Curators Create Second Biennial Exhibit
Bridgeport Art Center’s second Curators Create biennial exhibit features work by nine artist-curators, and includes oil paintings, ceramics, encaustics, graphics, textiles, digital art, and sculptures. The exhibit presents work by some of the region’s most notable curators who are also prominent practicing artists. Artists include: Dan Addington, Sherri Denault, Deb Flagel, Lora Fosberg, Suzanne Cohan Lange, Yaoundé Olu, Corey Postiglione, Doug Stapleton and Christina Warzecha.
Opening during Third Friday, January 18 from 7-10pmLearn More
On Friday night Sly Neighbors opens 5-8pm at Arts of Life's west side studio.
The exhibition brings together a dynamic group of makers who invoke the uncanny and present forms that may feel deceptively simple. What does it mean for an artwork to embody its own logic, ritual, character, or magic? The eight artists in Sly Neighbors create objects, texts, and images that exist on the edge between fact and fiction, between personal narrative and cultural myth. The works in Sly Neighbors challenge us to question symbols in our everyday lives— symbols that may hold unexpected power for the artist and viewers alike.Learn More
Polymorphism: Queer Encounters of Intimacy in Games
VGA Gallery presents an exhibition that looks at Intimacy in video games – a topic that has been traditionally conceived by developers as a means to reward the player, as relationships can often only be developed after completing a given task. Within this largely heteronormative lens, games frame emotional bonding and sexual intercourse as a goal to be achieved, rather than positioning relationship development as a core mechanic of the game itself. This exhibition explores the burgeoning field of interactive queer art, which gamifies the mechanics of intimate relationships and reinterprets traditional game concepts as a means to experience affection, desire, and love
Opening Friday, January 18.Learn More
Thessia Machado: Toward the Unsound
The Arts Club of Chicago presents works by the New York-based sonic/visual artist Thessia Machado, Her first solo institutional exhibition, Toward the Unsound, opening January 23, 6 - 9 pm highlights Machado’s interest in the materiality of sound and the act of translation. The exhibition displays sculptural works about sound and sounding works as sculpture, including a room-scaled, self-playing electronic instrument and a 133-piece felt spectogram. As a composer and builder of instruments, Machado writes for electronic circuits while considering deeply the unbounded relationship between sound and its surroundings.Learn More