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Gallery Specialties Abstraction, emerging, antiques, prints + more

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park in University Park, IL marks the 30th anniversary of Bruce Nauman’s House Divided


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We interviewed collector Patric McCoy for this issue’s collector profile

• Art dealer Kirby Kerr of Rotofugi


Additional Highlights + News Leslie Hindman shares some insights for young antiques collectors; Galleries new to CGN;

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ON THE COVER: Linda Warren Projects turns 10 In 2013 we embark on a new chapter for Linda Warren Projects, and we celebrate 10 years of doing business here in Chicago. Looking back on our experiences thus far, we feel a tremendous sense of pride, as well as earnest anticipation for what the future holds. The last two years have kept us especially busy with rewarding projects, including the creation of a corporate art collection for a Fortune 500 company’s new world headquarters; the acquisitions include over 100 works by more than 50 artists from 22 countries. Many of our own gallery artists also created extraordinary site-specific commissions for the collection. As things are comfortably winding down from that tremendous undertaking, we’ve been able to shift our focus to other programs and priorities. We are especially excited to be adding two outstanding Chicago artists to our eclectic roster: Michiko Itatani (who will have a solo exhibit in September 2013) and Kim Piotrowski (who will be featured in September 2014.) This June we’re also looking forward to launching a new and improved gallery website, as well as introducing Higher Art – Conscious Corporate Collecting, Linda Warren Projects’ newest venture that assists corporations in building collections that support young artists. No matter what comes next, our core vision remains the same: to support our artists in expanding their careers and accomplishing their ambitions, to expose their work to a broader audience and provide a welcoming and nurturing space where all people - artists, art aficionados, seasoned collectors as well as newbies - feel comfortable looking at art that contemplates and expresses both individual artistic perspectives and our contemporary times. We believe passionately in the necessity of this dialogue of art and beauty and in the particularly intelligent and provocative ways in which our artists communicate different truths and points of view. We all benefit from this exchange, as it provokes inquiry and transforms the way we think and feel, thus instilling an appreciation and respect for our differences and our shared humanity. - LW

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GALLERY OPENING RECEPTIONS In summer there is as much art to be found outside as indoors. There is gallery hopping every weekend in May, with some bigger nights taking place in June and July. Watch for summer group shows and exhibitions featuring young artists. You’ll also find an open house or gallery walk to attend each weekend, as so many of the city’s creative hubs offer monthly events like 2nd and 3rd Fridays, as well as Saturday events. Enjoy the parks and outdoor spaces in the city and the suburbs this summer, and visit for the most up-to-date list of receptions in the region this season. We’ll see you in the galleries! DISTRICT KEY:

• River North • West Loop + West Side

• Pilsen + Pilsen East, Bridgeport + Hyde Park • Michigan Ave., Loop + S. Loop • North Side + Bucktown + Wicker Park • Suburbs + Out of State: IN, MI, WI Opening receptions for new exhibitions take place every 6-8 weeks on the first night of a new exhibition, usually some time between 5-9pm on Friday nights, unless otherwise noted. Artists are often present, and the public is welcome. A helpful pull-out map to guide you on your gallery hopping may be found on page 31.

Online openings


Sa, May 18 F, June 7, Cont. Chicago Printmakers The Art Center Th, May 2 Collaborative (12-6) (Highland Park) Brave New Art Lakeside Legacy World - First Thursday F, May 24 Tall Grass Arts Ken Saunders Packer Schopf Assoc. F, May 3 Jean Albano Jennifer Norback Printworks Schneider Logan Center Lillstreet Rotofugi Elmhurst Art Museum Lakeside Legacy

Th, May 30 Logan Center State St., RMU

Sa, May 4 Vertical Perspective

Sa, June 1 Perspective

F, May 31 Hilton | Asmus College of Lake County Robert T. Wright JUNE

Sa, June 8 LACUNA (12-6) The Art Center (Highland Park) ZIA Th, June 13 President’s Gallery F, June 14 Printworks

F, June 21 Russell Bowman 4Art, Inc. Su, June 2 Bridgeport Art Su, May 5 Evanston Art Center Center The Art Center (1-4pm) Yale Factor (Highland Park) Zhou B Art Center Th, June 6 Artful Framer & F, May 10 Brave New Art Art De Triumph Catherine Edelman World - First Thursday Elmhurst Artists’ Josef Glimer (4-7pm) Guild Chicago Artists F, June 7 Coalition Addington F, June 28 Woman Made Roy Boyd Hilton | Asmus Jackson Junge Gruen Galleries Firecat Deer Path Art Ann Nathan Deer Path Art League Perimeter League Elmhurst Artists’ Rangefinder Guild Ken Saunders Sa, June 29 Judy A Saslow Bert Green Sa, May 11 Vale Craft Chicago Printmakers Josef Glimer (11-6) Zolla / Lieberman Collaborative LACUNA (12-6) Chicago Artists Bert Green Coalition JULY Linda Warren F, May 17 Firecat F, July 5 Carl Hammer Lillstreet Schneider 4Art, Inc. Rotofugi Bridgeport Art Sa, July 6 Center Rotofugi CGN coordinates Logan Center private gallery tours Yale Factor Th, July 11 for groups of 4-40. Zhou B Art Center Jackson Junge including receptions Brauer Museum (IN) and transportation. 312-649-0064 Lubeznik Center 10

Summer openings take place almost every weekend. Pick a different district each month to try to take everything in while the weather is nice.

F, July 12 Catherine Edelman Carl Hammer Rangefinder David Weinberg Chicago Artists Coalition Packer Schopf Woman Made College of Lake County Robert T. Wright

F, August 2 Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Lakeside Legacy Lubeznik Center

Sa, July 13 Bert Green LACUNA (12-6)

F, August 9 Addington Jennifer Norback Chicago Artists Coalition Rotofugi

F, July 19 Roy Boyd Perimeter 4Art, Inc. Bridgeport Art Center Yale Factor Zhou B Art Center Lillstreet

Su, August 4 Evanston Art Center (1-4pm) Th, August 8 State St., RMU

Sa, August 10 LACUNA (12-6)

Sa, July 27

F, August 16 4Art, Inc. Bridgeport Art Center Yale Factor Zhou B Art Center Deer Path Art League


Sa, August 17 Bert Green

F, July 26 Firecat


Th, August 1 F, August 30 Brave New Art Firecat World - First Thursday College of Lake County Robert T. Wright

EXHIBITING ARTISTS The following list includes artists with exhibitions taking place around Chicago between May-August 2013. CGN maintains a list of additional artists regularly represented by all galleries in the area, including galleries not included in this edition of CGN, as well as many independent artists. For our comprehensive list please contact us: 312.649.0064 or

A-C Adcock, Anthony..â&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Albertson, Nickâ&#x20AC;Ś...Bridgeport Art Center Alt, Jane Fultonâ&#x20AC;Ś..Bridgeport Art Center Andreu, Jose Augustin.................... Bridgeport Art Center Annable, Susanâ&#x20AC;Ś...Bridgeport Art Center Arajs, Ilzeâ&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Armour, Nelsonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Basa, Lynn..â&#x20AC;ŚChicago Art Source Baum, Leslie..............Elmhurst Art Museum Baumer, Garrettâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś........Lillstreet Boughner, Elisa Râ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...â&#x20AC;ŚThe Art Center (Highland Park) Bramson, Phyllisâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Zolla / Lieberman Bridges, Billâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś......Perspective Buban, Tom.......................Vertical Buck, Hunterâ&#x20AC;Ś.Zolla / Lieberman Buck, Johnâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Zolla / Lieberman Burke, Maryâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.................ZIA Burnham, Daniel..........ArchiTech Cameron, Donaldâ&#x20AC;ŚPacker Schopf Carrelli, Stevenâ&#x20AC;Ś....Packer Schopf Chamarelli, Fernando.......Vertical Charland, Calebâ&#x20AC;Ś..........Schneider Chau, Diemâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Packer Schopf Clark, Johnâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Hilton | Asmus Clayton, Ronald.............Addington Coleman-Cruz, Erinâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..NIU Art Museum

Cooper, Dianeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....â&#x20AC;ŚCollege of Lake County Costas, Aliceâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..........â&#x20AC;ŚLillstreet




D-G Davis, Addieâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...........â&#x20AC;ŚThe Art Center (Highland Park) Dettmer, Brianâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś......NIU Art Museum Dimitre................â&#x20AC;ŚJackson Junge Dinges, Michaelâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....NIU Art Museum Downes, Dennisâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..College of Lake County Digital Dan the Drawing Man....... NIU Art Museum Duggan, Lynnâ&#x20AC;Ś..Lubeznik Center Eastman, Christopher.......â&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Engstad, Nancyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....NIU Art Museum Esper, Ericâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....â&#x20AC;ŚLinda Warren Factor, Yaleâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Yale Factor Feeley, Hankâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚPacker Schopf Ferrari, Marcoâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Logan Center Fetchen, Paigeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;ŚLillstreet Feuerman, Carole A................KM Fonda, Brenna Conleyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚWoman Made Ford, Dave.............Packer Schopf Fox, Artâ&#x20AC;Ś...Bridgeport Art Center Fraser, Johnâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś............Roy Boyd Freiburg, Conradâ&#x20AC;Ś.Linda Warren Fung, Adam Benjaminâ&#x20AC;Ś..NIU Art Museum Funke, Benjaminâ&#x20AC;Ś..........Lubeznik Center Galimberti, Chiaraâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery Ganch, Sheila..............Chicago Art Source Georgiades, Aristotleâ&#x20AC;Ś............Carl Hammer Gordon, Michelleâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚChicago Art Source Gosling, Simonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚRangefinder Grubelich, Greteâ&#x20AC;Ś...Logan Center Guerrero-MaciĂĄ, Dianaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś........... Elmhurst Art Museum Gullet, Jourdonâ&#x20AC;Ś.............Jennifer Norback


Halper, Kathyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Packer Schopf Halperin, Ilana..................NIU Art Museum Harp, Steveâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Perspective Hartmann, Kayâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚWoman Made Hermoni-Levine, Miraâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Josef Glimer Hoefle, Kristaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Packer Schopf Hoey, Richard......Gruen Galleries Hojnacki, Daniel...................David Weinberg Holder, Kathleenâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;ŚPerimeter Holleb, Joanâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Addington Holubow, Ericâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....Chicago Art Source Hudson, Cody..........Elmhurst Art Museum Hung, Johnny Tsung Ming............ Logan Center Hustle, Robinâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Woman Made Hutter, Sidneyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Ken Saunders Hwang, Heejinâ&#x20AC;Ś..........â&#x20AC;ŚLillstreet Iacuzzi, Anthonyâ&#x20AC;Ś...â&#x20AC;ŚPerspective Iannelli, Alfonso............ArchiTech Ireland, Michael.....State St., RMU Jackson, Thomas Câ&#x20AC;Ś.........Packer Schopf Janssens, Friekeâ&#x20AC;Ś..........Catherine Edelman Josephson, Nancyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Judy A Saslow Jovanovic, Vesnaâ&#x20AC;ŚPacker Schopf Junge, Lauraâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚJackson Junge Katz, Donnaâ&#x20AC;Ś..NIU Art Museum Katz, Juliaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..........â&#x20AC;ŚAddington H-K Katznelson, Vadimâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Roy Boyd Kenna, Michaelâ&#x20AC;Ś............Catherine Haider, Fatimaâ&#x20AC;Ś...........Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edelman Gallery Kexys, Alâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..........State Street Halper, Kathyâ&#x20AC;ŚNIU Art Museum Khabirova, Anastasia........State St., RMU

Check out our online artists list or email for a comprehensive list of artists represented by Chicago galleries as well as to ďŹ nd names of those who may not be currently exhibiting.


Klimek, Rayâ&#x20AC;Ś...NIU Art Museum Knowles, Brianâ&#x20AC;ŚKrasl Art Center Komar, Kristin.............Chicago Art Source Kozik, Frankâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..........Rotofugi Kramer, Lindaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚEvanston Art Center Kraut, Susanâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚAddington Krepp, Sarahâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;ŚRoy Boyd Kulla, Rolandâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś................ZIA

L-N Labatte, Jessicaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Elmhurst Art Museum Lahr, Jasonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Packer Schopf Lamantia, Shellyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...State Street Lana, Mikeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Jennifer Norback Laoye, Dayoâ&#x20AC;Ś.Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gallery Laskin, Amyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..Carl Hammer Leder, Alanâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Leora, Gilâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..................â&#x20AC;ŚFirecat Leverkuhn, Adrianâ&#x20AC;Ś.........Thomas Masters Limon, Jasonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.........â&#x20AC;ŚRotofugi Linstrum, Carlâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....Addington Livingstone, Joanâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Roy Boyd Londono, Manuelaâ&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Lubarsky, Chetâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Logan Center MacNamara, Peggyâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;ŚLubeznik Center Maier, Vivianâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚRussell Bowman Martyl................â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚPrintworks Masters, Thomasâ&#x20AC;Ś............Thomas Masters McCauley, Bobâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....Perimeter Meltzer, Yvetteâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center

Mertz, Nancie King............................ ArtDeTriumph Mesic-Mackie, Janetâ&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Messina, Mitchâ&#x20AC;ŚLubeznik Center Miller, Danâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚNIU Art Museum Miller, Nathanâ&#x20AC;Ś.....â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚSchneider Miller, Zoriahâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś................ZIA Mills, Danâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚNIU Art Museum Moulton, Josh............Josh Moulton MĂźeller, Manfredâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚRoy Boyd MuĂąoz, Elsaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚZygman Voss Murray, Chris Bâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....Rotofugi Neal, Jasmineâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Logan Center Niffenegger, Audreyâ&#x20AC;Ś.Printworks Nereo Rotelli, Marco.........Hilton | Asmus Nereo Rotelli, Marco...â&#x20AC;Ś.Thomas Masters Nozkowski, Thomasâ&#x20AC;Ś........Russell Bowman

Sims, Morganâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....Bert Green Slack, Michael...............â&#x20AC;ŚRotofugi Smoose, Jenniferâ&#x20AC;Ś..Logan Center Snyder, Alisonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Logan Center Soltys, Bob..................Rangefinder Somers, Paulâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.Logan Center Sondjaja, Franciscaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......Logan Center Soria, Pabloâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.........â&#x20AC;ŚSchneider Spencer, Donnaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚPerspective Spinner, Neilâ&#x20AC;Ś...â&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Sponberg, Lars-Birgerâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚCollege of Lake County Stapleton, Douglasâ&#x20AC;Ś........Jennifer Norback Steele, Jamieâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;ŚSchneider Steeves, Peter Mâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚElmhurst Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guild Stone, Robbâ&#x20AC;Ś...............Bert Green Storey, Barronâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Bert Green Strommen, Jayâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś....â&#x20AC;ŚPerimeter Tampas, Jessicaâ&#x20AC;Ś..Bridgeport Art O-R Center Taniguchi, Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ichiroâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚNIU Art Ostoff, Nickâ&#x20AC;Ś...Zolla / Lieberman Museum Pappas, Alyssaâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Thornton, Hollis Brownâ&#x20AC;Ś....Linda Perlman, Joelâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś......Roy Boyd Warren Peterson, Bonnieâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....College of Trevor, Stephanieâ&#x20AC;Ś..Logan Center Lake County Petrides, Oliviaâ&#x20AC;ŚLubeznik Center U-Z Petticord, Zoeâ&#x20AC;Ś...â&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Philip Myers, Joelâ&#x20AC;ŚKen Saunders Phillips, Jayâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś........â&#x20AC;ŚRoy Boyd Valyi-Nagy, Zsofiaâ&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Phillips, Markâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś......Chicago Art van Blerk, Vivian..............Jennifer Norback Source Pike, Joannaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.........Lillstreet Viollt, Michael P....State St., RMU Pollack, Donâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś........â&#x20AC;ŚPerimeter Waldo, Jonâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...â&#x20AC;ŚLinda Warren Pope, William Lâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Walmsley, Williamâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚNIU Art Museum Rafferty, Maryâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Art Center Warren, Amberâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚState Street Robinson, Jenny...............Vertical Weber, Paulâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚCollege of Lake County Rodriguez, Michael...........Vertical Romano, Mario.....................Zolla / Wehmer, Johnâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;ŚMcCormick Lieberman Weinberg, Davidâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...........David Weinberg Rosecrans, Benâ&#x20AC;Ś..............NIU Art Museum Weiss, Ninaâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚThe Art Center (Highland Park) Rubin, Iraâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś........Rangefinder Rubin, Marciâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....â&#x20AC;ŚBridgeport Whitman, Jacqueline Dale...Logan Center Art Center Ruiz, Steveâ&#x20AC;Ś....â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Wright, Frank Lloyd....ArchiTech Yanes, Alex........................Vertical Zabicki, Gwendolynâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;ŚLillstreet S-T Zawitkoski, Beverlyâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.....â&#x20AC;ŚZIA Zhu, Leoâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;ŚLogan Center Sands, Meredithâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.........Thomas Zohn, Erikâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.............â&#x20AC;ŚLillstreet Masters Zupanc, Terriâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś..â&#x20AC;ŚJean Albano Schenkel, Calâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...........Firecat Scott, Adamâ&#x20AC;Ś.......â&#x20AC;ŚElmhurst Art Museum Sefolosha, Christineâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś...Judy A. Saslow

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NEWS - WHAT’S HAPPENING Letter from the Publisher: Chicago’s Big Plans With our city in its full splendor for the next few months, we must take advantage of the many new chances to explore creativity on every corner. There are big things to see and do in every neighborhood and direction.

many world-class museums and arts institutions, both old and new. Our art reach even extends beyond our borders into the suburbs and neighboring Midwestern states. We all work together. There’s nothing small about that.

Chicago Gallery News has a huge job of trying to cover all the art there is to see in this city in just 60 pages, and in this issue, we continue to highlight artists and people doing big things. For our exploration of art collecting in Chicago, we talked to Patric McCoy, an ambiOur own international art history runs deep tious arts supporter from Kenwood who has too - consider that the 1913 Armory Show’s devoted his nonprofessional life to (literally) arrival at the Art Institute of Chicago was one filling his home with art and inspiring others to of only three U.S. stops. Many famous artists collect. Artist Angee Lennard is a printmaker Sometimes I can get a little discouraged that and architects have discovered special inspira- who founded her own cooperative, Spudnik it’s hard to get Chicagoans excited about anytion in the City by the Lake. Today we boast Press. Mary DeYoe explores the suprising ties thing other than maybe good weather or new several leading international galleries that have our fashion community has with the art world. restaurants, but it always amazes me what a lit- been in business here for decades, while our Chicagoans are often noted for their individualtle negative art press can do to get people talk- entreprenurial young gallerists and artists are ism, and on the north side Rotofugi brings ing. A certain contingent in the art community still confidently striking out on their own. unusual designer toys as well as pop art to has long lamented that our artists and galleries curious collectors and visitors of all ages. don’t get enough attention - from collectors, Chicago has a full annual calendar of art fairs, Amidst all the cheerleading CGN tries to do, we from museums, from the press. CGN acknowl- including contemporary art, antiques, vintage recognize that making it as an artist in Chicago edges that it’s a never ending mission to raise posters, Modernism, and more. The city is is no small feat. Kevin Nance talked to a three our community’s profile, but lately I’ve even comprised of dozens of colorful neighborhoods younger artists to find out what’s on the horiread insiders claim that Chicago has “a small and destinations that are still evolving, many of zon now. Let’s just say there are no small plans. gallery scene.” To a certain extent the art world them using the power of art to develop into has always been an intimate place - everyone in welcoming places to live and work. While Art critic James Yood once wrote it knows everyone else the way you do in a every space is not for every one, the variety is that he thinks Chicago is in fact small town. But here we are home to over 150 welcoming in a way that is uniquely Chicago. the art world’s best kept secret, welcoming and collegial galleries, as well as and I have to agree - it’s a big one.


Chicago’s Young Artists: What does the future hold? Mariano Chavez, Mexican Vacation, oil on canvas 2010

By KEVIN NANCE Chicago is keenly conscious of its artistic history and reverent toward many of its elders, but it isn’t always a hospitable place for younger and emerging artists. It’s hard for artists of any age to break through the clutter, of course, but this is especially true for artists under 40. Our inability to see them clearly is understandable, up to a point; the past is visible in a way the future can never be. But while there’s safety in venerating artists with substantial track records, identifying artists with the potential for significant careers is a risky business many are unwilling to undertake. At Chicago Gallery News, we’re sticking our necks out. We don’t say that Mariano Chavez, Renee Robbins and Tony Lewis are the future of art in Chicago, but they are three artists of great promise, worthy of the attention of gallerists, collectors and the art-interested public. Of the three, Chavez is the most diverse in style, Robbins the most immediately accessible and Lewis the most intriguingly enigmatic. We’d like to introduce them in these pages as part of a new occasional series highlighting younger and emerging artists to watch. In future installments of the series, we’ll look at younger artists working in sculpture, collage, new media and other modes. In the meantime, we introduce our first trio.

Mariano Chavez: Stranger in Paradise

etition in a latter-day Pop/surrealist mode; in the process he suggests the transition of symbols from profound to banal and back again. Much of his imagery is drawn from his childhood in southwest Texas near the Mexican border, where his father was from. “Where I grew up, everybody is very religious, and the further south you go, it’s even more religious,” he recalls. “When I went to Mexico on vacation in 1993, when I was 21, that’s where I first felt this super-Catholic mysticism, the sense of the supernatural and the feeling of tragedy behind it. The mixture of all that stuff left a big impression on me.”

In a typical Mariano Chavez artwork, there’s a suggestion of narrative that’s both comic and ominous. In First Date, a painting that depicts a group of prehistoric men encountering their hirsute would-be paramours, hell, pretty clearly, is about to break loose. Another painting, Mexican Vacation, pairs Tijuana tourist imagery—a cartoon taco vendor, a blanketed burro—with an iconic weeping Christ, along with the none-too-reassuring phrase “It is finished.”

Inevitably, perhaps, much of Chavez’s art meditates on the ubiquity and meaning of Catholicism in the lives of MexicanAmericans, as symbolized by stickers of the Virgin Mary sold in bubblegum machines in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood when he lived there in the early 1990s. “I’m interested in how an icon passes through time and becomes a cartoon of its former self,” he says. “It’s like how Munch’s The Scream was a very powerful image and then gets appropriated in the form of an inflatable doll. There was a guy who “There’s always the idea of paradise in my work, but also the idea that there’s going to be gave me a last-rites cross that used to belong to a guy who passed away. For him, I think, it a tragedy,” says Chavez, 39, who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a symbol of the passage from the material and the spirit world. But when you make owns an antiques store, Agent Gallery Chicago. “All of the pictures are setting some- something like that into a toy, as people sort of do, it diminishes its power, but doesn’t thing up, a story in which we don’t know eliminate it entirely. That’s interesting to me.” what’s going to happen, but it’s not going to be good. If I were making a movie, it would “What I love about Mariano’s work is the definitely be very Coen Brothers-esque, all cross-pollination of religion and Mexican borabout morality and human nature, with someder-town culture,” says Tony Fitzpatrick, who thing bad going to happen along the way.” included Chavez in The Bus: 29 Hooligans from Chitown, an exhibit he organized at Los Chavez is primarily a painter, but also works to transform found objects, architectural frag- Angeles’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery in April. ments and other materials with color and rep- “He doesn’t disparage religion; he makes you think about the power of symbols and images. 18

There’s a memento-mori quality about his pieces that reminds us we’re all going to one funeral.”

Renee Robbins: Voyager Growing up in northern Indiana, Renee Robbins wanted to be a marine biologist. The ocean was a place where her imagination swam, picturing what things might look like there. “The ocean was always far away,” she says, “and at some point I realized I was more interested in the visual aspect of science than the actual pursuit of it.” Now, looking at Robbins’s richly colored acrylic paintings, you feel you’re in the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, its portholes offering fantastic views of undersea life in undiscovered corners of the ocean—a submarine that occasionally travels into outer space, touring the galaxies, before shrinking to atomic size and weaving its way through the cells of plants. Considering the terrain and the distances covered—between, for example, representation and abstraction, and between the real and the phantasmagorical—it’s a surprisingly smooth ride. “My work now goes from the micro to the macro, from marine life—sea creatures and plants, coral reefs—out into the cosmos, the stars and planets,” says Robbins, 34. “My images don’t necessarily exist in nature, but they come from natural phenomena, different systems that come together in a work, like a constellation, or the molecular pattern embedded in the structure of a plant. I think they’re a metaphor for how we make sense of ourselves and create a notion of identity.” Even though Robbins became an artist rather than a scientist, she retains a lively interest in how the world works. “I’m sort of obsessed

Left: Renee Robbins, Holographic Chamber

Right: Tony Lewis, roloc colo oloc oloc or colo colo oloc color, 2011, pencil, graphite powder and tape on paper, 84” h x 60” w

with new discoveries in science, especially things on the nanotechnology level—the latest thing in mitochondria, say, or some YouTube video of a new creature that’s been discovered,” she says. In one recent painting, Holographic Chamber, she incorporated a carnivorous harp sponge, which has spiky white tendrils that look like the strings of a harp. “It’s beautiful, but also menacing, in a very appealing way. That dichotomy between the attraction and the repulsion of it is pretty compelling, I think.” Robbins doesn’t compare or align herself with the Chicago Imagists, but she does identify with their use of neon colors “and their pattern-making, as in Gladys Nilsson’s work.” Chicago painter Joyce Owens, who recently began collecting Robbins’s work, says, “Renee’s pieces are very organic. I think of it as looking at microorganisms and other things that we can’t see normally that she makes visible. It’s complicated work, but not difficult to look at. Some art is complex and you can’t engage with it; hers is complex and accessible at the same time, which I think is great. I like seeing it in my house.”

Tony Lewis: Breaking Down Language Tony Lewis’s graphite drawings on paper give the impression of having been handled a bit roughly; they’re smudged, scumbled and distressed in a way that can seem intentional, even gestural. As it happens, both things are true. In Lewis’s work, the planned and the accidental are indistinguishable, which is itself thought out in advance. More or less. This odd indeterminacy in the work is

echoed by its apparent subject, which seems to be the difficulty—perhaps the impossibility—of communication, specifically in the form of language, whose authority comes constantly under attack. Words (or parts of words) are suspended within the frame (often a grid of four pieces of joined paper), hanging and partial, sometimes crossed out and begun again, connected by drawn lines that sometimes organize themselves into misshapen thought balloons. The overall effect is that of speech trying haltingly, at times desperately, to articulate itself. A cerebral, intriguingly austere, modernist aesthetic is in operation here. Its procedures are stark, its deepest meanings elusive, and intentionally so. Lewis, a 26-year-old recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute, offers a sort of skeleton key to several of his drawings in the form of a sentence from which many of the depicted words are drawn. But he doesn’t want the sentence—a looping, elliptical epigram of his own composition, relating to the intertwined historical conceptions of “colored people” and “people of color,” and the gap between the two— reproduced in full in this article, or indeed anywhere. “It’s not a scheme to keep people from knowing it, more of a way to create a considerable distance,” he explains. “Thanks for respecting and understanding.” A “person of color” himself (he’s AfricanAmerican), Lewis says much of his recent work has revolved around the mystery sentence, “trying to figure out what it meant at the time, what it means now,” as he puts it. “My relationship, my attitude toward the sentence has changed to it quite a bit over time, and its meanings have shifted a lot. The 19

sentence has a really weird quality to it. It’s nonsense, on one level, but at the same time it’s charged, and feels like it’s supposed to mean something. It does tend to make sense, sort of, when you break it up into fragments and start moving parts of it around, which is what I do in the drawings.” It’s unlikely that most viewers will “get” the work on what might be called its molecular level, but this is not a concern for Lewis. “For me, it’s not a question of people ‘getting it,’” says the artist, who’s continuing a tradition that includes language-oriented conceptual artists like Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Glenn Ligon. “If viewers feel they ‘understand’ the work, that’s fine, but it’s essentially irrelevant, because the pieces are rooted in drawing as much as they are in language,” Lewis says. “The work is just there. It’s just the piece itself, the paper. And it’s what’s there that should prevail—that’s the experience, whether or not you know the sentence that’s being quoted. The sentence is just a structure to attack, to analyze, to break down, to see what happens to language when you put it to through the process of being broken down.” "The graphite [in Lewis's drawings] spreads everywhere and the work’s conceptual underpinnings, the interrogation of race, is metaphorically conveyed in the material contamination," says Michelle Grabner, a professor at SAIC. "Nothing is clean, crisp, nor clear in his large-scale drawings. And nothing is absolute in contemporary racial politics."

Collector Profile: Kenwood’s Patric McCoy When I arrived to meet Patric McCoy and see his collection in Kenwood, near Hyde Park on the South Side, I was totally unprepared for the volume of work I encountered in his modest condominium. Upon being buzzed inside I followed the friendly voice up the stairs, noticing the art along the way. Stepping into the entryway my eyes struggled to take in the dozens of works hanging all around me. Moving into the kitchen I just stopped and stared. Paintings were displayed on every kitchen cabinet, even behind the toaster oven. A 115 year-old bicycle that once belonged to artist Susan Clinard hung sideways from the ceiling, small tea lights suspended from the spokes. The proud collector beamed and welcomed me in - enjoying, for I’m sure not the first time, the look of surprise on his visitor’s face. -GV McCoy is a native Chicagoan, recently retired as an environmental scientist with the EPA and the University of Chicago, though judging by his art-filled apartment, one would guess he’s spent his life traveling the world and buying art. While McCoy has ventured abroad, he’s spent most of his free time scouring Chicago meeting and supporting local artists. He’s been a first class flyer of a different sort, commuting to work by bicycle for 30 years, taking photos and stopping for conversation along the way.

One half of a room in McCoy’s home addresses what he sees as the many struggles Black men in America have faced.

way you’ll trigger creative and critical thinking before they worry about seeing the wrong thing. There’s a lot of thinking and manipulating objects that comes out of the artistic realm. I really appreciate that it ended up giving me the framework to excel in Chemistry.”

“Psychologically and socially I didn’t begin to A collector for decades, McCoy laughs when collect until the 1990s. Until then I was just he tells me how he began collecting art in acquiring work – I was doing a lot of it but I 1967 while still in college at the University of wouldn’t claim or admit I was a collector,” Chicago. “The very first piece I bought is says McCoy. Eventually, he wanted to get there by the front door - it’s by Scott others to collect, and in 2003 he co-founded Stapleton, who was my roommate in college. Diasporal Rhythms, a group he says repreHe was an Art major and I was a Chemistry sents a different concept of collecting in major. He came in one day and said ‘I’ve done Chicago, “Our organization is charged with this lithograph.’” Though McCoy was unfahow to redefine the term ‘collector.’ In miliar with art terminology, he says he knew America it has this meaning of being wealthy, what Stapleton was talking about, “In private, academic - having the magic ability to Chemistry you have to learn a lot of Greek know the future value of something. That’s prefixes, so I knew ‘litho’ and I knew ‘graph.’ what the majority of people in this country I said, ‘You’re writing with stone, but I don’t believe. We’re saying none of that has to be know what you’re doing. It was fascinating, true. Particularly in our community on the so I asked him if it was for sale. I offered him South Side, we have to be the first voices.” $10, and I’ve had it with me ever since.”

Despite not being academically trained to do so, they appreciate music and view the people who create it as important. The value of music for the buyer is what they personally put into it. Why can’t we do that with the visual arts?” When McCoy was invited to be on a panel at the South Side Community Art Center over a decade ago, with fellow collector Dan Parker, Joan Crisler, the principal of the Dixon Elementary School, and Carol Briggs, principal of DuSable High School, it was one of the first times McCoy heard others say the things he’d come to believe about the importance of art collecting in the African American Community. He says that on the south side, in what he calls “the area of Chicago that is underneath the larger art scene radar,” there is a group operating out of a long tradition of collecting that few know anything about.

A particularly resonant consensus was on the importance of artists to the community and in schools. McCoy says, “The two principals on the panel talked about how powerful art was McCoy acknowledges why most collectors in socializing children. Dixon Elementary McCoy describes his home growing up as shy away from the term. He says it took him a School, the only institutional member of filled with art. His parents were highly crelong time to own his passion, and he’s seen Diasporal Rhythms, is where I went in the 7th ative - his father painted, built furniture, and the same behavior with others he’s met and grade back in the late ‘50s, and it was the was a photographer, while his mother was a introduced to Diasporal Rhythms: “They have most depressing place. At the time it was like seamstress. Though McCoy first wanted to bought into a top-down model, and we’re say- a prison. Joan Crisler took over for 17 years, emulate his parents and be an artist, eventualing it’s from the bottom up, like every other and she collected art and put it in the school. ly he found he belonged in the field of aspect of the culture.” He sees a model for Visiting there became, ‘Oh my God, this is Chemistry. He explains, “I believe that my enjoying art evident in how people appreciate amazing.’ It was a spiritual environment – earlier interests and exposure to the arts actumusic in their daily lives: “No one asks you as now a place of learning and inspiration for ally set me up to be a good scientist.” He sees a music collector – and almost everyone in young children.” Much of the work in the the two fields as inextricably linked, “I tell this country is in one shape or form – did you school was figurative and depicted African people with young children you should always get a degree in music? It is something we American subjects that resonated with chilexpose them to the visual arts; instead of readily share with others because we share dren unfamiliar with seeing art they could telling them, ask them what they see. That what we like. It’s not private or expensive. relate to. Because the art is built into the 20

curriculum of the school, McCoy says teachers would bring the children out into the hall and use the art in lessons. He points out that Dixon, located in the Chatham neighborhood on the south side, is not a selective enrollment or magnet or charter school, it’s a regular Chicago Public School. He says, “You see that original art can be in a public space and it will take care of itself. When I went to Dixon and recognized that these are kindergarten to eighth grade kids, at an age when usually they’re bouncing off the wall like little dynamos of destruction, and these priceless pieces are safe in the halls or above their lockers, I thought, ‘these kids have been socialized by the art!’ These works survive because the children value it.” Today many of Dixon’s students are collection docents. McCoy sees the success at Dixon as more than just a nice story – it’s evidence that by holding the arts in a place of honor, while also making them accessible, you are able to teach children other subjects too, because you have gained their attention and interest. Because of Diasporal Rhythms’s relationships with many artists from the community, the group has adopted the Advanced Placement class at King College Prep, regularly inviting artists to come to the school to do workshops for students. McCoy says that for students, the power of having professional artists work with them cannot be understated. The students are always hungry for more.

time on his bicycle, traveling to art openings, visiting studios or meeting up with fellow collectors. But his home is where his art experience is concentrated on a daily basis. Having lost count of the total number of pieces in his collection, McCoy says he estimates today that he has between 1,200 and 1,300 works. Nearly all of them are on display in his fiveroom home. Within the collection 350 artists are represented, including Theaster Gates, Joyce Owens, Luis DeLaTorre, Ed Paschke and many, many more. 90% are African American, and 90% are Chicago artists. McCoy says he also has a strong interest in acquiring work by female artists. Trying to summarize his collection, he points out its most identifiable characteristics, “I believe the face and the figure can tell all of the stories of human beings. We read body language and facial expressions. Color is also important - the use and play of color, and using color for expression. I also enjoy variety and try not to get stuck on any one thing.”

When McCoy moved to his current home over a decade ago, he had to reinstall his expansive collection all at once. It was then that he recognized his collecting themes. For instance, in an area near his stereo, he’s assembled works relating to music – small linocut portraits of famous African American soul singers, like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, are arranged in what McCoy refers to as a sort of musical frieze. When McCoy decided he did Diasporal Rhythms was founded in 2003 not want any blinds or drapes in his living following a museum panel discussion that room, in their place he put up stained glass was part of A Century of Collecting: African portraits to capture the abundant eastern American Art in The Art Institute of Chicago. sunlight. McCoy remembers when he first McCoy remembers, “The Art Institute at that moved in, “It was quite a colorful neighbortime was, in my mind, perpetrating a fraud – hood then. When I’d look out I’d see lots of I didn’t think they had been collecting for 100 people going by, so in the windows I put up years. Maybe they had a [Henry Ossawa] these sort of masks to remind myself that Tanner 100 years ago, but then there seemed people wear their own disguises, you just to be a big gap and then more recent stuff. I have to look below the surface.” was mostly struck by how the artists at the panel, who were in this show, shared my view While McCoy enjoys observing people dayand criticized AIC, saying ‘you have not done to-day, his collection has focused on historical what you are presenting with this show.’” It themes, such as the struggle for Africans in wasn’t long after when McCoy and his fellow the Americas. One room alone acknowledges collectors created Diasporal Rhythms in an challenges for black men. The space is divideffort to unite their collective opinions and ed in half on a diagonal, “One part of the perspectives. room deals with problems that black men have suffered or created, and the other side McCoy sees another museum in the future represents solutions. A piece I commissioned now, “Whenever collectors organize, a muse- by artist Brian Ellison for Hyde Park Art um is created at that particular moment. It’s Center’s portrait commission program, Not true of the Art Institute and the Museum of Just Another Pretty Face, is done here as an Contemporary Art, and others. Though African adinkra symbol for the supremacy of Diasporal Rhythms doesn’t have a brick and God, because philosophically both the probmortar space now, we know that’s what will lems and solutions are under one God. All of happen down the road. When a collector rec- these issues that have tripped up black men ognizes that these works of art have a value in America – drugs, gangs, abandonment, that is bigger than they are, they want to pass whatever you can imagine as the problem and the experience on to other generations.” its solution, there should be an image that reflects that here.” McCoy says the balance of McCoy undoubtedly spends a great deal of the room helped him avoid the depression 21

McCoy stands in his art-filled hallway surrounded by familiar faces

that would otherwise result from focusing on only the sad side of things. To him, “I’m a proponent that all people on the planet have had a struggle, so you can’t dwell on it because everyone’s been dogged out at some time.” Opposite another area devoted to struggle is a space devoted to meditation and peace, where McCoy says ultimately he wants to be. In this section is a portrait by artist Mary Qian of McCoy smiling in Jackson Park by the Museum of Science and Industry. As he points out the piece, McCoy reminds me that the Museum began as the Fine Arts building for the White City during the World’s Fair in 1893. He enjoys the significance that the building underwent a transformation from art to science, while McCoy himself eventually went from science to art. McCoy tells a story throughout his home with each step. The works of art are in conversation with him and with each other in powerful ways. More than anything else McCoy is an observer who is keenly interested in people, their struggles, passions and origins. Despite already having so many works in his collection, McCoy says he’s waiting on new pieces to arrive. His collection even overflows into the stairway in his building, so art is the first thing a guest sees. He’s pleased when others enjoy the art he’s acquired, “I think it says something to a visitor when you have a welcoming environment.” Note: for info about the Dixon Elementary School, McCoy recommends a documentary, The Curators of the Dixon School, by Pamela Sherrod Anderson. The film will be screened this fall as part of Diasporal Rhythm’s 10-year anniversary at the Logan Center at University of Chicago.

Fashion and art in Chicago: The threads that bind BY MARY DE YOE On May 3 in Millennium Park, the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) will present THE WALK. This 79 year-old fashion show and benefit will present, on the catwalk, the latest designs by SAIC students, and, in the audience, Chicago’s best dressed. Chicago is known for many things, but as a fashion capital it is still not quite New York or L.A. Quoted recently in Crains’ Chicago Business, Greg Cameron, Chief Operating Officer of WTTW and SAIC Fashion Committee member for 10 years said of THE WALK, “It’s one of the most exciting events of the year….[The Gala guests] are beautiful and glamorous— it’s when you see a little bit of New York in Chicago.” He meant it as a compliment, of course, but is it really fair to continuously view Chicago only in so far as it relates to New York, when it in fact does stand on its own? Chicago’s fashion and art worlds may not have the resources or market presence that cities like L.A. and New York do, but what they lack in manufacturers or collectors they make up for in ingenuity and creativity. There is nothing revolutionary in saying that art and fashion are inextricably linked—they are derived from the same impulse to express oneself or an idea visually. But in Chicago the two worlds, perhaps out of necessity, often act in tandem and bolster one another.

SAIC Senior Kylee Alexander joins models showcasing her designs on the runway at THE WALK 2012 fashion benefit gala. Photo by Sara Condo

everything at RSVP is a conversation starter. “We need places like this,” said Pope, “places that blur the lines between art, fashion, and lifestyle. The more places we have like this, the more people will choose to stay.”

Ikram Goldman, owner of the luxury boutique in River North that bears her name and Chicago’s doyenne of fashion, is another great supporter of Chicago’s art scene. When “It is difficult to keep talent in Chicago,” said Goldman, in 2011, moved her boutique to its Cheryl Pope, SAIC Faculty in the Fashion, new location on East Huron—a literal beacon Contemporary Practices, and Continuing for fashion with its bright red facade—she Studies Departments. Pope also received a incorporated an art gallery. Showing work by Masters in Fashion from SAIC in 2010. “The Chicago artists, the exhibitions rotate resources and materials just aren’t here. I throughout the year. Past exhibitions featured often tell students that they need to take trips work by graphic designer Jason Pickleman, to New York to buy fabric. With fabric stores and drew on similarities between the processlike Mood, they are really able to see what’s es of fashion designers and of artists. About available.” That said, while Pope encourages his exhibition, Typeballs, Pickleman said, “I students to leave the city for fabric, she does love tearing apart letters and making new not encourage them to relocate. “In Chicago forms. I think the way I’m handling language [with affordable rents] you can find amazing is similar to the way some fashion designers, studio space. To have the space to work is such as Rei Kawakubo at Comme des invaluable,” said Pope. She added that, Garçons, handle hems and seams—tearing “Chicago is hungry for a shift.” them apart, cutting at odd angles and letting threads hang loose, all in an effort to create RSVP Gallery in Bucktown is helping to new images with new meanings.” pave that way. Part high-end boutique, part art gallery, RSVP offers visitors more than a When at Ikram, as is the case at RSVP, you shopping experience. A highly-curated and are not just shopping. You’re engaged in a very “cool” selection of luxury items like a 3.1 discourse about visual culture (whether Philip Lim rabbit fur iPad case in “absinthe you’re aware of it or not.) green” or a hoodie with a print inspired by engines and cables by London-based designer Christopher Kane set the tone for the unique space. Whether it’s your taste or not, nearly 22

It is important to have people who support these art forms, and who are working in Chicago. Nick Cave, whose celebrated Soundsuits blur the lines of fashion, sculpture, and performance, is a fantastic example of Chicago’s ability to push the envelop in the field. A professor at SAIC, Cave has lived and worked in Chicago since 1990. Additionally, the Chicago-based design duo “Creatures of the Wind” was a 2011 Finalist for CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. The pair continues to work in Chicago, and it is their success (both of the designers, Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, are SAIC graduates) as well as Cave’s success and presence that will encourage other designers to work from Chicago as well. “You still have designers working in Chicago,” said Pope, “who are thinking ‘am I designing for an East Coast market? A West Coast market? Or a European market?’” In other words, the “Chicago market,” while it does exist to some degree, is not large enough to fully support fashion designers. “We need manufacturing companies that support [designers]. Once you build that, they will come,” Goldman said in a recent interview in Michigan Avenue. In the past decade, several resources have popped up that indicate an interest in making Chicago a greater home for fashion. These include Chicago’s Fashion’s Night Out, October Fashion Focus, and The Chicago Fashion Incubator (CFI). CFI, located in

Collection Question: Art Advising In CGN’s series about collection management, we hear from a range of art experts about topics like estate planning, art insurance, and conservation. For this edition CGN intern Tamara Thompson spoke with local art advisors about the reasons for working with a consultant when building a collection. Designs by 2012 Eunice W. Johnson Fellowship winner Alex Ulichny (BFA 2012) at THE WALK 2012 fashion benefit gala. Photo by Sara Condo

Macy’s on State Street, offers designers workshop space and resources to help them develop necessary business skills. It was established as part of an initiative by Mayor Richard M. Daley to keep graduates from Chicago’s design schools—Columbia College, Illinois Institute of Art, and SAIC, which ranks among the world’s top fashion programs—in the city. These events and programs are small steps, but they are important ones.

It is a risk both for designers and to production companies to stay or operate in Chicago, but Chicago is not a city that typically shies away from risk. Nowhere is that more prevalent this year than in the spectacular exhibition, Inspiring Beauty, at the Chicago History Museum (currently on view through January 2014.) The exhibition presents more than 60 designer garments, by luminaries such as Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Emanuel Ungara, and Missoni—from the Ebony Fashion Fair, a 50 year tradition Like Chicago’s unique pop-up and apartment spearheaded by Eunice Johnson of Chicagogalleries, some of Chicago’s most powerful based Johnson Publishing. The traveling fashion forces are occurring off the grid. “The fashion shows brought high-fashion, drama, availability and attention to street-style theatricality, and fantasy to communities that blogs,” said Pope “has transformed the streets did not have access to these styles, but that into a runway or potential editorial at any quickly came to embrace them. moment. [Chicago youth] are recognizing the power of fashion as a language, as an expres- “Eunice Johnson understood the importance sion, as a way to be an individual and they and power of fashion as a means to express are owning it! They are charging forward oneself, to express an identity,” said Joy with their own brands using online printing Bivins, Exhibition Curator. “The Fair was and production companies.” more than just a fashion show, it was a conversation between the runway and the people in the audience. It was an opportunity to show off the fashion on the runway, and for the audience to show off their style.” Keeping in the Fair’s tradition, that sounds a lot like what we can expect to see at Millennium Park this May. Chicago’s fashion world, like its art world, is not New York, L.A. or Paris. As it turns out, it’s just fine being itself.

Notes: SAIC’s 2013 fashion show runs four times on Friday, May 3. Tickets and details at

One of Nick Cave’s So und suits displayed with a video installation at the Jack Shainman Gallery booth at the 2013 Armory Show in New York. Photo by CGN

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An art consultant’s primary job is to help clients carefully create their own art collections. Though consultants may not always have large collections of their own, they focus on the needs of each collector and provide expertise and insider knowlege to act as a liaison between potential buyers and artists. Art consultants may work with a wide array of clients, from private collectors planning to decorate a unique home to large corporations seeking to invest in artwork for professional spaces. When working with a private buyer, an advisor first meets with the client to learn likes, dislikes and budget. After discerning what the buyer’s goals are, the consultant typically begins to research appropriate artists and artworks and regularly visits studios, galleries and auction houses. While the need to provide current knowledge and expertise is the same for corporations as it is for individuals, when considering a company’s goals, it is important for the advisor to understand history of the business as well as the spaces intended for the art. Particularly when beginning an art collection or taking art buying to a higher level, working with an art consultant may take away much of the stress of making financial and aesthetic decisions. Consultant Ann Ayres of Ayres Steinmetz Ltd. in Chicago describes her daily schedule as being “in constant communication with clients and artists.” Ayres explains, “Most of my days involve me making many calls to clients and artists, because in this business you have to see the next step in every project.” This clarity and preparedness helps Ayres find the right work for every buyer. Collecting art is a lifelong, fulfilling and personal pursuit which, with the help of a knowledgeable consultant, can become a successful, exciting endeavor. -TT For a list of art consultants in Chicago, please see our art service listings on page 53.

ArtFutura 2013: RIC’s unique benefit for Art Therapy Members and leaders of the art world may be The annual benefit to support this unique generous, but art itself can often be the most program, ArtFutura: Art in Motion, is hosted by the RIC Associate Board. The opening night benevolent force for change and healing. party on May 30 will showcase work for sale The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago by artists from around the country, juried by (RIC) runs a renowned patient Art Therapy Art Institute of Chicago curator James program, one of the only ones of its kind in Rondeau. ArtFutura features unique, personthe country. When pediatric and adult al works by RIC patients well. Also highpatients access art therapy during their hospi- lighted are emerging artists and entertainers tal stay, it further enhances the healing from action artists to modern dancers. process. Currently RIC’s Art Therapy proOpening Party Thurs, May 30, 2013, 5-9pm gram employs an Art Therapist on site, and Exhibition on view May 30-June 6 delivers more than 700 hours of art therapy services to individuals and groups of patients. 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611

Artwork by 2012’s first prize winning artist C.J. Hungerman

Artists behind-the-scenes Chicago artists are always up to something new. Below we’ve picked out highlights we think you shouldn’t miss. Theaster Gates Musuem of Contemporary Art (MCA) 13th Ballad, an installation by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, is an extension of the artist's 12 Ballads for Huguenot House, which was co-produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art for dOCUMENTA (13), the international art exhibition in Kassel, Germany. For 13th Ballad, Gates creates a new large-scale installation in the MCA's Kovler Atrium that comprises objects and materials from the Huguenot House, along with a monumental double cross sculpture and carved wooden pews which create an ecclesiastical ambience to suggest that art museums, like churches, are sites of pilgrimage and thoughtful contemplation. 13th Ballad is accompanied at the MCA by a series of collaborative performances and is on view May 18-October 6, 2013.

Clarissa Bonet: Paths, 2011, from the Chicago Project at Catherine Edelman Gallery

The Chicago Project (various artists) Catherine Edelman Gallery 2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of The Chicago Project, started in 2003 as an online-only gallery devoted to unrepresented photographers in the Chicagoland area. In an effort to promote local talent, Catherine Edelman put out a call for submission to all local photographers to submit work on an ongoing basis, in an effort to expose local artists to an ever-increasing worldwide audience. This summer CEG presents The Chicago Project V: Selections from our Online Gallery. Artists in the exhibition are Clarissa Bonet, Eddee Daniel, Juan Fernandez, Justin Chase Lane, Peter Hoffman, Paul Marquardt, Jessica Tampas, Anthony Vizzari and Jacob Watts. The entire show can be seen online at

Theaster Gates, 12 Ballads for the Huguenot House, 2012. Performance view, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany. Image courtesy of Kavi Gupta CHICAGO I BERLIN.

Vivian Maier’s photographs Bridgeport Art Center, + Russell Bowman Art Advisory The striking photographs of Vivian Maier, who worked in Chicago as a nanny for 40 years, were discovered in a thrift shop here in 2007. This summer two spaces feature Maier’s photographs: • May 30: Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows: slide presentation by Rich Cahan + Ron Gordon. At Bridgeport Art Center. • June 21-August 17: Vivian Maier, Summer in the City, at Vivian Maier, Untitled (Vivian's Shadow with Flags), July 1970, Edition 4/15. Russell Bowman Art Advisory At Russell Bowman Art Advisory June 21-August 17

Artistic notecards Tony Fitzpatrick For the first time, you can buy eight of artist Tony Fitzpatrick’s drawing collage images at a time for under $20! Packs of four images printed on eight notecards are now being sold through Chicago’s The Found, a handy source for all things printed. The No. 9 Birds series is created from Fitzpatrick’s original art. $16.50 at


Artist Insights: Angee Lennard of Spudnik Press BY LAURA MILLER

Spudnik Press is a community print shop that offers open studio time, classes, resiChicago artist Angee Lennard wears many dencies and exhibitions; it has evolved to be hats. When she’s not creating her own work, an impressive space with many offerings. you might find her teaching art classes or get- How is Spudnik today different than how ting involved in various collaborative projects you first imagined it to be in 2007? and residencies – both locally and abroad. I opened Spudnik Press with the intent to do Additionally, Lennard founded Spudnik Press exactly what we still do: offer affordable and Cooperative in 2007 and continues to oversee a approachable access to printmaking. wide range of community programs that are However, the scale of what the shop is today offered at the vibrant West Side space. was unimaginable to me in 2007. When I started out I knew the communal aspect of a What’s your Chicago story – why and when print shop was the most important factor. did you move here? Through running the studio for 6 years, I I grew up in Michigan on a potato farm and have a much more holistic understanding of moved to Chicago to attend The School of what it means to run a community space. We the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2001. bridge a variety of communities, i.e., youth Even though I was raised close to Toledo and programming overlapping with residency Lennard holds up a fresh print Detroit, living in a huge city required a lot of programs; writing classes alongside printmaking, but my students definitely inspire me. adjustment, but I’ve gotten quite used to the ing classes. Young artists often approach art with such quantity and quality of cultural events here fresh perspectives and eagerness that I often and don’t see myself moving anytime soon. Spudnik Press is associated with leave class ready to take more risks myself. Chicago Area Artists Residency Programs My newest body of work investigates the You graduated from SAIC in 2005 with a (CAARP), and you’ve also been an artist relationship between emotional thinking and BFA with emphasis in print media. Are you in residence at AS220 in Providence, RI logical/rational thinking that I believe stems still connected to SAIC now? as well as Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL. from the tension between the work I do as an Very much so. I’ve worked with interns from Please share the impact of residency art administrator and as an artist. Honestly, my alma mater, and I’m in regular contact programs to you and other artists. the only way I make new work is through with the staff and faculty in the Print Media CAARP began very organically about two residencies and through participating in proDepartment, since they send students to years ago. Based on shared member experijects with strict deadlines. Otherwise, my art Spudnik Press and donate work to our annu- ences we set some goals, such as cross-prowould always get pushed to the back burner. al silent auction. I’ve been a guest artist in motion, collective advertising, and hosting classes and at a few career-focused events. collaborative exhibitions. While many resiAre you in the middle of any big projects at It’s rewarding transitioning to a peer of my dencies take artists away from the distracthe moment? former instructors. tions of everyday life, urban residencies ask This summer I will head to South Africa as a artists to interact with the community and volunteer teaching artist with Dramatic often host local artists. CAARP has allowed Need, and I suspect I’ll be working on my me to be better connected to similar residency own projects while I’m there. I’ll spend three programs - residencies that are parallel to what weeks in a town called Viljoenskroon teachwe offer, and are therefore more relevant. ing animation with my partner, Colin Palombi. I’m also working on a collaborative The two residencies that I have completed project called Ten by Ten, a unique opportunihave instigated substantial shifts in my work ty for visual artists and music composers to and allowed me the focus to develop new lincollaborate in a meaningful, shared creation. gering ideas. I’ve also done “self-imposed” I’m working with composer Randall West to residencies, which I find useful. Last year, create a print and original score investigating I spent a week in a cabin on the Mississippi synesthesia to be released this fall. River and created my first animation.

What’s your favorite method of printmaking for your own work? How did you start teaching? My favorite process is intaglio (etching.) It Marwen and Spudnik Press are the two orga- offers just the right amount of control and nizations I consistently teach with. My desire unpredictability, and makes me feel a little to teach developed out of a frustration that like an alchemist. My technical skills are contemporary art is often inaccessible to strongest for screenprinting, simply because I much of the general public. Art can often be have had more opportunities to teach and very self-referential and hard to engage with print professional jobs and consignments. without some education (formal or otherwise) in visual communication/thinking. I felt a big How do you balance your own studio disconnect between my peers at SAIC and practice and how is your work impacted? my neighbors in Little Village. My teaching It is very difficult to maintain a studio pracworks toward shortening this divide. tice while running Spudnik Press and teachSpudnik Press


How would you describe Chicago’s art scene? I don’t feel qualified to summarize the whole scene, but where I interact it seems to be tangible, good-humored and relevant. Chicagoans seem to make work that has craftsmanship, and is physical or tactile, often ironic or lighthearted, sometimes even silly. What I love about this city is that so many people make work that has importance beyond the gallery setting - work that speaks to social and political issues, or work that is digestible even by those without a degree in art.

On Wisconsin! Chicago is wonderful in the summer, but everyone needs a break. Just behind the ‘Cheddar Curtain” our northern neighbors in Wisconsin have a lot to offer, particularly if you’re on a quest for the artistic. This season just pick a weekend and set out to find illuminating exhibitions in every town. You’ll come to love a whole crop of art centers you didn’t realize were within an afternoon’s drive. -GV Racine Art Museum RAM holds the largest + most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with more than 8,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. • Top 10 at 10: Favorites from RAM’s Collection, May 12-October 6 John Michael Kohler Arts Center • Heroes Surround Us: An Exhibition Without Borders, May 26-Sept 8 Featuring portraits on paper or newsprint depicting inspiring people. Subjects range from pop culture, to community leaders, to friends + family. Works displayed on selected building exteriors in Sheboygan. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art • Focal Points: America Photography Since 1950, May 18-September 1 Over 100 works from MMoCA’s permanent collection by American photographers of regional, national, + international reputations • Art Fair on the Square, July 13-14 Music, entertainment, outdoor dining, + more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry + fine craft around Madison's Capitol Square, drawing 200,000 visitors each year.

From Milwaukee Art Museum’s 30 Americans: Left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L. Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall and Shinique Smith Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston Milwaukee Art Museum Celebrating 125 years of collecting, MAM welcomes over 350,000 annual visitors. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. • 125th Anniversary Celebration, thru August 10 • 30 Americans, June 14–September 8 Showcasing works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades, focusing on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture. Third Ward Galleries The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee's Arts + Fashion District, offering the city's most dynamic array of restaurants, theaters, galleries + boutiques all in a historic warehouse setting. The neighborhood was named a Top 12 ArtPlace in 2013. A full list of member galleries + institutions, including Tory Folliard, Gallery 218, Gingrass Gallery, INOVA, and Elaine Erickson, is online.

mk The Restaurant: A destination for visual + culinary art As Chicago’s reputation as a food capital continues to grow, there seems to be a natural overlap between gallery-goers and foodies. As restaurants and art world personalities collide, the link between food and art extends beyond just where to eat after a busy night at the galleries. tinctly creative character to the room. Compliments on the artwork come from customers unfamiliar with the artists on view, as well as from those who recognize the images and are happy to dine in a restaurant that supports the community’s visual arts.

Art enthusiasts and mk The Restaurant owners Lisa and Michael Kornick have always had an interest in art, so it seems natural that since mk’s 1998 opening, the lofty dining space has been adorned with art from River North neighbors, from their personal collection, and from other galleries on loan.

Reflecting on the restaurant’s River North location, Lisa explains, “We love our neighborhood galleries and visit them all the time. Most recently we enjoyed Maya Polsky Gallery’s exhibition of Lena Herzog photographs and are proud to have one for our house. It’s great to walk down the street and see what’s going on without having to travel very far.” That being said, the Kornicks do travel often for art fairs and exhibitions all over the world and are planning on attending the Venice Biennale this summer with friend and West Loop gallery owner Kavi Gupta.

Two Martin Mull paintings hanging in mk’s private dining room were originally offered on loan from neighbor gallery owner Carl Hammer when the dining space was first being built out. The pieces were subsequently purchased for the restaurant and add a dis-

Lisa studied art history in college and recounts a significant day for her when she selected the Richard Serra prints (currently on display) from Joni Weyl’s Gemini Gallery in L.A. “I had to climb up on a ladder to view the prints because they were so large! I never

Dramatic Richard Serra drawings are installed above dining tables at mk


thought I would be able to buy a print by an artist whose work I studied.” Artful presentations and dishes highlighting seasonal ingredients have been the culinary focus at mk. The restaurant has collaborated with artists for various benefits and exhibitions at local institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) and the Smart Museum, and the mk team is looking forward to working with EXPO Chicago again this fall on creative food offerings for this year’s fair at Navy Pier.

mk The Restaurant 868 N. Franklin, Chicago, IL 60610 312.482.9179

Rotofugi Gallery: Where toys and art meet At the busy northside intersection of Lincoln and Diversey, floor to ceiling windows on a corner flatiron building reveal a seemingly out-of-nowhere art gallery, filled with unusual toys and bright figures displayed on the high walls. Inside visitors find quality work by both established and emerging artists in the fields of modern pop, illustration art and character/toy design. Everything within Rotofugi Designer Toy Store and Gallery is devoted to the unusual. -GV

who are somehow involved in the designer toy world. Our curator, David van Alphen, joined us in 2008 after having owned/operated DvA Gallery for several years. We had long admired the way David curated his own space so when the opportunity arose, we were happy to join forces. What do you tell or show people who come into the gallery for the first time? We're pretty hands off, preferring to let the work speak for itself. We like to think we've got a unique situation where the gallery gives context to the toys and vice versa. Of course if a visitor wants to talk about the work we're always happy to provide as much information and background about the artist as we can.

Do most of your artists also work as (or with) designers? It's really all over the place. Some are fullArtist Jeremiah Ketner time artists, others work in graphic design or even toy design by profession, and many are How did the gallery, and Rotofugi Designer professional illustrators. Toy Store, get started and how did you How do you see your gallery in relation to come to focus on toys and modern pop? My wife and I opened Rotofugi in July 2004 the overall Chicago art scene? I've always struggled with our place in the because we found this thing called "urban vinyl toys" that no one in Chicago seemed to Chicago art scene. On one hand we're often exhibiting nationally or internationally known have. artists. On the other hand, because we work in a lesser-known niche, the audience for the In August 2006 we were lucky enough to work tends to be rather small within Chicago. take over the building next door to our toy I'd like to think we're adding a layer of varistore and officially open Rotofugi Gallery as its own space, giving us more room to do reg- ety and showing work that would otherwise not have a home in Chicago and giving expoularly scheduled exhibitions. Before moving sure to artists in a positive atmosphere. next door, our first exhibits were held in the back half of our store and ranged from cusDoes Chicago have a unique place within tomized toy shows to more traditional paintthe modern pop and illustration art scene? ings and drawings. While we loved showing work in our store, we began to ache for more Chicago is home to a number of fantastic space after nearly two years of exhibits in the modern pop artists and illustrators, many of which we've shown over the years. In particincreasingly cramped space. ular, we're big fans of both Jeremiah Ketner The gallery was, to be entirely honest, almost and Travis Lampe, two Chicago-based artists an accident. When we were first starting out who have made a good impact with their paintings. Another Chicago artist we love, we called ourselves "Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery" primarily because we want- Jay Ryan, is probably the closest to having help put Chicago on the map, not necessarily ed to get across the idea that the toys we for "modern pop" but as a gig-poster artist, were selling were not just toys, but art toys. another art form we absolutely love. What we quickly found out was that if you put the word "Gallery" anywhere as part of your name people will ask if they can have an Describe the scene of your typical openings. exhibit in your space. So, in some way, we It's hard to generalize, but they are for the accidentally became a gallery space in addimost part pretty casual affairs. Given the tion to selling toys. nature of our combined toy store and art gallery setup we tend to be pretty family Our focus has always been on showing artfriendly (no alcohol) and we almost always work that we love. In our earliest days we booked a lot of exhibits with friends and cus- arrange to have the artist available to meet tomers of the store, and then progressed over with fans at the opening. time to inviting some of our favorite artists to exhibit in our space. In large part that philos- Are most of the works shown in the gallery humorous or sinister? ophy has held true...we show things we personally love. These days it's a combination of A little of both actually! We do often show modern pop, illustration and artwork by folks things that could be seen as humorous, but we don't specifically seek that out. A few of 27

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our favorite artists tend to explore dark themes too, like Daniel Danger and Derek Hess. Is the client market for works exhibited in the gallery different than in the designer toy store? Yes...and no. We do have several good clients that purchase artwork but aren't into the toys, but also have many that buy both. In a lot of ways we see the toys we sell, when everything "clicks," as just another way for an artist to reach their collectors. Of course not every toy meets that goal, but we're constantly looking out for artists that are doing interesting things within the designer toy niche. Do you ever deal in the secondary market? We've toyed around (sorry, pun not intended) with selling a few items on consignment for customers, but for the most part we avoid the secondary market...we're interested in what's new and fresh, not what's hot on eBay. In the toy store are you essentially selling highly collectible novelty items for adults, or sophisticated toys for kids? Do most of your clients get hooked early on? For the most part the toys we sell are intended for adult collectors, though you're right, many of our good customers are younger kids or teens who appreciate the design elements. I can't say that we intentionally try to hook customers, but collecting toys is definitely an addiction for many...a fun addiction for sure! Are most of your collectors new to the contemporary art world? I'd venture to say that a majority of our gallery clients are fairly new to collecting original works of art. We see a lot of people starting out with toys and collectibles that later become regular gallery patrons as they seek out unique examples of artwork. In a lot of ways it's not dissimilar to people starting out collecting inexpensive prints and "graduating" to buying paintings. In the end we're just trying to offer good art and design across a spectrum of media and prices, at least that's what we aspire to! Rotofugi Gallery and Rotofugi Designer Toy Store 2780 N. Lincoln (60614) 773-868-3308


Training Young Collectors to Buy Old Antiques

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BY MARY DEYOE When it comes to purchasing art and furniture, an “antiques fair” may not appeal to young buyers. It sounds too expensive, too stuffy, and “just not for me.” Nothing, in fact, could be further from the truth. On April 26-29 the Merchandise Mart hosts the annual International Antiques Fair. With nearly 100 international dealers the fair is one of many excellent opportunities for individuals to find unique furniture, art, jewelry and decorative pieces for their homes.

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Speaking specifically about young and new collectors, Leslie Hindman, President and CEO of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, suggests that people should use opportunities like fairs and auctions to really enjoy the process of collecting. It’s easy (or at least appears so) to go to a mass retailer and pick out a couch or dining room table. But the thought that this is an simpler or less expensive option is just false. “People are smarter to buy objects and furniture that have history,” says Hindman. “These items actually cost about the same as anything you would buy new, and what you’re getting is unique.”

Dealer updates Anniversaries The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park celebrates its 35th anniversary all summer long. 10 seems to be the magic number for this issue. Artful Framer and ArtDeTriumph, the studio and gallery run by artist Nancie King Mertz and husband Ron Mertz marks 10 years on Clark St. Linda Warren Projects is celebrating 10 years this summer and making big plans along the way. The reinvented vintage haven that is the Randolph Street Market is also toasting 10 years. threewalls also marks 10 in dynamic ways: May 18th: Underground Gala Dinner at Land & Sea Dept. June 15th: Birthday Bash at Salvage One.

Buy the real thing, not a knock-off, and you’ll be happy for years to come when your piece actually holds its value.

New to CGN Mongerson Gallery moved to the John Hancock Center this past year from River North. Since 1971 the gallery has specialized in paintings and sculpture from the United States’ Westward Expansion, featuring artists Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell and Harry Jackson. Worthington Gallery moved from its former location and is available by appointment. Eva-Maria Worthington founded the gallery in 1970 and is an international expert and leading dealer in fine works of art by modern artists. Worthington focuses on German Expressionism and Blauer Reiter as well as Modern and Contemporary Masters. Vertical Gallery recently opened in Ukranian Village. The gallery focuses on providing local, national and international urban, contemporary and street artists a place to showcase their work and will host openings the first Saturday of each month. Brave New Art World launches in May, courageously spearheaded by Claire Molek of Hauser Gallery. BNAW is committed to reviving First Thursdays in River North and around the city in ways we’ve never seen before. We are all looking forward to the new energy! Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights is the latest suburban addition to CGN. The gallery features five yearly exhibitions by artists working in all media, and three student shows per year. Professional exhibitions include two-four person exhibitions of primarily artists from the Midwest. The Oak Park Arts District is also welcome to CGN. The group coordinates weekly art events all summer long as well as provides information for anyone looking to explore galleries in the historic area. The Salon Artists Gallery in suburban Park Forest is an artist’s co-operative that began 30 years ago with 20 professional exhibiting artists, featuring monthly exhibits. The gallery prides itself on mentoring new artists as well as providing a co-operative stage for local artisans featuring painters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, photographers and glass artists.

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The benefit of going to a fair is also the opportunity to talk to the dealers. The dealers want to talk to customers, to tell them about each piece—where it was made; how it was made; why the craftsmanship is significant. Dealers tend to be enthusiastic about what they do and want to share that enthusiasm about the objects with collectors. “It is an extremely fun process,” Hindman adds, “and I think people can forget to or don’t take the time to have fun and to learn.” No matter how much or how little you purchase at a fair, auction or gallery, the experience will be far more exciting and personal than a trip to the mall or time spent online. Attending antiques-focused events will expose you to an expansive range of styles and designs. If you have only ever looked at Mid-Century Modern furniture, you may discover that you also like 19th Century French objects. “It is a fantastic opportunity to find inspiration,” says Hindman. Hindman, who will speak on this topic in conjunction with the Fair on Saturday April 27, added that there is also financial benefit to purchasing antiques. A desk from a mass retailer is unlikely to appreciate, while an authentic antique desk undoubtedly will. Details about the April 27 Young Collectors Night event will be available on and the Mart’s website. You can find more information about upcoming antiques fairs and auctions, including Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and The International Antiques Fair at 28

Artists in the News ArchiTech's David Jameson’s book about Alfonso Iannelli has a new June release date to coincide with a major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center: May 18–August 17, 2013, Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli – 1908 to 1965. The Iannellis created striking modernist designs for advertising, household products, public sculpture, or any artistic medium of everyday life.



Richard Gray Gallery presented Jan Tichy's Bats, 2002-2007 at Moving Image New York, the contemporary video art fair in March. Tichy's Bats was one of only four installations invited by Moving Image's Curatorial Advisory Committee to be exhibited at the fair.


Hilton|Asmus has been collaborating with Marco Nereo Rotelli at the Field Museum. On June 24 Rotelli will illuminate the facade of the north and west walls of the museum with seven poems, including one by Arica Hilton. The gallery will also open an exhibition of Rotelli’s paintings. Rotelli has illuminated the Arc de Triomphe, the Musee du Petit Palais in Paris, Beijing Olympics and many others (see image at left.)

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Printworks artist Audrey Niffenegger has a one-person exhibition, Awake in the Dream World, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC June 21-Nov 10. Artwork from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative makes its television debut on Chicago Fire where "Molly's" bar is decorated with prints by Dan Grzeca and Deborah Maris Lader, among others. From Zolla/Lieberman: The Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Seattle Public Utilities purchased a Victoria Adams painting. The Tacoma Art Museum included Adams’s works in the catalogue Best of the Northwest: Selected Works from the Tacoma Art Museum. John Buck’s work is included in Honolulu Museum of Art’s Serious Fun indefinitely, as well as in Effigy, 1979. Deborah Butterfield’s sculpture is also part of Serious Fun, as well as Colby College Museum of Art’s The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, opening July 13 in Waterville, ME. Jin Soo Kim’s sculpture is on view at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center as part of their Midnight Party through August 2014. Richard Notkin is a featured artist and speaker at the "International Ceramics Festival" in Aberystwyth, Wales this June. Buzz Spector received the "Distinguished Teaching of Art" award at the College Art Association Annual Conference in New York. Phyllis Bramson's work has been acquired by the Depaul Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art and South Bend Museum of Art. Bramson has been selected as one of the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awardees for 2014. ZIA artist Roland Kulla was named Life Trustee of the Ragdale Foundation. Kulla was included in Hyperreal at the Illinois Institute of Art. Deanna Krueger and Charles Gniech will be exhibiting in a 3person exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Jonathan Ricci has been awarded a two-month residency in Iceland this summer. Richard Laurent's En Plein Air won the top award at the Oak Park Art League National Juried Competition. Karina Noel Hean is exhibiting in the 10th Anniversary Show of Residents of Soaring Gardens at the University of Scranton's Hope Horn Gallery. Mars Gallery’s Kevin Luthardt, in addition to being an artist, is a children’s book author, illustrator and muralist. Recently the Museum of Science and Industry sponsored three Luthardt murals at Old Orchard Mall. Luthardt has painted over 40 murals in the Chicago area. 29

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BFA Fine Art Exhibition May 17- June 15

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Ladydrawers Summer Residency June 27- July 27

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MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception May 17

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MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition May 16



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Galleries in the Library

Point of Departure Through May 3

Chicago: A Celebration Through June 1

Rube Goldberg’s Ghost: Confounding Design and Laborious Objects Through May 4

The Fashion Study Collection (8th floor)

Celebrating Columbia’s History: Jane Alexandroff Through June 1

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Flat Iron Arts Building: Wicker Park / Bucktown 6–10pm • Free 1579 N. Milwaukee

The Lost Artists Show The Art Colony Studio Building Check for times • Free 2630 W. Fletcher

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) 6–10pm • Visit web for ticket info 220 E. Chicago

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Your guide to visiting galleries all around Chicago and beyond. Bring your map with you on opening nights, weekend gallery visits or to other special art events. Also use our online gallery Google Maps.

THE GALLERIES Chicago Gallery News is organized by geography, so you can easily plan your route and look up galleries in your area. We aim to make visiting galleries simple, but don’t restrict yourself to just one district or even to the city limits - spaces may be found in surprising spots and can be inspiration for taking longer drives or exploring new territory. Be sure to refer to our convenient pull-out maps on page 31. Refer to these listings to see what shows are taking place, which artists are showing where, and in what areas galleries specialize. The art world has become increasingly international, yet Chicago’s local dealers and artists remain hospitable to veterans and neophytes alike. All of the listings here in print may also be found at Visit our online calendar of events for a guide to artist talks, lectures and special happenings in the galleries, and read our up-to-date art blog to check out our latest tips and recommendations. Gallery visitors admire Vera Klement’s work at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery. Photo: CGN, 2012

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River North Dozens of galleries radiate from the intersection of Superior + Franklin streets, making up the River North gallery district. The area is the city’s densest gallery center, and it is also close to the Merchandise Mart and many of the city’s design stores. Happening in the area • June 7 + July 12: major area opening nights • Free weekly Saturday Morning Gallery Tours, 11am-12:30pm • New: Brave New Art World coordinates monthly First Thursdays in River North, 5-8pm, featuring a mix of critical talks, performance art + a cultural survey of local artisan products. Details at Dining in the district • Boarding House: Wine-focused • Club Lago: Italian • Coco Pazzo: Italian • Farmhouse: Midwestern • Gene & Georgetti: Italian, steaks • Kiki’s Bistro: French • Prosecco: Italian • Union Sushi + BBQ: Asian

704 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-664-3406 Tu-Sa 11-6 Paintings + sculpture by American + European artists. Opening receptions are on show start dates from 5-8pm. Thru June 1: • Ronald Clayton: New paintings • Carl Linstrum: New paintings • Susan Kraut: New work

June 7-August 3: • Julia Katz: New figurative paintings • Joan Holleb: New paintings on copper Opening reception on Friday, June 7, 5-8pm August 9-September 3: New work by gallery artists Opening reception on Friday, August 9, 5-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Prosecco’s Wells St. sidewalk cafe is delightful in summer Julia Katz, Santa Monica Pier (detail), oil on panel, 36" x 60"


River North Jean Albano Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0770 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 + by appt. Contemporary paintings, drawings + constructions. Please contact gallery or visit website for additional summer exhibition and opening details. May 3–June 29: Terri Zupanc, Paint Lake Objects and Photographs Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30–7:30pm

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 + photographs of building + industrial art.

Andrew Bae Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-335-8601 Tu-Sa 10-6 Contemporary Asian art, primarily with ties to Korea, Japan + China.

Permanent gallery artists include: Kwang Jean Park, Young June Lew, Yongjin Han, Tetsuya Noda, Keysook Geum, Jungjin Lee, Jae Ko, Leeah Joo, Gapchul Lee Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information + upcoming opening dates. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Artists represented include Frank Lloyd Wright, Alfonso Iannelli + Daniel Burnham. Contact ArchiTech Gallery about a new book due out in June, Alfonso Iannelli - Modern By Design, written by gallery owner David Jameson. Foreword by Tim Samuelson. A corresponding exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli – 1908 to 1965, is on view May 18-August 17.

Brave New Art World Tel 773-709-7848 Founder, Director: Claire Molek The Brave New Art World is an arts unification movement dedicated to the service of consciousness: “ART IS FOR THE PEOPLE” In practice Brave New Art World is a monthly event + physical forum that features critical talks, performance art + a widespread cultural survey of local artisan products, all dispersed throughout the open spaces in the River North gallery district. Beginning May 2, 2013: Brave New Art World occurs every first Thursday of the month, 5-8PM. Stay tuned for some killer documentation from On The Real Film.

Thru August 24: Design 1810-1995, at the gallery

Kyungsook Koo / Ian Harvey, Figure no.3, Graphite and shellac on paper, 96” x 96”, 2006

Russell Bowman Art Advisory 311 W. Superior, Ste. 115 (60654) Tel 312-751-9500 Tu-W by appt.; Th-Sa 10-5:30 Opening receptions held 5:30-8 on starting date of exhibition. Modern + Contemporary Masters.

Thru June 15: Thomas Nozkowski June 21-August 17: Vivian Maier: Summer in the City. Opening reception on Friday, June 21 from 5:30-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Folk, Naïve, + Outsider Art.

Roy Boyd Gallery

Echt Gallery

739 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-642-1606 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; M by appt.

222 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0288 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt.

Contemporary paintings + sculpture

Specializing in the finest contemporary sculpture.

Opening receptions held on opening date of the exhibition, Fridays, 5-8pm, except where noted. Thru June 4: Wall Relief Group Show: featuring Joel Perlman, Manfred Müeller, Jay Phillips, Joan Livingstone, Vadim Katznelson, Sarah Krepp and John Fraser. June 7-July 16: Nudes July 19-August 31: 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 + others. For a complete listing of artists + exhibitions please visit our website. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Catherine Edelman Gallery 300 W. Superior Lower Level (60654) Tel 312-266-2350 Tu-Sa 10-5:30 Twitter @edelmangallery Contemporary photography + mixed media photo-based art. Thru May 4: Frieke Janssens: Smoking Kids. May 10-July 6: Michael Kenna Opening reception on Friday May 10, 5-7pm July 12-August 31: The Chicago Project V, selections from our online gallery. Opening reception on Friday, July 12, 5-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ART DEALERS (AIPAD)

Vadim Katznelson, Riverside, 2012, acrylic, polymer gel on board, 20.5” x 10”

Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (9-11), 2012, oil on linen on panel, 22” x 28”


Take a free tour of River North galleries every Saturday morning at 11am. Details online at

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. April Behnke 35 years of selling fine art. Featuring contemporary artists Nancy Wolfe, Thom Kapheim, Mira Hermoni-Levine, Brian Divis + Sheila Finnigan.

Also featuring masterworks of the 19th + 20th Centuries, including works by Renoir, Chagall, Picasso, Miró, + Zuniga, among others.

The Golden Triangle 330 N. Clark (60654) Tel 312-755-1266 M-F 10-6, Sa 10-5

May 9-June 30: Mira Hermoni-Levine: Involuntary Memory, new paintings. Opening receptions on May 10, 4-7pm + May 11, 11am-6pm

The Golden Triangle’s block-long home in the historic Reid Murdoch Center features one of the largest collections of Asian + European antiques + home furnishings in the country. A dramatic setting, complete with Asian courtyard, + exemplary customer service.

Gruen Galleries 226 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-6262 M-Sa 10-6; Su 11-5 Dir. Lisa Boron Event Dir. Michael Gerber In the heart of River North within 20,000 sq. ft., we house a large collection of contemporary American + European painting + sculpture. We also showcase tribal African ceramics, furniture + sculpture. Gallery available for special events. Please contact the gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + opening schedule. June 7: Richard Hoey, landscapes. Gold and silver leaf on panel. Opening reception on Friday, June 7 5-8pm.

Japanese Shinto Shrine, 19th Century, Hinoki Wood, 50” tall

Mira Hermoni-Levine, Untitled 1, 2012, oil on canvas, 39.5" x 43"

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

Hilton | Asmus Robert Jendra Contemporary Studio +Gallery

Thru May 11: Aristotle Georgiades: Some Time, re-purposed sculpture, new work. May 17-June 29: Amy Laskin: Garden Goddesses, new paintings. Artist’s reception on Friday, May 17, 5:30-8pm. July 12-August 24: Group/Summer Show. Reception on Friday, July 12, 6-8pm. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

716 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-475-1788 Tu-Sa 12-7 or by appt. Specializing in modern + contemporary paintings, limited edition graphics, glass art, sculpture + photography.

International + regional photography: Chicago, global travel, wildlife, architectural, landscapes, nautical. Featured artists + artworks.

May 31-July 26: John Clark: Reflections: The Function of Form, paintings June 24: Marco Nereo Rotelli Illuminates Field Museum with Poetry and Music: Poetry by Arica Hilton, Elise Paschen, Parneshia Jones, Ana Castillo, Osama Esber + others June 28-August 23: Marco Nereo Rotelli: Field of Light, paintings and drawings

Amy Laskin, Plantocracy, 2012, oil on canvas, 50” x 40”

215 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-337-0111 M-F 10-5; Weekends by appt.

Marco Nereo Rotelli illumination of the Field Museum


Ann Nathan Gallery 212 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-6622 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5 Minimal steel furniture by renowned designer creator Jim Rose. Established + well known painters + sculptors in all media.

Studio + location commercial photographic + design services.

Selective African Art.

Framing + large format printing services up to 64” wide in any length.

Please contact the gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + opening schedule. June 7: Opening reception. Contact gallery for details. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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217 W. Huron (60654) Tel 773-671-5945 W-Sa 11-6; or by appt. Specializing in contemporary art in all media with an emphasis on artists working out of Paris and Chicago. Including: Jean-Christophe Ballot, Michael Goro, Herbert Murrie, Stephen McClymont, Rene Romero Schuler, ellsworth snyder, Douglas Stapleton, Jeremy Tubbs, William Utermohlen, Vivian van Blerk.

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.

May 3: Metamorphosis: Featuring Douglas Stapleton + Vivian van Blerk

Artists include: Gertrude Abercrombie, Adam Albright, Ivan Albright, George Aldrich, Claude Bentley, Karl Buehr, Francis Chapin, Georges Maurice Cloud, Alexander Corazzo, Manierre Dawson, Julio de Diego, Werner Drewes, John Enneking, Hananiah Harari, George Josimovich, Richard Koppe, Walter Krawiec, Albert Krehbiel, Jonas Lie, Jan Matulka, Edgar Miller, Gregory Orloff, Frank Peyraud, William S. Schwartz, Gerritt Sinclair, Anna Lee Stacey, John Storrs, Frederic Tellander, Morris Topchevsky, R. LeRoy Turner, among others.

Opening receptions are held the first day of exhibitions, 5-8pm. Thru May 31: Don Pollack: 34 Days to Washington, a bicycle trip retracing the route Abraham Lincoln traveled from Springfield, IL to Washington D.C. after he was elected forms the conceptual basis for new paintings and installation. June 7-July 13: Jay Strommen: Things that are Pleasing are Repeated, new wood fired ceramic pieces incorporating recycled glass by the Chicago based artist. July 19-August 3: • Bob McCauley: New paintings • Kathleen Holder: New drawings

Featuring un-retouched digital & film photographs currently

Paris - The Art of Living by Bob Soltys

June 7

Statues & Street Scenes by Ira Rubin


July 12

by Simon Gosling

The Rangefinder Gallery

Featuring contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, + master works in ceramic + fiber arts.


300 West Superior, Second Floor Monday-Friday 9 - 5:30 - Saturday 10 - 2 312 642-2255


210 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-266-9473 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30 Dir. Frank Paluch perimeterchicago@

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August 9: Urban Renuil: Including work by Jourdon Gullet + Mike Lana

Perimeter Gallery

The Rangefinder Gallery

works from the legendary

Jennifer Norback Fine Art

Maya Polsky Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0055 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 10:30-5 Works by contemporary American, European + Russian artists with special interest in figurative painting. Please contact gallery for summer exhibition information.

Printworks 311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-9407 Tu-Sa 11-5 and by appt. Opening receptions 5:30-7:30 on first date of scheduled exhibition. Dirs. Sidney Block, Bob Hiebert The gallery will be closed for vacation from August 18September 2. Printworks is a works on paper gallery specializing in contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books. May 3-June 8: Martyl: Crossing Boundaries, works on paper and mylar-1967-2012. June 14-August 17: Audrey Niffenegger: Raven Girl. New aquatint/etchings, part of a fairy tale graphic novella made for collaboration with the choreographer, Wayne McGregor, who has made a new ballet for the Royal Ballet in London opening May 24 in Covent Garden.

The Project Room 217 W. Huron (60654) Tel 847-400-4626 W-Sa 12-6; or by appt. The Project Room, a boutique gallery located in the River North gallery district, is committed to comprehensive programming that includes fine art exhibitions, open dialogue with outstanding leaders, intimate salon gatherings, concerts and workshops. The Project Room supports emerging + mid-career international artist in all media whose work embodies well-executed conceptual depth. To stay up-to-date on upcoming events + exhibitions, CONTACT US; like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, + join our mailing list.

The Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera 300 W. Superior, 2nd Fl. (60654) Tel 312-642-2255 M-F 9-5:30; Sa 10-2; or by appt. Featuring un-retouched digital + film photographs made with the legendary Leica M camera. Please contact The Rangefinder Gallery for updated exhibition information and to learn more. thru May 24: Bob Soltys: Paris - The Art of Living, in Black & White June 7-July 7: Ira Rubin: Statues & Street Scenes Exploring Historic Prague. Opening reception June 7, 6-10pm. July 12: Simon Gosling: LIGHT: Harnessed. Opening reception July 12, 6-10pm.


Paul den Hollander, Luminous Garden series


Summer Gallery Openings

River North Judy A Saslow Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-943-0530 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 Specializing in International Outsider Art as well as emerging + established Contemporary art. Please contact the gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + openings schedule + gallery location. Artists include: Marc Boulier, Francois Burland,

Gerard Cambon, Henry Darger, Edmond Engel, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Krista Harris, Matt Lamb, Henry Moore, Mr. Imagination, Michel Nedjar, Jordan Scott, Bill Traylor, Rusty Wolfe, Joseph Yoakum, Purvis Young, Carlo Zinelli June 7-July: New Works by Nancy Josephson, Christine Sefolosha and Project Onward. Opening reception on Friday, June 7th from 5-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Ken Saunders Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-573-1400 Tu-Sa 11-5 Ken Saunders Exhibiting the world’s most prominent + innovative artists creating glass sculpture. Please check with the gallery + visit our website for information on current exhibition. May 2-31: Joel Philip Myers June 7-July 1: Sidney Hutter MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION


Nancy Josephson, Tea Rex, taxidermy form, glass beads, sequins and rhinestones, 24” x 10” x 10”

Schneider Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-988-4033 Tu-F 10:30-5; Sa 11-5 Dir. Martha Schneider Twitter @SchneiderCPG Contemporary Photography Thru June 29: Street Level Project Space: Jamie Steele: Gone to Seed May 3-June 29: • Pablo Soria: Nocturnal • Caleb Charland: Fathom and Fray Opening reception on Friday, May 3, 5-7:30pm

Vale Craft Gallery

David Weinberg Photography

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.

300 W. Superior Ste. 203 (60654) Tel 312-529-5090 M-Sa 10-5 Studio Manager: Matt Avignone Follow us on Facebook

Ongoing display of ceramics, decorative fiber art, glass objects, metal sculpture, functional art + unique jewelry.

Contemporary photography from the archive of David Weinberg to works of emerging artists in The Coat Check project.

Thru June 1: For the Birds: Group show.

Please contact the gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + opening schedule.

June 7-August 31: Summer group exhibition Reception Friday, June 7, 5-8pm

July 5-August 31: • Summer Exhibition • Street Level Project Space: Nathan Miller: Frames: Motion and Stasis Opening reception on Friday July 5, 5-7:30pm

Thru June: • David Weinberg: A Decade of Printmaking, narratives (part 2 of 2) • Daniel Hojnacki: An Idle Procession at the Coat Check

Zolla / Lieberman Gallery 325 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-944-1990 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30 Thru May 24: • Phyllis Bramson: Love and Affection in a Troubled World • Nick Ostoff: Tracing 2 • Mario Romano: Those Damn I Love Yous June 7-August 17: • John Buck: New Sculptures and Prints • Hunter Buck: Petrographic - Prints and Drawings Opening reception on Friday, June 7, 5-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Zygman Voss Gallery 222 W. Superior #1E (60654) Tel 312-787-3300 Tu-Sa 10-5; Su and M by appt. For over 10 years Zygman Voss Gallery has been showcasing museum quality 17th to 20th century masters such as Miró, Picasso, Rembrandt + Renoir. Additionally, Zygman Voss represents contemporary artists Moshe Rosenthalis, Leonardo Nierman, Aliza Nahor, Ramon Vilanova + Elsa Muñoz. Ongoing: Exhibitions of gallery artists Thru June 1: Elsa Muñoz: Transcience

July 12: Opening Reception for David Weinberg New Work + Coat Check Exhibition TBA


Steve Rebora, Bluebird House, acrylic paint on wood, 14” x 5.5” x 12”

Hunter Buck, Alkali, 2012, stone lithograph and monotype, 30" x 22"


Elsa Muñoz, Bed, 2013, oil on canvas, 24” x 24”

West Loop, Fulton Market + West Side The West Side includes West Loop, West Town, Fulton Market, Randolph Street, Ukranian Village + more. Free West Loop tours run every 6 weeks:

West Loop + West Town Dining: • A few of Chicago’s hottest favorites make great post-gallery hop spots: Publican, Next, the Aviary, Blackbird, Avec, Girl + the Goat, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Piccolo Sogno, Nellcôte, Moto, Au Cheval, Green Zebra and BellyQ District Design: • This part of the city is filled with unique design + antique sources where you can find antique doorknobs and hardware, bargain furniture or highend design at places like: Morlen Sinoway, Wright, Jan’s Antiques, Leslie Hindman, Strand Design, and Randolph St. Market

Douglas Dawson Gallery 400 N. Morgan (60642) Tel 312-226-7975 Tu-Sa 9:30-5:30 Dirs. Douglas Dawson, Wallace Bowling Ancient + historic ethnographic art from Africa, Asia + the Americas.

Please contact gallery or check website for full exhibition details.

Dungeness crab boil at Publican on Fulton Market. Credit: Grant Kessler Photography

Featuring works by: Albers, Arms, Barker, Beckmann, Benton, Beaufrère, Bissier, Brockhurst, Brouet, Burkhardt, Burr, Cameron, Chahine, Chapin, Copley, Florsheim, Francis, Fraser, Gabain, Hunt, Kloss, Lucioni, Motherwell, Miró, Oliveira, Pennell, Picasso, Piranesi, Rouault, Simon, Tissot, Tobey, Villon, Way, Whistler, Woelffer, Zorn MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION

An Art Nouveau Style Oak Cabinet at auction at Leslie Hindman

FM* Gallery

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

310 N. Peoria (60607) Tel 312-810-5690 M-Sa 10-6, by appt.

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

Showing painting, sculpture and mixed media by a talented group of local and national artists.

Please check website for full exhibition details.

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, drawings + watercolors.

EC Gallery

Since 1983.

Frederick Baker, Inc.

Studio sessions and art classes taught every Wednesday and Saturday. Please check website for full exhibition details.

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. Please contact gallery or check website or online CGN listing for additional show information. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Chicago Artists Coalition 217 N. Carpenter (60607) Tel 312-491-8888 Openings 6-9pm on first night of show May 10-30: • BOLT Resident Laura Davis’ solo exhibition Unknown Pleasures • HATCH Projects Multivalent: Jesse Butcher, James Green, Christopher Meerdo studio practice; Curated by Teresa Silva. June 7-26: BOLT Residents Baccara, a collaboration b/t Madeleine Bailey + Helen Maurene Cooper solo exhibition + HATCH Projects: Jessica Bardsley, Victoria Bradford + Rebecca Hamlin Green; Curated by Jessica Cochran. June 29: 7pm-midnight Starving Artist annual fundraiser Tickets start at $50. CAC pairs chefs with artists to create edible installations and new art. July 12-August 1: HATCH Projects: Noelle Allen, Theodore Darst, Brent Fogt, Jordan Martins, Nick Sagan + Matthew Schlagbaum; Curated by MK Meador. August 9-29: HATCH Projects: Chaz Evans, Amber Ginsberg, Mothergirl, Jake Myers, Hoyun Son, + Latham Zearfoss; Curated by Happy Collaborationists.

Mars Gallery 1139 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-226-7808 W 12-6; Th 12-7; F-S 12-6; Su + 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 gallery website.


Summer Gallery Openings

Peter Mars, Rosie, acrylic on canvas


West Loop / West Side McCormick Packer Schopf Gallery Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-226-6800 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 McCormick Gallery features both Modern + Contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper + sculpture. We represent the estates of numerous mid-century American painters, with an emphasis on abstract expressionism. The gallery also shows both established + emerging contemporary artists. Please call the gallery for exhibition information. Thru May 18: John Wehmer, paintings June 7-August 10: Please contact gallery for exhibition details MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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

Thomas Robertello Gallery

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

Contemporary art in all media.

Conveniently located in the West Loop, PRIMITIVE’s 30,000 sq. ft. flagship store is filled with authentic, museumgrade furniture, artifacts, textiles, jewelry, fashion + artwork from the world over. Discover how to bridge the gap between

Well-known for folk and outsider art.


Thru May 18: • Diem Chau: A-Z, new carved crayons + pencils • Steven Carrelli: Collapse, drawing • Donald Cameron: The Tyranny of Color and Light, painting + video

27 N. Morgan (60607) Tel 812-345-1886 Tu-Sa 12-6 Dir. Thomas Robertello Contemporary West Loop gallery featuring emerging + established artists. Please visit website or CGN online listing for exhibition information.

Please contact us for current exhibition + event schedules.

May 24-July 6: • Jason Lahr: Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A., painting • Kathy Halper: TMI (too much information), new embroidery • Krista Hoefle: LVL_GRNDR, prints + sculpture July 12-August 17: • Hank Feeley: Out of the Box, painting • Thomas C. Jackson: Halo, work on paper • Vesna Jovanovic: Tender Anatomy, work on paper • Dave Ford, Truck Drawings, graphite on paper MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Carrie Secrist Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-491-0917 Tu-F 10:30-6; Sa 11-5 Dir. Stevie Greco Established and emerging contemporary artists in all media. Please contact the gallery for additional information regarding the summer show schedule. Thru May 11: Michael Robinson, Circle Spectre Paper Flame

Vertical Gallery

Linda Warren Projects

1016 N. Western (60622) Tel 773-697-3846 Tu-Sa 11-6; Su-M by appt. Opening receptions First Saturday of each month, 6-10pm. Dir. Patrick Hull Find us on Facebook + Twitter

327 N. Aberdeen, Ste. 151 (60607) Tel 312-432-9500 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt. Openings 1st day of show 6-9pm *Gallery is closed August 11-27. Dir. Linda Warren

Vertical Gallery opened in Ukrainian Village in April 2013. Our purpose is to provide local, national and international urban, contemporary and street artists a place to showcase their work.

Emerging and mid-career contemporary artists in all media. Additional focus on corporate collections and consulting.

Woman Made Gallery

Thru June 1: • Gallery Y: Hollis Brown Thornton: The Land Between Solar Systems • Gallery X: Jon Waldo: I’ll Never Say Never To Always

685 N. Milwaukee (60642) Tel 312-738-0400 W-F 12-7; Sa-Su 12-4 Find us on Facebook

June 7-August 10: • Gallery Y: Conrad Freiburg • Gallery X: Eric Esper Opening reception on June 7, 6-9pm

May 10–June 20: • Group exhibit: Humans Being II Juror Riva Lehrer • Group exhibit: Body and Brain Juror Ginny Sykes • Solo exhibit: Kay Hartmann Reception May 10, 6-9pm


July 12–August 22: • Group exhibit: Slippery Slope Juror Robin Hustle • Solo exhibits by Brenna Conley Fonda + Robin Hustle Reception July 12, 6-9pm

Through a combination of 10 group, duo and solo shows yearly, we will provide Chicago, and art collectors around the world, a place to learn about these great artists, view and purchase past and current work either in the gallery space or online. May 4-25: Group Show: featuring Michael Rodriguez, Jenny Robinson, Fernando Chamarelli, Alex Yanes, Tom Buban and more. Opening reception Saturday, May 4, 6-10pm. Hollis Brown Thornton, Cassettes, VHS & Atari, 2012, permanent marker on paper, 22.5” x 30”


Robin Hustle, Two Men in Dress Socks, ink on paper

Hyde Park, Pilsen, S. Loop., Bridgeport South of the city center, gallery + artist communities are expanding in areas like Pilsen along 18th St., in the Chicago Arts District along Halsted, as well as in LACUNA Artist Lofts on Canalport. In Bridgeport you’ll find the Zhou B Art Center + Bridgeport Art Center. In Hyde Park there are three University of Chicago affiliated museums: the Smart Museum of Art, the Renaissance Society, + the newly opened Logan Center. Also nearby: Hyde Park Art Center and South Side Community Arts Center.

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 7-10pm Dir. Robin Rios Visit gallery website for exhibition schedule. May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16: Visit the Zhou B Art Center for 3rd Fridays. Held monthly, 7-10pm

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St., #309 (60609) Tel 815-762-5243 3rd Fridays 7-10pm, or by appt. Contemporary narrative still life paintings, landscapes + prints. May-August: Portraits in Graphite May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16: Visit the Zhou B Art Center for 3rd Fridays. Held monthly, 7-10pm

Hyde Park Art Center

Yale Factor, Yahiel

In addition the spectacular 18,000 sq. ft. 5th floor Sky Line Loft event space, set against the Chicago skyline, offers a unique setting for weddings, exhibitions, trade shows, fashion shows + corporate events.

May 17-June 14: Multiple Exposures: featuring work by photographer Jane Fulton Alt + 10 other Chicago photographers. From landscape to portraits, each

artist expands the potential of photography to explore artistic expression. Jane Fulton Alt, Ilze Arajs, Nelson Armour, Susan Annable, Art Fox, Alan Leder, Janet Mesic-Mackie, Yvette Meltzer, Mary Rafferty, Neil Spinner + Jessica Tampas May 18: BAC’s Fashion Center open studios with a small public fashion show featuring their newest collection. May 30: Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows: Slide presentation by Author Rich Cahan + master printer Ron Gordon on the late Vivian Maier’s street photography, much of which was created in Chicago. June 21-July 19: University of Chicago MFA Student Show: Cutting edge work by this spring’s crop of 12 new MFA graduates from Univ. of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. July 26-August 23: Bridgeport Art Center’s Competition Winners: Among the prizes awarded at the BAC’s January art competition was the opportunity for 3 artists to display work in a larger personal show; featuring Nick Albertson, Jose Augustin Andreu + Marci Rubin.

LACUNA Artist Lofts + Studios 2150 S. Canalport (60608) Tel 773-609-5638

thru July 28: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: Hall of Khan. This groundbreaking installation brings together living sculptures, suspended iconic architecture, and photography to explore man's compulsion to build empires.

Upscale, trendy, loft work space in a growing artist community. Located in what was once the world’s largest macaroni factory + conveniently located in the Pilsen Art District. Custom, stylish work + events space for established + up-and-coming artists and professionals throughout Chicago. *NO pets. Commercial only. We do not offer live-in work space.

August 25–November 24: Amanda Gentry: Artist will present new and recent geometric installations.

This beautifully restored 500,000 sq. ft. former Spiegel Catalogue Warehouse provides studio + gallery space for a growing number of artists, fashion designers + creative professionals working in different art forms + media.

May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16: 3rd Friday Open Studios: Monthly, 6-10pm, Artists of Eastbank open studios + offer free demonstrations.

5020 S. Cornell (60615) Tel 773-324-5520

May 12–September 15: Abstracting the Seam, artwork by Shannon Kerrigan, Christopher Michlig, Patrick McDonough, Sarah Nishiura, Andrew Rigsby, Hans Sundquist, and Stacia Yeapanis.

1200 W. 35th St. (60609) Tel 773-247-3000 M-Sa 8-6; Su by appt.

Bridgeport Art Center’s new Premier Fashion Design Center is exclusively for fashion designers, offering affordable work studios + a huge common area cutting table.

Special ongoing district events: • 1st Thursdays, Hyde Park (Smart Museum) • 2nd Fridays, Chicago Arts District • 2nd Saturdays, Lacuna Artist Lofts • 3rd Fridays, Bridgeport (Zhou + BAC) Dining in the district • Nightwood, Nana’s, Acadia, Medici on 57th, Three Aces, Moon Palace, Nuevo León, Mundial Cocina Mestiza

Yale Factor Gallery

Bridgeport Art Center (BAC)

Jos-Cacciatore & Co. transformed LACUNA from raw, open space into an attraction that is now work lofts for artists, photographers, sculptors, clothing designers/showrooms/vendors/ stylists, health/beauty specialists, event planners, interior decorators/designers, musicians/producers + other small businesses. Coined Chicago’s premier event space with rental accommodations for weddings, socials, meetings, networking, celebrity-focused events + more! LACUNA is a truly unique venue. Our spaces range from 1,200-20,000sf, as well as a 6,000 sf. roof-top deck. 39

• Short/longterm work loft leases • Utilities included: heat, a/c, electric* (*some restrictions) • Free Wi-Fi • Community kitchen • Gallery/exhibition area • Exposed brick walls • Original timber beams + hardwood floors, high ceilings • Large open hallways • Updated lighting + electric • 24-hour access • On-site security guard • Secured coded entry • In-house management • 1 freight + 2 passenger elevators • Free + abundant on-site parking • Roof-top deck: exquisite skyline view + custom-built bench seating May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10: 2nd Saturdays: 12-6pm. LACUNA’s monthly buildingwide open-studios featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers/retailers/distributors + more.

Roof Deck Yoga on LACUNA's 6000sf deck (*weather permitting) 3-5pm on 2nd Saturdays (in May, June, July, August) Expansion Pop-Up Gallery - Every 2nd Saturday 12-6pm. In Lacuna's Blank Canvas 2nd floor space May 11: Soul Salon sponsored by Lacuna. (pre-sale tickets only-call for details) 12-6pm in the Blank Canvas Gallery (2nd Floor) A day of art, music, spoken word, live performances, food + drink. June 8: 12-6pm "Chucks & Tux" Fundraiser sponsored by Lacuna to benefit education and literacy. July 13-14: F.A.M.E. - A Two-Day Outdoor Arts & Entertainment Festival 12-7pm. Featuring various vendors, art, bands, DJ's, food, and much more, including a BMX demonstration by "The Bakery!" (

Logan Center at the University of Chicago 915 E. 60th St. (60637) Tel 773-702-2787 Tu-Sa 9-9; Su 11-9 Contemporary art programming at the Logan Center Gallery and throughout the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. Thru September 30: William Pope.L: Cliff (2012) and Better (2013) May 4-12: UChicago 2013 MFA Graduate Exhibition: Wayward: Anthony Adcock, Christopher Eastman, Steve Ruiz, + Jennifer Smoose Reception Friday, May 3

June 1-16: UChicago 2013 BA Graduate Exhibition: Grete Grubelich, Johnny Tsung Ming Hung, Manuela Londono, Chet Lubarsky, Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, Jasmine Neal, Alyssa Pappas, Zoe Petticord, Alison Snyder, Francisca Sondjaja, Jacqueline Dale Whitman, + Leo Zhu. AFRICOBRA in Chicago • Logan Center Gallery: June 28-August 11 • South Side Community Art Center: May 3-July 7 • DuSable Museum of African American History: July 26-September 29

May 18-26: UChicago 2013 MFA Graduate Exhibition: Sway: Marco Ferrari, Paul Somers, + Stephanie Trevor Reception Friday, May 17

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford:

HALL OF KHAN through July 28

Hyde Pa rk


William Pope.L, Better, 2013, bumper sticker, courtesy of the artist

Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center 1957 S. Spaulding (60623) @ 21st St.; Kedzie El stop on CTA Pink Line Tel 773-542-9126 Sa 11-4; and by appt. Twitter @urbanartretreat Non-profit art gallery featuring under-represented artists. Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and full schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College 600 S. Michigan (60605) Tel 312-663-5554 Founded by Columbia College Chicago in 1984 as the successor to the 1976 Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the museum collaborates with artists, photographers, communities, and institutions locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Renaissance Society University of Chicago 5811 S. Ellis, Cobb Hall, #418 (60637) Tel 773-702-8670 Tu-F 10-5; Sa-Su 12-5; Closed Mondays

Smart Museum of Art

Zhou B Art Center

University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood (60637) Tel 773-702-0200 Tu/W/F/Sa/Su 10-5; Th 10-8; Closed Mondays

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St. (60609) Tel 773-523-0200 M-F 10-5; Sa 12-5

Admission is always free. Admission is always free. thru June 23: William Pope.L Forlesen

Thru June 9: The Shamat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989 June 27-August 25: The Land Beneath Our Feet: American Art at the Smart Museum

As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, presenting projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the museum offers students, educators, research specialists, and general audiences an intimate and comprehensive visual study center.

The Zhou B Art Center presents a vibrant mix of galleries, artist’s studios, and special event spaces, in addition to the Zhou B Cafe + Art Lounge. May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16: 3rd Fridays: Monthly eclectic + enthusiastic events featuring gallery openings + open studios for all our in-residence artists. 7-10pm. 3rd Friday openings coordinate with exhibitions listed below. May 17-June 16: Off Balance June 21-July 14: MIIT Museo Internazionale Italia Arte

April 12-July 3: Spectator Sports

July 19-August 11: Lightsense

July 19-October 6: Backstory: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude and Guillaume Simoneau

August 16-September 15: EGO 40

Downtown: Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop

The area includes the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Spertus, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), as well as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) + Columbia College Chicago. Navy Pier hosts two international art fairs: EXPO Chicago in September + SOFA in November Manifest: Artwalk takes place Friday, May 17, 5-7pm. The Galleries of Columbia College feature over a dozen thesis exhibitions, pop-up installations, museum shows and more. Much of the work on view is for sale through ShopColumbia. Many exhibitions are open all day.

Oak St. (1000 N.)

Michigan Ave.

Over 20 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent Mile,” from Oak Street to the Chicago River, south near Millennium Park, + down past Congress Parkway. Galleries occupy spaces steps from Michigan Avenue, as well as in some of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Grand Ave. (500 N.)

Madison St. (0 N.)

Valerie Carberry Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2510 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-397-9990 M-F 10-5, Sa 11-5 Dir. Valerie Carberry Asst. Dir. Susan Beagley Modern and Postwar American art: painting, sculpture and works on paper from 1915-1965. 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, Susanna Coffey, Ellen Lanyon, Laura Letinsky, Jim Lutes, and Evelyn Statsinger Visit gallery website for details. MEMBER ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Congress Pkwy. (500 S.)

Colletti Gallery • Antique Posters • Fine Art 49 E. Oak (60611) *note new address Tel 312-664-6767 M-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 Dir. Russell Colletti

Richard Gray Gallery 875 N. Michigan John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-642-8877 M-F 10-5:30; Sa by appt. Directors: Richard Gray; Paul Gray; Jennifer Rohr

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.

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.

Works by Mucha, Cherét, Cappiello, and Cassandre are among the master poster artists included, plus an exceptional selection of the original prints and posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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.

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

Please contact gallery for up to date exhibition information. MEMBER ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION


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 June 16: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College, 4th Floor Exhibit Hall May 18-August 17: Modernism’s Messengers: The Art of Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli – 1908 to 1965. Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli loved modern art as passionately as they loved each other. They created striking modernist designs for advertising, household products, public sculpture, or any artistic medium that could be encountered during the course of everyday life. This exhibition will present original materials relating to the Iannelli Studios’ creative output between 1912 and 1965, including seldom-seen drawings and sculpture from a contentious collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright in the creation of Chicago’s fabled and short-lived entertainment complex, Midway Gardens.

Bert Green Fine Art 8 S. Michigan, Ste. 1220 (60603) Tel 312-434-7544 W-F 11-6; Sa 12-5; or by appt. Dir. Bert Green Twitter @bgfa Emerging + mid-career contemporary artists in various media. May 11-June 29: • Barron Storey: Re: Work • Robb Stone: New Bleach Paintings Opening reception Saturday, May 11, 5-8pm Closing reception Saturday, June 29, 5-8pm; Robb Stone artist talk at 6pm July 13-August 24: Morgan Sims: New Paintings and Neon Works, opening reception on Saturday, July 13, 5-8pm Closing reception Saturday, August 17, 5-8pm; Morgan Sims artist talk at 6pm

Michigan Ave., Oak St., S. Loop + Loop Hildt Galleries 140 E. Walton Drake Hotel Arcade (60611) Tel 312-255-0005 Tu-Sa 11-5 Hildt Galleries showcases fine original 19th + 20th Century British, European + American oil paintings + watercolors. Artists include: Antoine Bouvard Montague Dawson Constantin Kluge Evert Pieters Bernard Pothast EJ Paprocki Alan Wolton

Hilligoss Galleries Tel 312-755-0300 Twitter@HilligossArt Chicago's largest art gallery has moved to a new location! Please visit our website for our new address, contact information, and to explore our online artist showcase. Hilligoss Galleries specializes in contemporary oil painting of ornate subjects by classically trained artists from all over the world. Our sizable inventory also includes originals, lithographs, and etchings by many master painters including Picasso, Renoir, Rembrandt, and Miró.

R.S. Johnson Fine Art 645 N. Michigan Ste. 990 (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.

KM Fine Arts 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2515 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-255-1202 Modern, Post War + Contemporary works by masters including: Baselitz, Bluhm, Botero, Brooks, Calder, Chagall, Chamberlain, Dine, Frankenthaler, Goldberg, Haring, Hofmann, Indiana, Kahn, Marin, Mehretu, Miró, Motherwell, Picasso, Poons, Rauschenberg + Warhol.

most prominent hyperrealist sculptors with a prolific career spanning four decades. With six museum retrospectives to date, Feuerman’s work is also in the Smithsonian Portrait gallery and will be in the Venice Biennale. July 25-29: Art Southampton

Thru June 28: Carole A. Feuerman, solo exhibition of sculpture. Feuerman is internationally recognized as one of the world’s


Carole A. Feuerman

Ed Cooley, Chicago River

Mongerson Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2520 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-943-2354 M-Sa 10-5 Pres. Tyler Mongerson Dir. Courtney Covington Asst. Dir. Margot Mache Since 1971 Mongerson Gallery has specialized in paintings and sculpture from the United States’ Westward Expansion, featuring artists Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell and Harry Jackson. The gallery also exhibits notable Modern, Regionalist, and African American works Contact gallery or visit the website for additional information.

Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

Poster Plus

410 N. Michigan, Ste. 1 The Wrigley Building (60611) Tel 312-642-5300 M-Sa 10-6

30 E. Adams, Ste. 1150 (60603) Tel 312-461-9277 M-Sa 10-6 and by appt. Dir. David Gartler

The nation’s premier gallery of art from the Golden Age of Exploration for four decades.

Since 1969, Poster Plus has offered an extensive selection of original posters from the 19th + 20th Centuries. Topics include advertising, art exhibitions, circus, Chicago festivals, literary, propaganda, + travel (airline, railroad, steamship).

Located in the historic Wrigley Building, the gallery specializes in rare antique natural history art + 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 + Basilius Besler. In addition to being an incredible art resource, the gallery provides custom archival framing + nationally recognized conservation + restoration services for works of art on paper, paintings on canvas + photographic materials. The facility services museums, collectors + dealers throughout the nation.

Particularly noteworthy are Chicago railroad posters of the 1920s + World’s Fairs; The Columbian Exposition of 1893 + the Century of Progress 1933-34. Though we have closed our familiar gift gallery on Michigan Ave., we continue to carry Chicago related posters, Giclées + gifts in our new location + on our website.

President’s Gallery, Harold

State Street Gallery at Robert

Washington College

Morris University

30 E. Lake Room 1105 (60601) Tel 312-553-5738 M-F 10-5 and by appt. Vanessa Smith, Interim Curator The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College highlights artists from the Chicago area. Contact gallery or visit our website for exhibition details + more information. Thru June 7: Fatima Haider + Chiara Galimberti.

401 S. State (60605) Tel 312-935-4088 M-Th 10-6, F 10-5 Thru June 20: RMU’s first annual art exhibit. All proceeds from the event will benefit the RMU Scholarship Fund. May 20-July 29: Michael Ireland, opening reception Th, May 30, 5-8pm July 29-September 30: Anastasia Khabirova, opening reception Th, August 8, 5-8pm

June 13-August 9: Dayo Laoye: Reflections Opening receptions on Thursday, June 13, 11:30am-1pm + 5:30-7:30pm

Over 40 years of experience providing poster conservation, restoration + framing services. MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE POSTER DEALERS ASSOCIATION INC.

Michael P. Viollt, Bells


AdventureLand Works on Paper

North Side The city’s north side is broadly comprised of a number of areas, including Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Ravenswood + Rogers Park. Regular as well as special art events, hosted by neighborhood groups such as I Am Logan Square and the Flat Iron Artists Association (FIAA) take place on certain weekends during the year, since many artists live + work in studios on this side of the city. Check out neighborhood gems like Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, the only nonprofit in the U.S. whose sole purpose is to present self-taught art. Also explore alternative spaces + collectives in Humboldt Park + beyond. Open studios, events, lectures: • Monthly 1st Fridays at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 6-10pm.

1513 N. Western Ave. (60622) Tel 312-617-5168 W-Sa 12-4 or by appt. Perry Casalino AdventureLand Gallery is a newly founded Chicago exhibition space which seeks to celebrate young talent and act as a service to artists in the Chicago area. The gallery will help emerging, young, and upcoming artists by providing a location to display their work and a network by which they can connect to the art patrons of Chicago. Recognizing the difficulties young artists face, renowned local artist Tony Fitzpatrick has helped create this new gallery in conjunction with Firecat Projects to help artists sell their work with minimal fees.

Alibi Fine Art 1966 W. Montrose (60613) Tel 773-454-1512 F-Sa 11-6; + by appt. Adam Holtzman 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. Please visit website for exhibition details.

Visit the website for summer exhibition information and opening dates.

The Chicago Sculpture International installed 64 outdoor sculptures along the lakefront from the south side to the north side. These works are on view through the summer, so take a walk and view them up close. Pictured at right: Stephen Luecking, Sunder Planet, Chicago, along Lake Michigan at Diversey Harbor. Photo by CGN, 2012

ArtDeTriumph + Artful Framer Studios 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 Celebrating 10 years on Clark Street - expert framing for 33 years, open 7 days a week. Mention this ad for $10 credit on your purchase! Commissioned paintings for corporate + private collections are scheduled with the artist/owner. Nancie King Mertz, PSA, DCPP named winner Pastel Journal magazine Best 100 Pastels + winner Outstanding Pastel, BoldBrush Painting Contest.

Returning to participate in the 10-day invitational America’s great Plein air Paint-Out along Florida’s forgotten coast in May. Approximately 2 dozen well-known artists from across the U.S. participate in this competition. Please also view our framing listing in CGN’s Art Services section.

Chicago Art Source Gallery 1871 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-3100 M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5; and by appt. Jackie Pernot Chicago Art Source Gallery represents a wide array of local + national artists. We offer a vast inventory of contemporary art with a focus on painting, mixed media + photography.

June 21: Summer Solstice: New plein air paintings of Ireland by Nancie King Mertz. Opening reception June 21, 5-9pm

Thru June 22: Chicago Six: featuring artists Lynn Basa, Sheila Ganch, Michelle Gordon, Eric Holubow, Kristin Komar and Mark Phillips. June 28-August 31: New Works by Gallery Artists

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 4642 N. Western (60625) Tel 773-293-2070 F-Sa 12-5; + by appt. Dir. Deborah Maris Lader Featuring affordable fine art prints + works-on-paper by local + international artists. Located in Chicago’s longest-running fine art printmaking workshop, where gallery visitors mingle with print artists as they create on the presses. Artists: Hiroshi Ariyama, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, Phineas Jones, Ryan Kapp, Amos Kennedy Jr, Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Ray Maseman, Artemio Rodriguez, Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Scott Westgard + others. Thru May 4: Purely Aesthetic: A New Look at Formalism, curated by Maggie Marlin. May 18-June 8: 6th Annual Cash ‘N Carry $20 Sale, open house + reception Saturday, May 18, 12-6pm.

Nancie King Mertz, Blowin' By The Bus Stop 43

June 29-August 31: SOUNDCHECK: A Project by Printmaker-Musicians, reception Saturday, June 29, 5-8pm

North Side: Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ravenswood Cornelia Arts Building Where art works 1800 W. Cornelia (60657) Twitter @CorneliaArts CorneliaArtsBuilding Established in 1986 the Cornelia Arts Building is one of the largest all-artist-studio buildings on Chicago’s Northside.

Original artwork from the studios of over 40 artists. Plus, live music, food trucks and guest artists! Events are FREE + open to the public. Please visit our website for info:

Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-342-5381 M-Sa 10-4 Stan Klein Openings for the artist take place 7-9pm on first night of exhibition.

Jackson Junge Gallery 1389 N. Milwaukee (60622) Tel 773-227-7900 M-Sa 11-8; Su 12-5 Features the work of Laura Lee Junge + other contemporary Chicago artists.

June 7: Yard Dog Gallery, Austin June 28: Gil Leora (Chicago), official photographer of roller derby, among other things.

Paintings, sculpture + photography. Original art, limited edition reproductions, + Giclées. Custom framing on site. Thru May 5: Laura Junge: Distirrbed Not Shaken May 10-July 7: Sex Sells: The Power and Influence of Sexual Imagery, group exhibit. Opening Fri, May 10, 6-9pm. July 11September 8: Dimitre: Chicago: One City Many Colors, photography. Opening reception Th, July 11, 6-9pm

July 26: Cal Schenkel (Phildelphia), cover artist for Zappa + Reprise Records August 30: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans

Nancy Charak, Realization 5215, watercolor, prismacolor, graphite on birchwood panel, 30” x 22”

The Leigh Gallery

Lillstreet Art Center

3306 N. Halsted (60657) Tel 773-472-1865 Open Daily 11-6; closed Tu Jean Leigh Find us on Facebook + Twitter

4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) Tel 773-769-4226 M-Th 10-7:30; F-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5

Set in the heart of Lakeview/ Wrigleyville/ Boystown. Offering innovative selection of original artwork in all media. Dedicated to exhibiting quality art at reasonable prices. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, etching, pastel, jewelry, sculpture, bronze, glass, pottery, wood

May 3-June 2: Art & the Urban Garden: for the second year artists who work with a range of materials come together to provide inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike. Reception on May 3, 6-8pm.

Representing over 80 artists, including: David Mayhew, Darren Jones, Armando Pedrosa, Mel Thompson, Michael McKee, Robert Koch, Roger Heide, Thom Bierdz, Joey Wozniak, Jimmy Newton, Ann Powell, Sharon Stelter, DonEllen Glass Design, John Garrison, Barbara Pihos, Elvin Griffin, Turtle Bay Glass, Scott Fullmer, Amy Husinga, Jagoda Lane, Rochelle Weiner, Jean Leigh

June 7-14: Midwest Contemporary: for Lillstreet’s first exhibition devoted to photography, curators Natasha Egan + Karen Irvine (MoCP Chicago) select more than 30 works by artists working across the region. Reception on June 7, 6-8pm.

Scott Fullmer, Evening Stream, oil on panel, 16” x 20”

Laura Junge, The Mayor of Mayhem, oil on canvas

David Tanimura

Thomas Masters Gallery 245 W. North Ave. (60610) Tel 312-440-2322 W-F 12-6; Sa 11-6; Su 12-5 Contemporary artwork. Please contact gallery or check website for exhibition + opening reception details. May 10: Meredith Sands June: Dante’s Inferno, a collaboration at Chicago’s Field Museum with Thomas Masters, Adrian Leverkun and Marco Nereo Rotelli.

Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery 2218 N. Clark (60614) Tel 773-592-3434 Open daily. M 4-7; Tu 3-8; W 1-6; Th 11-5; F 4-7; Sa + Su 12-5 Artist Josh Moulton’s stunning urban landscapes, familiar images of Chicago neighborhood + architectural scenes, + richly detailed rural vistas transport you from your urban environs. They reflect the city’s industrial roots, integral business district, skyscrapers, + waterways significant to Chicago’s iconic aesthetic.

Moulton produces commissioned works for clients. His paintings are in many corporate collections, including those of Deloitte & Touche, NMH Prentice Women’s Hospital, + many more. The gallery receives new monthly shipments of large, matted and framed prints of paintings. Over 40 different images, all numbered + signed, plus over 120 framed prints to choose from all for $200 each.


July 19-August 18: Lillstreet Artist in Residence Showcase: A House is Not a Home featuring the work of Lillstreet’s artists-in-residence: Heejin Hwang, Gwendolyn Zabicki, Erik Zohn, Joanna Pike, Paige Fetchen, Alice Costas and Garrett Baumer. Reception on July 19, 6-9pm.

Josh Moulton, Red’s Eats, acrylic on canvas, 26” x 40”


North Side: Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ravenswood Pagoda Red 1714 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-235-1188 M-Sa 10-6 Pagoda Red is the premier source for exemplary 18th + 19th c. Chinese furniture + art with an expansive collection of Shanxi furniture, lanterns in the Ming manner, ancient limestone sculpture and tables, unexpected scholars’ objects, textiles, unusual blue and whites, Shanghai deco cabinets and chairs and Nickols & Central Asian carpets.

Park Schreck Gallery The gallery also represents emerging Chinese + Asianinspired artists. To mark the gallery’s 15th anniversary, Pagoda Red celebrates the exciting wave of design emerging out of China today with a showcase of contemporary Chinese design.

1747 W. North (60622) Tel 773-309-1747 M, W, F-Sa 11-6; Th 11-8; Su 12-5 Twitter @ParkSchreck

A limited edition Lucite collection fashioned after traditional Ming examples by July Zhou is currently featured. The collection bridges the old with the new and communicates the beauty of the classical forms free and clear of traditional wood material.

Park Schreck Gallery finds talented artists and connects them with buyers who are looking for original artwork. Amazing art, great value.

Platt Fine Art 561 W. Diversey, Ste. 213 (60614) Tel 773-281-2500 Tu-Sa 10-6 + by appt. 19th + 20th C. American paintings, fine prints + works on paper.

Visit Platt Fine Art at the following art fairs this spring: May 3-5: St. Louis Fine Print Fair Thru May 24: Estate Selections: Drewes, Cohn, Brodsky and other artists active in the 1930s-40s MEMBER INTL. FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOC. (IFPDA); CONFEDERATION INTL. DE NEGOCIANTS EN OEUVRES D’ART (CINOA); ANTIQUES COUNCIL

Please visit website or contact gallery for exhibition details.

Pagoda Red has galleries in Chicago + Winnetka and is an internationally recognized goto source for collectors, designers and others with a taste for incredibly unusual and beautiful things. See also our suburban CGN listing for our Winnetka loca tion + visit our website for information about exhibitions + special events.

Platt Fine Art booth at the 2012 Charleston, South Carolina Antiques Show

July Zhou, Mirage Stool

Rotofugi Gallery 2780 N. Lincoln (60614) Tel 773-868-3308 11-7 daily. Openings held 7-10pm on first day of new exhibition. Dir. Kirby Kerr Curator, David van Alphen Quality work by both established + emerging artists in fields of modern pop, illustration art + character design. Partner/adjunct to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store. We show artists well-known in the designer toy community, but don’t limit ourselves to designer toy creators. Please join our gallery preview email list: for first opportunity to purchase pieces from most exhibits. May 3-June 2: Frank Kozik June 7-30: 64 Colors Chris B. Murray

Slaymaker Gallery & Frame Shop 936 W. Roscoe (60657) Tel 773-935-ARTS or 773-348-1450 M-W 9:30-5; Th-Sa 11-7, Su 12-5 Featuring the United States’ largest collection of contemporary + traditional fine art on paper + canvas from artists across North America + Europe. The Slaymaker collection consists of 8,000 original paintings including pastels, intaglio collagraphs, watercolors, monotypes, encaustics, acrylics, oils, collage + mixed media works. Slaymaker is one of the only government contractors in the nation authorized to sell original art + picture framing to the United States Government.

Galleries Maurice Sternberg 3000 N. Sheridan (60657) Tel 312-642-1700 By appt. M-F, 10-5 hpool@galleriesmaurice susan@galleriesmaurice A fine art dealer in Chicago since 1945, the galleries offer “Sternberg Traditional,” 19th/early 20th Century American + European paintings, + “Sternberg Contemporary,” which features the work of a distinguished list of contemporary artists from around the world. Please contact the gallery for exhibition schedule.


Worthington Gallery

3013 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 773-965-1341 Call for appt. Dennis Johnson

P.O. Box 578249 (60657) Tel 773-248-7700 By appt.

Find us on Facebook under: Johnson-Studio Studiofront is a gallery + painting studio featuring urban landscapes paintings, drawings + works on metal by Dennis Johnson.

Eva-Maria Worthington founded Worthington Gallery in 1970 and is an international expert and leading dealer in fine works of art by modern artists. Among others, she introduced and exhibited both Horst Janssen and Michael Triegel to the United States. German Expressionism, Blauer Reiter. Modern and Contemporary masters. Originals, graphics, paintings and sculpture. Barlach, Beckmann, Campendonck, Corinth, Dix, Feininger, Grosz, Heckel, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Klee, Kokoschka, Kollwitz, Marc, Meidner, Nolde, Pechstein, Schmidt-Rottluff, and others. Janssen and Triegel.

Free parking + delivery is available.

July 6-August 4: Canadian Artist's Group Exhibit


August 9-September 1: Michael Slack Jason Limon 45

Suburbs + Beyond Chicago Our vibrant art scene extends beyond the city + art destinations exist in all directions, including Indiana, Michigan + Wisconsin. Short trips offer chances to explore the western suburbs + the North Shore. Evanston, home to Northwestern, is just 5 miles from downtown. Traveling north on Sheridan Rd. + Highway 41 you’ll encounter galleries all the way up to Wisconsin. Head west to Elmhurst or visit Oak Park on weekends to take a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home-Studio. South of the city you’ll find arts non-profits as well as renowned sculpture parks.

Key to Suburban/Out of State Galleries: • North/Northwest: Lake Forest, Grayslake, Highland Park, Winnetka, Evanston, Crystal Lake, Niles • South/Southwest: Park Forest, Chicago Heights, University Park • West: Elmhurst, Oak Park • Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Milwaukee, WI, Valparaiso, IN, Michigan City, IN, St. Joseph, MI

Gallery 218

The Art Center

(Milwaukee, WI)

(Highland Park)

In the Marshall Building Located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward 207 E. Buffalo St., Ste. 218 Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-643-1732 F 1-6; Sa 12-5; + by appt. Open some Sundays, please call ahead Dir. Judith Hooks

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

Contemporary art focusing on abstraction, conceptual, light and space, nature-inspired works in all media.

May 2-June 2: • Faces Forward: Celebrated Chicago art gallerist Joy Horwich + daughters Jill Bernstein + Penny Keeshin present a showcase of works featuring over 20 emerging + established Chicago area artists. • Crazy Quilts: Nationally recognized fiber artist, quilter and

Receptions 8 times per year on quarterly Third Ward Gallery Night & Day, and Marshall Building Open House art events.

Classes and workshops in the visual arts, gallery exhibitions, + special events + performances.

Schedule of exhibitions on website.

Philip Feitelberg, Red Umbrellas, photograph

Brauer Museum of Art

Valparaiso University

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College

College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery

Deer Path Art League

(Valparaiso, IN)

(Chicago Heights)


(Lake Forest)

1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso, IN (46383) Tel 219-464-5365 Tu, Th, F 10-5; W 10-8:30; Sa + Su 12-5 CST *May 21-August 18: 12-5 CST Dir. Gregg Hertzlieb The Museum aims to educate + inspire the campus + community with original works of American art + international religious art, + to bring distinction to Valparaiso University + Northwest IN through exhibitions of regional, national + international importance. All Brauer Museum shows + events are free + open to the public; donations welcome. Thru May 12: Wehling + McGill Galleries: Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition May 17-August 11: • Wehling + McGill Galleries: Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, curated by Gregg Hertzlieb + Gloria Ruff. • Gallery 1212: Robert Stanley: In Focus, curated by Gregg Hertzlieb.

202 S. Halsted St. Chicago Heights (60411) Tel 708-709-3636 M-Th, 9-3; Extended hours on W, Th 5-7pm Closed F-Su Beth Shadur, Gallery Director SuburbanArtScene Gallery features five exhibitions yearly by artists working in all media, and three student shows per year. Professional exhibitions include two four-person exhibitions of primarily artists from the Midwest.

Highland Park resident Addie Davis, is known for incorporating vintage silks + satins into her quilts, embellishing them with ribbons, jewels, and unique vintage elements of surprise. June 7-July 14: • Warriors and Art: A Path to Healing: Presented by Eye Story Inc. + TAC, featuring paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry + more from U.S Veterans impacted by war. This exhibit will begin at TAC then travel across the U.S. • Emotions of Color: Featuring the work of two oil painters, Elisa R. Boughner and Nina Weiss. Elisa brings the rich colors of Mexico and life experience together in still life form, while Nina creates dreamy landscapes of her own experience and desire.

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

400 E. Illinois Rd. Lake Forest (60045) Tel 847-234-3743 M-F 10-4, Sa by appt. Receptions take place the first night of new exhibitions, 5-8pm.

Committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists + increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County.

Gallery hosts bimonthly thematic exhibits representing varied media by local as well as national artists, both established + emerging. Gift shop in the Gallery.

May 24-June 28: Bonnie Peterson + Diane Cooper: Textiles, Michigan artist Peterson uses embroidery on textiles to relay environmental + social issues. Chicago artist Cooper displays a Japanese aesthetic in her fiber work. Reception F, May 31, 7-9pm July 8-August 16: Where Land Meets Sky: Midwest landscapes in oil by Lars-Birger Sponberg and Paul Weber; bronze sculptures of Native American trail marker trees + watercolor landscapes by Dennis Downes. Reception F, July 12, 7-9pm August 23-September 29: Flex: 3-D 12 Sculpture Group: The exhibit features the sculptural works of eight chicago area artists who explore the innovative use of wide variety of materials. Reception F, August 30, 7-9pm


The nonprofit League offers classes, workshops + outreach + hosts the Annual Art Fair on the Square, Labor Day Weekend in Historic Lake Forest Market Square. May 10-June 14: Art is for the Birds June 28-August 2: Members Exhibition August 16-September 13: Summer Exhibition

Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-834-0202 Tu, W, Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 (free) May 4-August 17: FRAGMENT: Sampling the Modern New work by Leslie Baum, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Jessica Labatte and Adam Scott, four Chicago-based artists whose paintings, textiles, photographs, + collages incorporate bits + pieces of visual culture + feature a bold, colorful visual language that pays homage to early 20th C. abstraction. EAM will also present a sculptural installation by artist + designer Cody Hudson. Reception Friday, May 3, 6:30pm

Adam Scott, Lustro, 2012


WELCOME! For Information on events, please visit either or VISIT OAK PARK VISITORS CENTER 1010 LAKE ST., OAK PARK, IL 60301 USA PHONE 1.708.848.1500 STORE HOURS: Open Daily 10am-5pm

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery

Elaine Erickson Gallery

Evanston Art Center


(Milwaukee, WI) Elmhurst Art Museum Building 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-279-1009 Tu-Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 Contemporary artworks by local and invited artists in all media and styles.

May 7-June 14: Spring Members Show: Group show featuring artworks by 40+ local artists in various media and style. Reception Friday, May 10, 7-9pm June 18-July 19: Peter M. Steeves: Gifts of the Muse, Paintings by this self-taught artist whose work merges elements of primitive symbolic + postmodern realism with a surrealistic twist. Reception Friday, June 21, 7-9pm July 30-September 6: Summer Members Show: Group show featuring artworks in various media by EAG members. Reception Friday, August 2, 7-9pm

Peter M. Steeves, Five Gifts of the Muse, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 60”

207 E. Buffalo St. Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-221-0613 T-F 11-5; Sa 11-4; or by appt. Established in 1994 the gallery features contemporary art in all mediums and also regularly exhibits an exquisite collection of ethnographic art. Located in the arts district of the Historic Third Ward near downtown Milwaukee. MEMBER MILWAUKEE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

2603 Sheridan Rd. Evanston (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 1-4pm May 18: EAC Benefit Art Auction + Gala, 6:30pm, tickets $100 June 2-July 21: Linda Kramer: Unstable Variations, a retrospective of work from over five decades August 5-25: The Art of Craft: Works from the NorthShore University HealthSystems Collection of American Fine Craft, featuring 50 collection works.

Kenn Kwint, For Emily, oil on canvas, 40” x 48”


Kamp Gallery

Linda Kramer, Consciousness, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”

996 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-441-7999 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; Su-M and evenings by appt. Appts. recommended. Fine American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, particularly Regional Impressionists (1890-1930) and Contemporary American artists.

Suburbs + Beyond Krasl Art Center (St. Joseph, MI) 707 Lake Blvd. St. Joseph, MI (49085) Tel 269-983-0271 M-W, F, Sa 10-4; Th 10-9; Su 1-4 Receptions first day of show 6-8pm Executive Dir. Julia Gourley

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Dole and Sage Galleries (Crystal Lake) 401 Country Club Rd. Crystal Lake (60014) Tel 815-455-8000 M-F 9-5

May 12 + June 9: 2nd Sunday Series in The Listening Room featuring classical guitarist Fareed Haque + guest musicians; visit

May 3-30: First Friday 5/3 Studio space available for creative • Dole + Sage: Student Work of artists + musicians. Culinary Crystal Lake District 47 Schools. studio + event space available. • Installation by students of Creative Artistry, Inc. School of Call for artists! Visit our Fine Art: website for application. Music by District 47 + McHenry Cty. Youth Orchestra: First Fridays: Art, music, appetizers + cash bar, June 7-July 25: First Friday 6/7 5-8pm. Free + family friendly. July 3-7: 34th Annual Lakeside Donations appreciated. Festival: Carnival, live music, food, beverage tent, + baggo tournament. Historic Dole Mansion tours • Brian Knowles: Spewniverse, in the August 2-29: First Friday 8/2 artlab. Site-specific installation + Dole + Sage: The Art Behind the Ink, animation using foam board, screenMcHenry County Tattoo Artists’ printed papers, recycled fragments artwork. from previous installations + televisions with looping animations.

Thru June 2: • The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art + artlab. 50 ukiyo-e prints from Japan’s Edo Period. Part of a three-year national tour organized by The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (Laurel, MS). Management + development provided by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, a Kansas City, MO exhibition tour development company.

Brian Knowles in the artlab

Walk among giants in 105 acres of rolling prairie. The NMSP offers 28 sculptures including works by diSuvero, Nauman, Puryear, Hunt, and Mary Miss. Programs and activities enhance visitors’ understanding of the work and its setting.

(Michigan City, IN) 101 W. 2nd St. Michigan City, IN (46360) Tel 219-874-4900 M-F 10-5; Sa-Su 11-4 CDT Extended summer hours. Hyndman Gallery closed to public Th 11-1 Located at Michigan City’s lakefront, the architecturally iconic Lubeznik Center for the Arts features a full exhibition schedule in five galleries; an outdoor art collection; a gallery shop featuring hand-crafted artisan items; plus classes, performances and afterhours events. Thru May 12: • Brincka/Cross + Robert Saxon Galleries: Line of Thought. The Area Artists Association exhibits contemporary drawings • Hyndman Gallery: Drawing to Conclusion. Showcasing the work of 8 regional artists, these “drawings” range from animations to exquisitely rendered landscapes, invented fantasy worlds, + architectural retractions.

Above: Michael DeBoer, Tattoo Machine Right: Tattoo artist Michael DeBoer

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governor’s State University (University Park) Governors State University 1 University Parkway University Park (60484) Tel 708-534-4486 Open daily, dawn until dusk Free Admission Geoffrey Bates

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Located one hour by rail from Millennium Park Station (35 miles south of the Loop), the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is celebrating its 35th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the installation of Bruce Nauman’s House Divided in 2013. Visit our website to learn about programming surrounding these two important milestones.

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum

May 18-July 28: • Hyndman Gallery: Construction Sites. Curated by Thomas Allen, these staged photographs feature tiny affable characters, detailed miniature fabrications, and deceptively-simple and minimal cutout interiors. • Brincka/Cross + Robert Saxton Galleries: Body Language Lynn Duggan’s metalsmithing + Mitch Messina’s sculpture attempt to contextualize the intrinsic relationship between human beings + tools. August 3-October 27: • Brincka/Cross Gallery: The Documentation of Nature Olivia Petrides (illustrator of the Peterson Field Guide to Western Trees) + Peggy MacNamara (Field Museum Artist-inResidence) present realistic observations of nature. • Hyndman Gallery: Magical Realism. Highly detailed realistically painted images invaded by something not quite right, or too strange to believe. • Robert Saxton Gallery: Water Wrackets. Benjamin Funke creates a psychedelic meditation on water paired with a sequence of luminous images.

Oak Park Arts District

(DeKalb) 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. Dir. Jo Burke

• (ART 656 Project): MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography. Focuses on the utility + aesthetics of ancient + modern maps + explores contemporary artistic interpretation of maps + mapping devices. Includes Brian Dettmer, Michael Dinges.

Balancing contemporary with traditional art to examine visual culture.

August 27-October 19: On Watching and Being Seen: Exhibition explores the voyeur + the exhibitionist in both older + contemporary works, especially work that responds to the impact of social media + technology in defining what is private + what is public. Group show including Kathy Halper, + Digital Dan the Drawing Man, among others.

Thru May 24: • OBJECTIVE/SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language. Erin Coleman-Cruz, Nancy Engstad, Adam Benjamin Fung, Ilana Halperin, Donna Katz, Ray Klimek, Dan Miller, Dan Mills, Ben Rosecrans, Ken’ichiro Taniguchi, + William Walmsley

Johannes Van Loon, Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima Tabula, Hand-colored engraving, 1680, 17” x 20”

Bruce Nauman, House Divided, 1983


Oak Park (60304) Galleries located in various locations on Harrison St., between Austin Blvd. and Ridgeland Ave. Ongoing: Third Friday Gallery Walk Galleries are open late every Third Friday of the month. Dine in the Arts District and see what’s new in the galleries. May 17-18: What’s Blooming 2013 The Oak Park Arts District will host a celebration of spring! Enjoy this family-oriented May event highlighting the District through artist demonstrations, music and dance performances, and an art fair featuring selected guest artists and crafts people. Save the date: September 20-21: Art on Harrison - Our annual festival is a great opportunity to see what the area has to offer in a convivial atmosphere. A celebration of what the creative spirits of this community have accomplished.

Suburbs + Beyond Pagoda Red

Perspective Group + Photography Ltd.

Salon Artists Gallery



(Park Forest)

902 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-784-8881 Tu-Sa 10-5

Rare and unusual Chinese finds, plus a Chinese scholars’ garden not to be missed. See also our Northside listing on p. 45 for our Bucktown location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions + special events.

1310-1/2B Chicago Ave. Evanston (60201) Tel 224-200-1155 Th-Sa 12-6; Su 12-5

Featured Artist Gallery Talks Featured artist talks are usually held the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. Please check the website for changes to the schedule.

A not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative whose purpose is to promote photography as fine art. In addition to ongoing group and featured artists exhibitions, the gallery offers outreach activities such as workshops, youth classes and critiques. In addition, the gallery sponsors an annual, international, juried photography exhibition.

May 2-26: High School Show featuring juried work from high school students throughout the Chicagoland area. Opening reception on Saturday, May 4, 5-8pm. May 30-June 23: Bill Bridges and Anthony Iacuzzi. Opening reception on Saturday, June 1, 5-8pm. July: LENS 2012 Winner August: Steve Harp and Donna Spencer

294 Main St. Park Forest (60466) Tel 708-833-5108 Tu, W, Sa 10-4; F 1:30-4 Patricia Moore Bev Szaton Tel 708-703-7806 An artist’s co-operative that began 30 years ago with 20 professional exhibiting artists, featuring monthly exhibits. The Salon Artists Gallery prides itself on mentoring new artists as well as providing a co-operative stage for local artisans featuring painters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, photographers and glass artists. Please see online listing or visit our website for additional information + exhibitions.

Winnetka Storefront

Shot Images

Tall Grass Arts Association

Union Street Gallery

ZIA | Gallery


(Park Forest)

(Chicago Heights)


7430 N. Lehigh Ave. Niles (60714) Tel 847-507-9415 M-F 10-5; Sa by appt. A unique new art space for contemporary photography. Please see our website for exhibition information.

367 Artists Walk, P.O. Box 776 Park Forest (60466) Tel 708-748-3377 Tu-Sa 11-4 Janet Muchnik Tall Grass Arts Association is located in downtown Park Forest Cultural Center. Visit our website for information on events, exhibitions, programs and artists. MISSION To promote public education + appreciation of the arts; to encourage artists; + to support high quality art through exhibitions, sales, classes + special programs available to the public of all ages. PROGRAMS • Exhibits local, regional, national + international artists + culture

Tom Callahan

• Classes for all ages in all media • Presents lectures + tours featuring esteemed authorities in various areas of arts + culture • Provides docent led tours + performances for school children in regional + under-served Chicago communities • Sponsors 3 Annual Film Series featuring art films that are followed by group discussions • Organizes an Annual Juried Art Fair featuring works by Midwest artists • Facilitates an Annual Beaux Arts Ball + art auction that supports TGAA operational fees Thru June 2: Process and Narrative: Works on paper invitational; curator Thomas Lanham June 7: Material World: Three Dimensional Sculptural Artwork; curators Michel’e P. Owens + Jeff Stevenson. Reception: June 7, 7-9pm. Happening: June 8, 11am.

Patricia Moore, Bachs Brandenbrag #6, 2013, mixed media, 40” x 72”


1527 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights (60411) Tel 708-754-2601 W, Th 12-5; F 12-6; Sa 11-4; Tu by appt. Dir. Jessica Segal Find us on Facebook Twitter @unionstgallery Union Street Gallery is a not-for-profit art center + contemporary gallery housed in a beautiful three story historical building in Chicago Heights, IL, with two floors of gallery space + art studios on the third floor + throughout the building. Open to the public, free of charge. Please see our online listing or visit our website for additional information + exhibitions.

548 Chestnut St., Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-446-3970 M-Sa 10-5 Anne Hughes, Gallery Manager Find us on Facebook Contemporary American photography, painting + works on paper. Thru June 1: Mary Burke + Beverly Zawitkoski: Mixed media paintings + works on paper June 8-July 20: Roland Kulla + Zoriah Miller: Painting + photography. Opening reception Sat, June 8, 4:30-7pm July 27-August 31: 750 Show: Gallery group exhibition. Opening reception Sat, July 27, 4:30-7pm

Zoriah Miller, The Night Fishers - the sun sets as fishermen prepare nets for overnight fishing expeditions, Lake Victoria, Kenya

Art Services + Resources Beyond the galleries, scores of professionals offer a variety of art-related services. Consult the following pages to find the many individuals + businesses that provide valuable resources for a range of art needs, such as:

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Appraisers Native American and Tribal Art Evaluation

New World Art Service’s expertise is in the areas frequently referred to as Tribal Art. Marianne Huber’s particular interests are pre-Columbian art, African art, and Oceanic art, including objects from New Guinea and Indonesia. She has also done extensive work in appraising and identifying costumes and textiles. Marianne Huber is an expert in tribal art. She has appraised and consulted for fine private collectors and museums in the United States and Europe since 1982. Her clear, accurate, and carefully researched reports are fully accepted for any legal situation, among them, IRS appraisals for charitable donation, estate settlement, market situations, and division of assets.

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Auction Houses

New World Art Services 1012 Timber Trail Dixon (61021) Tel 815-652-4196 Marianne Huber

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Ms. Huber has been active in following new discoveries and new market events in pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and other areas included under the title, Tribal Arts. She will also recommend experts who can help you with evaluating other types of art objects. Whatever your needs or questions about tribal art and textiles, call Marianne Huber

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 1338 W. Lake (60607) Tel 312-280-1212 M-F 9-5 Leslie S. Hindman, President and CEO Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is one of the largest full service auction houses in the nation and an industry leader with over 30 years of expertise and experience that has earned the auction house an international reputation for achieving record prices.

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. UPCOMING AUCTIONS:

May 1-2: 20th C. Decorative Arts May 12: American and European Art May 13: Modern and Contemporary Art May 19: Fine Silver and The firm is known as a key player Objets de Vertu in the global auction market; its May 22-23: Marketplace team of professionals delivers over June 13: Denver Summer Auction forty sales a year and specializes in June 19-20: Marketplace All of Ms. Huber’s appraisal modern and contemporary art; July 14-16: Fine Furniture and reports adhere to the 2012-2013 Old Master; 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts edition of the Uniform Standards American and European paintings, July 17: Adell Venus Collection of Appraisal Practice of the US prints, drawings and sculpture; fine of Miniatures Appraisal Foundation and the code furniture and decorative arts; 20th July 18: Asian Works of Art of ethics of the American Society of Century decorative Arts; fine silver Marketplace Appraisers. and objects de vertu; Asian works July 25: Milwaukee Summer of art; fine jewelry and timepieces; Auction vintage couture and accessories; August 7: Fine Books and fine books and manuscripts. Manuscripts August 14-15: Marketplace Public previews begin 2-4 days August 20: Vintage Couture and prior to each auction and are held Accessories in the West Loop gallery space. Even if all you need is expert identification of an unfamiliar work of art, Ms. Huber can help you. Her company, New World Art Services, is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and the Appraisers’ Association of America.


Sotheby’s Chicago 188 E. Walton (60611) Tel 312-475-7900 • Helyn D. Goldenberg, Midwest Chairman • Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President Fine Arts • Cassie Spencer, Vice President Trust and Estates • Laura Jenkins, Assistant Vice President • Jennifer Dybsky, Administrator Fine Arts • Carrie Reyes, Administrative Assistant • Cathy Busch, Associate 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 + maintains a vigorous presence in the Midwest market through unique exhibitions, seasonal lectures, special events + community projects.


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Auction Houses SUSANIN’S Auctions 900 S. Clinton (60607) Tel 312-832-9800 SUSANIN’S has become one of the largest auction companies in the United States, selling more than $100 million in fine art, antiques, decorative art, silver, Asian Art, rugs, collectibles, coins + fine jewelry. Our 40,000 sq ft salesroom + galleries are located in downtown Chicago with free parking + convenient loading docks. SUSANIN’S auctions are worldwide events, attracting global audiences who are willing to pay top prices. Live online bidding takes place during all auctions. Telephone bids + absentee bids are also accepted + executed by SUSANIN’S. Catalogues are available online with full color illustrations + descriptions at Public previews begin one week before an auction, M-F 10am-5pm.

VALID 5/1/13 - 8/31/13 Blick Art Materials, Retail Inc., coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase; no copies will be honored. Limit one coupon per day. Valid only on non-sale, in-stock items. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions, phone/mail/internet orders, Custom Framing/Printing orders, and purchases of gift cards.

BOLT Residency at CAARP Chicago Artists’ Coalition Artist Residencies

The residency provides nine professional open-plan studios + a 500 square foot gallery space dedicated to residents. BOLT functions as an incubator program – taking a holistic approach to the development of residents’ artistic careers by providing studio work space, exhibition opportunities, professional development, + creative community.


1975 E. GOLF RD. (NEAR WOODFIELD MALL) 847-619-1115


Artist Residencies

BOLT Residency, an initiative of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC) is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program offering contemporary emerging artists the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community + its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art.




Linda Warren Projects

217 N. Carpenter (60607) Tel 312-491-8888

1755 MAPLE AVE. 847-425-9100 Chicago Area Artists Residency Programs. Working together to support artists’ creativity. CAARP consists of the following area artist residencies. • Anchor Graphics • Chicago Artists Coalition/ BOLT Residency • Hyde Park Art Center • Lillstreet Art Center • The Ragdale Foundation • Rebuild Foundation/ Dorchester Projects • Spudnik Press • TRANSIT

Ox-Bow Administrative offices / mailing: 36 S. Wabash, 12th Floor (60603) Tel 800-318-3019 Ox-Bow Campus: 3435 Rupprecht Way P.O. Box 216 Saugatuck, MI (49453) Tel 269-857-5811 Ox-Bow’s campus encompasses 115-acres of pristine natural forests, dunes, a lagoon, and historic buildings. Ox-Bow has been in operation for over 100 years and continues to provide an immersive environment for artists to explore traditional and contemporary modes of art-making. Ox-Bow provides a singular experience that respects historical techniques while bending genres into new formats, in an environment outside of the everyday, where creativity is paramount.

BOLT is structured to provide artists with myriad resources + support to create, build upon + sustain a long-term career in the arts.


Lawyers for the Creative Arts 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.

Conservation / Art 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. Our professional team provides immediate action to emergency situations including fire, flooding, or accidental damage, and ensures accurate inventory, safe evacuation, transportation, and storage while maintaining maximum security and climate control.

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, metal, and stone art objects. Museum-quality invisible repair; missing parts replaced.

The 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 400 North Wolcott (60622) for art and antique dealers, Tel 312-944-5401 collectors, galleries, museums, M-F 9-5 by appt. and designers nationwide. Heather Becker, CEO Free estimates. Broken Art has been seen on ABC, CBS, WGN, HGTV; and seen in 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. MEMBER CONSERVATION + DESIGN INTERNATIONAL (CDI) WWW.CONSERVATION-DESIGN.COM

Before Tang Dynasty Horse and Rider

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 + private collectors since 1983.

Staff members belong to the following institutions: American Institute for Conservation (AIC), Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC), The Chicago Area Conservation Group (CACG), National New Deal Preservation Association (NNDPA), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), + Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE Status), among others.

With over twenty conservators on staff, The Center has nine areas of specialty and four service departments: paintings, murals, works of art on paper, photographs, rare books, textiles, sculpture, frames and gilded objects, antique + fine furniture, clocks, custom framing, transportation + installation, 35,000 square feet of climate controlled + specialized storage capabilities, + disaster response. The Center’s Disaster Response hotline is available 24/7: 312-543-1462.


Conservation / Art Restoration 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 on page 42.

Die stamping available.

Poster Plus

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 Parma is a full service conservation and assessments, disaster planning laboratory that provides nationwide and disaster response. services for both private and public Director is a Professional Associate art collections. of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Over 25 years experience. Conservation services address cleaning and repair of damage caused by fire, water, mishandling, or the natural course of age of an artwork.


When do you need a good conservator? Ideally, never! We can all use touch-ups from time to time, but area conservators also do a lot of helpful work after major disasters, such as hurricanes, have struck Before After Louis Frederick Berneker (1876-1937); before and after cleaning of the painted surface


30 E. Adams, Ste. 1150 (60603) Tel 312-461-9277 Vintage poster restoration, conservation. See complete Michigan Ave. listing on page 42.

Fairs + Art Expositions American Craft Exposition 2013 Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, at Northwestern University 2311 N. Campus Drive, Evanston (60208) Lincoln St. at the Lakefront, East of Sheridan Road Tel 224.364.7270 One of the country’s premier fine craft shows, the American Craft Exposition, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals, brings together 159 superior artisans exhibiting one-ofa-kind, museum quality work.

EXPO Chicago 2013

Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair 2014

Randolph Street Market Festival 2013

Navy Pier, Festival Hall 600 E. Grand, Entrance 2 (60611)

The Merchandise Mart 1350 Block of W. Randolph 8th Fl. (60654) Sa 10-6; Su 10-5

Leading international contemporary, modern + design galleries.

More than 120 of the world's top dealers of antiques and fine art.

Art, fashion, vintage treasures, food, live music, and more.

Visit website for full exhibitor list as well as dates, times + ticket information.

April 25-28, 2014: Preview party on April 24

Now all year long!

Sculpture Objects + Functional Art

Navy Pier, Festival Hall 600 E. Grand, Entrance 2 (60611) Sculpture Objects and Functional Art. Celebrating 20 years in 2013.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013.

September 19-22, 2013: Vernissage benefitting the MCA will be held at Navy Pier on Thursday, September 19

August 23-25, 2013: Benefit preview party Thursday, August 22 Open to the public: Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6 Sunday 11-5

SOFA Chicago 2013

Visit website for additional dates, times + details.

November 1-3, 2013 Opening Preview Party, October 31

Upcoming outdoor markets: May 25-26 June 29-30 July 27-28 August 24-25

The fairs listed above are some of the most significant on our cultural calendar. They are distinct from neighborhood art or craft fairs, since they draw international exhibitors and are committed to showing the finest examples of their sepcialty.

2013 ACE will feature a shuttle running from the Davis Street El/Metra stops to the Show.

Lucy Lyon, Rapt, 2012, cast glass, 18 x 18.5 x 17.5 inches, Thomas R. Riley Galleries

Art Consultants + Private Dealers Art Advisory Ltd. Tel 773-671-8624 By appt. only Susan Blackman

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

Enrich Life, Collect Art. Contact Susan to schedule a consultation.

What does an art consultant do? Consultants help you grow or manage a collection. They also assist businesses with corporate collections + exhibitions. Read more on page 23.

We are a comprehensive art consultation service established over a decade ago to better serve businesses, designers, and homeowners in need of a sophisticated, full-service source for artwork. We are the largest art and custom framing business in the country, yet we still source our artwork personally from around the world. Whether you have a single room or an entire facility in need of artwork, our consulting professionals are equipped to execute your project seamlessly from concept to completion.

Joy Horwich Tel 773-327-3366 Call for details. After 25 years of directing a public gallery, Joy Horwich consults privately, curates exhibits, and conducts “Joyous Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago. See also listing for Joyus Jaunts under Art Tours.

Isobel Neal Tel 312-664-8181 By appt. Private art dealer and consultant.

View resources, details + job portfolios at


Framing Artful Framer Studios + Art De Triumph 2938 N. Clark (60657) Tel 773-832-4038 M-F 11-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Nancie King Mertz

Artists Frame Service 1867 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-2800 M, Th 9-8; Tu, W, F 9-6; Sa 10-5; Su 11-5

Also in Highland Park: Celebrating 10 years on Clark Street 225 Skokie Valley Road - mention this ad for $10 credit on your Crossroads Shopping Center purchase! Expert framing for 33 Highland Park (60035) years, open 7 days a week. Tel 847-831-0003 M, Th 9-8; Tu, W, F 9-6; Sa 10-5 This inviting Lakeview gallery is packed full of originals, Giclée Selected Chicago’s Best Framer by prints + fine art cards of Chicago + the world by Nancie King Mertz. Chicago Magazine, we are proud to Nancie’s husband Ron prints sold be called a Chicago institution and work in sizes-to-order, on canvas or to have artists, designers, curators, paper. The 2938 N Clark storefront galleries among our loyal, long time is their gallery/frame studio. customers. Their south-connecting 2936 N. Clark space is the new studio of Gregory Jennings Design, featuring newer paintings by Nancie in a residential setting, as Greg offers stunning art + mirrors combined with furniture + accessories. His history as a premier designer makes this showroom a one-stop destination for design, cabinetry, art + framing. Schedule commissioned paintings for corporate + private collections with the artist/owner. Please also view our gallery listing in CGN’s North Side section.

We passionately + personally source thousands of exclusive picture frames from around the world, + because we have stock over a million feet of moulding in , we can return your artwork to you in one week. Our team of over 50 talented framing professionals is dedicated to nothing but picture framing. Read about them, + our broad range of services, at

Framing The Great Frame Up

Creativo Framing 750 N. Franklin, Ste. 208 (60654) Tel 312-255-1100 M-Th 10-6; F 9-3; Sa 10-2; Su by appt Rudy Avina Serving Chicago artists + collectors for over 18 years, Creativo Framing seeks to uphold the long standing tradition of custom framing by utilizing old world techniques + craftsmanship.

Over the years, we have built a solid reputation for excellence + value. Owner operated for over 18 years, we offer service with a personal consultation + a smile.

2905 N. Broadway (60657) Tel 773-549-3927 M-F 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5

Visit us in our new location (above Starbucks) at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Franklin Street, footsteps away from our old space + the Chicago Brown Line El stop.

Locally owned + operated since 1971, The Great Frame Up believes that when a customer is part of the art, it enhances not only their buying experience but also increases appreciation for each finished piece.

Creativo Framing offers custom, museum, corporate and personal picture framing. Matting, mounting, + canvas stretching also available.

The Great Frame Up was the first art + picture framing store to offer Do-It-Yourself framing to customers, enabling us to offer same-day service. We continue to offer this “fast, fun + frugal” service at all 5 of our locations, as well as our quality-guaranteed custom work, all completed on our stores’ premises.

Industry-certified professionals offer creative solutions for all your framing needs, evolving with industry technology + customer expectations. We manufacture our own hand-crafted moulding + offer a selection of imported Italian + metal frames. We offer dry mounting up to 4’ x 8’, canvas stretching, pick-up + delivery of art, custom-designed shadowbox + multiple-object presentations, ready-made frames, framed + unframed artwork, + preservation-quality materials.

Other Locations: Chicago (Gold Coast, 60610) 21 W. Elm St. Tel 312-482-8811 M-F 10-7:30, Sa 10-7, Su 11-5 Evanston (Wilmette, 60201) 2814 Central St. Tel 847-869-9130 M-F 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Northbrook (Highland Park, Glencoe, 60062) 601 Skokie Blvd. Tel 847-480-0400 M-F 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5

Corporate framing services are available in addition to The Sign Shop for trade graphics + signage.

Arlington Heights (Prospect Heights, 60004) 1310 Rand Rd. 41 years of quality, service, Tel 847-398-8238 selection + expert design await you. M-F 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5

Framing Foursided Custom Framing Galleries 5061 N. Clark (60640) (Gallery Location) 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

Frame Factory’s Framing Design Center

Seaberg Picture Framing, Inc.

Slaymaker Gallery and Frame Shop

936 W. Roscoe (60657) Tel 773-935-ARTS M-W 9:30-5; Th-Sa 11-7; Su 12-5 *Note location: from Chicago Ave., Woody Slaymaker, Owner we are two blocks west of Halsted Our professional consultants have The Frame Factory on Webster, in (turn north under the viaduct onto art degrees and over 20 years of West Lincoln Park, is your source N. Lessing) experience. Services include We provide quality custom museum quality materials, acid-free for custom framing. With over 40 framing, creative design + personal mat boards, all glass types, and all years of experience, our staff of atmosphere to families, artists, artisans are there to help you create mounting and hinging techniques designers + businesses nationwide. a perfectly framed piece. that best protect artwork. From posters, sports memorabilia, fine art + heirlooms, we ensure Also: Foursided shows artists monthly complete satisfaction. Trained Frame Factory on Pulaski in Foursided Custom Framing professionals use archival materials 3400 N. Pulaski (60641) galleries, featuring oil paintings, to create perfect project solutions. drawings, assemblage, photography Tel 773-427-1010 M-F 9-5:30 + textiles. Competitive pricing, creative designs, quality + customer The Frame Factory on Pulaski satisfaction will have you coming houses our production facilities. back. Stop by for framing Both of our locations are just off of experiences you’ll always cherish. the Kennedy Expressway and offer parking, pick-up and delivery, and Slaymaker is one of the only installation services. government contractors in the nation authorized to sell original Incentives are available for designart + picture framing to the U.S. ers, architects, artists and galleries. government. Foursided has one of the largest moulding selections in Chicago, currently over 5,000 available.

1809 W. Webster (60614) Tel 773-862-1010 Tu-F 10:30-7; Sa 9-5:30; Su 12-5

831 N. Lessing* (60642) Tel 312-666-3880


Free parking + delivery is available.


Gallery Guides + Tours Joy Horwich / Joyus Jaunts

Architectural Terra Cotta Tours

Free CGN Saturday Gallery Tours

Tel 773-327-3366

Tel 847-432-4257 Mary Seyfarth, tour leader

Tel 312-649-0064

After 25 years of directing a public gallery, Joy Horwich consults privately, curates exhibits, and conducts “Joyus Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago. Contact Joy for specific details and upcoming tours and events.

Walk the Loop.

Free weekend gallery tours organized by Chicago Gallery News.

May 2, 7pm: Gala Event at the Art Center of Highland Park. Showcasing photographs, paintings + works on paper from 22 artists including Phil Ponce, Roy Schnackenberg, Seymour Rosofsky, Laurie Rubin, Patty Carroll, Eric Holubow + more. Exhibition runs through June 2. May 5, 1pm: Salon Event at the Art Center of Highland Park. Frje Echeverria will perform with his guitar and then present On Seeing. Open to the public, artists present. June 25-26: Wisconsin tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin with an in-depth look at his work. Tickets included for the American Players Theatre production of W. Somerset Maugham’s Too Many Husbands. $690 all inclusive.

Customized walking tours led by Mary Seyfarth - an exhibiting artist, sculptor + professor of ceramics/design. Be guided around Chicago’s internationally famous outdoor museum of architecture + visit the Loop’s several commercial buildings designed between 1883-1905 + built by master architects Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Holibard and Root.

A gallery representative leads a guided tour of 4 galleries. The gallery roster + tour leader change weekly + conversation centers on the exhibits + artists on view. River North Tours: Every Saturday 11am-12:30pm Meet at 750 N. Franklin, inside Chicago Ave. corner Starbucks.

Visit living examples of Chicago School of Architecture, learn to identify the Chicago window + answer the question “what is terra cotta?”

West Loop/Fulton Market Tours: Every Six Weeks on a Saturday 1:30-3pm. Important: Meet by 1:30 at the first gallery on tour. If you miss the group, catch-up at the second gallery listed, and so on. See online schedule for details.

Flexible weekly tour dates and schedules available; contact for rates, reservations + more details.

Tours are free + run rain or shine every weekend of the year, except on major holiday weekends. No reservations are required. For private group or corporate tours, please call CGN at 312-649-0064.

Imaging / Photography JK Imaging & Craft

Osio-Brown Editions

Insurance Photo Source

1319 W. Chicago (60622) Tel 312-243-9355 Tu-Sa 10-6 Joanne + Ken Bailey

549 Spring Rd., Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-461-4525 M-F 9-5; Sa by appt. Adam Brown

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

Reproduction of fine art, photography, graphic art and architectural drawings.

Osio-Brown Editions is Chicagoland’s top art reproduction studio, specializing in the Giclée process.

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

Retail and online sales of custom handcrafted items.

We are a group of artists who understand the time constraints, marketing challenges and costs other artists face in reproducing their work.

By combining 40 years of experience in producing exhibition quality prints with one-on-one artist/craftsman collaboration + the finest digital museum type setup for photographing art, we can guarantee a superb product.

• Photo Reproduction of Fine Art • Head Shots + Portraits • Authentic Giclée print processing • Digital scans from original art to file/CD • Wide format scanning up to 43” • Large format printing up to 44” • Prints can be produced on stretched canvas, presentation matte + premium photo

Our state-of-the-art imaging equipment ensures the highest quality from capture to print and 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 and Pricing Call today for additional information + to receive free work samples.

We price our services to client needs and budgets + 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 + publication use upon request. Come in and see our samples + some beautiful artwork. Call for appointment. 55

DeWitt Stern Group, Inc. With offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles, DeWitt Stern specializes in hard-to-place risks. Each DeWitt Stern fine art team member has a clear understanding of what collectors, museums, dealers, From its inception in 1899, DeWitt auction houses, conservators Stern has held fast to its philosophy and fine art packers and shippers require in their insurance of bringing exemplary service to placement. individuals and businesses.

150 N. Wacker Ste. 2120 (60606) Tel 312-819-6821 Valerie A. Smith, Vice President

DeWitt Stern has, for decades, developed innovative approaches to insuring risk. Whether it is a costsensitive program for international corporations, gallery owners or the most discerning fine art collectors, our brokers consistently design insurance solutions to fit the client.

Access to specialized fine art insurance markets and our commitment to the fine art community set us apart from other brokers. Please contact us for all of your fine art insurance needs. We can also advise on property and casualty business insurance and employee benefits coverage.


Art Supplies

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 + collectibles. Coverage + advice can be provided for auctioneers, fine art packers + shippers, dealers, galleries, private + corporate collections, museums + exhibitions.

Willis’ fine art specialists possess expertise needed for unique + 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 + museum collections in the world. Each policy is especially designed to cover actual needs of clients, thus avoiding unnecessary expenditure of premium. “Our expertise + level of commitment in the world of fine art is unrivaled anywhere in the insurance market.”

BLICK Art Materials 42 S. State (at Monroe) Largest selection Lowest prices Since 1911 Join our Preferred Customer Program to receive 10% off our everyday low prices - sign-up is FREE to teachers and students!

OUR LOCATIONS: Chicago Loop 42 S. State (corner of State & Monroe) Tel 312-920-0300 School of the Art Institute (SAIC) Campus Store 280 S. Columbus Drive Tel 312-443-3923 Lincoln Park Custom Framing Design Center 1574 N. Kingsbury (Red line North/Clybourn stop) Tel 312-573-0110

Evanston 1755 Maple Ave. (Purple line Davis stop) Tel 847-425-9100 Schaumburg 1975 E. Golf Rd. (near Woodfield Mall & Hwy 53) Tel 847-619-1115 Wheaton 79 Danada Square E. (near Naperville & Butterfield Rds) Tel 630-653-0569

Coupon for Blick! Turn to page 51 for a coupon to Blick Art Materials good at area stores for 30% off any single item through August.

Transportation / Crating / Installers / Preparators Art Carton SeriesTM Pro-PakSM, Inc. Tel 800-397-7069 By appt. only 40 years of pragmatic packing and 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 and antiquities. Pro-Pak is the exclusive retailer of the Art Carton Series™, 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 P.O. Box 477029 (60647) Office: 773-278-1111 Studio: 773-533-1111 Like us on Facebook 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 + collectors. • Delivery • Installation • Rigging • Packing • Crating • Shipping • Storage • Restoration • Pedestals • Mounts • Catastrophe Rescue • Collection Maintenance • Appraisals • Collection Catalogue Service

The ICON Group, Inc. 2747 W. Taylor (60612) Tel 773-533-1800

Reli-On, Inc. Tel 847-397-1001

Reli-On is a family-owned business Since 1980 The Icon Group has with 30 years experience providing provided quality fine art services to local repeat-delivery service to the museums, collectors, galleries, artists Chicagoland area. + auction houses. ICON provides air-ride climatecontrol transportation serving the Chicago, Midwest + Northeast regions; we offer a semi-monthly shuttle service to New York + points-in-between, as well as exclusive use transport to any destination.

In addition, Reli-On has become the courier of choice for providing the safe, on-time transport + long-distance delivery of fine art, antiques, collectibles, and artifacts to over 35 art + antique shows held annually nationwide.

The 92,000 square foot concrete Icon Storage Facility features the most sophisticated mechanical + security systems: climate + humidity control; closed circuit television throughout; state of the art security and fire detection; central station monitoring 24/7; stand alone, single purpose facility with interior loading docks. An on-site 1,400 square foot white gallery space functions as a viewing + photography space. Collection management services available.

Air-ride, climate control vehicles available.

Other services include custom crating, packing as well as installation, rigging + freight forwarding.


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, + antiques; objects that are high in value, fragile + irreplaceable. Our crating methods have been informed by the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute, + in turn our standards have served as a guide for many institutions.

For an estimate, please contact Our clients, including many of the Reli-On via email, fax or telephone. most prestigious museums, private collectors + corporations in the For our travel schedule, click on world, regularly contract us for the Where We Will Be link on our the collection, crating, storage + website. transport of individual loans or entire exhibits. Our full service facilities in Chicago + Denver offer fully climate controlled storage with state of the art security, a fleet of air-ride, climate controlled vehicles + a project management staff that make informed packing + installation decisions based on years of experience.

Art Centers, Collectives, and Artist Studios NORTH SIDE Anatomically Correct Art in Public Spaces 858 W. Armitage #354 312-514-1802 The Art Colony Studio Building 2630 W. Fletcher Art on Armitage 4125 W. Armitage (60639)


Center on Halsted Visual Arts Gallery 3656 N. Halsted (60613) • 773-472-6469 Chicago Printmakers Collaboration 4642 N. Western (60625) • 773-293-2070 Cornelia Arts Building 1800 W. Cornelia Flat Iron Arts Building 1579 N. Milwaukee (60622) • 312-566-9800 Friends of The Arts (FoTA) 1800 W. Cornelia (60657)

Greenleaf Art Center 1806 W. Greenleaf (60626) • 773-465-4652


Heaven Gallery 1550 N. Milwaukee (60622) • 773-342-4597

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 11th (60655) • 773-445-3838

Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) • 773-769-4226

Chicago Art Department East: 1932 S. Halsted (60608) West: 1732 W. Hubbard (60622) Chicago Arts District (office) 1945 S. Halsted (60608) • 312-738-8000

WEST LOOP / WEST SIDE Albany-Carroll Arts Building 319 N. Albany (60612)

Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) 600 W. Cermak, Unit 1B (60616)

Chicago Artists Coalition 217 N. Carpenter (60607) • 312.491.8888

LACUNA Artist Lofts 2150 S. Canalport (60608) • 773-609-LOFT

Fulton Street Collective 2000 W. Fulton (60612) Roots + Culture Contemporary Art Center 1034 N. Milwaukee (60622) • 773-580-0102 threewalls 119 N. Peoria (60607) • 312-432-3972

Mana Studios 2233 S. Throop (60608) • 312-850-8301 Pilsen Open Studios (October 2013) Western Ave - Halsted St. 16th-24th Sts. (60608)

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Published in January, May + September. Online + print options available. 312.649.0064 MICHIGAN AVE. / SOUTH LOOP / BRIDGEPORT Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th (60609) • 773-247-3000 Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 S. Morgan (60608) • 773-837-0145 Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios 410 S. Michigan (60605) • 312-566-9800 Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th (60609)


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Gallery 218……….......................…46 4Art Inc. Gallery…………..............39 Addington Gallery………............…32 AdventureLand Works on Paper....43 Jean Albano Gallery………........…33 Alibi Fine Art…………...................43 ArchiTech Gallery……............……33 The Art Center (Highland Park)....46 Art De Triumph + Artful Framer Studios………43, 53 Andrew Bae Gallery…………........33 Frederick Baker, Inc………........…37 Russell Bowman Art Advisory……33 Roy Boyd Gallery…………............33 Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University……...…46 Brave New Art World……….....…33 Bridgeport Art Center……..…...7, 39 Valerie Carberry Gallery…….........41 Chicago Artists Coalition.................37 Chicago Art Source Gallery…..43, 53 The Chicago Cultural Center…..…41 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative………….................43 Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College.................................46 Colletti Gallery • Antique Posters • Fine Art………….........................41 Cornelia Arts Building………….....44 Douglas Dawson Gallery…………37 Deer Path Art League………….....46 EC Gallery…………........................37 Echt Gallery……….....................…33

Catherine Edelman Gallery….……33 Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM).......46 Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery.…47 Elaine Erickson Gallery………...…47 Evanston Art Center………........…47 Yale Factor Gallery………..........4, 39 Firecat Projects…………................44 FM*Gallery…………......................37 Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd..…...13, 34 The Golden Triangle……........……34 Richard Gray Gallery……......……41 Bert Green Fine Art…….........……41 Gruen Galleries…………................34 Carl Hammer Gallery…......………34 Hildt Galleries…………..................42 Hilligoss Galleries……............……42 Hilton | Asmus Contemporary…2, 34 Hyde Park Art Center...............39, 40 Jackson Junge Gallery…………....44 Robert Jendra Studio + Gallery........................6, 34 R.S. Johnson Fine Art……….....…42 Kamp Gallery…………...................47 kasia kay art projects gallery……...37 KM Fine Arts…………...............3, 42 Krasl Art Center…………...............48 LACUNA Artist Lofts + Studios…39 Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Dole + Sage Galleries..….............48 The Leigh Gallery…………............44 Lillstreet Art Center……….........…44 Logan Center…………....................40 Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center…........………40 Lubeznik Center for the Arts..……48 57

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park........................17, 48 Mars Gallery………....................…37 Thomas Masters Gallery………..…44 McCormick Gallery………….........38 Mongerson Gallery………..........…42 Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery…..44 Museum of Contemporary Art........11 Museum of Contemporary Photography............................30, 40 Ann Nathan Gallery……….........…34 Jennifer Norback Fine Art…….…35 Northern Illinois University Art Museum (NIU) ………............…48 Richard Norton Gallery……...……35 Oak Park Arts District....................48 Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. ………42, 52 Packer Schopf Gallery……….....…38 Pagoda Red………................…45, 49 Park Schreck Gallery…….......……45 Perimeter Gallery……….............…35 Perspective Group + Photography Gallery, Ltd………...................…49 Platt Fine Art……....................……45 Maya Polsky Gallery…….......……35 Poster Plus…………..................42, 52 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington College………......…42 PRIMITIVE………….....................38 Printworks………........................…35 The Project Room……............……35 The Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera……….....…35 The Renaissance Society………….40 Thomas Robertello Gallery….……38

Rotofugi Gallery………….........27, 45 Salon Artists Gallery………........…49 Judy A Saslow Gallery……....……36 Ken Saunders Gallery……......……36 Schneider Gallery……….............…36 Carrie Secrist Gallery…......………38 Shot Images……......................……49 Slaymaker Gallery & Frame Shop……….........................…45, 54 Smart Museum of Art…………......40 State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University……42 Galleries Maurice Sternberg…...…45 Studiofront…………........................45 Tall Grass Arts Association….……49 Union Street Gallery……........……49 Vale Craft Gallery………............…36 Vertical Gallery................................38 Linda Warren Projects………....9, 38 David Weinberg Photography........36 Woman Made Gallery…….....……38 Worthington Gallery……........……45 College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery…….…46 Zhou B Art Center………...........…40 ZIA | Gallery…………....................49 Zolla / Lieberman Gallery……...…36 Zygman Voss Gallery…………......36

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