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Painting and Drawing Department / Visiting Artist Lecture Series / Spring 2014

Painting and Drawing Department / Visiting Artist Lecture Series / Spring 2014

Anoka Faruqee
Tuesday, February 11th, 5:00PM
MacLean 1307, 112 S. Michigan

Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven, CT and Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, including the PS1 Museum (Queens), and Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo). She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her BA from Yale University in 1994. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Faruqee is currently an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Art. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the Art Program. She is represented by Koenig and Clinton Gallery in New York, and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco.

Sharon Butler
Thursday, February 13th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

NYC-based artist and writer Sharon Butler publishes Two Coats of Paint, an influential art blog which recently received a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation grant for arts writing. Known for her early interest in what she calls the casualist tendency (or, “New Casualism”) in contemporary art, Butler is represented by Pocket Utopia (New York, NY) and has exhibited her work widely, including shows at Lesley Heller (New York, NY), STOREFRONT (Brooklyn, NY), SEASON (Seattle, WA), John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY), and Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT). Currently she is affiliated with Brown University in Providence, RI.

Kim Fisher
Monday, March 10th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Kim Fisher lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at International Art Objects, Los Angeles; Shane Campbell, Chicago; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recent group exhibitions include: Michelle Grabner, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kim Fisher, Chris Bradley, and Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery (2012); Chasm of the Supernova, curated by Adam Miller, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (2012); California Abstract Painting, curated by James Hayward, Woodbury University (2012); New Art for A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, organized by Karen Moss, Orange County Museum of Art (2010). She received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles in 1996 and her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco) and has been Adjunct Faucilty in Graduate Studies at Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles since 2004.

Alex Hubbard
Monday, April 7th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Alex Hubbard lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, NY and earned his BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Most recent solo exhibitions include “Bent Paintings (why horses paint)”  at Galerie Eva Presenhuber (2012) and “Alex Hubbard, Hammer Projects” at The Hammer Museum (2012). Recent group exhibitions include “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” Greene Naftali, New York, “Standard Escape Routes,” Standard Gallery, Oslo, Norway and “Paint Things,” deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.

Trevor Shimizu
Monday, May 5th, 5:00PM
Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus

Trevor Shimizu (b. 1978) lives and works in Queens, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at 47 Canal in New York, Galerie Christine Mayer in Munich, as well as a solo project at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Denmark. Shimizu has participated in a two-person exhibition with Ken Kagami at Misako & Rosen in Tokyo, Japan and group exhibitions at White Columns (NY), the Queens Museum of Art (NY), and ESPAI D’Art Contemporani De Castello (Spain). He has a forthcoming solo exhibition at 47 Canal and will participate in the 2014 Whitney Biennial with Gaylen Gerber.

Dana DeGiulio at the Suburban

Today,I had the pleasure of working along side a few others to de-install (digging up two shrubs) Dana DeGiulio‘s show at The Suburban.

After years of working in museums, galleries, institutions, etc. as an exhibition preparator, I’ve never seen a tow truck partake in a de-install

Check out the images and click the links to read more about the exhibition!

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Tracing Affinities at Sullivan Gallery

Kayla Anderson‘s felt maps and Sarah Williams‘ assortment of plastered and painted weapon sculptures are highlights in a show featuring SAIC students and recent alumni.

Check out their websites for more info and images of their work.

December 14–February 15

Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

Tracing Affinities presents new projects by current students and recent alumni selected through portfolio reviews by the SAIC Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies Committee. Resulting from the continued conversations, exchanges, and new understandings shared between participating artists and curators, the exhibition envisions connections between the range of conceptual and material investigations presented in the show. Tracing Affinities is curated by Graduate Curatorial Assistants Catalina Acosta-Carrizosa (Dual MA 2015) and Raven Munsell (Dual MA 2014).

Codification at LVL3

Alex Chitty and Zach Reini

LVL3 presents Codification: a two-person exhibition by Chicago-based Alex Chitty and Denver-based Zach Reini. Codification brings together two artists who deal with similar methods of construction while presenting varying forms of medium. Chitty works to push the limits of the traditional picture—often alluding to new systems of ubiquitous perception. Reini focuses on the “negative-reflection” of over-saturated and processed information within everyday life. Codification pulls the systematic methods of these two artists’ approaches into an arrangement of essential variables.

Jan 11 -Feb 9

LVL3 presents Codification: a two-person exhibition by Chicago-based Alex Chitty and Denver-based Zach Reini. Codification brings together two artists who deal with similar methods of construction while presenting varying forms of medium. Chitty works to push the limits of the traditional picture—often alluding to new systems of ubiquitous perception. Reini focuses on the “negative-reflection” of over-saturated and processed information within everyday life. Codification pulls the systematic methods of these two artists’ approaches into an arrangement of essential variables. – See more at: http://lvl3gallery.com/#sthash.hvdwoIhe.dpuf
LVL3 presents Codification: a two-person exhibition by Chicago-based Alex Chitty and Denver-based Zach Reini. Codification brings together two artists who deal with similar methods of construction while presenting varying forms of medium. Chitty works to push the limits of the traditional picture—often alluding to new systems of ubiquitous perception. Reini focuses on the “negative-reflection” of over-saturated and processed information within everyday life. Codification pulls the systematic methods of these two artists’ approaches into an arrangement of essential variables. – See more at: http://lvl3gallery.com/#sthash.hvdwoIhe.dpuf
LVL3 presents Codification: a two-person exhibition by Chicago-based Alex Chitty and Denver-based Zach Reini. Codification brings together two artists who deal with similar methods of construction while presenting varying forms of medium. Chitty works to push the limits of the traditional picture—often alluding to new systems of ubiquitous perception. Reini focuses on the “negative-reflection” of over-saturated and processed information within everyday life. Codification pulls the systematic methods of these two artists’ approaches into an arrangement of essential variables. – See more at: http://lvl3gallery.com/#sthash.hvdwoIhe.dpuf

PROJ*ECT PRO*JECT

Thursday, January 16, 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

This one-night event takes over the north Sullivan Galleries. Bring your video files, laptops, and/or devices and connect them to projector stations throughout the galleries and show your work.

All SAIC students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. Just sign-up for a time slot on the night of the event. First come, first served.

Spring Line-Up at the Suburban

OPENING
Saturday December 21, 2-4 pm Diego Leclery
January 26, 2014 Michael Zwack / Robert Janz organized by Amanda Schmidt
March 2014 Rob McKenzie / Evan Gruzis
May 2014 Ditty Ketting / Danny Gordon
Summer 2014 Russell Maltz / Victoria Munro

Sit On a Polar Bear’s Lap!

The Suburban

Saturday, Decemeber 21st.  2-4

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125 North Harvey Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois

One Thousand Pieces

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I went to see One Thousand Pieces a few nights ago at the Harris Theater at Millennium Park. I haven’t been to a show like this ever – It was pretty great to experience.

Check out more of Hubbard Street Dance’s programming here: http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com/

One Thousand Pieces, inspired by Marc Chagall’s America Windows. Choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo illuminates music by Philip Glass.

 

Janine Antoni Lecture

Janine Antoni

Thursday, December 5th, 5:00 PM

Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Janine Antoni employs an amalgam of mediums including performance, sculpture, photography, installation, and video.  Her body is both her tool for making and the source from which her meaning arises. She carefully articulates her relationship to the world, giving rise to emotional states that are felt in and through the body. In each piece, no matter the medium or image, a conveyed physicality speaks directly to the viewer’s body.

Antoni was born on January 19, 1964 in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work has been included in exhibitions including the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Instanbul Biennial, the Kwangju Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, and the Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans.  She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998, the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, the New Media Award from the Boston Institute of Contemporary Award in 1999, the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award in 1998, the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artist Award in 1996, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and a 2012 Creative Capital Artist Grant .  Janine Antoni lives in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery.

 

 

Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine at the Art Institute of Chicago.

I never miss an opportunity to see a Wayne Thiebaud painting. It was fun to go through this exhibition, over a hundred paintings ranging from the 1800s to Claes Oldenburg’s soft sculptures including his giant egg.

Some highlights were William Michael Hartnett’s Trophy of the Hunt, (1885), Peter Blume’s Vegetable Dinner, (1927), and Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Want, (1943)