Weekly Events Calendar: 01.10.07

Weekly Events Calendar: 01.10.07

Heather Blaha
Jan 10, 2007

From Too Check Effect by Anna Mayer

Art & Design Events...

  • January is Art Month on AT!
    • Send us photos and and a brief description of how you incorporate art at home.
    • We'll send the first 30 posted on any AT site a book or t-shirt (your choice)!

  • Too Check Effect: Anna Mayer + Jemima Wyman = CamLab
    • "Placed in a Chicago environment traditionally concerned with cool conceptualism, TOO CHECK EFFECT is a fresh look at new ideas from the West Coast. The use of recurring visual motifs locates the work within the histories of interior decoration and architecture, with specific focus on collapsing figure and ground. The experimental structure of this exhibition will provide the viewer with a way to track and complicate the exchange between the individual practices and the artists' collaborative efforts."
    • Gallery 40000, 119 N. Peoria, #2C
    • Opens Jan. 12 (through Feb. 10)

  • Takashi Murakami: Jellyfish Eyes
    • "In the wallpaper installation Jellyfish Eyes in the MCA cafe, Murakami uses the vivid colors of Japanese animation and the flatness typically found in Japanese art from the work of Hokusai to manga. This wallpaper series also breaks down the distinction between painting and decoration, reflecting the influence of Andy Warhol."
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago
    • Opened Jan. 6 (through Jan. 2008)

  • Reflections by Peter Wexler
    • "This exhibition of large-scale color photographs features Venice in all its reflected glory, but not always as one might expect. New York-based artist/designer Peter Wexler has captured Venice with a unique vision, by seeing it through reflections in the water from which it grows."
    • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
    • Jan. 13-Mar. 11

  • Scott Wolniak: Tamed and Wild
    • Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, 119 N. Peoria, #2C
    • Jan. 12-Feb. 24

  • Steven Husby, UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work
    • "Steven Husby explores the impossibility of achieving a totally abstract image. Using a computer to design his compositions, Husby employs acrylic on panel for the final paintings, which seduce the viewer with bold, hard-edged imagery realized with pristine craftsmanship."
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago
    • Jan. 6-28

    • "DWR is hosting MODERN + DESIGN + FUNCTION: Chicago Furniture Now to support new, innovative furniture designs by emerging Chicago designers. In its third year, the contest has attracted the attention of the regional design community. Chicago Furniture Now was created to foster new ideas in modern furniture design in the Chicago area. A panel of judges made up of respected professionals in architecture, art, design and fashion will select 20-25 top entries to be exhibited, making this a great opportunity for up-and-coming designers and design firms to have their original work juried."
    • Application deadline this Friday, Jan. 12! Top entries will be exhibited at DWR on Friday, Feb. 15.

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