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February 2015

Cities, Towns, and Color Fields Gallery Opening

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vertical Gallery,
1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL United States
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Saturday, February 7 6-10pm Vertical Gallery 1016 N. Western Avenue Vertical Gallery is proud to present presents Cities, Towns, and Color Fields, a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist Nate Otto, featuring over 30 new pieces on canvas and wood. The exhibition runs February 7 – February 28, 2015 with an opening reception with the artist Saturday, February 7, 6-10pm. An imagist as well as an expressionist, Nate Otto’s paintings, drawings, and collages represent a wrestling match among a deep…

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Simultaneous: Seripop + Sonnenzimmer

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA),
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 2 Floor, Chicago, IL United States
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Starting from similar places of reference—as screen printers who force ink on to paper through a finely-woven mesh—the Chicago-based duo Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) and the Montréal-based duo Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum) have independently developed bodies of work wherein they investigate, as printmakers, the relationship between the materials of fabric and paper. Simultaneous will consist of dual large-scale installations in the Center for Book and Paper Arts galleries. Creating the work separately in their respective cities,…

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February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere,
3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL United States
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TYPEFORCE is the annual showcase of emerging typographic artists. THE 2015 TYPEFORCE SIX ARTISTS: Al Porto — Danielle Wagner — Freddy Eschrich — Jacob Blank — Jen Farrell — Jenna Blazevich — Jeremy Leung — John Pobojewski — Josh Epstein — Justin Tang — Lauren Meranda — Masato Nakada — Matt Wizinsky — Matthew Hoffman — Meghan Morris — Michelle Winchell — Monika Paulaviciute — Gabe Lanza — Noel Leu — Rob Wilson — Rusty Cook — Sarah Sears —…

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Mitesh Dixit: Violence

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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ARCHEWORKS + ChicagoComplex Mitesh Dixit’s lecture will examine the dominant ideologies of vision from Modernity to the embedded violence of our contemporary ocular-centric system. DOMAIN was founded in 2012 by Mitesh Dixit. With Design Director, Sven Jansse, the Dutch based office is currently working on multiple international projects. They recently curated and designed the exhibition, PLANTA, which was exhibited at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of The Biennale di Venezia. In addition to research on the U.S. / Mexico border…

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TYPEFORCE 6 closing

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere,
3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL United States
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Typeforce closing party and 4th show book release. Speaker to be announced.

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Screenprinting T-shirts & Posters with Tyler Deal

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chicago Art Department — West,
1932 South Halsted #101, Chicago, IL United States
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Class Info Screen printing is a fun and approachable way for people of any age or skill level to print their designs on to paper and textiles. It’s used to make multiples of illustrations and designs through a process of layering colors on top of one another, whether it’s on a gig poster or a t-shirt. Throughout the afternoon, we will talk best practices for designing screen printed posters and t-shirts, covering the process by which the screens are prepped,…

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