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IN THIS ISSUE: September-December 2012 14 16 18 20-30 Several big opening nights populate the area’s fall art calendar. Details on p. 14
EXPO Chicago debuts at Navy Pier September 19-23. The fair’s striking design is the vision of Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, p. 22
Hyde Park Art Center’s Not Just Another Pretty Face, p. 34
Openings + Gallery Receptions Exhibiting Artists Artists currently showing around town. Gallery Specialties Abstraction, emerging, antiques, prints + more. What’s Happening: Features + Art Interviews • Letter from the Publisher • Artist Jan Tichy • Douglas Dawson Gallery: 30 Years • Collectors Marilyn + Larry Fields • Antiques + Modernism in Winnetka • Kevin Nance talks to Tony Karman about the debut of EXPO Chicago; Ask Natalie; Artist Residencies, by Mary DeYoe; A quick visit to the Elmhurst Art Museum Pull-out Gallery District Maps Take our maps along when visiting galleries or navigating city + suburban art destinations. Also find a list of ongoing Art Tours + Walks News + Highlights Milestone Gallery Anniversaries: 25, 30, 40 years; Hyde Park Art Center’s Not Just Another Pretty Face starts up again this fall; A restaurant with local art on the walls; Chicago Artists Month; Artists + dealers in the news
The Galleries Look up galleries by location + plan your visit. Find contact details, exhibitions, artists + more. 36 41 44 46 48 Chris Ware at Carl Hammer Gallery, p. 38
River North West Loop / Fulton Market / West Side Hyde Park / Pilsen / Pilsen East / Bridgeport Michigan Avenue / The Loop / South Loop North Side: Wicker Park / Bucktown, Ravenswood, Lincoln Park, and Beyond Suburbs + Beyond (Wisconsin, Michigan + Indiana)
Art Resources + Art Centers 54 61 Antiques + Modernism comes to Winnetka in October, p. 29. A list of other area art fairs and expositions may be found on p. 57
Art Businesses, Services + Resources Framers, Auctioneers, Appraisers + more Art Centers, Collectives + Artist Studios Extended list of museums + institutions online only Gallery Index 12
CHICAGO GALLERY NEWS 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 guide to the region’s creative world, as well as an advocate on behalf of Chicago's art community. Magazines are available by subscription. Complimentary copies are also available in all listed galleries, in area art centers, at the Chicago Cultural Center, in local museums, and at hotel concierge desks throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Published 3 times annually: January / April / September ©2012 Chicago Gallery News, Inc.
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ON THE COVER: Catherine Edelman Gallery Turns 25
All images pictured on the cover and on this page are copyright of Catherine Edelman Gallery
The last time I picked up a camera was May 1987, shortly before graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in photography. A few months before I was set to graduate, while in a hotel room recovering from eye surgery, I joked with my mother that trying to make a living being a one-eyed photographer was probably not a good career plan. After much laughter, my mother asked me what I thought I wanted to do and, much to my surprise, I said, “I think I should open a contemporary photography gallery in Chicago.”
advice still resonates today. There are so many people responsible for the longevity of the gallery, but clearly the most important people are the artists. I owe a special thanks to the numerous photographers who have entrusted me with their work, and, in some measure, their careers. I also want to thank the collectors and curators who have supported the gallery and our artists over the past 25 years, as well as the Chicago photographic community, for sustaining the gallery all these years. CEG has always sought to showcase internationally known photographers alongside new and emerging talent, presenting the best living artists who work with photography. We have introduced new initiatives – The Chicago Project, Artist Talk, Artists Profile, Ctrl + P – embracing online technologies, video platforms and print media. We hope to continue to push the boundaries of photography and introduce the public to new and exciting work. The exhibition What I Was Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary presents more than 100 photographs from the past 25 years, showcasing more than 75 photographers. Please stop by and enjoy.
December 2012 marks the 25 year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery – a truly wonderful milestone I never envisioned. My biggest goal in 1987 was to realize my five-year plan: to operate a gallery in Chicago for five years and then transition into museum curatorial work. In 1992, at the height of the first gulf war and recession, my dream job became available – to work for my mentor, Robert Sobieszek, in Los Angeles. To my disbelief, Robert told me to stay in the gallery world and not to apply for the job. Robert passed away in 2005 and yet his Catherine Edelman Gallery
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GALLERY OPENING RECEPTIONS Fall in Chicago means that everyone’s calendar is packed all season long, and September 7 is the beginning of it all in the art world, when dozens of galleries open new exhibitions. Chicago’s newest art fair, EXPO Chicago, debuts at Navy Pier September 20-23. October is Chicago Artists Month, when you can enjoy tours, talks, and exhibitions devoted to local creatives in dozens of neighborhoods. Also in October, Antiques + Modernism takes place in Winnetka. The 18th SOFA Chicago opens at Navy Pier in November. After that, all season long you can take part in exciting shows, artist discussions, museum events and open studios. We’ll see you in the galleries! DISTRICT KEY:
• River North • West Loop + West Side • Pilsen + Pilsen East, Bridgeport + Hyde Park • Michigan Ave., Loop + S. Loop • North Side + Bucktown + Wicker Park • Suburbs + Out of State: IN, MI, WI Opening receptions for new exhibitions take place every 6-8 weeks on the first night of a new exhibition, usually some time between 5-9pm on Friday nights, unless otherwise noted. Artists are often present, and the public is welcome. A helpful pull-out map to guide you on your gallery hopping may be found on page 31.
SEPTEMBER Th, August 30 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington F, August 31 Firecat
Sa, September 8 Josef Glimer LACUNA Hilligoss Su, September 9 Hilligoss
Th, September 13 Su, September 2 NIU Art Museum Bridgeport Art Center F, September 14 Th, September 6 LACUNA Chicago Art Source Prospectus Jackson Junge F, September 7 Gillock Addington Jean Albano Sa, September 15 ArchiTech Floating World Andrew Bae Russell Bowman M, September 17 Roy Boyd Lillstreet Echt Catherine Edelman W, September 19 Josef Glimer KM Fine Arts Gruen Galleries Carl Hammer F, September 21 Hilton | Asmus McCormick Robert Jendra 4Art Inc. Gallery KH Bridgeport Art Center Ann Nathan Onli Studios Jennifer Norback Zhou B Art Center Perimeter Hilligoss Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Maya Polsky Printworks Sa, September 22 Judy A Saslow Bert Green (4-7) Ken Saunders Hilligoss Schneider Vale Craft Su, September 23 David Weinberg Stephen Daiter (10-1) Zolla / Lieberman Hilligoss Robert Bills Evanston Art Center Douglas Dawson Mars F, September 28 Packer Schopf Firecat Carrie Secrist Lillstreet Linda Warren College of Lake LACUNA County: Robert T. Hilligoss Wright Polish Museum Rotofugi Sa, September 29 Lakeside Legacy William Hill Lubeznik ZIA
OCTOBER F, October 5 Hilton | Asmus Woman Made Rotofugi The Art Center (Highland Park) Lakeside Legacy Sa, October 6 Bridgeport Art Center Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Th, October 11 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington State Street F, October 12 Perimeter LACUNA Jackson Junge Tall Grass Arts Assoc. Sa, October 13 LACUNA W, October 17 David Weinberg F, October 19 Printworks 4Art Inc. Bridgeport Art Center Onli Studios Prospectus Zhou B Art Center ZIA Sa, October 20 McCormick Carrie Secrist M, October 22 Lillstreet F, October 26 Roy Boyd Linda Warren Firecat
Tu, October 30 Bert Green NOVEMBER
F, November 16, Cont. The Art Center (Highland Park) Tall Grass Arts Assoc.
Th, November 1 Sa, November 17 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington William Hill Chicago Art Source F, November 30 Printworks F, November 2 Firecat Addington Lillstreet Jean Albano ZIA Russell Bowman Stephen Daiter DECEMBER Echt Catherine Edelman Sa, December 1 Gruen Galleries Prospectus Carl Hammer Chicago Printmakers Hilton | Asmus Collaborative (11-7) Robert Jendra Brauer Museum of Jennifer Norback Art: Valparaiso Univ. Ken Saunders Schneider Su, December 2 Vale Craft Chicago Printmakers David Weinberg Collaborative (11-7) Zolla / Lieberman Packer Schopf F, December 7 Jackson Junge Hilton | Asmus Lillstreet Gruen Galleries Lakeside Legacy Jennifer Norback Vale Craft Sa, November 3 Lillstreet Robert Bills Rotofugi Douglas Dawson Lubeznik Bert Green Rotofugi Sa, December 8 LACUNA F, November 9 Woman Made W, December 12 Floating World Gallery KH College of Lake Douglas Dawson County: Robert T. KM Fine Arts Wright Elmhurst Artists’ Guild F, December 14 Sa, November 10 Linda Warren LACUNA Floating World F, November 16 F, December 21 Perimeter 4Art Inc. 4Art Inc. Zhou B Art Center Bridgeport Art Center Zhou B Art Center F, December 28 Firecat
EXHIBITING ARTISTS A-C Aardvark Letterpress..................Bert Green Abakanowicz Magdalena........Richard Gray Agle, Josh…....................................Rotofugi Alsina, Montserrat………….......Prospectus Ames Aldrich, George…....Brauer Museum Anderson, Nikki Renee…...College of Lake County Anderson, Tim……………Thomas Masters Andreu, Jose……...Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Appleton, Samantha……….Stephen Daiter Arceo, Rene.............Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Attie, Shimon………….........Block Museum Baird, Daniel G. ……................Robert Bills Barberena, Carlos………..……..Prospectus Beast Brothers…………..……........Rotofugi Becher, Bernd……………...Block Museum Becher, Hilla…………….....Block Museum Bentley, Michael………….Gruen Galleries Berenz, Tom………...................Robert Bills Beuys, Joseph………….......Block Museum Biles, Russell…………………….…......Echt Bleem, Jerry…………......….Packer Schopf Blokhin, Nikolai...............................Hilligoss Bosquê, Liene...........Elmhurst Art Museum Bourlier, Marc......................Judy A Saslow Bower, John………...........Lubeznik Center Brammer, Jason…...............Jackson Junge Bramson, Phyllis…….......Zolla / Lieberman Brantley, Hebru…………............LACUNA Brown, Roger………….....Russell Bowman Brown, Roger……….......Zolla / Lieberman Brydelsky, Tom……….......Gruen Galleries Bush, Jessica………….................Addington Bzdak, Zbigniew……......…Polish Museum Cajandig, Catherine…...........Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Calder Alexander.....................Richard Gray Carter, Scott............................Linda Warren Castillo, Mario……………..........Prospectus Chardiet, Jose…………….....Ken Saunders Chihuly, Dale…………….Krasl Art Center Chueh, Luke……………............….Rotofugi Cianni, Vincent………….....Stephen Daiter Cobo, Jose………………...….Maya Polsky Cole, Carolyn……………....…..Gallery KH Colson, Greg…………...…….....Bert Green Conger, William………………...Printworks Connet, Frank………...….Douglas Dawson Cooper, Barbara…..…Evanston Art Center Correia, Monica………......Krasl Art Center Cortez, Carlos……..…Chicago Printmakers Craig, Melissa Jay………........………..ZIA Crisman, Jeff……….........…Packer Schopf Crow, Josh……………….........State Street Cummings, Matthew……..…Ken Saunders
Milwaukee Art Museum, Photographer: Jeff Millies
A WEALTH OF Galleries & Museums a short trip from Chicago www.milwaukeeartdealers.org
D-G Darboven, Hanne…….……Block Museum de Kooning, Willem................Richard Gray DeLind, Doug………….......……Vale Craft DeLind, Jody………….......……Vale Craft Denevan, Robin………........……Addington Dial, Thornton................…Russell Bowman Dine, Jim.................................Richard Gray Dingilian, Jim………...…….Packer Schopf Doyle, Eric……………......................Firecat Drake, Peter…………....……Linda Warren Dugan, Jess…………..............….Schneider Dula, Rick……………….…………...…ZIA Dunbar, Michael……........Krasl Art Center Durant, Garrett…………Zolla / Lieberman Elliot, Kathleen………..….Krasl Art Center English, Tamara………............…Addington Evans, Terry………...…Catherine Edelman Fairweather, Seth……………Ken Saunders Feder-Nadoff, Michele…...Brauer Museum Ferber, Herbert..................Valerie Carberry 16
Ferreyra, Roberto……............…Prospectus Fiber, J……………….…Zolla / Lieberman Finnigan, Sheila………....……Josef Glimer Fogelson, Doug……………...Linda Warren Forero, Mauricio……...Harold Washington Forsberg, Eric………….................…..Kamp Forsythe, Jeffrey…………………Perimeter Frame, Teri...............Elmhurst Art Museum Fujita, Michael..........Elmhurst Art Museum Fydryck, Walter……………...…Prospectus Garcia, Rick...........................Hilton | Asmus Garofalo, Chris.........Elmhurst Art Museum García, Erick ROHO……......…Prospectus Gerhardt, Robert……….NIU Art Museum Giacometti, Alberto.................Richard Gray Gibbs, Ewan............................Richard Gray Gilbertson, Ashley………....Stephen Daiter Gniech, Charles……………......……….ZIA Gonzalez Palma, Luis……………Schneider Gorchov, Ron………….....Russell Bowman Gordon, Ron…………………….Prospectus Gorg, Jurgen....................................Hilligoss Greene, Ellen………………..Packer Schopf Griep, Mary….Art Center (Highland Park) Guffogg, Shane………………....Bert Green Gunschel, Casey…………….Packer Schopf Gursky, Andreas…..…….…Block Museum Gushchin, Vadim…….….Jennifer Norback Guston, Philip………….....Russell Bowman
H-K Haas, Richard………………......Printworks Hall, Susan……………......Thomas Masters Halpern, Miles……....................State Street Harris, Krista………………Judy A Saslow Hatch, Jeremy..........Elmhurst Art Museum Hawk, Jason………………Jackson Junge Hean, Karina……………...……………ZIA Hedges, Michael….......................Art Center (Highland Park) Hernandez de Luna, Michael….............Carl Hammer Hersh, Howard.............................Addington Hill, William………..............….William Hill Hilton, Arica..........................Hilton | Asmus Hockney, David......................Richard Gray Höfer, Candida……...........Russell Bowman Homo Riot……………................Bert Green Honchell, Amy…………..........Jean Albano Hronek, Joseph............................Addington Hunt, Richard………….…Krasl Art Center Hunt, Richard………….…Brauer Museum Hutchison, Robert……..........…State Street Iannelli, Alfonso………….……...ArchiTech Ida, Shoichi……………….........…Perimeter Isherwood, Jon…………..Krasl Art Center Itow, Takumi…….................Floating World Jachna, Joseph D. …..……Stephen Daiter Jackowiak, James………............…..Firecat Jacobi, Catherine…....Chicago Printmakers Jendra, Robert.......................Robert Jendra Johnson, Frankie………...Lakeside Legacy Johnson, Rashid…………..…Richard Gray Kahlhamer, Brad………..Zolla / Lieberman Kaplan, Shelley……...................State Street Katz, Alex................................Richard Gray Kippenberger, Martin….......Block Museum Klamen, David…………….....Richard Gray Ko, Jae…...................................Andrew Bae Krepp, Sarah……....................…..Roy Boyd Kryeziu, Dalip.......................Hilton | Asmus Kun, Shay……………………Linda Warren Kushner, Robert……………….....Perimeter Kwak, Su……………….…Brauer Museum
EXHIBITING ARTISTS L-N Lane, Brian…..................Chicago Art Source Lee, Jeremiah………..............Packer Schopf Letinsky, Laura………........Valerie Carberry Leving, Jeffery…………..…......William Hill Lichtenstein, Roy......................Richard Gray Lindberg, Anne.........................Carrie Secrist Loeber, Ken…………….…........…Perimeter Maier, Vivian…………........Thomas Masters Manarchy, Dennis..................Hilton | Asmus Marrazzo, Cindy……..........Lakeside Legacy Marshall, Kerry James….......…..Printworks Martinez, Alfredo………….…….Prospectus Mast, Sara……………...Chicago Art Source McMorrow, Keelan……..….Jackson Junge Mercado, Dolores….Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Messmer, Matthew….…...…Floating World Michelangelo......................................Hilligoss Miller, John……………......Brauer Museum Mocek, Betty Ann....Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Moore, Brenda………….....…Linda Warren Mortreux, Joanna.....College of Lake County Moulton, Josh..........................Josh Moulton Murray, Elizabeth…........…Russell Bowman Nankivil, Lisa.....Art Center (Highland Park) Nelson, Mark……………..…...…Prospectus Niffenegger, Audrey…….…...….Printworks Nilsson, Gladys…………...……Jean Albano Nobell, Johan………....…Zolla / Lieberman Nodjoumi, Nicky……...…Zolla / Lieberman Noyes, Connie….............Chicago Art Source Nutt, Jim………….........….Russell Bowman Nutt, Jim………………....……...Printworks
O-R Onli, Turtel.................................Onli Studios Pales, Anna…………............Gruen Galleries Pardue, Meredith……....Chicago Art Source Paschke, Ed……………......Russell Bowman Pasin Sloan, Jeanette…....Jennifer Norback Patino, Esteban…………........…..LACUNA Pearlstein, Philip………...............Printworks Pendleton, Doug……….....……William Hill Picasso, Pablo....................................Hilligoss Plensa, Jaume…………….......Richard Gray Ploughe, Susan…….............Lakeside Legacy Polke, Sigmar…………..…....Block Museum Rathje, Terry……….......….Krasl Art Center Rauschenberg, Robert..............Richard Gray Raya, Marcos………….........……Prospectus Reninger, David………….......Linda Warren Ricci, Jonathan……….........................…ZIA Richter, Gerhard………........Block Museum Ricketson, Jerry………….…..…Gallery KH Rickey, George……………Krasl Art Center Riley, Brent………………..................Firecat Ris, Julia………………..........Woman Made Roberts, Darrell………................Art Center (Highland Park) Roberts, Darrell…………..….…McCormick Robinson, Walter………................….Firecat Rocca, Suellen…...........................Printworks Romanelli, Bruno…........…….Ken Saunders Romero, Alejandro…………....…Prospectus Rosenthal, Donna………..….....Jean Albano Roth, Jack………………...….....McCormick Rothko, Mark...........................Richard Gray Rousseaux, Mary……....Chicago Art Source Royal, Christopher………...…..……….Mars Ruff, Thomas…………..........Block Museum Ryu, J*…………………........…..…Rotofugi
Samnang, Khvay……...…NIU Art Museum Sansing, Max…………….……….LACUNA Santoro, John................................Art Center (Highland Park) Sarmiento, Jeffrey………....…Ken Saunders Schmidt, Thomas.......Elmhurst Art Museum Schneberger, Christopher….…....Printworks Schultz, Robert……………....….Printworks Schulze, Franz…………….....…..Printworks Seisler, Nicole............Elmhurst Art Museum Sevener, Jeffrey…...............Lakeside Legacy Shapiro, Joel………..……..Russell Bowman Sievers, Matthew……..................State Street Sinclair, Stephanie…….....…Stephen Daiter Skudera, Gail….................Zolla / Lieberman Slemmons, Kiff……............Douglas Dawson Smith, Yvette Kaiser.....Evanston Art Center Smith, David…………..…..Russell Bowman Smith, Kiki…...................…Russell Bowman Sokchanlina, Lim……...…NIU Art Museum Sommers, Sue…………......Lubeznik Center Stella, Frank..............................Richard Gray Stezaker, John..........................Richard Gray Stickney-Gibson, Melinda.................Thomas Masters Stoppert, Mary…………….…Woman Made Strommen, Jay...........Elmhurst Art Museum Struth, Thomas…………..….Block Museum Sun Ham, Jeong………..............State Street Sutton, Bobby……...…Chicago Printmakers Svoboda, Allison…….…Chicago Art Source Swan, Angela……….….….Lakeside Legacy Swanson, Marc…………….…Richard Gray Synstelien, Ben……….......…….………Mars Test, William……………..…..........…Firecat Thiel, Ana………………….…Ken Saunders Thompson, Michael…..Chicago Printmakers Thompson, Michael.....................Pagoda Red Tichy, Jan……………........….Richard Gray Timmermans, Courtney…….....Jean Albano Tinglof, Glynis………....Chicago Art Source Togawa, Kanako………….…..Ken Saunders Toubes, Xavier………..............…..Perimeter Traylor, Bill…………......…Russell Bowman Trejo, Mario…………....................Roy Boyd Tubbs, Jeremy…………...Jennifer Norback Turk, Francine.........................KM Fine Arts Turk, Francine.............................Gallery KH
U-Z Valerio, James...............................Printworks Van Gilder, Charlie…...Evanston Art Center Walentynowicz, Janusz…………….......Echt Ware, Chris……………..….…Carl Hammer Warner, Rosemary…………......…Schneider Wegman, William…………Russell Bowman Wegner, Dietrich...................Carrie Secrist Weinberg, David..................David Weinberg Whitehead, Frances………....…..Printworks Wier, Nevada.............................................Zia Williams, Bernard..........................Art Center (Highland Park) Williams, Blake Jamison...........Elmhurst Art Museum Wolfe, Rusty…………..…….Judy A Saslow Wright Rivers, Lucy Ruth......Packer Schopf Wulfers, Monika……….......…….Bridgeport Yagi, Sandra…………..................Bert Green Yoakum, Joseph…..............Russell Bowman York, Julie…...............................…Perimeter Zviedris, Vidvuds………...........…Art Center (Highland Park)
S-T Sabraw, John.................................Art Center (Highland Park) Saladino, Susan………........…..Jean Albano
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NEWS - WHAT’S HAPPENING Letter from the Publisher - When the middle is the heart of it all Art is about to get a lot of extra attention in Chicago this fall, when it becomes the center of what’s new and happening and all eyes are on the city. This September new shows will open, and artists, galleries, art fairs and creative energy will come together to put on a spectacular showcase of cutting edge art and design. This year I am looking foward to the new season even more than usual. With all that is on our cultural horizon - the debut of EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier (p. 22), Chicago Artists Month in October, and SOFA in November this fall is a critical time to think about our arts scene’s history as well as its future. For this issue I spoke with a few dealers who are marking major anniversaries in 2012 - some are celebrating 30, even 40 years in business. They all agreed that much has changed locally and globally throughout the decades, but some of the most striking changes have happened relatively recently. Though much of what we do still relies on human
expertise and face to face experience, most of us now navigate business largely on the internet, through instant access and constant communication. For galleries and artists, a great deal also now depends on art fairs. As we adapt and interact more quickly, we learn to be dynamic and we can give people more. It is in this spirit that movers and shakers among us are committed to changing the ways people connect to art in Chicago. One example is how artist Jan Tichy has been changing our art experiences in surprising places around the city (p. 26.) Because of artists like him, now is the time to invite the world to our doorstep. As collectors Marilyn and Larry Fields (p. 24) pointed out to me, more people from around the world have been coming to Chicago to see its art and architecture first-hand these past five years. There is much that impresses visitors here, and all of that will come together in striking ways for EXPO as our city welcomes the international art world back to Navy Pier where it all began.
ter, the needle moves. Love them or hate them, because of art fairs, there are many centers to travel between; Chicago has long been one of them but its identity is about to be reimagined. Visitors to Chicago this fall have likely been to other places seeking art, but here they will meet artists, spend time in museums, and drink and dine while marveling at the many skyscrapers along the lake. The vivid character of our midwestern lakefront landscape will illuminate how we think about and showcase art. Chicagoans are used to being labeled as the middle, but the middle can in fact be the eye that grounds the frenetic space around it. It’s a place free from extremes. Being in the heart of it all, where people look for the vital pulse, I see the middle as just right.
On a separate note, I want to acknowledge that in this issue we publish the final Ask Natalie column by founding CGN publisher Natalie van Straaten. We are grateful to her for sharing her cheerful voice and art world wisdom with us all these years. While we will certainly miss In a time when many cities host art fairs but no hearing from Natalie in each issue, single destination can claim to be the sole cen- we’ll still look for her in the galleries!
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Expo Chicago to revive Windy City's glorious art-fair legacy BY KEVIN NANCE If anyone is ideally positioned to carry on the line of major art fairs in Chicago and restore it to health after years of turmoil, it’s Tony Karman. He’s been involved—sometimes tangentially, sometimes heavily—in nearly all of the fairs dating back to the early 1980s, when he worked at the Chicago International Art Exposition as a security guard. More recently, after two decades as one of the local arts scene’s busiest drum-beaters and stringpullers, he helped organize four editions of Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, which threw up its hands last winter and canceled this year’s event. By that time, Karman had already left the Mart and—with “absolute chutzpah,” he admits in an interview— announced his own fair, the International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art & Design, aka Expo Chicago, premiering Sept. 19-23 at Navy Pier. Mart executives argued that Chicago is no longer a viable player in the art-fair market, which they claimed has “gravitated toward the coasts.” Karman begs to differ. “I’m not a controversial guy—I don’t throw stones—but that statement does not hold water,” he declares. “This is a city that led the world with a great international art fair, and there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t do it again.”
there’d been no fair this year,” says Janet Alberti, MCA’s deputy director. “We were really sorry that the Mart made the decision not to move forward, but Tony’s doing the city a great service by revitalizing the fair.” To that end, Karman has a few new cards up his elegantly tailored sleeve. He has pumped Expo Chicago full of star power in the form of architect Jeanne Gang, who has designed a thoughtful new scheme for the booth configuration at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, and top chefs Michael Kornick, Graham Elliot, Ryan Poli, Patricio Sandoval and Randy Zweiban, who will add a touch of culinary artistry to the paintings and sculpture. And smartly, Karman is mounting Expo Chicago not in the fairs’ traditional spring time frame but in the fall, taking it out of competition with the year’s biggest art auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York and getting an intuitive jump on Art Basel Miami Beach, which has boomed in large part because of its host city’s famously balmy winter weather. “September in Chicago is our December in Miami,” he says. “There’s nothing more beautiful than autumn in Chicago.”
“This is a city that led the world with a great international art fair, and there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t do it again.” - Tony Karman
Just as important, Expo Chicago is doing what few, if any, of its predecessors ever did: imposing strict discipline on the size of the event. Where Art Chicago and its various components and companions grew so large and unwieldy that some patrons were overwhelmed by the sheer acreage to be covered—which also had the effect of spreading Tony Karman and Jeanne Gang. Courtesy of Expo Chicago. sales too thinly among too many dealers— In some ways, Karman’s playbook for Expo Karman has taken a beyond-boutique Chicago is not so different from the one he approach, emphasizing quality over quantity used with varying success at the Mart: build- by limiting participation to exactly 100 of the ing partnerships and goodwill with the city’s world’s top galleries. (For the complete list, visual arts movers and shakers, including top which was strategically announced a full five collectors, dealers and museums (in particular months before the event, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, whose Expochicago.com/exhibitors.) That’s crucial benefit preview, Vernissage, is being revived to the gallerists, several of whom complained after an eight-year hiatus); tempting out-ofof market dilution during the more-is-more town art buyers by leveraging Chicago’s years at the Mart. “One reason I limited the array of cultural amenities, including its fair to 100 galleries is that there’s a better world-class restaurant scene; and enlisting chance they’ll see the kind of business they’re the support of the city, whose civic pride looking for,” Karman says. “If I did a show (and income from tourism) would suffer a with 200 dealers, I think we’d repeat what significant blow if it no longer boasted a happened in the past, and they would hit that major art fair. “It would have been sad if same wall.” 22
Most crucial of all, perhaps, is the return to Navy Pier, home of Art Chicago in its storied heyday in the 1980s and early ’90s. Part of its appeal is logistical and aesthetic; unlike the Mart, with its relatively low ceilings, Festival Hall allows for 12-foot booth walls (borrowed from Mark Lyman’s annual SOFA show) and an airy feeling of space overhead. But especially for those with long memories, Expo Chicago’s venue is significant for reasons that have less to do with the height of the booths than with emotion and history.
A view of what the fair should look like from above. Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects.
“The two magic words that made this work were ‘Navy Pier,’” Karman says. “When we were able to secure the Pier, it allowed nostalgia to take over and sent a massive signal to the international art world that we’re reconnecting to the legacy of the fair. Back in 1980, there were three great art fairs in the world: Cologne, Basel and Chicago. The artfair scene has since gotten much larger, of course, but the institutional memory of what this city meant to the international art world—collector, curator, dealer—is undeniable. It would be sad for them, as well as sad for our city, not to have a fair that lives up to that legacy and continues to raise the bar.” Of course, its venue alone doesn’t guarantee Expo Chicago’s success. In 2005, a new show, Chicago Contemporary & Classic, set itself up at Navy Pier in direct competition with Art Chicago, which had left the Pier after an ugly financial dispute. (In 2004, McPier sued Art Chicago owner-operator Thomas Blackman for what it claimed was $375,000 in unpaid rent. The lawsuit was later settled out of court, and Blackman
Ask Natalie Question: A friend suggested that gallery openings are great fun, free, and a terrific scene with lots of great art on view. Is this a good time to visit the galleries?
Architect Jeanne Gang has designed an aesthetic fair experience, including unusual materials such as mylar. Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects.
moved his fair to a tent in Butler Field. Art Chicago’s money woes continued, however, leading to the Mart’s last-minute rescue/takeover in 2006.) Chicago Contemporary & Classic, which had announced a long-term lease at the Pier, turned out to be short-lived.
But unlike CC&C, which had relatively few top galleries on its exhibitor roster, Expo Chicago has gone for the crème-dela-crème, which, in a strong vote of confidence, has turned out in force. “To do just a regional fair doesn’t draw the region,” Karman says. “That just doesn’t work in Chicago, where any fair is always going to Karman hopes to avoid the fate of CC&C, be judged by the standard of our glorious which had included exhibitors of tradition- past, by the legacy and the aspirations of al art and antiques as well as contemporary our collectors for 30 years. The only way and modern art, and which positioned itself to do a successful fair here, I feel, is to do as a regional fair rather than national or it on that level.” international one. “Every fair needs to know what its niche is,” CC&C’s Ilana On the other hand, Expo Chicago’s Vardy told me when I reported on the emphasis on staying relatively small has event for the Chicago Sun-Times. “Chicago had the potential of ruffling feathers needs to serve the market in the city, the among the local gallerists, several of whom state and the region surrounding Illinois. would have liked to participate but didn’t We’re not trying to be another Art Basel, meet the criteria established by Karman’s because it’s not going to happen here that selection committee (composed of way. There isn’t enough time on the calen- Chicago’s Rhona Hoffman, New York’s dar for collectors of that level to keep Chris D’Amelio and San Francisco’s going to so many fairs. My goal is to Anthony Meier). “If I were taking any rebuild the Chicago fair as a Midwest gallery in, the context of exclusivity would show.” be lost, and so would the filter that assures the collector that this is a highly curated Like Vardy before him, Karman believes in show,” Karman says. “It would never have the importance of the regional market as a stirred any souls, and it would never have key element of the business strategy of the been able to compete in the international fair and its exhibitors. “The art world rec- marketplace. That’s why I did it, and ognizes that Chicago plays an important painfully so. It’s also why we’re going to role in the ecosystem, even in this era of have booth review. If they said they were potentially too many art fairs,” he says. going to bring a Rauschenberg, where’s the “My job is not necessarily to turn out the Rauschenberg?” collectors in L.A. and New York and Europe—even though I think we will Fortunately, even many local gallerists who because we’re an international city that aren’t in Expo Chicago are pulling for people love to visit. The dealers are really Karman to succeed. “Tony has a lot of fans looking to me to turn out tertiary markets in this town,” says Linda Warren of Linda like Tulsa and Omaha, Kansas City and St. Warren Projects in the West Loop. “We’re Louis, Cleveland and Minneapolis, Dallas all in his corner, because if he and Houston, places with lots of collectors makes this thing work, it’ll who historically come to the art fair here. benefit us all.” Those people are just as important to the dealers as collectors in Paris or Shanghai.” 23
Answer: Absolutely! The energy is high; artists are often present; it’s fun, comfortable, and you can cover a number of shows in one night. Openings are usually scheduled after work (most are Fridays, 5:30-8:30 pm), and you can join friends for a complimentary glass of wine and share your reactions to the very latest art on view. It’s also a chance to buy a work of art before the red dot (indicating that it is sold) gets posted next to the one you want. Of course there is NO pressure to buy. It’s a celebration! All that said – it is probably not the best time to fully experience the art. Opening receptions for popular shows can be crowded, and it may be harder to get a good look at the work than at a time when you can have the gallery more to yourself. Although the artist may be at the opening to answer questions and greet people, there is nothing like a quiet day in the gallery when the director has time to focus on your questions, offer stories or explanations about how the work was created or add extra information about the artist. They truly are there to educate visitors to the gallery, and to share their substantial expertise about the artists and their work. No doubt, though, openings are great fun and can introduce you to artists and work you haven’t seen before. If you are new to the gallery scene, it is a festive and comfortable way to get to know the galleries you want to return to later for a closer look. For a complete schedule of opening receptions, see page 14, or find the latest updates, gallery hours and other information at www.chicagogallerynews.com Also look through the magazine and on the website for announcements of artist talks, special events, gallery tours, open houses and Chicago Artist Month events in October. CGN’s free e-blasts come out twice a month, so they also provide the most up-to-date list of openings and art happenings each month. - Natalie van Straaten Founding Publisher, Chicago Gallery News
*Note from CGN Publisher Ginny Van Alyea: After more than 5 years, this is Natalie’s final Ask Natalie column. We thank her for sharing her wisdom and helpful insights with our CGN readers.
Fall Collector Profile: Marilyn + Larry Fields The label ‘collector’ can convey the notion that buying and acquiring art is an insular pursuit, reserved for insiders with connections and expensive taste. Collectors Marilyn and Larry Fields prove that passion for collecting and living with art can begin at any age, and their shared enthusiasm is a lesson to anyone interested in learning about contemporary art and the artists who create it. Their story of how they filled their lake front high-rise home with works by some of the greatest contemporary artists of our time in a few breathtaking years is a unique inspiration. The art they’ve collected complements striking design pieces from the 1940s and ‘50s, filling a busy life with beauty as well as meaning. The two also have a private home gallery devoted to showing works from their collection on a rotating basis. When I spent time with the Fields on a rainy afternoon one day, I enjoyed keeping up with the frenetic conversation and sharing their genuine passion for the art and artists who have touched their lives. -GV To walk into the home of Marilyn and Larry Fields is to enter a tranquil expanse of art. Stepping off the elevator onto their private floor, I encountered a towering collage of photographs assembled by Jason Lazarus – hundreds of images scoured from the photo-sharing site Flickr, all images of personal experiences during the Iraq war. This was just the first of many powerful pieces I would see. As Marilyn told me when we sat together in their round living room overlooking Lake Michigan, “We certainly live with [art] 24/7. It’s really become our passion.”
A seating area in the Fields’ private gallery is made up of significant design pieces, as well as Kendell Carter’s re-upholstered Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs.
Each piece in their collection exists in relation to the others around it. According to Marilyn, “We love how every piece continues to speak to each other. We try to make it all work. But most important, it has to appeal to us.” Larry wants to know, “What’s the contextual idea? How is it somehow related to society today? Is it process oriented? When you meet an artist, they can open up your eyes to a way you haven’t seen the world.” Marilyn says: “We’ve grown tremendously and become more sophisticated collectors because of the MCA. Meeting the curators and artists, you really Married for 34 years, the Fields say they’ve take so much more away from the art that always bought art. If something was visually appealing, they’d buy it. Larry says that at one you’re buying. It’s given us a different type of focus. We’ve also met so many amazing people point they were interested in posters and art glass, picking out a piece here or there, but he and made many friends in the art world, admits, “That was mostly haphazard – nothing including other collectors.” really made a collection.” They began to aim The Fields have collected art from many cities for a new level in 2000 after submitting a in many countries, but they feel a great deal of down payment on a condo in a downtown building designed by French architect Lucien pride for the City of Chicago, as well as an Lagrange. They didn’t move in for five years, obligation to support its art community. Larry and Marilyn agree that the time seems to be but in that period several decisions affected right in Chicago for a boost for some artists their collecting savvy: they became very and galleries. Larry points to success stories of involved with the Museum of Contemporary young artists like Theaster Gates, Rashid Art – Marilyn joined the Women’s Board in Johnson, Angel Otero, Nick Cave, William J. 1998, Larry became an MCA trustee around 2004, and they began attending the annual art O'Brien, Kerry James Marshall, and Dianna Frid, each of whom have work in the Fields’ extravaganza Art Basel Miami in 2002. collection. To Larry, because of the internaThe Fields’ home is a balance of art, architec- tional attention these artists have received, he suspects that people who may have been preture and contemporary design. Though viously reluctant to purchase work from a Marilyn and Larry collect as a team, their Chicago gallery (instead of say, in New York) roles at home with the work are different. may now have more confidence buying art Marilyn has taken great care to develop the here. Larry says he and Marilyn try to supcharacter of the home through furniture and port younger artists when they’re getting design, collecting 1950s modern furniture as started; for instance they have acquired a well as pieces by 1940s French designers piece from each of Gates’ series. Larry states, Jean-Michel Frank and André Arbus. When “It takes a village to support artists here: galthey finally moved into their apartment in leries, art schools, non-profits, museums – 2005, Marilyn describes opening up the art they all work together to create a wonderful and furniture as, “One of the most exciting experience.” moments – we’d bought all of these beautiful pieces and they’d been in storage for years.” The couple credits the opening of Millennium For Larry, “We looked at which pieces had Park and the Art Institute’s Modern Wing dialogue with each other. It’s fun buying, but with finally drawing a more international it’s even more fun installing.” 24
crowd to the city. Larry explains, “I think Anish Kapoor’s ‘Bean’ [Cloud Gate] in Millennium Park is sort of symbolic of citywide pride. It has drawn people to the city just for this kind of art experience.” Marilyn adds, “That was not something that used to happen. The amount of funding the community raised was pretty incredible. The gardens, the Jaume Plensa Crown Fountain – it’s all perfection.” Larry hopes that what has been successful about Millennium Park could someday be done to update other sites in the city as art showcases, such as the iconic Navy Pier. Navy Pier will in fact be transformed for a weekend this September when Expo Chicago debuts, returning an international contemporary art fair to a much-loved venue. Marilyn recalls that during Chicago’s art fair heydey in the early 1980s, Vernissage was the party for the premier contemporary art fair in the world. As part of the MCA’s Women’s Board, which is once again hosting Vernissage on September 19, she remembers, “There was Art Basel in Switzerland, but not much else. From 1982 here until it ended in 2004 it was really phenomenal. Galleries who came from around the world were very, very disappointed when it ended. The thought of bringing it back to Navy Pier, where everyone’s heart was, is exciting, and many of those original galleries are coming back.” To run a successful fair now, there is a critical place for a certain scene, and Marilyn agrees that Vernissage is an important element that will get people excited about the return of the fair. Having discussed collecting, art in Chicago, and the upcoming Expo, Larry relished the opportunity to introduce a visitor to his favorite works, so I made a concerted effort to keep pace as he rattled off names of artists and the story behind each piece. Both Marilyn and Larry have personally placed each work of art, but they’ve also largely kept the experience of others in mind when deciding where certain works should be. Certain spaces are meant for quiet pieces, such as one of Sol
In the gallery space, a John Baldessari painting dominates. A hidden room features a closet and kitchenette covered 360° in acrylic resin. Also pictured is Eric Swenson’s sinister sculpture of a deer struggling with a shadowy cape.
LeWitt’s minimalist cubic constructions placed in a window overlooking the back of the MCA. Nearby is a subtle Fred Sandbeck installation, as well as a work by Italian painter Lucio Fontana. On a bench in the entryway is a commissioned book by Deb Sokolow featuring an amusing conspiracy story about Larry, a cattle futures trader, and some cows mysteriously being found in a warehouse on the west side of Chicago. Marilyn calls it a clever homage to Larry. The Fields’ living room is defined by its full view of Lake Michigan, but upon closer exam-
ination, you find several surprising works of art and furniture around the room. A footstool by Kendell Carter, from monique meloche gallery, is made of a repurposed an egg crate that has been painted silver, with a cushion made from two fabric patterns: a traditional looking neutral fabric and camoflauge. One of Marc Swanson’s smaller rhinestone-encrusted antlers sits on one tiered wood coffee table with curving lines, while a small sculpture by John Chamberlain sits atop another table nearby. Pointing out an unusual looking, yellowed floor lamp in the living room, Larry says, “That’s a Kippenblinky Light – [Martin Kippenberger] died about 10 years ago, give or take, but he did about 10 of these lights. Each one has cigarette butts with smoking paraphernalia in it. He also incorporated actual Murano glass from a lamp that his wife loved - he sort of replicated it and then did some edgy work on it. I like the idea of looking at something very interesting the first time, and then when you go back and look at it again, there’s another story behind it.” Together all of these
Mark Bradford’s sculpture featuring a switchblade embedded in a rock recalls Sir Lancelot’s sword in the stone.
works make everything a little less serious. In the apartment’s tranquil entryway, muted by opaque green glass panels, a handful of large-scale paintings are meant to make a dramatic first impression. Mark Tansey is a favorite of the couple. His Utopic, in his signature inky blue, looms on the wall opposite the front door, featuring a dreamy scene from Anna Freud’s study. Larry notes that the hermaphrodite statue pictured on the chaise actually exists in the Louvre. Freud, Marx and Nietzsche are looking down from inside their portrait frames, psychoanalyzing her sexual identity. In the Fields’ long, open dining room, four 1970s-looking photographs by Richard Prince are lined up opposite a wall of windows overlooking the Lake. Larry excitedly explained the placement, “When we have dinner parties, the guests at the table can pick their favorite lady. The ladies are all looking to the left, to the east in the room. What are they looking for? Love. We made sure to place Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture at the east end of the buffet to create a story line for everyone.” Larry tells me that they move works around in the apartment’s private gallery about 2-3 times a year, whereas most art in the main apartment space stays put. An initial impression of the gallery is of whimsy and interaction, exemplified by Anish Kapoor’s target-like shiny whirlpool that draws your attention as you enter the room. Set into the wall, it gives the
sense that you’re falling down a rabbit hole to infinity - just like having a private Millennium Park Cloud Gate at home. Groupings are common in the gallery space, evidence of Larry’s fondness for curating. Marilyn explains, “He really loves delving into each work of art and sharing all the stories.” Larry puts works together according to a variety of themes, such as surface, era, concept, or global geography. He enjoys seeing how things go together and how they speak to each other. One group focuses on an African American aesthetic, with Mark Bradford’s bags of soccer balls, and a flag by David Hammons, as well as pieces by Rashid Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Kara Walker. Towards the north end of the gallery several works by Theaster Gates feature prominently. Larry first stops at one that he says is from Wisconsin, specifically Kohler where sinks and toilets are manufactured. He says Gates used the porcelain from the Kohler Museum when he was there during a residency. A dramatic slash indicates, according to Larry, that the person who created the piece is saying “my name is product,” referring to a time when slaves were working for owners and their names were invisible. Another work by Gates Across is a firehose wound up in a circle framed and behind glass; for the viewer, our country’s civil rights struggles and the treatment of blacks are neatly laid bare via Gates’s poignant way of working with a found material like a fire hose. Larry is undeniably proud of all of the works in the collection – it’s as if the artists are his children and he’s the proud parent. Art conjures up different things to different people, and as tour guide Larry offers his own insights but allows others to say how a work’s message might appear to them. He says, “I think art can leave a personal space to think about what it means to you.” The Fields are regularly generous with their time and their knowledge, leading tours of their home for groups interested in contemporary art. Marilyn admits that though she’s a very private person, “I want someone to come here and really learn, to think this is it.” Larry adds, “As an art collector, I think you have a responsibility to know the art and to also open up your home and be able to share it and help others learn. You must know about the artists and understand their work and why it’s here.” Of course, the ultimate goal of collecting is appreciation and enjoyment. Together Marilyn and Larry agree, “It’s about not taking yourself too seriously. That’s what it’s all about – fun.”
Larry paired Maurizio Cattelan’s marble Everyone is Broke with Tony Tasset’s colored rocks. In the forefront is one of Nick Cave’s soundsuits.
Left: Anish Kapoor’s sphere hangs on a wall in the gallery. Right: In the Fields’ living room a Kendell Carter ottoman provides a whimsical extra place to sit. One of Marc Swanson’s antlers is on the coffee table among a trio of sculptures.
Artist Insights: Jan Tichy
Left: Things To Come (1933-2012), video installation, 5 hours, 20 min, Jan Tichy & László Moholy-Nagy. Photo credit Jan Tichy. Right: Cornerstone Digital Galleries MoCP, curated digital exhibitions from the collection. Photo credit Jan Tichy.
Born in Prague, artist Jan Tichy lives and works in Chicago and teaches at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC). This fall, several impressive projects coincide at area art institutions throughout Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Expo Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Richard Gray Gallery. CGN’s Laura Miller met with Tichy to hear about all that’s happening for the artist-educator this season.
time-based tools of video and projection and will hopefully expose some hidden jewels.
What else can we expect from you this fall? At Expo Chicago I’m really excited for the U.S. premier of Things To Come (1936-2012), a three-channel video installation made from 80 seconds of never before exhibited film footage that László Moholy-Nagy created in 1936 in London. H.G. Wells commissioned Moholy-Nagy for five and half minutes of footage for his visionary sci-fi film Things To Come and used just above a minute, not even giving credits. I came across the only existing footage through his daughter Hattula LM: Tell me about working with the Museum Moholy-Nagy when working on an exhibiof Contemporary Photography for the past tion design for his show at Loyola University year on a project involving their collection. Museum of Art three years ago. It took me JT: Last year MoCP curator Karen Irvine asked me to consider new ways of interpret- some time to realize the potential hidden in these film snippets; using Moholy-Nagy’s ing their collection of more than 12,000 images and to create an exhibition that would analog techniques in digital media with the initial H.G. Wells criteria, I hope to bring explore it from a different perspective. new life to it. MoCP was one of the first museums to upload digital images of their collection to I have older works in group-exhibitions this their website as a way to connect with the fall at the Museum of Contemporary Art and public. I realized soon that the access and Richard Gray Gallery. For the Art Institute search tools are quite inappropriate for an interaction with this amazing digital archive. of Chicago’s Ando Gallery, I’m working on a site specific installation to coincide with an So, I considered ways to improve the access to the online collection and decided to create exhibition of contemporary Japanese garments from SAIC’s Fashion Resource Center. a think tank of Chicago MFA students Outside of Chicago I’ll be participating in (Columbia College, SAIC, UofC, UIC) that would bring updated perspectives on how to this fall’s Architecture Biennale in Venice in the Israeli Pavilion and working with No identify and develop strategies for better Longer Empty in NYC. online interaction. We introduced tagging applications, web design strategies and interactive elements that will hopefully give better You’ve been involved in several large-scale collaborative projects with local college students, access to a greater community. community members, and art institutions – 2011’s powerful Project Cabrini Green, While coming to work at MoCP I realized 2009’s Lighting the Crown Hall at the IIT, that the museum itself is not really accessinow the MoCP project, among others. How do ble/visible from the street, despite its promithese collaborations evolve? nent Michigan Avenue location; many As an artist and educator I believe in a creChicagoans don’t even know about it. So, I ative collaboration between faculty and stuproposed to establish a digital gallery on the dents as one of the models of successful art outside of the museum. Two large monitors will be installed on MoCP’s exterior walls at education, a theory that Moholy-Nagy was practicing in Chicago 60 years ago. I also the corner of Michigan and Harrison. The share the belief, formulated and practiced by digital galleries will display exhibitions from curator and educator Mary Jane Jacobs, that the collection, curated specifically for that in the contemporary art world, art schools purpose by a wide range of curators from offer a great platform to develop professional around the world. My exhibition there this fall will explore the collection using my own 26
art productions. Project Cabrini Green is a good example of how this model benefits students, the institution and the community as well as an artist and a commercial gallery. The project required huge amounts of time and involvement. Together with Efrat Appel we collaborated with 25 dedicated students and faculty from SAIC to develop and create all the different layers of the project and worked with over 100 teenagers from four after school programs in Cabrini Green to create the content. It wouldn’t be possible without the active support of Richard Gray Gallery and the administration of SAIC. Including the MCA and CHA there were over 200 people involved in the project. How did you make the transition to Chicago? It was actually very easy, maybe because I moved from Prague to Jerusalem when I was 19. During my MFA studies at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, I participated in a collaborative project in Helsinki initiated by SAIC. Eventually I was accepted to their Sculpture program. I finished my MFA at SAIC in 2009 and stayed to teach at the Department of Art and Technology Studies. I fell for Chicago from the beginning, and the city was kind to me. I had the extraordinary opportunity to create projects for a few signature buildings like Crown Hall, the Hancock, Spertus, Montgomery Ward, and Cabrini Green. There are more under way (Chicago Cultural Center in 2014.) After living, working, and exhibiting around the world, how do you find Chicago for art? The way Chicago is built - physically, socially and culturally - there’s space and opportunities for many cultural activities, and plenty of people want to do things. I serve on advisory boards of ACRE and threewalls, non-profits that provide the local art community with accessible spaces and rich programing. These organizations, like many other independent art spaces, apartment and pop-up galleries, are the vital source of culture for the community and an important spawn of the next generation of cultural producers. www.jantichy.com
Douglas Dawson Gallery: 30 Years of Tribal Art Douglas Dawson Gallery is a serene art destination hidden behind a steel entry wall off of Morgan St. in the heart of the city’s meat packing district. When you walk up the stone walkway under the cover of the wood trellis you are aware that you’re about to enter a gallery unlike any other in Chicago. The gallery turns 30 at the end of this year, and for the occasion gallery directors and partners Doug Dawson and Wally Bowling spent some time over tea one rainy summer morning to talk about running a contemporary gallery that deals in ethnographic art and ancient artifacts. Unique challenges face them as they try to reach the next generation of collectors while managing new realities of sourcing and authenticity, but the two have relied on experience and perspective to get them where they are today. -GV Doug Dawson credits his entry into the gallery business to a potent combination of naïveté and terror. 30 years ago, when he moved to Chicago from a political collective in northeast Iowa, Dawson had never been in an art gallery. He admits, “I very naïvely decided to open one. In retrospect, it all seems like great strategizing, but in fact it was dumb luck.” His timing was also fortunate, since he happened to rent a River North loft space in 1983, when the area was just beginning to bubble. Dawson reflects he was delighted to find himself suddenly in the middle of what was fast becoming the hot contemporary art neighborhood of Chicago.
Shibipo ceramics on display in the gallery’s main space.
actually prefer them to tribal art fairs. If you interview our collectors most will tell you they’re contemporary art collectors.” Collecting tribal art has a long and dynamic history that surprises many people. As Dawson says, “In fact, early French artists were collectors of this material too – they were affirmed and inspired by it. Their own Today, the gallery has been in the West Loop art was ratified by it. Interestingly there has been – a major paradigm change in that relafor seven years. Dawson has seen many tionship. If you look at French artists in 1915 changes since opening the gallery three they were looking at tribal art and seeing in it decades ago, but one constant has been the issues they were dealing with in their own art. gallery’s focus on tribal art. When he first opened he used a contemporary gallery model Today it’s just flipped completely - it’s underto hold openings and complementary activities stood and evaluated by looking first at 20th Century art. People come in and say ‘That like lectures, as well as thematic exhibitions. looks just like a Giacometti’, for instance. Dawson credits this structure with helping That’s how it’s validated.” him reach a larger, more energized audience of contemporary collectors than just those All these overlapping interests would seem to who collected tribal art. The contemporary indicate a broad audience for tribal art, but juxtaposition, he explains, means that someDawson admits that engaging a young audione who encounters an ancient piece doesn’t have to have expert knowledge about Burkina ence with this material can be challenging Faso; it doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of today. He says, “There’s less interest in nonwestern culture. Young people don’t travel the Ashanti tribe. A new context can dispel insecurities, and, Dawson says, help fill in the like our generation did. There’s a kind of ambivalence now. And tribal art certainly isn’t gaps later. cool. Someone can spend $200,000 on a preTo continue to offer new contexts and to keep Columbian textile, for example, take it home, things fresh, the gallery occasionally showcas- put it on the wall, have a party, and 98% of es contemporary art, working with artists who the people there will have no idea what it is, see the ancient work in new ways – a strategy let alone how much they’ve spent. It doesn’t Dawson explains complements other pieces in make the kind of impact that contemporary art can for people who collect by the numbers. the gallery. He says, “As much as we need to You can’t brand it.” keep our clients interested we need to keep ourselves interested. In dollars it’s a small part Another challenge that affects Dawson’s marof the business, but in interest it generates a lot. It’s harder and harder to do shows just on ket, as well as the antique market he says, is what he sees going on with interior design. ethnographic art, so this helps fill our open“All dealers are loathe to admit that’s a really ings calendar as well as put older works in a major engine in the art world but it is. Trends new light.” Many of Dawson’s collectors are also interested in minimalism, conceptual art, in interior design now seem very conservative, very corporate. We hear young people aren’t even antiques, so parallels are easily found. really using interior designers anymore. They buy a loft and a TV screen bigger than the Dawson and Bowling cross boundaries in other practical ways as well. Dawson explains, house we grew up in, a Crate & Barrel sofa, “We participate in contemporary art fairs – we and then LOTS of electronic toys. That’s kind 27
of it.” Dawson and I discussed how actually, many pieces that have become best sellers at the big box stores that appeal to transient young people, are in fact inspired by, if not copies of, unique pieces from far flung countries or long ago eras. If people feel they can obtain an apothecary coffee table that looks like it came from a remote village in South East Asia with the click of a button, and free shipping, why would they seek out a welltraveled dealer who’s actually gone to the trouble to procure the real thing from a real village? Dealers, as well as individuals used to have to travel more to find such treasures. But Bowling says that even if you travelled that way, especially on your own, you wouldn’t necessarily such things anymore. He says, “So it’s kind of a catch-22. When we used to travel more it was more readily available. You’d get excited about pieces in-situ. People just got excited about the third world, but now it all looks very western. Villagers are wearing t-shirts shipped from the US. There are no ceramics. Instead, you see Michael Jackson’s face printed everywhere. It’s a different perception of the world now generally.” The number of younger collectors who frequent the gallery is small, but Bowling cites a handful who are new to tribal art. He believes, “If you know you want to collect something, pre-Columbian ceramics are amazing. A lot of people think because of the age, prices must be out of reach; we do have to reflect the market, but if you look at what goes at the major auction houses today, these things are much less than contemporary counterpoints, and they have some history.” Dawson thinks any younger collector should first be curious. He advises, “Don’t expect to buy right away, but do look and wonder on any kind of level – aesthetic, technical, historical. When we were younger we used to go to so many galleries and just see and absorb.” He is frustrated by art students who come in but don’t really look at pieces in the gallery. He’s
there’s a lot of forgery - mixing of pieces and reconstructing things. The client wanted to be sure we had the right head for the body. We sent it to McCrone Associates in suburban Chicago for a host of tests, like thermoluminescence, which determines when a ceramic was submitted to a certain temperature. Both the head and the body came out equally correct in that test. Then, they ground up samples from both parts and those came out perfectly. They x-rayed. Then, they drilled into a point where the ceramic hadn’t gotten hot enough to carbonize organic material, and they found animal hair that had been used as a bonding agent. These pieces are 2,500 years old. They pulled a hair out of the head, and a hair out of the body and did DNA tests. The hairs came from the same female goat. Ultimately they said it was “highly likely” - the most definitive statement they’ll make - that the two parts were made at the same time, from the same lump of clay, by the same person. We will go that far to determine authenticity.”
Ricketts textiles showcased at the entrance of the gallery
lectured classes in the space, only to have no one come back, and he wonders where they are getting their messages. “For me the ideal is being curious and asking questions, wondering about the people who made these things – it broadens my idea of human experience. That’s what art is. I think it’s important people know about the world.” A museum experience is naturally quite different role than the one a gallery provides, especially in a field like tribal art. Locally, Dawson looks to the Art Institute and its excellent collection. He says the head of the department that deals with tribal art is probably the best in the United States, but it still remains a department that has a very low profile in Chicago. He says, “There’s no energized community around this material here. That affects business. There are some other dealers in Chicago who are participating in the same market that we are, but no one is doing international shows and seeking the same national level. I’m not demeaning anyone, but it would be nice if there were more galleries dealing in this kind of art in order to give people something to compare.” These awareness challenges are all the more reason that visitors should be attracted to Dawson’s gallery and unique field. In the gallery visitors encounter prime examples of tribal art as well as moving insights into world history. Bowling, a trained architect himself, points out that the space was designed to look like the houses their clients might have. Small rooms and spaces allow you to discover things. He says, “There’s an intimacy that you don’t get in a museum. You can look at a piece here and respond in your own setting.” Dawson says visitors are invited to come in, touch things, ask an expert questions. It’s a rare point of access. Dawson and Bowling have gone to great distances to give clients that kind of up-close access, traveling the globe to art fairs and remote destinations to bring the best of the world’s tribal art to collectors. Their specialty
also involves regularly going through hoops. One of the primary obstacles demonstrates how recent issues of our own security have resulted in newer challenges of dealing in tribal art. Dawson says, “the Patriot Act really has become sort of a nightmare in the art business, where everything is suspect. Dealing with the Federal Government, the Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Customs – to get a clarification of what you can and cannot do, it’s almost impossible.” Dawson and Bowling say they travel a lot less than they used to, partly because of the recession, and partly because they haven’t needed to replace inventory as often. Bowling says the two do more internal travel and less foreign, and the foreign travel is more for pleasure. Still, they manage to travel about a quarter of the year, but art fairs largely dictate travel. Their recent ventures would still fill many of us with wanderlust: South America, Asia, and throughout Africa. Trips usually involve seeing contacts, visiting museums, and staying up to date with other collections. Travel is often not when acquisitions are actually made, since as Dawson points out, acquisitions are almost never from the country of origin. He explains, “The things we’d want would be illegal to import or export in most cases. We buy things that have impeccable provenance and authenticity, and to do that we must spend a lot of time going through a great deal of steps. We have a good museum business, and it’s more and more difficult to sell to museums now because of concerns about provenance and authenticity. For instance, we’re more likely to look to buy things from this country or Europe than we are from Mexico or Peru or Indonesia.” Authenticity is a serious matter, particularly since Dawson has a strong museum business. “Not long ago,” Dawson says, “we had a large prehistoric African terra cotta figure and the head had been broken off. In that world of African archeological ceramics
Regarding their base in Chicago, Dawson says it’s a sort of double-edged sword: “We do have some second city syndrome here, where people will prefer to buy things in New York or Paris, particularly in the art world, since that has a sort of caché. That said we have been here for 30 years. Chicago is a great city that draws a lot of people in for numerous events.” He admits to a familiar dealer quandary, “We couldn’t survive in Chicago just on Chicago. It’s because we’ve developed a national reputation that we can do what we do here. But I think that’s true of everyone. That’s what keeps everyone open in this city. Dawson says that above all they’ve enjoyed a great run in Chicago. Most of the obstacles they’ve faced have in fact been in place from the beginning, and here they still are after three decades. For our space, this is a protected manufacturing district, so we are able to have this sculpture gallery and to make the gallery a destination. Obviously we could not have all of this in too many other cities.”
A contemporary piece by gallery artist Frank Connet
Douglas Dawson Gallery www.douglasdawson.com 400 N Morgan (60607) • 312-226-7975 The gallery will be participating in EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier September 20-23, 2012.
Chicago’s Unique Artist Residencies BY MARY DEYOE
Sometimes what we all need is a change of scenery or pace. It is incredible how much even the slightest adjustment to our everyday schedule offers new perspectives and a refreshed state of mind. Artists are of course no exception to this, and the artist residency exists almost solely to offer space, time and resources for artists to focus and work. This past summer, when thinking ahead to Chicago Artists Month in October, I looked into 10 different Chicago-area residencies and discovered that, despite their use of the same label, each program is defining on its own terms what it means to be a residency. Following are individual profiles of the various program personalities. Among the traditional retreat-style residencies you will find Ox-Bow, Ragdale and ACRE, each set in an idyllic “country” environment. The impulse to escape the hustle and bustle to find a calm and quiet place is not a new practice for artists or writers—certainly that desire motivated what Monet did at Giverny and what Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner found appealing in East Hampton.
and time they are invited to participate in recreational activities and attend nightly lectures (during fall sessions only.) “The community is one of the primary benefits,” says executive director Elizabeth Chodos. “Artists [and staff— comprised primarily of artists] bond with each other in a way that is difficult to do in other settings… they can let down their guard.” education, Anchor graphics, courtesy of Anchor Graphics
Similarly ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), as well as providing time and space, offers a host of activities and programs. These range from the calm and sophisticated—wine and cheese pairing lessons, bike rides—to the raucously playful—a cross-river tug-o-war—to the academic. 6-10 international visiting artists meet with residents for a single session (including About 30 miles north of Chicago in Lake musicians—ACRE has a fully equipped Forest, you can easily miss the entrance to Ragdale as you drive down Green Bay Road. recording studio) to share skills, lead workshops and give lectures. Co-directors Emily Once in the driveway every noise from the Green and Nick Wylie feel it is important to busy road dissipates. The barn and main include an exhibition piece, and each resident house—the Ragdale House—were designed has the opportunity to exhibit work at one of by Charles Van Doren Shaw in 1897 as a ten current partner galleries in Chicago. retreat for his family. It was formally established as a residency in 1976, and since then “This is a great way to extend the communimore buildings have been added, including a ty,” Wylie says. This tendency to add practical professional development elements to a sculpture studio in 2006—an indication of residency is, I discovered, very common Ragdale’s efforts to welcome more visual among city-based residencies. artists (and performing artists), as the program’s greatest number of residents are writers. Each group is thoughtfully planned so as In the same professioal growth vein, the to create as much harmony as possible during BOLT residency run by the Chicago Artists’ the artists’ two week stay. “The community is Coalition provides 10-11 Chicago artists 24hour access to studio space for a year, but important,” said Regin Igloria, Director of the Artists-in-Residence Program. “We want they do not offer living space. During the residency artists must learn to balance their to make sure there is a mix of people from daily lives with their studio time. What various cities and stages in their careers.” BOLT lacks in living space, it more than Ragdale residents have complete freedom to makes up for in professional resources. “The make their own schedules; they are asked only to meet nightly for a family-style dinner. residency acts as a holistic incubator,” Ragdale’s peacefulness is difficult to describe, explains Cortney Lederer, Director of but any visitor would wish to stay awhile and Exhibitions + Community Outreach. In addition to studio space, residents are given a solo admire the sweeping landscape and bright exhibition, they meet monthly as a group airy studios, while residents casually pass with Lederer, and they have opportunities to through the open kitchen. meet with and exchange ideas with artists, Ox-Bow, located in Saugatuck, MI, is one of curators, program directors and other people from the Chicago community, such as Art the oldest and most well-known residencies in the region, established as both a residency Institute curator Lisa Dorin and former and school in 1910. Residents, primarily visu- MCA curator Tricia Van Eck. al artists, come from around the world for 2-5 Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) and weeks. In addition to receiving studio space 28
threewalls gallery each have residency programs that focus on Chicago and the region. HPAC’s residency launches this October and is by invitation only. The goal is to look to the Chicago arts community for inspiration. “The benefit [for the artists, many of whom are from outside of the US] is not escape,” explained Megha Ralapati, Residency Coordinator, “but being immersed in the Chicago environment.” Kate Lorenz, Executive Director of HPAC says “We encourage artists to take risks, and we aim to facilitate connections between artists, other people and resources in the community.” threewalls’ artist-in-research-residency also acts as a facilitator between artists and the community. Their residency, though, is open to artists, writers, musicians, curators, critics, arts administrators, etc. Residents are provided with studio space (and living space), but that space may be used for public programs, conferences, discussion series, meetings, work-space and more. “We are looking for people who are interested in creating projects in the Midwest,” said program director Abigail Satinsky. This doesn’t mean the work is site specific, but their work/research must be tied somehow to the region. threewalls recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and although it has expanded to a much larger and multi-functional organization, threewalls was originally established as a residency program by graduates of the School of the Art Institute in an effort to keep artists living and working in Chicago. Anchor Graphics is tucked into a small but ethereal space in a Columbia College building. Bright light flows in through the floorto-ceiling windows and the walls are covered with work that ranges from prints with simple bold text, to pieces with fine, intricate
details. The three-week residency program (which includes an apartment) is designed to give an experienced printmaker unlimited access to the studio. “It’s not about the results,” says David Jones, executive director, “rather we encourage residents to use this time to take risks.” Spudnik Press, like Anchor Graphics, has a residency specifically for printmakers. Theirs, however, is geared towards the completion of a specific project and culminates with an exhibition for the resident. Profits from artwork sold during the show go towards funding the next resident. Unlike writers or painters who are arguably more mobile, printmakers need access to large expensive printing presses. Residencies like Spudnik’s and Anchor Graphics’ are invaluable for both the access to professional tools and unfettered support. Primarily a craft-based organization, Lillstreet Art Center also provides tools an artist might not otherwise be able to access, such as kilns and presses. During one-year residencies artists are integrated into the organization by teaching classes and giving two public presentations. When considering that our area offers a number of residency programs, Emily Shroeder Willis, Director of Artist Programs says, “I think it’s important to keep an open relationship with other residencies. We are not in competition; we learn from one another.” This is exactly the spirit that led leaders from several of the residencies to form CAARP (Chicago Area Arts Residency Programs), a group which meets to exchange ideas and assist one another in continuing to attract and support outstanding artistic talent and practice. Often, artists don’t just participate in a residency once; they will likely find reasons over time to apply to several and to take advantage of multiple programs and experiences. The exception among these residencies with physical centers is TRANSIT, which does not exist in any one location. TRANSIT’s
studio, ACRE, photo courtesy of ACRE
motto, “helping artists go places,” reveals their mission: to facilitate opportunities for artists to work both in and out of Chicago. Artists apply with projects in mind, and TRANSIT accomodates each artist’s needs. Explains founder and director Meredith Winer, “We tailor everything.” Perhaps TRANSIT’s motto is applicable to all of the residencies. Whether physically, professionally or psychically, all of them afford artists the opportunity to go places—to make new connections, to take risks. Both by attracting new artists to the city and supporting local talent these residencies provide a fertile ground for new conversations, questions and discoveries about art. To learn more about the residencies mentioned here, please visit the new CAARP website www.CAARPChicago.org
Antiques + Modernism in Winnetka this fall Antiques are in season this fall. This October visit the north shore to take in Antiques + Modernism Winnetka, a fusion of two well-known fairs with a combined 60-year history. Presented by The Woman’s Board of Winnetka Community House, the pairing of Modernism with antiques makes the variety of wares offered by participating dealers altogether fresh and new while keeping with the times, as many younger collectors today seek an eclectic mix of items for their every day spaces. -GV
Antiques collectors and design aficionados may be drawn to different lines, materials and concepts, but they are both in search of quality, craftsmanship and beauty. They also value rarity and detail, elements not found in everyday purchases from big-box stores.
Today’s collectors, if they may even consider themselves as such, are busy balancing chaotic lives. Though individual home and personal styles are not so narrow as they might have been in previous times, antiques will always carry a certain appeal for their historical links and significance, as well as their durability, craftsmanship and elegance.
Antiques + Modernism will encompass periods of design ranging from the 17th to mid20th century, and esteemed dealers from across the country will showcase fine examples of American, British, French and Asian antiques, as well as pieces from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and MidCentury design movements. The exhibition and sale will offer furniture, silver, ceramics, jewelry, garden antiques, lighting, rugs, textiles, fine and folk art, architectural artifacts and more. Proceeds from all events support the programs and services of the Winnetka Community House, a nontax supported organization that is dependent on a broad base of community support for its existence. Antiques + Modernism Winnetka $15 for three day tickets to the show: Friday, October 19: 11–8 Saturday, October 20: 10–6 Sunday, October 21: 11–5 Preview party: Thursday, October 18, 6:30–9:30 pm Tickets:$125 advance; $150 at door Cocktail Reception + Music
The appeal today of all things Modern makes sense, especially when considering that the power of design has become associated with savvy self-expression. In many ways antiques and modernism would seem to occupy very different points on the spectrum, but there are in fact similarities in their differences. 29
Go West to Elmhurst
New to CGN
Heading west from downtown midweek, safely past the morning rush hour, is a surprisingly relaxing time to take a drive to the suburbs, and the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) is as good a reason as any to get out of town for an hour or two. First, admission is just $5 for adults. On Fridays it’s free. Second, EAM was recently named by Chicago magazine the best suburban art museum.
Our list of galleries new to CGN this season is a solid one, and we are pleased to welcome new spaces from downtown all the way to nearby Wisconsin. ArchiTech Gallery is back to announce the publication of gallery owner David Jameson’s book, Alfonso Iannelli - Modern By Design. Jameson has been at work on the book about the architect for years. The foreword is by City of Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson. Elaine Erickson Gallery, in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward, was established in 1994 and is a member of the Milwaukee Art Dealers Association. Erickson features contemporary art in all mediums as well as a collection of ethnographic art. Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM) features the best examples of contemporary mosaic fine art. The gallery recently relocated from the Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Navy Pier to a newly expanded space within the Chicago Mosaic School. GoCM is the only nonprofit school dedicated solely to the mosaic arts in the United States. Hilligoss Galleries, long familiar to those wandering Michigan Ave., specializes in selections of original paintings by living artists, as well as fine prints by historic and 20th century masters. William Hill Gallery has opened on South Dorchester in Hyde Park. The gallery’s grand opening exhibition features art by Jeffery Leving thru September 23. Hilton | Asmus Contemporary is new to River North. Run by Arica Hilton and Sven Asmus, the gallery opened this summer at Wells and Superior. The focus is on modern and contemporary paintings, limited edition graphics, glass art, sculpture and photography. Robert Jendra Studio + Gallery is also new to us in River North. Robert Jendra is a photographer focused on Chicago scenes, among other subject matter. Onli Studios comes to us in time for Chicago Artists Month. Turtel Onli is a graphic artist who is part of the group at Bridgeport Art Center. Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, Ltd. is a not-for-profit, community-oriented cooperative based in Evanston. Perspective promotes ongoing artist exhibitions and also offers outreach activities such as workshops, youth classes and critiques. Sherwin’s Gallery in Wrigleyville is home to artist Ian M. Sherwin. The gallery offers exhibitions, classes for kids and adults, even parties. David Weinberg Photography has a full schedule again this fall in River North. The space will hold openings this fall in conjunction with area galleries. Weinberg’s exhibition Mr. Wild’s Garden was held at Elmhurst Art Museum this spring (pictured at left.)
A visit to EAM is a cultural experiElmhurst Art Museum, photo by Matthew Avignone ence, but it’s also an architectural one, particularly since the museum building is designed around and pays tribute to one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 1991, EAM took advantage of an opportunity to purchase the McCormick House, one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by van der Rohe. The current site, opened in September of 1997, has won the Chicago AIA Regional Architecture Award and was nominated for a National Distinguished Building Award for Architectural Excellence. While the building is certainly worthy of visitor admiration, the exhibition program is the real draw season after season. A focus on the local is critical to EAM’s purpose and identity; many area artists count showing at EAM as their first museum exhibition. EAM is also a central advocate for arts and culture in the western suburbs, bringing in dynamic exhibitions and holding a regular series of artist lectures and discussions all year long. EAM hosts important national shows, such as the two recent exhibitions from the Smithsonian, where the museum was the only Midwest venue. Visit EAM’s website for their up-todate fall schedule. More suburban art destinations are listed on page 51. -GV Elmhurstartmuseum.org • 150 Cottage Hill Ave. (60126) • Closed Sunday/Monday
Chicago Artists Month Art Picks October is Chicago Artists Month. This fall, look in galleries + studios, even online, to find unique + handmade works by creatives here at home.
Clockwise, top center: Justin Cooper, part of DePaul Art Museum’s Afterimage, courtesy moniquemeloche gallery; Jeremiah Lee’s cigar box guitar, Packer Schopf Gallery; you can find Sara Wright’s hand printed card art at Keenly Inked on Etsy; Clarisse Perrette Wander & Space, Acrylic on canvas, 44” x 44”, 2010, at the Zhou B Art Center
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2012 Gallery Milestones: decades in the art business What were you doing 40 years ago this fall? How about 30, or even 10? Did you live in Chicago? Were you even born? A sizeable number of our city’s galleries are marking major milestones this fall, so we took some time to ask them about the kind of impact that longevity and leadership have had in our neighborhoods and in our arts community. A multitude of developments have affected art businesses here and around the world, but when considering the many industry shifts, Chicago dealers have similar responses: the internet and art fairs have turned things on their head when it comes to selling art, promoting artists and reaching collectors.With the benefit of hindsight, several dealers celebrating significant anniversaries this year offered reflections on all that has changed over the decades, as well as what thankfully remains the same. -GV
ness. Art Exposition launched on Navy Pier that year, and the resulting energy and attention bouyed Chicago’s reputation as an international art center; it also added fuel to the rapid local gallery growth. By the end of the ‘80s, over 65 galleries filled River North, while more opened around the city, including in Wicker Park/Bucktown and beyond.
Catherine Edelman launched her namesake gallery 25 years ago after graduating from the School of the Art Institute, opening her doors two weeks before the 1987 stock market crash. An April 1989 fire that devastated River North, along with the coinciding crash of the global art market, led to widespread volatility well into the early ‘90s. Some dealers again sought larger spaces and lower rents, spurring a significant relocation to the Artists and art dealers are often pioneers West Loop. Edelman says, “I think the idea when it comes to seeking out new neighborwas that we’d all move, which at first seemed hoods in which to live as well as run a busilike a viable idea, but a lot of us decided to ness. The vitality and popularity of Chicago stay. I think that split hurt the power of the neighborhoods today, such as River North Chicago gallery scene. There never used to be and the West Loop, versus 10 or 20 years ago a thought where else you’d go opening night.” is in part thanks to dealers and artists who blazed early trails. Such geographic changes Art centers have continued to develop have had long-range effects on the gallery locally in all directions, such as in Pilsen and scene that are still evident. Bridgeport where distinct neighborhood per-
Prior to the 1980s the city’s established galleries were centered around Michigan Avenue. A few stalwarts are still located there today, including Richard Gray Gallery, approaching its 50th anniversary in 2013, and R.S. Johnson Fine Art, in business for over 56 years. By the late ‘70s a few dealers addressed a need for space that was not available along the city’s main retail corridor. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery moved to 368 West Huron in 1976. In 1979 Ann and Roy Boyd moved their gallery to West Superior to the second floor above Young Hoffman Gallery, with Jack Lemmon and Landfall Press. Ann Boyd remembers, “It was a wonderful time. There was hardly any activity during the day, but people who came to see us came for a purpose. We were all feeling pressure to have higher ceilings, more space for art, more elbowroom during openings. Some artists thought we were crazy until they saw the big spaces and recognized the sense of camaraderie. Our insurance when we started was $1,500 a month because our agent thought all of our windows would be smashed.” By 1983 16 galleries had opened in what would soon be known as River North. Around the same time that galleries were beginning to establish Chicago’s first gallery district, in 1981 a new event on the city’s art calendar would forever change the art busi-
Longtime friend + playwright Edward Albee with Ann + Roy Boyd while celebrating Roy Boyd Gallery’s 30th anniversary in 2002.
community. Today our business is predicated on participating in important art fairs. We depend on the clients we meet at those fairs who, if they do not purchase at the show, often will when they visit us in Chicago.”
Valerie Carberry, who opened her gallery 10 years ago in the John Hancock Center, says though many see striking changes over the years, and art now reaches many via the sonalities are evident. The ever-creative art internet, up close and in-person can’t be beat: scene now even includes pop-up galleries and “What has not changed is that the quality of installations, a timely result of a resourceful experience for the casual visitor or the expeeconomy. Changes in the global business rienced collector is never better than in the landscape have also altered the way we all gallery itself, where the directors, staff, and reach audiences beyond the ones at home. In artists are available to share their expertise the past 10 years, we’ve come to view weband enthusiasm in a comfortable space. This sites, blogs, Twitter and Facebook as critical. experience endures alongside the many and now vital platforms for art viewing, such as Douglas Dawson Gallery marks 30 years at online or at art fairs, and proves the value of the end of this year, and Dawson points to a basic pleasure.” technology as being one of the most striking differences since his early days, though he Running a gallery is a marathon, certainly admits that new channels may not seem as not a sprint. Dawson says, “I think the most jarring to those starting out. He says, “For important issue for an older gallery, as for an older galleries, like ours, with an older clien- older individual, is how to remain vital, reletele, and a long history of print, mailings, per- vant, and able to bring energized perspectives sonal contact, the evolution of technology and to one's activities. Chicago is a wonderful and the impetus to make it a valid tool of the busi- receptive city to explore those challenges.” ness has been challenging.” 10 years ago the Boyds hosted an intimate
Social networking and the web aren’t the only things making the art world smaller. Roy Boyd, who founded his gallery in 1972 in Western Springs before moving downtown near the original site of the MCA, says that compared to 40 years ago, “We all know art fairs have taken over. The scene isn’t just local anymore.” Dawson reiterated Boyd’s point: “The changes I've seen in the art business in Chicago mirror changes nationally. When I opened in the early 1980's there was tremendous, self-sustaining energy in the art 32
party for their 30th anniversary. “This fall,” Roy says, “we’re going to just have a group show for our 40th anniversary. We’re letting our artists submit their favorite old work, or they can submit something new. We just want to recognize the people we’ve worked so well with.”
For a full list of Chicago galleries celebrating 10 or more years in business this year, please see page 35.
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Not Just Another Pretty Face: ®
Artists + individuals creating together
To comission a work of art sounds like a lofty endeavor, but as the Hyde Park Art Center’s (HPAC) Not Just Another Pretty Face® (NJAPF) demonstrates, the process of a patron working with an artist is uniquely satisfying, and not at all out of reach. The program A patron admires a newly-unveiled work of art. returns this fall for a fifth run. What began in 1995 as a way to support Chicago artists and the Art Center has garnered praise from those familiar with the concept, such as artists looking to collaborate and patrons looking to support HPAC, as well as art enthusiasts who appreciate this genius, approachable idea.
artists, encompassing a range of cultural backgrounds, artistic media, styles and price points. Once artists are selected, private and public salons are hosted by interested patrons as well as HPAC. Artists and patrons meet and the matchmaking begins. Eventually parameters are established regarding finances and the nature of the commissioned artwork. Some patrons lay down specific requests, such as a certain type of artwork or style, like a mixed media portrait, while others may give the artist total control over the process and outcome. Works executed include painting, photography, sculpture, installation and more.
At a glance, NJAPF is a kind of matchmaking arrangement for the art world, intended to support Chicago artists while making collecting more accessible to a broader group of people. Through the “salons” series artists and patrons pair up, questions are answered, artists’ art work is explored and the collaboration begins.
NJAPF has a proven track record of bringing more awareness and support to Chicago artists, as well as demystifying the notion of collecting art. Brand new patrons as well as seasoned collectors recognize their sponsorship plays a direct role in supporting the arts. -LM
NJAPF involves many people, and from start to finish it can take place anywhere from 18 months to two years. Inititally HPAC builds up the artist roster, where the goal is to assemble a diverse group of
Upcoming public salon dates taking place this fall and spring at the Art Center: November 12 at 6 pm + February 7 at 6 pm. If you’re interested in getting involved or attending a salon, please visit www.hydeparkart.org/support
Due to the program’s dual goals, commission proceeds generated by patrons are split equally between HPAC and the artist. Finally, a comprehensive catalogue is produced and the final works are unveiled at a celebratory opening of the three-month exhibition of the work produced during the program. In many cases at the opening party is the first time a patron sees the finished work before taking it home to be a part of, or the start to, their collection.
Eat Local. Art Local. Chicago’s reputation as a food capital has been building for a while, and there seems to be a natural overlap between gallery-goers and foodies. As chefs and art world personalities collide, the link between food and art extends beyond just where to eat after a busy night of gallery hopping. Local sourcing is celebrated on the walls as well as the plate in this charming Belgianinspired restaurant. Each turn of the season brings fresh artwork and a modified menu to Leopold, all made possible by the natural showcasing of regional artists and farmers. “Since we like to feature small, local farmers, we thought it important to do the same through our art program,” says Christy Agee, owner and general manager of Leopold. Every three months, Agee partners with At Leopold, what’s on the wall is as important as what’s on the plate. curator Andrew Rafacz, of Andrew Rafacz Gallery in the West Loop, to produce an BY CARLY LILLWITZ exhibition of around ten pieces that mirrors the authentic and locally grown cuisine of The line between food and art continues to Chef Jeffrey Hedin (a photographer himblur as Chicago eateries and cocktail lounges self.) Rafacz recalls, “I know through my take interest in high-caliber art. Despite some own interaction with clients that taste in fine artists’ reservations, restaurants are becoming art and taste in fine cuisine regularly conworthy alternate exhibition venues in addiverge… Art and dining are already bound up tion to typical gallery spaces. Some restauin each other. I think, simply put, interesting rants even hold opening receptions for the art adds to the singularity of the dining expeexhibiting artists. To change up your usual rience, making it more memorable.” gallery hopping routine, we recommend Leopold in West Town to simultaneously Leopold has demonstrated its distinctive taste enjoy a well-crafted meal while checking out in photography in its past exhibitions, showwork by up-and-coming Chicago artists. 34
ing works by Laura Letinsky, Christopher Meerdo, and Heidi Norton, all of whom boast impressive resumes. “There is a rich and recent history of great photography coming out of the city,” Rafacz observes, “and Leopold has so far had a commitment to artists who reside here.” Coming this season to Leopold, Rafacz brings together Chicago-based photographers Clarissa Tossin and Jereon Nelemans representing The Mission Projects. For Agee, a life-long lover of the arts, the harmonious coexistence of art and menu in Leopold has only reaffirmed an age-old foodie truism. "I know this sounds cliché," she says, "but people really do eat with their eyes first." Thru November 10 at Leopold: Clarissa Tossin and Jeroen Nelemans At the next opening reception enjoy a complimentary drink + 15% off your dinner. Email email@example.com for dates + details Leopold • 1450 W. Chicago Ave. (60642) Tel. 312.348.1028 • leopoldchicago.com
Artists + Dealers in the News Anniversaries The list of anniversaries in 2012 is long and filled with major milestones. We congratulate everyone on the list below! 40 years: Roy Boyd Gallery • 35 years: Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd. 30 years: Douglas Dawson Gallery • Perimeter Gallery • 25 years: Catherine Edelman Gallery • Aron Packer Gallery • 20 years: Carrie Secrist Gallery • Vale Craft Gallery • 15 years: Stephen Daiter Gallery • Pagoda Red • 10 years: Russell Bowman Art Advisory • Valerie Carberry Gallery • Gillock Gallery • Woman Made Gallery • Zygman Voss
Moves + Updates Colletti Gallery has relocated nearby to 49 E. Oak St. Gillock Gallery has moved to 1127 Florence Ave. in Evanston.
Artist Awards + Commissions elsewhere Jean Albano Gallery artist Zack Wirsum will be included in Afterimage at the DePaul Art Museum September 13–November 15, 2012. Gallery artist Gladys Nilsson will be included in Narrative Impulse at the Christopher Art Gallery, Prarie State College, Chicago Heights, IL. October 1-November 1, 2012. Susan Saladino was recently included in Beyond Rodin: New Directions in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture at the Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY. Ann Nathan Artist Mary Borgman is having an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, Portraiture Now: Portraits on the Edge, November 16, 2012-August 18, 2013. The sixth installation of the Portrait Gallery’s dynamic Portraiture Now series probes the intersection between drawing, photography, painting, video, textual writing and computer technology. Andrew Bae Gallery announced that The Art Institute of Chicago has purchased Tetsuya Noda's 445 Diary March 5, '05 in Kashiwa and 453 Diary April 2, '07. Noda's prints can be viewed in the Artwork by Tetsuya Noda from Andrew Bae Gallery in River North Contemporary Japanese Prints Collection and will be a part of the museum’s permanent collection. Gallery artist Jungjin Lee was invited to join Frederic Brenner's project in Israel, Israel: Portrait of a Work in Progress. Brenner invited photographers - including Stephen Shore, Thomas Struth and Jeff Wall - to explore Israel’s complexity and resonance for a group exhibition opening at the beginning of 2014.
Superheroes book is out. She is one of only 10 international photographers nominated for this year’s Prix Pictet. ZIA will host the next fundraiser for the Heartland Alliance. Please visit CGN’s online news pages for additional news about gallery artists. Echt Gallery is excited to have two artists, Katja Fritzsche and Janusz Walentynowicz, highlighted in the exhibition Into the Light: Illinois Glass at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, IL. Congratulations to ArchiTech Gallery owner David Jameson on the publication of his book, Alfonso Iannelli - Modern By Design. Carl Hammer Gallery artist Chris Ware is publishing a new graphic novel, Building Stories, in October. Original pages from the novel are part of an exhibition at the gallery opening September 7.
Donald Young (1942-2012)
The international art world was saddened this spring at the passing of dealer Donald Young. He was 69. A member of the Art Dealers Association of America, Young founded Young Hoffman Gallery in Chicago in the mid-1970s with Rhona Hoffman (Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago). In 1983 he founded Donald Young Gallery. The gallery ZIA|Gallery artists are busy! Rick Dula exhibited large watercolors was well-known for its artists stable, at the Denver Airport (DIA), honoring the Clyfford Still Museum. its focus on minimalism and video art, Internationally renowned photographer Nevada Wier is working on and its international reach. Young's a book about Myanmar as well as writing A Nomadic Vision. Melissa vision and support contributed greatJay Craig has been awarded residencies at the Ragdale Foundation ly to the reputation of the Chicago art and the Vermont Studio Center. Kathy Weaverʼs Habeas Corpus tex- scene. He will be missed. CGN intertile will be exhibited in Art to Change The World at Art Prize, Grand viewed Young for its very first 15 Rapids. Her Crude Explorations about the BP oil spill will be exhibit- Minutes with a Dealer profile series. ed in New Fibers 2012 at Eastern Michigan Univ. Dulce Pinzón’s CGN photographed Young in 2008 35
THE GALLERIES Chicago Gallery News is organized by geography, so you can plan your route or easily look up galleries in your area. We aim to make it simple for visitors to see as many galleries as possible in a certain neighborhood, but don’t limit yourself to just one district or even the city limits - galleries may be found in surprising places, and they can be the inspiration for long drives. Be sure to use our pull-out map on page 31. Refer to these listings to see what shows are taking place, which artists are showing where, and in which areas galleries specialize. The art world is increasingly global these days, but Chicago’s local dealers and artists are friendly and helpful to veterans and neophytes alike. All of the listings here in print may also be found online at chicagogallerynews.com. Visit our online calendar of events for a guide to artist talks and other special happenings in the galleries and beyond, and read our art blog to check out our latest tips and recommendations. Chicago Gallery News is the only resource of its kind. To be included in these listings, please contact us: 312-649-0064 • firstname.lastname@example.org
River North Dozens of galleries radiate from the intersection of Superior + Franklin streets, making up the River North gallery district. The area is the city’s densest gallery center. Chicago
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Happening in the galleries • Free Weekly Saturday Morning Gallery Tours,11am-12:30pm Chicagogallerynews.com • September 7 + November 2: major area opening nights • September 20-23: Events + openings for EXPO Chicago
704 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-664-3406 Tu-Sa 11-6 email@example.com www.addingtongallery.com Paintings and sculpture by American and European artists. Opening receptions are on show start dates, from 5-8pm.
September 7-October 31: • Robin Denevan, encaustic river-scapes • Howard Hersh, abstract encaustic paintings. • Sandra Dawson, new work November 2-December 31: Jessica Bush, Tamara English + Joseph Hronek MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Dining in the district • Boarding House: Wine-focused Opening this fall • Coco Pazzo: Italian • Farmhouse: Midwestern • Gene & Georgetti: Italian • Kiki’s Bistro: French • Prosecco: Italian • Union Sushi + BBQ: Asian Robin Denevan, Autumn River (detail), 21” x 42”, encaustic
Jean Albano Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0770 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 + by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jeanalbanogallery.com Contemporary paintings, drawings, and constructions. September 7-October 20: Gladys Nilsson: New Watercolors. Opening Fri, Sept. 7 5:30-7:30
ArchiTech Gallery 730 N. Franklin, 2nd Fl. (60654) Tel 312-475-1290 W-Sa 12-5 Dir. David Jameson email@example.com www.architechgallery.com
20 Years of Fine Tuscan Inspired Cuisine.
Chicago’s only gallery of architectural art. Design drawings, blueprints + photographs of building + industrial art.
300 W Hubbard 312.836.0900 cocopazzochicago.com
Artists represented include Frank Lloyd Wright, Alfonso Iannelli + Daniel Burnham.
November 2-4: Participating in SOFA Chicago November 2-December: Objects: Featuring gallery artists, including Amy Honchell, Donna Rosenthal, Susan Saladino and Courtney Timmermans. Opening Fri., Nov. 2 5:30-7:30
Contact ArchiTech Gallery about a new book, Alfonso Iannelli - Modern By Design, written by David Jameson; foreword by Tim Samuelson. September 7December 29: Alfonso Iannelli
Alfonso Iannelli, Wooden Nude Figure, 1931
Gladys Nilsson, Outer View, 2012, watercolor and gouache on paper, 12” x 9”
Andrew Bae Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-335-8601 Tu-Sa 10-6 firstname.lastname@example.org www.andrewbaegallery.com Contemporary Asian art, primarily with ties to Korea, Japan and China.
Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and upcoming opening dates. September 7-October 6: Jae Ko. Opening reception September 7 MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Permanent gallery artists include: Kwang Jean Park, Young June Lew, Yong Jin Han, Tetsuya Noda, Keysook Geum, Jungjin Lee, Jae Ko, Leeah Joo, Gapchul Lee.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory 311 W. Superior, Ste. 115 (60654) Tel 312-751-9500 Tu-W by appt.; Th-Sa 10-5:30 Opening receptions held 5:30-8 on starting date of exhibition. email@example.com www.bowmanart.com
September 7-October 27: Roger Brown: Major Paintings. In conjunction with Zolla / Lieberman Gallery.
Modern + Contemporary Masters
November 2-January 26, 2013: 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Current offerings + highlights from a decade of exhibitions: Brown, Dial, Gorchov, Guston, Hofer, Murray, Nutt, Paschke, Shapiro, D. Smith, K. Smith, Traylor, Wegman, Yoakum and others
Folk, Naïve, + Outsider Art
September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago
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Roy Boyd Gallery 739 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-642-1606 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; M by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.royboydgallery.com Contemporary paintings + sculpture. Opening receptions are on the opening dates of the exhibitions: Fridays, 5-8pm. September 7-October 23: 40th Anniversary Exhibition October 26-December 4: • Mario Trejo: Cathartic Fury • Sarah Krepp: The Walking Drawings December 7: Gallery Owned Inventory Sale MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Roger Brown, Banana Republic Border Clash, 1974, oil on canvas, 72” x 48”
Jae Ko, JK726 Black, 2012, rolled paper, sumi ink, graphite powder, and glue, 12” x 10.5” x 31”
Sarah Krepp, The Walking Drawings - I, 15” x 15”, metal, thread on paper
River North Stephen Daiter Gallery 230 W. Superior 4th Fl. (60654) Tel 312-787-3350 W-Sa 11-5 and by appt. Paul Berlanga, Michael Welch email@example.com www.stephendaitergallery.com Vintage black + white photography, specializing in documentary + experimental photography: Institute of Design, Bauhaus, Photo League, etc. Rare photography from the 1920s-1960s. September 7-October 27: Collateral Damage: The Human Face of War in the 21st Century. Samantha Appleton, Vincent Cianni, Ashley Gilbertson, + Stephanie Sinclair. Reception with artists: Sunday, September 23, 10am-1pm September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago November 2-December 29: Joseph D. Jachna Photographs. Opening reception on Fri., Nov. 2 from 5-8pm. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY DEALERS (AIPAD)
Gruen Galleries 226 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-6262 M-Sa 10-6; Su 11-5 Dir. Lisa Boron Event Dir. Michael Gerber MGerb123@gmail.com www.gruengalleries.com In the heart of River North within 20,000 sq. ft., we house a large collection of contemporary American + European painting + sculpture. We also showcase tribal African ceramics, furniture + sculpture. Gallery available for special events.
Echt Gallery 222 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0288 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.echtgallery.com Specializing in the finest contemporary sculpture. Artists represented include: Oben Abright, Martin Blank, Christina Bothwell, Dale Chihuly, Daniel Clayman, Pearl Dick, Matt Eskuche, Bella Feldman, Gregory Grenon, Philip Baldwin + Monica Guggisberg, Shayna Leib, Mira Maylor, Clifford Rainey, Joseph Rossano + others. For a complete list of artists + exhibitions please visit our website
Catherine Edelman Gallery 300 W. Superior Lower Level (60654) Tel 312-266-2350 Tu-Sa 10-5:30 email@example.com www.edelmangallery.com Twitter @edelmangallery
207 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-787-4640 Tu-Sa 11-5; or by appt. Dir. Josef Glimer Asst. Dir. April Behnke firstname.lastname@example.org www.josefglimergallery.com
Contemporary photography + mixed media photo-based art.
35 years of selling fine art.
September 7-October 27: Terry Evans: Overview September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago November 2-December 29: What I Was Thinking: 25 year anniversary exhibition MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY DEALERS (AIPAD)
September 7-October 20: Exhibiting new work by ceramic artist Russell Biles. Opening reception with the artist on Friday, Sept. 7, 5-8pm November 2-December 31: Solo exhibition with Illinois-based glass + mixed media artist Janusz Walentynowicz. Opening reception with the artist on Friday, Nov. 2, 5-8pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Representing American + international contemporary artists, as well as select examples/artists from the American “outsider” genre.
Also featuring masterworks of the 19th + 20th Centuries, including works by Renoir, ToulouseLautrec, Chagall, Picasso, Miró, Rivera, + Zuniga, among others.
September 7-October 27: Chris Ware: Building Stories. Original Pages from the artist’s new graphic novel of the same title. The book’s release date is scheduled for October 2, 2012 from Pantheon Books. September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier. Booth #215. November 2-December 29: Michael Hernandez de Luna: new work MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Chris Ware, Building Stories
The Golden Triangle 330 N. Clark (60654) Tel 312-755-1266 M-W, F 10-6; Th 10-7; Sa 10-5 email@example.com www.goldentriangle.biz The Golden Triangle’s block-long home in the historic Reid Murdoch Center features one of the largest collections of Asian + European antiques and home furnishings in the country. A dramatic setting, complete with Asian courtyard + exemplary customer service.
September 7 + 8: Sheila Finnigan: Metamorphosis, new work. Opening receptions September 7 + 8
Sheila Finnigan, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2012, 22.5” x 30.75”
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
September 7: New works by Michael Bentley; Abstract Seascapes November 2: New works by Tom Brydelsky; Encaustic Landscapes December 7: New works by Anna Pales; Acrylic Resin Landscapes
Anna Pales, No. 252, acrylic resin, 48” x 48”
Featuring contemporary artists Nancy Wolfe, Thom Kapheim, Mira Hermoni-Levine, Brian Divis + Sheila Finnigan.
Lauren E. Simonutti: Birthday Girl, 2008, 5” x 4”, toned gelatin silver print
Carl Hammer Gallery 740 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-266-8512 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 Opening receptions 6-8pm on first date of scheduled exhibitions. Dir. Carl F. Hammer firstname.lastname@example.org www.hammergallery.com
Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd.
716 N. Wells (60654) Tel 312-475-1788 email@example.com www.hilton-asmus.com Tu-Sa 12-8 or by appt. Specializing in modern + contemporary paintings, limited edition graphics, glass art, sculpture + photography.
Karen Tribe, Bronze Rain Drum, Northern Thailand, mid 1800s, 21” W x 21” D x 16”
Robert Jendra Studio +Gallery 215 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-337-0111 M-F 10-5; Weekends by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org International + regional photography: Chicago, global travel, wildlife, architectural, landscapes, nautical. Featured artists + artworks.
September 7: Dennis Manarchy, METAL Photography October 5: Dalip Kryeziu, DIARIES + FACES Paintings + Drawings on Paper November 2: Rick Garcia, COLORS OF OM Paintings + Mixed Media December 7: Arica Hilton, Body + Soul, Paintings + Poetry. In collaboration with Jennifer Norback Fine Art + artist René Romero Schuler among others
Studio and location commercial photographic + design services. Framing and large format printing services up to 64" wide in any length. September 7: Opening reception from 5-8pm November 2: Opening reception from 5-8pm
River North Gallery KH 311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-642-0202 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5; and by appt. Shannon R. Stoelting email@example.com www.gallerykh.com Find us on Twitter @GalleryKH Find us on Facebook
Thru September 2: Jerry Ricketson: New American Landscapes September 7-November 26: Carolyn Cole: New Abstracts. Opening reception on Fri., Sept. 7 from 5-8pm.
“Chicago’s Steakhouse” Winner of the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America
December 12-January 1, 2013: Francine Turk: 12-12-12 Opening reception on Wed., Dec. 12.
Tony + Marion Durpetti – Proprietors 500 North Franklin St. (312) 527-3718
Contemporary abstract + realist paintings, fine prints + sculpture.
Carolyn Cole, 61202, mixed media on canvas, 41” x 41”
Ann Nathan Gallery 212 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-6622 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5 Nathangall@aol.com www.annnathangallery.com Minimal steel furniture by renowned designer creator Jim Rose. Established + well known painters + sculptors in all media. Selective African Art. Please contact the gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + opening schedule. September 7: Opening reception from 5-8pm; contact gallery for show details. November 2-4: Participating in SOFA Chicago 2012, Navy Pier MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc. 217 W. Huron (60654) Tel 773-671-5945 Tu, Th 12-5; F, Sa 12-6; or by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jennifernorbackfineart.com Featuring contemporary artists, including: Jean-Christophe Ballot, Michael Goro, Herbert Murrie, Stephen McClymont, Rene Romero Schuler, ellsworth snyder, Jeremy Tubbs, William Utermohlen, Vivian van Blerk. Please contact gallery for upcoming exhibition schedule. September 7: Vadim Gushchin: Cultural Treasures, photographs October: Jeremy Tubbs: Duct Tape and Multimedia November 2: Jeanette Pasin Sloan: Back to Chicago December 7: René Romero Schuler, Body & Soul. In collaboration with Hilton | Asmus Contemporary and artist Arica Hilton
Richard Norton Gallery 612 Merchandise Mart Plaza (60654) Tel 312-644-8855 M-F 9-5 Richard P. Norton Dir. Susan Klein Bagdade email@example.com www.richardnortongallery.com Notable American + European Impressionist + Modern paintings, drawings + sculpture from the 19th + early 20th Centuries. Offering a wide range of services, including consultation, appraisal, consignment + purchase of artwork. Artists include: Ivan Albright, George Aldrich, Claude Bentley, Karl Buehr, Francis Chapin, Alexander Corazzo, Manierre Dawson, Werner Drewes, John Enneking, Frederick Fursman, Hananiah Harari, George Josimovich, Thomas Kapsalis, Rockwell Kent, Richard Koppe, Walter Krawiec, Albert Krehbiel, Jonas Lie, Jan Matulka, Edgar Miller, Tina Modotti, Pauline Palmer, Frank Peyraud, William S. Schwartz, Gerritt Sinclair, John Storrs, Frederic Tellander, Morris Topchevsky, Vaclav Vytlacil, Carl Woolsey, among others. MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Perimeter Gallery 210 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-266-9473 Tu-Sa 10:30-5:30 Dir. Frank Paluch perimeterchicago@ perimetergallery.com www.perimetergallery.com Perimeter Gallery features contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper, + master works in ceramic + fiber arts. Opening receptions are held the first day of exhibitions, 5-8pm. September 7-October 6: Robert Kushner + Shoichi Ida: paintings October 12-November 10: • Julie York, Xavier Toubes: ceramics • Ken Loeber: jewelry November 16-December 29: Jeffrey Forsythe: sculpture + painting MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Maya Polsky Gallery 215 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-440-0055 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 10:30-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mayapolskygallery.com Works by contemporary American, European + Russian artists with special interest in figurative painting. Please contact gallery for exhibition information. September 7: Jose Cobo: New Sculptures. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, 5-7:30pm.
River North Printworks 311 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-664-9407 Tu-Sa 11-5 and by appt. Dirs. Sidney Block, Bob Hiebert email@example.com www.printworkschicago.com Printworks is a works on paper gallery specializing in contemporary prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books.
Judy A Saslow Gallery 300 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-943-0530 Tu-F 11-6; Sa 11-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jsaslowgallery.com Specializing in International Outsider Art as well as emerging + established Contemporary art.
Ken Saunders Gallery
September 7-October 27: Marc Bourlier Krista Harris Rusty Wolfe Opening reception on Sept. 7 from 5-8pm.
230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-573-1400 Tu-Sa 11-5 Ken Saunders email@example.com www.kensaundersgallery.com
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Exhibiting the world’s most prominent + innovative artists creating glass sculpture.
Opening receptions 5:30-7:30 on first date of scheduled exhibition. September 7-October 13: Robert Schultz: New Drawings October 19-November 24: Christopher Schneberger: Glimmer: The Haunting of the Graham House, new color photographs. November 30-February 2, 2013: Special Group Exhibition: New Self-Portraits by 44 Artists. Susanna Coffey, William Conger, Richard Haas, Kerry James Marshall, Audrey Niffenegger, Jim Nutt, Philip Pearlstein, Suellen Rocca, Franz Schulze, James Valerio + Frances Whitehead, + many more. See online listing or visit website for full artist list.
230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-337-3525 Tu-F 10:30-5:30; Sa 11-5 Dir. Peter Vale firstname.lastname@example.org www.valecraftgallery.com An eclectic mix of affordable, contemporary American fine craft. Ongoing display of ceramics, decorative fiber art, glass objects, metal sculpture, functional art + unique jewelry. Vale Craft Gallery celebrates its 20th anniversary in November. September 7-October 27: Doug DeLind + Jody DeLind: Raku-fired ceramics November 2-December 1: 20th Anniversary Retrospective December 7-January 5: Holiday Group Show
230 W. Superior (60654) Tel 312-988-4033 Tu-F 10:30-5; Sa 11-5 Dir. Martha Schneider email@example.com www.schneidergallerychicago.com Twitter @SchneiderCPG Contemporary Photography
Please check with the gallery + visit our website for information on current exhibition.
September 7-October 27: Jess Dugan: Solo show. Opening reception on Sept. 7 from 5-7:30pm.
September 7-October 26: Original Voices: Featuring Matthew Cummings, Seth Fairweather, Bruno Romanelli, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Ana Thiel, + Kanako Togawa
November 2-December 29: • Luis Gonzalez Palma Retrospective • Rosemary Warner Opening reception on Nov. 2 from 5-7:30pm.
November 2-December 31: José Chardiet
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Marc Bourlier, Jeudi le 9 Février 2012, 2012, drift wood and linen string, 27” x 15” x 4”
David Weinberg Photography
Vale Craft Gallery
300 W Superior, Ste. 203 2nd Level (60654) Tel 312-529-5090 M-Sa 10-5 Studio Manager: Matt Avignone firstname.lastname@example.org www.d-weinberg.com Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/ davidweinbergphotography Contemporary Photography from emerging artists to the collection of David Weinberg.
September 7-October 15: David Weinberg: Spent Portraits of the Exhausted. Opening reception September 7. October 17: Light - A Juried Photography Exhibition, in partnership with the Filter Photo Festival. Opening reception October 17. November 2: • The Coat Check: A new series of exhibitions featuring the work of up-and-coming + emerging fine art photographers (back galleries.) Opening reception November 2. • David Weinberg: Spent Portraits of the Exhausted (in the front gallery.) Please contact gallery for an up-to-date exhibition + opening schedule.
Zolla / Lieberman Gallery
Zygman Voss Gallery
325 W. Huron (60654) Tel 312-944-1990 Tu-F 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30 email@example.com www.zollaliebermangallery.com
222 W. Superior, #1E (60654) Tel 312-787-3300 Tu-Sa 10-5; Su and M by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ZygmanVossGallery.com
September 7-October 27: Opening reception for both shows on September 7, 5-8pm • Roger Brown: Major Paintings, in conjunction with Russell Bowman Art Advisory. • Garrett Durant: A sight for sore eyes. In the office gallery.
Featuring 17th-20th century masters, museum quality-works.
November 2-December 27: Opening reception for both shows on November 2, 5-8pm • Image/Clot: A group exhibition curated by Dan Mills, with work by J. Fiber (a.k.a. James Esber + Jane Fine), Brad Kahlhamer, Johan Nobell, Nicky Nodjoumi, Gail Skudera. • Phyllis Bramson: Works on paper. South gallery.
Contemporary artists Moshe Rosenthalis, Leonardo Nierman + Aliza Nahor. Ongoing: Recently acquired, fantastic Miró collection. Come see our newest collection of whimsical + playful Mirós that will be sure to put a smile on your face. November 18: 10th Anniversary Celebration
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Doug DeLind, Totem 2, Raku-fired ceramic, 22” x 14”
David Weinberg, Spent (2012) Archival Pigment Print, 24” x 36”
Joan Miró, L’enfance D’ubu, color lithograph, signed in pencil
West Loop / Side Fulton Market The West Side includes the West Loop, West Town, Fulton Market, Randolph Street + more. Expect lots of activity in the area during EXPO Chicago, Sept. 20-23. Free shuttles run all weekend.
District design: • Unique area design + antique sources: Morlen Sinoway Atelier, Wright, Jan’s Antiques, Leslie Hindman, and Strand Design.
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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.frederickbakerinc.com
222 N. Desplaines, lower level On Desplaines at Lake (60661) Tel 312-234-9091 Th-F 11-5; Sa 12-5 email@example.com www.robertbillscontemporary.com
Specializing in fine American + European Prints, drawings + 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 + many others.
Robert Bills Contemporary is dedicated to finding + introducing artists in all media whose work embodies well-executed conceptual depth. September 7-October 27: Tom Berenz November 3-December 29: Daniel G. Baird
Douglas Dawson Gallery 400 N. Morgan (60642) Tel 312-226-7975 Tu-Sa 9:30-5:30 Dirs. Douglas Dawson, Wallace Bowling firstname.lastname@example.org www.douglasdawson.com Ancient + historic ethnographic art from Africa, Asia + the Americas. Since 1983. September 7-October 13: EXPOSED: Gallery Highlights September 19-23: EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier October 19-25: International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, Park Avenue Armory, NYC November 1-30: Frank Connet: Semblance. Reception Nov. 3, 7-9pm December 5-9: Art Miami, Midtown Arts District, Miami December 12-January 12, 2013: Kiff Slemmons: The White Work. Reception Dec. 12, 6-8pm.
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Dining in the district • A few of Chicago’s hottest favorites: Publican, Next, Blackbird, Avec, Girl + the Goat, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Piccolo Sogno, Nellcôte, Moto
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EC Gallery 215 N. Aberdeen (60607) Tel 312-850-0924 Dir. Ewa Czeremuszkin email@example.com www.ec-gallery.com EC Gallery’s primary focus is the introduction + representation of emerging + mid-career artists whose practices traverse painting, drawing, mixed media + photo media. Please check website for full exhibition details.
Hinge Gallery 1955 W. Chicago (60622) Tel 312-291-9313 Sa 11-5; + by appt. Opening receptions held first night of exhibition from 6-9pm Dir. Holly Sabin firstname.lastname@example.org www.hingegallery.com Hinge Gallery’s mission 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.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery 118 N. Peoria (60607) Tel 312.455.1990 Tu–F, 10-5:30; Sa 11-5:30 email@example.com www.rhoffmangallery.com
kasia kay art projects gallery 215 N. Aberdeen (60607) Tel 312-944-0408 W-Sa 11-5; Tu by appt. and by chance firstname.lastname@example.org www.kasiakaygallery.com
September 14-October 20: Jacob Hashimoto: super-elastic collisions (origins, and distant derivations)
Established + mid-career international artists working in all media.
September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier. Booth #403
Please contact gallery or check website or online CGN listing for additional show information.
October 26-December 1: Luis Gispert
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Mars Gallery 1139 W. Fulton Market (60607) Tel 312-226-7808 W 12-6; Th 12-7; F-S 12-6; Su + Tu by appt. Dir. Barbara Gazdik email@example.com www.marsgallery.com Specializing in contemporary fine, fun + sophisticated artwork. Original paintings + limited edition prints. Since 1988 Mars has been the must-see hot spot of the Chicago West Loop art scene. For info regarding show schedule please consult the gallery website. September 7: Dry, New paintings by Ben Synstelien + mixed media by Christopher Royal. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 7, 6-9pm.
310 N. Peoria (60607) Tel 312-730-0611 M-Sa 10-6, by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fultonmarketgallery.com Showing painting, sculpture + mixed media by a talented group of local + national artists. Studio sessions + art classes taught every Wednesday + Saturday. Please check website for full exhibition details.
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Ben Synstelien, Candy Cigarette, acrylic on canvas
West Loop / West Side McCormick Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-226-6800 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 11-5 email@example.com www.thomasmccormick.com McCormick Gallery features both Modern + Contemporary art, focusing primarily on painting, works on paper + sculpture. We represent the estates of numerous mid-century American painters, with an emphasis on abstract expressionism.
Packer Schopf Gallery
The gallery also shows both established + emerging contemporary artists. September 7-October 13: Jack Roth: Works from the estate Opening reception Sept. 21, 6-8pm September 19-23: Participating in EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier. October 20-December 8: Darrell Roberts: New Work Opening Oct. 20, 4-7pm MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
942 W. Lake (60607) Tel 312-226-8984 Tu-Sa 11-5:30 Dir. Aron Packer firstname.lastname@example.org www.packergallery.com
PRIMITIVE 130 N. Jefferson (60661) Tel 312-575-9600 M-Sa 10-6 email@example.com www.beprimitive.com
Come + experience 4 floors of museum grade furniture, artifacts, textiles, jewelry + fashion from essentially the world over. The collections are authentic + exclusive.
Contemporary art in all media. Well-known for folk/outsider art. September 7-October 20: • Casey Gunschel: Ritual Union: A Fairy Story, elaborate hand tooled cowhides • Jim Dingilian: Smoke Drawings, smoke inside empty glass bottles • Jeremiah Lee*: Deco-Sonic, handcrafted cigar box guitars * Lee is a featured artist during Chicago Artists Month.
You’ll feel like you have just been around the world yourself!
October 13, Saturday: • Casey Gunschel artist talk, 1pm • Cigar Box Guitar Concert, 3pm November 2-4: Participating in SOFA Chicago,
Darrell Roberts (b. 1972) City of Bling oil on canvas, 2012, 10” x 10” signed, dated and titled verso
Conveniently located in the West Loop, PRIMITIVE’s 30,000 sq. ft. flagship store has become a true Chicago destination.
Please contact us for current exhibition + event schedules.
November 2-December 29: • Jerry Bleem: In Lieu of Other Forms of Aggression, reused materials • Lucy Ruth Wright Rivers: Bead Party, bead tapestries • Ellen Greene: Invisible Mother’s Milk, tatoo inspired paintings on vintage women’s gloves • Jeff Crisman: Tattoo Jungle, black + white vintage prints, contemporary color portraits MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Thomas Robertello Gallery 27 N. Morgan (60607) Tel 812-345-1886 Dir. Thomas Robertello firstname.lastname@example.org www.thomasrobertello.com Contemporary West Loop gallery featuring emerging + established artists. Gallery artists: Jason Robert Bell, Patrick Berran, Samantha Bittman, Jonathan Dankenbring, John Delk, Adam Ekberg, Laura Fayer, Sarah Hicks, Peter Allen Hoffmann, Noelle Mason, Lilly McElroy, Michael Nudelman, Troy Richards, Bret Slater, Molly Springfield, and Meow Wolf. Please visit our website for exhibition information, or see our online CGN listing.
Carrie Secrist Gallery 835 W. Washington (60607) Tel 312-491-0917 Tu-F 10:30-6; Sa 11-5 Dir. Stevie Greco email@example.com www.secristgallery.com Established + emerging contemporary artists in all media. For additional information regarding the show schedule, please contact the gallery. September 7-October 13: Anne Lindberg, sustaining pedal October 20-December 1: Dietrich Wegner MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Linda Warren Projects 327 N. Aberdeen, #151 (60607) Tel 312-432-9500 Tu-Sa 11-5 or by appt. Openings 1st day of show 6-9pm Dir. Linda Warren firstname.lastname@example.org www.lindawarrenprojects.com Emerging + mid-career contemporary artists in all media. Additional focus on corporate collections + consulting. September 7-October 20: • Gallery Y: Brenda Moore: Between Tragedy and Frivolity • Gallery X: David Reninger: Animal Tales October 26-December 8: • Gallery Y: Peter Drake • Gallery X: Scott Carter December 14-January 26, 2013: • Gallery Y: Shay Kun • Gallery X: Doug Fogelson MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Brenda Moore, Rite of Passage, 2011, encaustic, 18" x 18"
Tony Wight Gallery
Woman Made Gallery
845 W. Washington, 2nd Fl. (60607) Tel 312-492-7261 Dir. Tony Wight email@example.com www.tonywightgallery.com
685 N. Milwaukee (60642) Tel 312-738-0400 W-F 12-7; Sa-Su 12-4 firstname.lastname@example.org www.womanmade.org Find us on Facebook
Please contact us or visit our website for exhibition information and schedule.
Thru September 27: • Group Show: Inspired By... Celebrating Illinois Women Artists Juror: Mary Stoppert • Solo Exhibition: Mary Stoppert October 5-31: • 20 Neighborhoods - Group show • Collaborative Art Projects • Julia Ris, Reception Oct. 5, 6-9pm November 2-4: Participating in SOFA at Navy Pier. Artists: Sarah Chapman, Carmen M. Perez, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Mary Stoppert November 9-December 23: • State of gRace • Sapphire and Crystals — 25 Years, curated by Joyce Owens • 20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay, curated by Linda Hillman • Fine arts + crafts by women
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Columbia Exhibitions: September through December 2012
1 – C33 GALLERY
7 – THE ARCADE
33 E. Congress, 1st floor
618 S. Michigan, 2nd floor
Works from the Permanent Collection September 4 – October 19
2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition September 4 – October 19
Hokin Honors Exhibition November 1 – January 11
8 – COLUMBIA LIBRARY
2 – AVERILL AND BERNARD LEVITON A+D GALLERY
Alumni on 5 September 5 – Spring 2013
619 S. Wabash Solidarity: A Memory of Art and Social Change September 27 - November 3
9 – THE PROJECT RM
91st Art Directors Club Annual Awards Exhibition November 15 - December 15
10 – CENTER FOR BOOK & PAPER ARTS
3 – HOKIN GALLERY
Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker September 6 – December 7
4 – SHOPCOLUMBIA
624 S. Michigan, 5th floor
916 S. Wabash 1104 S. Wabash, 2nd floor
623 S. Wabash, 1st floor
Spotlight Exhibition: Afterimage September 6 – December 7
Holiday Market December 7-8
11 – GLASS CURTAIN
5 – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
1104 S. Wabash, 1st floor
623 S. Wabash, 1st floor
600 S. Michigan, 1st floor
Machinations: Kinetic Sculpture in the Age of Open Source September 6 – November 3
Peripheral Views: States of America Through September 30
Embracing The FARB: Modes of Reenactment November 15 – February 9
Jan Tichy October 12 – December 23
6 – THE FASHION GALLERY
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Hyde Park, Pilsen / Pilsen E., Bridgeport South of the city center gallery + artist communities are expanding in areas like Pilsen East in the Chicago Arts District, and in Pilsen along 18th St. as well as the Lacuna Artist Lofts on Canalport. In Bridgeport you’ll find the Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center, home to dozens of studios + galleries. In Hyde Park two University of Chicago affiliated museums are the David + Alfred Smart Museum of Art and the Renaissance Society. Also nearby is the Hyde Park Art Center.
4Art Inc. Gallery Zhou B. Art Center 1029 W. 35th St., Ste. 403 (60609) Tel 773-254-5100 Tu-Sa 10-6; Open for monthly 3rd Fridays artist receptions from 7-10pm Dir. Robin Rios RRios@4artinc.com www.4artinc.com Visit gallery website for exhibition schedule. September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21: Visit the Zhou B Art Center for 3rd Fridays. Held monthly, 7-10pm
Dining in the district • Nightwood, Nana’s, Acadia, Medici on 57th, Three Aces, Moon Palace, Nuevo León, Mundial Cocina Mestiza
2150 S. Canalport (60608) Tel 773-609-5638 email@example.com www.lacuna2150.com The New Premiere Upscale Loft Attraction in Chicago’s Art District Upscale, trendy, loft work space in a growing artist community. Located in what was once the world’s largest macaroni factory + conveniently located in the Pilsen Art District. Offering comfortable, stylish work + event space for established artists + professionals. The building is opening its doors for an artist in-residency program, the first of its kind at the establishment, which offers free work space for 6 months to up-and-coming international artists. *Now accepting applications for the NEXT artist in residency program! • Premiere event spaces from 1,800 - 20,000 sq. ft. avail. • Short + longterm work loft leases • Utilities incl: Heat, A/C, Elec. • Free Wi-Fi access • Community kitchen • Exposed brick walls • Original timber wood style beams + hardwood floors
• Large open hallways, high ceilings • Updated lighting + electrical • 24-hour access • Secured entry + in-house mgmt. • 1 freight + 2 passenger elevators • On-site parking • 6,000+ sf. roof-top deck: skyline view + custom-built bench seating September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8: Second Saturdays: 2-6pm. LACUNA opens its doors to the public every month for this all-building, openstudio event featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers/retailers/distributors, multi-media designers, music + food
1200 W. 35th St. (60609) Tel 773-247-3000 M-Sa 8-6; Su by appt. Crystal Moody Tel 312-560-2180 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bridgeportart.com September 21, October 19, November 16: Artists of EastBank Monthly 3rd Fridays Open Studios, 6-10. Special hours Oct. 19-21: F 6-10, Sa 12-6, Su 12-5 September 7-23: Distinctive Furniture Show - Chicago Furniture Designers Assoc. Reception: Sept. 2., 6-10. Hours by appt.: F 6-10, Sa 12-6, Su 12-5; (312-560-9251)
William Hill Gallery 6436 S. Dorchester (60637) Tel 312-351-0573 M-F by appt. only; Sa-Su 12-6 email@example.com www.williamhillgallery.com Thru September 23: Jeffery Leving: Floating Spaces September 29-November 3: Doug Pendleton: Inner Landscapes November 17-January 5, 2013: William Hill: Still Life in Postmodern Culture
October 1-November 5: • Artists of EastBank Where We Live. Reception: Oct 19, 6-10 • Monika Wulfers Light Sculpture/TV Culture Exhibition Reception: Oct 6, 6-10 • 12 Local Artists -Will to Power Exhibit & Treasure Hunt. Reception: Oct 6, 6-10. Also Oct. 6: Jon Lowenstein Will & Power to Create Discussion: 2:15-4
Special ongoing district events: • 2nd Fridays, Chicago Arts District • 2nd Saturdays, Lacuna Artist Lofts • 3rd Fridays, Bridgeport (Zhou + BAC)
LACUNA Artist Lofts + Studios
Bridgeport Art Center (BAC)
October 14: Artists of EastBank: The Big Draw Chicago 2012, 11-3:30 December 8-9: Artists of EastBank 4th Annual Holiday Sale, Sa + Su, 12-6
Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
Prospectus Art Gallery
1957 S. Spaulding (60623) @ 21st St. Kedzie El stop on CTA Pink Line Tel 773-542-9126 Sa 11-4; and by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.urbanartretreat.com
Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St. (60609) 4th Fl., #43040 Turtel Onli Contact for appt. Tel 773-726-1610 artofonli.blogspot.com
1210 W. 18th St. (60608) Tel 312-733-6132 Dir. Israel Hernandez
September 21-October 19: Turtel Onli: No Evils, Rhythmistic oils + acrylics on canvas. Paintings explore the wisdom inspired by ancient Chinese advice of not hearing, speaking or seeking evil.
September 1-October 6: Alfredo Martinez: The Taste of Music. Reception Friday, September 14. Special musical performance by John Dorman on saxophone.
Non-profit art gallery featuring under-represented artists. Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition information and full schedule.
September 7 + 8: New artists in residency opening exhibitions: • Esteban Patino: Incomplete Transition • Max Sansing: Out of Avalon October 12 + 13: • Hebru Brantley: Brothers of The Robbing Hood; main artist in residency presents his 2012 collection • Chicago Artists’ Month: Expansion: Expand your mind to encompass arts, music, + fashion. LACUNA opens its doors to the public for a 2-day art extravaganza
Onli's work is included in the traveling Cool Globes Public Art Collection + part of Bench Mark at the Chicago Children's Museum. Limited edition autographed catalogs with written musings for sale for $25. Opening reception Sept. 21, 5-10pm. Closing reception Oct. 19, 5-10pm.
Latin American + other contemporary Art. Including Chicago masters Mario Castillo, Walter A. Fydryck, Alejandro Romero + Ron Gordon.
October 19-November 24: Made in Pilsen VII: Internationally known artists. Reception Friday, October 19 with special performance with members of Chicago Sinfonietta December 1-January 11, 2013: Walter Fydryck: Strange Relationships
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Top: Chicago Sinfonietta performing at Prospectus Bottom: Alfredo Martinez, Symphony Cafe
FLOATING SPACES SEPTEMBER 1 - 23 by appointment only
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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 email@example.com www.renaissancesociety.org
Jeffery Leving, Floating Spaces #7, 24” x 36”, enamel & acrylic on canvas
Zhou B Art Center 1029 W. 35th St. (60609) Tel 773-523-0200 M-F 10-5; Sa 12-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zbcenter.org The Zhou B Art Center presents a vibrant mix of galleries, artist’s studios + special event spaces, in addition to the Zhou B Cafe + Art Lounge.
Admission is always free. September 23-December 16: Danh Vo - The work of this Vietnam-born, Berlin-based artist will be on display.
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 Smartemail@example.com www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Our 3rd Friday openings are eclectic + enthusiastic events featuring gallery openings + open studios. September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21: Visit the Zhou B Art Center for 3rd Fridays, 7-10pm
September 21-October 6: Zhou Brothers, new work. Special live painting performance with Chicago Sinfonietta Sept. 28. October 5: Chicago Artists Month kick-off event October 9-13: Latino Fashion Week
AT THE BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER
October 19-21: Chicago Artists month, Bridgeport Artwalk, JAWAChic, Bustes en Rose
TURTEL ONLI: “NO EVILS” COLLECTION SEPTEMBER 21 - OCTOBER 19, 2012
Admission is always free. October 4-January 20, 2013: Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints
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1200 W. 35th Street, 4th Floor #43040, Chicago, IL 60609 773.726.1610 | artofonli.blogspot.com
Downtown: Michigan Avenue, The Loop, South Loop
The area includes the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Spertus, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), as well as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) + Columbia College Chicago. Navy Pier hosts two international art fairs: EXPO Chicago in September + SOFA in November
At the MCA: Martin Creed, Work No. 845 (THINGS), 2007. Collection of Toby Webster, Glasgow, Scotland. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise.
Oak St. (1000 N.)
Over 20 galleries can be found along the “Magnificent Mile,” from Oak Street to the Chicago River, + south near Millennium Park, + down past Congress Parkway. Galleries occupy spaces steps from Michigan Avenue, as well as in some of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers.
Grand Ave. (500 N.)
Madison St. (0 N.)
Valerie Carberry Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2510 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-397-9990 M-F 10-5, Sa 11-5 Dir. Valerie Carberry Asst. Dir. Susan Beagley firstname.lastname@example.org www.valeriecarberry.com Modern + Postwar American art: painting, sculpture + 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, + Xceron. Also representing contemporary artists of national stature: Judith Belzer, Susanna Coffey, Ellen Lanyon, Laura Letinsky, Jim Lutes, + Evelyn Statsinger September 14-November 3: Laura Letinsky: Ill Form and Void Full
Congress Pkwy. (500 S.)
November 9-January 26, 2013: Herbert Ferber: Painting + Sculpture
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. www.chicagoculturalcenter.org Thru September 9: Zachary Cahill: USSA 2012: The People's Palace's Gift Shop Thru September 19: The People's Palace: James Hall and the Chicago Cultural Center Thru September 23 Dan Mills: US Future States Thru September 30: • Igor Kozlovsky & Marina Sharapova: The Walkers • Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women Thru January 6, 2013: Denise Milan: Mist of the Earth October: Chicago Artists Month: ongoing exhibitions, tours, programs + events take place all month long at the Cultural Center as well as throughout the city. Please visit chicagoartistsmonth.org for details.
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Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters • Fine Art 49 E. Oak (60611) *Please note new address Tel 312-664-6767 By appt. only Dir. Russell Colletti email@example.com www.collettigallery.com
Colletti Gallery features a world class collection of antique posters from the 1890s Belle Epoque + Art Nouveau eras through the 1920s + 30s Art Deco + Modern eras. Works by Mucha, Cherét, Cappiello, + Cassandre are among the master poster artists included,
plus an exceptional selection of the original prints + posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Also featured are turn of the century ceramics by Amphora, Massier, + Zsolnay in addition to Art Nouveau + Art Deco furnishings.
Richard Gray Gallery 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2503 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-642-8877 M-F 10-5:30; Sa by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.richardgraygallery.com Founded in 1963, Richard Gray Gallery is one of the leading dealers in modern + contemporary American + European art with locations in Chicago + New York. The gallery offers exceptional works by masters such as Picasso, Matisse + Miró + also represents some of the most exciting artists working today, including Jaume Plensa, David Hockney, Jim Dine, + Alex Katz. September 18-December 1: Muse: Exploring Inspiration. Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, Alberto Giacometti, Ewan Gibbs, David Hockney, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, David Klamen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jaume Plensa, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Frank Stella, Marc Swanson, John Stezaker, Jan Tichy MEMBER ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
Examples of Leonetto Cappiello, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Jules Cherét
Bert Green Fine Art 8 S. Michigan Ste. 1220 (60603) Tel 312-434-7544 W-F 11-6; Sa 12-5; or by appt. Dir. Bert Green email@example.com www.bgfa.us Twitter @bgfa BGFA relocated to Chicago from Los Angeles in 2012 + exhibits emerging + mid-career artists in various media. September 12-October 20: • Shane Guffogg: New Paintings • Prints + Drawings by Greg Colson, White Wings Press + Aardvark Letterpress. Artist's Reception Sa, September 22, 4-7 pm. Closing Reception Saturday, October 20 4-7pm October 30: • Dame Darcy: Show of drawings + book release party for Handbook for Hot Witches. Opening reception Oct. 30, 5-8pm. One night event. November 3-December 22: • Sandra Yagi: Chimerical paintings • Homo Riot: Los Angeles Queer
Michigan Ave., Oak St., S. Loop + Loop Hildt Galleries 140 E. Walton Drake Hotel Arcade (60611) Tel 312-255-0005 Tu-Sa 11-5 Hildtg@ameritech.net www.hildtgalleries.com Hildt Galleries showcases fine original 19th + 20th Century British, European + American oil paintings + watercolors. Artists include: Montague Dawson Evert Pieters Bernard Pothast EJ Paprocki
Hilligoss Galleries 520 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-755-0300 M-Sa 10-6; Su 11-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hilligossgalleries.com Follow us on Facebook Twitter @HilligossArt Founded in 1991, Hilligoss Galleries is the largest gallery on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The gallery represents some of the world’s greatest contemporary oil painters. Additionally, Hilligoss has acquired master works by legends such as Monet, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, + even the very rare Caravaggio. September 7-9: German artist, Jurgen Gorg September 21-23: Picasso master works + Picasso and the Secret Muse book release November: Russian artist, Nikolai Blokhin, Chicago Landscape Show November-December: Michelangelo Holiday Show
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Poster Plus 30 E. Adams, Ste. 1150 (60603) Tel 312-461-9277 Tu-Sa 10-6 and by appt. Dir. David Gartler email@example.com www.posterplus.com
The nation’s premier gallery of art from the Golden Age of Exploration for four decades.
Since 1969, Poster Plus has offered an extensive selection of original posters from the 19th + 20th Centuries. Topics include advertising, art exhibitions, circus, Chicago festivals, literary, propaganda, + travel (airline, railroad, steamship).
The gallery also is home to a wide variety of works by other notable Natural History Artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté, John Gould + Basilius Besler. In addition to being an incredible art resource, the gallery provides custom archival framing + nationally recognized conservation + restoration services for works of art on paper, paintings on canvas + photographic materials. The facility services museums, collectors + dealers throughout the nation.
KM Fine Arts
645 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-943-1661 M-Sa 9-5:30 RS_Johnson@msn.com www.rsjohnsonfineart.com
875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2515 John Hancock Center (60611) Tel 312-255-1202 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kmfinearts.com
Established in 1955, R.S. Johnson Fine Art specializes in museum quality works of art ranging from Old Master works on paper to 19th + 20th Century paintings, drawings, prints + sculpture.
Modern, Post War, + Contemporary works by masters including: Baselitz, Botero, Brooks, Calder, Chagall, Chamberlain, Dine, Frankenthaler, Goldberg, Haring, Hofmann, Indiana, Kahn, Kapoor, Marin, Mehretu, Miró, Motherwell, Picasso, Poons, Rauschenberg, + Warhol.
Our clients include more than 50 museums worldwide. Featured artists: Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Degas, Cassatt, Guillaumin, Raoul Dufy, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Gleizes, Villon, Masson, De Chirico and Picasso.
September 19-November 17: Modern and Contemporary Masters Reception Sept 19, 7-9pm December 12: Francine Turk: 12.12.12. Artist reception Dec. 12, 7-9pm
Thru September 15: PAPER from Baselitz to Warhol
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Top: Joan Miró, Untitled, ink, pencil, watercolor on paper, 1981 Right: Georg Baselitz, Mann mit gestrecktm Arm, 1980, double sided drawing
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State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University (RMU)
410 N. Michigan, Ste. 1 The Wrigley Building (60611) Tel 312-642-5300 M-Sa 10-6 Joppen@audubonart.com www.audubonart.com
Located in the historic Wrigley Building, the gallery specializes in rare antique natural history art + limited-edition fine art prints, with particular emphasis on the works of John James Audubon.
R.S. Johnson Fine Art
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 have closed our familiar gift gallery on Michigan Ave., we continue to carry Chicago related posters, Giclées and gifts in our new location + on our website. Over 40 years of experience providing poster conservation, restoration + framing services. MEMBER INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE POSTER DEALERS ASSOCIATION INC.
30 E. Lake, Room 1105 (60601) Tel 312-553-5738 M-F 10-5 and by appt. Vanessa Smith, Interim Curator email@example.com pedestrianproject.org
401 S. State (60605) Tel 312-935-4088 M-Th 10-6; F 10-5 www.robertmorris.edu
Thru October 5: The Language of Roses: Constantine Costa, Radiana Christova, Gloria Dimchev, Kostadin Gueorguiev, Grigor Malinov, Tatiana Nikolova, Alex Petkov, Evgenia Petrov, Milena Pramatarova, Atanaska Tassart, Vassi Vasevski, Lubo Velkov, Ralitza Vladimirov, Ivaylo Yoshovski.
Thru October 1: • Jeong Sun Ham: Acrylics, ink, gel medium, matte medium, gloss medium, modeling paste, + watered graphite powder create textures with collaged tissue paper, tracing paper + masking tape.
The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University is an outlet for art education + cultural The President’s Gallery at enrichment. It exists to maintain + Harold Washington College highlights artists from the Chicago promote exposure to the fine arts for the University’s students, area. Contact gallery or visit our employees + extended RMU website for exhibition details + community. more information.
October 11-26: Juried Student Exhibition: A selection of outstanding Harold Washington College student works, juried by Chicago-based artist Fereshteh Toosi. November 1-January 4, 2013: Mauricio Forero: Recent sculpture + drawings. Matthew Sievers
• Josh Crow: Paintings reflecting an arcane realism, achieved by abstract + impressionist oil painting techniques. October 2-November 19: • Miles Halpern: Halpern’s art expresses the emotions of hope and fear + how they affect the human spirit. • Matthew Sievers: Sievers exaggerates the beautiful colors all around us in an unorthodox combination of side-by-side oil + acrylic paint. November 20-January 12, 2013: Robert Hutchison and Shelley Kaplan: Joint show by a couple that is very fond of the arts. Each one brings a unique style to the audience.
Alibi Fine Art
North Side The city’s north side is broadly comprised of a number of areas, including: Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Ravenswood + Rogers Park. Regular art events, hosted by neighborhood groups such as I AM Logan Square, the Flat Iron Artists Association (FIAA) + RAW Wednesdays in Ravenswood, take place each month, since many artists live + work in studios on this side of the city. Explore alternative spaces + collectives in Humboldt Park + beyond. Ongoing open studios + events: • Monthly 1st Fridays at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 6-10pm. Flatironartists.org • RAW Wednesdays, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-10pm. Ravenswoodartwalk.org • Complimentary seminars at Floating World Gallery in Lincoln Park. See gallery listing or website for details. Listing is on p. 49
1966 W. Montrose (60613) Tel 773-454-1512 F-Sa 11-6; + by appt. Adam Holtzman firstname.lastname@example.org www.alibifineart.com
2938 N. Clark (60657) Tel 773-832-4038 M-F 11-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5 Nancie King Mertz Nancie@NancieKingMertz.com www.NancieKingMertz.com
Alibi Fine Art is a contemporary gallery in the Ravenswood / Lincoln Square area.
This inviting Lakeview gallery is packed full of originals, Giclée prints + fine art cards of Chicago + the world by Nancie King Mertz. Nancie’s husband Ron prints her sold work in sizes-toorder on canvas or paper. The 2938 N. Clark storefront is their gallery / frame studio. 33 years of expert framing makes this shop a most popular one for all your framing needs.
Our goal is to promote new, overlooked + mid-career artists. The gallery’s primary focus is on photography, with other media represented as well. Please visit CGN website for exhibition details.
1871 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-3100 M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5; and by appt. Jackie Pernot email@example.com www.chicagoartsource.com Chicago Art Source Gallery represents a wide array of local + national artists. We offer a vast inventory of contemporary art with a focus on painting, mixed media + photography.
September 6-October 27: New Perspectives: Featuring Brian Lane, Sara Mast, Allison Svoboda and Glynis Tinglof. Opening reception: September 6, 5-8pm November 1-December 31: Exhibition featuring Connie Noyes, Meredith Pardue + Mary Rousseaux. Opening reception: November 1, 5-8pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Please also see our framing listing in CGN’s art service section, p. 57
Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM)
4642 N. Western (60625) Tel 773-293-2070 F-Sa 12-5; + by appt. Dir. Deborah Maris Lader firstname.lastname@example.org www.chicagoprintmakers.com
2124 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-342-5381 Stan Klein email@example.com www.firecatprojects.org www.tonyfitzpatrick.wordpress.com
Featuring affordable fine art prints + works-on-paper by local + international artists. Located in Chicago’s longest-running fine art printmaking workshop, where gallery visitors mingle with print artists as they create on the presses.
Opening receptions for the artist take place from 7-9pm on the first night of the exhibition.
Artists: Hiroshi Ariyama, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Misha Goro, Dan Grzeca, John Himmelfarb, Amos Kennedy Jr., Kim Laurel, Ray Maseman, Dennis O’Malley, Megan Sterling, Shawn Stucky, Scott Westgard + others.
September 28: James Jackowiak
September 15-November 3: Danse Macabre: Death and the Printer, curated by Maria Sanchez. Featuring Carlos Cortez, Michael Thompson, Bobby Sutton, Catherine Jacobi + others. Sa, Oct. 6: Open house + demos 12-5pm; reception 5-7pm December 1-January 26, 2013: 23rd Annual International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale. Open house + reception: Sa-Su, Dec. 1-2, 11-7. Check website for holiday hours. Brian Lane: 5797, photograph; Sara Mast: Bruised Sky, encaustic painting on paper
Their south-connecting space at 2936 N. Clark is the new studio of Gregory Jennings Design. The concept features newer paintings by Nancie in a residential setting, as Greg offers stunning art + mirrors combined with furniture + accessories. His history as a premier designer makes their showroom a one-stop destination for design, cabinetry, art + framing. Commissioned paintings for corporate + private collections are scheduled with the artist/owner.
The Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry runs September 29-30, stretching along the historic Ravenswood Industrial Corridor. The walk showcases fine art, hand-made crafts, performances, architecture + design.
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ArtDeTriumph + Artful Framer Studios
August 31: Brent Riley
October 26: Eric Doyle
1806 W. Cuyler (60613) Tel 773-975-8966 Sa-Su 10-4; + by appt. Sue Coombs, Dir. firstname.lastname@example.org chicagomosaicschool.com Find us on Facebook GoCM features the best examples of the burgeoning contemporary mosaic fine art world. Both local + international artists are represented in this stunning gallery, recently relocated from the Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Navy Pier to a newly expanded space within the Chicago Mosaic School. GoCM is the only nonprofit school dedicated solely to the mosaic arts in the United States.
November 30: Walter Robinson
Exhibitions held throughout the year offer a unique opportunity to view up close the very best examples of this visually + texturally stimulating art form that is being created around the world today.
December 28: William Test
Tony Fitzpatrick, Red Honey Creeper, drawing collage, 2012
North Side: Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ravenswood Floating World Gallery 1925 N. Halsted (60614) Tel 312-587-7800 Tu-Sa 1-5; and by appt. Dir. Elias Martin email@example.com www.floatingworld.com Specializing in Japanese fine art. Please contact gallery or check website for details on exhibition openings + complimentary seminars. September 15-October 26: Japanese Spirit: The Woodblock Prints of Takumi Itow. Opening reception Saturday Sept 15, 6pm
October 6: Seminar, 1-3pm: A Break From the Past: The Sosaku Hanga Movement November 9-December 14: Unexpected Consequences: New Works by Matthew Messmer Opening reception Nov. 9, 6pm Closing reception Dec. 14, 6pm December 1: Seminar, 1-3pm: Bright Lights, Big City: The Art of Modernism in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Jackson Junge Gallery 1389 N. Milwaukee (60622) Tel 773-227-7900 M-Sa 11-8; Su 12-5 support@J2gallery.com www.J2gallery.com Features the work of Laura Lee Junge + other contemporary Chicago artists. Paintings, sculpture + photography. Original art, limited edition reproductions, + Giclées.
GoCM GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY
Custom framing on site. September 14-October 28: Apocalypse 2012: Genesis 2013; Group Exhibition. Opening reception Sept. 14, 6-9pm. September 27-October 28: Off the Streets; Group Exhibition. Opening reception Oct. 12, 6-9pm. November 2-January 6: Jason Brammer, Jason Hawk + Keelan McMorrow. Opening reception Nov. 2, 6-9pm.
Suharu Fukami (b. 1947) Time of Serenity, 2011 porcelain with celadon glaze 10 1/4” x 33 1/2”
The Leigh Gallery 3306 N. Halsted (60657) Tel 773-472-1865 Th-M 11-6 Jean Leigh firstname.lastname@example.org www.theleighgallery.com 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 + many more.
Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood (60640) Tel 773-769-4226 M-Th 10-7:30; F-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5 email@example.com www.lillstreet.com www.lillstreetgallery.com
Thomas Masters Gallery 245 W. North Ave. (60610) Tel 312-440-2322 W-F 12-6; Sa 11-6; Su 12-5 Thomas@thomasmastersgallery.com www.thomasmastersgallery.com Contemporary artwork.
Fall Session Dates: • Session I starts Sept. 10 • Session II starts Oct. 22 September 15-16: Sam Chung Workshop
Please contact gallery or check website for exhibition + opening reception details. September: Vivian Maier
September 17: The Perfect Plate September 28: Chicago Sculpture International Showcase October 22: Lillstreet Student Member Show November 2-25: Graphic Noise: Gig Posters from Members of the Chicago Printers Guild
October: Susan Hall
1806 WEST CUYLER AVENUE CHICAGO ILLINOIS 773 975 8966 FIND US ON FACEBOOK GOCMOSAICS@GMAIL.COM
Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery 2218 N. Clark (60614) Tel 773-592-3434 Open daily. M 4-7; Tu 3-8; W 1-6; Th 11-5; F 4-7; Sa + Su 12-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joshmoulton.com Artist Josh Moulton’s stunning urban landscapes, familiar images of Chicago neighborhood + architectural scenes, + richly detailed rural vistas transport you from your urban environs. They reflect the city’s industrial roots, integral business district, skyscrapers, + waterways significant to Chicago’s iconic aesthetic.
November: Melinda Stickney-Gibson December: Tim Anderson MEMBER CHICAGO ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
November 30: Let there be Light December 1: Holiday Open House December 7: 1st Fridays: live music, food, small exhibitions + open studios, 6:30-9
Josh Moulton, North Pond
Moulton produces commissioned work for clients. His paintings are in many corporate collections, including those of Deloitte & Touche, NMH Prentice Women’s Hospital, + many more. The gallery receives new monthly shipments of large, matted + framed prints of paintings. Over 40 different images, all numbered + signed, plus over 120 framed prints to choose from, all for $200 each.
North Side: Lincoln Park, Old Town, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ravenswood Pagoda Red 1714 N. Damen (60647) Tel 773-235-1188 M-Sa 10-6 email@example.com www.pagodared.com World-class collection of unusual 18th-19th C. Chinese furniture + artifacts, as well as Chinese contemporary art by emerging artists. See our suburban CGN listing on p. 53 for our Winnetka location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions + special events.
Park Schreck Gallery 1747 W. North (60622) Tel 773-309-1747 M, W, F-Sa 11-6; Th 11-8; Su 12-5 firstname.lastname@example.org www.parkschreckgallery.com Twitter @ParkSchreck Facebook.com/parkschreckgallery Please contact gallery or visit website for exhibition details.
October 19-21: Antiques + Modernism, Winnetka MEMBER INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION (IFPDA); CONFEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES NEGOCIANTS EN OEUVRES D’ART (CINOA); ANTIQUES COUNCIL
Max Arthur Cohn, Coal Tower, 1940, gouache on board
Slaymaker Gallery & Frame Shop
1224 W. Grace (60613) Tel 773-840-8122 www.sherwinsgallery.com
936 W. Roscoe (60657) Tel 773-935-ARTS M-W 8:30-6; Th-F 8:30-7; Sa 10-7; Su 12-5 email@example.com www.slaymakerfineartltd.com
After losing sight in one eye + struggling to regain his craft, Sherwin relearned how to draw. Artistic elements that drew new attention are reflected in his art. When not creating art, Sherwin coordinates art + science programs especially for children at the Field Museum, where he's a contract artist. In the Lakeview studio, he teaches a variety of art classes. The gallery offers the following: • Original art by Ian M. Sherwin • Adult Wine + Painting classes • Childrens mixed media classes • Private Events + Parties • Kids Art Camps • Oragami Program • Custom Portraits
19th + 20th C. American paintings, fine prints + works on paper.
September 28-30: Cleveland Print Fair
Michael Thompson, Calcutta Ruins, 33” x 55”
Located in Lakeview, Sherwin's Gallery features art + instruction by Field Museum artist + School of the Art Institute Chicago graduate Ian M. Sherwin.
561 W. Diversey, Ste. 213 (60614) Tel 773-281-2500 Tu-Sa 10-6 and by appt. firstname.lastname@example.org www.plattfineart.com
Visit Platt Fine Art at these upcoming art fairs:
Featuring kites by Michael Thompson. Thompson’s structurally complex kites are created with bamboo frames + collaged with disassembled kimonos, obis, scrolls + other Asian ephemera he collects on world adventures. The resulting work is a wonderful abstraction of Asian life + history.
A clever collaboration of Art + Education.
Platt Fine Art
Featuring the United States’ largest collection of contemporary + traditional fine art on paper + canvas from artists across North America + Europe. The Slaymaker collection consists of 8,000 original paintings including pastels, intaglio collagraphs, watercolors, monotypes, encaustics, acrylics, oils, collage + mixed media works. Slaymaker is one of the only government contractors in the nation authorized to sell original art + picture framing to the United States Government
Galleries Maurice Sternberg 3000 N. Sheridan (60657) Tel 312-642-1700 By appt. M-F 10-5 hpool@galleriesmaurice sternberg.com susan@galleriesmaurice sternberg.com www.galleriesmauricesternberg.com A fine art dealer in Chicago since 1945, the galleries offer “Sternberg Traditional,” 19th/early 20th Century American + European paintings, + “Sternberg Contemporary,” which features the work of a distinguished list of contemporary artists from around the world.
Polish Museum of America (PMA) 984 N. Milwaukee (60642) Tel 773-384-3352 F-W 11-4 www.polishmuseumofamerica.org September 7-October 14: Zbigniew Bzdak: Pilgrims. Exhibit of documentary photography by Bzdak, Chicago Tribune journalist. He documented religious practices in diverse immigrant communities in Chicago for the CITY 2000, a millennium project. He also photographed the annual religious pilgrimage of Polish Catholics from Chicago to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Indiana. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 7, 7pm. October 14: A special presentation of photography and lecture by Zbigniew Bzdak, Sunday, Oct. 14, 1pm
Zbigniew Bzdak: South Shore Drive, Chicago, 2002
Studiofront 3013 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 773-965-1341 Call for appt. Dennis Johnson email@example.com www.johnson-studio.com Find us on Facebook Studiofront is a gallery + painting studio featuring urban landscapes paintings, drawings + works on metal by Dennis Johnson.
Quality work by established + emerging artists in modern pop, illustration art + character design. Partner/adjunct to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store. We show artists well-known in the designer toy community, but don’t limit ourselves to designer toy creators. Please join our gallery preview email list: Previews.rotofugi.com for first opportunity to purchase pieces from most exhibits. September 7-30: • Luke Chueh: paintings • J*Ryu: paintings + figural work October 5-28: • Beast Brothers: paintings + figural work • Lucha Group Exhibition: paintings + drawings November 3-December 2: Coarse: sculpture + mixed media December 7-January 6, 2013: Josh Agle (Shag): paintings
Rebecca Zemans Sculptural Designs in Jewelry Lillstreet Art Center 4401 N. Ravenswood, #304-C (60640) Tel 312-636-5557 T-Sa open by appt. Dir. Rebecca Zemans firstname.lastname@example.org www.rebeccazemans.com Find us on Facebook: Rebecca Zemans Jewlery Twitter: @Jewelry_RZ
Free parking + delivery is available.
Dennis Johnson: Elston #1, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”
2780 N. Lincoln (60614) Tel 773-868-3308 11-7 daily. Openings held 7-10pm on first day of new exhibition. Dir: Kirby Kerr Curator: David van Alphen email@example.com www.gallery.rotofugi.com
Featuring sculptural jewelry using precious metals + stones.
Please contact the gallery for exhibition schedule.
Visit gallery website for event + class schedule, + to view Sherwin’s art. See ad on page 25.
Suburbs + Beyond Chicago Our vibrant art scene extends beyond the city, + art destinations exist in all directions, including Indiana, Michigan + Wisconsin. Short trips offer chances to explore the western suburbs + the North Shore. Evanston is home to Northwestern, just 5 miles from downtown. Traveling along Sheridan Rd. + Highway 41, you’ll encounter galleries all the way up to Wisconsin. Visit Oak Park on weekends to check out all the galleries on Harrison St., or take a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home + Studio. Directional Key to Suburban Galleries:
The Art Center
In the Marshall Building Historic Third Ward 207 E. Buffalo St., Ste 218, 2nd Fl Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-643-1732 Th-Sa 12-5; + by appt. Open some Sundays thru Oct., Please call ahead. Dir. Judith Hooks firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery218.com Contemporary art focusing on abstraction, gestural, conceptual, light + space, natureinspired works in all media. Located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. Receptions eight times per year on quarterly gallery nights, + Marshall Building Open House art events. Schedule of exhibitions on website.
1957 Sheridan Rd. Highland Park (60035) Tel 847-432-1888 M-F 9-4:30 email@example.com www.theartcenterhp.org Classes + workshops in the visual arts, gallery exhibitions, + special events + performances. Thru October 1: Fresh Abstraction: The McCormick Gallery is pleased to present a selection of painting + sculpture from its contemporary program, composed of artists from Chicago + the Midwest: Michael Hedges, Lisa Nankivil, Darrell Roberts, John Sabraw, John Santoro, Bernard Williams, Vidvuds Zviedris
October 5-November 10: Voices and Visions: Standing on the Bridge between Health and Disease: Caren Helene Rudman curates the third annual art exhibition in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, giving a platform for creativity + community to those affected by women’s health issues. November 16-December 30: The Anastylosis Project: Minnesota-based, internationally exhibited artist Mary Griep creates large scale, intricately detailed drawings based on 12th century buildings from around the world.
North/Northwest South/Southwest • West • Out of State (Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin) • •
Judith Hooks, Tachyon Dance, oil, mixed media on panel, 48" x 48"
Vidvuds Zviedris, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 44” x 68”
Mary + Leigh Block Museum of Art
Brauer Museum of Art Valparaiso Univ.
College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery
Deer Path Art League
Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston (60208) Tel 847-491-4000 Tu, Sa + Su 10-5; W, Th, F 10-8 firstname.lastname@example.org blockmuseum.northwestern.edu Facebook.com/nublockmuseum Twitter.com/NUBlockMuseum The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is the fine arts museum of Northwestern University, serving the academic + cultural needs of the Northwestern community + the Chicago area through thought-provoking exhibitions, a rich + diverse permanent collection, original scholarship, dynamic education + cultural programs, + highly regarded film series at the Block Cinema. blockmuseum.northwestern.edu has related programs + events. September 21-December 9: DeNatured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger, Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection. In the late 20th C., artists working in both the former East + West Germany were finding meaningful ways to address both
the past + the present in their artworks. German art created 20 to 60 years after the end of World War II has been informed by a climate of political division (until 1989) + the specter of history. DeNatured presents the varied work of the 21st C. Including a variety of media, the exhibition brings together diverse works by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Martin Kippenberger, Andreas Gursky, Hanne Darboven, Thomas Ruff + Thomas Struth. September 21-December 9: Shimon Attie: The Neighbor Next Door. During the 1990s American artist Shimon Attie presented a series of temporary installations in European cities that dealt with absence + legacies of the Holocaust. For The Neighbor Next Door (1995), Attie projected archival film footage from World War II onto Amsterdam sidewalks. The films, which had been taken by people driven into hiding by the Nazis, suggested what life on the street might have looked like to someone living clandestinely. The Block Museum, in collaboration with the artist, is re-envisioning the project for gallery installation.
Valparaiso Univ., 1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso, IN (46383) Tel 219-464-5365 Tu, Th, F 10-5; W 10-8:30; Sa + Su 12-5 CST Dir. Gregg Hertzlieb email@example.com www.valpo.edu/artmuseum
19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake (60030) Tel 847-543-2240 M-Th 9-9; F-Sa 9-4:30; Su 1-4:30; College break hrs vary Dir. Steven Jones firstname.lastname@example.org gallery.clcillinois.edu
400 E. Illinois Rd. Lake Forest (60045) Tel 847-234-3743 M-F 10-4, Sa by appt. Receptions take place the first night of new exhibitions, 5-8pm. email@example.com www.deerpathartleague.org
Original works of American art + international religious art.
The Gallery is committed to displaying the works of Illinois artists + increasing the visibility of nationally known artists in Lake County.
Gallery hosts bimonthly thematic exhibits representing varied media by local as well as national artists, both established + emerging.
Thru November 16: • The Art of George Ames Aldrich, curated by Michael Wright The following curated by Gregg Hertzlieb + Gloria Ruff: • John Miller: Digital Images, Paintings, and Drawings • Richard Hunt: Sculpture • Southwestern Art: Selected Works December 1-March 17, 2013: • Su Kwak: Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint, curated by Dr. Jungsil Lee • Michele Feder-Nadoff: ein sof [without end], curated by Gregg Hertzlieb + Gloria Ruff • Two Legs, Four Legs, No Legs: Figures, Animals, and Ghosts from the Ruth A. Ruege Collection of Japanese Prints, curated by Dr. Sandy Kita • The Influence of J.R.R. Tolkien and his Writings: Memorabilia from the Personal Collection of Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University, curator Dr. Brad Eden.
Thru September 23: Transformative Visions: Nikki Renee Anderson + Joanna Mortreux. Chicago artist Anderson, explores the feminine experience thru ceramic sculptures. Australian artist Mortreux paints mystical animals on aluminum. September 28-November 4: Recent Works: A Juried Competition: This 32nd annual competition includes all fine art media + is open to all artists who reside or work in Lake County. November 9-December 9: CLC Art Faculty Exhibition: The College of Lake County’s full-time + adjunct faculty will present their works in this triennial exhibition.
Gift Shop in the Gallery. The nonprofit League also offers classes, workshops + outreach programming and hosts the Annual Art Fair on the Square, Labor Day Weekend, in Historic Lake Forest Market Square. September 2-3: 58th Annual Art Fair on the Square Historic Market Square, Lake Forest, IL. 10am-5pm each day.
Suburbs + Beyond Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM)
Elaine Erickson Gallery
The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery
Evanston Art Center
(Milwaukee, WI) 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-834-0202 Tu-Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 (free) www.elmhurstartmuseum.org September 8-January 5, 2013: No Rules: Contemporary Clay. Artists: Teri Frame, Michael Fujita, Chris Garofalo, Jeremy Hatch, Thomas Schmidt, Nicole Seisler + Liene Bosquê, Jay Strommen + Blake Jamison Williams. Exhibition concentrates on nonfunctional claybased work, including large + small-scale sculpture, communitybased walks, + performance + video. Work underscores artists’ enduring relationship with clay + its contemporary adaptability
Elmhurst Art Museum Building 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Elmhurst (60126) Tel 630-279-1009 Tu-Th, Sa 10-5; F 10-8 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elmhurstartistsguild.org Featuring contemporary artworks by established + emerging local + invited artists in all media + styles. Thru September 14: Summer Members Show
September 18-October 26: Fall Members Show: Group show featuring artworks in various media + styles. Reception Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9pm October 30-December 14: Under Mexican Light: Artworks by Rene Arceo, Jose Andreu, Catherine Cajandig, Dolores Mercado, + Betty Ann Mocek, created under light of the Mexican print making tradition. Reception Friday, Nov. 9, 7-9pm December 18-January 18, 2013: Winter Members Show: Group show featuring artworks in various media by 40+ local artists. Reception Friday, Jan. 4, 7-9pm
September 8: Sa, 2pm: City Souvenirs Walk with Nicole Seisler + Liene Bosquê
207 E. Buffalo St. Milwaukee, WI (53202) Tel 414-221-0613 T-F 11-5; Sa 11-4; or by appt. email@example.com www.eericksongallery.com Established in 1994 the gallery features contemporary art in all mediums + also regularly exhibits an exquisite collection of ethnographic art. Located in the arts district of the Historic Third Ward near downtown Milwaukee. MEMBER MILWAUKEE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
2603 Sheridan Rd. Evanston (60201) Tel 847-475-5300 M-Th 10-10; F-Sa 10-4; Su 1-4 Opening receptions held on first day of exhibition from 1-4pm Pdanoff@evanstonartcenter.org www.evanstonartcenter.org facebook.com/evanston.art twitter.com/evartcenter September 23-November 4: Con Templum: Curated by Mary O’Shaughnessy. Artists include: Barbara Cooper, Yvette Kaiser Smith + Charlie Van Gilder. Each of the artists have concentrated their attentions either in nature, math, or pattern, creating diverse intricate sculptures. November 16-December 19: 2012 Winter Arts + Crafts Expo: Preview Party: November 16, 6-9pm. Tickets: $35
November 2: Fri, 6:30pm: Medusa: A Performance (live) by Teri Frame
WesleyR. Baker, Broken Lands, acrylic on board
Photo Credit: Jeremy Hatch, Treehouse
Karl Jahnke, Mad Charlie, oil on canvas, 72” x 28”
Barbara Cooper, Fragment, 1999, wood and glue, 18” x 24” x 24”
InterContinental O’Hare, Art Museo
Krasl Art Center
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
(St. Joseph, MI)
(Michigan City, IN)
*Please note new address 1127 Florence Ave. Evanston (60202) Tu 3-6; Th/F 4-6; Sa 3-6 Hours for opening receptions: 7-9pm Dir. Connie Gillock firstname.lastname@example.org www.gillockgallery.org Celebrating 10 years. September 14: Portrait exhibition. Opening reception 7-9pm
5300 N. River Rd. Rosemont (60018) Tel 847-544-5300 Accessible 24 hrs, daily Patrick Cook: email@example.com www.icohare.com Facebook.com/icohare Twitter.com/icohotel A unique experience different from anything in the local hospitality industry. The ‘Art Museo’ showcases the hotel’s embrace of the arts - sculpture, canvas, architecture, photography, music - fueling its guests’ passion for culture.
Visitors are immersed in the artistic ambiance + encouraged to roam the hotel to admire original works, from local rising art stars to world-famous art masters, most available for sale. SAIC students will be featured in the new exhibit, Chicago: Rich Source of Young Artists. Complimentary tours available.
Jessica Keiser, The Wedding, charcoal on paper, 36” x 36”
Wesley Kimler painting at ICO Art Museo
996 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-441-7999 Tu-Sa 10-5:30; Su-M + evenings by appt. Appts. recommended. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kampgallery.com 19th + 20th C. Fine American + European paintings. Regional Impressionists (1890-1930) + Contemporary American artists. Thru September 30: Marine paintings by Eric Forsberg: Oil on canvas works of Chicago + Midwestern vistas featuring ships of trade + yachts of pleasure October + November: Refocus on oil paintings of the early 20th century: Twilight of the Academy, birth of Modernism, Post Impressionism, German Secession and the origins of anti-art. Examples will be presented from each decade of the first half of the last century from a multitude of “isms” schools + styles December: Oil paintings; what the collector collects, and why
Eric Forsberg, Pride in Chicago, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”
707 Lake Blvd. St. Joseph, MI (49085) Tel 269-983-0271 M-W, F, Sa 10-4; Th 10-9; Su 1-4 Opening receptions held first day of exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm. Executive Dir. Julia Gourley www.krasl.org September 12-November 4: • Sculpture Here: The Krasl Art Center Permanent Collection: Since opening its doors in 1980, the KAC has collected contemporary sculpture. Artists include George Rickey, Richard Hunt, Michael Dunbar, Jon Isherwood + Dale Chihuly among others • In the artlab: Terry Rathje + Monica Correia: Tentacle House November 30-January 13, 2013: • Kathleen Elliot: The Natural and Imaginary • Primal Inspirations from Habatat Galleries: Glass sculpture by premiere artists celebrates 50th anniversary of studio glass in America
Gail mally-mack, Young Flight, Silver Beach in St. Joseph, MI, KAC Permanent Collection
101 W. 2nd St. Michigan City, IN (46360) Tel 219-874-4900-204 Tu-F 10-5; Sa, Su 11-4 CST email@example.com www.lubeznikcenter.org 5 galleries; outdoor art collection; gallery shop, classes + events. Thru November 18: • X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out: Digital x-rays of fish. Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History + the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES); inspired by Ichtyho: The Architecture of Fish (Chronicle Books, 2008), by Stephanie Comer + Deborah Klochko, essay by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Daniel Pauly + Lynne R. Parenti + X-rays by Sandra J. Raredon. Sponsorships pending: Indiana DNR, Michigan City Enrichment Corporation, NIPSCO, Bulk Transport, MetLife • Sue Sommers: Fish Tales November 30-February 24, 2013: • Iconoclastic! Iconic imagery is repurposed and given new meaning—creating discourse through the artist’s vision. • John Bower: The Common Good Contemporary black + white photographs of Indiana’s past heritage + landscapes
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 www.lakesidelegacy.org Studios for visual artists, graphics, musicians + writers. Also event rentals and historic tours. Family-Friendly First Fridays: Art for sale, music, food + cash bar 5-7:30pm. Free/donations accepted. September 4-28: (First Friday 9/7) • Collection of watercolors + oils. • Angela Swan: photography + sculpture October 2-26: (First Friday 10/5) • Dole + Sage: Jeffrey Sevener: Atomic Life: Life through lens of mid-century America’s transition from deprivation to prosperity • Crystal Lake: Modernizing History on view in Lobby; J7arts.com October 14: Run + Roll for the Dole Duathlon: 2 mi. run, 20k bike, 2 mi. run. Support arts + historic preservation. Register: lakesidelegacy.org
October 20: • Murder at the Mansion: Direct from the Dole: 1940s on-air murder mystery dinner theatre. Poke around the mansion + discover clues to solve the crime. November 1-30: (First Friday 11/2) • Dole: Cindy Marrazzo: The Heart + Soul of the Craftsman, oils. MarrazzoArt.com • Sage: Community Partners for Mental Health Awareness. Celebrating expression + talent of individuals who have / had mental / behavioral health challenges to expand awareness + reduce stigma. December 4-January 25: (No First Friday) • Dole: Oils by Frankie Johnson, owner Mainstreet Art Center, Lake Zurich; frankiejohnsonartstudio.com • Sage: Oils by Susan Ploughe; susanploughe.com December 7: • Christmas at the Dole: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music + dance; art for sale. Tickets: lakesidelegacy.org
Jeff Sevener: Sun in Shades, acrylic, spray paint
Perspective Group + Photography Ltd. (Evanston) 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave. Evanston (60201) Tel 224-200-1155 Th-Sa 12-6; Su 12-5 perspectivephotogallery@ gmail.com www.perspectivegallery.org Please visit our website for exhibition + event information.
Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum
Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., West End Northern Illinois University DeKalb (60115) Tel 815-753-1936 Tu-F 10-5; Sa 12-4; Group tours by appt. Dir. Jo Burke firstname.lastname@example.org www.niu.edu/artmuseum Balancing contemporary with traditional art to examine visual culture. Fall exhibitions, offered in conjunction with two international conferences on the NIU campus, focus on Southeast Asia.
Thru November 17: Opening reception: September 13: 4:30-6pm • Music for the Divine: Musical instruments + traditions of Burma • Transnational Identity: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia • Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh: Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina • Karen, A People on the Border: Documentary photographs by Robert Gerhardt
Left: Khvay Samnang, Untitled, 2011, digital C-print, 80 x 120cm, courtesy Khvay Samnag and SA SA BASSAC Right: LOKANAT (detail), Burma/Myanmar, Mandalay Period, Carved wood, lacquered and gilded. Full: h. 46-1/2”, w. 18-3/4”, d. 18-3/4”, BC87.01.07 Burma Art Collection, NIU. Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker
902 Green Bay Rd. Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-784-8881 Tu-Sa 10-5 www.pagodared.com Rare + unusual Chinese finds, plus a Chinese scholars' garden not to be missed. See also our Northside listing on p. 50 for our Bucktown location. Visit our website for information about exhibitions + special events.
Tall Grass Arts Association
ZIA | Gallery
7430 N. Lehigh Ave. Niles (60714) Tel 847-507-9415 M-F 10-5; Sa by appt. email@example.com www.shot-images.com A unique new art space for contemporary photography. Please see our website for exhibition information.
367 Artists Walk P.O. Box 776 Park Forest (60466) Located in downtown Park Forest Cultural Center. Tel 708-748-3377 Tu-Sa 11-4 Janet Muchnik firstname.lastname@example.org www.tallgrassarts.org Tall Grass Art School: Tel 708-283-1251 MISSION: To promote public education + appreciation of the arts; to encourage artists; + to support high quality art through exhibitions, sales, classes + special programs available to the public of all ages.
Visit our website for information on even, exhibitions, programs and artists. Thru October 7: Luminosity: A showing of works from our Juried Tall Grass Artist Curators Janice Pratt, Faye Zalecki + CouSandra Armstrong October 12-November 11: Spirits, Saints and Souls: Curators Sergio Gomez + Roger Paris November 16-January 13, 2013: An Artful Presence: Our holiday show with curators Giselle Perreault + Michael Weis
Contemporary American photography, painting + works on paper. Representing: Mary Burke, Clyde Butcher, Melissa Jay Craig, Michael Cutlip, Marc Dimov, Rick Dula, Holly Farrell, Charles Gniech, Karina Noel Hean, Anne Hughes, Bob Krist, Deanna Krueger, Roland Kulla, Richard Laurent, Tim Liddy, Maggie Meiners, Zoriah Miller, John Musgrove, Dulce Pinzon, Jonathan Ricci, Matthew Schofield, Fumiko Toda, John Vlahakis, Kathy Weaver, Nevada Wier, Carl Wilen, Beverly Zawitkoski. September 7-October 12: • Rick Dula: Painting • Nevada Wier: Photography October 19-November 24: • Charles Gniech + Karina Hean: Painting + mixed media on paper November 30-January 12: • Melissa Jay Craig + Jonathan Ricci: Installation, homemade paper sculptures + painting
Robert Mongeau, Leaving China 1871 “Cutty Sark leading Ariel”
548 Chestnut St., Winnetka (60093) Tel 847-446-3970 M-Sa 10-5 Anne Hughes: email@example.com www.ziagallery.net Find us on Facebook!
Rick Dula, Walla Walla I, acrylic on panel, 48”x76”
Art Services + Resources Beyond the galleries, scores of professionals offer a variety of art-related services. Consult the following pages to find the many individuals + businesses that provide valuable resources for a range of art needs:
Appraisers........................................................................54 Auction Houses..........................................................54-55 Art Careers + Mentoring + Residencies.........................55 Counsel / Legal Services ................................................55 Conservation / Art Restoration ..........................................56
Consultants / Private Dealers..........................................57 Fairs + Art Expositions ..................................................57
• How to manage an existing collection • How to sell art on the secondary market • How to evaluate + insure art • How to properly package, transport, frame or repair works in your collection • How to find a career in the art world • Where to tour the gallery districts + 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
Art FAQs.........................................................................58 Guides + Tours ................................................................59 Imaging / Photography ..................................................59 Insurance....................................................................59-60 Art Supplies ....................................................................60 Transportation / Crating / Preparators ..........................60
New World Art Services 1012 Timber Trail Dixon (61021) Tel 815-652-4196 Marianne Huber firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers 1338 W. Lake (60607) Tel 312-280-1212 M-F 9-5 email@example.com www.lesliehindman.com Leslie S. Hindman, President and CEO
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is one New World also works closely with of the largest full service auction Tribal art collectors, protect your the Appraisers’ Association of houses in the nation + an industry valuable assets. Good collection America, based in New York. leader with over thirty years of management requires clear knowlexpertise + experience that has edge of current values. All of Ms. Hubers’ reports adhere earned the auction house an interto the 2010 edition of the Uniform national reputation for achieving Call Marianne Huber for expert Standards of Appraisal Practice record prices. identification + evaluation of your of the US Appraisal Foundation + pre-Columbian, Native American + the code of ethics of the American The firm is known as a key player other tribal art. Society of Appraisers. in the global auction market; its team of professionals delivers up to Ms. Huber’s clear, accurate + forty sales a year + specializes in carefully researched reports are modern + contemporary art; Old fully accepted for any legal situaMasters; 19th + 20th Century tion, including IRS appraisals. American + European paintings, Appraisals are required to estimate prints, drawings, + sculpture; fine current value for insurance, estate furniture + decorative arts; Asian planning + settlement, possible works of art; fine jewelry + timeresale, non-cash charitable donation pieces; vintage couture + acces+ division of assets. sories; + fine books + manuscripts.
Previews begin 2-4 days prior to each auction, are held in the West Loop gallery space + are open to the public. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers gallery boasts 30,000 square feet featuring: a dedicated auction room, three spacious exhibition rooms, a drive-in receiving area, attractive executive offices + conference rooms + outstanding storage facilities. Complimentary parking is available in the 8,000 sq. ft. lot across the street from the main entrance. The firm offers complimentary auction estimates for single items or entire groups of property + is committed to excellent client services. For more information on selling or buying at auction + for information on upcoming auctions please call 312.280.1212. Auction information for all categories is available online at lesliehindman.com. Please check our website, as dates + times are subject to change.
Sotheby’s Chicago 188 E. Walton (60611) Tel 312-475-7900 www.sothebys.com • Helyn D. Goldenberg, Midwest Chairman • Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President Fine Arts • Cassie Spencer, Vice President Trust and Estates • Laura Jenkins, Assistant Vice President • Jennifer Dybsky, Administrator Fine Arts • Carrie Reyes, Administrative Assistant • Cathy Busch, Associate Sotheby’s, the world’s oldest international auction house, began as a book auction house in London in 1744 and today has 107 offices located in 41 countries, with principal salesrooms in New York + London. Sotheby’s Chicago operates as an extension of New York with an experienced + dedicated staff of specialists ready to facilitate consigning + purchasing needs of Midwest clients. The Chicago office evaluates property in a wide range of fine + decorative arts, as well as jewelry, for sale at Sotheby’s international auction centers. Sotheby’s Chicago maintains a vigorous presence in the Midwest market through unique exhibitions, seasonal lectures, special events + community projects.
Beyond Chicago: Museum shows in Indiana, Michigan + Wisconsin
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Auction Houses SUSANIN’S Auctions 900 S. Clinton (60607) Tel 312-832-9800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.susanins.com SUSANIN’S has become one of the largest auction companies in the United States, selling more than $100 million in fine art, antiques, decorative art, silver, Asian Art, rugs, collectibles, coins + fine jewelry. Our 40,000 sq. ft. salesroom + galleries are located in downtown Chicago with free parking + convenient loading docks.
Art Careers, Mentoring + Residencies CAARP Artist Residencies www.caarpchicago.org Chicago Area Artists Residency Programs. Working together to support artists’ creativity. CAARP consists of the following area artist residencies: • Anchor Graphics • Chicago Artists’ Coalitions/BOLT Residency • Hyde Park Art Center • Lillstreet Art Center • The Ragdale Foundation • Rebuild Foundation/Dorchester Projects • Spudnik Press • TRANSIT
Klein Artist Works / Paul Klein Tel 312-545-6891 Paul@KleinArtistWorks.com www.Kleinartistworks.com Klein Artist Works is a post-graduate bootcamp that delivers the knowledge, tools + connections necessary for a successful art career. Today’s artists must drive their own careers. Klein Artist Works is a course that provides group sessions + one-on-one counseling to introduce artists to powerful information + an array of the world’s top art professionals.
SUSANIN’S auctions are worldwide events, attracting global audiences who are willing to pay top prices. Live on-line bidding takes place during all auctions. Telephone bids + absentee bids are also accepted + executed by SUSANIN’S.
Besides 25 live webinars + in-person sessions, all enrolled artists get free access to the “Best of” archive of over 60 recorded webinars given by previous experts. The course demystifies how successful artists market their work, find gallery representation, win commissions, + pursue opportunities that are not readily known by most artists. Paul Klein, the creator of the course, leads dynamic sessions with experts; curators, dealers, accomplished artists, art publicists, art consultants, accountants, lawyers + more. Paul Klein writes for Huffington Post and ArtLetter, + he ran his own cutting edge Chicago gallery, Klein Art Works, for 25 years.
Catalogues are available on-line with full color illustrations + descriptions at www.susanins.com Public previews begin one week before an auction, M-F 10am-5pm Pictured: Hamza Walker, Simon de Pury, Jessica Stockholder
Counsel/Legal Lawyers for the Creative Arts 213 W. Institute Pl., Ste. 403 (60610-3125) Tel 312-649-4111 www.law-arts.org 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.
Conservation / Art Restoration DPR Art Rescue 2501 W. Armitage (60647) Tel 1-888-377-5669 email@example.com www.dprartrescue.com DPR Art Rescue specializes in disaster planning + response services for artwork, sculpture, works on paper, objects, antiques, + fine furniture. Our professional team provides immediate action to emergency situations including fire, flooding, or accidental damage, + ensures accurate inventory, safe evacuation, transportation, + storage while maintaining maximum security + climate control. DPR offers professional art conservation + disaster response planning. The company’s clients include insurance firms, museums, corporate + private collections, art dealers, + 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.brokenartrestoration.com
Broken Art has been seen on ABC, CBS, WGN, HGTV; + 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, + stone art objects. Museum quality invisible repair; missing parts replaced.
Broken Art Restoration was the featured restoration studio in Chicago magazine, October 2009.
* Please note new address 400 N. Wolcott (60622) Tel 312-944-5401 M-F 9-5 and by appt. Heather Becker, CEO email@example.com www.theconservationcenter.com As the largest private art conservation laboratory in the nation, The Center has provided care for some of the country’s most prestigious museums, galleries, corporations, + private collectors since 1983.
Michelle + William Marhoefer, M.F.A., along with their personally trained staff, have restored well over 20,000 art objects since 1980 for art + antique dealers, collectors, galleries, museums, + designers nationwide.
With over twenty conservators on staff, The Center has nine areas of specialty + four 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, 35,000 square feet of climate controlled + specialized storage capabilities, + disaster response.
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Examinations are offered at $20 per item. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Conservation / Art Restoration Scott K. Kellar Bookbinding + Conservation 2650 W. Montrose (60618) Tel 773-478-2825 firstname.lastname@example.org www.scottkkellar.com
Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. 410 N. Michigan (60611) Tel 312-642-5300 www.audubonart.com Restoration + conservation.
Full range of book + paper conservation; archival enclosures. Custom designed portfolio cases for photographs, prints, matted work, etc.
See complete Michigan Ave. listing on p. 47.
Die stamping available.
Parma Conservation 1100 W. Cermak Ste. C-203 (60608) Tel 312-733-5178 email@example.com www.parmaconservation.com
Photography + x-ray imaging available.
On-site services include conservation of murals + architectural artwork, consultation + Parma is a full service conservation assessments, disaster planning + laboratory that provides nationwide disaster response. services for both private + public Director is a Professional Associate art collections. of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Over 25 years experience. Conservation services address cleaning and repair of damage caused by fire, water, mishandling, or the natural course of age of an artwork.
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When do I need to hire a conservator? Art may be composed of delicate materials that need care over time. Working with a reputable restorer can help you maintain your piece for years. Before After Louis Frederick Berneker (1876-1937); before and after cleaning of the painted surface
30 E. Adams, Ste. 1150 (60603) Tel 312-461-9277 www.posterplus.com Vintage poster restoration, conservation. See complete Michigan Ave. listing on p. 47
Art Consultants + Private Dealers Art Advisory Ltd. Tel 773-671-8624 By appt. only Susan Blackman firstname.lastname@example.org www.artadvisoryltd.com
Chicago Art Source 1871 N. Clybourn (60614) Tel 773-248-3100 M-F 10-6; Sa 10-5; + by appt. Felice Davis email@example.com www.chicagoartsource.com
Enrich Life, Collect Art. Contact Susan to schedule a consultation.
We are a comprehensive art consultation service established over a decade ago to better serve businesses, designers + homeowners in need of a sophisticated fullservice source for artwork.
We are the largest art + custom framing business in the country, source personally A day trip from Chicago yet or we a short weekendfrom break the world. around place this fall, so get on the road, get to know your
Tel 312-664-8181 By appt.
Call for details. Private art dealer + consultant. After 25 years of directing a public gallery, Joy Horwich consults privately, curates exhibits, + conducts “Joyous Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago.
Byron Roche P.O. Box 267870 (60626) Tel 312-654-0144 firstname.lastname@example.org www.byronroche.com www.byronroche.com/MUSIC.html With 16 years experience as the director + owner of Byron Roche Gallery (1994-2010) in Chicago, Byron is now available as a private art dealer. Please visit website for gallery history + artist information. Member of Chicago Art Dealers Association from 1996-2010.
See also listing for Joyus Jaunts under Art Tours on p. 59
Byron works as an art consultant, art advisor, curator + speaker. His public
will take you to art centers beyond our borders. Many interesting exhibitions take speaking experience includes presentations to private + corporate organimidwestern neighbors, and broaden your cultural horizons.
Whether you have a single room or an entire facility in need of • The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Brian McCutcheon: Out of thisWhat World does an art artwork, each of our consulting Treasures from the Forbiddenprofessionals City Indianapolis Museum of Art (IN) do? consultant is uniquely equipped Consultants help you project to execute September 9-March 4, 2012 • Warriors, Beasts and Spirits: Early your Chinese Artseamlessly grow or manage a colfrom concept to completion. from the James Conley Collection
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Chicago Imagists Milwaukee Art MuseumView (WI) details + job portfolios at assist businesses with Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (WI) thru September 11 chicagoartsource.com. corporate collections September 11-January 15, and 2012 exhibitions. Field of Vision: Artists Explore Place Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms Racine Art Museum (WI) Frederik Meijer Gardens + thru October 2 Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids, MI) Way of the Dragon: September 21-December 31 The Chinoiserie Style, 1710-1830 Manet to Van Gogh: Impressionism on Paper Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) Milwaukee Art Museum (WI) thru November 6 October 15-January 1
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Gallery Guides + Tours Art Encounter know what your pieces are worth. Then, get in touch with your insurance agent to see if you need a special rider policy for your art + other valuables, or if you’re covered under your homeowner’s policy. Ask what your agent recommends for transportation. A capable transportation expert will build crates if necessary, as well as reliably keep track of your art during a move. They will also be able to handle all works gently + professionally. Should anything happen during a move, your next call, after talking to your insurance agent again, should be to a reputable conservator who can help repair your piece. 927 Noyes St. Evanston (60201) Tel 847-328-9222 Joanna Pinsky, Artistic Director email@example.com www.artencounter.org
Joy Horwich / Joyus Jaunts international travel programs that explore contemporary art + culture. Create customized art programs for your business, organization, school or senior facility. Join us for exciting trips to Brazil in October 2012, Cuba in March 2013 + South Africa in Fall 2013.
Free CGN Saturday Gallery Tours Please contact us or visit our website for more information: www.artencounter.org/travel.html All programs help support our outreach for Chicago area schoolchildren, the elderly + individuals with disabilities. Tel 773-327-3366 firstname.lastname@example.org After 25 years of directing a public gallery, Joy Horwich consults privately, curates exhibits, and conducts “Joyus Jaunts” within and outside of Chicago. Contact Joy for specific details + upcoming tours + events. Tel 312-649-0064 email@example.com www.chicagogallerynews.com 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 collections, artists’ studios + galleries. We are the official tour guide for EXPO Chicago, September 20-23, 2012.
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Gallery Index GALLERY
Gallery 218………...........................51 4Art Inc. Gallery………..................44 Addington Gallery………...............36 Jean Albano Gallery………........9, 37 Alibi Fine Art……….......................48 ArchiTech Gallery………................37 Art Center (Highland Park)....……51 Art De Triumph + Artful Framer Studios…….............................48, 57 Atelier Coakes..................................43 Andrew Bae Gallery………............37 Frederick Baker, Inc………............41 Robert Bills Contemporary…….....41 Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art……….................................51 Russell Bowman Art Advisory…....37 Roy Boyd Gallery………..........17, 37 Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University…….......…51 Bridgeport Art Center………...19, 44 Valerie Carberry Gallery……...…..46 Chicago Art Source Gallery………48 The Chicago Cultural Center…..…46 Chicago Printmakers Collaborative…..............................48 Colletti Gallery, Antique Posters Fine Art……….............................46 College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery..............................51 Columbia College Chicago..............43 Stephen Daiter Gallery………........38 Douglas Dawson Gallery…...IFC, 41
Deer Path Art League……….........51 EC Gallery........................................41 Echt Gallery…….......................…..38 Catherine Edelman Gallery…...13, 38 Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM)…...52 The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery……...................................52 Elaine Erickson Gallery.....………..52 Evanston Art Center………............52 Firecat Projects………....................48 Floating World Gallery……......…..49 FM*Gallery………..........................41 Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics (GoCM)...........................…...48, 49 Gillock Gallery…….....................7, 52 Josef Glimer Gallery, Ltd………...38 The Golden Triangle………............38 Richard Gray Gallery………..........46 Bert Green Fine Art……….............46 Gruen Galleries………....................38 Carl Hammer Gallery……........…..38 Hildt Galleries………......................47 Hilligoss Galleries............................47 William Hill Gallery……....…..44, 45 Hilton | Asmus Contemporary...10, 38 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers……...54 Hinge Gallery……….......................41 Rhona Hoffman Gallery..................41 InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Art Museo……….........................52 Jackson Junge Gallery……......…..49 Robert Jendra Studio + Gallery...35, 38 R.S. Johnson Fine Art………........47 Kamp Gallery……….......................52 61
kasia kay art projects gallery……...41 Gallery KH………...........................39 KM Fine Arts………...................3, 47 Krasl Art Center…….................…..52 LACUNA Artist Lofts + Studios…44 Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Dole + Sage Galleries……….......53 The Leigh Gallery………................49 Lillstreet Art Center……….............49 Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center………............44 Lubeznik Center for the Arts…......52 Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park...21 Mars Gallery……......................…..41 Thomas Masters Gallery…….…2, 49 McCormick Gallery……….......15, 42 Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery…..49 Ann Nathan Gallery……...........…..39 Northern Illinois University Art Museum (NIU)……….................53 Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Inc..…39 Richard Norton Gallery……….......39 Onli Studios...............................44, 45 Joel Oppenheimer, Inc………..47, 56 Packer Schopf Gallery……….........42 Pagoda Red………....................50, 53 Park Schreck Gallery………...........50 Perimeter Gallery……….................39 Perspective Group + Photography Gallery, Ltd……….......................53 Platt Fine Art………........................50 Maya Polsky Gallery…….........…..39 The Polish Museum of America (PMA)………...............................50
Poster Plus………......................47, 56 President’s Gallery, Harold Washington College…........……..47 PRIMITIVE……….........................42 Printworks……..........................…..40 Prospectus Art Gallery………........44 The Renaissance Society……….....45 Thomas Robertello Gallery……….42 Rotofugi Gallery………...................50 Judy A Saslow Gallery……......…..40 Ken Saunders Gallery………..........40 Schneider Gallery……….................40 Carrie Secrist Gallery………..........42 Sherwin’s Gallery.......................25, 50 Shot Images………..........................53 Slaymaker Gallery + Frame Shop.........................................50, 58 The David + Alfred Smart Museum…….............................6, 45 State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University….....................47 Galleries Maurice Sternberg…...…50 Studiofront………............................50 Tall Grass Arts Association……….53 Vale Craft Gallery………................40 Linda Warren Projects………........42 David Weinberg Photography....6, 40 Tony Wight Gallery……….............42 Woman Made Gallery…….......…..42 Rebecca Zemans Sculptural Designs in Jewelry......................................50 Zhou B Art Center……...............5, 45 ZIA | Gallery………........................53 Zolla / Lieberman Gallery…….…..40 Zygman Voss Gallery………..........40
Published on Sep 1, 2012
The fall 2012 issue of Chicago Gallery News. Featuring articles about the debut of Chicago's newest art fair, EXPO Chicago; an interview wit...