CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 01.23.08

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Art & Design Events…

  • Welcome to ’08 from Apartment Therapy Chicago!

  • 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.
    • Opens Jan. 18; through June 28

  • Rachel Beach: Rabbit Hole
    • “Rachel Beach’s multifaceted wood veneer and oil paint constructions are derived from details of art, architecture and design history.”
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Jan. 11-Feb. 16

  • Least Wanted:
    A Century of American Mugshots
    The Mark Michaelson Collection

    • “Punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons. Men and women, elderly and adolescent, rich and poor, but mostly poor. These are the Least Wanted. Their portraits make up a small part of Mark Michaelson’s collection of over 10,000 American mugshots from the 1870s to the 1960s.”
    • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Opens Jan. 18; through Apr. 12

  • The Horror Show
    • The Horror Show…investigates what is nasty, what is ubiquitous, but also what is not apparent: images and sounds that present as banal and benign, as inviting and beautiful, and therefore may ultimately be that much more terrifying.”
    • Chicago City Arts Gallery, 410 South Michigan Ave., Ste. 601
    • Jan. 11-Feb. 23

  • Lisa Caccioppoli: New Work
    • “Lisa Caccioppoli’s paintings act as navigational markers through her artistic practice, both for the artist and the audience.”
    • Kasia Kay Art Projects, 1044 W. Fulton Market St.
    • Jan. 11-Feb. 16

  • 18th Annual Small Print Show and Holiday Open House
    • “The exhibition highlights a variety of print media, including etching, lithography, woodcut and monotype. Traditional as well as experimental approaches to printmaking will be featured by approximately 40 artists.”
    • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
    • Through Feb. 2

  • The Other Side of Light: Shadows from the Photography Collection
    • “This exhibition draws over 60 works entirely from the Art Institute’s permanent collection, including works by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo, Lee Friedlander, André Kertész, Nathan Lerner, and Paul Strand, among others.”
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through Feb. 24

  • Hedrich Blessing: Interiors: Architectural Photography of the 1930s
    • “The 1930s was the first full decade of business of the greatest architectural photography firm in America. Chicago’s Hedrich Blessing was the firm chosen by the best architects and designers to document their creations. And like their famously cinematic exterior shots of the modern buildings that made them known the world over, HBs interior views often resembled movie sets.”
    • ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, 730 North Franklin suite 200
    • Fri., January 11 to Sat., March 8, 2008

  • The New Authentics:
    Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation

    • This inaugural exhibition “explores contemporary notions of Jewish identity through the work of 16 artists living in the United States.”
    • 610 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through April 13

  • Figuration in Contemporary Design
    • Featuring: Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Jürgen 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 2×4.
    • The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Just opened; runs through June 8