Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Interior Address: Paintings by Alex Olson (Notes by M. Malliaris)

Interior Address: Paintings by Alex Olson (Notes by M. Malliaris)
December 14, 2013 – February 8, 2014

Shane Campbell Gallery
Lincoln Park

By appointment only


Devoid Opening at LNC at SAIC


An exhibition by Kate Conlon, Boyang Hou, Kristy Luck, and Steven Vainberg

OPENING RECEPTION| Tuesday, December 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Whether in our grandest attempts to impose order onto the cosmos or in our quietest moments of introspection, we look to darkness to define our collective and individual experiences. We fear, dream, think, and search for meaning in darkness. Individually we dwell in darkness, and as a mass we propagate it. Through a diverse range of media, artists Kate Conlon(MFA 2014), Boyang Hou (MFA 2014), Kristy Luck (MFA 2014), and Steven Vainberg (MFA 2014) explore the simultaneously abstract and tangible perception of light and dark, the dichotomy of good and evil, and the unperceivable infinity of the cosmos. Together, works interrogate the mind’s tendency to dive headfirst into the void.



Dinner with Janine Antoni

Dinner with Janine Antoni

I was one of a small pool of MFA students allowed to have dinner with visiting artist Janine Antoni following her lecture. She was extremely generous and warm. She discussed her time in school and spoke of funny memories of Allison Katz (who was an SAIC Visiting Artist just weeks prior).


Within and Without at Supernova Blast

Within and Without at Supernova Blast

Show curated by Selena Jones & Ashley Szczesiak
(both SAIC Grads)

Their statement for the show:
The idea for this show emerged from our joint acknowledgment of the feeling that we, too, operate simultaneously “within and without” of larger social, theoretical, and artistic frameworks: While we work within the art world as members of the artistic community, we collectively band together to work outside/without of certain normative social structures to challenge the static, status quo prescription for life and encourage an alternative vision, wherein life is valued as a living force, forever “coming into being.”

Paul Cowan: Pallarel Procssieng at Shane Campbell Gallery

Paul Cowan: Pallarel Procssieng

December 13, 2013 – January 18, 2014

Opening, Friday, December 13th, 6-8 pm

Shane Campbell Gallery
673 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago Illinois