Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The First Annual Pilsen Coaster Show

The First Annual Pilsen Coaster Show
A One Night Only exhibition of Artist Inspired Coasters

Saturday, June 4, 2011
5pm – 10pm

The artists in this exhibit re-purpose the ubiquitous bar coaster into highly personalized works of art. Using the artist trading card as the springboard for the concept of the show, over 25 artists have created a set of miniature art works which will be traded and sold.

Participating artists include Patricia Acosta, Saul Aguirre, Beatriz Badikian, Adriana Baltazar, Jyl Bonaguro, Patricia Carlos, Inara Cedrins, Miguel Cortez, Tigerlily Cross, Len Dominguez, Erick Garcia, Gregorio Gomez, James Jankowiak, Antonio Martinez, Naomi Martinez, Bert Menco, Esmeralda Morales, Antonio Pazaran, Jean Parisi, Caroline Paul, Jaclin Paul, Mary Patton, Patty Peixoto, Anne Redich, Chema Skandal, Angela Scalisi, Diana Solis, Omar Valencia, Mariko Ventura, Laura Vergara, Rebecca Wolfram. 

Carlos and Dominguez Fine Art Gallery
1538 W. Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In Stitches: Smile now, Cry Later

This multidisciplinary exhibit explores the temporality, influence and illusions surrounding our emotions. Some illusions we build ourselves, while others are imposed. Either way, there is an eventuality to any emotion we cling to in comfort. That eventuality is waiting for us around the corner to flip our world on it's head.

Allison Lacher . Lynnette Miranda . Raul de laTorre . Ike Floor . Liz McCarthy . Anni Holm . Kate Hampel. Jackie Orozco . Lori Endo . Jennifer Hines . Ray Arroyo . Vanessa Sanchez . Charity White . Mikey Anderson and more

*featuring contemporary craft*
Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St.

Friday, May 06, 2011


SAIC Visual Critical Studies MFA group show
Roxaboxen Exhibitions

2130 West 21st Street, Pilsen, Chicago
Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 21, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 6-9 pm
Symposium: Thursday, May 12, 6-9 pm, Reception to follow

Eight artists expose and confront the symptoms of social phenomena in a thoroughly interdisciplinary exhibition, combining digital and craft works with graphic design and interaction. Symptoms, a vague term meaning simply “signs of evidence of phenomena,” is used to describe critical situations in medicine, politics, and economics. Variable symptoms occur sporadically, confusing diagnoses and complicating interventions. Symptoms in the exhibition indicate problems of taste, identity, economics, and culture, treatable through three imaginary medications:

AccumulofetishixTM: Manages anxiety associated with advertising immersion and hyperbolic growth. Images and merchandise form an adhesive bond upon contact with computer paint tools, subcultural icons, high school yearbooks to corporate logos.

BodaceptTM: Heals the hard to define space between the self and the other in physical space and psychological experience. Site-specific installations and projections interact with architecture and large jacquard weavings to invade and control the human body in both unusual and everyday experiences.

PlacebexTM: The Placebo category recontextualizes everyday interactions with ambient noise and decoration through interactive pieces using sound, gravel, pottery, and macaroni and cheese.

The artists are members of the 2011 Master of Arts of Visual and Critical Studies class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and will present their thesis research in a symposium on May 12 from 6-9 pm.

Participating artists include: Sara Clugage, Christine Elliot, T. Brandon Evans, Meredith Kooi, Lauren A. Ross, L.C. Parker, Jeremy Shedd, and Dustin Yager.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions
2130 W 21st Street
Chicago IL 60608