CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 05.21.08

CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 05.21.08

Heather Blaha
May 21, 2008
Maleonn, Days on the Cotton Candy # 4, ink-jet print, 53 x 35 inches, 2006

Art & Design Events...

  • Maleonn: Days on the Cotton Candy
    • "Maleonn manipulates the objects he photographs, setting them in a created atmosphere, so they become an instrument to narrate the real beauty of life."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Through June 21

  • Brian Yates: you ruin everything
    • "The imagery Yates uses has its origins in the nostalgic charm of his past, but there is none of the attachment and fondness that might be expected."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Through June 21

  • Design in the Age of Darwin: From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright
    • "...the influence of Darwinian and other modes of evolutionary thought extended into the realms of architecture, the decorative arts, and design, as well, where biological terms like 'adaptation,' 'fitness,' 'functionalism,' and 'type' were used by theorists and practitioners alike."
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Through June 21

  • 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

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Through June 28

  • 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
    • Through July 1

  • Structures of the Sun group show
    • Curated by Stephen Eichhorn and Jessica Paulson
    • Penelope's, 1913 W. Division
    • Through early July

  • 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

  • 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
    • Through Sept. 1

  • 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
    • Tthrough Jan. 2009

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