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The Blue Girl Bazooka Hulk


Chicago Snowman

Tony Fitzpatr ick

Nickel History; The Nation of Heat New Etchings - Opening December 2 773.342.5381 • 2124 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60647 •

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41st Annual

PilsenEast Artists’ Open House

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Sept 30-Oct 2, 2011 Fri 6-10pm, Sat & Sun 12-7pm 18th


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M A R I E K R A N E B E R G M A N A N D C R E A M C O . , Y E A R S , Y E A R S L AT E R , I N W E E K S

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Free and thought-provoking, 7 days a week.


09 •16 – 03• 04



This exhibition is generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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IN THIS ISSUE: September-December 2011     CHICAGO 6


Fall openings begin September 9 and  continue throughout the season




We interviewed Hebru Brantley  for our Artist Profile. Page 15.


Gallery Opening Receptions THE list of who’s opening when + where,  to help you plan your gallery hopping. Calendar of Events Fall highlights: museum shows + benefits,  art events, public art exhibitions + more. Exhibiting Artists Artists showing in galleries + art spaces this  upcoming season in + around Chicago.   Gallery Specialties Look up an area of interest in our index of  gallery + art specialties. What’s Happening: Interviews, News + Features Our regular series of profiles + interviews.  We speak with artists, collectors, dealers  + figures in our arts community. Pull-out Gallery District Maps Take our maps along when visiting galleries or navigating city + suburban art destinations.


Founded in 1983 Chicago Gallery News is the central source for information about the area’s art galleries, museums, events, and resources. CGN aims to be a clear, accessible link to the region’s creative world, as well as an advocate on behalf of Chicago's art community. Magazines are available for free in all listed galleries, area art centers, at the Chicago Cultural Center, in local museums, and at hotel concierge desks throughout Chicago and the suburbs.  Published three times annually  (January / April / September) ©2011 Chicago Gallery News, Inc.

Galleries Look up galleries by location + plan your  visit. Find contact details, as well as upcoming show schedules, artists, + more. 

Nudge Gallery.  Details on page 37.

Work from Dimensional Lines exhibition at Evanston Art Center. Page 39.

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Art Resources + More 42 Clichy paperweight from  L.H. Selman Gallery +  Auction House. Pages 36 + 42.

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Art Businesses, Services + Resources: Framers, Auctioneers, Appraisers + more Art Centers, Collectives + Studios Extended list of museums + institutions online only Gallery Index 4

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ON THE COVER: KM Fine Arts KM Fine Arts has a new name  and  renewed vigor that promises to reignite the spark of this Chicago  art community favorite.  The gallery first opened its doors in the prestigious John Hancock Center in 2006,  offering a magnificent venue for viewing significant modern, contemporary, and post-war works of American and European Masters alongside a select group of younger, contemporary artists in a striking, minimalist design space.  The gallery’s rebirth began in December 2010, with an exhibition  of 19 works by artist Fernando Botero. KM built upon the show’s success by following up with a  much-anticipated exhibition of new work by Paris-based Russian artist Roman Zaslonov, giving Chicago  art lovers, and many fans who flew in for the show, an opportunity to meet the artist himself. KM Fine Arts’ current show,  A Summer of American Masters with Robert Indiana, runs through September 30, and includes  works by Adolph Gottlieb, 

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Robert Rauschenberg, Helen  Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Kenny Scharf, Tom Wesselmann, and Andy Warhol. Each of these artists played a key role in the transformation of American art in the socially and politically complex climate of the postwar era. The gallery’s fall exhibition,  Eyes Wide Shut, opens on October 5 and will present artworks from many European Masters, such as Botero, Chagall, Dalí, Miró, Moore, and Picasso, as well as several works by Lita Cabellut, an artist from Spain who recently held a successful solo exhibition at the Opera Gallery in London. KM Fine Arts will participate in SOFA Chicago this November at Navy Pier, exhibiting works by Botero and Anish Kapoor. The gallery’s appearance at SOFA will also include a special first showing  of John Chamberlain’s Rose Tuxedo (see p. 14.) The gallery will host a special reception during the fair on Saturday, November 5, from 6-9pm.

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• River North • West Loop /   Fulton Market • Pilsen / Pilsen   East + Bridgeport • Michigan Ave. /  Loop / S. Loop  • North Side /  Bucktown /   Wicker Park • Suburbs +   Beyond the City

Opening  receptions for  new exhibitions take place every  6-8 weeks, usually between 5-9 pm  on Friday nights, unless otherwise noted. Artists are often present,  and the public is welcome.

SEPTEMBER F, September 2 Ken Saunders  Sa, September 3 Lacuna Th, September 8 NIU Art Museum Lacuna F, September 9 Addington  Jean Albano  Andrew Bae  Russell Bowman  Roy Boyd  Stephen Daiter Echt  Catherine Edelman Gruen Galleries Carl Hammer  Gallery KH Metropolitan Capital  Bank Ann Nathan  Jennifer Norback Hotel Palomar Perimeter  Printworks Judy A Saslow  Ken Saunders Schneider  Vale Craft Zolla / Lieberman Robert Bills  Douglas Dawson McCormick Packer Schopf  Carrie Secrist  Walsh  Linda Warren  Woman Made List continues...

Laura Miller

The fall gallery season opens on Friday, September 9, kicking off new exhibitions of engaging work by emerging as well as seasoned artists.  Chicago is  never prouder of its at-home talent than in the fall, when we move into Chicago Artists Month in October.  Check area gallery listings to see which Chicago artists are showing where; meet them in  person at opening receptions.  More openings take place on November 4, when free trolleys run between SOFA at Navy Pier to River North.  In between all of these dates, there are new shows opening all the time, not to mention artist talks, special events, open houses, and more.  See you in the galleries! F, September 9, Cont. Sa, October 8 Bridge Rotofugi  Chicago Arts District Lacuna Th, October 13 ZIA  Lacuna State Street (RMU) Sa, September 10 Hinge  F, October 14 Prospectus Perimeter Rotofugi  Bridge  Chicago Arts District Su, September 11 Lacuna Evanston A.C. (1-4) Prospectus Nudge W, September 14 Platt Lakeside Legacy Rotofugi Lubeznik Center  F, September 16 Zhou B Art Center Sa, October 15 Firecat Chicago Printmakers  Jackson Junge Deer Path Art League F, October 21 Krasl Art Center Printworks Oak Park (OPAD) Zhou B Art Center ArtDeTriumph  Sa, September 17 Leigh  DePaul (2-5pm) Oak Park (OPAD) F, September 23 Nudge F, September 24 Lacuna F, September 30 Art Center, Highland  Park Robert T. Wright 


Sa, October 22 Robert Bills  McCormick  Carrie Secrist  F, October 28 Roy Boyd  Josef Glimer  Carl Hammer  Linda Warren Firecat Sa, October 29 Josef Glimer (11-5) Lacuna

F, October 7 Jackson Junge  Elmhurst Artists’ Guild  Lakeside Legacy  M, October 31 Tall Grass  Nudge  6

NOVEMBER W, November 2 Douglas Dawson  F, November 4 Addington  Jean Albano  Andrew Bae  Russell Bowman  Echt  Catherine Edelman  Gruen Galleries Ann Nathan  Jennifer Norback  Judy A Saslow  Ken Saunders  Schneider  Vale Craft  Zolla / Lieberman Woman Made  Bridge Jackson Junge Lillstreet Art Center Art Center, Highland  Park Deer Path Art League Elmhurst Artists’ Guild  Lakeside Legacy  ZIA  Sa, November 5 Hinge  Packer Schopf  KM Fine Arts Th, November 10 Lacuna F, November 11 Gallery KH Bridge Chicago Arts District Lacuna Rotofugi Robert T. Wright

Sa, November 12 Prospectus  F, November 18 Perimeter  Zhou B Art Center Krasl Art Center Oak Park (OPAD) Sa, November 26 Robert Bills  Lacuna

DECEMBER F, December 2 Gruen Galleries Printworks Vale Craft  Firecat  Lillstreet Art Center Nudge Sa/Su December 3+4 Chicago Printmakers  (11-7) Th, December 8 Lacuna  State Street (RMU) F, December 9 Linda Warren Bridge  Chicago Arts District Lacuna  Rotofugi  ZIA  Sa, December 10 Douglas Dawson F, December 16 Zhou B Art Center Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Oak Park (OPAD)

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Fall Preview - Letter from the Publisher Each fall art patrons, dealers and artists return to familiar routines, visiting galleries, getting back to school, and catching up with new exhibits.   In the CGN office fall  is when we reflect on Chicago’s vast cultural landscape and the many Chicago artists working hard within it.  To offer our readers more news and insights this season, we were busy over the summer adding more editorial content and strengthening the links between print and online platforms. We are using QR codes - those black and white barcode boxes - in our magazine for the first time. Founded in 1983 Chicago Gallery News has always been a nimble publication, adapting with the times, but the changes have come particularly fast in recent years; in this issue, you can go from printed page to website while flipping through CGN. Use your smartphone on one of the QR codes to snap to our corresponding online web page.  We think you’ll appreciate  reading the old fashioned way, while now accessing more content than ever.

This October is the 16th Chicago Artists Month, but our fall lineup of interviews with artists, dealers and collectors reveals the message that Chicago is our wellspring all year long. Hebru Brantley shared his artistic influences and what’s special about being an artist working in Chicago.  For the co-directors of EBERSMOORE, Chicago helped them navigate a successful path from cozy apartment space to West Loop gallery.  Collectors Jane and Don Hunt found a passion for collecting art by Chicago artists when they moved into an iconic Mies van der Rohe highrise.  

When considering our own changes at the magazine, we kept coming back to the things we love about Chicago that, thankfully, stay the same.  The way that many of our fellow Americans look forward to Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, in the art world we anticipate the opening of the fall gallery season in September, followed by Chicago Artists Month in October, and SOFA in November. You can almost tell time by the art fairs and openings in Chicago; we’re fortunate to live  in a dynamic city that supports many creative endeavors in a single year.  

Art Critic Kevin Nance joins us this issue; he starts a conversation about the identity of the Chicago artist throughout history and today, and he spoke with several personalities who know the subject and our city well.  We treasure our artists and creative personalities in Chicago.  Their perspective on and position in the art world is unique, and their wisdom and hard work is part of what makes Chicago Creativity thrives in Chicago because of support and inspiration not just a nice city, but a dynamite one. from many sides. Out of a strong history comes a lively evolution. Chicago artists and Some shake-ups have been taking place their supporters have a strong sense of indearound Chicago - new art fairs, new show pendence and identity. This fall is the time we directors, new museum staff, and new galtruly celebrate it.   - Ginny leries. These are the changes we welcome

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein From the Wand of the Genii

CALENDAR OF EVENTS This is our short list of exhibitions taking place at area museums + art centers.  A comprehensive list of artist talks, panels, walks + auctions may be found online. Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection Museum of Contemporary Art thru October 16 Our Origins Museum of Contemporary Photography thru October 16 Inscribing the Divine: The Saint John’s Bible Loyola Museum of Art (LUMA) thru October 20

September 16, 2011 - January 14, 2012 Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

heartily, since they each point to a vitality we value in our art community.  Read about the latest news highlights on p. 14, and stay up to date by following our blog, Twitter, Facebook and subscribing to our monthly e-blasts.

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: From the Wand of the Genii Intuit September 16January 14, 2012

• Firat Erdim: Tracing Grace • Glen Wexler: Stillness in Motion Elmhurst Art Museum September 16December 30

Views + Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters + Cartoons Block Museum of Art September 20December 4

The New Art Examiner, “Chicago’s Independent Voice of the Visual Arts,” 1973-2002 NIU Art Museum November 29-March 10

Vision and Communism The Smart Museum of Art September 29January 22, 2012

Online Calendar


• Antonia Contro: Installation • Terence Hannum: New Rites Chicago Cultural Center October 8-December 28

Major opening nights take place September 9 + November 4.

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Our Origins

July 29 – October 16, 2011


Jenny Åkerlund Julia Büttelmann Alison Carey Eric William Carroll Michelle Ceja Ken Fandell Jason Lazarus Aspen Mays Scott McFarland Patricia Piccinini Mark Ruwedel Jennifer Ray Alison Ruttan SEMICONDUCTOR Rachel Sussman Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico, Suns (from Sunsets from Flickr), 2006-ongoing 600 South Michigan Ave. / Chicago, Illinois 60605 / 312 369 7104

ART IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS Many of you know about the big fall events, such as much-anticipated art fairs and major season openings, but there are also many vibrant neighborhood events taking place. Some happenings have been local stalwarts for decades,  and some welcome endeavors are just launching now.  Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and there are plenty of destinations for even locals to explore, while visitors are invited to get away from the main tourist attractions and see the areas that truly make-up our city.

Pilsen East Artists Open House This eclectic weekend of art has been taking place for over 40 years, and this September, dozens of artists and area art dealers will once again be opening their studios and spaces, inviting you into their creative world for conversation, drinks, and inspiration. You’re bound to see something you haven’t seen before, including some secret gardens found behind many of the spaces along Halsted Street. Take advantage of this last gasp of summer in Chicago.  18th and Halsted Streets. September 30-October 2

Gallery Weekend Chicago (GWC)

ArtView in LakeView

Chicagoans and tourists alike love free trolleys, and this event shows off Lakeview galleries and businesses during Chicago’s  A small group of area dealers, col- peak fall weather.  Gallery hoppers may view new paintings in  lectors and art leaders has orgathe galleries while enjoying food from local restaurants, and they nized an art weekend modeled can take the trolley to visit and dine at other galleries on the map. after art gatherings in Berlin. The We all know by now that our event, Gallery Weekend Chicago beloved Cubs won’t be playing (GWC) is intended to attract an into October, but even though it’s exclusive group of national and baseball’s off season, the galleries international clientele to experiin Lakeview are in full swing. ence Chicago’s dynamic contemporary art scene. New exhibitions at top contemporary art galleries and museums, and private VIP events, will make up the weekend’s activities.  You can find a complete list of galleries, participating restaurants, and partners online. September 16-18.

Participating galleries and  businesses include: ArtDeTriumph + Artful Framer Studios, The Leigh Gallery, Slaymaker Fine Art, and others. 5-10pm. Meet at ArtDeTriumph at 2938 N. Clark St.  Saturday, October 21, 5-10pm. 9

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EXHIBITING ARTISTS Gordon, Nicole…..…....Linda Warren  Greco, Ettore……...Jennifer Norback  Greene, Ellen…...……...……...Firecat Grenon, Gregory……………..….Echt

H-K Halper, Kathy…………Packer Schopf  Halvorsen Schreck, Greg….Schneider  Hamather, Conrad….............Evanston Hardy, Don Ed…………..……Firecat Hardy, Jodie……….....................Krasl Harmel, Carole………...….Printworks Harmel, Carole……...……...Schneider  Harrison, Bill……….…Packer Schopf  Hilton, Arica……...………...Th!nkArt Hoffman, Michael…………Addington  Im, Jang Soon…….……..Robert Bills  Indiana, Robert……...……………KM Jackson, Donald………….…..LUMA Jackson, M………..…Jackson Junge  John 2, John…..….Jennifer Norback  Joo, Leeah…………..…...Andrew Bae  Junge, Laura Lee…….Jackson Junge  Kander, Tamar….…...Gruen Galleries Kania, Beata….......................Evanston Katz, Amanda.........................Lubeznik Katz, Julia…………………Addington  Kelly, Jay…………...……...Roy Boyd  Kerrigan, Emmett….….Linda Warren  Ketner, Jeremiah……………Rotofugi  Kim, Daniel………......Judy A Saslow  Kim, Jin Soo……....Zolla / Lieberman  King, Mary………...…..Woman Made  Kinkead, Rebecca........Judy A Saslow Kucera, Kathryn.......Robert T. Wright Kurre, Charles……….……..Perimeter

L-O Landeck, Armin…………...……..Platt  Langford, Jon…...….Thomas Masters  Lanyon, Ellen……....Valerie Carberry  Lefkowitz, David……....Carrie Secrist  Lehrer, Riva……….……...Printworks Loh, Anke……...................…Evanston Lozar, Carmen……...…Ken Saunders  Mariani, Kristin…..................Evanston Martínez-Cañas, María...….Schneider Mayeri, Beverly…………….Perimeter Mazilu, Georges……Thomas Masters  McKenzie, Janet…………...…LUMA Meridian, Julie…………………...ZIA  Merritt, Helen…….NIU Art Museum  Mertz, Nancy King.......Elmhurst A.G. Mesplé, James……...…….Printworks Milgrim, Richard.….Douglas Dawson  Miller, John…………….…..Th!nkArt Miller, Lynn……...…Lakeside Legacy  Mills, Joseph Clayton…...........Robert  T. Wright Morino, Diane…..….Lakeside Legacy  Moses, Jackie….…..Robert T. Wright Munson, David………….....Roy Boyd  Murr, Greg…………………Perimeter Musgrove, John………….………ZIA 

featuring the works of

Nankivil, Lisa……….…....McCormick  Noda, Tetsuya………...…Andrew Bae  Noland, Michael……...Judy A Saslow  Nolet, Didier..................…State Street Notkin, Richard…...Zolla / Lieberman  O’Neal, Alex…………..Linda Warren 

Mary Burke

Clyde Butcher

Michael Cutlip

Rick Dula

Holly Farrell

Charles Gniech

Karina Hean

Anne Hughes

Bob Krist

Deanna Krueger

Roland Kulla

Maggie Meiners

Josh Moulton

John Musgrove

Julie Meridian

Matthew Schofield

John Vlahakis

Kathy Weaver

Carl Wilen

Beverly Zawitkoski

P-R Paschke, Ed………...Russell Bowman  Pearlstein, Philip…...Valerie Carberry  Peltz, Lorraine…….…..Packer Schopf  Perlman, Joel………….…...Roy Boyd  Phelan, Mary….............Elmhurst A.G.  Phillips, Jay……...………...Roy Boyd  Pierce, Cole……………….…….Hinge Postiglione, Corey…..Thomas Masters  Pyle, C.J……………….Carl Hammer  Reintjes, Alison.......................Lillstreet Rogers, Jennifer…...................…Krasl Rosenthal, Sam…...............State Street 

S-T Santoro, John………..…..McCormick  Schnabl, Katrin......................Evanston Schofield, Matthew…………...….ZIA  Shackleford, Rusty……...…...…Hinge  Shaddle, Alice……..Robert T. Wright  Shapiro, David……..………Perimeter  Smith, Michael Bill……....…Lubeznik  Smith, James……….………Perimeter  Smith, Paul A….....President’s Gallery Smith, Vanessa……..………Perimeter  Smithenry, Doug……...Packer Schopf  Sparks, Kristina…….............Evanston Stapleton, Doug.......Robert T. Wright Steiger, William……...…….Roy Boyd  Sumichrast, Jözef…..............Lubeznik  Tagliapietra, Lino…..….Ken Saunders  Tague, Dan……….............….....Hinge  Taylor, Fraser.…....................Evanston Thomas, Jonathan…..……..Roy Boyd  Torreano, John…………Jean Albano  Toulouse-Lautrec..…....................Krasl Trausch, Thomas.......Lakeside Legacy Turk, Francine……..…….Gallery KH

V-Z Valentine, Ed………..…Linda Warren  Van Eynde, Tom……....Linda Warren Vernau, Nathan……..…...Robert Bills  Villa, Gabriel…......President’s Gallery Webb, Alex……….….Stephen Daiter  Weidner, Gary………Gruen Galleries Wexler, Glenn……......Elmhurst A.M.  Wickler, Charles………..…..Lubeznik  Williams, Bernard……......McCormick  Williams, Jeff….................State Street  Wilson, Tara…........................Lillstreet  Wolfe, Leslie……..….……..Roy Boyd  Wolfe, Nancy…….……..Josef Glimer  Woodward, Matt…......Elmhurst A.M. Yamano, Hiroshi………Ken Saunders Zawitkoski, Beverly……………...ZIA Zelazny, Mary Lou……Carl Hammer

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GALLERY SPECIALTIES Chicago galleries  specialize in a wide range of art. This list indicates galleries that regularly specialize in works of art in these particular areas.  If you are looking to find a  particular type of art, or would like to learn more about a certain medium or period, please visit the gallery’s website and then contact the gallery directly. Abstract Expressionism McCormick  Abstraction Jean Albano  Roy Boyd  Valerie Carberry  Gruen Galleries Kass / Meridian Gallery KH

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

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

Asian, Cont. The Golden Triangle NIU Art Museum  Pagoda Red PRIMITIVE Walsh  Audubon Prints Joel Oppenheimer

Contemporary Haitian Jackson Junge  Nicole  Crafts Vale Craft 

Early 20th Century Frederick Baker, Inc. Hildt  R.S. Johnson Fine Art British Hildt  Kamp  McCormick Ceramics Platt Fine Art Colletti Gallery, Antique   Galleries Maurice  Sternberg Posters – Fine Art Douglas Dawson  Zygman Voss  Leigh  Ann Nathan  Emerging Addington  Perimeter  Robert Bills  Vale Craft  Roy Boyd  Chicago Scenes Chicago Printmakers  Collaborative Art De Triumph +  Artful Framer Studios Deer Path Art League Catherine Edelman  Chicago Printmakers  Firecat Collaborative Jennifer Norback Carl Hammer  Jackson Junge 

Antiques Golden Triangle Pagoda Red L.H. Selman  Antiquities + Artifacts Douglas Dawson  The Golden Triangle PRIMITIVE Artists’ Books Chicago Printmakers  Collaborative Stephen Daiter  Printworks Zygman Voss  Asian Andrew Bae  Douglas Dawson 

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Emerging, Cont. Lakeside Legacy  Ann Nathan Packer Schopf  Prospectus  Judy A Saslow  Schneider  Carrie Secrist  State Street (RMU) Linda Warren  Woman Made  ZIA  Zolla / Lieberman  Fiber Arts / Textiles Douglas Dawson  Ann Nathan  Perimeter  PRIMITIVE ZIA  Figurative Firecat Jennifer Norback  Linda Warren  Zygman Voss 

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GALLERY SPECIALTIES Film / Video Hinge  Walsh  Fine Painting + Prints 18th + 19th Century Frederick Baker  Hildt  R.S. Johnson  Kamp  Platt Fine Art Galleries Maurice  Sternberg Zygman Voss  Fine Prints Contemporary Andrew Bae  Frederick Baker Chicago Printmakers  Collaborative Hinge  R.S. Johnson  Kass / Meridian Gallery KH NIU Art Museum  Perimeter  Printworks Prospectus  Zygman Voss 

Impressionism Art De Triumph +  Artful Framer Studios Kamp  Richard Norton  Galleries Maurice Sternberg Zygman Voss  Installations Chicago Arts District Hinge  Lakeside Legacy  Walsh  Jewelry Bridge  Leigh  Judy A Saslow  Vale Craft  Landscape Deer Path Art League Gallery KH Lakeside Legacy  Zygman Voss 

Photography Alibi  Stephen Daiter  Deer Path Art League Catherine Edelman  Jackson Junge  Perutz Projects  Printworks Prospectus  Schneider  ZIA Pop Jack Nudge  Rotofugi  Posters + Lithography Colletti Gallery, Antique   Posters – Fine Art Poster Plus State Street (RMU) Quilts Vale Craft 

Sculpture Addington  Robert Bills  Roy Boyd  Modern Valerie Carberry  Folk, Native + Contemporary Masters Echt  Outsider Robert Bills  Bridge  Russell Bowman  Russell Bowman  Richard Gray  Carl Hammer  Valerie Carberry  Gruen Galleries Ann Nathan  Richard Gray  Carl Hammer  Packer Schopf  Kass / Meridian Hinge  Judy A Saslow  Jennifer Norback  Jackson Junge  Vale Craft  Richard Norton  Gallery KH Linda Warren  Prospectus  Krasl Art Center L.H. Selman  Lakeside Legacy  Furniture + Leigh  Decorative Arts Modernism Ann Nathan  Andrew Bae  Valerie Carberry  Nudge  Colletti Gallery, Antique   McCormick  Packer Schopf  Posters – Fine Art Perimeter  Douglas Dawson  Multi-Media Judy A Saslow  The Golden Triangle Robert Bills  Ken Saunders  Pagoda Red Chicago Arts District L.H. Selman  Poster Plus Deer Path Art League Zolla / Lieberman  L.H. Selman  Hinge  Vale Craft  Shona Sculpture from Old Masters Zimbabwe Glass R.S. Johnson  Nicole  Echt  Galleries Maurice  Leigh  Sternberg Surrealism Ken Saunders  Zygman Voss  Jackson Junge  L.H. Selman  Nudge  Zygman Voss  Latin American Prospectus 

Wildlife / Nature Joel Oppenheimer


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NEWS - WHAT’S HAPPENING CGN is featuring more art world highlights and interviews than ever this fall. A lot is happening downtown, as well as in the suburbs, through the end of 2011. Stop into galleries to see new work from Chicago artists, visit international art fairs and attend lectures focused on timely art-world topics, take part in new art weekend celebrations, and keep your eyes open for public art and pop-up installations; all of these creative opportunities are part of what makes our city one of the world’s foremost cultural capitals. Tips and stories continue online, so please visit all season to stay up-to-date.

CGN QR Codes The pixelated pictures with the black and white dots have come to CGN. We’re using them to solidify the link between print and online.  Wherever you see one in the pages of this issue, grab the code with your smartphone’s camera, and you’ll be taken to a corresponding link on where you can read additional info, or just have the web at your fingertips on-the-go.

Final 12x12 at the MCA Cultural Institutions The MCA is ending its 10-year run of solo Partner on Soviet Art exhibitions devoted to Chicago’s up-and-com-

hand-painted WWII propaganda posters in person; attend a ballet performance featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev. The Soviet Arts Experience illuminates creativity that somehow How often do you get to the Chicago ing artists. For many attaining a 12x12 show managed to thrive behind the Iron Curtain. Symphony Orchestra, the Smart Museum, the was an entrée onto the main stage, gaining Thru spring 2012. Block Museum, or Chicago Opera Theater? critical attention from many facets of the art How about for one shared artistic purpose? world.  One artist was featured each month, In one of the largest collaborative artistic and they were invited to hang work in a one There are many of you out there who are room space at the museum.  Two artists exhib- efforts across Chicago, twenty-six of the city’s prominent arts institutions have joined togeth- interested in art and would like to better it in 12x12 this fall: Dan Gunn and Ann er to present The Soviet Arts Experience, a 16understand buying and collecting unique Toebbe. In November Chicago Works will month-long showcase, spearheaded by the work, but for some reason the word ‘collector’ replace 12x12, hosting 4 exhibitions per year can be as intimion the MCA’s 3rd Floor and doubling the pre- University of Chicago Presents (UCP), featurdating as knowvious exhibition space. The first Chicago artist ing works by artists who created under, and in response to, the Politburo of the Soviet Union.   ing where to to be featured in Chicago Works will be Scott Events include music, dance and theater perbegin. Even Reeder, opening November 1. A printed formances, art exhibitions, and lectures.  Go to though we brochure will accompany each show. Visit: the CSO and hear the symphonies of Dmitri haven’t yet Shostakovich in a new context; view stunning, decided on a  better word, CGN would like to hear from you about joining  a ‘new collector group’ where you can visit galleries and artist studios and attend events with like-minded art enthusiasts and artists.  We’d like to get a group together in 2012 and hope to start a regular column addressing new collector questions. Let us know your thoughts:  Twitter @ChiGalleryNews • Dan Gunn, Trickster Mechanism No.2. Vinyl fabric, glitter,  wood, acrylic and enamel paint, with peacock feather. 62” x 48”. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.

Calling New Collectors

SOFA Chicago, November 4-6

John Chamberlain: At SOFA with KM

SOFA (International Sculpture Objects + Functional Art Fair) returns to Navy Pier for its 16th Chicago show, and for the second year they share the floor with the Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art.  Last year more than 30,000 attendees came to Festival Hall to see more than 70 galleries from 11 countries, plus 16 dealers in The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art.  This year the fairs will build on last year’s push for high-level curating and the presentation of large-scale work in booths and around the fair.  Courtesy shuttles will run from Navy Pier to the MCA + River North gallery district all weekend.  Many galleries will host opening receptions for new exhibitions on Friday, November 4, 5-8 pm. +

CGN’s current cover gallery, KM Fine Arts, will participate in SOFA Chicago for the first time, and they will be bringing along a major work of art by contemporary icon and SAIC alumnus John Chamberlain. Tuxedo Rose is a massive sculpture in aluminum, which has not been exhibited before. It will be  displayed at Navy Pier November 3-6 during SOFA. 14

John Chamberlain  (American b. 1927), Rose Tuxedo,  2007 Aluminum, 84” x 83” x 62” 

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ARTIST INSIGHTS: Hebru Brantley Artist Hebru Brantley is a young Chicagoan on the move. When he’s not busy at work in his studio, creating large, bright canvases, featuring colorful young faces full of expression and personality, he’s out charming people as well as observing them. Brantley is clearly curious as well as social, and he mines his own curiosity to tap into what he sees as representative of his generation. CGN talked to Brantley to find out about the many things, characters, and people who have influenced his work, and what we should anticipate this fall. - GV

jars and salt shakers. I understood the negative connotation and history attached to these products, but I still marveled over their artistry. Other than that [I’ve been influenced by] lots of science fiction books and movies. You started tagging outside, and then eventually sharpened your skills and brought your graffiti style indoors. What brought about that creative transition? Traditional graffiti held my attention, but only for so long. I got into it because it was easier connecting with this guerilla art form than with artists who I would see only in history books. [Graffiti] definitely taught me a lot about all different kinds of art, in that I grew to understand that I wanted more from the work, and I started to study a lot of the masters. I feel like there are only so many ways you can stylize your name in a wild style. A real artist is about progression and growth, and for me it was a good stepping stone.

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very much a griot* for the time in which they live.  Though I do borrow from history, I think the setting is very contemporary -  a re-imagining of modern classics.

You work and live in Chicago, but you also show your work internationally. What’s “My work is somewhere special about being a Chicago artist? Are between Peter Pan and an there artists here, visual or otherwise, who’ve particularly resonated with you? R-rated John Hughes movie.” Chicago is extremely flavorful and has so much character in it that it creates some of You manage to deftly work in painting, the best characters. Most of my favorite  sculpture, and installation. Recently you Eartha’s Kit contemporary artists are from Chicago: even had members of the public take part in Wesley Kimler, Theaster Gates, and  your art process during your spring 2011 CGN: Your work has clear characteristics Kerry James Marshall, just to name a few. of street art and graffiti, and you also seem solo show, Afro-Futurism: Impossible View at the Zhou B Art Center, by standing in front to be telling stories through cartoons and What’s next for your career? of a green screen to have their photo comics, featuring dynamic figures and Next up is another big experience in Chicago superhero hallmarks. When reading a little dropped into your art backgrounds. How in October more about your work, I learned about your do these pieces and interactions come for Chicago various and complex influences. I know it’s together to represent what you do? Artists a long list, but can you tell me about them? I love when I go to a show of any sort and I Month. The get more than I expected. When I lived in LA HB: Everything I see influences me in some show will be and got a chance to see Bansky’s and Takashi way. People-watching is what I do best – I at Lacuna Murakami’s shows, it was an experience. I wish it were a real job [laughs].  I think that Artists Lofts want to create that unforgettable situation for because I draw more from emotion and my in Pilsen. It anyone stepping into a Hebru Brantley show. subconscious when I paint, I recall a lot of is called what I scan from everyday life. However, my Though my Afro-Futurism show was wellYesterday’s work does lend itself to a great deal of fanta- received, I feel like that’s only the beginning Losers, and I sy. I grew up with magazines and television as of this epic that will continue to unfold. As far guarantee it as how they all connect, stay tuned… my babysitter. Television has become a conwill not distemporary meditative device, or at least has appoint. What type of narrative typically runs been for my generation. through your work? Do you hope to give a sort of new presentation of history As a kid who constantly sought to feed this Exhibiting October 14 at Lacuna Artists through your paintings (and sculptures never-ending hunger for all things underLofts, 2150 S. Canalport (60608) and installations)? ground pop/cult, I watched a lot of ‘70s *Griot: an African storyteller – My work is somewhere between Peter Pan Blaxpolation flicks, as well as cartoons like someone who delivers history, and an R-rated John Hughes movie. I think Fritz the Cat.  My mother was also a heavy usually in the oral tradition, as collector of folk art, i.e: the “Mammy” cookie the most reoccurring theme is misguided youth.  It’s very generational. A good artist is a poet, singer, or musician. 15

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Considering the Chicago Artist It wasn’t so long ago that many of us knew, or thought we knew, what the phrase “Chicago artist” meant. The so-called Chicago Imagists leapt to mind—the Monster Roster’s Leon Golub, Nancy Spero and H.C. Westermann; the Hairy Who’s Karl Wirsum, Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson; and their immediate followers in major shows at the Hyde Park Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, notably Ed Paschke and Roger Brown. With careful mentoring and savvy promotion by the likes of Don Baum, Ray Yoshida and Phyllis Kind, the Imagists dominated and, at least for the rest of America, symbolized the Chicago art scene for nearly four decades. Eccentric and streetwise, rooted in surrealism and pop culture, the Imagists were among the brashest bad boys (and girls) of the art world, even as they clung to traditional artistic media—painting in particular—and displayed an enduring obsession with that most elemental form, the human figure.

University of Illinois at Chicago, and by the inherent globalism of the Internet—significant streams of locally produced art seem more attuned to the larger contemporary art world, anchored as always in New York, than to anything indigenous to Chicago. Several of the best-known Chicago-based artists of today, from Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Dan Peterman and Nick Cave to Tony Tasset, Jeanne Dunning and Dzine, appear largely untethered, in any easily discernable sense of lineage or membership, to the city where they live. 

Joyce Owens, Woman with Brooch, Out of the Box series. 2009 16 ½” H X 10 ½” W x 3 ½” D, Acrylic on found wood box

Tony Tasset's Eye, a public sculpture shown on State Street in  downtown Chicago during summer 2010

They were never the whole story, of course. As the better-known Hairy Who was mounting a show in Hyde Park in 1968, the South Side also witnessed the formation of a second influential group, the AfriCobra artists— including Murry DePillars, Jeff Donaldson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Wadsworth Jarrell and Gerald Williams—who helped establish a black aesthetic whose legacy is visible around the nation. Occupying a separate dimension of the same period was the brilliant generation of art photographers associated with László Moholy-Nagy and the IIT Institute of Design, in particular Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan. 

Then again, Chicago artists have never been big joiners; instead they’re congenitally iconoclastic, suspicious of schools and movements. In the history of the city’s art scene dating back to the 19th century, the group identity of the Imagists—themselves as diverse a bunch as can be imagined—was more the exception than the rule. 

by Kevin Nance And so the moniker “Chicago artist” has always been difficult to define in anything but purely geographical terms. (Even a strong physical connection to Chicago is no sure thing in this regard; was Joan Mitchell, a native of the Windy City who spent the bulk of her career as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist in New York and Europe, a Chicago artist? Conversely, does it matter that Brown, as closely identified with the city as the Chicago-born Paschke, was from Alabama?) A few artists are indivisible from Chicago because they’ve made it one of their primary subjects—the poetic drawingcollages of Tony Fitzpatrick and the abstract cityscapes of William Conger, the latter often referring directly to local topography, are cases in point—but they are increasingly rare.  “In Chicago, because there isn’t the glitzy socialite nonsense they have in New York, you have the time and the freedom to hunker down and make your own work, do your own thing,” Fitzpatrick says. “Twenty years ago, what people thought of were the Imagists. Now there are all kinds of things that constitute Chicago art, and I’m really glad that definition has expanded.” Adds Conger: “I’m proud to be a Chicago artist because being here has enabled me to develop my own idea, perhaps encouraged by the openness to the peculiar, the idiosyncratic, the personal, or the outsider.”    That isn’t to say, however, that Chicago artists are simply a tribe of mavericks. “There’s something that differentiates Chicago from all other cities, and Chicago imprints that on its citizens, including its

“There’s something that differentiates Chicago from all other cities, and Chicago imprints that on its citizens, including its artists.” - Paul Klein

That independent spirit is evident today in examples such as the painter Joyce Owens, who works with a group of African-American women artists in Chicago, Sapphire and Crystals, without developing a shared style. “We never created a monolithic aesthetic, but instead strive to show the range of ideas that comes from the individuals within a group that people often have, and sometimes still More recently, with the growth of conceptual do, try to pigeonhole as the ‘same,’” she says. and multimedia art—fostered at the city’s “My work addresses issues of concern to me.” leading art programs, notably the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the 16

Tony Fitzpatrick, Tiny Ohio, 2010

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artists, who I suspect invest more time per piece than their counterparts in other places.” And although abstraction and conceptual art hold greater sway than in the past, figurative painting, often with a surrealist bent, remains vital here. From Henry Darger, Ivan Albright and Seymour Rosofsky to Phyllis Bramson, Wesley Kimler and Kerry James Marshall, the figure is as close to an artistic Phyllis Bramson, The Secret Life of People Who Care, 2010, mixed media, oil on canvas, 60" x 70"  through-line as there is in the history of Chicago artists,” says Paul Klein, the former  art. “I don’t think we’ve ever let loose of gallerist who now operates Klein Artist the figure—it just hangs in there and Works, a professional development work- changes,” Fitzpatrick says. “And I don’t shop for artists.  see us abandoning it anytime soon, because the human form is not only an artistic “In Chicago, because there isn’t theme. It’s an instrument of labor and all  the glitzy socialite nonsense of the despair and punishment lavished on that in this brutal town of ours. A great  they have in New York, you big slab of meat, the human figure, and  have the time and the freedom to hunker down and make your we have a visceral relationship to it in a city built on slaughterhouses—nothing own work, do your own thing.” fancy or delicate about it.” 

- artist Tony Fitzpatrick

“If you look at the history of Chicago, it was always a blue-collar town. People came here to work—there was no landed gentry, like the Boston Brahmins—and found it a place where you’re respected because of what you accomplish. And so there’s a strong work ethic among Chicago

It’s that grounding in our physical selves,  it turns out, that makes us us. Kevin Nance is a freelance writer and the former art and architecture critic of the Chicago Sun-Times.

October is Chicago Artists Month Chicago Artists Month 2011: Artful Networks For 16 years the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs has rallied the creative community to host an overwhelming series of events honoring the Chicago artist and engaging the community in multiple neighborhoods and venues.   This fall CAM offers 200+ events, and 12 artists are being spotlighted for their work and accomplishments. Hundreds more are participating in tours, lectures, and open studios.  The CGN office is proud of how collegial and friendly our art community is; the openness and  inclination to educate  and share information comes from our foundation - the working artist.  

Mark your calendar for free tours of  River North and West Loop galleries on Saturday, October 8.  All 8 galleries on the tour will be featuring Chicago artists.  For more info visit: 

Ravenswood ArtWalk: October 1+2 RAW began in 2002 when Judith Roth (President of Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art) sought to involve the talents and diversity of the Ravenswood Corridor for Chicago Artists Month. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, RAW  features over 150 artists and many more events.  17

Ask Natalie Question: I’ve seen a ton of outdoor sculptures all over Chicago – how did the city get to have so many, and how do I find out more? Answer: The largest “gallery” in Chicago covers downtown streets, plazas, neighborhoods, parks, CTA stops, libraries and other public buildings.  Most of the works you encounter on your daily walk through the city are part of the city’s Public Art Program, featuring more than 100 pieces of sculpture.  The history of Chicago public art dates back to 1837, when the city was incorporated. Early pieces include the 1894 Art Institute Lions by Edward Kemeys;  Buckingham Fountain (Marcel Francois Loyau, 1927); and Lorado Taft’s Fountain of Time (1922, The Midway Plaisance) to name a few. The current trend of installing non-commemorative sculptures throughout the city began in 1967 with “The Picasso” at the Richard J. Daley Civic Center Plaza.  After some initial public controversy, it fostered a cultural renaissance, evoking public interest in the city’s collection of outdoor sculpture as distinguished as its world-class architecture. Among works are those by such renowned artists as Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Henry Moore, Richard Hunt, Ellen Lanyon – and Millennium Park’s Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa.  The city’s collection continues to grow through public/private partnerships and the 1978 Chicago City Council ordinance requiring 1.33 percent of construction budgets for new public buildings be allocated to acquiring and commissioning artwork. The ordinance stipulates that at least half the commissions be awarded to Chicago area artists.  For program details and an artist application, visit  .   To download the illustrated Public Art Guide, go to “travel tools” – maps and guides; or visit the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph; or Chicago Water Works, 163 E. Pearson. Websites covering Chicago’s outdoor art – particularly temporary exhibits that are not part of the Public Art Program – are:  (Chicago Public Art Group); (Chicago Sculpture International); (Lakefront Sculpture Exhibit); and an informative blog:  You can share your own photos of  Chicago sculpture on CGN’s Flickr page: - Natalie van Straaten Founding Publisher, Chicago Gallery News

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Collector Conversations: Jane + Don Hunt Jane and Don Hunt have been passionate about collecting work by living Chicago artists since 1991. I wanted to see their collection for myself, and also experience their 15th floor apartment in the classic Mies van der Rohe building at 860 N. Lake Shore Drive, overlooking Lake Michigan. - GV One spring afternoon Don and Jane cheerfully welcomed me at their front door, and we began my tour at the crossroads between Don’s office and the second bedroom with two long, thin abstract paintings by Betty Cleeland, featuring uniform rounds of white, blues, and grays.  Her work explores patterns in spatial precepts with geometrical and colorful shapes playing a major role.  Don explained, “This is Betty’s corner.  The moment we saw her exhibition, we were drawn to this vibrant work illustrating the different look of a city during the day and then during the night.”  Just the day before I had enjoyed brunch with Betty, and here I was delighted to find her art visualizations thoughtfully installed in someone’s home.  

One artist in particular, William Conger, whom the Hunts commissioned, took the spirit of the apartment, its architect, and a great Chicago writer to heart.   Conger painted To the East were Moving Waters . . . for the living room wall, which faces Lake Michigan.  While visiting the Hunts’ apartment, the artist sat on the sofa and quoted the first line of John Fraser’s shirt collar series in the Hunts’ North Lake Shore Drive entryway Nelson Algren’s 1951 book, Chicago: City on the Make: “To the east were the moving waters the field of grass that has recaptured the foundation of a structure just visible behind the as far as eye could follow.”  Later Conger riot of color.  interpreted that famous line as, “There’s the marvelous clutter of the city with its wild Don and Jane enjoy meeting and learning aspirations and energy, and the lake with its order and timelessness.  People go to the lake about their artists personally.  They invite the artist, and his or her spouse or partner, to to see what forever is like, while the city is their home for dinner and have a “hanging right now.”  The painting is a window and party” with the new work.  The artist then symbol of the city and the lake.  Don added, sees that the art has a good home and they “When you commission a work, you don’t have an opportunity to talk more about the control the artist and tell them what to do. piece.  The Hunts want to support artists in You trust them.”   their careers, and their focus on collecting Don and Jane invite contemporary Chicago artists gives them a boundary – one they try not to stray from. the artist, and their spouse

In addition to “Betty’s Corner” the Hunts have several clever, personal groupings of artists throughout their apartment.  They jointly remarked that they used to be more “Miesian” in their lifestyle, but over time they have happily added more and more art.  They moved to 860 N. Lake Shore Drive from suburban Hinsdale and, with the help of architect Jim DeStephano (who studied under Mies), combined two units, preserving the inherent or partner, to their home symmetry of this classic steel and glass tower. for dinner and have a Jane commented, “Mies designed his spaces “hanging party” with the idea that walls are for art, not for furniture, so we have followed that idea as In the family room, another large scale paintwell.” ing, New Grass, Number 3, this one by Vera Klement, graces the west wall. Born in Danzig, Poland, Klement and her family immigrated to the United States, barely escaping the Holocaust. Her stunning work of vibrantly layered greens and yellows, applied stroke by stroke with a palette knife, draws you into William Conger’s commission for the Hunts faces east, reflecting the cool afternoon light off of Lake Michigan


The Hunts have built many relationships since they began collecting, but the most notable dealer relationship is with Ann and Roy Boyd of Roy Boyd Gallery.  Neither Don or Jane came from art collecting families, and neither one has an art background. Don elaborates, “Ann Boyd was our son’s first grade teacher, and one of our first purchases was from the Boyds.  When they invited us to their home after we moved into the city, we saw that everything was art – from the coffee table, to the sculpture, to the artwork on the walls.  We envisioned our new Chicago home would be one where we too would have a living space where everywhere you looked was art.  We also learned from the Boyds to move art around because it becomes ‘new’ with every move.  We want to make art the star.”  Through the Boyds, the Hunts found artist John Fraser, perhaps the signature artist of their collection.  Fraser’s work is unmistakably important to Don and Jane; his work is found in many variations throughout the

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apartment – from collars, to wood and steel, to works on paper.  And, of course has his own corner.   Fraser is considered a Minimalist, but also a romantic who wants the viewer to feel and reflect on his creations.  His own father was a shirt maker, and he took some of the lessons and old world craft he learned as an observant child into the context for his collar works.  Fraser’s collars are found in multiple installations in the apartment - filling a large section of wall, as well as installed in a series of angular metal boxes.  Don joked, “We like to think of these collars as bankers’ collars. The sharper the point on the collar, the higher up the ladder, and the less likelihood of the banker nodding ‘yes.’”

Jane and Don buy art as a couple. “The shared experience and decision together is part of the fun.” Jane and Don buy art as a couple. Regarding the few pieces they have bought independently, “those pieces have been passed on to our children or eliminated,” adds Jane.  It’s not because one person dislikes a piece selected by the other, but independent purchases don’t encompass the shared experi-

ence and mutual decision, which is part of the fun. The Hunts explain that they don’t collect for investment. “If a piece goes up in value, that’s great, but we’re not keeping track, and we don’t buy for that reason,” says Don while showing me a pair of wooden sphere sculptures on the floor created by John Fraser.  Don admits there have been several instances when they started out insisting, “We Jane and Don in ‘Fraser’s Corner’ are not buying anything,” only exception to the Hunts’ joint purchasing  to end up with a wonderful selection.   plan, as Don commissioned Fraser to make “We don’t labor over a purchase.  If we are not instantly taken, then we move on.”  Jane the piece as a 35th wedding anniversary  finishes Don’s thought: “We don’t really have gift for Jane.  to think about it, unless it’s a size issue, and after a while, you just figure out how to make it fit.” Don and Jane show me a final small piece by Fraser in a prominent spot in their family room.  Characteristically meticulous, Fraser crafted a long, slim holder with two wooden heart insets, placed tip to tip.  The hearts are a symmetrical bowtie shape when placed together, and each piece fits exactly on both sides of the holder.  Here is one notable

artful networks

The Hunts’ north living room. View of works by  Sarah Krepp, John Fraser, Betty Cleeland, and Vera Klement.

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Artists + Dealers in the News Moves + Updates: 

Galleries New to CGN:

Poster Plus has moved, after 30 years on Michigan Ave., to 30 E. Adams. The new space carries vintage + collectible posters + the Poster Plus publications of Chicago Rail + World’s Fair classics.  Poster Plus offers framing, conservation + consultation services.

We’re pleased to welcome many new galleries to our pages this issue.  Jack Gallery returned to River North this spring, opening next to CGN on Franklin.  A few blocks west is Hinge Gallery on Chicago Ave. near Damen. The space is run by Holly Sabin (of Perimeter Gallery) + Gretel Garcia Cuba.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College appointed Natasha Egan, its current Assoc. Director, to the position of Director. Rod Slemmons becomes Curator at Large + Director of Special Projects in Columbia’s Office of Academic Research. Former School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Member + Alumnus LeRoy Neiman and his wife, Alumna Janet Byrne Neiman, made a $5 million gift to SAIC to help create a new student center, named the LeRoy Neiman Center, within 37 S. Wabash.   The University of Chicago announced the creation of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts + Inquiry. The Grays’  $5 million gift to the University supports enhancing education, promotes collaboration, + fosters creative innovation. 

Bridge Gallery of Contemporary Art and Adornments is new to us from Pilsen East. The bustling art center Lacuna Artists Lofts features a very busy lineup of events.  A bit farther north is Elephant Room, Inc. in the 700 block of S. Wabash.  In the Fine Arts Building, we have L.H. Selman Gallery and Auction House, featuring the largest display of glass paperweights in the world.  On the Mag Mile is Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), exhibiting artistic religious and spiritual programming this season.  Hotel Palomar joins us on N. State St., partnering with Revolving Collections Gallery to promote artwork by a variety of artists. The northside’s Lillstreet Art Center features classes, events, and studios to visit. The area will be especially busy during the 10th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk, October 1 + 2. Rebecca Zemans Sculptural Designs in Jewelry is a neighbor at the Lillstreet Art

Hinge Gallery recently opened at 1955 W. Chicago Ave.

Center.  Nudge Gallery is brand new:  stay tuned as they finalize their location.  The gallery specializes in pop-surrealism,  oil paintings + cast bronze objects.  We’re pleased to announce that DePaul University Art Museum will host an inaugural exhibition in Lincoln Park in September. Not far from our favorite international  airport is the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare’s Art Museo in Rosemont,  showcasing the hotel’s embrace of the arts. Perutz Projects in Niles, IL is a new space showcasing contemporary photography. The busy Harrison Street group in the  Oak Park Arts District is back in time for fall 3rd Fridays: Art Gecko, Ltd., Bright Olive Gallery, Calypso Moon Studio, Expressions Graphics, Flavor City Studios, Gallery Pink and Elkins Studio, Harrison Works, pamela penney textile arts.  

Artist Awards, Commissions, Exhibitions Elsewhere + Other News ZIA | Gallery’s John Vlahakis is the author of a new book: Green Bites: Ecological Musings from the Front, packed with information on the latest ecological concerns + innovations, as well as suggestions to improve our own “backyard.”  Gallery artist Clyde Butcher has received multiple high honors, including the State of Florida’s Artist Hall of Fame Award; the Lifetime Clyde Butcher Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association; + the Sierra Club’s  Ansel Adams Conservation Award for excellence in photography.

Virginio & Marco G. Ferrari, of Ferrari Studios exhibited in A Sense of Place, representing Chicago in one of 89 satellite shows featured in the Italian Pavilion in the World at the Venice Biennale 2011. Catherine Edelman Gallery artist  Kelli Connell has  a  new  book  of photography, Double Life, published by Decode Books, August 2011. Chicago Printmakers Collaborative held its first International Printmaking Competition in 2011, and accepted submissions from artists in 19 countries, from which Curator Debora Wood (Mary & Leigh Block Museum) chose two for residencies at the CPC workshop.  

Original illustrations by Jean Albano Gallery artist Jules Feiffer will be on view October 25 – January 22, 2012 at The Eric Carle Schneider Gallery artist  RES,  an  Argentine  photographer,  was Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA, as part of Growing Every awarded Grand Prize at the 100th National Exhibition of Visual Arts in Which Way But Up: The Children’s Book Art of Jules Feiffer.   Photography at Buenos Aires’ Palais de Glace (Palace of the Arts). Art Fair News: Packer Schopf Gallery artist Lorraine Peltz is one of Chicago Artists A new art fair, exposition CHICAGO, will debut September 19–23, 2012 at Navy Pier. The fair is produced by Art Expositions LLC and Month’s 12 featured artists.  Each year 12 artists are selected who  led by President + Director Tony Karman; partners include Mark represent the talent + diversity of the Chicago artist community.  Lyman, Michael Franks + Joel Straus. The InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Art Museo will debut Chicago: Rich Source of Young Artists in September for one year with Art Chicago | NEXT announced a new fair director, Staci Boris. quarterly rotations, featuring new graduates from Chicago’s art Boris brings a strong curatorial perspective from her tenure at the schools including Columbia College, SAIC, U of I + Northwestern.  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago + the Spertus Museum. 20

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15 Minutes with a Dealer: EBERSMOORE Chicago offers a unique blend of alternative art spaces, apartment galleries, curatorial projects, and many other dynamic, start-up art programs and coalitions. CGN’s Laura Miller caught up with Sara Ebers and Dominic Paul Moore, co-directors of EBERSMOORE, one of the city’s younger, emerging galleries, located in the West Loop / Fulton Market district. The pair shared stories of their apartment-gallery-roots, participation in the inaugural MDW Fair, and the gallery’s plans for the future. - LM

(a gathering of independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries + artist groups from Chicago). How do you think MDW compared to other more established art fairs, like Art Chicago? We enjoyed being a part of the MDW Fair. It was great to see the excitement of the community, and MDW felt refreshing from other fairs like Art Chicago/NEXT - there wasn’t as much pressure to sell, and the focus was on Chicago artists, local programs, and other projects.  It would be nice to see it on the same weekend as Art Chicago and draw perhaps an even larger crowd.   We would also enjoy seeing the fair expand the invitation to other midwestern cities.

Dominic, you’re an artist - what are the challenges, benefits, or strains of balancing the administrative side of running the CGN: EBERSMOORE began as an apartment gallery not long ago. Tell us how you gallery with your own studio practice? DPM: It has its moments; it’s a love-hate got started, and about the transition to sorta thing.  Lately we have taken on a few where you are now. SE: Dominic and I met in Miami during Art interns to watch the space, which allows me to have a few days a week in the studio.  The Basel in December 2007.  We were both challenges come when being social - am I the working for Chicago galleries at the time. gallerist or the artist?  I think it’s easier to We started dating when we returned to Chicago, and in the next year we participated default to the gallerist at times, especially when our artists are present. in a few curatorial projects. Dominic and I often talked about wanting to open our own gallery, but we knew we couldn't afford the ideal space.  We decided to turn my "cozy" studio apartment on Chicago Avenue in West Town into a gallery.  We put up track lighting, painted the walls bright white, covered most of the windows for extra wall space, and sold most of my furniture so the space would be clean, uninterrupted and professional. In May 2009, after three months of planning, we opened EBERSMOORE (for- The gallery’s MDW Fair booth, spring 2011 merly ebersB9).  We received great responses from an exciting list of artists and curators and were quickly scheduled a year out.  The CGN receives many inquiries from artists looking to get their foot in the [gallery] gallery outgrew the small apartment, and in October 2009 we found our current space in door. How do you handle this question from artists looking for advice? the West Loop where we could open as a We always suggest artists become a part of commercial gallery. the community before they start asking for shows.  Galleries are more apt to learn about What are your thoughts on the scene for an artist’s career when they have seen an apartment galleries and alternative art invested interest from the artist.  spaces in Chicago, compared to other cities? Chicago has a long history of successful apartment / alternative spaces that produce thoughtful and challenging exhibitions.  We received great enthusiasm from the community, especially from other alternative spaces. What makes Chicago unique is the support and success of alternative projects, enabling new spaces to be taken seriously.

How do you choose the artists and work you exhibit? We follow the careers of artists we show for a year or two before we decide on an exhibition.  We are attracted to artists whose work is underrepresented, especially here in Chicago.  We give our artists full reign of the space and encourage them to experiment.     

EBERSMOORE participated in the inaugural MDW Fair in Chicago last April

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Sara + Dominic with their gallery helper.  Background photograph by Rob Carter. His 2nd solo, Culte, will be at the gallery Sept 9 - Oct 15

The most rewarding thing is having a place where people see something current in the art world; it’s a place to think and enjoy.  Our goal is, and has always been, to show what isn’t quite so ordinary in Chicago.  When someone discovers a new artist in our gallery, it is very rewarding.  Probably the most challenging part of running the space is separating gallery/home life.  We live in the same space as the gallery, so it is easy to forget to put things on hold and take a day off.  But that can be a good thing at times too. DPM: We enjoy running the gallery together. We feed off each other's ideas, take on our own roles and pick up the other's ends when needed. With my being an artist, Sara's art history background and our experiences working for galleries, we have found a good balance for our program.  Being new parents keeps things extra interesting, but our  10-month old daughter has become an  important part of the gallery as well.   What’s in the future for EBERSMOORE? We would like to continue growing, like we have for the past two years.  As always, we anticipate our upcoming exhibitions.  We have nine artists on our roster now and are looking forward to expanding.  We hope to continue a compelling program and enjoy the company of those who see our shows. We recently started working with Chicago artist Ann Toebbe and are really excited to be working with her.  She will be one of the last artists to exhibit in the MCA’s 12x12 program this September.

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Columbia Exhibitions: September through December 2011


1 – C33 GALLERY 33 E. Congress, 1st floor



600 S. Michigan, 1st floor

619 S. Wabash

Through October 16

September 29–November 5


Our Origins

7 – THE FASHION GALLERY 618 S. Michigan, street-level windows

90th Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition


November 17–December 17

618 S. Michigan, 2nd floor



623 S. Wabash, 1st floor


6 7&8


Color: Fully Engaged


624 S. Michigan, 1st floor

Columbia Chronicle exhibit


Through November 25

623 S. Wabash, 1st floor

ShopColumbia Grand Re-Opening September 6

5 – THE PROJECT RM 623 S. Wabash, room 416

10 – CENTER FOR BOOK & PAPER ARTS 1104 S. Wabash, 2nd floor

Wood Type, Evolved: Experimental Letterpress & Relief Printing in the 21st Century


September 8–December 10

11 – GLASS CURTAIN 1104 S. Wabash, 1st floor



Visit the bigger, better

ShopColumbia for special items from our community of emerging artists!

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Chicago’s Gallery Districts



A Online Gallery Maps

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

RIVER NORTH A  high  concentration  of  galleries  in  Chicago  can be found in River North—many within a block or two from the intersection of Superior + Franklin Sts.  The  general  boundaries  are:  Chicago  on  the north;  Merchandise  Mart  on  the  south;  west  to Orleans + east to Dearborn. WEST LOOP + WEST SIDE The  West  Side  “district”  incorporates  the  West Loop,  Fulton  Market,  West  Town  +  other  near West  locations.    Accepted  boundaries  generally are: Chicago on the north; Desplaines on the east, Roosevelt  Rd.  on  the  south.  The  largest  gallery “district”  centers  are  near  the  intersection  of Peoria  +  Washington,  +  on  Fulton  Market, Carpenter + Lake. PILSEN • PILSEN EAST •  HYDE PARK • BRIDGEPORT This  map  covers  a  vast  part  of  the  city  from Roosevelt  Rd.  south  to  the  Indiana  border; Central Ave. on the west + east to Lake Michigan. Neighborhoods  include  Pilsen,  Hyde  Park, Chinatown + Bronzeville. The largest concentration  of  galleries  in  the  area  is  in  Pilsen  East’s Chicago  Arts  District,  near  Halsted  +  18th  Sts. Other  major  south  side  art  destinations  include: the Museum Campus, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum,  DuSable  Museum,  +  both  the University  of  Chicago’s  Smart  Museum  +  The Renaissance  Society.  The  Zhou  B  Art  Center  is located  just  west  of  US Cellular  Field  on  35th Street,  in  the  heart  of  the  Bridgeport Neighborhood.    Monthly  3rd Friday events  take place at the Center, and the neighborhood is one of Chicago’s burgeoning art communities.

Visit us online for daily event updates: Follow us on Facebook and  Twitter @ChiGalleryNews

MICHIGAN AVENUE • GOLD COAST •  THE LOOP • SOUTH LOOP Approximately 25 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent  Mile”  from  Oak  St.  to  the  River  + south  near  The  Art  Institute  and  Millennium Park. Spaces are steps from Michigan Avenue, or an  elevator  ride  above  the  city.  Also  included  in the  this  area  are  The  Museum  of Contemporary  Art,  LUMA,  Spertus  Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Navy Pier. NORTH SIDE • WICKER PARK/ BUCKTOWN • LINCOLN  PARK  •  LAKEVIEW  •  LINCOLN SQUARE • RAVENSWOOD + BEYOND The North Side covers a broad geographical area, including  a  number  of  neighborhoods  such  as Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and  Old  Town.    The  north  side  also  includes streets surrounding the North/Milwaukee/Damen intersection, + scores of artists living + working in Chicago. BEYOND CHICAGO: SUBURBAN +  OUT OF STATE GALLERIES Beyond the city limits, the Chicago art scene continues in galleries and university spaces.  Some are in  Evanston—just  5  miles  north  of  the  city  near Northwestern University; others are in Oak Park near  the  Frank  Lloyd  Wright  Home  +  Studio; many can be found in nearby suburbs and  neighboring states.

Use our gallery Google Maps online.  Blog: 23

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Addington Gallery

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

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

Paintings and sculpture by American and European artists.   September 9-November 1: • Ronald Clayton, oil paintings • Julia Katz: Abstractions, gestural oil paintings

November 4-December 23: • Michael Hoffman, geometric abstract painting • Sandra Dawson, figurative mixed-media paintings MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

September 9: Galleries are open in River North, West Loop / Fulton Market for the opening of the fall gallery season. Free trolleys, sponsored by Art Chicago, from 6-9pm. November 4: Galleries open for SOFA. Free trolleys from Navy Pier to MCA to district. Ongoing:  • Monthly 1st Thursdays: Many galleries   are open until 7pm: • Free Weekly Saturday Morning Gallery Tours,       11-12:30: Julia Katz, Maelstrom, oil on panel, 36” x 48”

Jean Albano Gallery

Andrew Bae Gallery

215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0770 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 + by appt.

300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-335-8601 Tu-Sa 10-6

Contemporary paintings,  drawings, and constructions.

Contemporary Asian art primarily with ties to Korea, Japan and China.   

September 9: John Torreano:  Wall Constructions and Gems November 4-6: Participating in SOFA Chicago 2011 at Navy Pier.

Permanent gallery artists include Kwang Jean Park, Young June Lew, Tetsuya Noda, Keysook Geum, Gapchul Lee, Jungjin Lee, Jae Ko, Myungkeun Koh, Leeah Joo and Katsunori Hamanishi.

Russell Bowman Art Advisory

Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and upcoming opening dates. September 9-October 15: Tetsuya Noda: New Prints November 4-December 3: Leeah Joo: Conjuring Monsters

311 W. Superior, Ste. 115 (60654) Tel 312-751-9500 Tu-W by appt.; Th-Sa 10-5:30 Modern and Contemporary Masters.  Folk, Naïve, and Outsider Art.


Featured artists include Roger Brown, Thornton Dial, Carroll Dunham, Elizabeth Murray, 

Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke,  Joel Shapiro, David Smith, Simon Sparrow, Charles Steffen, William Wegman, Terry Winters, Joseph Yoakum. September 9-October 29: Ed Paschke:  Early Paintings and Drawings November 4-January 28: RESPECT: Thornton Dial and Gee’s Bend MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

November 4-December: Groupings. Opening reception Friday, November 4, 5:30-7:30pm

Ed Paschke, Kugler, 1971, oil on canvas, 46” x 42”

Tetsuya Noda, Diary, July 28th ‘08, in Israel,  woodcut and silkscreen on mulberry paper, 21” x 32-1/2”


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Roy Boyd Gallery 739 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-642-1606 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; M by appt. Contemporary paintings and sculpture.  

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

Opening receptions are on the opening dates of the exhibitions: Fridays, 5-8pm.  

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

Participating in First Thursdays from 5-7pm on: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1

Rare photography from the 1920s-1960s.

thru September 3: Group Sculpture Exhibition:  Erdim, Fraser, Kelly, Munson, Perlman, Phillips, Thomas,  Wolfe, + others.

Free Saturday Gallery Tours


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

September 9-October 25: Teo Gonzàlez: New Paintings October 28-December 13: William Steiger: Rolling Stock

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


Echt Gallery 222 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0288 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt. Specializing in the finest  contemporary sculpture. 

Catherine Edelman Gallery 300 W. Superior Lower Level (60654) Tel 312-266-2350 Tu-Sa 10-5:30 Follow us on Twitter  @edelmangallery 

September 9-October 29: Kelli Connell: Double Life. Connell’s new book, Double Life, was just published by Decode Books, August 2011. November 4-December 31: Gary Briechle: Photographs

Josef Glimer Gallery 207 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-787-4640 Tu-Sa 11-5; or by appt. Dir. Josef Glimer Asst. Dir. Emily Booth 33 Years of selling fine art.

Artists represented include:  Oben Abright, Martin Blank, Christina Bothwell, Dale Chihuly, Daniel Clayman, Pearl Dick, Matt Eskuche, Bella Feldman, Gregory Grenon, Philip Baldwin + Monica Guggisberg,  Shayna Leib, Mira Maylor, Clifford Rainey, Joseph Rossano, among others.  

Contemporary photography and mixed media photo-based 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, Toulouse-Lautrec, Chagall, Picasso, Miró, Rivera, + Zuniga, among others. Ongoing:  Exhibition of gallery artists. Please contact gallery for information. October 28+29: Nancy Wolfe: WHY, paintings. Opening reception Friday, October 28 from 5-7pm. Additional reception on Saturday, October 29 from 11am-5pm.

For a complete listing of artists and exhibitions please visit our website. September 9-October 22: Gregory Grenon: Solo exhibition, oil paint on glass November 4-December 31: Dale Chihuly: Solo exhibition MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Kelli Connell, Carnival, 2006,  from Double Life, Published by Decode Books, August, 2011

Thomas Kapheim, Autumn Migration of the Bats, 2008, acrylic on panel, 24” x 48”


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River North The Golden Triangle 330 N. Clark (60654) Tel 312-755-1266 M-W, F 10-6; Th 10-7; Sa 10-5 The Golden Triangle’s block-long home in the historic Reid Murdoch Center features one of the largest collections of Asian and European antiques and home furnishings in the country. A dramatic setting, complete with Asian courtyard, and exemplary customer service.

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

Carl Hammer Gallery 740 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-266-8512 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 Dir. Carl F. Hammer Representing American and  international contemporary artists, as well as select examples/artists from the American “outsider” genre.

Jack Gallery

September 9-October 22: Mary Lou Zelazny:  The Cake Lady Returns,  new acrylic/oil paintings and  collage on canvas

740 N. Franklin Ste.110 (60654) Tel 312-943-8500

October 28-December 30: C.J. Pyle:  New Work, drawings on album/book covers

Jack Gallery exhibits paintings, works on paper, and meticulously crafted hand-signed lithographs by both renowned and emerging artists.


Meticulously crafted from  hand-drawn plates on rare 19th century, Marinoni Voirin  direct-lithography presses,  each lithograph produced at  Jack Gallery’s atelier is a work  of art in itself.

Opening receptions occur from  6-8pm on each of the first dates of scheduled exhibitions.

Gallery space is now available  for special events.

Artists represented include:  Tom Everhart, Al Hirschfeld, Ileana Grimm, Stanley Mouse, Anja Van Herle, Michael Babyak, Dellorco, Jota Leal,  Prince Duncan-Williams,  Matt Rinard, and others.

September 9: • Tamar Kander: TRANSITION; New Works on Canvas • Michael Bentley: Abstract Landscapes: Large Works on Paper, gouache on Arches November 4: Gary Weidner:  FLOWERS; New Works on Canvas

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

Kass / Meridian

December 2: Michael Douglas:  New Works, abstract resins

Left: Mary Lou Zelazny, Binocular Stall, 2011, acrylic, oil and collage on canvas, 41” x 31” Right: C.J. Pyle, Cherry Bomb, ink, colored pencil and graphite, 12” x 13-1/2”

Metropolitan Capital Bank

Gallery KH

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

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

Contemporary abstract and  realist paintings, fine prints and sculpture.

9 E. Ontario (60611) Tel 312-640-2313

September 9: Amy Cannady: New Works

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

Find us on Twitter: @GalleryKH Find us on Facebook

November 11: Francine Turk: Bad Ass

Metropolitan Capital Bank delivers creative and complex solutions in private banking, commercial banking and investment banking. We are dedicated to continuing the tradition of exhibiting Chicago art in our historic Tree Studios location and to fostering a greater appreciation of Chicago’s visual arts and art community by supporting our city’s artists and galleries.

Contemporary prints:  Josef Albers, Charles Arnoldi, Alexander Calder, Christo,  Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet,  Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert  Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly,  Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella,  Donald Sultan, Victor Vasarely and Andy Warhol.

September 9: Special reception for opening of the fall 2011 gallery season from 5-7pm.  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the current Art Works Chicago exhibit, featuring works by John Himmelfarb. Complimentary shuttles from the bank to the River North gallery district.

Modern Master prints:  Georges Braque, Bernard Buffet, Le Corbusier, Marino Marini, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. Paintings and Sculptures:  Romero Britto, John Henry,  Tom Holland, Nissan Engel, Robert Natkin and Joseph Stabilito.

Amy Cannady,  The Joy of Finding My Own Way II, mixed media on canvas, 48” x 36”


Rsvp to: Sponsored in part by Ultimat Vodka. 

Gallerie MK 750 N. Franklin Ste. 105 (60654) Tel 312-643-5545 W-Sa 12-6; Su-T by appt. only Owner: Mei-Ku Huang M.D Please contact gallery for  exhibition information.

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

Ann Nathan Gallery 212 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-6622 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5 Established and emerging painters and sculptors in all media.   Minimal “Shaker-in-steel”  furniture by Jim Rose.  Selective African tribal art. Opening reception dates are listed below. Please contact gallery or visit website for full exhibition schedule and details. September 9 + November 4: Opening receptions from 5-8pm. Contact gallery for details.

Nicole Gallery

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc.

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

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

Contemporary Haitian, African and African American arts. 

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

Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe. Please visit our website for more exhibition and event information.

September 9: John John 2: Sex Sells: Paintings from the Comic Books and Constructions November 4: Ettore Greco, sculpture

November 4-6: Participating in SOFA Chicago 2011 at Navy Pier. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION


Richard Norton Gallery

Perimeter Gallery

612 Merchandise Mart (60654) Tel 312-644-8855 M-F 9-5 Richard P. Norton Dir. Susan Klein Bagdade

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

Notable American and European Impressionist and Modern paintings, drawings and sculpture from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. 

Perimeter Gallery features  contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, and master works in ceramic and fiber arts.

Offering a range of services, including consultation, appraisal, consignment and purchase of artwork.

thru September 2: Greg Murr, watercolor

Artists include:  Gertrude Abercrombie,  Walter Burt Adams, Claude Bentley, Aaron Bohrod, Karl Buehr, Copeland Burg, Francis Chapin, Alexander Corazzo, Hermine David, Manierre Dawson, Werner Drewes, Frederick Frary Fursman, Hananiah Harari,  George Josimovich, Thomas Kapsalis, Medard Klein, Richard Koppe, Walter Krawiec, Albert Krehbiel, Jan Matulka, Tina Modotti, Pauline Palmer, Abbott Pattison, Frank Peyraud, Romolo Roberti, William S. Schwartz, Gerritt Sinclair, Morris Topchevsky, Vaclav Vytlacil,  Carl Woolsey, among others. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

September 9-October 8: David Shapiro, painting October 14-November 12: Beverly Mayeri and  Vanessa Smith, ceramics November 18-December 31: • James Smith, installation;  • Charles Kurre, painting MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

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River North Printworks 311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-9407 Tu-Sa 11-5 and by appt. Dirs. Sidney Block, Bob Hiebert Printworks is a works on  paper gallery specializing in  contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books.

Judy A Saslow Gallery September 9-October 15: James Mesplé: Mercury and Venus, paintings, prints and drawings October 21-November 26: Carole Harmel: Chicago Odyssey, altered photographs December 2-January 2012: Riva Lehrer: Mirror Shards,  new portraits

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

November 4-December 30: Michael Noland + David Csicsko. Opening reception November 4, 5-8pm. November 4-6: Exhibiting in Intuit Show of Folk + Outsider Art, Navy Pier, Chicago MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

September 9-October 29: Daniel Kim + Rebecca Kinkead. Opening reception September 9, 5-8pm.

Ken Saunders Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-573-1400 Tu-Sa 11-5 Ken Saunders Exhibiting the world’s most prominent and innovative artists creating glass sculpture. Please check with the gallery and visit our website for information on current exhibitions. September 2-October 31: Lino Tagliapietra November 4-December 31: Hiroshi Yamano, KeKe Cribbs, and Carmen Lozar MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

James Mesplé, Drawn by Mercury

Schneider Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-988-4033 Tu-F 10:30-5; Sa 11-5 Dir. Martha Schneider Follow us on Twitter:  @SchneiderCPG Contemporary Photography September 9-November 1: María Martínez-Cañas

Jason Rohlf, intuitive compass, 30” x 72”, acrylic on linen, 2011

Vale Craft Gallery 230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-3525 Tu-F 10:30-5:30; Sa 11-5 Dir. Peter Vale

Zolla / Lieberman Gallery

September 9-October 29: Raku-Fired Ceramics: Doug DeLind and Jody DeLind November 4-26: Second Annual  Masters of Contemporary Woodturning

An eclectic mix of affordable,  contemporary American fine craft.   Ongoing display of ceramics,  December 2-31: decorative fiber art, glass objects, Holiday Group Show metal sculpture, functional art and unique jewelry.

November 4-December 30: Photography as Objects:  Carole Harmel + Greg Halvorsen Schreck; photography printed on non-traditional objects.

325 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-944-1990 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30 September 9-October 21: •  Jin Soo Kim: murmur....... •  Selected group show of gallery artists November 4-January 21 2012: jeanniejig •  Richard Notkin:  Two New Teapots

Zygman Voss Gallery 222 W. Superior # 1E (60654) Tel 312-787-3300 Tu-Sa 10-5; Su and M by appt. Dirs. Nancy Voss,  Ahron Zygman Featuring 17th to 20th Century masters, museum quality works.

• Jamie Adams: 

Contemporary artists  Moshe Rosenthalis, Leonardo Nierman and Aliza Nahor.


Ongoing: Maîtres de l’Affiche exhibition,  new collections of Miró and Rosenthalis.


Doug DeLind, Face, raku-fired ceramic, 24” x 19”

Les Maîtres de l’Affiche


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West Loop / Side Fulton Market The West Side includes West Loop, West Town, Fulton Market, Randolph Street + more. Typical boundaries: Chicago Ave. on the north, east to Desplaines, south to Roosevelt. The area’s largest gallery centers are around Peoria + Washington, + along Fulton Market between Morgan + Racine. Lots of activity buzzes on opening nights!  September 9:  Galleries are open in River North, West Loop / Fulton Market. Free trolleys between galleries from 6-9pm. October 8: Tour of 4 Fulton Market galleries for Chicago Artists Month.  Each gallery will show work by a Chicago artist. For details, visit Ongoing:  • Monthly 1st Thursdays: Many galleries   stay open ‘til 7pm: • Free Saturday Gallery Tours every 6 weeks,    1:30-3pm:

Douglas Dawson Gallery


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

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

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

EBERSMOORE features  emerging and established artists in all media.

September 9-October 14: Richard Milgrim: Split Persona An American Potter in Japan. September 16-18: Houston Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston. Opening Preview Benefit on September 15. October 21-27: International Fine Art and Antique Dealers, Park Avenue Armory, New York. Preview October 20. November 2-December 3: From the Blacksmith’s Hands: African Metal. November 30-December 4: Art Miami, Mid-Town Arts District, Miami. Benefit Preview on November 29.

Contact our gallery for exhibition information and schedule.

Frederick Baker, Inc.

Robert Bills Contemporary

1230 W. Jackson (60607) Tel 312-243-2980 M-F 10-5, and by appt. President, Frederick Baker Dir. Scot Campbell

222 N. Desplaines, lower level *On Desplaines @ Lake (60661) Tel 312-234-9091 Tu-F 11-5; Sa 12-5 Dir. Emma Stein

Specializing in fine American and European prints, drawing and watercolors.  Featuring works by:  Arms, Bellows, Benton, Buhot, Burchfield, Chagall, Chahine, Crawford, Degas, Hayter, Kent, Kloss, Lewis, Lipchitz, Miró, Pennell, Renoir, Rouault, Schlemmer, Seligman, Simon, Tanguy, Tissot, Villon, Whistler, Wood, Zorn, and many others. MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT  DEALERS ASSOCIATION

EC Gallery 215 N. Aberdeen (60607) Tel 312-850-0924 Dir. Ewa Czeremuszkin The primary focus at EC Gallery is the introduction and representation of emerging and mid-career artists whose practices traverse painting, drawing, mixed media and photo media. Please visit our website for show schedules and details.

Read CGN’s interview with EBERSMOORE on page 21.

We are dedicated to exhibiting emerging and internationally  recognized artists.

118 N. Peoria 2nd Fl. (60607) Tel 773-931-6584 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30 Specializing in contemporary ceramics + material-based works by interdisciplinary emerging + established artists. Please visit our website for  exhibition information.

September 9-October 15: Nathan Vernau October 22-November 19: Group Show: Dan Giordan and TBA November 26-January 14, 2012: Group Show: Steven Frost and Jang Soon Im

Hinge Gallery 1955 W. Chicago (60622) Tel 312-291-9313 W-Th 12-7; F 2-7; Sa-Su 12-6 Dirs. Holly Sabin, and  Gretel Garcia Cuba The mission of Hinge Gallery is to support emerging contemporary artists of the highest quality from Chicago, as well as around the world.   Hinge Gallery is a commercial exhibition space featuring painting, mixed media, prints, sound, video, sculpture, and installation.

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

September 10-October 30: Jeffrey Forsythe + Dan Tague November 5-December 31: Rusty Shackleford + Cole Pierce

Many galleries stay open until 7pm for First Thursdays. Visit: chicagoart

December 10-January 14, 2012: Winter Exhibition MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Robert Bills Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery located in Chicago’s West Loop.  

Dubhe Carreño Gallery


Fall Gallery Openings

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West Loop / West Side Mars Gallery 1139 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-226-7808 W 12-6; Th 12-7; F-Sa 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.

The McCormick Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-226-6800 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 The McCormick Gallery features both Modern and Contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper and sculpture. 

Thomas Robertello Gallery 27 N. Morgan (60607) Tel 812-345-1886 Dir. Thomas Robertello Contemporary West Loop gallery featuring emerging and established artists. Please check website or CGN for full exhibition schedule.

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

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

The gallery also shows both established and emerging  contemporary artists. Please call the gallery for  exhibition information.

• Brian Dettmer: Sculpture

September 9-October 15: John Santoro, new paintings

(Altered Books) • Kathy Halper:  Friend Me, embroidery

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

Contemporary art in all media. Also well-known for folk and  outsider art. September 9-October 22: • Lorraine Peltz:  Dazzling and Bright, painting •  Doug Smithenry:  The Epiphany of Alexandra Walrus, painting •  Bill Harrison:  Outlaws and Patriots, drawing

We represent the estates of numerous mid-century American painters with an emphasis on Abstract Expressionism.  

October 22-December 3: • Gallery One:  Lisa Nankivil, new paintings • Gallery Two:  Bernard Williams, new sculpture Peter Mars, Diamond Marilyn, mixed media on canvas

Packer Schopf Gallery

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

November 5-December 29:

Please contact  us for current exhibition + event schedules.

December 1-4: Participating in Pulse Miami Art Fair


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. For additional information regarding the show schedule, please contact the gallery. September 9-October 15: Saul Becker, solo exhibition October 22-December 10: David Lefkowitz, solo exhibition MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Th!nkArt 670 W. Hubbard, 1st Fl. (60654) Tel 312-563-9500 x 302 Tu-Sa 11-5 International art gallery + policy salon working with established + emerging contemporary artists in a public space in the West Loop.  Th!nkArt is a fusion of art + politics + serves as a portal to the world of ideas + social change by engaging collectors + artists in a dialogue through paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, film, theatre, dance, music + poetry.  September-October: Alternative Reality:  John Miller + Adam Clement October-November: Arica Hilton:  The Meaning of Wealth November-December: Tight and Loose:  Four emerging artists demonstrate the descriptive concept of tight + loose through the juxtaposition of style. December-January, 2012: A selection of works on paper; artists TBA 30

Walsh Gallery

Linda Warren Gallery

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

1052 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-432-9500 Tu-Sa 11-5 Dir. Linda Warren

Contemporary Asian art. September 9: Opening reception during opening of fall gallery season. Please contact gallery or visit website for details and exhibition information.

Emerging and mid-career  contemporary artists in all media. September 9-October 22: •  Ed Valentine  • Project Space: Tom Van Eynde October 28-December 3: • Emmett Kerrigan •  Project Space: Lora Fosberg December 9-January 21, 2012: • Alex O’Neal • Project Space: Nicole Gordon MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Ed Valentine, Untitled Portrait with Six Stripes and Three Drips, 2009, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

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West Loop / Side + Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen Tony Wight Gallery

Woman Made Gallery

845 W. Washington, 2nd Fl. (60607) Tel 312-492-7261 Dirs. Tony Wight, and John Henderson

685 N. Milwaukee (60642) Tel 312-738-0400 W-F 12-7; Sa-Su 12-4 Woman-Made-Gallery/121967861183071

Please contact us or visit our  website for exhibition information and schedule.

Artwork in all media shown in group and solo exhibitions.

America’s Biggest Monthly Urban Antiques Market

September 9-October 27: • Group exhibition: The Project;  Juror Mary King • Solo Exhibition: Mary King: War Stories November 4-December 22: • Group Exhibition: Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century; Juror Ingrid Fassbender • Group Exhibition: Artisan Gallery,  fine arts + crafts by women

REMAINING 2011 DATES • August 27-28 • September 24-25 • October 22-23 (Indoors) • November 19-20 (Indoors)

Mary King,  He Cried the Whole Way Back,  watercolor, pencil on yupo, 16” x 11”

Thousands of art treasures in all media

Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen + Pilsen East South of the city center are several expanding gallery + artist communities.  Many  galleries and spaces are found in Pilsen East in in the Chicago Arts District, near South Halsted + 18th Streets, where monthly 2nd Fridays happen.  Galleries are also located  in Pilsen at Lacuna Artist Lofts, + along 18th St. Other creative neighborhoods include the South Loop + Bronzeville.  The Zhou B Art Center, in Bridgeport west of US Cellular Field, houses dozens of spaces + hosts monthly 3rd Fridays 7-10pm. 

2ND FLR Gallery 903 W. 19th, 2nd Fl. (60608) Tel 312-208-0367 By appt. Sa 1-4 Arno Mayorga show/14632-2nd-flr-gallery Please visit gallery website for exhibition schedule. September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night. Openings every 2nd Friday 6-10 

Anya Davidson, Cover of Consciousness 3, Two Hyde Park museums affiliated  Volume 1, 2009, Screen print, part of the  Hyde Park Art Center’s Blaque Lyte. with the University of Chicago are the David + Alfred Smart Museum of Art, and the Renaissance Society.  The Hyde Park Art Center is just blocks away on South Cornell. 

Ongoing Events Taking Place: • Chicago Arts District’s 2nd Fridays, 6-10pm. • Zhou B Art Center’s 3rd Fridays Gallery Night, 7-10pm. 31

4Art Inc. Gallery Zhou B. Art Center 1029 W. 35th, 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. September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16: Visit the Zhou B Art Center + Bridgeport Art Walk for 3rd Fridays. Held monthly, 7-10pm.

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Bridgeport, Hyde Park, Pilsen + Pilsen East Bridge Gallery of Contemporary Art + Adornments 2202 S. Halsted (60608) Tel 312-788-8075 M-F 9-5; Sa by appt;  2nd Fridays: 9am-10pm Gustav Reyes Bridge Gallery is a portal where creator + viewer are able to experience a raw exchange of energy. We select artists who are authentic - whose contemporary work

expresses honesty to material + to life. We want our guests to enter into a visual adventure that stimulates the mind + soul. September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night,  6-10pm. November 4: Celebration of Contemporary Studio Jewelry, from 6-10pm.

Chicago Arts District 1945 S. Halsted, Ste. 101 (60608) Tel 312-738-8000 x 108 2nd Fridays info booth at:  1821 S. Halsted One of Chicago’s most vibrant and well-established creative  communities, the Chicago Arts District hosts monthly 2nd Fridays Gallery Nights.  Don’t miss the action at South Halsted and 18th Streets, as  30 independent galleries and artist-run creative spaces open new shows the 2nd Friday of  each month. 

The Chicago Arts District also  coordinates the annual Pilsen East Artist’s Open House in the fall, as well as other special programs throughout the year.  Please visit for information on events, news, exhibition space rental, creative residential and retail space; find out how you can become part of the Chicago Arts District. September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9: 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night:  30+ galleries/creative spaces,  open 6-10pm. September 30-October 2: 41st Annual Pilsen East Artists Open House.  Friday 6-10pm; Sa + Su 12-7pm

Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) 5020 S. Cornell (60615) 773-324-5520 thru September 24: Barlow Nelson: Pushing Ink thru October 1: General Economy Exquisite Exchange (G.E.E.E.) thru October 9: Aron Gent: Not Quite As Good Because of You thru October 16: Mouthing (The Sentient Limb) September 25-January 8, 2012: No Place Like Home October 2-January 9, 2012: Blaque Lyte October 16-January 29, 2012: Christine Mitchell December 11-March 27, 2012: Bibiana Suárez: Memoria (Memory)

Eric Silva, Honoring the Ancient Show display, June 10, 2011.

Liz Long Gallery Lacuna Artist Lofts + Studios at URBAN ART RETREAT

2150 S. Canalport (5A-2) (60608)  773-609-LOFT (5638) Unique, Inspiring & CommunityOriented Work Studios for Artists of All Mediums. September 3: All-White Labor Day "Day-Time" Party - Saturday, 3-9pm on Lacuna's 6,000 sq. ft. rooftop deck. Hosted by Lacuna + Nikki Burnett Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8: 2nd Thursdays Open Studios: PRETTY IN PILSEN - designers, vendors, stylists, distributors + retailers.

1957 S. Spaulding (60623) @ 21st St. Kedzie El stop on the CTA Pink Line Tel 773-542-9126 Sa 11-4; or call for appt. Twitter @urbanartretreat  Non-profit art gallery featuring under-represented artists. Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and fall schedule.

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

Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9: 2nd Fridays - artists of all  mediums, + open studios.

September 10-October 6: Walter A. Fydryck:  Provocative Attitudes

Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26, Dec 31: Building-wide Sample Sale:  Over 20 Designers, Distributors, Vendors and Retail Locations 

October 14-November 5: Made in Pilsen VI: Grand opening reception on Fri, Oct. 14 from 5-10pm for Pilsen Open Studios, featuring mixed media from 25 artists from immediate area

October 14: • Lacuna Presents: Collaborative Connection.  Chicago Artists Month ALL-Building Open Studios Event. 3pm-midnight.  150+ participants. Roofdeck, live music, DJs, refreshments + snacks. • Hebru Brantley, new work. Studio 4A-9.

November 12-January 12, 2012: Carlos Barberena: Recent Prints

The Renaissance Society University of Chicago  5811 S. Ellis, Cobb Hall Room 418 (60637) Tel 773-702-8670 Tu-F 10-5; Sa+Su 12-5; Closed Mondays Admission is always free. September 10: Trompe l’Oeil

The David + Alfred Smart Museum University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood (60637) Tel 773-702-0200 Tu, W, F 10-4; Th 10-8;  Sa+Su 11-5

Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th (60609) Tel 773-523-0200 M-F 10-5; Sa 12-5 The Center, housed in 87,000 square feet in Bridgeport, offers many spaces for private events of any size. Please contact Donna Bliss ( or visit our website for details and options. September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16: Visit the Zhou B Art Center + attend the Bridgeport Art Walk for 3rd Fridays, held each month from 7-10pm. 

thru December 11: Process and Artistry in the Soviet Vanguard September 29-January 22, 2012: Vision and Communism

The Zhou B Café


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Sleeping with the Artist

Fall event series kicks off September 9, 2011 5:30-8pm with raffle at 7pm Open to the public View work from emerging local artists Jamie Lynn Henderson, Veronica Bruce and Deanna Krueger in partnership with Chicago’s Revolving Collections Gallery New installation celebrates Palomar’s Art in Motion theme and River North setting

Hotel gallery located on floors 14, 15, 16 505 North State Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.755.9703 for details + additional events

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit The Art of Janet McKenzie AUGUST 20–OCTOBER 23 Organized by the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

820 N. Michigan Ave. Free Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Visit

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Downtown: Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop Over 20 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent Mile,” from Oak Street to the Chicago River, and south near by Millennium Park. Galleries occupy dynamic ground floor spaces steps from Michigan Avenue, as well as in some of Chicago’s most famous skyscrapers.   The area includes many of the nation’s finest museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Spertus Museum, Museum  of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), as well as top art schools: the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and Columbia College. Nearby, Navy Pier hosts major art fairs in its soaring Festival Hall, where SOFA takes place each November, and in September 2012  exposition Chicago arrives. • Ongoing: MCA First Fridays, 6–10pm  (visit site for ticket info)

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 website for more details.

© The Joseph + Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Joseph Cornell, Sequestered Bower, c. 1950. Private collection, Chicago.   From Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection thru October 16 at the MCA

September 16-November 5: Objects / Objectivity: Ellen Lanyon and Philip Pearlstein

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 September 4: Movie Mojo:  Hand-Painted Posters from Ghana thru September 7: John Behnke: Golden Country, paintings thru September 25: Driven, new trucks by  John Himmelfarb thru October 2: • Michael Dinges:  Artifacts from the Recent Present; • Steve Reber: Sculptures October: Chicago Artists Month - many shows, tours, lectures, studio  visits and more take place as  part of this month-long, city-wide celebration of the Chicago Artist. Visit for an event schedule and details.


Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters • Fine Art 102 E. Oak (60611) Tel 312-664-6767 M-Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Dir. Russell Colletti Colletti Gallery features a world class collection of antique posters

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

selection of the original prints  and posters of Henri de  Toulouse-Lautrec.   Also featured are turn of the  century ceramics by Amphora, Massier, and Zsolnay in addition to Art Nouveau and Art Deco furnishings.

Elephant Room, Inc. 704 S. Wabash (60605) Tel 708-369-4742 W, F, Sa 12-6; M, T, Th by appt. Please visit website for exhibition information.

Ferrari Studios 412 S. Wells, 3rd Fl. *The studio is moving. Please contact for up-to-date details. Tel 312-922-2993 Contact:  Virginio Ferrari, sculptor;  Marco Ferrari, video artist. also: Ferrari Studios – Verona Al Magro Via Bellavista n.80  Custoza (37060) VR, Italy Tel 39/045/859.9008 Fax 39/045/51.67.21

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

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


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Richard Gray Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2503 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-642-8877 M-F 10-5:30; Sa by appt. Founded in 1963, Richard Gray Gallery is one of the leading  dealers in modern and contemporary American and European art, with locations in Chicago and New York.  

Hildt Galleries 617 N. State (60654)  Tel 312-255-0005  Hildt Galleries showcases fine original 19th and 20th C. British, European and American oil  paintings and watercolors.   Artists include:  Montague Dawson,  Bernard Pothast and  Evert Pieters.

R.S. Johnson Fine Art 645 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-943-1661 M-Sa 9-5:30 Established in 1955,  R.S. Johnson Fine Art specializes in museum quality works of art ranging from Old Master works on paper to 19th and 20th Century paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.  

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

Fine American + European  paintings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, particularly artists of the Regional Impressionists (1890-1930.)   Please contact for exhibition details and also see our Suburban listing on p. 39 for events in our Winnetka Gallery. September-December: New Acquisitions for the Collector

Our clients include more than  50 museums worldwide.

The gallery offers exceptional works by masters such as Picasso, Matisse and Miró and also represents some of the most exciting artists working today, including Jaume Plensa, David Hockney, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz.  Please contact gallery for up to date exhibition information.

Featured artists:  Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Degas, Cassatt, Guillaumin, Raoul Dufy, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Gleizes, Villon, Masson,  De Chirico and Picasso.



George Ames Aldrich (1872-1941), Along the Argues River, Normandy, ca 1910, 30” x 36”


KM Fine Arts 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2515 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-255-1202 Please read about the gallery in this issue’s On The Cover section, on page 5.

Loyola University Museum of Art Modern, Post War, and Contemporary works in all media by Master, mid-career, and emerging artists: Botero,  Chagall, Chamberlain, Dine, Frankenthaler, Golkar, Gottlieb, Haring, Hofmann, Indiana, Kahn, Kapoor, Marin, Mehretu, Motherwell, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Scharf, Steichen, Tamayo, Warhol. thru Sept 30: A Summer of American Masters with Robert Indiana October 5-December 23: Eyes Wide Shut November 3-6: Participating in SOFA Chicago 2011 at Navy Pier. November 5: Special reception  during SOFA, 6-9pm. Free trolleys from Navy Pier to the gallery.

820 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-915-7600 thru October 20: Inscribing the Divine: The Saint John's Bible: Contemporary calligrapher + illuminator Donald Jackson elaborately writes the Bible by hand with a modernist aesthetic. 13  bifolia will be exhibted at LUMA before the Bible becomes a liturgical object at Saint John's Abbey. thru October 30: Holiness and the Feminine Spirit The Art of Janet McKenzie. Artist Janet McKenzie has committed her life's work to creating paintings that celebrate all people, particularly people of color and women. In 1999 her painting,  Jesus of the People, won the National Catholic Reporter's competition for a new image of Jesus. Her work challenged the dominant iconic imagery of the Holy Family and the Saints as being of European descent. 14 paintings by McKenzie will  be included in the exhibition, organized by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.

Top: Fernando Botero, The Whore House, 2009   Bottom: Pablo Picasso, Grey Face, 1953

November 1-3: LUMA Art Sale


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) *Note new location Tel 312-461-9277 Tu-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. 

We’re now one block west of the Art Institute + our previous home.

Located in the historic Wrigley Building, the gallery specializes  in rare antique natural history art and limited-edition fine art prints, with particular emphasis on the works of John James Audubon. 

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, and travel (airline, railroad, steamship.)

The gallery also is home to a wide variety of works by other notable natural history artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté,  John Gould and Basilius Besler.   In addition to being an incredible art resource, the gallery provides custom archival framing and nationally recognized conservation and restoration services for works of art on paper, paintings on canvas and photographic materials.  The facility services museums, collectors and dealers throughout the nation.

Particularly noteworthy are Chicago railroad posters of the 1920s and World’s Fairs; The Columbian Exposition of 1893 + the Century of Progress 1933-34. Though we closed our familiar gift gallery on Michigan Ave., we continue to carry Chicago related posters, Giclées and gifts in our new location and on our website. Over 40 years of experience  providing poster conservation, restoration + framing services. MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE POSTER DEALERS ASSN, INC.

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Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop President’s Gallery, Harold

Washington College

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. Please contact gallery or visit our website for exhibition details and more information. thru September 30: Gabriel Villa October 6-December 16: Maria Calderon and  Paul A. Smith.

L.H. Selman Gallery and Auction House 410 S. Michigan, #207 (60605) The Fine Arts Building Tel 800-538-0766 M-F 9-5; Sa+Su by appt. only As a gallery + auction house, we have the largest display of glass paperweights found anywhere in the world.  Recognized worldwide for our expertise + delight in helping both novice + experienced collectors. We actively seek to buy, or take on consignment, individual paperweights or complete  collections.

State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University (RMU) 401 S. State (60605) Tel 312-935-4088 M-Th 10-6, F 10-5 Gallery Coordinator:  Xhengis Aliu The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University is an outlet for art education and  cultural enrichment. It exists to maintain and promote exposure to the fine arts for the University’s students, employees and extended RMU community.

October 3-November 27: Sam Rosenthal:  The unique style and sensibility in the artist’s paintings are reflective of who he is and offer vignettes from here and now, capturing the moment in a vital, timeless way. November 28-January 29, 2012:

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

875 N. Michigan (60611) (*thru Sept. only) Tel 312-642-1700 By appt. hpool@galleriesmaurice susan@galleriesmaurice

• Jeff Williams: Paintings with a 

touch of vintage style presented  through the artist’s mix of colors. • Didier Nolet: The artist’s  romantic landscapes reflect his  realities, an amalgam of vistas of  his native France, the American  Southwest and the Midwest.

October 10-24: 49th Glass Paperweight Auction: Featuring over 380 antique +  contemporary glass paperweights. Auction begins Oct. 10, with last day for bids on Oct. 24. Please call Alexis at 312-583-1177 to order your full color auction  catalog + price guide.

Andrew Byers,  New Zealand

Galleries Maurice Sternberg

*As of October 1, we are moving to 3000 N. Sheridan (60657) A fine art dealer in Chicago  since 1945, the galleries offer “Sternberg Traditional,”  19th / early 20th Century  American and European  paintings, and “Sternberg Contemporary,” which features the work of a distinguished list  of contemporary artists from around the world. Please contact the gallery for exhibition schedule.

Sam Rosenthal, Sunset at Wacker and Wells, oil on canvas, 64” x 126”

Alibi Fine Art 1966 W. Montrose (60613) Tel 773-454-1512 F 6-8, Sa+Su 11-6, and by appt. Adam Holtzman + Lucas Zenk 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. Visit website for exhibition details.

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 This warm and inviting Lakeview gallery is packed full of originals, Giclée prints and fine art cards of Chicago and the world.  Thirtyone years of expert framing makes this shop a most popular one for all your framing needs. Please also view our Framing  listing in CGN’s Art Services  section on p. 45. Painting classes are offered at our gallery for all levels in oil, pastel and watercolor.

Events in the Area:

October 21: ArtView in Lakeview Trolley Tour: From 5-10pm, view new paintings while enjoying food from local restaurants, then hop the trolley to view and dine at the next gallery on the map! See p. 9 for details.

• October 1+2: 10th Annual Ravenswood  ArtWalk, Saturday and Sunday.  • October 21: ArtView in Lakeview, 5-10pm • Ongoing: Monthly 1st Fridays at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 6-10pm 


Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 4642 N. Western (60625) Tel 773-293-2070 F, Sa 12-5, and 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 presses.   Artists Incude:  Hiroshi Ariyama, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, John Himmelfarb, Amos Kennedy, Kim Laurel, Ray Maseman, Dennis O’Malley, Artemio Rodriguez, Scott Westgard + others. October 1-29: Ink In The City:  Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) Oct. 15: Open house + demos from 12-5pm. Reception from 5-8pm December 3-January 28, 2012: 22nd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale Dec. 3+4: Open house + reception: Sa-Su, 11-7.  Check website for extended holiday hours.

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North Side + Bucktown + Wicker Park DePaul Art Museum

Avram Eisen Gallery Fine Art +

Firecat Projects

Custom Framing 935 W. Fullerton (60614) 773-325-7506 M-Th 11-5; F 11-7; Sa+Su 12-5 Dir. Louise Lincoln

5202 N. Damen (60625) Tel 773-271-3008 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 12-5; Su 12-4 Dir. Avram Eisen

University museum with  wide-ranging and thought-provoking contemporary and  historical exhibitions; focus on Chicago region. 

Fine art + custom framing.

2124 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-342-5381 Dir. Stan Klein Opening receptions take place on the first night of each exhibition, from 7-9pm. September 16-October 22: Ellen Greene     

September 16-March 4, 2012: Re: Chicago – Inaugural Exhibition  September 17: opening reception 2-5pm. Panel discussion:  10am-noon.

October 28-November 26: Nick Bubash, Don Ed Hardy, Tom DeVita     December 2-24: Tony Fitzpatrick, New Etchings, Nickel History; The Nation of Heat

Tony Fitzpatrick, Asshopper, etching, 2010

Jackson Junge Gallery 1389 N. Milwaukee (60622) Tel 773-227-7900 Tu-Sa 11-8; Su 12-5 Features the work of  Laura Lee Junge and other  contemporary Chicago artists.   Paintings, sculpture and  photography.  Original art,  limited edition reproductions,  and Giclées.   Custom framing on-site. September 16-October 30: EGO ALTERED:  New works by M. Jackson  and Laura Lee Junge October 7-30: ELEMENT FLUX: Group exhibit, in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month. November 4-January 8, 2012: ANGELS: Group exhibit

The Leigh Gallery 3306 N. Halsted (60657) Tel 773-472-1865 W-M 11-6 Jean Leigh Find us on Facebook + Twitter. Representing over 80 artists.   The majority are local Chicago artists.  Offering a diverse +  innovative selection of original artwork in all media.   Oil, acrylic, watercolor, etching, pastel, sculpture, glass, jewelry, pottery, wood, marquetry, photography, encaustic + much more. Gift certificates available. Featuring David Mayhew, Darren Jones, Armando Pedrosa, Mel Thompson, Michael McKee, Robert Koch, Roger Heide, Thom Bierdz, Joey Wozniak, Grace Cole, Jimmy Newton, Ann Powell, Sharon Stelter, DonEllen Glass Design, Barbara Pihos, Jean Leigh, and many more. October 21: ArtView in Lakeview Art Trolley Tour, 5-10pm. See p. 9 for details

Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) Tel 773-769-4226 M-Th 10-7:30; F-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5 Session Dates: Fall classes begin the weeks of September 12 and October 17. Winter interim classes begin November 21. Winter classes begin January 9, 2012. Lillstreet Open Houses: Free workshops + demonstrations on the following dates for all ages from 12-5pm: • October 1 (10th Anniversary Ravenswood ArtWalk) • December 3 thru September 18: Surface Design: Lillstreet Invitational; Juror: Matt Metz October 10-16: Member Show + Sale:  Featuring Tara Wilson October 21-November 13: Minnesota Artists: Featuring Alison Reintjes;  Curated by Marshall Browne November 18-January 2, 2012: 36th Annual Holiday Show December 2: Holiday Party: 6-10pm December 10: Family Winter Party: 1-5pm 37

Thomas Masters Gallery 245 W. North Ave. (60610) Tel 312-440-2322 W-F 12-6; Sa 11-6; Su 12-5

Nudge Gallery Location TBD. Please contact  us for details this fall. Tel 773-360-8372 Director Neeka Allsup

Contemporary artwork. Please contact gallery or check website for exhibition and  opening reception details. September: Jon Langford October: Tim Anderson November: Corey Postiglione December: Georges Mazilu MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Nudge is a fun, new take on  the idea of a gallery, featuring exciting monthly events.  Fine  artwork of all sizes and prices, from $1-$9,000.   Strange, beautiful, handcrafted items and classic toys.   Specializing in group shows,  pop-surrealism, fine oil paintings, and cast bronze objects. September 23-October 10: Autumn Acid Trip October 14-31: The Real Halloween Show November 18-December 30: An Extravagant Christmas

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North Side + Bucktown + Wicker Park Pagoda Red

Platt Fine Art

Rotofugi Gallery

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

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

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

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

See also our suburban listing on p. 40 for our Winnetka location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions and special events.

October 14-Novemer 30: Armin Landeck (1905-1984): Master Printmaker Upcoming art fairs: October 20-23: Antiques + Modernism, Winnetka November 4-6: Lighthouse Way Fine Print + Drawing Fair, New York, NY MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION (IFPDA);  CONFEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES NEGOCIANTS EN OEUVRES D’ART (CINOA);  ANTIQUES COUNCIL

2780 N. Lincoln (60614) Tel 773-868-3308 11-7 daily Dir. Kirby Kerr Curator David van Alphen Rotofugi Gallery is focused on showing quality work by both established and emerging artists in the fields of modern pop, illustration art and character design.   As a partner/adjunct to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store, we often show artists well-known in the designer toy community, but do not limit ourselves to just designer toy creators.   Please join our gallery  preview email list at: for first opportunities to purchase pieces from most exhibits.

Rebecca Zemans Sculptural Designs in Jewelry

September 10-October 2: Toy Karma 3: Group Exhibition curated by Mark Nagata, featuring handpainted toys and original art inspired by Japanese toys. October 8+9: Quick and Painful: Tattoo flash exhibit, curated by Nichole East.

Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood, #304-C (60640) Tel 312-636-5557 Open by appt, and 6-9pm on  First Fridays each month. Dir. Rebecca Zemans Sculptural designs in jewelry.

October 14-November 6: Daniel Danger:  Acrylic paintings and serigraphs November 11-December 4: Acrylic paintings by Jeremiah Ketner + Shannon Bonatakis December 9-January 8: The Rising Tide, Part 2: Group exhibit curated by LilJAPAN

Armin Landeck (19051984), Manhattan Vista,  drypoint, 1934

Suburbs + Beyond Chicago Our vibrant art scene extends beyond the city in suburban art centers and in multiple university galleries and spaces. Short trips offer chances to explore the Western Suburbs as well as the North Shore.  Northwestern + Evanston are just 5 miles from downtown. Visit Oak Park to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home + Studio, or see Wright’s Robie House in Woodlawn. Art destinations exist in all directions, including neighboring Indiana, Michigan + Wisconsin.   Directional Key to Suburban Galleries:

Gallery 218 (Milwaukee, WI)

The Art Center Mary + Leigh Block Museum (Highland Park) of Art (Evanston)

In the Marshall Building 207 E. Buffalo St. Ste. 218, 2nd Fl Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-643-1732 Th, Sa 12-5; F 2-7; and by appt. Open some Sundays thru Oct. 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. 

• The

Receptions 8 times per year on quarterly gallery nights, and Marshall Building Open House events.  

September 30-October 31: Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health + Disease. A juried exhibition celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Schedule of exhibitions on  website.

Classes + workshops in the visual arts, gallery exhibitions + special events + performances. thru September 24: Figure, Approximately: Susan Block + Nancy Dellman • Explorations: New Works by New Artists: a juried exhibition 

November 4-December 17: • Little City Foundation at the Art Center

North/Northwest • South/Southwest • West • Out of State (Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin) • 

• 12

x 12: works in 12x12 format

Caren Helene Rudman, Reflecting,  mixed media  on canvas,  16” x 20”


Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston (60208) Tel 847-491-4000 Tu, Sa + Su 10-5; W, Th, F 10-8 www.blockmuseum. The Block Museum is dedicated to the growth and preservation  of its collection, and to the study  and exhibition of reproducible  art forms - including prints,  photographs, film, video, and computer-mediated art - and  to their capacity to reach and transform society. September 20-December 4: Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons September 23-December 11: Tango with Cows: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-17

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College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery

Deer Path Art League

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

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

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

Bimonthly thematic exhibits representing varied media by local, emerging + national artists; also classes, workshops + outreach art programming through our Young Artist Enrichment Program.


thru September 25: Thrown Altered: An Invitational: Ceramic works by 14 nationally known artists who have transcended the traditional process + have created powerful visual statements with clay. September 30-November 6: Recent Works: A Juried Competition: 31st annual competition. All fine art media. Open to all artists who reside or work in Lake County. November 11-December 11: Surface Tension: A Group Collage Exhibit: 6 Chicago area artists explore different applications of collage. Featuring: Barbara Aubin, Kathryn Kucera, Joseph Clayton Mills, Jackie Moses, Alice Shaddle, and Doug Stapleton.

Evanston Art Center 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 September 11-November 6: Dimensional Lines: Art + Dress: Curated by Gillion Carrara + Fraser Taylor. Participating artists: Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, Conrad Hamather, Anke Loh, Beata Kania, Kristin Mariani, Katrin Schnabl, Kristina Sparks, + Fraser Taylor. Contributing writers: Alex Aubry, Stuart Dybek + Margaret Hawkins; set designer Mary Griswold; lighting artist Geoffrey Bushor. November 18-December 18: 2011 Winter Arts and Crafts Expo: Preview Party: November 18,  6-9pm, tickets $35.

(Lake Forest)

September 4+5: 57th Annual Art Fair on the Square thru September 12: Deer Path Art League Faculty / Member Show September 16-October 28: Art is...Abstract November 4-December 30: Art is...Celebration!

Deer Path Art League,  photo by Shirley Antes

InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, Art Museo

Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM)

150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-834-0202 Tu, Th, F, Sa 10-5; W 10-8 Committed to the exhibition of contemporary art from mid-century modern through the 21st century, EAM presents work of emerging and mid-career artists. Public programs include guest lectures, art classes and workshops; the Museum is only fifteen miles west of Chicago and within easy walking distance to the Metra West Elmhurst stop.

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery Elmhurst Art Museum Building 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-279-1009 Tu, W, Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 Featuring contemporary artworks by established + emerging local + invited artists in all media + styles. thru September 16: Selections from the EAG Permanent Collection, Board Members + Volunteers.

September 20-October 21: Mainstreet Art Center: Showcasing Instructors’ Fine Art Works. Opening reception October 7. October 25-December 9: Invitational Show “Chicago Images” Featuring: Nancy King Mertz, Bruce Cascia, Kathleen Eaten, Janice Elkins + Mary Phelan. Opening reception November 4. December 13-January 13, 2012: Winter Members Show. Opening reception December 16.

September 16-December 30: • Matt Woodward:  Tremendous Alone • Glenn Wexler: Stillness in Motion • Firat Erdim: The Arbor

Matt Woodward, Untitled (17th) Installation View, 2010, graphite on paper.

Kamp Gallery (Winnetka)

Bruce Cascia, Demon Dogs

Krasl Art Center

(St. Joseph, MI)

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (Michigan City, IN)

5300 N. River Rd. Rosemont (60018) Tel 847-544-5300 Patrick Cook

563 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-441-7999 M-Sa 10-5:30

707 Lake Blvd. St. Joseph, MI (49085) Tel 269-983-0271 M-W, F, Sa 10-4; Th 10-9; Su 1-4 Executive Dir. Julia Gourley

101 W. 2nd St. Michigan City, IN (46360) Tel 219-874-4900 Tu-F 10-5; Sa, Su 11-4 CST

Offering a unique cultural experience that sets us apart from anything in the hospitality industry. Our ‘Art Museo’ showcases the hotel’s embrace of the arts - sculpture, canvas, architecture, photography, music + culinary - fueling its guests’ passion for experiencing culture.  

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

Opening receptions held first  day of exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm; The public is welcome.

Presenting a full exhibition  schedule in five galleries, an  outdoor art collection, a gallery shop, classes, and after-hours events.

September-December: The New Fauves

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the artistic ambiance + encouraged to roam the hotel to admire original works - most available for sale. Complimentary gallery tours are available on request.  

September 16-October 30: •  Main Galleries:  Posters, Fans + Songbooks: 19th Century Prints by  Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries. Selections from the Robert L. Hoskins and Erwin A. Raible Collection of Fin de Siècle French Prints.  A Gift to Grand Valley State University from Elaine Rutowski Shay • In the artlab: Jodie

Hardy.  Artist talk on Thursday,  Sept. 15, 7pm

Visit our website or online listing for exhibition details + events.

thru October 2 Text Messages: Featuring: Jean Bevier, Jennifer Boe, Karin Vance Chickadel, Lora Fosberg, Amanda Katz, Michael Bill Smith, and Charles Wickler  October 7-December 18: Larry Chait: Motion and Memory: A journey home is captured through the filter of time and  distance in this exhibition of evocative photography.

November 18-January 7, 2012: •  Main Galleries: Flow • In the artlab: Jennifer

Rogers. Artist talk on Thursday,  Nov. 17, 7pm

Featured in Dimensional Lines exhibition

David Pickett, Interior with Sofa and Chair, 2010, 30” x 40”


October 7-December 18: Jözef Sumichrast: String Theory: Art and physics meet in these multi-dimensional works that seek to expand our understanding of matter/energy and its relationship to space/time.

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Suburbs + Beyond 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 First Fridays: Tours, art, music, food + cash bar from 5-7:30pm.  Free; donations appreciated. Note: no 1st Fridays Sept 2 + Dec 2. thru September 29: Dole: Selected work from  The Portrait in Print Collection,  limited edition prints on loan from Friends of McHenry County College Foundation. September 1-29: Sage, Lobby + Hallway:  Creative Artistry student exhibit Opening September 14, 5:30pm September 24: Celebration of the Arts Event: Cocktails, dinner + entertainment featuring opera, jazz + violin. Tickets available on our website.

October 22-23: Death at the Dole Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. November 1-22: (1st Friday Nov. 4) Pigment group  • Dole: Lynn Miller; pastels + watercolors: • Hallway: Diane Morino + Linda Berk, paintings in oil. • Sage: Reflections,

December 1-23: • Sage: Students of Thomas

Trausch: Impressions in Light + Color. • Dole: Side by Side by  Thomas Trausch + his wife • Hallway + Lobby: Works of Lakeside Resident Partner Artists December 2: Christmas at the Dole: Vignette performances + cocktail reception.

Susan Dysinger, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie


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

Zebadiah Arrington

Pagoda Red



Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., West End Northern Illinois University DeKalb (60115) Tel 815-753-1936 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 12-4;  *Closed December 17-January 9, 2012 Group tours by appt. Dir. Jo Burke Balancing contemporary with traditional art to examine visual culture. Fall exhibitions celebrate wit, social commentary, process + technique  in variously scaled contemporary sculpture.  Winter exhibitions showcase faculty, collection,  + critique. 

thru October 29: • In the House: Sculpture for the Home • In the Studio and In the Garden: John Balsley Sculpture and Collage • On the Body and In the Hand

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

November 29-December 16: Helen Merritt: A Private Haiku, ceramic work.

Rare and unusual Chinese finds and a Chinese scholars’ garden not to be missed. 

November 29-February 25, 2012: NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial

See also our Northside listing  on p. 38 for our Bucktown  location. 

November 29-March 10, 2012: The New Art Examiner, Chicago’s Independent Voice of the Visual Arts, 1973-2002

Visit our website for information about exhibitions and special events.

Michael Gross, Lucky Where You Are, ceramic sculpture, 27” x 10” x 6”  Courtesy of Tory Folliard Gallery

Winnetka Storefront

September 8: Sculpture Suite, reception 4:30-6pm

October 3-28: (1st Friday Oct. 7) Sage + Lobby: Artful Interpretations: The Woodstock Group: October 14-16: Fall Fest:  Music, Food + Beverages Oct. 16: Run + Roll for the Dole:  2 mile run/walk, 20K bike.

Perutz Projects

Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum

Margaret Wharton, Singles Game,  mixed media, 51” x 19” Courtesy of Jean Albano Gallery

Tall Grass Arts Association

ZIA | Gallery

(Park Forest)


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

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

548 Chestnut St. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-446-3970 M-Sa 10-5 Anne Hughes, Gallery Manager Find us on Facebook!

Josh Moulton, John Musgrove, Matt Schofield, John Vlahakis, Kathy Weaver, Carl Wilen + Beverly Zawitkoski.

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

September 17+18: The Park Forest Art Fair:  9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday.

ZIA | Gallery specializes in  contemporary American  photography, painting and works on paper.

Tall Grass Art School: Tel 708-283-1251

October 7-November 6: Permanent Collection

November 4-December 3: • Julie Meridian:  Still life photography through light and shadow; • Beverly Zawitkoski: Mood-scapes of mixed media painting

Representing Mary Burke, Clyde Butcher, Michael Cutlip, Rick Dula, Holly Farrell, Charles Gniech, Karina Hean, Anne Hughes, Bob Krist, Deanna Krueger, Roland Kulla, Maggie Meiners, Julie Meridian, 

Clyde Butcher

Claudia McCarthy, Chasing the Dawn, photography


September 9-October 29: Clyde Butcher:  Large-scale landscape photography

December 9-January 21, 2012: Three Painters:  Holly Farrell, John Musgrove and Matthew Schofield

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Suburbs + Beyond

Oak Park Arts District

Art Gecko, Ltd.

Harrison Street Galleries Oak Park is one of Chicago’s nearest suburbs - just a quick trip by car, or an easy ride on the El.  The suburb’s art history may have started with Frank Lloyd Wright, but it doesn’t end there.  Get to know the Harrison Street  galleries, area businesses, + restaurants, and stop in for monthly Third Fridays,  or for a lively holiday event.  Oak Park is a terrific destination for a weekend afternoon, an evening after work, or to show off to out of town visitors.   Visit for  information about the galleries along Harrison and other art happenings in the Oak Park Arts District.

21 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 708-358-1950 Lisa Nordstrom

Bright Olive Gallery 27 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 817-726-1223 Visit us on Facebook under ‘Bright Olive’.

Expressions Graphics 29 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 708-386-3552

Flavor City Studios 45 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 847-525-3485

Calypso Moon Studio 331-B Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Hours by luck or appt. • Sallie Wolf: 708-848-1385 • Jeanette Durand: 708-829-6382

Gallery Pink Elkins Studio 149 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 708-524-2231

Harrison Works 17 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 708-308-4602

Pamela Penney Textile Arts 130 Harrison St. Oak Park (60304) Tel 708-383-2602

Beyond Chicago: Museum shows in Indiana, Michigan + Wisconsin A day trip from Chicago or a short weekend break will take you to art centers beyond our borders.  Many interesting exhibitions take place this fall, so get on the road, get to know your midwestern neighbors, and broaden your cultural horizons. • The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City • Warriors, Beasts and Spirits: Early Chinese Art from the James Conley Collection Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) thru September 11 Field of Vision: Artists Explore Place Racine Art Museum (WI) thru October 2 Way of the Dragon: The Chinoiserie Style, 1710-1830 Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) thru November 6

Brian McCutcheon: Out of this World Indianapolis Museum of Art (IN) September 9-March 4, 2012

Chicago Imagists Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) Racine Art Museum (WI) September 11-January 15, 2012 October 21-February 5 Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms Frederik Meijer Gardens + Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids, MI) September 21-December 31

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection Indianapolis Museum of Art (IN) December 2-February 12, 2012 

Spotlight on Milwaukee:

Michael Peterson: Evolution/Revolution Racine Art Museum (WI) thru November 13 • Henry Diltz Rock 'n' Roll Photography: Woodstock and Friends • Damned: Sculpture by Ronald Gonzalez Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University (IN) thru November 18

Manet to Van Gogh: Impressionism on Paper Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) October 15-January 1

Ray Yoshida, Uncalculated Crossing, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 50”. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through funds from the Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.


Just 90 miles from Chicago, Milwaukee’s cultural calendar is full, and you’re invited to become acquainted with all there is to do north of the border. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, or the Historic Third Ward, the city’s art and fashion district.  There are more inspiring things to do this fall besides sample cheese and beer, and debate who has the better football team...

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

Appraisers........................................................................42 Auction Houses..........................................................42-43 Art Careers + Mentoring.................................................43 Conservation / Restoration..................................................44

Consultants / Private Dealers..........................................45 Counsel/Legal Services ..................................................45

• How to find a career in the art world • How to manage an existing collection  • How to sell art on the secondary market • How to evaluate and insure art  • How to properly package, transport,   frame or repair works in your collection • Where to tour the gallery districts and  when to visit the latest art exposition

Appraisers Native American and Tribal Art Evaluation

Don’t know what it is? Don’t know what it’s worth? Call Marianne Tribal art collectors, protect your valuable assets.  Good collection management requires clear knowledge of current values.  

At New World, we suggest updates in insurance appraisals every five years.  Ms. Huber has been active in following new discoveries in Tribal Art for over twenty years. In 1996 she became a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers, Chicago chapter.  New World also works closely  with the Appraisers’ Association of America, based in New York.

All of Ms. Hubers’ reports adhere to the 2010 edition of the Uniform Call Marianne Huber for expert Standards of Appraisal Practice of identification and evaluation of your the US Appraisal Foundation and pre-Columbian, Native American the code of ethics of the American Society of Appraisers. and other tribal art. Ms. Huber’s clear, accurate and carefully researched reports are fully accepted for any legal situation, including IRS appraisals. Appraisals are required to estimate current value for insurance, estate planning and settlement, possible resale, non-cash charitable donation, and division of assets.

Framing ......................................................................45-46 Imaging / Photography ..................................................47 Insurance ........................................................................47 Art Supplies ....................................................................48 Tours + Guides ................................................................48 Transportation / Crating / Preparators ..........................48

Auction Houses

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

Fairs + Expositions ........................................................45

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

Previews begin 2-4 days prior to each auction, are held in the West Loop gallery space, and are open to the public. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ gallery boasts 30,000 square feet featuring: a dedicated auction room, 3 spacious exhibition rooms, a drive-in receiving area, attractive executive offices and conference rooms and outstanding storage facilities. 

L.H. Selman Auction House 410 S. Michigan, Ste. 207 (60605) Tel 800-538-0766 M-F 9-5, Sa-Su by appt. L.H. Selman has been buying and selling glass paperweights for over 40 years and is the only auction house and gallery that specializes exclusively in fine glass paperweights. We have a substantial edge in understanding the current market trends and prices.

Complimentary parking is available L.H. Selman is the expert in all in the 8,000 sq. ft. lot across the facets of the paperweight sales street from the main entrance. process including insurance,  shipping, photography, marketing, The firm offers complimentary  restoration and appraisal.  We are The firm is known as a key player auction estimates for single items  recognized worldwide for our in the global auction market; its or entire groups of property and  expertise, and we delight in helping team of professionals delivers up to is committed to excellent client  novice and experienced collectors. forty sales a year and specializes in services. For more information on Modern and Contemporary art; selling or buying at auction and for We actively seek to buy, or take on Old Master; 19th and 20th Century information on upcoming auctions consignment, individual paperAmerican and European paintings, please call 312.280.1212. weights or complete collections. prints, drawings, and sculpture; fine furniture and decorative arts; Auction information for all  Asian works of art; fine jewelry and categories is available online at timepieces; vintage couture and  Please check accessories; and fine books and our website, as auction dates and manuscripts.  times are subject to change.

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Auction Houses 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, Senior Manager · Jennifer Leutner,  Administrator, Fine Arts · Cathy Busch, Associate Sotheby’s, the world’s oldest international auction house, began as a book auction house in London in 1744. Today there are 107 offices located in 41 countries, with principal salesrooms in New York + London.

Art Careers + Mentoring Klein Artist Works / Paul Klein

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

Auctions feature: English, American, Continental + Asian furniture, decorative items, paintings  + prints, drawings + sculptures, jewelry, rugs, silver, collectibles.

SUSANIN’S Auction is Chicago’s oldest + largest fine auction firm with more than $70 million worth of fine art, antiques + jewelry sold.

Public previews begin one week before an auction, M-F 10am-5pm; extended viewing until 7pm Thursday before auction. 

SUSANIN’S attracts international clients, from private collectors + homeowners to interior designers + dealers. Live + online auctions are held monthly at our 35,000 sq. ft. facility. 

SUSANIN’S is a full-service auction house offering every service from tax appraisals to cleanout.  We offer an Antiques Roadshow-style service twice monthly, providing free market-value appraisals to items or  photographs  of items, for  evaluation and/or consignment to auction.

Sotheby’s Chicago operates as an extension of New York with an experienced + dedicated staff of specialists ready to facilitate consigning + purchasing needs of Midwest clients. The Chicago office evaluates property in a wide range of fine + decorative arts, as well as jewelry, for sale at Sotheby’s international auction centers. Sotheby’s Chicago maintains a vigorous presence in the Midwest market through unique exhibitions, seasonal lectures, speJohn Marin, Seascape Fantasy Maine, sold for $588,000, Dec. 3, 2005 cial events + community projects. 43

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

Tel 312-545-6891 “Like a post-graduate bootcamp that delivers the knowledge, tools and connections necessary for a successful art career.”

Thomas + Associates, Inc. / 400 E. Randolph, Ste. 1524 Professional Building (60601) Tel 312-650-5566 Geri Thomas, President

With offices in Chicago and New York City, Thomas + Associates, Today’s artists must drive their Inc. is an innovative firm that own careers.  Klein Artist Works is offers staffing, consulting, and proa course that provides both one-on- fessional development workshops one counsel and group sessions to for museums, galleries and arts and introduce artists to powerful infor- culture businesses nationwide and mation and some of the world’s top internationally.  art professionals. Additionally, enrolled artists get free access to The company has recently the entire archive of recorded launched its career services division webinars given by previous to address the needs of arts and experts. culture professionals everywhere. The course demystifies how successful artists market their work, find gallery representation and win commissions, as well as reveal the wide array of opportunities that are available to artists, but are not widely known. Paul Klein, the creator of the course, leads dynamic sessions.  He is one of Chicago’s most influential art critics, with over 30 years of experience from having run his Chicago gallery, Klein Art Works.

For employment opportunities and to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, Art Career News, visit

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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. 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.

Broken Art Restoration, Inc.

The Conservation Center

1841 W. Chicago (60622) Tel 312-226-8200 or 815-472-3900 By appt.

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. 

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.

Broken Art Restoration was the featured restoration studio in Chicago magazine, October 2009.

730 N. Franklin, Ste. 701 (60654) Tel 312-944-5401 M-F 9-5 and by appt. Heather Becker, CEO As the largest private art  conservation laboratory in the nation, The Center has provided care for some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries,  corporations and private collectors over the past 26 years.

Michelle and William Marhoefer, M.F.A., along with their personally trained staff, have restored well over 20,000 art objects since 1980 for art and antique dealers, collectors, galleries, museums, and designers nationwide. 

With over twenty conservators  on staff, The Center has nine  areas of specialty and three service departments: paintings, murals, works of art on paper, photographs, rare books, textiles, sculpture, frames + gilded objects, antique + fine furniture, clocks, custom  framing, transportation +  installation, and disaster response.

Free estimates.

DPR is a member of  Conservation + Design International (CDI)

Examinations are offered at no charge.  Please call to schedule an appointment.

Conservation / Art Restoration Scott K. Kellar Bookbinding + Conservation 2650 W. Montrose (60618) Tel 773-478-2825

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

Full range of book and  paper conservation; archival  enclosures. Custom designed  portfolio cases for photographs, prints, matted work, etc. Die stamping available.

See our complete Michigan Ave. listing on page 35.

Poster Plus

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

Photography and x-ray imaging available.

Conservation services address cleaning and repair of damage caused by fire, water, mishandling, or the natural course of age of an artwork. 

Parma Conservation is a member of Conservation + Design, International (CDI).



30 E. Adams, Ste. 1150 (60603) *Note new location Tel 312-461-9277

On-site services include conservation of murals and architectural artVintage poster restoration,  work, consultation and assessParma is a full service conservation ments, disaster planning and disas- conservation.   laboratory that provides nationwide ter response. services for both private and public See our complete Michigan Ave. art collections. Director is a Professional Associate listing on page 35. of the American Institute for Over 25 years experience.  Conservation (AIC).

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


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

Ayres Steinmetz, Ltd. 213 W. Institute Pl. Ste. 310 (60610) Tel 312-810-2997 M-F 9-5 Ann Ayres Ayres Steinmetz is a consultation firm, established in 1990, that easily adapts to the art needs of many different kinds of projects. Its strength is in sorting through thousands of available possibilities, and presenting a small collection of appropriate pieces from which to choose. Expertise extends to the placement of artwork — new work as well as existing pieces. In addition, we have an excellent to-the-trade  (read: 25% discount) frameshop  for superb framing options,  reframing, refurbishing and  restoring as needed.

Chicago Art Source 1871 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-3100 M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5; and by appt. Lisa Boumstein Smalley 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. Chicago Art Source hires experienced consultants with art and design backgrounds, provides legendary client service and sources artwork from around the globe. 

Whether you have a single room  or an entire facility in need of  artwork, our consulting professionals are uniquely equipped to execute your project from concept to No project is too large or too small. completion. Their level of involvement is always tailored to suit each client’s needs. View select job portfolios at

Joy Horwich Tel 773-327-3366 Call for details. 

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

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

With 16 years of experience as the director + owner of Byron Roche Gallery in Chicago, Byron is now available as a private art dealer. 

See also listing for Joyus Jaunts under Art Tours on page 48.

Please visit the website for information on artists represented.

Isobel Neal Tel 312-664-8181 Fax 312-274-1969 By appt. Private art dealer and consultant.

Byron is able to work with clients as an art consultant, art advisor, curator + speaker.  His public speaking experience includes presentations to private + corporate organizations about starting or building an art collection.  He has been invited to speak to university art classes about career development in the arts, + to artists + artist groups about navigating the gallery world, as well as other artist issues.  He has served as a juror of visual arts for various organizations + museums + has advised arts  professionals on gallery startup + operation. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Counsel/Legal 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 + organizations in the arts, including the visual, literary + performing arts, + provides educational programs as well.  Since its inception in 1972, LCA has provided legal services + educational programming to tens of thousands of artists + 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, + expert in, the arts.

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NEXT Art Fair 2012

The Merchandise Mart 12th Fl. (60654)

The Merchandise Mart 8th Fl. (60654)

The International Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art.

The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art.

April 27-29, 2012 Opening Preview: April 26

exposition Chicago 2012 Navy Pier, Festival Hall 600 E. Grand (60611) Leading International Contemporary, Modern and Design Galleries. September 20-23, 2012

Merchandise Mart Antiques Fair 2012 The Merchandise Mart 8th Fl. (60654) www.merchandisemartantiques. com/spring/ April 27-30, 2012

April 27-29, 2012 Opening Preview: April 26

Randolph Street Market Festival 2011 1350 Block of W. Randolph Tel 312-666-1200 Visit website for fall 2011 dates and hours. Also see page 31. Art, fashion, vintage treasures, food, live music, and more.

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Questions from the CGN Office Question: I am moving to a new home. Any tips on reframing or reinstalling my artwork?

*Note location: from Chicago Ave., we are two blocks west of Halsted Answer: Moving or renovating is a (turn north under the viaduct onto great time to assess your artwork. N. Lessing) A good framer can help you update your framing and help your frames match your taste as well as complement the art. Question: I own art I might like to sell. How do I sell a work on the secondary market? Answer:  We recommend you contact an auction house for a complimentary estimate and to discuss if they can help you sell the piece at auction. Before contacting them, gather as much information as you can - where it was purchased, how you acquired it, who the artist is, etc.  Have digital images available, and be prepared to fill out documentation about the piece, even if you don’t know much. Auction listings are on p. 42. Sometimes galleries will take work on consignment if it’s by an artist they represent, or occasionally they may purchasing a piece outright. You may also try to go back to the gallery where you purchased the piece initially.

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Willis’ fine art specialists possess expertise needed for unique and often complex insurance demands covering everything from Han Dynasty terra cotta figures to late 20th Century installation art; from Dutch Old Masters to paintings  by Abstract Expressionists. 

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

Free weekend gallery tours  organized by Chicago Gallery News.

Let us guide you through the Chicago art scene with in-depth artist led tours of exclusive private Contact Joy for specific details  collections, artists’ studios, galand upcoming tours and events. leries, and other special exhibitions, including SOFA and Art Chicago. November 2011: Art In Indiana - Visiting  We feature personalized internaColumbus, Bloomington, and tional travel programs that explore Indianapolis. contemporary art and culture. Create customized art programs for your business, organization, school or senior facility. Join us for an exciting trip to Vienna/Prague/Czech Republic in September 2011, and come along to Cuba in March 2012.

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Free CGN Saturday Gallery Tours

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

Please contact us or visit our  website for more information:  

No reservations are required. For private group or corporate tours, please call CGN at 312-649-0064.

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

October 8: Special tour for Chicago Artists Month.  River North + West Loop.

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

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

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ICON provides air-ride climatecontrol transportation serving the Chicago, Midwest and Northeast regions; we offer a semi-monthly shuttle service to New York and points-in-between, as well as exclusive use transport to any destination.  Secure climate and temperature controlled storage available as well as collection management, private viewing, and photography services. 

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

For our travel schedule, click on Other services include custom crat- the Where We Will Be link on our ing, packing as well as installation, website. rigging and freight forwarding. Please call us for a free estimate.


Terry Dowd, Inc. 2501 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 773-342-8686 4120 Brighton Blvd. B-09 Denver, CO (80216) Tel 303-297-8686 The Standard in Fine Art Service Since 1978, Terry Dowd, Inc. has been handling fine art, artifacts, and antiques; objects that are high in value, fragile and irreplaceable.  Our crating methods have been informed by the research of the Canadian Conservation Institute, and in turn our standards have served as a guide for many institutions.  Our clients, including many of the most prestigious museums, private collectors and corporations in the world, regularly contract us for the collection, crating, storage + transport of individual loans or entire exhibits. Our full service facilities in both Chicago and Denver offer fully climate controlled storage with state of the art security, a fleet of air-ride, climate controlled vehicles and a project management staff that make informed packing and installation decisions based on years of experience.

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Gallery Index GALLERY


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Art Centers, Collectives, Studios WEST LOOP / WEST SIDE Albany-Carroll Arts Building 319 N. Albany (60612) Coalition Gallery 217 N. Carpenter (60607) • 312.491.8888 Roots + Culture Contemporary Art Center  1034 N. Milwaukee (60622) 773-235-8874 threewalls 119 N. Peoria, #2C (60607) 312-432-3972


Fountainhead Lofts Building (FHL) 1932 S. Halsted (60608) Lacuna Artist Lofts 2150 S. Canalport (60608) (773) 609-LOFT (5638) Pilsen Open Studios (October 15+16, 2011) Western Ave - Halsted St.  16th-24th Sts. (60608)

NORTH SIDE / HUMBOLDT PARK / BUCKTOWN / WICKER PARK Anatomically Correct Art  in Public Spaces 858 W. Armitage #354 (60614) 312-514-1802

Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219-21 S. Morgan (60608)  773-837-0145

Art on Armitage   4125 W. Armitage (60639) 773-235-8583 

Fine Arts Building (FAB) Studios  410 S. Michigan (60605)

Center on Halsted Visual Arts Gallery 3656 N. Halsted (60613) 773-472-6469

Switching Stations Artists Lofts 15 S. Homan (60624) • 773-826-5224 Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th (60609) • 773-523-0200

PILSEN / CHICAGO ARTS DISTRICT / HYDE PARK Chicago Art Department  1837 S. Halsted (60608) Chicago Arts District (office) 1945 S. Halsted (60608)  312-738-8000 x108 Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS)  2229 S. Halsted, Ste. 202 (60608)

Dayton Street Studios 1456 N. Dayton (60642) • 312-404-2726 Flat Iron Arts Building  1579 N. Milwaukee (60622) Friends of The Arts (FoTA) 1800 W. Cornelia (60657) Greenleaf Art Center 1806 W. Greenleaf (60626) 773-465-4652 Heaven Gallery 1550 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl. (60622) Lillstreet Art Center  4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) 773-769-4226 49


Gallery 218…………………...38 2ND FLR Gallery…………….31 4Art Inc. Gallery……………...31 Addington Gallery…………....24 Jean Albano Gallery……….....24 Alibi Fine Art………………...36 Art Center Highland Park…....38 Art De Triumph………......36, 45 Art Gecko, Ltd…………….….41 Andrew Bae Gallery……….…24 Frederick Baker, Inc……….…29 Robert Bills Contemporary…..29 Block Museum of Art…….….38 Russell Bowman…………..…24 Roy Boyd Gallery…….….13, 25 Bridge Gallery……………..…32 Bright Olive Gallery…….....…41 Calypso Moon Studio……...…41 Valerie Carberry Gallery…..…34 Dubhe Carreño Gallery……....29 Chicago Arts District……...….32 Chicago Cultural Center…...…34 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative………….....…36 Colletti Gallery………….....…34 College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery…...39 Stephen Daiter Gallery…….…25 Douglas Dawson Gallery……..29 Deer Path Art League……...…39 DePaul Art Museum.............3, 37 EBERSMOORE………….21, 29 EC Gallery………………...….29 Echt Gallery………………..…25 Catherine Edelman………...…25 Avram Eisen Gallery…………37 Elephant Room, Inc…………..34 Elmhurst Art Museum………..39 Elmhurst Artists’ Guild…….....39 Evanston Art Center……….....40 Expressions Graphics……..….41 Ferrari Studios………….….…34 Firecat Projects…………….1, 37 Flavor City Studios………..….41 Josef Glimer Gallery……….....25 The Golden Triangle……….....26 Richard Gray Gallery……...…35 Gruen Galleries……………....26 Carl Hammer Gallery………...26 Harrison Works……………….41 Hildt Galleries………………..35 Hinge Gallery………………...29 Hyde Park Art Center………...32 InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Art Museo………..…39 Jack Gallery…………………..26 Jackson Junge Gallery……..…37 R.S. Johnson Fine Art………...35 Kamp Gallery………….....35, 39 Kass / Meridian………………26 kasia kay art projects………....29

Gallery KH……………...……26 KM Fine Arts………………5, 35 Krasl Art Center………………39 Lacuna Artist Lofts.............32, 33 Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Dole and Sage Galleries……40 The Leigh Gallery…………….37 Lillstreet Art Center………......37 Liz Long Gallery at URBAN ART RETREAT…………….32 Loyola University Museum of Art - LUMA................33, 35 Lubeznik Center for the Arts…39 Mars Gallery……………….…30 Thomas Masters Gallery……...37 The McCormick Gallery……...30 Metropolitan Capital Bank...2, 26 Gallerie MK…………………..26 Ann Nathan Gallery………......27 Nicole Gallery………………...27 Northern IL Univ Art Museum…40 Jennifer Norback Fine Art……27 Richard Norton Gallery………27 Nudge Gallery………………...37 Joel Oppenheimer………...35, 44 Packer Schopf Gallery…...…...30 Pagoda Red……………….38, 40 Hotel Palomar...........................33 Pamela Penney Textile Arts…..41 Perimeter Gallery…………..…27 Perutz Projects…………......…40 Gallery Pink, Elkins Studio…..41 Platt Fine Art…………………38 Poster Plus……………..…35, 44 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington College…………36 PRIMITIVE…………………..30 Printworks……………...…10, 28 Prospectus Art Gallery……..…32 Renaissance Society..................32 Thomas Robertello Gallery…..30 Rotofugi Gallery……………...38 Judy A Saslow Gallery……….28 Ken Saunders Gallery………...28 Schneider Gallery…………….28 Carrie Secrist Gallery………...30 L.H. Selman Gallery and Auction House…………..36, 42 Smart Museum……………12, 32 State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University………..…36 Galleries Maurice Sternberg….36 Tall Grass Arts Assoc. .............40 Th!nkArt……………………...30 Vale Craft Gallery………….…28 Walsh Gallery……..............….30 Linda Warren Gallery………...30 Tony Wight Gallery…..............31 Woman Made Gallery…….......31 Rebecca Zemans…………...…38 Zhou B Art Center……....……32 ZIA | Gallery……………...11, 40 Zolla / Lieberman Gallery……28 Zygman Voss Gallery………...28

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Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair + The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art November 4-6 Navy Pier

Beverly Mayeri, Perimeter Gallery, Inc.

Opening Night Thursday, November 3

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September-December 2011 issue of Chicago Gallery News  
September-December 2011 issue of Chicago Gallery News  

Our fall 2011 issue, covering September openings, SOFA, Chicago Artists Month, and more. Interviews with up-and-coming artist Hebru Brantle...