Posts tagged "Swimming Pool Project Space"

Monday Morning Quarterback: 2/25/11

by Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine S: Our first stop this weekend was Tony Wight Gallery, but we were lucky, in the process, in running into Meg Duguid, the purveyor of Clutch Gallery. Her featured artist, Sue Havens, had a painted sculptural work in Clutch called Hot Dots. This piece, we learned, was not the... Read more »

Chicago Gallery Snack Report: 2/18/2011 - 2/27/2011

by Jeriah HildwinePhotos by  Stephanie Burke This Snack Report covers the weekends of February 18th and 19th, and February 25th through 28th.  Don’t forget to check out the slideshow for even more pictures from the openings! Friday, Feb. 18th Zolla/Lieberman Gallery – 325 W. Huron St. Repertoire, work by Marie Krane Bergman/Cream Co., Samantha Bittman,... Read more »

Chicago Gallery Snack Report: 2/11/2011 & 2/12/2011

Saturday we headed over to Swimming Pool Project Space, for "Breaking Up With Chicago," the goodbye party for their Albany Park Space.  They had beer, wine (red and sparkling white), and a great assortment of cheeses, crackers, and fruit.  My favorite combination was a spread, I think it was blueberry-jalapeno, with a cheese that might have been gouda, on a cracker.  There were also some little crackers that were just full of spices, several other cheeses, grapes, and blueberries.  We drank red wine into which I kept slipping fruit like roofies.  We ended up buying a Liz Nielsen print ("Driving").  Thanks for all the snacks, ladies!  Best of luck in your upcoming adventures!
by Jeriah Hildwine photos by Stephanie Burke This week Stephanie and I saw an artist/curator’s lecture, drank some beer, went to a pizza party, drank some whiskey and cokes, went to a sex party, drank some more beer, bought some art, said good-bye to some friends, drank some more beer, ate some snacks, and bought... Read more »
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Monday Morning Quarterback: 2/11/11 - 2/12/11

Jeriah:  It was at Co-Prosperity School, and I had been drinking a lot of beer, so I may not have this exactly right, but I believe Paul Klein said, in regard to his art criticism:  “If I write that I liked something, that means it was okay.  If I write that I loved something, that... Read more »

Where the F*#K are YOU going? (2/11 - 2/12)

Sometimes this is what I feel like when I go out gallery crawling, but hey, guess that’s what makes it fun. Lots of good stuff to see this weekend… FRIDAY – Murdertown – 2351 N Milwaukee Ave, 2. The Warmth I Feel Is So Cold, work by Lindsey Hook, Jessica Minckley and Amber Renaye. Reception... Read more »

The Weekly Gallery Crawl: 2/10-2/13

Thursday 2/10 -SOUTH LOOP -Columbia College Hokin Gallery – 623 S. Wabash Ave. Re:Collections: Collecting and Archiving as a Creative Practice. Reception 5-8pm. WEST LOOP -threewalls – 119 N. Peoria #2C. Mindy Rose Schwartz: Artist Talk. Talk from 7-8pm. WOODLAWN -Center for Contemporary African Art & Culture – 6200 S. Drexel Ave. Double Expresso, Double... Read more »
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Chicago Gallery Snack Report: Friday, February 4 & Saturday, February 5

by Jeriah Hildwinephotos by Stephanie Burke This weekend was a pretty quiet one, but we did venture out to Fill in the Blank and LVLIII, for art, hanging with our homies, a couple of drinks, and to get our snack on. On Friday night, we didn’t have to go too far.  It’s a short walk... Read more »

Monday Morning Quarterback: 2/4/11 - 2/5/11

by Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke This weekend we braved the remnants of Snowzilla and checked out Fill in the Blank and LVLIII.  Read on for our thoughts, and don’t forget to check out the slideshow! Stephanie: Friday night, with the world still caught in the midst of snowmageddon, we ventured over to Fill In... Read more »

Monday Morning Quarterback: 1/22/11

by Stephanie Burke Saturday night we bundled up and headed out to Oak Park to Shane Campbell/The Suburban. The Suburban (the south room of the garage) contained works by Philip Vanderhyden, Zach Formwalt, Danna Vajda, and Chris Dorland, joined under the title of, descriptively enough, LARGE ABSTRACTIONS. Not being one to be particularly enthralled with... Read more »
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Chicago Gallery Snack Report: Friday, January 21, 2011

The galvanized bucket o' beer sat in the gallery's small kitchen.  We arrived midway through the reception, the place was packed, but there was still a healthy supply of Miller High Life, as well as some cans of La Croix mineral water or something.  Around closing time some guys came in with a case of Ice House and added it to the tub.  I had one or two High Lifes and one of the Ice Houses the gentlemen brought by, and then it was off to bed.  This was the last opening at Swimming Pool's current space.  Look for one upcoming exhibition in a West Loop space, currently Liz Nielsen's studio, before she and Carolina Wheat pull up stakes for New York.  Best of luck, ladies!
by Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke At left: Jeriah Hildwine, your faithful snack reporter (“Dude, where’s your kilt?”). Center, the amazing chef Nick Jirasek of Guerilla Smiles. Right, artist and curator Tony Fitzpatrick, our gracious host. January may sound a bit early to be handing out Snacks of the Year awards, but this past Friday... Read more »