• River North Gallery Exhibits Ending Soon

    Catch these collections in the neighborhood before it’s too late! Some of these end in the next couple of days- check back soon to see an update on future exhibitions.

    River North is known for its art galleries and studios. Artists moved in when the neighborhood was transitioning from industrial, to empty, to gentrified. Attracted by cheap rents and large spaces, artists came to the neighborhood in droves, and their presence is just as strong today. Many of River North’s commercial buildings house galleries—probably right under your nose! Check out these exhibits before they are over, for you never know when they’ll be back. You can also check out the Chicago Reader and ChicagoGalleryNews.com for listings, events, and exhibition information—these are just some of many.

    Frank Lloyd Wright Prints and Drawings, ending December 21st, 2013

    ArchiTech Gallery, 730 N Franklin, Suite 200 The late, great Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most famous name in architecture in Chicago, seeing as the man had worldwide fame and started right in nearby Oak Park. Many of his works hang in museums and personal collections, and even more adorn his structures open to the public. This exhibition shows off pieces from various periods of the architect’s career, including some of his most recognizable structures. Also present are rare photographs of the Taliesin properties in Wisconsin and Scottsdale, AZ. You’ve heard all about Wright—don’t miss this chance to see, and purchase, his work up close and personal.

    Playthings, Josh Garber, ending December 21st, 2013

    Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W Huron Garber’s exhibit could not have a more fitting name. His sculptures are playful in every respect, yet they are still elegant and austere, seemingly from another dimension. Organic forms meet metal industrial components to form otherworldly forms. Garber has been featured in galleries throughout the Chicagoland area in the past, and his recent visit is not one to miss.

    Masks, Robert Hudson, ending December 31st, 2013

    Perimeter Gallery, 210 W Superior Robert Hudson was born in Utah and educated in San Francisco. His work was big in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and has a retro-modern appeal. His sculptures are made of found objects and metal, and are full of color and life. Perimeter’s exhibit features his “Masks,” various abstract works with human characteristics. They look as if a junkyard (a quite beautiful junkyard, mind you) has come to life, and embody emotion and humor in a raw, industrial way.

    Albinos, Gustavo Lacerda, ending January 4th, 2013

    Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W Superior Lacerda is a photographer from Brazil who took an interest in an outcast group from his homeland. A birth defect effecting pigmentation in the skin, hair, eyes, and other body parts, albinos are often viewed poorly and seen only for their defects. Lacerda formed a personal relationship with this group of albinos in Brazil, brought them into his studio, and photographed them. The photos capture their beauty by using light, color, and production techniques and make the subjects look and feel comfortable—a luxury often denied to them. This exhibit is not only touching and aesthetically calming, it is inspiring; guests will leave with a renewed sense of compassion and appreciation for beauty of all shades.

    All images belong to their respective artists. Don’t miss your chance to see these pieces and more, and possibly own some great art for yourself!

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