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Interiors
Venue: 
Dorchester Art Project
Date: 
April 14 – May 21, 2016
Address: 
1486 Dorchester Ave #2, Boston MA, 02122
Details: 

Interiors explores domesticity and its relationship within artistic practice. Through both material and subject matter, each artist in the exhibition references the delicate balance between the discourse of contemporary art and their home life in their works.

Artists: Maureen Cavanaugh, Sean Downey, Gage Delprete, Robin Dluzen, Michelle Grabner, Angelina Gualdoni, Maura O’Donnell, Kathleen O’Hara and Allison Reimus

Curated by Eric Stefanski

Chornobyl: Artists Respond
Venue: 
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Date: 
April 1 - May 29, 2016
Address: 
2320 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Details: 

On April 26, 1986, the Chornobyl nuclear disaster occurred in Pripyat, Ukraine. This was the worst nuclear power plant catastrophe in history resulting in tremendous casualties and long term contamination effects that are still reverberating to this day. 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is dedicating the exhibition spaces of the entire museum to two exhibits addressing the theme, “Chornobyl 30 Years Later.”

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art has commissioned a fine art print portfolio project and exhibition entitled, “Chornobyl: Artists Respond,” the contents of which will be on display in the East Gallery.

UIMA invited 30 Chicago artists to participate in this project, each artist creating an edition of 40 original prints for the portfolio in remembrance of the event. The artists, who come from different cultural backgrounds, approached this project from unique perspectives, reflecting on their individual experiences and knowledge of the Chornobyl disaster. The completed prints feature a range of themes, from scenes of the Chornobyl accident and its aftermath, to commentary on its current state, and its correlation to other nuclear accidents. Just as varied as the artists’ points of view are the techniques with which they chose to create their prints, from the traditional media of screenprints, etchings and lithographs, to more unconventional methods incorporating natural and non-art materials.

While the exhibitions and the portfolio are composed of a multitude of voices and perspectives, they are all united in remembrance. Though Chornobyl was 30 years ago, it is clear that the disaster and its memory are just as potent today.

DIALOGUE CHICAGO: 12
Venue: 
Evanston Art Center
Date: 
MARCH 6 - APRIL 17, 2016
Address: 
1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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DIALOGUE CHICAGO: 12
MARCH 6 - APRIL 17

Opening Reception:
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 1–4pm

This exhibition, curated by Sarah Krepp, encompasses 12 outstanding artists who are alums of DIALOGUE CHICAGO, a unique interdisciplinary critique/seminar for professional artists participating in aggressive studio practice. DIALOGUE CHICAGO, based here in Evanston, is looking forward to celebrating its 15th year by honoring these twelve artist/alums that have gone on to display exciting accomplishments in the art field. Artists from a variety of disciplines– including painting, sculpture, print-making, photography, installation, performance, time/arts, and mixed media—will be featured in the exhibit. Participating artists include Karen Azarnia, Mara Baker, Robert Burnier, Jenn Cooper, Robin Dluzen, Kate Ingold, Stacza Lipinski, Melody Saraniti, Gregory Scott, Geneva Sills, Chris Smith, Margaret Welsh.

Skimption
Venue: 
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Date: 
12/05/2015 - 01/31/2016
Address: 
2320 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622
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SKIMPTION
December 4, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:00pm

One of the most exciting aspects of contemporary art-making is being able to work outside of the fixed contexts of our traditional art dialogue. Each artist in “Skimption” defies all the usual qualifiers: “painter,” “sculptor,” “fiber artist,” “ceramicist.” Even the term “multidiscipline artist” fails to accurately describe the way in which these artists’ unique conceptual goals fluctuate amongst scope, media and process. And while Diana Gabriel, Emily Hermant, Luis Sahagun, Catherine Schwalbe and Rusty Shackleford can’t be easily denominated, each of their voices is unquestionably well defined.

In this exhibition, curated by artist and art critic Robin Dluzen, the grey areas between established genres are explored by these five emerging artists. Gabriel and Hermant each present site-specific works, with Gabriel’s linear-patterned, fiber installation bringing drawing into three dimensional space, and Hermant’s hand-rendered “wallpaper” challenging the distinction between slow handmade processes and fast-paced digital communication. Sahagun intermingles “high art” materials with the “low” stuff of everyday life with a series of floor and wall pieces that embody both permanence and ephemera. For Schwalbe, an intimate, ceramics studio practice is a catalyst for her large-scale social practice, here manifested in an indoor garden of edible greens for viewers to harvest. Shackleford’s series of works are neither paintings, photographs nor typical collages, in an innovative gestural painting and digital scanning process that’s unlike anything else.

Polish American Heritage Month Exhibition
Venue: 
Whitney M Young Jr Library
Date: 
10/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Address: 
7901 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60619
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Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit featuring artist Robin Dluzen. The exhibit will be on display October 1 through December 31.

Robin Dluzen will give an artist talk at a reception at 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 19 at Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch.

Practical Matters: Feminism at Work in the (Art) World and Beyond
Venue: 
Woman Made Gallery
Date: 
06/21/15
Address: 
685 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL
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Sunday, June 21st, from 1PM - 3PM

Panelists: Janice Bond, Robin Dluzen, Krista Franklin, Barbara Koenen, Neysa Page-Lieberman, Jennifer Reeder

On this roundtable style panel artists, curators and administrators will discuss not only what guides their perspective on the most important principles of feminism today, but also they will address the practical applications of their feminist principles in daily life. How does one not only adhere to a feminist ethic in a creative or administrative practice, but how does one live it? What are the challenges of navigating the work place, creative professional landscape, and even social life while adhering to feminist principles? What are basic strategies for feminist art practices today and how do they reflect these ongoing challenges? In this conversation we hope to get beyond the trickle down discourse of high profile publications on the subject, instead working from the ground up with a diverse group of hard working artists and professionals.

Organized by Jessica Cochran, Stacia Penn and Carrie Ruckel, co-coordinators of The Feminist Art Project Illinois Regional Chapter

Seductive Materials
Venue: 
Zhou B Art Center, Second Floor
Date: 
05/15/2015 - 06/13/2015
Address: 
1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60609
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May 15 to June 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 7 to 10 pm
Curated by Sergio Gomez

Seductive Material examines the artist as an explorer of physical matter and seducer of material in the art-making process. From found objects to fabricated materials, these artists create three-dimensional structures that investigate our sense of either personal identity, space, location, time, presence or ultimately transcendence.

Artists:
Corinne Peterson
Dana Major
Angela Swan
Alejandro Mendoza
Toby Zallman
Carol Brooke
Natalie Dunham
Robin Dluzen

Lillstreet Artists Lecture Series
Venue: 
Lillstreet Loft
Date: 
10/28/14
Address: 
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Details: 

Lillstreet Artists Lecture Series: Robin Dluzen
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7pm-8pm
Lillstreet Loft
4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL

Poetry is Practical
Venue: 
AdventureLand Gallery
Date: 
09/05/2014 - 9/26/2014
Address: 
1513 N Western Ave, Chicago IL 60622
Details: 

Robin Dluzen
"Poetry is Practical"
Solo Exhibition at AdventureLand Gallery
Opening Reception, Friday, September 5, 2014, 7-10pm

Exhibition catalog will be available with an essay by Pedro Velez.

Crackle & Drag
Venue: 
Indiana University Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art
Date: 
10/06/2014 - 11/07/2014
Address: 
3400 Broadway, Gary IN 46408
Details: 

Robin Dluzen
"Crackle & Drag"
IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art
October 6 - November 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Monday, October 6, noon - 2pm

Gallery Hours: Mon & Thur 9am-5pm, Tue & Wed 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-3pm

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