This group exhibition will be our first official exhibit of the year in our new space! Bringing together local artists as well as nationally and internationally all under one roof.
Confirmed Artists (please check them out!):
More TBA - Stay tuned.
There is a lot of art going on in Pilsen, but it just became even more bustling with the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) digging in its young roots in this lower west side community.
Carrie McGath, Chicago Art Magazine
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat : 11:30-5PM
Location: 208 S. Wabash St. and 202 South State Street
Many artists in Chicago work with wood as a key part of their practice, yet there have been comparatively few exhibitions that have surveyed the medium. That changes with the Chicago Urban Art Society’s Wood Worked, which gathers together sculpture from artists working in wood. Steve Reber has work in this exhibition and at the Cultural Center; Michael Rea is included, having just finished with his exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum, as is Juan Angel Chavez, whose large, wooden speaker-like structure greeted visitors to Art Chicago this year. With these and other artists very actively exhibiting, it will be interesting to see their work in dialogue together.
Abraham Ritchie, Flavorpill
**AROUND TOWN SECTION
Slow and Low: A Lowrider Celebration of Art + Culture + Community
**ART & DESIGN SECTION
As third-generation, Mexican-American Chicagoans, Peter and Lauren’s roots and life experiences are very present in their explanations of their influences and decisions in paving their path. Peter, formally trained at the American Academy of Art, first came into his own in graffiti art. Lauren, a University of Illinois-Chicago graduate, has a background in social work. Remezcla sat down with the Brighton Park sibs and talked art and community, as their not-for-profit celebrates its first anniversary this June.
Six filmmakers from Chicago and six from Detroit’s films are presented in video installations. Their short and feature length documentaries, experimental films, and social exposes stand as communication about social and cultural relevance. The show moderates this cross city conversation.
By Kelsey Gee January 12, 2011
When considering the innumerable gems to be found on the airwaves of WBEZ 91.5, Chicago’s public radio station, hip-hop culture does not immediately jump to mind. But on Saturday, January 15th, the station better known for “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” will host the third annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts as part of its “Off-Air Events” series. Read More Here.
When the Chicago Urban Art Society were in the process of curating opened their current exhibition “The Daley Show” in September, it was under the assumption that His Elective Majesty would run again, and the exhibit would be a look at the ruling dynasty that’s informed Chicago to its foundation for nearly half a century. Read Here.
January 3, 2011
As noted in a recent ABC News report, there has been a Mayor Daley for 42 of the past 55 years. Whether it was Richard J. Daley (Mayor of Chicago, 1955-1976) or Richard M. Daley (Mayor of Chicago, 1989-present), Chicago has long been dominated by the Daley dynasty. So it took the city by surprise when last September the Mayor called a press conference to announce that he would not be seeking a seventh term. The announcement also came as a surprise to the curators from Johalla Projects and the Chicago Urban Art Society, the organizers of “The Daley Show,” who had been preparing the exhibition under the assumption that the Mayor would be running again. Read More Here.
12:03 p.m. CST, December 30, 2010
12:03 p.m. CST, December 30, 2010
Back in September, when the end of the Daley mayoral legacy was announced (to the shock of many), Chicago Urban Art Society already had a related group show in the works. Planned around the presumption that Daley would seek another term in 2011, local artist and sometimes curator Laurie Apple envisioned a politically themed show that, in some ways, piggybacked on the success of the “50 Aldermen, 50 Artists” exhibit she co-curated last spring. Read More Here.