Art can be found everywhere in Chicago, from galleries to museums to public squares and street corners. These 10 amazing and unique exhibits showing throughout the city this fall have something for everyone from photography, sculptures, interactive art and of course, paintings. The venues are as unique as the art itself featuring the waterfront large scale venue to intimate smaller galleries.
1: EXPO CHICAGO
September 22-25, 2016
Navy Pier, Chicago
The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Entering its fifth edition in 2016, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 140 leading galleries from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair.
- 2: “This Land is not Empty”, Don Pollack
September 9–October 22, 2016
Bridgeport Art Center
“This Land is not Empty” is an exhibition of paintings, installation and sound tracking the American frontier for 3000 miles through Native American country by Chicago based artist Don Pollack.
- 3: “How Do I Know You?” Benjamin Cook
September 9, 2016 – 10:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2016
ZG Gallery in Chicago
Benjamin Cook’s first solo exhibition in Chicago includes paintings that are made for a digital world, but not one that exists purely online.
- 4: George Klauba: A Solo Exhibition Exploring the Influence of WWII and the Experience of the Cuban Revolution
August 26, 2016-October 29, 2016
National Veterans Art Museum
This exhibition features two series of paintings, Nerves on Fire: Reflections on WWII, and Cuba: Rebels,Orishas, and 26 Julio which are derived from Klauba’s experience growing up during WWII, and later spending a month in Cuba during the Revolution while serving in the Navy.
- 5: Fantasy Art with Tom Herzberg
September 21, 2016-November 23, 2016
International School of Comics
As an illustrator Mr. Herzberg has completed almost 2000 illustration projects for a variety of books, magazines, newspapers and other institutions. In this course, Ssudents will be introduced to the kinds of processes used by professional concept artists to take basic ideas and add wow factor.
- 6: Art Exhibit: Bad Editions
September 17-October 8, 2016
Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery
In Bad Editions, a series of artists explore the possibilities of printmaking as a process, as a philosophy, and as an excuse for art-making.
- 7: Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
September 17-December 11, 2016
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
The first major solo museum exhibition of Tseng’s photograph work address issues of popular culture, politics, cosmopolitanism, and cultural diversity. Humor and a keen observational eye combine to produce work that is both intelligent and accessible.
- 8: The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme
OPENING RECEPTION | OCTOBER 1st
Exhibit October 1 -29, 2016
Woman Made Gallery
Adele does large scale erotic drawings/paintings promoting freedom of sexual expression in women (whether alone or with a partner), by reclaiming pervasive images of sexual oppression.
- 9: Kate Shannon: You Deserve More
September 26-November 1, 2016
Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery
This exhibition consists of photographic images displaying funfair attendees stripped of their environment leaving only the figure and their reaction to a business that thrives and creates profit from human desire.
- 10. Our New System: CHRISTA DONNER
September 9 -October 22, 2016
Chicago-based artist Christa Donner builds on her virtuosic body of drawings that concern the complexities of the human organism, further exploring collectivities and spaces for new forms of human sociality.
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