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Chicago Contemporary Art Walk
We'll be staying open late for the Chicago Contemporary Art Walk, visit us and the rest of the participating galleries to see the best work on all weekend:
CHICAGO CONTEMPORARY aims to bring the diverse, vital, contemporary visual arts in Chicago together for a city-wide open house on Saturday, April 30th, 6-9pm.
PAINTING AT CLUB NUTZ TONIGHT
Tonight, Club Nutz, our favorite miniature comedy club presents a group painting show + poster release party.
Featuring Yoon Jae Barng, Claire Berenblum, Paul Dressen, Travis Fish, Bess Mcneill, Dhehee Lee, Nicole Mazza, Sunhwa PArk, Yangbin Park, Daniel Rizzo-Orr, Laura Rodriguez, Minji Sohn, Kevin Stuart and Brian Wadford.
A special unveiling of Printed Phyllis, a poster project by Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Cool Art. Comedy DJ set by DJ Raff Out Loud & DJ Lourie Anderson. One Night Only!
418 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese Proverb
He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands his head and his heart is an artist.
- Saint Francis of Assisi
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English languaage.
- Henry James
I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the place I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.
- Andy Warhol
I hope to approach the art of seeing in the spirit of an amateur. I mean amateur in the original sense of the word, as a lover, someone who does something for the love of it, wholeheartedly. The best amateur has the skills of a professional, but true professionals stay amateur at heart, keeping a lid on the cynicism and irony that can pass for sophistication in some circles.
- Michael Kimmelman
Raff Out Loud
This week is Art Chicago and you know what that means... NOTHING!
I kid, I kid. Anyway, Golden Age will not be participating in the art fair, but we will be open late this Saturday, April 30 for the Chicago Contemporary Galleries Open House. For a list of all the art happenings this week, check out On The Make's Art Guide 2011. AND if you need a place to stay this weekend, I operate an occasional Futon B&B that offers very competitive rates.
All jokes aside I'm excited for two events, details below:
There are free drinks from Asahi and a comedy set from DJs Raff Out Loud (SGR) and Lourie Anderson (Lauren Anderson).
and if that wasn't enough...
THE SUBURBAN presents RUBY SKY STILER and SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY
Opening reception Sunday, May 1, 2-4pm
Last year around this time, The Suburban served up some delectable rhubarb treats at the opening. Who knows what's in store this time around.
If you see me puttering around the Merchandise Mart with my eyes glazed over, come say hello!
Image: Sara Greenberger Rafferty, "Phyllis" 2009
DOSSIER: KATINKA BOCK
Megan Plunkett, High Noon I
I just put Megan Plunkett's newest zine High Noon I up on the webshop. It's published in conjunction with her exhibition at Golden Age opening tomorrow and it is rad. If you're far away from Chicago it is a great way to share the experience of the exhibition and if you order before Saturday you have free shipping, pretty unbeatable.
TONIGHT: Naomi Uman, The Ukrainian Time Machine
Naomi Uman: The Ukrainian Time Machine
@ Roots & Culture
1034 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Screening: 17 April 2011, 7:00pm
Cost: $5 donation
The Ukrainian Time Machine is a project consisting to date of 5 films and 2 video pieces. This work reflects the experience and vision of a visual artist who becomes an immigrant in the land her great-grandparents left over 100 years ago.
A deep commitment to in-depth understanding of her subject marks Naomi Uman’s filmmaking. Her interest in working with her hands and learning from her subjects is manifest in both the things she chooses to document and the processes such as sewing, gardening, cooking and preserving, painting and embroidering that she engages in while making moving image works.
Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry at the Graham Foundation
TONIGHT at the Graham Foundation:
Dodecahedron with nested cube, "Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry," Dining Room,
Madlener House, Chicago, 2011
Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry
April 15, 2011
4 West Burton Place
6 – 8 PM Opening
"This exhibition presents the work of the visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis I. Kahn and independently pioneered habitable space-frame architecture, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. This exhibition features room size models of the five platonic solids (the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron). Identified in ancient times, the platonic solids are the only regular equilateral and equiangular polyhedra. These forms can be found in nature, such as in the structure of crystals. The installation, together with archival material, illustrates the synthesis of Tyng’s life-long research on advanced geometry and how she derives her own built forms through the symmetries, orders, and dynamic progressions by which one form in geometry becomes another."
FREE SHIPPING UNTIL APRIL 22
It's been quite a winter and in Chicago it feels like spring isn't even here yet! To make it a bit easier on you we're offering free shipping on all domestic weborders until next Friday, April 22.
Shipping will be automatically deducted at checkout, no code needed.
If you've been waiting to make your order now is the time! I look forward to shipping it out.
Now in Stock: The Book That Makes Itself
The Book That Makes Itself is the newest self-published release by New York based Robin Cameron. In this 198-page tome Cameron uses conversations, monologues and other texts to address the book as readymade, the book as a character and the book as a result of process.
EDITION OF 50. All her books sell out. Don't sleep on it.
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