CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 01.30.08

CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 01.30.08

Heather Blaha
Jan 30, 2008

Art & Design Events...

  • Welcome to '08 from Apartment Therapy Chicago!

  • Kariann Fuqua: On Unstable Ground
    • "Emerging artist Kariann Fuqua presents 14 new acid-hued paintings of Chicago's energetic and gritty cityscape. The paintings, which depict negative spaces between buildings, are an extension of Fuqua's ongoing exploration of the spatial complexities within Chicago's built environment."
    • Hyde Park Arts Center, Gallery 5; 5020 S. Cornell Ave.
    • Closes Feb. 9

  • Rachel Beach: Rabbit Hole
    • "Rachel Beach's multifaceted wood veneer and oil paint constructions are derived from details of art, architecture and design history."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Jan. 11-Feb. 16

  • Least Wanted:
    A Century of American Mugshots
    The Mark Michaelson Collection

    • "Punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons. Men and women, elderly and adolescent, rich and poor, but mostly poor. These are the Least Wanted. Their portraits make up a small part of Mark Michaelson's collection of over 10,000 American mugshots from the 1870s to the 1960s."
    • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Opens Jan. 18; through Apr. 12

  • Lisa Caccioppoli: New Work
    • "Lisa Caccioppoli's paintings act as navigational markers through her artistic practice, both for the artist and the audience."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Jan. 11-Feb. 16

  • The Other Side of Light: Shadows from the Photography Collection
    • "This exhibition draws over 60 works entirely from the Art Institute's permanent collection, including works by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo, Lee Friedlander, André Kertész, Nathan Lerner, and Paul Strand, among others."
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through Feb. 24

  • Hedrich Blessing: Interiors: Architectural Photography of the 1930s
    • "The 1930s was the first full decade of business of the greatest architectural photography firm in America. Chicago's Hedrich Blessing was the firm chosen by the best architects and designers to document their creations. And like their famously cinematic exterior shots of the modern buildings that made them known the world over, HBs interior views often resembled movie sets."
    • ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, 730 North Franklin suite 200
    • Fri., January 11 to Sat., March 8, 2008

  • The New Authentics:
    Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation

    • This inaugural exhibition "explores contemporary notions of Jewish identity through the work of 16 artists living in the United States."
    • 610 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through April 13

  • Figuration in Contemporary Design
    • Featuring: Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Jürgen Mayer H., UNStudio, Foreign Office Architects, Kuth/Raneri, ROY, Joel Sanders with Balmori Associates, KOL/MAC, Greg Lynn/FORM, R&Sie, Klein Dytham, Gage/Clemenceau, MoD, Aranda/Lasch, Kivi Sotamaa, PATTERNS, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Marcel Wanders, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Patricia Urquiola, Tord Boontje, Petra Blaisse, Abbott Miller, An Te Liu, Demakersvan, and 2x4.
    • The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Just opened; runs through June 8

  • Henry Darger Exhibition
    • "In spring 2000, Intuit took possession of the contents of artist Henry Darger's living and working space, which was located at 851 Webster Street in Chicago. Intuit's Henry Darger Room Collection includes tracings, clippings from newspapers, magazines, comic books, cartoons, children's books, coloring books, personal documents, and architectural elements, fixtures, and furnishings from Darger's original room.."
    • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Opens Jan. 18; through June 28

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