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Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012

Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)


MONDAY || February 27th, 2012

Panel Discussion: Art and Communities
Moderated by DePaul art history professor, Joanna Gardner-Huggett. Panelists Tricia van Eyck (founder of 6018 North, and former MCA curator), Amy Mooney (art history professor at Columbia College and writer), and Jeff Huebner (art critic and author) discuss Arts and Community in Chicago.

DePaul University Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
6:00 – 8:00pm


TUESDAY || February 28th, 2012

IALS Presents Industry Night: Theatre
INDUSTRY NIGHT is a professional arts networking series. Come connect with emerging and established professionals and rub elbows with esteemed personalities in your arts industry. This event occurs every last Tuesday of every month.

Special Guests include:
Adam Belcuore: Casting/Assistant Producer, Goodman Theatre
Christopher Ellis: Associate Artistic Director, Voice of the City
Henry Godinez: Resident Artistic Associate, Goodman Theatre and Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Northwestern University
Brian Shaw: Founding Member, Plasticene Physical Theater Company and Professor, Theatre Department, Columbia College Chicago

2710 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 8:00pm
RSVP is required // Email Justine (at)
Admission cost: $15 // Includes open beer, wine, sangria and appetizers


WEDNESDAY || February 29th, 2012

Chicago Artist Coalition Open House!
CAC will host an open house tour and informational session where BOLT applicants will have the opportunity to explore the studio spaces, our 8,000 square foot exhibition space, and meet CAC staff and current residents. Tours will run every 15 minutes.  Another open house will be offered on March 5 (5-7pm).

The 2012 BOLT Residency Application Guidelines are available HERE for DOWNLOAD. Applications are due March 15, 2012. To Apply, click HERE.

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program offering artists the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community and its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art.  Located at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition,  BOLT provides workspace, creative community, exhibition opportunities and professional development for emerging contemporary artists.

The 2012 BOLT Residency Jury includes: Lisa Dorin, Associate Curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago; Lane Relyea, Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Theory & Practice department at Northwestern University and editor-designate of Art Journal as of July 2012; Roberto Sifuentes, interdisciplinary performance artist, co-founder, La Pocha Nostra and Assistant Professor of Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Lorelei Stewart, Director at Gallery 400. Jury selected finalists will be interviewed by CAC staff.

Chicago Artist Coalition
217 N. Carpenter St.
Chicago, Illinois
5:00 – 7:00pm

Video Playlist: “Speechless”
With an increasing abundance of technology at our collective fingertips, the potential for creating and disseminating moving images seems almost endless.

Curated by Eric Fleischauer, “Speechless” is a one-night public screening of video work examining the role of technology in shaping visual culture. Screened in conjunction with the MoCP’s current exhibition, “Limits of Photography”, the artists featured in this screening locate the various immaterial and structural qualities present within the medium of video, subverting and usurping these qualities to tap a unique creative potential.

Featuring work from: Agnes Bolt, Phil Morton, Takeshi Murata, Monica Panzarino, Jennifer Proctor, Jon Satrom, John Smith, Scott Stark, and Andrew Norman Wilson.

Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647
5:30 – 8:30pm


THURSDAY || March 1st, 2012

Laure Prouvost: Don’t Look Up
The brilliantly anarchic videos of Laure Prouvost run wild with the rules of narrative and language. Prouvost’s fast-paced works often feature surreal tales jarringly interrupted by self-conscious text, unsettling imagery, or the artist herself undermining and adding new meaning to the original story. This evening Prouvost, who is also the founder and former director of, will present her own videos alongside a selection of contemporary and historical works by other artists, including John Latham and Owen Land. 1968–2012, Multiple directors, France/Italy/UK/USA, Various formats, ca 90 minutes + discussion.

Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
6:00 –9:00pm

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond
Concurrently on view at Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery and Glass Curtain Gallery. This exhibition of Guerrilla Girls, a major presentation of the collective, illuminates and contextualizes the important past and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. A selection of the group’s most iconic campaigns and actions from the 80’s and 90’s foregrounds their most daring and rarely seen international projects, which trace the Guerrilla Girls’ artistic and activist influence around the globe. The exhibition’s installations are punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Visitors can peruse the artists’ favorite “love letters and hate mail,” drawn from almost three decades of humorous, heart-warming and shocking communications, and are invited to contribute their own views to an interactive wall installation. This multimedia, expansive exhibition illustrates that the work of the anonymous, feminist-activist Guerrilla Girls is as vital and revolutionary as ever.

Please join us Thursday, March 1 from 5-8pm at both galleries for the opening reception and have your picture taken with the Girls, read some love (and hate) letters, ponder the infamous billboards that started it all, and while you’re at it, enjoy some light refreshments. Make sure to be at the Conaway Center (across the hall from Glass Curtain) from 6-7pm for a public conversation with the Guerrilla Girls, a Q&A that is certain to be, well… bananas!

The exhibition is curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Guerrilla Girls are Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media 2011-2012 Fellows.

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605

The Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605

5:00 – 8:00pm

International Women Associates 2012 Women Extraordinaire Award
The Institute is pleased to be a promotional partner for the International Women Associates (IWA) 2012 Women Extraordinaire Award presented to Connie Duckworth. Since 1996, the prestigious award has been bestowed upon Chicago area women who have made outstanding contributions in their field and in the international arena. Amongst a sparkling list of achievements, Ms. Duckworth is known as the first woman sales and trading partner during her twenty year run at Goldman Sachs & Co, CEO of her non-profit organization ARZU STUDIO HOPE, and received the prestigious 2011 Wharton School of Business Dean’s Medal. A true inspiration, she will be giving remarks after the luncheon and award presentation. Space is limited.

Chicago Engineers’ Foundation of the Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60604
11:30am – 2:30pm
Tickets: $85 // Registration required


FRIDAY || March 2nd, 2012

I Made This For You —Matthew Hoffman
I Made This For You is an internal declaration that can be translated to the world outside of the artist. Through his use of repetition, Matthew Hoffman’s newest work transforms exuberant designs into quiet meditations of assurance. Working primarily in his wood shop, Hoffman uses his most recent work to form a tide break against the waves of negativity in the world around him. His wood cut shapes recreate handwriting to embody his colloquial and witty quips. The writing is light, airy, and often incorporates vibrant colors, drawing you in like shiny pieces of candy. Matthew began his career under several aliases, each with a unique medium. His elusive work under the name Sighn and his Multipolar projects were well received and allowed him to explore different materials, discern and develop his message, and hone his craft to lead him to where he is now.

Public Works
1539 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
7:00 – 10:00pm

botanic/organic // National Juried Exhibit
Join us Friday, March 2, 6-9p at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights IL to open our spring national juried exhibit “botanic/organic”. Juried by Elizabeth Whiting, Curator for the Union League Club, Chicago. Exhibit features 52 artists from 21 different states, many of them will be at the opening reception.

Elizabeth Whiting chose art that truly takes the theme above and beyond the traditional landscape painting. Art chosen for this exhibit is contemporary, fresh, and contains innovative interpretations of the exhibit title. The exhibit itself is serene yet lively, breathing with a contrast of bold and quiet. Intertwining themes and complex organic compositions create movement and flow.

Exhibiting Artists:

Caren Alpert, Darcy Berg, Carole Burval, Javier Chavira, Allyson Comstock, Ronnie Craemer, Matthew Derezinski, Bronwyn Elkuss, Matt Ellison, Hank Erdmann, Alli Farkas, Margie Glass-Sula, Lisa S. Goesling, Leah Gose, Kim Guare, Jeanne Heifetz, Shelly Hokanson, Brooke Holve, Nikkole Huss, Erica Johnson, Vesna Jovanovic, Wes Kline, Linda Deg Lee, Megan Levacy, Casey Lowry, Cynthia Milionis, Gary Mulnix, Nancy Mueller, Eric Reuben, Nelson, Brooke Nicholson, Stuart Pearson, Keith Pollok, John Powers, Melissa Precise, Mark Reid, Gina Lee Robbins, Laurie Rousseau, Catherine Rozmarynowycz, Laurence Sachs, Luis Sahagun, Stephanie Sailer, Laurie Sloan, Merrill Steiger, Vicky Tesmer, Jillian Van Volkenburgh, Jackie Volkell, Jason Walker, Jennifer Webster, Lori White, Ben Wyrick and Polly Yates.

Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Blvd.
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411
6:00 – 9:00pm

Nazafarin Lotfi / Mike Gibisser
Tony Wight Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of work by Nazafarin Lotfi. The exhibition includes recent paintings, sculptures and drawings. Lotfi’s most recent work employs a minimized color palette and uses everyday structural materials, such as staples, fishing line, vinyl, and fencing. Her materials often do double-duty: a metal utility fence used as a stencil for spray painting will also become the support for a free-standing sculpture. In her process, even finished works can become the basis for another painting or sculpture. As Lotfi described, “Paintings are the world for the sculpture to exist in.”

Lotfi previously embedded narrative into her objects, but more recently she has been working in the opposite way, pushing her surfaces and objects until they let go of their stories. From her earlier study of architecture, she has a continued interest in doorways and passageways as markers of distance. These spaces are invitations towards an unknown and their position is evident in the transitivity of her materials, mediums, and processes, where one begins to behave like another.

Nazafarin Lotfi (Iranian, b. 1984) received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her BA from the University of Tehran in 2007. Lotfi’s work has been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including South Korea, Hungary, and Iran. Recent exhibitions include Cloud Gate at Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; Untitled Document at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL; In Between at Autumn Space, Chicago, IL; Faux-Cult at NoGlobe, Brooklyn, NY; Into the Surface at Brand New Gallery, Milan; and The Question of Their Content at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago.

Tony Wight Gallery
845 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60607
6:00 – 8:00pm

Inkling Artist Showcase: Linoleum block prints by Kevin O’Rourke
We’ll be featuring local printmaker Kevin O’Rourke. He creates detailed linoleum block prints of Chicago’s iconic entertainment venues and architecture. Kevin O’Rourke is part of a new generation of Chicago artists. Unencumbered by rules, they bridge wide varieties of artistic disciplines in their work. Kevin’s work fuses elements of graphic design and advertising verve into frenetic rock art. During his prolific career, Kevin has produced concert posters for everybody from The Flaming Lips and Flogging Molly, to Sonic Youth and Ween. Kevin has designed over 30 bout posters for nationally ranked flat track roller derby league,The Detroit Derby Girls. The posters have been featured in and around Detroit’s print publications and music venues, and have been recognized for design excellence on a national stage.

2917 1/2 N. Broadway
Chicago, Illinois 60657
6:00 – 10:00pm

Rules & Regulations
Kyle Louis Fletcher’s first solo art show at Jupiter Outpost. There’s talk of a neon sign, some drawings, a painting, a few prints, and maybe even some limited edition decks of cards.

Jupiter Outpost
1139 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 9:00pm

Cory Sever // Top Of The Most
Cory Sever’s work is deeply rooted in drawing. Riffing on the tradition of figure drawing, Sever dissects the human form creating bizarre portraits. These works twist and bend the parameters of portraiture, blending human qualities with animals and exaggerating proportions. Sever takes these forms to the point of repulsion, pulling apart our notions of what is beautiful. At the same time, the works allure with their pop color palette and amazing technical skill. In “Top of the Most”, Sever will continue his investigation of human form in all of its twisted glory.

One Strange Bird (and Lady Bird)
2515 W. North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
6:00 – 9:00pm

Prima Sakuntabhai
The Mayan temple of Chichen Itza in Mexico is one of the examples of ancient constructions which strove to render a perceptive experience. During the spring and the autumn solstice, the sun casts a form of a serpent on the steps leading to the top of the pyramid. Mathematics and engineering serve the religious purpose of provoking awe.

21st century Chicago, a widely-spread urban architecture of parking lots also becomes a field of experimentations with perception. The Traders Self Park on Wells Street, facing the Willis Tower, is composed of two identical buildings linked on the 4th floor by a bridge. The particular location offers, not the view of the landmark tower but a construction site that marks the end of the Loop. It is scaled, not to human but to vehicles, an uninhabited space whose function is only at the service of technology. It epitomizes the metropolis culture that has developed since the urbanization imposing a structural similitude between major cities.

The locations or sites, whether actual or imaginative offer parallel constructions which distort a former view of the space. I either borrow the architectural vocabulary or create an incision into the space of what is balanced, ordered, constructed by subverting objects such as tires or mirrors. My concern for rational, scientific questionings, rendered physical through art forms may relate to the fact that having no homeland, drifting between Thailand, England, France and now the United States of America, I seek not diversity but unity that holds Mankind, a common drive of humanity. In the mental construction of geometrical space, Man appropriates it for himself and takes profit to build spaces for his own purposes. At the same time, vehicles, from cars to trains are the expression of a profound desire to breach the distance in a territory that do not match his scale. They say that the 20th century has been about the conquest of space and the 21st century concerns itself with time.

Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St, STOREFRONT
Chicago, Illinois 60608
6:00 – 9:00pm

Black Cloud Gallery in conjunction with Character Skateboards and Small Town Skate Shop is proud to present DECKED. This will be an in depth and varied skateboard themed group art show that captures the independent and innovative spirit of skateboarding. Also, the Chicago-based company Character Skateboards will be celebrating their 10th anniversary, displaying a retrospective of their deck artwork, and premiering their new decks.

The t-shirt press is making a come back! Character, Small Town, and Black Cloud are all creating designs specifically for this event. Bring in a blank t-shirt, select a design, and POOF!, enjoy a freshly printed tee. Join us for the opening reception at Black Cloud Gallery on March 2nd from 7-10pm. We will have live DJs and free organic whiskey tasting provided by Chicago’s own Koval Distillery. A second showing for Second Fridays will be on Friday March 9th from 6-10pm.

The Black Cloud Gallery
1909 S. Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60608
7:00 – 10:00pm

EVERY NOW AND THEN I FALL APART // New work by Erin Washington
Embracing materiality and labor, Erin Washington examines themes of vulnerability and permanence. Questioning how time structures transition in ephemera, EVERY NOW AND THEN I FALL APART features mixed-media paintings and sculptures which unravel time through the performance of their belabored making, and their subsequent degradation. Washington employs fugitive and charged materials (fire, ash, moss, bones and saliva) to depict natural phenomenon. Colors fade or pigments are burned: the objects emulate the cycles they describe. The artists’ actions and products are in a constant state of flux, highlighting the disharmony between meaning, beauty, and a fundamentally messy universe. However, the temporality of the work’s making counters ambivalence; the immediate process and present-ness the work demands eclipses uncertainty… for the moment.

THE PLAINES PROJECT has partnered with ACRE to host EVERY NOW AND THEN I FALL APART: new works by ERIN WASHINGTON, the next installment in ACRE’s year-long series of exhibitions by 2011 ACRE summer residents.

The Plaines Project
1822 S. Deplaines St.
Chicago, Illinois
7:00 – 10:00pm

Rim Lee: Retrospective
Our 2012 exhibiting season starts with Retrospective, a solo exhibition of new paintings and photographs by Rim Lee. Rim Lee’s work finds primary source material within the realms of performance and photography while her oeuvre focuses on the intensity of human emotions. The exhibition presents Lee’s self-portraits – large oils on canvas and photographs, in which she references certain works of Max Ernst. Lee’s works emphasize visualization of the conceptual values of inherent human emotions, as a result of which, the artist provides a portrayal of human sentiment within the context of art discourse. Rim Lee is becoming an important upcoming internationally Korean artist having recently participated in Korean Eye-Fantastic Ordinary in 2010 and Korean Eye-Moon Generation in 2009, both at Saatchi Gallery, London. She has also been nominated in 2010 for the Perrier Jouet Award.

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
215 N. Aberdeen St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607
6:00 – 8:00pm

Footprints in Vertical Skies
“Footprints in Vertical Skies”, a special exhibit at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, features vivid paintings of Chicago cityscapes and international landmarks by Anastasia Mak. Mak’s paintings illustrate the energy that travel itself often embodies. Her vibrant color choice emulates the excitement and apprehension of stepping foot onto new terrain. The skies, done in a contemporary fashion of layering vertical stripes of color, make the viewer regard her paintings through a mosaic lens of cascading lines.

These lines are ever present in the skies of Mak’s paintings. Their dismantled appearance, behind iconic scenery, seems to describe the difficulty of blending in when visiting a foreign place. The exciting exploration of unfamiliar terrain is conveyed through the bright color choices the artist infuses into the textured surface of her canvas.

From Istanbul to Chicago, Mak has allowed her surroundings to inspire her art. Whether it’s the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chicago Skyline or a cliff-side landscape, the artist lets the architectural structure or natural integrity of the landscape influence her brushstroke. Often working from her own photographs from a variety of angles, Mak commits the impression she has of the place to canvas. The newly created artwork then reciprocally inspires more travel in search of the next destination and painting subject.

Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 9:00pm

Recent Drawings by Mariana Sissia
Mariana Sissia’s graphite drawings illustrate fictional earthworks and earth relics. Subterranean chambers and labyrinths, jagged rock walls and stone megaliths are drafted precisely, as if from life. Sissia works from photographs of excavation sites, quarries, canyons and other rockscapes to invent wastelands of formidable design. The people have long since vacated, but the marks of their hands and machines remain. Sissia heightens the ghostly and anonymous aspects of the structures by floating the drawings amidst the paper’s white void, imbuing a hushed and solitary tone.

Mariana Sissia’s new collection of twenty graphite drawings, including a thirteen-foot landscape, is her first solo exhibition in the United States. In 2011, Sissia participated in the residency program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella under the direction of Jorge Macchi. In 2010, she won the Clarín magazine prize at the arteBA fair, and she is the recipient of a 2012 scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

1431 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60642
6:00 – 9:00pm

Trine Bumiller

Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Chicago, Illinois 60654
5:30 – 8:00pm


SATURDAY || March 3rd, 2012

STUCK UP: A Selected History of Alternative & Pop Culture Told Through Stickers
No matter what kind of weather we may be facing, on Saturday, March 3rd from 6pm – 10pm we invite you to join us for the closing reception of ‘STUCK UP…’ This will be your final chance to contribute your own slaps for consideration in the second volume of DB Burkeman’s book and to see the show that has been recommended by critics from Flavorpill, Time Out Chicago, and New City. We will also have beverages courtesy of Modelo.

‘STUCK UP …’ is a traveling exhibition, curated by Burkeman from his extensive personal collection that provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the expanding role that stickers have played in popular culture over the past four decades. ‘STUCK UP…’ features stickers from Street Art legends (Banksy, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, KAWS), and internationally lauded contemporary artists (Andy Warhol, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Tom Sachs) shown side by side with anonymous stickers peeled from the streets of NYC.

On display and available for purchase are a selection of new sticker-based collage pieces from the ever-talented Chris Mendoza, the sculpture ‘Permanent’ from Blue Dog 10003, a showcase of limited edition stickers and signed black books from The Slap Happy Sticker Invitational and a variety of limited edition goodies from ‘STUCK UP…’.

the maxwell colette gallery
Chicago, Illinois 60622
6:00 – 10:00pm

Intersections: A Roundtable and Brunch
The upcoming issue of AREA Chicago is an exploration of intersections in social justice work. This roundtable is a discussion about the specific ways in which various forms of engagement intersect. We also hope to consider intersections that are unintentional or accidental — to reflect upon moments when we are suddenly faced with the unfamiliar, an apparent contradiction, an issue or strategy that falls outside of the path we have defined for ourselves.

Please join us for an open discussion about the systemic nature of the injustices we struggle against and the concrete approaches and tools we employ throughout those struggles. Participants will be asked to reflect on the rewards and challenges of bridging and expanding their own practices

Confirmed participants include: Access Living, Iraq Veterans Against the War /Warrior Writers, CCB Dance Project, Street Level Youth Media, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Fresh Moves, Albany Park Theater Project. Tentative confirmation : Southwest Youth Collaborative

Established in 1980, Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables people with disabilities in Chicago to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision.

Access Living
115 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
12:00 – 2:00pm // Light brunch provided at 11:30p
FREE and open to the public

3 Diverse Artists // 1 Awesome Show
Three local Chicago artists have collaborated to feature their talents at Next Door. This afternoon art opening event will showcase their diverse works of traditional & experimental photography, drawings, paintings and other fine arts. Three shows in one! Come meet, mingle and support local art! Work by Erik Jensen, Lucretia Brower, and Emily Dahlquist. *Bring a pair of gently used shoes to donate to the Next Door shoe drive, benefiting Share Your Soles, and receive a FREE cafe drink, any kind!

Next Door Chicago
659 West Diversey
Chicago, Illinois 60614
1:00 – 4:00pm

Is it What?
“Is It What?” is a group exhibition featuring sixteen artists who have worked with What It Is over this period of time. What It Is, is a project space and gallery based in Chicago, IL founded by artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes at their residence in Oak Park, IL. For two and a half years artists were invited to interact with their domestic space and encouraged to literally play with the fabric of the house. Resulting projects over this period of time include site-specific installations in the kitchen, bedrooms, living room, bathroom and backyard.

“Is It What?” includes the work of the following artists: Lise Haller Baggesen, Man Bartlett (Brooklyn), Bradley Bullock (Carterville), Jacob Crose, Theodore Darst, Jonathan Franklin, Troy Hagenbart (Brooklyn), Selena Jones, Sabina Ott, Rob Ray (Los Angeles), Andrew Rigsby, Sara Schnadt (Los Angeles), Stoic Swine (Seattle), Channel Two: Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge, Anthony R. Vizzari, Michelle Wasson.

What It Is has participated in Aqua Art Miami, MDW Fair (Chicago), Fountain Art Fair (NYC) and the Next Art Fair (Chicago).

Hinge Gallery
1955 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
6:00 – 9:00pm

New Acquisitions from the Video Data Bank
Missed the Video Data Bank program at the International Film Festival Rotterdam? Can’t make it to to Germany for this year’s Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen? VDB is thrilled to continue the annual tradition of bringing a selection of favorite new acquisitions to local fans at Chicago’s Roots & Culture gallery. Join VDB staff members on Sunday, March 11th, for a hometown showcase of recent additions to the archive:

Pigs, Pawel Wojtasik, 2010, 7:48, U.S.
Shayne’s Rectangle, Dani Leventhal, 2011, 5:00, U.S.
Marina Abramovich, From Tuesday to Friday, Ximena Cuevas, 2010, 35:00, Mexico
Money, Videofreex 1970, 2:35, U.S [new preservation!]
OWS Newsreel No. 5, Jem Cohen 2011, 6:58, U.S.
Ceibas: Epilogue, The Well of Representation, Evan Meaney 2011, 7:33, U.S.
A Party Record Packed with Sex and Sadness, Bobby Abate 2011, 10:16, U.S.

Part of the monthly Roots & Culture Screening Series, curated by Alexander Stewart.

Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
7:00 – 10:00pm
FREE // Suggested Donation

Believe Inn is excited to present a pretty darn neato (please excuse the fancy art-speak) collaborative multimedia installation by Anthony Lewellen, Brian Steckel, Chris Silva, David Cuesta and John Heenan. And the playful art explorations of Chad Kouri, Laura Berger and Luke Ramsey.

“When we come together to play and be, we are truly ourselves. When we are truly ourselves it is wonderful and when we act collectively in that wonder we do transformative work for our community and our world.” – Brad Colby

Believe Inn
2043 N Winchester Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
11:00am – 5:00pm


SUNDAY || March 4th, 2012

I’M WATCHING THE SUN COME UP NOW features a photography and audio installation exploring the nature of perception and the passing of time. Fascinated by the complication of past and present, Fitzpatrick photographs transient moments in which she isolates the mystery that makes up our lives. Conscious of the passing of time and the experience of the present, she investigates the reality of days that quickly and almost immediately vanish as we make revolutions around the sun. This collection of days is documented through fleeting clarity and recognition, emphasizing our own internal experience and the way we find ourselves sharing this subjective experience with others. In addition to photographs, Fitzpatrick presents an audio piece that is created from cassette tapes that were recorded by her grandmother in Chicago and mailed to her while she lived as a child in Virginia.

ACRE Projects
1913 W. 17th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
4:00 – 8:00pm


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