EXPO ART WEEK Events

Many of Chicago's art institutions, museums and galleries schedule exhibition openings, programs and events during EXPO ART WEEK. For event details, please visit the websites of our EXPO ART WEEK partners.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11


 

[ LeWitt, Sol ] Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones. New York: Limited Editions Club. 1985. Courtesy of Boreas Fine Art 

BOREAS FINE ART 

Purely Conceptual 
September 11 – November 30, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 - 9:00pm

This exhibition explores the strong and direct connections between Conceptual Art and the art of the book.  Purely Conceptual will feature work of artists from the nascent conceptual movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, such as Yoko Ono, Mel Bochner, and Sol LeWitt, as well as work made by conceptual artists working today.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


 

Piet Zwart. Advertising insert for N.K.F. Delft (“...50000 ... 13000 ... 50000..”), 1926. Roy J. Friedman Memorial Fund. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / c/o Pictoright Amsterdam.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute;
Color Studies
Exhibition Openings | 10:30am – 5:00pm

In Conversation: Behind the Career Curtain

Photo: Michael Seto. Courtesy of Michael Seto Photography.

In-Conversation: Behind the Career Curtain

September 12, 2017
Panel Discussion | 6:30 - 9:00pm
Christie's at John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave, Suite 3810

Join Katelijne de Backer (PULSE Art Fair), Lisa Corrin (The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University), Madhuvanti Ghose (The Art Institute of Chicago), and Sarah Herda (The Graham Foundation) for a panel discussion on creating, maintaining, and achieving a rewarding career in the visual arts world. Topics will include education tracks, best practices in job searching and hiring, and the struggles of balancing the demands of an all-encompassing field. This event is organized by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and is the sixth regional program in the Foundation’s In-Conversation series. Pre-registration is required.

Roman Ondak, Escape Circuit, 2014. Courtesy of The Arts Club of Chicago

THE ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO

Roman Ondák: Man Walking toward a Fata Morgana
September 12 – December 9, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 8:00pm

The Block Museum. Carrie Mae Weems, Ritual and Revolution, 1998. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. Block Museum of Art.

MARY AND LEIGH BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution
September 12 – December 10, 2017
Exhibition Opening | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Composed of 18 diaphanous printed cloth banners organized in architectural formation with a poetic audio track, Ritual and Revolution explores the historic human struggle for equality and justice. This installation, including references to the Middle Passage, the French Revolution, and World War II is a 2016 gift to the Block Museum collection.

Tony Lewis, Pall, 2015. Courtesy of Shane Campbell Gallery

SHANE CAMPBELL GALLERY

Tony Lewis: Howling
September 12 – October 21, 2017
Opening Reception | 4:00 – 7:00pm

VikMuniz, Binoculars (from Pictures of soil). Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

HERITAGE AUCTIONS

Modern & Contemporary Art and Luxury Preview
Preview | Tuesday, September 12 – Friday, September 15
Opening Preview | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Visit Heritage Auctions at 215 West Ohio Street to preview highlights from our upcoming Modern & Contemporary Art and Luxury auctions.

Political Services 4, Terence Gower: Havana Case Study, Neubauer Collegium 

NEUBAUER COLLEGIUM FOR CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Terence Gower: Havana Case Study
September 12 – December 15, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Artists Talk | Tuesday September 12 at 7:00pm

This project by New York-based Canadian artist Terence Gower is the second in a series of installations that use American diplomatic architecture as a lens through which to analyze US international relations (the first is Baghdad Case Study, 2012), and is based on extensive research in Havana and in US archives.

Courtesy of the artists and The Nevica Project

THE NEVICA PROJECT 

Salon 2017
September 12 – 17, 2017 
Hours | 11:00 – 6:00pm

A group showing of renowned artists such as Richard Serra, Theaster Gates, Cy Twombly, Magdalena & Michael Frimkess, Peregrine Honig Peter Voulkos, Tara Donovan, Wes Mills, Neha Vedpathak, Sergei Isupov, Anna Hepler, Ruth Duckworth and much more.

Courtesy of The DuSable Museum of African American History

THE ROUNDHOUSE AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 

Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones
September 12 – October 29, 2017
Opening Reception | 8:00 – 11:00pm

Singing Stones, curated by the Palais de Tokyo's Katell Jaffrès, brings together 11 emerging artists from the French and Chicago art scenes at The Roundhouse—a 17,000 sq. ft. space built in 1881 and designed by Burnham & Root—at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Washington Park. Free and open to the public.

Courtesy of Rubloff Auditorium 

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, RUBLOFF AUDITORIUM

SAIC Visiting Artists Program Lecture: Laura Owens
Bill & Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium | 6:00 p.m.

Los Angeles-based artist Laura Owens is internationally renowned for her innovative approaches to painting. For more than 20 years, she has pioneered experimental work that challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction. Established in 2006 by a generous gift from Bill and Stephanie Sick, this distinguished visiting professorship enables internationally renowned artists and designers to visit and teach at SAIC. All of SAIC's Visiting Artists Program lecture events are free and open to the public. Visit saic.edu/vap for details.

Emmanuel Pratt, Concept sketches for Radical [Re]Constructions, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and SMART Museum of Art 

SMART MUSEUM OF ART 

Emmanuel Pratt: Radical [Re]Constructions
September 12, 2017 – Summer 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Emmanuel Pratt’s interdisciplinary approach to regenerative place making on the South Side of Chicago mixes art, architecture, and community and economic development. His new, site-specific installation transforms the Smart Museum’s lobby and courtyard.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 


 

Courtesy of American Writers Museum

AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM

Surprise Bookshelf Series: Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us
5:00pm

Nick Cave, Heard Syd, 2016. Carriageworks Sydney. Image Zan Wimberley

NAVY PIER AON GRAND BALLROOM

Nick Cave’s Up Right Chicago
Hours | 9:00 – 10:00pm

Navy Pier, in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and the Chicago Architecture Biennial, will present a highly-anticipated collaboration between renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and internationally-acclaimed architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. Presented as part of Cave’s Here Hear Chicago, Cave will present a series of live productions in which performers interact and respond to a field of dynamic, custom-fabricated objects, “Stage Buoys” designed by Gang and her practice, Studio Gang. The performance series kicks off with Cave’s newest performance work, Up Right Chicago, where dressing technicians prepare their mind, body and spirit, transforming them into warriors of their own destiny, set to live music composed and performed by jazz musician and composer Kahil El’Zabar.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14


 

Nicholas Desotell, Clairvoyance, 2017. Photo by Odile Compagnon. Courtesy of Alliance Française de Chicago

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHICAGO

Super­­fluous: An Architectural Project
September 14 – October 16, 2017
Vernissage | 6:30pm

Oh, unforeseen utility of the superfluous! Charity of great things! Goodness of giants! Based on Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, this architectural project investigates shelter and homelessness. The exhibition includes 11 designs by the Architecture & Interior Architecture students of Odile Compagnon at the School of the Art Institute.

Courtesy of American Writers Museum

AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM

Surprise Bookshelf Series: Douglas A. Wissing: Hopeless But Optimistic
5:00pm 

Courtesy of the Floating Museum

NAVY PIER POLK BROS PARK

Floating Museum

Public Opening | Accessible during Navy Pier operating hours.
Floating Museum is a collaborative arts organization that creates temporary, site-responsive museum spaces to activate sites of cultural potential throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. Floating Museum engages local artists, historians, and organizations in events that challenge traditional museum thinking and generate community engagement and conversation. Presented by Navy Pier.

Rine Boyer, People Watching, Courtesy of Elephant Room Gallery

ELEPHANT ROOM GALLERY

Artist Talk: Rine Boyer 
6:30 – 8:00pm

Old Growth Forest Trail, David Hartt

GRAHAM FOUNDATION

David Hartt: in the forest
September 14, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 8:00pm

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present in the forest, a newly commissioned multi-part installation by artist David Hartt. The exhibition revisits Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Puerto Rico Habitat project, transforming the Foundation’s turn-of-the-century Madlener House galleries with a film, a suite of photographs, and a series of sculptures.

Jaume Plensa, Isabella, 2016. Coutesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery

RICHARD GRAY GALLERY (Gray Warehouse)

Jaume Plensa: Secret Garden
September 14 – November 11, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 8:00pm

The exhibition surveys new sculpture by Barcelona based artist Jaume Plensa.

Superdesign: When Design Wanted to Change the World, Director Francesca Molteni, 2017. Courtesy of Gene Siskel Film Center2

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Screening — SUPERDESIGN: When Design Wanted to Change the World
A film by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni – 67’ minutes
Directed by Francesca Molteni, presented by R & Company
Showtimes | 6:00 pm

Superdesign is a film about 19 players of the Italian Radical Design Movement. Through their words and their stories, we retrace the history and the heritage of the movement. They take us back to that time when everything seemed possible. Artists and architects Gianni Pettena and Lapo Binazzi will be present.

John Preus, Lateral Movement, 2017. Courtesy Open House Contemporary

OPEN HOUSE CONTEMPORARY

Infinite Games
September 14, 2017 – March 16, 2018
Opening Reception | 7:00 – 10:00pm

Presented by John Preus and Open House Contemporary, Infinite Games invites over 40 local, national, and international artists to produce work in response to and from materials salvaged from 50 Chicago public schools closed in 2013.

Gaetano Pesce, Ritratto dell'Uomo Contento Cabinet, 2016. Courtesy of The Peninsula Chicago and Salon94 

THE PENINSULA CHICAGO / SALON 94

Gaetano Pesce
Opening Reception | Thursday, September 14

The Peninsula Chicago and Salon94 present a special exhibition of internally renowned artist, architect, and designer Gaetano Pesce. Pesce’s career spans five decades with commissions in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition and industrial design with numerous public and private projects in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is a founder of Radical Design (Italy, late 1960s) and as a guiding principle of his work, he has said – “modernism is less a style than a method for interpreting the present and hinting at the future in which individuality is preserved and celebrated.”

March, Olga Chernysheva, Revolution Every Day, Smart Museum of Art

SMART MUSEUM OF ART 

Revolution Every Day
September 14, 2017 – January 14, 2018

The Hysterical Material
September 14 – December 17, 2017

10:00am – 5:00pm

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15


 

Art After Hours – Chicago Gallery Openings
Extended Hours | 6:00 – 9:00pm

A highlight of EXPO ART WEEK, Art After Hours welcomes EXPO CHICAGO visitors to view citywide galleries during extended hours on Friday, September 15, 6:00 – 9:00pm, allowing a first-look at new exhibitions while experiencing the vibrant local art scene. A full listing of Art After Hours exhibitions and events is available on this page.

 

Sergio Gomez, Healing #1. Courtesy of the artist and ACS Gallery

ACS GALLERY

VIP Open Reception Exhibition: Sergio Gomez and Nolan W. McCants
September 15, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 10:00pm

Sergio is a well-known Chicago based visual artist, curator and creative entrepreneurand work is influenced by the human condition and the spiritual experience throughout the cycles of life.  Sergio is best known for his abstract figurative life-size paintings.  Nolan is an award winning fine arts photographer who has the artistic ability to emotionally move and connect with audiences through his captivating photographs. Well-traveled, Nolan has immersed himself in diverse cultures throughout the world.

Zack Wirsum, Green Monsters, 2017. Courtesy of Jean Albano Gallery

    

JEAN ALBANO GALLERY

Bonnie Star: Paintings
September 8 – October 21, 2017
Opening Reception | 5:30 – 9:00pm

Bonnie Star is an accomplished painter whose inspiration comes from her love of nature: the interplay of light, whether it’s on an ocean wave, or filtering through tree branches, and the multiple colors that shift with the seasons.

Courtesy of Bridgeport Art Center

BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER

Bridgeport Art Center's Resident Artists Showcase
September 15 – November 3, 2017 
Opening Reception | 7:00 – 10:00pm

In recent years, the number of Bridgeport Art Center resident artists has grown to over 150 people.Opening on September 15, a large exhibition of residents' work will be on view in the 4th floor Bridgeport Art Center Gallery. This is a terrific opportunity for the general public to enjoy an exciting overview of contemporary art in Chicago, free of charge, in addition to a number of demonstrations in the Gallery during two upcoming Open Studios (Third Friday of each month). 

Bridgeport Art Center Open Studios
Open Studios | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, woodworkers, and more open their studios with interactive demonstrations and special in-studio events. Tour four art galleries while enjoy complimentary wine and refreshments. Free parking in the north lot. Open studios is a monthly program that takes place every third Friday of the month.

Kaylee Costello, Past the Naked Eye. Courtesy of C33 Gallery

C33 GALLERY

Past the Naked Eye
September 15 – November 2, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Kaylee Costello, a Columbia College Photo major, presents her solo exhibition Past the Naked Eye. It features a brightly colorful selection of photographs that have been taken with the use of a microscope. This series shows the abstract shapes and vibrant colors of sections of the slides.

FMKTK 5x5 Artist Residency A Retrospective. Courtesy of Fulton Market Kitchen 

FULTON MARKET KITCHEN

A Retrospective: Showcasing the Works of Select 5x5 Residents
Exhibition Opening | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Glenn Kaino, Untitled, 2017. Courtesy of Kavi Gupta

KAVI GUPTA (Washington Blvd)

Glenn Kaino: Sign
835 W Washington Blvd
September 15 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception | 5:00 – 8:00pm

Courtesy of Glass Curtain Gallery

GLASS CURTAIN GALLERY 

¡Sí, Se Puede!
September 5 – November 4, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 8:00pm

¡Sí, Se Puede! is an exhibition that draws on the respective archives of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their work with the United Farm Workers Movement. Six artists have immersed themselves in the archive to curate ephemera from these activists’ work and created new works in response.

Roy Lichtenstein, 1982. Courtesy of the Gray Collection Trust Gallery.

GRAY COLLECTION TRUST GALLERY

Gray Collection Trust
September 13 – 16, Hours | 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Gray Collection Trust Gallery boasts extraordinary drawings, paintings and sculptures from Richard and Mary Gray’s renowned private collection, which was exhibited at the Art Institute in 2010. In addition to highlights from that show by Picasso, Miró, Dubuffet, Degas, Seurat, and Vuillard, it includes some hitherto unseen works by Lichtenstein, Pollock, Ernst, Vantongerloo, Plensa, Jacques-Louis David, Ingres, Boucher, the Tiepolos, and Vasari.

Access to the Gray Collection Trust Gallery is best arranged by appointment at 312.883.8345 or by contacting Erin Bakunas at eb@graycollectiontrust.org

Christopher Michael Hefner, Untitled, 2017. Courtesy of LivingRoom Realty

LIVINGROOM

Christopher Michael Hefner: NOPLACE
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 10:00pm

Hefner’s current exhibition includes drawings produced during a six-month stint based in Berlin, as well as drawings and a sculptural installation he has completed since returning to the United States. 

Anna Kunz, Homage to the Yellow Pinto, 2017. Courtesy of McCormick Gallery

McCORMICK GALLERY

Anna Kunz: Yellow Pinto
September 15 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Chicago based artist Anna Kunz works in a variety of media: painting, works on paper, sculpture and installation. Her pieces grow out of the rectangle and incorporate painted and dyed fabrics adding complexity and inviting viewers into the space of the work.

Nick van Woert, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy of Patron Gallery

PATRON

Nick van Woert: DIRTNAP
September 15 – November 5, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz

ANDREW RAFACZ

John Knuth: Lake of Fire
September 15 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

ANDREW RAFACZ is pleased to announce Lake of Fire, a solo exhibition of new works by John Knuth in Gallery One. In Lake of Fire, John Knuth will debut a new body of work. The artist brings new sculptural and conceptual ideas to his painting practice that lean towards social and political concerns. For this exhibition, he continues to explore reflective surfaces of thermal blankets combined with melting and layering techniques, alluding to landscape and environmental change.

Anne Lindberg, I Text You About the Moon, 2016Courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery

CARRIE SECRIST GALLERY

Anne Lindberg: walking as I stand
September 15 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Chris Johanson, Apple Worm and Purell, 2017. Courtesy of Soccer Club Club

SOCCER CLUB CLUB

Chris Johanson: Worms, Birds, People, and Air The Art of Oh No and Dissociative Thinking 
Opening Reception | 8:00 – 11:00pm

Musical Performance by Sally Timms and Sunfoot

Laura Berger, Alliance, 2017. Courtesy of Weinberg/Newton Gallery

WEINBERG/NEWTON GALLERY

Take Care
September 15, 2017 – January 13, 2018
Opening Reception | 5:00 – 8:00pm

Tea Performance Sunday, September 17, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Take Care is an exhibition organized in partnership with the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force that aims to shed light on structural barriers to quality healthcare in Illinois through the lens of breast cancer. 

Matthew Hoffman, Find Your Way, 2017. Courtesy of Workshop 4200

WORKSHOP 4200

Matthew Hoffman: Find Your Way
September 15 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception | 5:00 – 10:00pm

Chicago Artist Matthew Hoffman is creating an entirely new, site-specific exhibition of his widely-recognized, text-based sculptures exclusively for Workshop 4200. The artwork will range in size from "a few inches" to "flatbed-sized" and will be designed for a specific location within (or outside of) the Workshop 4200 property.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16


 

Sub Chroma, Courtesy of Canvas

CANVAS

Sub Chroma Pop Up @ Hubbard St. Cave 
Hours | 7:00pm – 12:00am

Sub Chroma, produced by Canvas, is an exhibit focused on the intersection of creative technology, interaction, and immersive environments. The Sub Chroma experience features interactive installations, curated galleries of physical and digital works, and collaborative live music and digital art performances. For one night only, Sub Chroma will transform the Hubbard St. Cave in the West Loop into a virtual playground featuring experiential artists, and digital developers curated from around the world.

Work by Anne Holtrop, participant in Chicago Architecture Biennial's "Make New History" exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center.

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

Make New History
September 16 – January 7, 2018
Public Opening

Main exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center with exhibitions, programs, performances throughout the city.

SOTD (Strangely Ordinary This Devotion), Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson

ICEBERG PROJECTS

Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson: Stack for Carrington's Hyena
September 16 – October 15, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Silent Funny, Courtesy of Industry of the Ordinary

INDUSTRY OF THE ORDINARY

History and Forgetting
Opening Reception | 2:00 – 9:00pm
Hosted by Silent Funny

Conceived and organized by Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson), with Katinka Kleijn and Lindsey French. On a concrete shop floor, two workers construct a flag from ice blocks, which, as it melts, washes away the dust, oil, blood and sweat that has stained the floor over its many years of use. As the flag passes into memory, the former life of the space it temporarily occupies will be remembered.

Sarah Hollenbeck, Photo Credit: Jill Howe. Courtesy of Intuit the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 

INTUIT THE CENTER FOR INTUITIVE AND OUTSIDER ART 

FEED: to play, to be happy, and to dream
A salon celebrating Chicago's Henry Darger
Hours | 6:00 – 9:00pm

General Tickets: $75 (tickets must be purchased in advance)
feed.brownpapertickets.com

Co-produced by NON:op Open Opera Works and Bodies of Work, a disability arts and culture organization, the event celebrates Darger with food, beer, and six performances by a range of disability artists.

Displaced Desire. Courtesy of LVL3 

LVL3

Displaced Desire
September 16 – October 22, 2017
Opening Reception | 6:00 – 10:00pm

LVL3 presents Displaced Desire, a two-person show featuring Chicago-based Christopher Meerdo and Brooklyn-based Cecilia Salama. Displaced Desire calls to attention the isolation of their focus and their evaluation of something reimagined.

Michael Rakowitz, May the Arrogant Not Prevail, 2010. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2015.4 Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery

MUSEUM OF OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO

Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West
September 16, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Exhibition Opening | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Nick Cave, HEARD, Pitt Street Mall. Credit: Anna Kucera

NAVY PIER POLK BROS PARK

Nick Cave’s HEARD Chicago
1:00pm, 3:30pm

HEARD Chicago is a production featuring a herd of 30 colorful horses performing choreographed movements accompanied by live music by jazz musician and composer Kahil El’Zabar and the Chicago Children’s Choir. The HEARD performers will interact with the Jeanne Gang “Stage Buoys” created and designed specifically for the Cave productions. The performance is free to the public.

Nick Cave, Up Right. Photo by Tom Baker. Courtesy of Nick Cave

NAVY PIER WAVE WALL

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits
2:30pm

An activation of multiple performers adorned in Cave’s iconic Soundsuits that are part sculpture, part costume, reflecting his desire to meld art, dance and fashion. Jeanne Gang’s “Stage Buoys” will adorn the space and setting. The performance is free to the public.

Nick Cave, Up Right. Photo by James Prinz. Courtesy of Nick Cave

NAVY PIER POLK BROS PARK PERFORMANCE LAWN STAGE

Nick Cave’s Here Hear Chicago on Screen
5:00pm

A film screening showcasing the creative world of Nick Cave. Lawn seating encouraged.

Courtesy of PRACTISE

PRACTISE

Material Space
Opening Reception | 1:00 – 4:00pm
Artist Talk | 3:00pm

PRACTISE is pleased to present Material Space an exhibition of new works by Gina Hunt, Mevlana Lipp and John Opera

March, Olga Chernysheva, Revolution Every Day, Smart Museum of Art

SMART MUSEUM OF ART

Revolution Every Night — Featuring La Stampa and Ian F. Svenonius
8:00pm

The Smart Museum of Art is pleased to host the official EXPO ART WEEK after-party. This free and open to the public celebration gives audiences a chance to preview the museum’s fall exhibitions: Revolution Every Day, Emmanuel Pratt: Radical [Re]Constructions, The Hysterical Material, Welcome Blanket, and Conversations with the Collection: Building/Environments. Revolution Every Night features live performances by La Stampa (ft. art critics Jörg Heiser and Jan Verwoert and band members Jons Vukorep and Günter Reznicek) and Ian F. Svenonius, with a welcome from message from Alison Gass, the Smart Museum’s newly appointed Dana Feitler Director.

Megan Stroech, Clasp, 2014. Courtesy of Stuart and Co.

STUART & Co. GALLERY

In collaboration with Rockelmann &, Berlin

Jeffrey Teuton & Megan Stroech: If This is as Good as it Gets, Then I Guess I’m Ok With That
September 16 – October 21, 2017
Opening Reception | 7:00 – 9:00pm

Visually articulating thought through shape and color on canvas, Teuton filters collected stories and images until what remains are simple, quiet poetic acts. Stroech's mixed media works incorporate unfamiliar arrangements of low-grade consumer goods thereby subverting conventional understanding of their utility while commenting on the American Dream.

U CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL SHUTTLE

Hosted by the University of Chicago
10:00am – 5:00pm, Tour at 1:00pm

The shuttles depart from the Logan Center (915 E 60 St) on the hour.

The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle will run on an hourly loop to various sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around the University’s Hyde Park campus, including the new Campus Residence Hall designed by Studio Gang; the Arts Block, envisioned by Theaster Gates; the site for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park; and the campus’ landmark Mid-century buildings by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe. Visitors can use the shuttle as a hop-on, hop off means to stop at various destinations, including Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones at The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Reservations for tours recommended, please visit arts.uchicago.edu/cab

Courtesy of Wabash Arts Corridor

WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR

STREET LEVEL: Wabash Arts Corridor 2nd Annual Public Art Festival Tour
Tour | 2:00pm

Wabash Arts Corridor is the South Loop's vibrant public arts program, known for murals that transform the city and the annual WAC Crawl convening over 100 partner events. The 2017 festival, STREET LEVEL expands artist and community inclusivity and features over a dozen new murals and multimedia activations, plus a new performance series in partnership with Threewalls. This guided tour features highlights of the corridor and previews the new works of STREET LEVEL.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17


 

Josuhe Pagliery & Johann Armenteros, Savior, 2017.

Courtesy of the artists and VGA Gallery. 

VGA GALLERY

Tour of Savior
Hours | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Courtesy of 1709 W Chicago Galleries

1709 W CHICAGO GALLERIES (DOCUMENT, PARIS LONDON HONG KONG, VOLUME, WESTERN EXHIBITIONS AND DAVID SALKIN CREATIVE)

Open House | 12:00 – 4:00pm

The galleries of 1709 W Chicago — Document, Paris London Hong Kong, Volume, Western Exhibitions and David Salkin Creative — invite you to an open house between 12 and 4pm to visit their freshly built-out exhibition spaces, celebrating their recent relocation to Ukrainian Village.

 

ONGOING EVENTS


 

Carris Adams, Bone No. 1, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and ACRE Projects

ACRE PROJECTS

Carris Adams, Laura Bernstein, Lisa Blair and Catron Booker at ACRE Projects Gallery Curated by Ann Meisinger
September 1 – September 30, 2017

ACRE Projects is proud to present new work by the artists Carris Adams, Laura Bernstein, Lisa Blair and Catron Booker, as part of the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of exhibitions by 2016 summer residents.

Courtesy of Alphawood Gallery

ALPHAWOOD GALLERY

Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties
June 29 – November 19, 2017

This powerful exhibition examines a dark episode in U.S. history when, in the name of national security, the government incarcerated 120,000 citizens and legal residents during World War II without due process and the Constitutional protections to which they were entitled. 

Courtesy of American Writers Museum

AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM

The Beat Journey: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road
May 16 – November 4, 2017

Palm: All Awake in the Darkness
May 16 – October 6, 2017

Courtesy of The Arcade

THE ARCADE

Spatial Interaction: Defined
June 8 – September 29, 2017

Featuring the work of 2016 Pougialis Award winners Abena Motaboli and Ty Wubbenhorst, ‘17 BFA Art and Art History graduates. Spatial Interaction: Defined weaves explorations of presence, place, and memory through process-based material investigations. Sharing an interest in residual artifacts of the ephemeral, the artists situate their work as sites of poetic meaning making.

Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, 2017. Courtesy of Aspect/Ratio Gallery

ASPECT/RATIO

Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera
September 9 – October 14, 2017

Aspect/Ratio is delighted to present new sculptural and video work from Los Angeles based Cuban artist Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera. Complexity and contradiction are rife in Alejandro's practice where he questions systems, historic events and political structures with his multi-layered conceptually based practice.

Allen Vandever and Derek Hopkins, Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative, Courtesy of Awakenings Foundation

AWAKENINGS FOUNDATION

Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative
September 1, 2017 – January 5, 2018

With a $5,000 grant awarded by Awakenings, the Childhood Fractured team (consisting of Pilsen-based contemporary painter Allen Vandever and writer Derek Hopkins) hosted a six-part live painting series at the gallery during which Vandever narrated his childhood sexual abuse. The six paintings produced in the series will hang in the gallery as an effort to break the silence surrounding sexual violence.

Young June Lew, Courtesy of Andrew Bae Gallery 

ANDREW BAE GALLERY

New Works by Young June Lew
September 8 – October 21, 2017

Nandi, Courtesy of The Condo Association

THE CONDO ASSOCIATION

Nandi
August 26 – September 23, 2017

The show concerns Kamadhenu, the sacred cow in Hinduism who shall not shed blood, but be sustained with milk; the brutality of The Eucharist; the sexuality of Christ giving birth to his humanity; Madonna and Child revealing Christ's mortality; vulnerability in Noli me Tangere; St. Sebastian’s homoeroticism; animality in Greek mythology; the autonomy of the queer body; a capacity for transformation and a devotion to an expanding language of embodiment. Perhaps what is at stake is a loss of empathy. Especially since there are pluralities, complexities and elasticities regarding various bodies.

Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey

CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY

Small Sculpture (Main Gallery)
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Orion Martin (East & West Wing)
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Courtesy of DOCUMENT 

DOCUMENT

Julien Creuzet
September 9 – October 28, 2017

Laura Letinsky
September 9 – October 28, 2017

Open House | Sunday, September 17

 

 

Julien Creuzet is a Paris based artist who will be creating a installation consisting of new photographic collages, video works and a sound piece.  Laura Letinsky is a Chicago based artist who will be exhibiting a selection of Type-55 Polaroids made between 1997 and 2008. This exhibition will be in conjunction with the release of her newest book “Laura Letinsky: Polaroids” which is being released by Radius Books. 

Liat Elbling, Patio, 2017. Courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery

CATHERINE EDELMAN GALLERY

Liat Elbling: Proposals for Disorder
September 8 – October 28, 2017

First solo exhibition within the United States for Israeli photographer, Liat Elbling.

Hillery Sproatt, Circus in Poppies, 2017. Courtesy of Circle Contemporary

CIRCLE CONTEMPORARY

Something Else
September 1 – October 13, 2017

Rine Boyer, People Watching, Courtesy of Elephant Room Gallery

ELEPHANT ROOM GALLERY

Rine Boyer: People Watching
September 9 – October 21, 2017

"People Watching" is an exhibition of works by artist Rine Boyer which explores the variety of people we see walking throughout the city of Chicago. The figures are acrylic and ink on aluminum cut outs that are captured mid-gesture and painted using specific color palettes and patterns. Boyer captures the individual while also connecting them to underlying themes of culture, identity and relationships.

There will be an Artist Talk at the gallery on Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Julie Weber, Deception, Courtesey of Filter Photo

FILTER PHOTO

Deception
Opening Reception | Thursday, September 21

Deception, curated by Brian Paul Clamp, explores the various meanings of deception - dissimulation, propaganda, sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment.  The exhibition presents a group of lens-based artists that consider deception in all it’s various manifestations - conceptual, visual, or formal.  

 

 

we like small things
Opening Reception | Thursday, September 21

we like small things curated by Jennifer Keats, presents photographic work in progress, one-offs, inkjet prints, silver gelatin, alternative processes and more.  All images are 10 x 10 inches or less, in this salon-style exhibition that showcases smaller work.  

Hương Ngô, White Light / Black Noise. 2017. Courtesy of The Franklin

THE FRANKLIN

White Light / Black Noise by Hương Ngô
August 26 – September 23, 2017

Huong Ngo work examines the backyard as territory of negotiating difference through the cultural and legal definitions of sonic or visual “noise.” “Black Noise” operates beyond human perception and asking what we might be missing when we are not attuned to what is not plainly visible.

Courtesy of Gallery 350 at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago 

GALLERY 350 AT THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART — CHICAGO

The Illustration & Animation Show 
Exhibition runs through October 26

This exhibition highlights student work from the Illustration & Animation Departments at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago.

Kavi Gupta | Elizabeth Street Exterior. Courtesy of Kavi Gupta

KAVI GUPTA

José Lerma: Nunquam Prandium Liberum
219 N Elizabeth St
September 9 – December 16, 2017

Gerald Williams
219 N Elizabeth St
September 9 – December 16, 2017

C. J. Pylse, Kentucky Hug, 2016. Courtesy of Carl Hammer Gallery

CARL HAMMER GALLERY

CJ Pyle: Another Slipping Glimpser
September 8 – Ocotober 28, 2017

Claire Ashley, Lumpy Slut Slice, 2015. Courtesy of Heaven Gallery

HEAVEN GALLERY

Not Knowing
September 1 – October 14, 2017

The artists in this exhibition make a different kind of work-- thoughtful and contemplative art made alongside working, teaching, and raising a family. Overlapping limitations and opportunities define their style. They embrace “not knowing” in the way they make their work, but also in the uncertainty and the freedom of living in this state. They are: Claire Ashley, Karen Azarnia, Clarissa Bonet, Robin Dluzen, Dan Devening, Andreas Fischer, Celeste Rapone, Melody Saraniti, Ann Toebbe, and Noah Vaughn.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Buck Nasty: Player Haters Ball, 2017. Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery

RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY

Nathaniel Mary Quinn: Nothing's Funny
September 8 – October 14, 2017

James Wines: Arch-Art: A Conduit for Context, Drawings for Site
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Rubem Robierb, Love Changes Everything, 2015-17. Courtesy of Kasia Kay Projects 

KASIA KAY ART PROJECTS

Rubem Robierb: Love Changes Everything
September 8 – 30, 2017

Rubem Robierb creates multi-media artworks that involve photography, silkscreen, painting and sculpture. His work explores the fragility of life by contrasting the innocence and beauty of butterflies and flowers with symbols of violence. At the same time it invites criticism of war and destruction. 

Courtesy of Efrain Lopez Gallery

EFRAIN LOPEZ GALLERY

Amalie Jakobsen
September 9 – October 23, 2017

Banrei
September 9 – October 23, 2017

Courtesy of The Mission

THE MISSION

Susan Giles and Jeroen Nelemans: Swipe, Sweep, Flick, Fold
September 8 – October 21, 2017

THE MISSION is excited to announce an exhibition of Chicago-based artists Susan Giles and Jeroen Nelemans. The two-person exhibition will feature photographs exposing gestural movements through processes rooted in technology and human reaction often referencing iconic art and architecture

Amanda Williams, Artist Rendering for moniquemeloche “off-the-wall”Site-Specific Bus Bench Project, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

MONIQUE MELOCHE

Amanda Williams 
September 1 – November 30, 2017

For our 2017 “off the wall” series, Monique Meloche has invited artist Amanda Williams to exhibit a new series of photographic interventions on public bus benches throughout Wicker Park Bucktown. The photos will continue Williams' investigations of urban development in Chicago and nationwide, while exploring culturally veiled language utilized by the American media.

 

 

 

Karen Reimer
September 9, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Inspired by the cracked facade of one of only two churches ever realized by architect Louis Sullivan, Chicago artist Karen Reimer will re-interpret the 1903 structure on our street-facing wall. The site-specific project will serve as an expansion of Reimer’s ongoing practice of repairing domestic objects and spaces.

Nate Young
September 9 – November 4, 2017

This fall, Monique Meloche is proud to present the second solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Nate Young, whose practice combines language and signifiers with graphite drawings and deliberately worked wooden sculptures, that are at once austere and poetic. Young's new body of works offers reflections on identity, archiving, and memory.

Almudena Rodriguez, Pygmalion Effect XV, 2015. Courtesy of Pagoda Red

PAGODA RED

Almudena Rodriguez: Pygmalion Effect
September 5 – October 31, 2017

A master of mixed media, Rodriguez works with multiple fabrics, paints and papers, using different surfaces to layer images and patterns, from comic illustrations to military camouflage.

Adam Henry, Untitled (2), 2017. Courtesy of Paris London Hong Kong

PARIS LONDON HONG KONG

As Fiction
September 9 – October 28, 2017

Paris London Hong Kong is please to present As Fiction an exhibition by Brooklyn based artist Adam Henry. For his first solo show in Chicago, Henry presents a new suite of paintings that challenge perception through various depictions of the painted plane. Henry directs these brightly colored planes to react and interact with each other; exploring the logic of repetition and variation.

Open House | September 17, 2017

The galleries of 1709 W Chicago — Document, Paris London Hong Kong, Volume, Western Exhibitions and David Salkin Creative — invite you to an open house between 12 and 4pm to visit their freshly built-out exhibition spaces, celebrating their recent relocation to Ukrainian Village.

Hannah Perry Saucier, The Wiggle World (The World is Wiggly), 2015. Courtesy of Matthew Rachman Gallery

MATTHEW RACHMAN

The Chip: Paintings by Hannah Perry Saucier
July 28 – September 17, 2017

Matthew Rachman Gallery is pleased to announce the next exhibition of its 2017 line up, "The Chip," which features paintings by artist Hannah Perry Saucier.  Artwork featured in "The Chip" addresses how people accumulate experiences, both psychologically and physically; the perception of natural and constructed environments; and the ways of collecting and storing memory.  

Courtesy of David Salkin Creative

DAVID SALKIN CREATIVE

Open House | Sunday, September 17

The galleries of 1709 W Chicago — Document, PHLK, Volume, Western Exhibitions and David Salkin Creative — invite you to an open house between 12 and 4pm to visit their freshly built-out exhibition spaces, celebrating their recent relocation to Ukrainian Village.

Jon Kuhn, Cosmic Dream, 2017. Courtesy of Ken Saunders Gallery

KEN SAUNDERS GALLERY

Jon Kuhn: Pure Energy
September 8 – October 30, 2017

The gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of startling brilliance.

Cassie Thompkins, A Revision of Everyday, Courtesy of Spudnick Press Cooperative

SPUDNIK PRESS COOPERATIVE

Cassie Thompkins: A Revision of Everyday Life
August 11 – September 30, 2017

A Revision of Everyday Life captures the splendor of quotidian life and explores the emotional experience of color, tensions between opposites, and the nature of daily routine. Tompkins’s technique merges industrial (screen-printing) and traditional (dyeing) craft to amplify the space between the exquisite and the drab.

Courtesy of Roman Susan Gallery 

ROMAN SUSAN GALLERY

Marina Miliou – Theocharaki and Sanaz Sohrabi: States of Prose
September 8 – September 23, 2017

Courtesy of Thompson Chicago

THOMPSON CHICAGO

Takashi Murakami at Thompson Chicago
June 30 – September 24, 2017

Thompson Chicago, the luxury lifestyle hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast, announces a special Takashi Murakami installation. Organized in collaboration with the MCA Chicago in honor of their Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibit, Thompson’s display features two original, signed Murakami prints reserved specially for the hotel’s lobby.

Zach Cahill, USSA Cathedral of the Bright Futures (faith), 2017. Courtesy of Anastasia Tinari Projects

ANASTASIA TINARI PROJECTS

Zachary Cahill: USSA Sanctuary
September 9 – October 22, 2017

Zachary Cahill is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist. Since 2009, Cahill has been working on a long-term exhibition-based project “USSA” which explores concepts of nation building. 

Seance V.14: Dreams Letters to Kollontai | Friday September 15, 2017 at 11:30pm

Josuhe Pagliery & Johann Armenteros, Savior, 2017.

Courtesy of the artists and VGA Gallery. 

VGA GALLERY

Joshue Pagliery & Johann Armenteros: Savior
August 11 – November 19, 2017

Tour of Savior at VGA Gallery | Sunday, September 17

VGA Director of Exhibitions and Programs Chaz Evans will lead a tour of Savior, an exhibition of work by VGA Gallery from Cuba’s first independent video game.

Savior is an experimental videogame, the first to be developed for wide independent release out of changing cultural and political landscape of Cuba. With a unique story about metaphysics and deconstruction of the game world, a gothic art style and an existential tone, Savior challenges cultural expectations, as well as formal understanding of games.

Andrew Holmquist, Anything You Can Do I Do Better, 2016. Courtesy of Vista Sales Gallery and Carrie Secrist Gallery

VISTA SALES GALLERY

The Art Collection at Vista Sales Gallery

A curated exhibition of Chicago’s top artists presented in partnership with Magellan Development Group and EXPO CHICAGO.

Courtesy of Volume Gallery

VOLUME

Krueck + Sexton, Reflections - From There to Here
September 9 – October 28, 2017
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 9

Open House | September 17, 2017

Reflections, focuses on works – specifically, chairs - from these 1980s commissions, which propelled Krueck+Sexton’s career - from restoring Crown Hall to larger buildings like Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies in Chicago, as well as numerous project around the U.S. and Europe.

Chris Silva, Gear Shift, 2017. Courtesy of Linda Warren Projects

LINDA WARREN PROJECTS

Chris Silva: Open Source
Gallery X & Y
September 9 – November 4, 2017

Linda Warren Projects kicks off the 2017 fall season with “Open Source,” an exciting solo exhibition of new works and installation by Chicago-based artist Chris Silva. Showing for the first time at LWP, Silva will present an assortment of 2D collage sculptures and paintings in Gallery Y and a large-scale multi-sensory, multi-media, video animation installation in Gallery X.

 

 

LWP Curated Group Show: Go Figure
Gallery O
September 9 – November 4, 2017

Featured in Gallery O is “Go Figure,” a curated group exhibition of female artists from the gallery’s roster. Loretta Bourque, Megan Euker, Lora Fosberg, Paula Henderson, Michiko Itatani, Judith Mullen and Jennifer Presant come together to examine, through their particular artistic lens, the human figure.

Laurence Lignel, Jumble. Courtesy of Galerie Waterton

GALERIE WATERTON

Hypomnemata
September 8 – October 27, 2017

Through a series of paintings and small sculptures, Laurence Lignel challenges the viewer about interactions and interconnectivity by exploring links between past and present, between what we hold onto and what has been lost, familiar and foreign, tangible and unseen, oneself and others.

Lilli Carré, Lilli Carré, 2017. Courtesy of Western Exhibitions

WESTERN EXHIBITIONS

Lilli Carré
September 9 – October 28, 2017

Open House | Sunday, September 17

Lilli Carré’s animations, drawings and ceramic sculptures explore deformity and caricature, bringing cartoonish logic and material disobedience from the virtual to the physical world. Her recent Maya – rendering video, Jill, presented in Gallery 2, explores the limits and mutations of the cartoon body.

Amy Casey, Gathering, 2016. Courtesy of Zg Gallery

Zg GALLERY

Amy Casey – Critical Mass: New Paintings
September 8 – October 28, 2017

Zg Gallery is pleased to present Amy Casey's 6th solo exhibition in Chicago. 

Lisa Corinne Davis, Ethnological Edict, 2017. Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

ZOLLA/LIEBERMAN GALLERY

Phyllis Bramson:Opulent Flim-Flam
September 8 – October 21, 2017

Lisa Corinne Davis: NO THERE there...
September 8 – October 21, 2017