CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION
September 6 - 20
Reception: Friday, September 6 | 5–8 p.m.
Closing reception and breakfast: Friday, September 20 | 9-11AM
Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Survey 1, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works by current HATCH artists-in-residence. Exhibiting artists include: Mark Blanchard, Holly Cahill, Cass Davis, Hale Ekinci, Shir Ende, kwabena foli, Ashley M. Freeby, Gina Hunt, Kelly Kristin Jones, Mayumi Lake, Liang Luscombe, and Kushala Vora.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 2019 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibition will take place February 22 – March 16, 2019
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present ‘Refreshing Feminism,’ a group exhibition serving to showcase feminist protest art, paving the way toward visualizing our diverse identities, and empowering women to address the world from a shared stage of common experiences.
39 Exhibiting Artists: Biance Alebiosu, Melissa Arostegui, Jenny E Balisle, Whitney Bradshaw, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Parmalee Cover, Pia Cruzalegui, Sharon Draghi, Hale Ekinci, Sydell Glasser, Lea Goldman, Ellen Holtzblatt, Suzanne Horwitz, Michael Hubbard, Damien James, Judith Joseph, Rachel Kanter, Venise Keys, Shayna Kiblin, Sena Kwon, Jennifer McNulty, Cristen Millett, Ruti Modlin, Jane Norling, Tracy Ostmann Haschke, Trix Rosen, Sara Salass, Lilach Schrag, Joanna Sit, Michael Springer, Patricia Stewart, Keila Strong, Juli Teitler, Loralyn Tornheim, Rhonda Urdang, Nancy VanKanegan, Janet Webber, and Guest Artist: Sam Kirk
“Refreshing Feminism by feminist artists of today, is expressed through a wide variety of media. New types of art have also been developed, some specifically to meet the needs of the new consciousness and to express its messages. Visual art is a vital part of any social rights struggle.”
– Dorit Jordan Dotan
Israeli-German multidisciplinary artist Dorit Jordan Dotan, lives and works in Chicago. Dorit’s work often expresses her social/political views, and calls attention to cultural issues. She is a long-time participant in movements for social change, and is active in the areas of peace, co-existence, women’s issues, and human and animal rights. Her work as a documentary photographer and graphic designer has brought her images to the attention of the wider international and local community and media. She has exhibited in New York, Berlin, Chicago, Haifa, Jerusalem and around the US. Dorit has participated in the Jerusalem Biennale in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she curated an exhibition about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the Evanston Art Center.
Opening reception: Monday, February 11 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm
Exhibition will take place February 11 – March 7
The Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State Mansfield is proud to present Lifted, an exhibition exploring image-based appropriation in the digital age. The exhibition will highlight 11 artists from across the United States who subvert, disrupt, assemble, critique, comment on, or otherwise transform images appropriated from the world-wide-web.
Opening reception: February 8, 2019, 6-9 PM
Exhibition will be on display February 8 – April 10, 2019
This juried group exhibition features 62 artists from around the country making innovative, nontraditional, and conceptual work around the medium of paper. Works were selected from over 400 entries, providing insight into the world of paper with unique and varied lenses.
14th annual Open Door juried group exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 7th 7-10pm
Curated by Nicole Soukup, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Project Coordinator.
Opening Reception: 6-9pm, Saturday, October 15
The desire to recreate the human body in different media resonates deeply throughout history. So what is it about the human body that is so essential that we refer back to it again and again? Why do we see the human form on everything, from objects, to clouds, to random markings on walls? Why is that when we build companions such as robots and toys, we build them in humanoid forms? By these acts are we acting as the ultimate creator, role-playing god, creating artwork in our own reflection?
50+ artists will be providing us with their answers to these questions with site specific artwork within the Preston Bradley Center. Please see the list below for the participating artists.
This exhibition is a presentation of the Uptown Arts Center and is curated by Eden Ünlüata, co-curated by Colette Wright Adams, BJ Allen, and Michelle Graves.
Steve Becker, Margaret Buchen, Eleftheria Lialios, Falyn Huang, Yoonshin Park, Michelle Richardella, Leo Selvaggio, John Sharp, Lowell Thompson, Kevin Valentine, Chuck Walker, Mariusz Zaleski.
BJ Allen, Greta Bach, Christopher Bednash, Heather Bella, Erin Cramer, Stephen DeSantis, Michelle Graves, Ania Greiner, Lilli Kayes, Kaitlin Kostus, Jenna Mishler, Michelle Richardella, Jamie Thome, Kevin Valentine, Jessi T. Walsh, Jamie Weaver.
Jeff Abell, Colette Wright Adams, Sherry Antonini, Lise Haller Baggesen, Hannah Batsel, Erik Brown, Pate Conaway, Erin Cramer, Misty DeBerry, Janelle Dowell, Hale Ekinci, Hannah Evans, Tiffany Funk, Jason Geistweidt, Jojo Baby, PC Gooden-Smiley, Laurie Lebreton, Carron Little, Stephanie Lupu, Nathan Mason, Catie Olson, Mel Potter, Miriam Schaer, Cathi Schawlbe, Jet Traverso, Nancy VanKanegan.
The Uptown Arts Center, a signature program of the Preston Bradley Center (http://prestonbradley.org/.)
Pieces from Ekinci's exhibit Symbolic Habitats will be on display on the 3rd floor from September 15 through October 15.
MOMENTUM AiR Artist-in-Residence Open Studios at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg
"During her Residency at MOMENTUM and her international travels, Hale Ekinci photographs homes, habitats, architecture, statues, and people from all aspects of life and collages them into mixed-media drawings. Through the combination of illustration with digital collage transfers of these photos, she crafts colourful and symbolic pattern-based images on paper. Cultural traditions, political issues, mutated memories, idioms, and translations are the backbone of her work. Personal experiences and current social issues embellished with made-up Kafkaesque details along with old shamanistic rituals make the basis of the non-linear stories she tells in her work. She creates interconnected forms that combine the reality of daily life at different locales in a way that intertwines different people, architecture and sociopolitical issues, using mixed-media drawings that explore these relationships through visual metaphor. In a way she translates each culture’s narratives of the human condition into visual concoctions that together reimagine and guide a connected global human experience.
Applying similar techniques of collage to the moving image, Ekinci is also working on the video art project “Almanci (Germaner)” for her Residency work at MOMENTUM. Based on an original story she wrote during her time in Berlin, the video takes place at a Turkish traditional ceremony of “asking permission to marry”, and explores the stereotypes of Turkish immigrant identity as seen from both Turkish and German perspectives. Using a combination of field video, green screen, still images, and drawings, she crafts a magical realist world where family relations, identity stereotypes, rituals, and women’s issues result in a tense scene that reflects the universal bizarreness of traditions and stereotypes."
The Art Department of North Central College has many success stories. These accomplishments span many decades from Diane Duvigneaud to the current professors. This exhibit reflects the continuity, and professional expectations, which are apparent throughout the history of the Art Department. The diversity of this exhibition highlights professional development, artistic styles, and personal accomplishments. This exhibition highlights the commitment of North Central College to the fine arts and our alumni. Schoenherr art gallery is located 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday.
During the month of March, I am participating in an artist residency to collect stories and install my yarn installation "Let's Resist" around sites of public unrest in Barcelona. There will be open studios to share my work along with other resident artists on March 30th.