Must-See Art Guide: Chicago

This week's art guide features Tetsuya Noda, Anish Kapoor, Theaster Gates, Jamie Adams, and more.

Jamie Adams
Jamie Adams, Blue Marilyn (2016). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

A city that takes pride in its industrious past, Chicago is the birthplace of the zipper and the United States’ first skyscraper. Like many other East-Coast cities, it has a charming balance of past, present, and future; perfect for art lovers itching to explore the new and the old. This month, Chicago is hosting the fifth edition of EXPO CHICAGO, a fair of contemporary art with 140 participating galleries from around the world. If your’re looking for something a bit more timeless, visit the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, considered one of the finest outside of France, and includes work by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, and Pierre August Renoir. If you’re not in the mood for the tranquil hallways of a museum, then take to the streets and enjoy the city’s public art collection, one of the best in the world, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Alexander Calder, Anthony Caro, as well as Anish Kapoor’s iconic Cloud Gate. There’s enough culture in Chicago to satisfy any art lover, so while visiting the city’s historic sites and events, check out these galleries which are making the Windy City a leading presence in contemporary art.

Theaster Gates (2016). Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery.

Theaster Gates (2016). Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery.

Exhibition: Theaster Gates: Heavy Sketches
When:
September 30–November 20, 2016
Where:
Richard Gray Gallery, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, 38th Floor, Chicago, IL

 

Tetsuya Noda, 120 Diary; Oct. 4th '7 (1972). Courtesy of Andrew Bae Gallery.

Tetsuya Noda, 120 Diary; Oct. 4th ‘7 (1972). Courtesy of Andrew Bae Gallery.

Exhibition: Tetsuya Noda: A Retrospective, Diary of 50 Years
When:
September 9–October 15, 2016
Where:
 Andrew Bae Gallery, 300 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

Spencer Finch, Goldberg Variations 4, 5, 6 (2016). Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Spencer Finch, Goldberg Variations 4, 5, 6 (2016). Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Exhibition: Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part I
When:
September 16–October 22, 2016
Where:
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 N. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL

Clarissa Bonet, Absence Presence (2014). Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Clarissa Bonet, Absence Presence (2014). Courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery.

Exhibition: Clarissa Bonet: City space + Stray Light
When:
September 9–October 29, 2016
Where:
 Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

Jamie Adams, Jeanniecliff (2014). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

Jamie Adams, Jeanniecliff (2014). Courtesy of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.

Exhibition: Jamie Adams: Porch and a Vista
When:
September 9–October 1, 2016
Where:
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL

McArthur Binion, DNA: Seasons: X (2016). Courtesy of Kavi Gupta.

McArthur Binion, DNA: Seasons: X (2016). Courtesy of Kavi Gupta.

Exhibition: McArthur Binion: Seasons
When:
September 17–November 22, 2016
Where:
 Kavi Gupta, 835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

Laura Stevens, Sofia (2013). Courtesy of Schneider Gallery.

Laura Stevens, Sofia (2013). Courtesy of Schneider Gallery.

Exhibition: Laura Stevens: Another November
When:
September 2–October 29, 2016
Where:
 Schneider Gallery, 770 N. Lasalle Dr., #401, Chicago, IL

Eugene Dana, Untitled (Abstraction) (c. 1941). Courtesy of Richard Norton Gallery.

Eugene Dana, Untitled (Abstraction) (c. 1941). Courtesy of Richard Norton Gallery.

Exhibition: Eugene Dana: Form & Line
When:
 October 3–October 28, 2016
Where:
Richard Norton Gallery, 612 Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

Exhibition: John Peralta: Mechanations
When:
September 23, 2016
Where:
Hilton Amus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL

 


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