CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 05.07.08

CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 05.07.08

Heather Blaha
May 7, 2008

Art & Design Events...

  • Smart Home: Green + Wired
    • "During its 75th Anniversary year, the Museum of Science and Industry will be building a functioning, three-story modular and sustainable "green" home (conceived by Michelle Kaufmann Designs) in its own backyard." There will be guided tours of the 2,500 square-foot home and grounds.
    • Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    • Opens May 8 (through Jan. 2009)

  • The Glass Experience
    • "The Glass Experience explores how glass has shattered the paradigms of our world's civilizations. The often overlooked material is all around us in many functional and decorative forms."
    • Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    • Opens May 8 (through Sept. 1)

  • Daniel Britt | Documentary Photography: Apartment Series
    • "Daniel's photography is inspired by life in New Orleans post Katrina. His School Yard, National Guard, and Apartment Series capture three distinct, yet utterly connected portraits of life in the city. For this exhibit, Daniel's work is presented in collections of print and digital images."
    • WOM Space, 845 W. Fulton Market #207
    • Opening Reception Saturday, May 10, 5-7pm (Through July 1)

  • Zafos Xagoraris: THE SOUND OF ACRE
    • "This public installation is expanding the range of Acre, bringing sounds of this area of the Amazon region to the center of the largest city of Brazil."
    • Koscielak Gallery Chicago, 1646 N. Bosworth
    • Through May 31

  • Deborah Boardman, Lorraine Peltz: PLACE/OBJECT
    • "This exhibition presents Deborah Boardman's Emblems, which mark space with the physical presence of an object, and Lorraine Peltz's paintings from her Chandeliers, Starbursts, etc. series, which propose symbolic meanings in objects."
    • Koscielak Gallery Chicago, 1646 N. Bosworth
    • Through May 31

  • Kim Curtis: Disruption (Main Gallery) and Andrea Loefke: Folding an orange fish out of newspaper
    • "Because we viewers are so adept at quickly reconstructing these relationships into something recognizable, (Curtis') use of disruption paired with the courtship of abstract shape and color pattern over realistic reference helps to avoid literalism in her 'landscapes.'"
      Andrea Loefke creates installations where fictional narratives, dream worlds with anchors in the real, occupy a space between familiarity and fantasy."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Through May 10

  • Wall of Cups show
    • "Consisting of 40 unique and affordable mugs by acclaimed artists (average price is $20). Simultaneously, Lillstreet will open its highly-anticipated "Post Modern Sculpture" Exhibition featuring the work of Brendan Tang (Canada), Harin Lee (Korea) and Matt Harris (Chicago)."
    • Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood
    • Opening Saturday, May 3, 4-7pm

  • Figuration in Contemporary Design
    • Featuring: Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, J├╝rgen 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.
    • Through June 8

  • Claire Sherman: Brink
    • "Sherman's new series of paintings expands on her use of the landscape as a subject while addressing tragedy, romanticism and ambivalence."
    • Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W. Washington
    • Through June 14

  • Karen Kilimnik
    • "This exhibition is the first significant survey of the work of American artist Karen Kilimnik, a key figure in contemporary art who emerged in the late 1980s and early '90s."
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Feb. 23-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.
    • Through June 28

  • XIX: 19th Century Design
    • "Works by Viollet-le-Duc, Owen Jones, Charles Garnier and the Americans, Burnham and Root demonstrate the breadth of ideas for this watershed epoch."
    • ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, 1044 W. Fulton Market St
    • Through August 30

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