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Skimption
Venue: 
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Date: 
12/05/2015 - 01/31/2016
Address: 
2320 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Details: 

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
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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
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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
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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

Polish American Heritage Month Exhibition
Venue: 
Chicago Public Library, Hegewisch Branch
Date: 
10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
Address: 
3048 E 130th St, Chicago, IL 60633
Details: 

October is Polish American Heritage Month in Chicago, and work by artists of Polish heritage will be exhibited in Chicago Public Library locations around the city.

Work by Robin Dluzen will be on display October 1 - October 3, 2014 at the Hegewisch Branch, 3048 E 130th St.

Figurative vs. Abstract
Venue: 
Hyde Park Art Center
Date: 
06/29/2014 - 07/17/2014
Address: 
5020 S. Cornell, Ave. Chicago
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Figurative vs. Abstract at the Hyde Park Art Center
June 29th - July 17th

Join us for the reception July 10th from 5:00- 8:00 pm.
Kanter-McCormick Gallery
5020 S. Cornell, Ave. Chicago

Curator and artist Melody Saraniti investigates the relationships that shape artistic practice by inviting four artists who work primarily in figuration or abstraction to each select another artist from the other side of the aisle to exhibit alongside them in the gallery. The title for the exhibition comes from the epic battles of 20th century artists acting to define their world view by way of manifesto, exhibition or late night drunken brawl. Using this title as a jumping off point to explore contemporary artistic identity, the exhibition speaks to the fluid relationships among artists and examines the complexity of ways they navigate, appropriate and value the work of others with seemingly oppositional practices.

In the exhibition, the works of Midwestern artists Robin Dluzen and Amanda Joseph highlight how identity can inform artistic practice. Judith Geichman and Larissa Borteh illustrate how an immediate attraction to another’s work can present a new perspective on the possibilities of painting. The intersection of vibrant paintings by Maria Vergara and Cameron Harvey stresses the importance of formal considerations of color, composition and light. Anne Harris and Dana DeGiulio bring the visceral presence of a work to the forefront, setting aside attempts at classifications or hierarchies.

Images
Left: Robin Dluzen
Nichols Arboretum (pallet), Enamel and graphite on cardboard and wood pallet, approx. 60" x 60"

Right: Amanda Joseph
Detail of Virginia $lim (for Lonnie), Graphite on paper, framed, 16" x 14"
Image courtesy Zg Gallery, Chicago.

2014 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial
Venue: 
Evanston Art Center
Date: 
06/08/2014 - 07/20/2014
Address: 
2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston IL 60201
Details: 

Opening Reception, June 8, 1–4 pm
Jurors: Allison Peters Quinn and Sergio Gomez

Our Biennial is one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions, offering artists an opportunity to have their work viewed by two talented curators;Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at the Hyde Park Art Center and Sergio Gomez, Owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery and Curator/Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B.Art Center. Our Biennial will be promoted and viewed by hundreds of visitors, including gallerists, curators and collectors.

Jason Ackman, Noelle Allen, Aviva Alter, Joanne Aono, Jill Birschbach, Blaine Bradford, Gillion Carrara, Margaret Carsello, April Dauscha, Robin Dluzen, Sarah Faust, Amanda Genrty, Barbara Goldsmith, Elizabeth Gomez, Samantha Haring, Cameron Harvey, Jesse Howard, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, James Kao, Taehoon Kim, Victor Lopez, Jordan Martins, Juan Molina Hernandez, Dan Paz, Robert Porazinski, Allison Reimus, Jeff Rhodes, Dominic Sansone, Katie Shaw, Sanaz Sohrabi, Megan Sterling, Katherine Webb, Bart Woodstrup, Jennifer Yorke, Ana Zanic.

Gallery Hours Monday thru Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday: 1 – 4 pm
First floor galleries are handicapped accessible. Limited free parking is available. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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