Chicagoland Shows/Events

Hardly seems like this summer has gotten started before it is ending. August is a good time when things hit the brakes a bit and one can actually spend some gearing up for the craziness that usually begins again in September.

Here in Chicago, good shows never seem to let up. One opening this Friday seems esp. good.
Caitlin Arnold and Aron Gent have curated a show at the Co Prosperity Sphere in the Bridgeport neighborhood that examines the idea of the self portrait.

Transparent Reflect examines the portrait and the self-portrait and its overlap in art.  The show takes the traditional approach of making a portrait (from an observational standpoint) and mixes it with the more reflective side of a self-portrait.  The artists in the show use photography, drawing, painting and installation works to portray their ideas though a range of formal and abstract approaches.  They explore religion, sexuality, popular culture and the economic times that we are currently struggling through, and take a more autobiographical response to the current state of the nation. Transparent Reflect questions the notion of identity and brings forth reflection that is required and lately ignored in today’s society.

Featuring the work of: Zach Abubeker, Matt Austin, Kristen Flemington, Adam Golfer, Goons, Maureen Peabody, Anna Shteynshleyger, Swoon, and Nick Wylie

August 21st 6-11pm
Co Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St.
Chicago, IL

Tuesday Jill Frank will be giving a free lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in support of her 12×12 solo show.

MCA 12 x 12
New Artists / New Work
August 7-30, 2009
Exhibition preview
August 7, 6-10pm
Artist’s Gallery Talk
Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-2660
www.mcachicago.org

MCA 12 x 12
New Artists / New Work
August 7-30, 2009

Artist’s Gallery Talk
Tuesday, August 25th, 6:30pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Check em out while you still have the time. Happy BBQ’s!

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