Curator’s Choice National Self-Portrait Exhibition

BY SERGIO GOMEZ July 18 – August 30, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, July 18, 7pm – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609 The National Self Portrait Exhibition was born in 2005 at then 33 Collective Gallery as a way to explore and document the long history, and practice of self portraiture in contemporary art. This year, the National Self-Portrait Exhibition comes to an end as it reaches its tenth year anniversary. To celebrate the 10th and final exhibition, curator Sergio Gomez has personally invited a selection of artists from the last ten years.

The Intuitionists

BY STEFFANI JEMISON, HEATHER HART, AND JINA VALENTINE, ORGANIZED BY LISA SIGAL July 11 – August 24, 2014 RECEPTION: Thursday, July 10, 6 – 8pm THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street SoHo, New York 10013 The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project curated by artists Steffani Jemison, Heather Hart, and Jina Valentine, and organized by Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curator. Inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionist—a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference—the exhibition considers how the collection, the database, and the aggregate serve as complementary models for the organization of information and objects …

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION Through August 31, 2014 JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081 ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center and Kohler Co. Bust of an American Man (Early 21st Century), 2011-13, plaster.   …

Fixation

BY SERGIO GOMEZ AND DIDI MENENDEZ April 18 – May 11, 2014 RECEPTION: Friday, April 18, 7pm – 10pm ZHOU B ART CENTER 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609 Fixation is a group exhibition and a publication of art and poetry focused on the physical or psychological preoccupation or obsession over an object or subject. The exhibition is curated by Sergio Gomez of Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center and Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists Magazine. Order exhibition catalog on Amazon.

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation

GROUP EXHIBITION RECEPTION: Friday, March 22, 6pm – 9pm. Click here for details or to purchase tickets. JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER 608 New York Ave. Sheboygan, WI 53081   ARTS/INDUSTRY: COLLABORATION AND REVELATION is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency program. This sweeping exhibition surveys more than 350 works of art created by artists using the materials and processes of plumbingware manufacturer Kohler Co. Installed throughout twelve of the Arts Center’s galleries, the exhibition is curated by Arts/Industry’s founder, Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, and draws primarily from the permanent collections of the Arts Center …

Who We Aren’t

CO-JURIED BY PAUL KLEIN AND PATRICK EARL HAMMIE GROUP EXHIBITION Self portraits do not have to be a true depiction of the self. In art we have the creative license to make ourselves into anyone we want to be. Who We aren’t is an exhibit of self portraits that explore alter egos, secret identities, fictional personas, and manifested stereotypes. Identities depicted in this exhibit are opposite or far from that of the artists. Who We Aren’t  includes 50 works of art by 43 artists from 18 different states.   February 26 – March 29, 2014 UNION STREET GALLERY Western Oregon University 1527 Otto Blvd. …

The (Un)Fair

BY MIKEL GLASS AND JEN WALLACE See my work March 5 – 9 during Armory Arts Week in NY at THE(UN)FAIR, located two blocks from the Armory Art Show at Pier 92. The curatorial theme for 2014 is “Exploring the Divide.” Mindful of the current climate of political and social polarization, THE(UN)FAIR will pull together art and people wtih disparate views to create an environment to consider what connects and divides us.   March 5 – 9, 2014 11am – 8pm free to the public Opening Party: 3/5, 8-10pm free Benefit Party: 3/6, 8-10pm $20 Closing Party: 3/9, 8-10pm free 500 W 52nd St. New …

Open Call: Who We Aren’t National Juried Exhibition

UNION STREET GALLERY FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 29, 2014 Self portraits do not have to be a true depiction of the self. In art we have the creative license to make ourselves into anyone we want to be. Artists from around the nation are invited to submit self portraits that explore alter egos, secret identities, or fictional personas created to hide behind or act out fantasies. Art might depict figures donning masks, disguises or costumes, a social media persona, or the portrait of who we really want to be but can’t. Works that interpret the theme must be figurative, including the human …