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July 26 to August 30, 2014 | Opening reception | Friday, July 25 | 5 to 8pm

Helsingistä: Valpuri Kylmanen and Ari Pelkonen| info
curated by Jamilee Polson Lacy


Artist News:

Dan
ATTOE

SOLO SHOW: Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR, May 23 - July 6, 2014 | Review: The Portland Oregonian | Oregon Arts Watch

MUSEUM SHOW (group): The Crime Was Almost Perfect. Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. January 24 – April 27, 2014

SOLO SHOW: Landscapes with Water. Peres Projects. Berlin. Mar 1 — Apr 19, 2014 | Interview: Beautiful/Decay | Review: Frieze

GROUP SHOW: PAINTALLICA - SMELL THE BAR OIL, Rocks Box Fine Art, Portland, OR. August 10, 2013-September 15, 2013

GROUP SHOW: EXPO 1, MOMA PS1. Ong Island City, NY. May 12 - September 2, 2013


Elijah
BURGHER

MUSEUM SHOW (group): 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. March 7 to May 25, 2014. Press: New York Times | Chicago Magazine | New York Times | Artinfo | Chicago Magazine | Mousee Magazine | The New Yorker | Contemporary Art Daily | Phaidon | Sotheby's Magazine | Reviews: New York Times | Art in America |

GROUP SHOW: Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynski and Cori Williams, Habersham Mills, Demorest, Georgia. May 16 to July 26, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski, curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier, Exile, Berlin, Germany. May 24 - June 21, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Tony Greene: Curated by John Neff, with contributions from Elijah Burgher, Edie Fake, Miller & Shellabarger, Paul P., Dean Sameshima, Scott Treleaven, and Latham Zearfoss. Iceberg Projects, Chicago

INTERVIEW: ArtSlant. Honigman, Ana Finel. "Rackroom: As Art and Magic: An Interview with Elijah Burgher". March 2014

GROUP SHOW: "No Fate But What We Make", Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. February 21 - March 29, 2014. Review: Memphis Flyer

GROUP SHOW: Alms for the Birds, curated by James Richards, Cabinet London, London March 21 to April 26, 2014 | Press: Contemporary Art Daily

GROUP SHOW: The Stench of Rotting Flowers, curated by Danny Orendorf, la Esquina gallery, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO April 19 to June 7, 2014

PINUPS. Issue No. 18 featuring Elijah Burgher. January 2014

ARTICLE: Chicago Magazine. Foumberg, Jason. “10 Memorable Art Moments from 2013” . December 24, 2013

MUSEUM SHOW (group), The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September 6, 2013 – January 5, 2014 | Review: Art in America

SOLO SHOW: Friendship as a way of life b/w I’m seeking the Minotaur. Western Exhibitions, October 25 to December 7, 2013. images | Review: Daily Serving | New City | Art Review | Artforum.com | Bad at Sports

PUBLICATION: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing. [hardcover]. Griffin, Jonathan (essay). Published by Phaidon.


Lilli
CARRÉ

MUSEUM SHOW (solo). BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Lilli Carré. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Dec 17, 2013–Apr 15, 2014 | Press: Chicago Tribune | Chicago Reader | fNews

GROUP SHOW: My Hands Are My Bite, curated by Dann Gunn, Monique Meloche Gallery. June 7 - August 2, 2014

SOLO SHOW/RESIDENCY (Museum).2014 Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition. Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH. March 14 – June 8, 2014
Artist Talk, March 30

ANIMATION: Trailer for HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS from Pentimenti Productions

GROUP SHOW: AAIEEE! John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan WI. October 13, 2013–February 16, 2014


Ryan Travis
CHRISTIAN

SOLO SHOW: Check Please!, Western Exhibitions, Chicago. April 25 to May 31, 2014

ARTICLE: DAZED. Gavin, Francesca. "Top ten artists working with monochrome". April 23, 2013

CATALOG: Juxtapoz. Juxtapoz Psychedelic . Hard Cover. 240 Color Pages

GROUP SHOW/Brooklyn . TELL THEM I HATE THEM. Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. November 8 — December 6, 2013

MURAL. Untitled: RYAN TRAVIS CHRISTIAN plus contributions by Cody Hudson, Josh Reames, Adam Scott, Peter Skvara and Geoffrey Todd Smith. Rear exterior wall of the 845 W Washington Building, View via the alley between Green and Peoria Streets. Chicago, IL

MUSEUM SHOW (solo). "Ryan Travis Christian—Well, Here We Aren't Again". CAM Raleigh, North Carolina. February 22, 2013 – June 17, 2013 | Press: Associated Press .| Associated Press | Indy Week | Art Papers


Courttney
COOPER

MUSEUM SHOW (2-person). Cincinnati Everyday (with Cole Carothers). Cincinnati Art Museum. May 25, 2013 to September 22, 2013

REVIEW. City Beat. Durrell, Jane. "The City As Subject: Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper share their perspectives at Cincinnati Art Museum". July 3, 2013


Nicholas
FRANK

ESSAY: David Foster Wallace: Nicholas Frank speaks with Brooke Kanther, Whitney Museum Biennial 2014 (catalogue essay)

MUSEUM SHOW (group). A Study in Midwest Appropriation, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Hyde Park Art Center. September 29, 2013 – January 12, 2014

CURATORIAL: Milwaukeeists: 1996-2006, curated by Nicholas Frank. Lawton Gallery. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. September 12th - October 3rd, 2013

SOLO SHOW: Peregrine was great.., Peregrine Projects. Chicago, IL. May 5 to June 16, 2013


Richard
HULL
SOLO SHOW/St. Louis, Bruno David Gallery, March 1 to 30, 2013

Dutes
MILLER

GROUP SHOW: OSSUARY, Herron Galleries, Indianapolis, IN. January 13 - February 15, 2014; traveled from Ewing Gallery | UT School of Art, Knoxville, TN. October 4 - 26, 2013

ARTICLE: NIGHTCHARM. Adnum, Mark. "Call of Dutes: The Grotty Mixed Media Art of Dutes Miller Includes Food Porn." Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


MILLER &
SHELLABARGER

MUSEUM SHOW (solo): AGAIN GONE ~ Miller & Shellabarger. Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Ave. Galleries, 1st Floor

GROUP SHOW: Miss Kilman and She Were Terrible Together, Curated by Matt Morris. The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago. May 10 - June 6, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Tony Greene: Curated by John Neff, with contributions from Elijah Burgher, Edie Fake, Miller & Shellabarger, Paul P., Dean Sameshima, Scott Treleaven, and Latham Zearfoss. Iceberg Projects, Chicago

GROUP SHOW: Happy Homemakers: The Pleasures and Perils of Domestic Life, curated by Toby Kamps, Sala Diaz, San Antonio. Performance on March 22

MUSEUM SHOW (solo). Untitled (Pink Tube). Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. October 15 – November 19, 2013. Press: Chicago Tribune | Chicago Reader | Chicago Magazine.

GROUP SHOW: Why Marriage: An Arts Festival, origanized by Mia Ruyter and Chuck Thurow, The Br. David Darst Center. February 22, 2014, 6 to 10pm.

GROUP SHOW: Sticky Sweet, curated Scott Hunter, Terrain, Oak Park, IL. April 6 to 30, 2014

PERFORMANCE: Link Pin at Hub 14, Toronto , CANADA, April 12 and 13, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Strange Bedfellows, curated by Amy Cancelmo, A+D Gallery | Columbia College Chicago Chicago, Il January 16-February 22, 2014

RESIDENCY: Center for Paper and Book Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Summer 2013 | Portfolio


Rachel
NIFFENEGGER

GROUP SHOW: About a Mountain, Curated by Holly Jarrett. Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY. June 26 to August 9, 2014

GROUP SHOW: On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY. June 26 to September 3, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynski and Cori Williams, Habersham Mills, Demorest, Georgia. May 16 to July 26, 2014

SOLO SHOW: Flesh Club, Western Exhibitions, September 6 to October 19, 2013. | Review: Chicago Tribune

GROUP SHOW: Mutant Porcelain, So What Space, Brooklyn, NY, opens September 7, 2013

MUSEUM SHOW (group): Physical and Virtual Bodies - ...in the name of any signification whatever Curated by Kris Dittel and Stephanie Seidel. Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem, The Netherlands. February 16 to April 21, 2013


Paul
NUDD

SOLO SHOW: Pituitumorphology, Western Exhibitions, Chicago. March 14 to April 19, 2014 | Press: Chicago Magazine | Visual Art Source

ART FAIR: Two-person booth with Bourouina Gallery. EXPO Chicago. September 19 - 22, 2013

ARTICLE: Art in Print. Ishmael, Amelia. "Onsmith & Nudd". March-April 2013, Volume 2, Number 6


Stan
SHELLABARGER

MUSEUM SHOW (group): Sacred, Minneapolis Institute of Art. August 31, 2013—July 13, 2014

PERFORMANCE: “Walking Book” Performance, Minneapolis Institute of Art. Thursday, May 15, 2014.


Geoffrey Todd
SMITH

PUBLICATION: under the gum tree: July 2014. Visual Art by Geoffrey Todd Smith. Publisher: ThinkHouse Collective, Sacramento, California.

GROUP SHOW: Now Chicago, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia. May 1 to June 10, 2014

GROUP SHOW: Roving Room, curated by Kelly Kaczynski and Cori Williams, Habersham Mills, Demorest, Georgia. May 16 to July 26, 2014

SOLO SHOW: GEOFFREY TODD SMITH Forcefields. Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 2013

GROUP SHOW/Brooklyn . TELL THEM I HATE THEM. Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. November 8 — December 6, 2013

GROUP SHOW: Acid Summer, DCKT. New York, NY. July 11 - August 9, 2013

SOLO SHOW: Secret Lives of Rainbows. Luis de Jesus Gallery, Culver City, CA. Sept 07 - Oct 12, 2013


Deb
SOKOLOW

ARTICLE: The Seen. Demaree, Joshua Michael. "PROFILE OF THE ARTIST PT I // DEB SOKOLOW". May 12, 2014 | Part II

VIDEO: The Art Assignment by PBS Digital Studios. Green, Sarah Urist (host). The Art Assignment - Stakeout! - Deb Sokolow - Ep. 2. February 27, 2014

MUSEUM SHOW (group): ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963, Institute of Contemporary Art
February 12 – August 17, 2014

INTERNATIONAL BIENNIALE: AGORA 4th Athens Biennale. Former Athens Stock Exchange. 29 September–1 December, 2013

MUSEUM SHOW (group). Drawing Time, Reading Time, curated by Claire Gilman. The Drawing Center. New York, November 22, 2013-January 5 2014| Review: New York Times

MUSEUM SHOW (group): At Work: Studio and Production as a Subject of Today’s Art. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Germany. November 17, 2013 to February 23, 2014

BEST of 2013: Chicago Tribune. Ise, Claudine. "Best art shows of 2013" (Deb Sokolow). December 13, 2013

PUBLICATION: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing. [hardcover]. Published by Phaidon.

MUSEUM SHOW (solo). MATRIX 166: Some concerns about the candidate. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. February 7 – June 30, 2013 | Reviews: New York Times. | Hartford Courant | The Culture Trip | Art New England | Podcast interview: Modern Art Notes

SOLO SHOW/Chicago. Deb Sokolow. Western Exhibitions. March 15 to April 20. Reviews: Art Ltd | Visual Art Source | Art News | Interview: Bad at Sports


Ben
STONE

SOLO SHOW: Western Exhibitions, December 13, 2013 - January 25, 2014. Press: NewCity | art ltd | Blackbook

GROUP SHOW/Queens. Snail Salon, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein. Regina Rex. Queens, NY, November 2-December 15, 2013

MUSEUM SHOW (group). A Study in Midwest Appropriation , Curated by Michelle Grabner, Hyde Park Art Center. September 29, 2013 – January 12, 2014 | Press: Hyperallergic

 

 

 
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