 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-642-5300 Restoration and conservation. See complete Michigan Ave. listing.

Poster Plus

Die stamping available. 200 S. Michigan (60604) Tel 312-461-9277 Vintage poster restoration, conservation. See complete Michigan Ave. listing.

Parma Conservation 1100 W. Cermak Ste. C-203 (60608) Tel 312-733-5178

Photography and x-ray imaging available.

On-site services include conservation of murals and architectural artwork, consultation and Parma is a full service conserva- assessments, disaster planning tion laboratory that provides and disaster response. nationwide services for both private and public art collections. Director is a Professional Associate of the American Over 25 years experience. Institute for Conservation (AIC). Conservation services address Parma Conservation is a member of cleaning and repair of damage Conservation & Design International (CDI) caused by fire, water, dling, or the natural course of age of an artwork.

Please contact us for more information on our company.

Before After Louis Frederick Berneker (1876-1937); before and after cleaning of the painted surface


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Consultants / Private Dealers Art Advisory Ltd. Tel 773-671-8624 By appt. only Susan Blackman Enrich Life, Collect Art. Contact Susan to schedule a consultation.

Ayres Steinmetz, Ltd. 213 W. Institute Pl. Ste. 310 (60610) Tel 312-951-0035 M-F 9-5 Ann Ayres Art consultation firm established in 1990, easily adapts to the art needs of many different kinds of projects. Its strength is in sorting through thousands of available possibilities, and presenting a small collection of appropriate pieces from which to choose. Expertise extends to the placement of artwork — new work as well as existing pieces. In addition, they have an excellent tothe-trade (read 25% discount) frameshop for superb framing options, reframing, refurbishing and restoring as needed. No project is too large or too small. Their level of involvement is always tailored to suit each client’s needs.

Chicago Art Source 1871 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-3100 M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5; and by appt. Lisa Boumstein Smalley

Whether you have a single room or an entire facility in need of artwork, our consulting professionals are uniquely equipped to execute your project from concept to completion.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts He has been invited to speak to university art classes about career development in the arts, and artists and artist groups about navigating the gallery world and other artist issues.

With 16 years of experience as the director and owner of Byron Roche Gallery in Chicago, Byron He has also served as a juror of Roche is now available as a pri- visual arts for various organizations and museums, and has vate art dealer. advised arts professionals on Please visit the website for infor- gallery startup and operation. mation on artists represented. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Byron is also able to work with clients as an art consultant, art advisor, curator and speaker. His public speaking experience includes presentations to private and corporate organizations about starting and building an art collection.

Tel 773-327-3366

Tel 312-664-8181 Fax 312-274-1969 By appt.

Call for details.

After 25 years of directing a pub- Private art dealer and lic gallery, Joy Horwich consults consultant. privately, curates exhibits, and conducts “Joyous Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago.


Chicago Art Source hires experienced consultants with art and design backgrounds, provides legendary client service and sources artwork from around the globe.


P.O. Box 267870 (60626) Tel 312-654-0144

Isobel Neal

A Comprehensive art consultation service established over a decade ago to better serve businesses, designers and homeSee also listing for Joyus Jaunts owners in need of a sophisticat- under Art Tours. ed full service source for artwork. We are the largest art and custom framing business in the country.

View details and select job portfolios at:

Byron Roche

Joy Horwich

213 W. Institute Pl., Ste. 403 (60610-3125) Tel 312-649-4111 Lawyers for the Creative Arts is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, which provides pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals and organizations in the arts, including the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides educational programs as well. Since its inception in 1972, LCA has provided legal services and educational programming to tens of thousands of artists and cultural organizations, including many who are now among the most prominent in the area. LCA is the only pro bono provider of legal services in the Chicago metropolitan area limited to, and expert in, the arts.

Question: I own art I might like to sell. How do I sell a work on the secondary market? Answer: We recommend you contact an auction house for a complimentary estimate and to discuss if you can work together to sell the piece at auction. Sometimes galleries will take work on consignment if it’s by an artist they represent, or occasionally they may be interested in purchasing a piece outright. Before contacting an auction house, gather as much information as you can know where it was purchased, how you acquired it, who the artist is, etc. Have digital images available, and be prepared to fill out documentation about the piece, even if you don’t know much. See auction listings on p. 42.

Framing 4Art Inc. Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St., #403 (60609) Tel 773-254-5100 T-Sa 10-6, call for appointment

Artful Framer Studios & Art De Triumph

Artist owned and operated since 2003.

2938 N. Clark (60657) Tel 773-832-4038 or 773-477-3990 M-F 11-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5; Evenings by appt. Framers: Marcy O’Boyle & Nancie King Mertz


Expert custom and ready-made framing of museum pieces to posters. Since 1979.

“There are few framing experts that merit full confidence. In Chicago, I have learned that I can drop a valued work with Ms. Rios at 4Art, and simply ask her to use her judgment. She has earned this exceptional standard of trust through many years of fine work.”

Featuring Plein-Air Originals, Giclées & Fine Art Cards of Chicago & Europe by award-winning Chicago painter, Nancie King Mertz.

- John Snapper, Illinois Institute of Technology

Mertz’s work is in collections world-wide, and she was designated as the “Official Artist of the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau” for 2 terms: 2005-2007. This inviting gallery, open 7 days a week, also offers corporate commissions, gifts, event space, and expert framing.


Rotating exhibits feature other Chicago artists also working in a representational style.

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Framing Artists Frame Service, Inc. 1867 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-2800 M, Th 9-8; Tu, W, F 9-6; Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 Free Parking Selected Chicago’s Best Framer by Chicago Magazine. We are the largest frame store in the country and are proud to be called a “Chicago institution.” Our talented and experienced framing professionals all have design backgrounds and have been with us an average of nine years. We invite you to read their personal profiles at

Blackbird Gallery + Framing

Creativo Framing

Tel 847-831-0003 4428 N. Ravenswood (60640) Tel 773-290-8617 or 773-562-4164

750 N. Franklin (60654) Tel 312-255-1100 M-Th 10-6; F 9-3 Rudy Avina

A destination for all your art and framing needs.

Serving Chicago artists and collectors for over 15 years.

Whether you need one frame or a 1,000 frames for a project, we at Blackbird Gallery + Framing put our 18 years of industry experience to work for you. All framing is done in-house, and we have over 30 artists, local and national, on display. Some of our services include:

• Print on demand for art to fit in any room • Oversize mat cutting: 48’’ x 96” and bigger • Custom mirrors • Art leasing options • Professional installation • Same day framing • Free parking Delivery and installation are also • Finished corner frames available. • Pick up & delivery services available Visit our North Shore store in the Crossroads Shopping Center: Call us today for an initial con225 Skokie Valley Road, sultation or stop in for a coffee to Highland Park (60035) see our Ravenswood showroom. We passionately and personally source an exclusive selection of picture frame mouldings from around the world. Because our mouldings are always in stock we can commit to a speedy oneweek turnaround.

Industry-certified professionals offer creative solutions for all your framing needs, evolving with industry technology and customer expectations. We manufacture our own Locally owned & operated since hand-crafted moulding and 1971, The Great Frame Up offer a selection of imported believes that when a customer is Italian and metal frames. part of the art, it enhances not only their buying experience but We offer drymounting up to also increases appreciation for 4’ x 8’, canvas stretching, each finished piece. pick-up & delivery of art, custom-designed shadowbox The Great Frame Up was the and multiple-object presentafirst art and picture framing store tions, ready-made frames, to offer Do-It-Yourself framing to framed & unframed artwork, and customers, enabling us to offer preservation-quality materials. same-day service. We continue to offer this “fast, fun and frugal” Corporate framing services are service at all 7 of our locations, available in addition to The Sign as well as our quality-guaranShop for trade graphics and sigteed custom work, all completed nage. on our stores’ premises. 35 years of quality, service, selection and expert design await you.

5061 N. Clark (Gallery Location) (60640) Tel 773-506-8300 M-Th 11-7, F-Sa 10-6, Su 11-5

Also: 2939 N. Broadway (60657) Tel 773-248-1960 M-Th 11-7, F-Sa 10-6, Su 11-5 Creativo Framing offers custom, museum, corporate and personal picture framing. Foursided has one of the largest Matting, mounting, and canvas moulding selections in Chicago, stretching also available. currently over 5,000 available. Its professional consultants have Located in the River North art degrees and over 20 years of gallery district at the Brown Line experience. Services include Chicago El stop. museum quality materials, acidfree mat boards, all glass types, and all mounting and hinging techniques that best protect artwork. Foursided shows artists monthly in Foursided Custom Framing galleries, featuring oil paintings, drawings, assemblage, photography and textiles.

Frame Factory on Webster 1809 W. Webster (60614) Tel 773-862-1010 Tu-F 10:30-7; Sa 9-5:30; Su 12-5 The Frame Factory on Webster, in West Lincoln Park, is your source for custom framing. With over 40 years of experience, our staff of artisans are there to help you create a perfectly framed piece. Frame Factory on Pulaski 3400 N. Pulaski (60641) Tel 773-427-1010 M-F 9-5:30 The Frame Factory on Pulaski houses our production facilities. Both of our locations are just off the Kennedy Expressway and offer parking, pick-up and delivery, and installation services. Incentives are available for designers, architects, artists and galleries. MEMBER ASID

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Seaberg Picture Framing, Inc.

The Great Frame Up 2905 N. Broadway (60657) Tel 773-549-3927 M-Th 10-9; F-Sa 10-7; Su 12-5

Foursided Custom Framing Galleries

Other Locations: Chicago (60610) 21 W. Elm Tel 312-482-8811 M-Th 10-9, F-Sa 10-7, Su 11-5

831 N. Lessing* (60642) Tel 312-666-3880 *Note location: from Chicago Ave., it’s two blocks west of Halsted (turn north under the viaduct onto N. Lessing)

Evanston (60201) 2814 Central St. Tel 847-869-9130

Arlington Heights (60004) 1310 Rand Rd. Tel 847-398-8238

Vernon Hills (60061) 278 Hawthorn Village Commons Tel 847-680-1880 M-Th 10-9, F 10-7, Sa 10-6, Su 12-5


936 W. Roscoe (60657) Tel 773-935-2787 Fax 773-472-3692 M-W 10-6; Th-Sa 10-7; Su 12-5 Woody Slaymaker, Owner

We SLAY the trees & MAKE your frames.

Northbrook (60062) 51 Skokie Blvd. Tel 847-480-0400

Buffalo Grove (60089) 765 S. Buffalo Grove Rd. Tel 847-808-1955

Slaymaker Gallery and Frame Shop


We provide quality custom framing, creative design & personal atmosphere to families, artists, designers & businesses nationwide. From posters, sports memorabilia, fine art & heirlooms, we ensure complete satisfaction. Trained professionals use archival materials to create perfect project solutions.

Question: I am moving to a new home. Any tips on reframing or reinstalling my artwork?

Competitive pricing, creative designs, quality & customer satisfaction will have you coming back. Stop by for framing experiences you’ll always cherish.

Answer: Moving or renovating is a great time to assess your artwork... Read the full response on page 18 in this issue’s Ask Natalie column.

Slaymaker is one of the only government contractors in the nation authorized to sell original art & picture framing to the U.S. government. Free Parking and delivery is available.

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Imaging / Photography Photo Source

Osio-Brown Editions 549 Spring Rd. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-461-4525 M-F 9-5; Sa by appt. Adam Brown Osio-Brown Editions is Chicagoland’s top art reproduction studio, specializing in the Giclée process. We are a group of artists who understand the time constraints, marketing challenges and costs other artists face in reproducing their work.

Our state-of-the-art imaging equipment insures the highest quality from capture to print. This enables us to provide you with Giclée prints that will far exceed your expectations, with customer service and pricing that cannot be beat. • Artists Serving Artists • Museum Quality Archival Printing • High Resolution Image Capture • Highest Quality Film Scanning • Expert Color Matching • Excellent Customer Service & Pricing Please call today for additional information and to receive free samples of our work.

1234 Sherman Ave., Ste. 105 Evanston (60202) Tel 847-864-4560 By appt. Paul Lane

Printmakers Chicago 650 W. Lake Ste. 240 (60661) Tel 312-265-5767 M-F 9-5 John Cisco

Photo Source offers Fine Art Giclée printing, prepress digital enhancement and related services.

Printmakers Chicago, a division of Digital Imaging Resources, Inc., offers artists & galleries contemporary Fine Art By combining 40 years of experi- Printmaking, museum-quality ence in producing exhibition photography of original artwork, quality prints with one on one and state-of-the-art distribution artist/craftsman collaboration all under one roof! and the finest digital museum type setup for photographing art, We welcome inquiries on experiwe can guarantee a superb prod- mental & multi-process printmakuct. ing.

Our sepia archival inkjet printer is unique in Chicago. We are equipped to create elegant portfolios of both 2-D & 3-D artwork. Our digital offset press specializes in economical, high-quality four-color print runs for the promotion of your work. Each printed piece may be individually customized. We invite you to experience a truly interactive process. Printmakers Chicago will help you realize your vision in printmaking.

We price our services to client needs and budgets and offer the lowest quantity order pricing in the area. All files are stored off site with master files given to clients for archiving. We will prep your files for web, show and publication use upon request. Come in and see our samples and some beautiful artwork. Call for appointment.

Insurance DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. 2 Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson, Ste. 4475 (60601) Tel 312-804-1505 Valerie Smith, Vice President From inception in 1899, the DeWitt Stern Group (DSG) has held fast to the philosophy of bringing value to its clients.

Each DSG fine art team member has a clear understanding of what collectors, museums, dealers, auction houses, conservators and fine art packers & shippers require and expect in their insurance placement.

Access to and experience with specialized fine art insurance markets and our commitment to the fine art community set us apart from other fine art specialty With offices located in New York, brokers. New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, DSG Please contact us for all of your is committed to risk assessment fine art insurance needs. We and management with a focus on can also be of assistance with personal attention. your property casualty business insurance or employee benefit This has attracted customers needs. ranging from international corporations to the gallery owner to the most discerning fine art collector.

Johnsonese Brokerage, LLC 3660 N. Lake Shore Dr. Ste. 2602 (60613) Tel 773-857-0242 By appt. Director Christopher Johnson Johnsonese Brokerage is a licensed and bonded, independent insurance agency serving the fine and decorative arts community. We work with art galleries, museums, framers, antique dealers, private and corporate collections, auction houses, conservators, artists, art fairs, and art shippers, packers and handlers. Because we are a Chicagobased, small business we know the local market and always provide personal service. We work with multiple insurance carriers to find the most cost-effective coverage for our clients. We’re an insurance agency that understands the unique needs of the creative community! Consultations are always free! 47

Willis Fine Art, Jewelry & Specie, Willis of Illinois, Inc. Willis Tower 233 S. Wacker, Ste. 2000 (60606) Tel 312-288-7297 Sandra R. Berlin, Senior Vice President Willis Fine Art, Jewelry & Specie division, Willis of Illinois, Inc. has a preeminent position in the insurance of fine art, jewelry and collectibles. Coverage and advice can be provided for auctioneers, fine art packers and shippers, dealers, galleries, private and corporate collections, museums and exhibitions.

Willis’ fine art specialists possess expertise needed for unique and often complex insurance demands covering everything from Han Dynasty terra cotta figures to late 20th Century installation art; from Dutch Old Masters to paintings by Abstract Expressionists. Willis provides coverage for some of the largest private art and museum collections in the world. Each policy is especially designed to cover actual needs of clients, thus avoiding unnecessary expenditure of premium. “Our expertise and level of commitment in the world of fine art is unrivaled anywhere in the insurance market.”

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Tours & Guides


Art Encounter

BLICK Art Materials 42 S. State (at Monroe) Tel 312-920-0300

• Evanston 1755 Maple Ave. (Purple line Davis stop) Tel 847-425-9100

Largest selection - Lowest prices - Since 1911 • Schaumburg 1975 E. Golf Rd. Join our Preferred Customer (near Woodfield Mall & Hwy 53) Program to receive 10% off our Tel 847-619-1115 everyday low prices - sign-up is FREE to teachers and students! • Wheaton 79 Danada Square E. (near Turn to page 42 for a coupon for Naperville & Butterfield Rds) 30% off, good thru August 31! Tel 630-653-0569 OUR LOCATIONS: • Chicago Loop 42 S. State (State & Monroe) Tel 312-920-0300 • Lincoln Park Custom Framing Design Center 1574 N. Kingsbury (Red line North/Clybourn stop) Tel 312-573-0110

927 Noyes St., Evanston (60201) Tel 847-328-9222 Joanna Pinsky Let us guide you through the Chicago art scene with in-depth artist led tours of exclusive private collections, artists’ studios, galleries, and other special exhibitions, including SOFA and Art Chicago.

Joy Horwich / Joyus Jaunts

Free CGN Saturday Gallery Tours

Tel 773-327-3366

After 25 years of directing a public gallery, Joy Horwich consults privately, curates exhibits, and conducts “Joyus Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago.

Free weekend gallery tours organized by Chicago Gallery News.

Contact Joy for specific details and upcoming tours and events.

May 2011: Art In Israel We feature personalized interna- Visit studios, new museums, and tional travel programs that offbeat places in Israel. explore contemporary art and culture. Create customized art programs for your business, organization or school. Join us for an exciting trip to Cuba in 2012 & Vienna / Prague / Czech Republic in 2011. For more information visit:

River North Tours: Every Saturday 11am-12:30pm Meet at 750 N. Franklin, inside Chicago Ave. corner Starbucks West Loop/Fulton Market Tours: Every Six Weeks on a Saturday 1:30-3pm Meet @ 1st gallery on tour see online schedule for details. A gallery representative leads a guided tour of 4 galleries. The gallery roster and tour leader change weekly, & conversation centers on the exhibits and artists on view. Tours are free and run rain or shine every weekend of the year, except on major holiday weekends.

All programs help support our outreach for Chicago area schoolchildren, elderly and individuals with disabilities.

No reservations are required. For private group or corporate tours for up to 20 people, please call 312-649-0064.

Please contact us for more info.

Transportation / Crating / Preparators Art Carton SeriesTM Pro-PakSM, Inc. Tel 800-397-7069 40 years of pragmatic packing & worldwide shipping. We developed the world’s first state of the art packaging software, resulting in uncompromising methods of packing to ensure safe arrival of your precious artwork, artifacts & antiquities. Pro-Pak is the exclusive retailer of the Art Carton SeriesTM, a specialized container kit for shipping 2-D artwork. The strength, steel stitching, professional packing material enclosed are superior to any other system on the market! Exclusive services: • White glove pick up/delivery • Exhibition logistics support • Collection relocation • Estate distribution • Climate controlled storage • Packaging distributor • Spray foam • Armed security • GPS tracking

Callahan Art & Associates

The ICON Group, Inc.

P.O. Box 477029 (60647) Office: 773-278-1111 Studio: 773-533-1111

2747 W. Taylor (60612) Tel 773-533-1800

Celebrating our 25th year, Callahan Art & Associates is the only fine art services resource in Chicago which provides all the services and products you need. We serve museums, galleries and collectors.

Since 1980 The Icon Group has provided quality fine art services to museums, collectors, galleries, artists & auction houses.

• Delivery • Installation • Rigging • Packing • Crating • Shipping • Storage • Restoration • Pedestals • Mounts • Catastrophe Rescue • Collection Maintenance • Appraisals • Collection Catalogue Service

ICON provides Air-Ride ClimateControl Transportation serving the Chicago, Midwest and Northeast regions; we offer a semi-monthly Shuttle Service to New York and points-inbetween, as well as Exclusive Use Transport to any destination. Secure Climate and Temperature Controlled Storage available as well as Collection Management, Private Viewing, and Photography services. Other services include Custom Crating, Packing as well as Installation, Rigging and Freight Forwarding. Please call us for a free estimate. 48

Reli-On, Inc. Tel 847-397-1001 Reli-On is a family-owned business with 30 years experience providing local repeat-delivery service to the Chicagoland area. In addition, Reli-On has become the courier of choice for providing the safe, on-time transport and long-distance delivery of fine art, antiques, collectibles, and artifacts to over 35 Art and Antique Shows held annually nationwide. Air-ride, climate control vehicles available. For an estimate, please contact Reli-On via email, fax or telephone. For our travel schedule, click on the Where We Will Be link on our website.

Terry Dowd, Inc. 2501 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 773-342-8686 4120 Brighton Blvd. B-09 Denver, CO (80216) Tel 303-297-8686

The Standard in Fine Art Service Since 1978, Terry Dowd, Inc. has been handling fine art, artifacts, and antiques; objects that are high in value, fragile and irreplaceable. Our crating methods have been informed by the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute, and in turn our standards have served as a guide for many institutions. Our clients, including many of the most prestigious museums, private collectors and corporations in the world, regularly contract us for the collection, crating, storage & transport of individual loans or entire exhibits. Our full service facilities in both Chicago and Denver offer fully climate controlled storage with state of the art security, a fleet of airride, climate controlled vehicles and a project management staff that make informed packing and installation decisions based on years of experience.

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Art Centers, Collectives, Studios


Beyond its mainstream galleries, Chicago has a diverse art community of collectives, studios, and art centers. The following is a just a sample of these spaces, from small, avant-garde studios to large-scale centers housed in historic buildings. Listings are color-coded to match our gallery district color key. We recommend you call studios & artists prior to visiting. Our nonprofit, museum, and alternative space listings are online at for more info, including tours, receptions, & artist lecture listings. WEST LOOP / WEST SIDE Albany-Carroll Arts Building 319 N. Albany (60612)


Anatomically Correct Art in Public Spaces Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Ctr. 858 W. Armitage #354 (60614) 1034 N. Milwaukee (60622) 312-514-1802 773-235-8874 ThreeWalls 119 N. Peoria, #2C (60607) 312-432-3972

PILSEN / CHICAGO ARTS DISTRICT / HYDE PARK Chicago Art Department 1837 S. Halsted (60608) Chicago Arts District (office) 1945 S. Halsted (60608) 312-738-8000 x 108 Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) 2229 S. Halsted, Ste. 202 (60608)

Fountainhead Lofts Building (FHL) 1932 S. Halsted (60608) *See page 34 for a listing of studios Pilsen Open Studios (annually in Oct.) Western Ave - Halsted St. 16th-24th Sts. (60608)

MICHIGAN AVE. / S. LOOP / BRIDGEPORT Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 S. Morgan (60608) 773-837-0145 Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios 410 S. Michigan (60605) Switching Stations Artists Lofts 15 S. Homan (60624) 773-826-5224

Gallery Index

Art on Armitage 4125 W. Armitage (60639) 773-235-8583 Center on Halsted Visual Arts Gallery 3656 N. Halsted (60613) 773-472-6469 Coalition Gallery Cooperative Gallery of the CAC 2010 W. Pierce, Unit 101 (60622) 773-772-2386 Dayton Street Studios 1456 N. Dayton (60642) • 312-404-2726 Flat Iron Arts Building (50+ studios in landmark building) 1579 N. Milwaukee (60622) Friends of The Arts (FoTA) 1800 W. Cornelia (60657) Thomas E. Frerk; Richard E. Lange Greenleaf Art Center 1806 W. Greenleaf (60626) 773-465-4652 Heaven Gallery 1550 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl. (60622) Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) 773-769-4226 The Ravenswood ArtWalk 4147 N. Ravenswood (60613) C/o Angel Sales, Inc. • 773-883-8858

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th (60609) • 773-523-0200 49


Gallery 218…...................…39 2ND FLR Gallery…..........…31 4Art Inc. Gallery……...........31 Addington Gallery…........…24 Jean Albano Gallery…....…24 Alibi Fine Art…................…37 ArchiTech Gallery........……24 Art Center Highland Park...39 Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios…....…37, 45 ArtFutura…....................25, 34 Andrew Bae Gallery…….....24 Frederick Baker, Inc. …...…29 Robert Bills Contemporary…................29 Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Univ. .......13, 39 Russell Bowman ….........…24 Roy Boyd Gallery….....…1, 25 Valerie Carberry Gallery…..34 Dubhe Carreño Gallery…...29 Chicago Arts District…..32, 33 Chicago Cultural Center..…34 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative…..................37 Colletti Gallery…….............34 College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery..…39 Columbia College D.E.P.S...34 Stephen Daiter Gallery…....25 Douglas Dawson Gallery….29 Deer Path Art League…..…39 EBERSMOORE……............29 EC Gallery…....................…29 Echt Gallery……..........……25 Catherine Edelman……......25 Avram Eisen Gallery……....37 Elmhurst Art Museum ….…39 Elmhurst Artists’ Guild….…40 Evanston Art Center….....…40 Ferrari Studios……..............34 Firecat Projects…….........37,5 Floating Gem…................…32 Fountainhead Lofts ….........32 Gillock Gallery…….......10, 40 Josef Glimer Gallery……9, 26 The Golden Triangle……....26 Richard Gray Gallery……...35 Gruen Galleries…............…26 Carl Hammer Gallery…...…26 Hildt Galleries……..............35 Rhona Hoffman Gallery…...29 Hyde Park Art Center..........32 IL Artisans Shop / IL State Museum……......................35 Jackson Junge Gallery....…37 R.S. Johnson Fine Art…......35 Kamp Gallery….........…36, 40 Kass / Meridian…............…26 kasia kay art projects ..……29

Gallery KH…....................…26 KMV Gallery….............…3, 36 Krasl Art Center…...........…40 Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Dole & Sage Galleries...…40 The Leigh Gallery…….........38 Liz Long Gallery at URBAN ART RETREAT…..............32 Lubeznik Center...............…41 Mars Gallery....................…30 Thomas Masters Gallery.…38 The McCormick Gallery…...30…..41 Metropolitan Capital Bank...27 Gallerie MK..........................27 Ann Nathan Gallery….........27 Nicole Gallery..................…27 Northern Illinois University Art Museum...................…21, 41 Jennifer Norback Fine Art...27 Richard Norton Gallery…....27 Joel Oppenheimer …..........36 Packer Schopf Gallery.....…30 Pagoda Red…...............38, 41 Perimeter Gallery….......13, 27 Platt Fine Art…....................38 Maya Polsky Gallery…........28 Portals Ltd. …......................28 Poster Plus……...................36 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington College……...36 PRIMITIVE…....................…30 Printworks…..............…10, 28 Prospectus Art Gallery…....32 The Renaissance Society…32 Thomas Robertello Gallery...............................30 Rotofugi Gallery…...........…38 Judy A Saslow Gallery….…28 Ken Saunders Gallery….....28 Schneider Gallery……........28 Carrie Secrist Gallery…..….30 Slaymaker Gallery & Frame Shop…....................….38, 46 Smart Museum….................32 State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University…............36 Galleries Maurice Sternberg….......................36 Tall Grass Arts Association…....................41 Th!nkArt……........................30 Vale Craft Gallery….......….28 Walsh Gallery…...............…30 Linda Warren Gallery…...…30 Tony Wight Gallery……......31 Woman Made Gallery…..…31 Zhou B Art Center….7, 32, 33 ZIA | Gallery……...........11, 41 Zolla / Lieberman Gallery…28 Zygman Voss Gallery….….28

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