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Week Ends, Art Begins || September 23rd – 25th

FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2011

Moving Design, in coordination with Comfort Station, and support from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón, presents a multidisciplinary gallery exhibition and public engagement exposition on the advancement of bicycle safety. On Friday, September 23, there will be a closing party and auction! Come purchase Moving Design’s bicycle safety posters and art. Auction proceeds will go to Moving Design and Active Transportation Alliance.

Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
7:00 – 10:00pm

Uninhibited Parameters: A Solo Show by Riley Henderson
Uninhibited Parameters is a body of new, largely unseen, installation, textile and photographic works by artist, Riley Henderson. This show stems from ideas and observations on race, class, and cultural difference. The artist’s aim is to relate shortcomings of the current immigration debate to a legacy of dehumanization and marginalization in this country. “Focusing on the way in which the current immigration debate is framed, my goal is to re-inject that conversation with ideas of humanity. Far too often, people are left out of this debate about people, which has become a very traditional way of marginalizing different ethnic groups and minorities in America. By telling a story through the works in this show I hope to infer a broader and necessary shift in the thoughts and treatment of people in this country.” See the show Friday and Saturday. Saturday hours are 12pm to 5:30pm.

Chicago Art Department Gallery
1932 S Halsted St., #100
Chicago, IL

Ladies Ring Shout: Contemporary Representations of the Black Female
From The Color Purple to Precious to The Help, what’s missing in representations of Black women in popular culture today? In Ladies Ring Shout–a performance using a combination of spoken word, movement and original soundtrack–Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal explore portrayals of women of color in popular culture and offer their own poignant and personal stories of resistance in this three-woman show. “There’s potency within this range,” says TimeOut Magazine. “It’s as if the trio’s work is fundamentally a tug-of-war between emotional and intellectual investigation.” Join us for this special multi-media performance and conversation. For more information, call 312.422.5580.

Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone Ave 60637-2912
Chicago, IL
RSVP required.

Baroque Rock at Defibrillator
Kmang Kmang and Defibrillator present Baroque ROCK at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. Experience music like never before as early music group Bach & Beethoven Ensemble and Classical Guitar Art Rock group Kmang Kmang premiere original arrangements of Baroque Music for period instruments and rock band while Gaudete Brass Quintet and Avanti Guitar Trio perform in interactive layouts, redefining the concert listening experience within the world of Kmang Kmang’s on-going video work and oscillating multi-monitored television sculpture.

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
1136 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
$10 suggested donation

*This event occurs on both September 23rd and 24th. For more information about Kmang Kmang contact Barmey Ung at or call 847-302-6510.

An Urban Gateways Fundraiser hosted by the New Arts Forum. Don’t miss this exciting evening in support of Urban Gateways and arts education! Live Dance/Music Performances & DJs, Silent Auction & Wine Raffle, Complimentary Food & Cocktail Reception and Networking with Artists & Art Enthusiasts.

839 West Fullerton
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance click HERE!

Wood has a long and diverse connection to the history of art and to our global environment. Utilitarian for its structural purposes and attractive in its ability to be used as a decorative element, wood is a material that artists to this day are highlighting through captivating approaches in contemporary art practices. Presented by the Chicago Urban Art Society, “Wood Worked” is a sculptural exhibition mixing the work of artists at varying points in their careers who approach wood both structurally and conceptually with an engaging approach and the thought in mind that we are more or less unconsciously and constantly surrounded by this material.

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
6pm – 11pm

Stitch and Bitch/Tejer y Joder
El Stitch y Bitch (SyB) was founded in 2008 as a space for knitters, crocheters and crafters in the Pilsen, Bridgeport and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago. Currently the group consists of over 20 members, ages 18 and up. Over the years, the group has evolved into a collaborative art group interested in addressing handmade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. As DIY culture moves into a contemporary state, many members of the group have found themselves astonished and curious by the inheritance of the handmade skill or the need to carry on the tradition in an adapted manner. Tejer y Joder is a compilation of individual SyB members and independent fiber artists, interested in the themes of gender, identity, tradition and memory.

1765 S. Laflin ST.
Chicago, IL
6pm – 10pm


002 On The Lam : Machine
This Is Not The Studio is pleased to present their second exhibition in an ongoing, nomadic art series, On The Lam. The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration between the STUDIO and Harvey Moon, a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the possibilities, limitations, simple joys and complex emotive structures found in the marriage of technology and art.

Harvey’s Studio
348 N Ashland Avenue, st 2B
Chicago, IL
6pm – 10pm

Reduction or Something Less
Reduction or Something Less transforms and redefines the viewer experience, playing with one’s predetermined expectations of how we interact with visual art.  Working in a broad variety of media, these artists emphasize the spatial, social and psychological relationships between a work of art and its spectator, creating an active viewing experience.  Backman investigates the separation between painting and object, flat and dynamic, recreating the familiar with illusions and trompe l’oeil.  Nichols delves into psychological experience, using childlike shapes and colors and intermingling fantasy and reality, while Guérin creates paintings using repetition and abstraction of shapes and forms. This grouping of artists will exhibit amongst each other to support and challenge views of the refined.

LVL3 Gallery
1542 N. Milwaukee Ave, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 10:00pm

Anthea Behm “Objective Confess”
Golden Gallery is pleased to present the opening of its fourth year of programming in Chicago with a solo exhibition by Australian artist Anthea Behm.  This exhibition features a 2010 – 2011 video work based around two scripts:  one adapted from Aesthetic Theory (1970), Frankfurt School Philosopher Theodor Adorno’s epic, posthumously published thesis on aesthetics, and the other from John Hughes’ legendary movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), which follows the activities of three truants, led by Bueller, spending the day in downtown Chicago.

Golden Gallery, Chicago
3319 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
6:00 – 9:00pm

Klein Bottle (for “The Search”)
As part of Jason Lazarus’ exhibition The Search, Industry of the Ordinary investigate the state of being internal, protected and private, while simultaneously external, vulnerable and public.

Andrew Rafacz Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL
1pm – 3pm

Blast – Artist Reception
3 Chicago-based artists, with friendships that span more than 20 years, come together in this dramatic exhibition. Erik DeBat’s artwork reflects an urban landscape full of surprises, Nancy Pirri presents a powerful commentary on the profound nature of contemporary feminism, while Peter Mars makes a striking visual commentary on global popular culture.

The Beverly Art Center
2407 W. 111th Street @ Western Avenue
Chicago, IL

Intimacy Issues
One Night Performance/Exhibition/Happening dealing with issues of intimacy in a domestic setting through performance, video, food, text and photography. Organized by Katya Grokhovsky and featuring artists Kitty Huffman, Sabri Reed, Michaela Murphy, Dao Nguyen, Victoria Bradford, Katya Grokhovsky

The Carrousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Free (BYOB)

SUNDAY || SEPTEMBER 25th, 2011

No Place Like Home
The exhibition, No Place Like Home Curated by renowned photographer, Dawoud Bey, presents a dynamic mix of photography by six emerging Chicago-based photographers; Lisa Lindvay, Jon Lowenstein, Jason Reblando, Jessica Rodrigue, David Schalliol, and Leilani Wertens. Each artist will exhibit a recent series of work centered on the representation of home, and by extension, community. The resulting selection raises important questions about how we construct and represent the differences between the ideal and the more complex reality of home.

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
3:00 – 5:00pm

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
A diverse array of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, computer animation, installation, and zines. Opening reception September 25, featuring a talk with the artist from 6:00 to 8:30 at Kent Hall in room 107.

The Renaissance Society
5811 S. Ellis, Cobb Hall 418
Chicago, IL 60637
6:00 – 8:30pm


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