Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rene Arceo @ Prospectus

Between the Extinctive and the Rational
A one person exhibition by Rene Arceo

A selection of collages, paintings and prints included in the artist's recently published book.
The publication celebrates 25 years of artistic work. Book is available at the gallery.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 4th, 2010 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm

1210 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Tel 312/ 733-6132

Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of
Ristorante El Teatro

Free parking available

Monday, August 30, 2010

Adelita Pata de Perro

We wanted to extend an invite to you to check out "Adelita Pata de Perro" by performance artist Jenny Priego.

Saturday, Sept. 11 from 6pm to 10pm -FREE


Arts of the Americas
1538 W. Cullerton St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Adelita Pata de Perro by Artist Jenny Priego is an ongoing project based on the Mexican Revolution’s soldaderas. Priego sees the early 20th century rifle-toting revolutionary as a 21st century Wonder Woman breaking borders throughout the planet. Using herself to represent this image she intervenes in world spaces from posing at the Royal Palace of Bangkok, Eiffel Tower, and the Coliseum, among others. Read more...http://www.proyectolatina.org/

Proyecto Latina is generously supported by the Fire This Time Fund
Special thanks to the Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery
Our Wine Madrinas - Chicago Foundation For Women's Latina Leadership Council

Proyecto Latina

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

From the Wash: Mark Nelson

From the Wash: Mark Nelson

Opening Friday September 3, from 6pm-10pm
September 3 - October 2

From the Wash is an exploration into the coded and indigenous landscape of the Painted Desert of the Petrified Forest in northern Arizona through performance, video and installation.

Mark Nelson lives and works in his GringoLandia Studio, located on 21st Street in the Pilsen neighborhood. His foundation in painting and theater evolved into multi-media installations. He has received the Illinois Arts Council's Fellowship Award twice and a third time as a runner up. His work can be found in collections such as the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Panama' in 2007 and private collections in the Republic of Panama’ and North America. Mark Nelson is an adjunct faculty for Triton College and has been teaching art in the city of Chicago for 22 years.

1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
antenapilsen (at) gmail.com
(773) 340-3516
Hours: by appointment only

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MGLEZ Art Exhibit (tour)

Friday August 27 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Kristoffer's Café

1733 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."Paulo Coelho

This is the 2nd and final part of the MGLEZ Art Exhibit which began at Fogata Village. In the aftermath of Martha’s tragedy we looked for ways to heal our loss and to keep her memory alive by continuing to raise awareness about the unsolved case. The exhibition began specifically to celebrate what would have been her 37th birthday on June 14th. The participating artists drew inspiration from Martha’s likes, dreams and ideals. What this exhibit offers us the opportunity to mourn and remember Martha in uniquely visionary ways. We remember her friendship, warmth, smile and most of all,her joy at life.

This exhibit will contain several new pieces not shown at Fogata.

There will be hors d'œuvres and Kristoffer's famous tres leches cakes served. For more information on Kristoffer's please visit: www.kristofferscafe.com

For information on purchasing art prints please visit: http://www.marthagonzalezmemorial.com/mglez/

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mano/Mundo/Corazón: Artists Interpret La Lotería

Opening Reception: September 9, 5:30 - 8:30pm

September 9 - December 10, 2010
Opening Reception
Thursday, September 9, 2010

 La Lotería, the Mexican game of chance, has a centuries-long social history, and a broad reach in contemporary art. This exhibition features a culturally and geographically diverse group of artists in three distinct sections:

  • A curated selection of films, photographs, installations and paintings featuring work by Jim Finn, Maximo Gonzalez, Jill Hartley, Luis Delgado, Adolfo Patiño and others.
  • Newly commissioned works on paper, each based on a Lotería card.  Participating artists include Balam Bartolome, Mario Castillo, Damara Kaminecki, Michael Velliquete, Gabriella Via Cal y Mayor, Daniel Guzman, Fred Stonehouse, Javier Carmona, Chris Flynn, Ruben Gutierrez, Alexis MacKenzie, Charles Hobson, Scott Espeseth, Miguel Cortez, Mauricio Limon, Marilyn Propp, Jose Andreu, Humberto Duque, Rodrigo Imaz, Ala Ebtekar, Michael Pajon, Larry Vigon, Christopher Kerr, Michael Scoggins, Terence Hannum, Andy Kozlowski, Maria Gaspar, Eric J. Garcia, Rene Arceo, CHema, Felipe Ehrenberg, Hugh Merrill, David Jones, Joyce Owens, Saul Aguirre, Raul Aguilar, Kevin Riordan, Gabriel Mejia, Darren Oberto, Nacho Chincoya & Jean Bevier
  • The LA Loteria: a series of Lotería-inspired prints from the Los Angeles-based Aardvark Letterpress


Opening Reception
Thursday, September 9: 5:30 - 8:30PM

Multi-Poet Lotería Reading Hosted by Roddy Lumsden
Thursday, September 16: 6PM
Presented with Poetry Magazine

Critical Encounters/Cafe Society: Image and Implication in La Lotería
Tuesday, October 19: 5-7PM

Gallery Talk & Studio Tour (featuring Visitng Artist Maureen Cummins)
Thursday, October 21: 5:30 - 8:30PM
Presented for Chicago Artists Month

This exhibition is organized with the help and support of the Illinois Arts Council, National Museum of Mexican Art, Mexican Consulate in Chicago, Poetry Magazine, and Anchor Graphics, Critical Encounters and Latino Cultural Affairs at Columbia College Chicago.  Presented in association with Chicago Artists Month.

Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA)
1104 S. Wabash, 2nd Fl Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-369-6630

Thursday, August 12, 2010



a joint exhibition featuring ASPEN COURT (NYC) and BRENDAN ANTON JAKS (AMSTERDAM)

on Saturday, August 14, 2010, 6-10PM at CHURCH PORCH
1716 S. MORGAN #2F, CHICAGO, IL    

The intrepid CHURCH PORCH team hijacks the BEN RUSSELL (GALLERY) space for ONE night to bring you TWO exhibitions for the price of one.  Admission is free.

From 6-8pm we will be showing the installation ETERNAL COLORS by ASPEN COURT, poetic detachment used to describe a philology of color, tongue-in-cheek references to domesticity and the carpet samples themselves, cast-away icons of a homebuyers dream.  The thin mosaic of multiform rectangular shapes bisect the space from floor to wall, forming a right angle that climbs to the ceiling, touching it.  The right-angle hints at the room that is not there, and the minimal arrangements of color encroach upon a space where their use-function is obsolete, and it is precisely this uselessness that make possible the patterned forms of restrained color, old hues of familiar settings, displaced, to reveal their true beauty as objects.  Before this arrangement stands a pedestal offering an old blank book whose pages have curled from neglect.  The open-most page lays awry but tells us nothing.  The empty book commands attention to itself as an object, and without words or pictures, this book, like the carpeted array of colors behind it, point elsewhere-

At 8pm, mid-exhibition, will will de-install ETERNAL COLORS and install A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE, by BRENDAN ANTON JAKS which will be shown from 8pm-10pm.   Gesture and theatricality, when syntax fails due to ineptitude or by the means which express ideas fail or fall outside the scope of language, emerges gesture.  Emotive, flabbergasted, or otherwise, and also receding into mechanical form (think of traffic cops), indeed the automaton can live in gesture and take the form of ritual.  "You aren't understanding what I'm trying to say!" waving my hands at your face, the relationship between energetic youth talking, gesticulating and Android Nazi Troopers.  Whatever the relationship, gesture is usually taken for granted.  But not today as JAKS reveals to us through the installation of one sculpture gesturing to another (or is it one sculpture with a schizophrenic personality?) ending with a moment of silence between two people.

-ASPEN COURT (USA) lives and works in NYC

-BRENDAN ANTON JAKS (b. 1983, USA) lives and works in Amsterdam, NL
currently studying Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie.  When not busy with
University he can be found reading tarot in Vondelpark.

special thanks to Ben Russell and Michael Thibault

Carlos Cortez remembered in Poetry and Remembrances

Friday August 13 from 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Carlos Cortez was an artist in every sense of the word. His poetry was reflected in his art and vice versa. His humanist, activist, spirit were an inspiration to all whom he met.

Various artists and poets from the Chicago area will read and tell their personal stories about this iconic, uniquely Chicago artist.

This event is being coordinated by Carlos Cumpian. The art of Nicolas De Jesus will still be on exhibit.

Len Dominguez: feriadelaluna@yahoo.com 

CARLOS & DOMINGUEZ Fine Arts Gallery
1538 W. Cullerton Street, (2000 South, just East of Ashland Ave.)
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

AREA Art Sale this Saturday - Cheap Art For You!

Friday August 7 · 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Yollocalli Arts Reach, 1401 W 18th St, wheelchair accessible

AREA Chicago is pleased to announce our second annual art show and auction, featuring work inspired by Chicago and made by artists living in the city. We’ll have paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more, with starting bids as low as $5!

Artists include: Charlie Vinz, DiDi Grim, Mary Patten, Mathias Regan and Amy Partridge, Jayne Hileman, Mary Sea, Marian Hayes, Rachel Wallis, Robin Hewlett, Annie Siegler, Laura Szumowski, Csilla Kosa, Frank Rico, Nicole Marroquin, Rebecca Zorach, Claudia Garcia-Rojas, Kolektif Atis Jakmel, Josephine Ferorelli, Jhonathan F. Gómez, Neil Brideau, Alex Guzman, and more!
For more information, email Rachel at rachel.a.wallis@gmail.com.