COSMOSIS

Curator: Steven L. Bridges May 3 – August 23, 2015 Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago Artists: Daniel Baird, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Erica Bohm, Jeremy Bolen, Dana Carter, Joseph G. Cruz, Ken Grimes, Carrie Gundersdorf, Jason Lazarus, Jefferson Pinder, Nicholas Sagan, and Erin Washington Hyde Park Art Center and Contemporary Arts Council co-present Cosmosis, an exhibition curated by Steven L. Bridges in the Kanter McCormick Gallery from May 3 until August 23, 2015. The exhibition brings together a group of artists whose interest in the cultural significance of the cosmos...

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PHANTOMS IN THE DIRT

Curator: Karsten Lund July 24 – October 5, 2014 Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL   The sixteen emerging and mid-career artists featured in Phantoms in the Dirt present an array of physical remnants and elusive traces, ranging from cryptic objects and elemental matter to more tenuous signs of life in rugged landscapes. While they often examine their subjects matter-of-factly, or even approach them on empirical terms, the works in the exhibition are steeped in an ineffable quality or a sense of atmosphere that seems to...

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THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE

The Presence of Absence, May 8-Jun 2, 2013 Curators: Dave Tolchinsky and Debra Tolchinsky “A show about invisible forces in the world…” -Chicago Magazine “One of the best art gallery shows in Chicago right now.” -Chicago Magazine “a remarkable group exhibition curated by Dave and Debra Tolchinsky and including work by a refreshingly unpredictable handful of emerging and established local artists . . .” – Chicago Tribune Northwestern University Department of Radio-TV-Film Professors Dave Tolchinsky and Debra Tolchinsky have curated the...

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THE TIPPING POINT OF ME AND WE

Curator: Tempestt Hazel June 1-July 6, 2012 Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center 1060 East 47th, Chicago IL The Tipping Point of Me and We, the latest call-and-response exhibition from the Contemporary Arts Council, brings together seasoned and ascending artists and writers then asks them to speak to what they are seeing, living and experiencing in the tumultuous moments of the present human experience. A catalog is available with essays by Allison Glenn, Joseph D. Jordan, Patrick Lichty, Jennifer Patiño, and Rebecca Zorach. Michael Dinges EJ Hill Honey Pot Performance Peter...

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NEW ICON

Curator: Britton Bertran New Icon explores the notion of iconography in a contemporary society, focusing on new interpretations of old definitions by looking at the personal and public relationships to symbols and signs. Within the context of LUMA, nine artists will present works that enable new encounters with objects and ideas reflecting a variety of methodologies and attitudes. From the socio-political to abstract metaphors, New Icon challenges both the ritual and the object and our relationship to them. By going beyond our ideas of what an “icon” might be—through historical,...

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FROM A POSITION

Curator: Maxwell G. Graham May 24 – June 28, 2009 Evanston Art Center From A Position is an exhibition of the relationships between figure and ground, foreground and background. These issues are not inherently locatable as the themes of narratives propelling the various artworks in the exhibition, but are rather used as the structural premise outlining how these or any artworks might actually function. It is a matter of how not what. The artwork is a graph of distances between subjects and objects. There is always the portrayed place, person or idea which exits as a kind of spatial and...

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SHAPE-SHIFTERS

Curator: Jason Foumberg May 23 – July 3, 2008 Alfedena Gallery 434 W. Ontario Street, Chicago IL Opening reception May 23, 5pm-8pm. Performance at 7pm. Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Saturday, 10am – 5pm Like a whale’s vacuum-suck mouth that efficiently consumes the ocean, we too devour our surrounds. The art objects in Shape-shifters are remnants of digested culture, re-shaped and re-purposed. Olympiad bodies, zombies, household gods, and urban myths: by holding many pieces of culture in balance inside us, we become a conglomerate body—an animate...

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STATE & LAKE

Curator: Annie Morse State and Lake can be understood literally in terms of intersecting streets and an elevated/ subway interchange, and figuratively (for example) as power and contemplation, identity and landscape, law and resources, bureaucracy and waves. State and Lake is a transitive place; only a place because of the energies extending it in four directions and the intersections that happen there – not necessarily fast, but with enough motion to avoid arrest. Matt Binns C.C. Ann Chen Connor Kalista Fred Lonberg-Holm Pam C Nogales C Georgina Valverde Mike...

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LIBIDINAL

Curator: Susan Sensemann “In the encounter, I marvel that I have found someone who, by successive touches, each one successful, unfailing, completes the painting of my hallucination…the puzzle of my desire.” – Roland Barthes in A Lover’s Discourse Joell Baxter Nina Bovasso Jeremy Boyle Patty Carroll Megan Cump Nancy Davidson Mark Diaz David Hodges Jo Hormuth Gary Justis Julie Laffin Michael, McCafferey Louise McKissick Rosalyn Schwartz Kirsten Stoltmann Maria Tomasula Marji Vecchio Eugene von...

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STUFF

Curators: Jeanne Dunning, James Yood The stuff of garbage and dirt, the stuff of excess, the stuff of domesticity, the stuff of the body, the stuff of art…Stuff is omnipresent, asserting itself, insisting on our notice, and of course, taking up space. Michelle Fierro Sarah Gjertson Tom Friedman Teo Griscom Davis Kaiser Danielle Gustafson-Sundell Jeanne Dunning Paul McCarthy John Kramer Andrew Moore Patrick Miceli Carl Ostendarp Laurie Palmer Joe Scanlon Sam Reveles Shirley Tse Anne Wilson Shuko...

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The Presence of Absence: Upcoming Exhibition Curated by Dave & Debra Tolchinsky, May 6-June 15, 2013 Opening Reception May 10th at The Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square /Chicago

THE TOLCHINSKY’S CONCEPT: The Presence of Absence (that which should be there but isn’t and that which shouldn’t be there but is still felt, seen or heard) LIST OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Christopher Baker Melika Bass Paola Cabal Inigo Manglano-Ovalle Brendan Meara/Robert Heishman Laurie Palmer Katarina...

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3 Studio Tours on Feb. 16

CAC members are invited to attend an upcoming event to explore the work of two artists who will be in our 2011 exhibition, “This is Paul Halupka” . Curator Jessica Cochran will join us to tour the studios of Michael Ryan and Regan Golden. Jessica will talk about their work and this year’s CAC exhibition. “This is Paul Halupka” will open in Columbia College’s C33 Gallery viagra online this coming July. We hope you join us for this event. ...

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THIS IS PAUL HALUPKA

Curator: Jessica Cochran In today’s content-starved society of the “24 hour news cycle,” it is not unusual to see reality shows and headlines hyper-focused on “unexceptional” people—but what about an art exhibition? Re-creating this model within the context of the art world, This is Paul Halupka is an exhibition of artworks about one person—a young man named Paul Halupka, a near stranger from the curator’s past. Though not legitimized by media or celebrity culture, Paul’s identity has been ushered into a spotlight and granted symbolic value in the...

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FIELD PHENOMENA

Curator: Douglas Garofalo While our society faces a growing fragmentation and specialization that seems at how to find a sugar daddy in NYC times to alienate us, we have also started to view our world as a series of integrated, even entangled networks. One way we can begin to understand this contradictory state is as a matrix of field phenomena — repetitive patterns of texture, growth, turbulence, sound, light, etc., within a given system or space. Field Phenomena merges together a group of artists whose work conveys an affinity with such active effects. The hybrid quality of this...

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THE CONSTRUCTED SELF: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Curator: Patty Carroll “The history of photography offers, among other things, the history of identity. The photograph has been a mirror on paper that has shown our true and often false selves to each other….The lies of photography are part of the fun.” Suky Best Lynne Brown Maria Magdelena Campos-Pons Barbara DeGenevieve Christine Duke Susan Fenton Ben Fink Robert ukrainian mail order brides Heinecken, Stephen Marc Willie Middlebrooke Missy Moore Sungmi Naylor Joyce Neimanas Jocelyn Nevel Kate Schutta Susan Sensemann Suzanne Szucs Lewis Toby Eric...

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Jane Michalski Studio Tour & Demo, 5 April 2013

For CAC Members only Friday April 5 visit to Jane Michalski’s Studio to latin mail order brides see encaustic procedure (melted wax & paint). Dinner to follow.

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Special Tour of the Chicago Conservation Center – January 12

The Chicago Conservation Center 730 N. Franklin Street Suite 701 Chicago, Il www.theconservationcenter.com CEO Heather Becker will lead a special tour of interracialdatewebsites the Chicago Conservation Center from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Wed January12 th 2011 Guests are welcome Dinner will follow at KIKi’s Bistro at 900 N. Franklin Street Members will pay for dinner at the restaurant Please RSVP to Jchapman 215 @sbglobal.net no later that January...

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SUPERCONCENTRATED

Curators: Hamza Walker, Mike Lash, click on this link and Fitz Gerald “Bordeaux raised its head evoking the muse and finding the resonance” Gaylen Gerber Adam Brooks Corey McCorkle Audrius V. Plioplys Jim Chlopecki Charles Ray Sean A. Kennan D’nell...

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YOUTH CULTURE KILLED MY DOG (but I don’t really mind)

Curators: Kathryn Hixson, mysugardaddybaby Irene Tsatsos, and Joe Scanlon “It is not about cultures, or despair, desperation, or dogs, and certainly not about youth or Generation X…It is not about apathy, or objectivity. It is about indifference or perhaps impartiality. Not passively or objectively impartial, but powerfully, independently, in a self-possessed manner.” Charlie Cho Keith Cottingham John Darmour Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg Richard Hawkins Marc Alan Jacobs Helen Mirra Henry Rox John Spear Suzie Silver Pae White Lisa...

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THE NEW COLLUSION

Curators: Kathryn Hixon and Sandra Dillon Instead of rejecting the at this site forces of corporate branding, fashionable commodity excesses, and spectacular displays of power, today, artists are taking full advantage of the ‘devouring machine.’ Stealing back the spectacles created by commerce, from painting to direct stream Internet feeds, artists impose their own will and add new critical meanings to these forms. Lisa Boumstein-Smalley Henrik Plenge Jakobsen Rich Mansfield Conor McGrady Bjorn Melhus Timothy Ripley Nevin Tomlinson Siebren Versteeg Sonia...

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