The following is a brief list of Chicago art events I recommend not to be missed this weekend. All the information was taken from the event’s websites. Enjoy and see you in town!!!
#1. Thursday, June 6th
Brave New Art World
public forum featuring a variety of galleries in the River North gallery district, public performance art, guerrilla street installations, critical talks, and a diverse food and beverage survey… This is an art crawl. Everything is free.
Performance artists are curated by dfbrl8r, and include work from Meredith and Anna of the Happy Collaborationists, Shannon Cochrane, Hope Esser, Thomas Albrecht Sandrine Schaefer, and Emilio Rojas.
The critical talks will be hosted by David Weinberg Gallery, with speakers Victor Nwanko of We Theory (5PM), Jake Myers of Octagon Gallery (6PM), and Tricia Van Eck of 6018 North (7PM).
Participating galleries include Addington, Jean Albano, Andrew Bae, Hilton/Asmus, Roy Boyd, The Coat Check, Stephen Daiter, Catherine Edleman, Jendra, Perimeter, Maya Polsky, R & D, Rangefinder, Judy Saslow, Ken Saunders, Schneider, Vale Craft, Zygman Voss, and David Weinberg. Neighborhood stores open include Wilfred Newman and Golden Triangle.
Read full list of events here: https://www.facebook.com/events/392029394249640/
#2. Friday, June 7th
Into the Deep. Jason Brammer at Adventureland Gallery
1513 N. Western Avenue , Chicago, IL 60622, Ph 312-617-5168
Opening Reception: 7-10 pm
Opening on June 7th, Jason’s solo exhibition, titled Into The Deep, will debut new works inspired by medieval bestiaries, nautical maps, navigational instruments, and other tools early cultures used to make visual representations of their worlds and the imagined creatures in them. Reflecting on these images, Jason has created a series of his own mythical creatures of the deep and portholes opening up to expansive and mysterious oceanscapes that contain them. The show will feature ink and watercolor drawings in hand-painted and embellished frames as well as mixed media works.
3. Friday, June 7th
Conrad Freiburg // Eric Esper at Linda Warren Projects
327 N. Aberdeen, Ste.151. Chicago, IL 60607. Ph 312.432.9500
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013, 6–9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6 -8pm
Linda Warren Projects celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary with the June 7 opening of Conrad Freiburg’s “Before the Grave and Constant,” and Eric Esper’s “Chicago Catastrophes, Conflagrations and Calamities,” as well as a group display of work by all the gallery’s artists and staff. Included in the festivities are a live sand painting performance by Joe Mangrum and a few other surprises!
4. Saturday, June 8th
Canvass : Intimate, Art Patron Spectacular & International Exhibition
Artists unite against Human Trafficking
Both Sides Gallery
1840 S. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois 60608
Exhibition with well known local & international artists (up until end of June) / auctions / Corso Studio Premieres / Corso’s “Living Art Sculptures” & live painting back again w/ Anna Todaro ( recently showcased @ Navy Pier w/ interactive oversized mural ) / meet the artists / art wears / runway of fashionable fine art performances (indoors & out) / interactive installation of young artist’s work of actual dream catchers / live music / deeJay / culinary delights / open bar / fine raffles / goodie bags / & creative red carpet experience!