to Jul 15

Clay Break Residency at the University of Arkansas

Clay Break ~~~

The non-ceramic-artist’s summer ceramic arts residency.


Clay Break is a ceramics residency tailored to artists whose primary training and focus lie outside of ceramics.

UARK Ceramics is a thriving community of ceramic artists, educators, and students with an interest in fostering a rich dialogue about clay’s role in contemporary art. Clay Break is an opportunity for us to open our doors and share our facilities and expertise with artists who are clay-curious. The program was conceived with an awareness that for those who want to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the material, locating a supportive environment that also provides a significant time period for uninterrupted development can be a challenge. We want to help. Our commitment is to provide the time, space, facilities, and technical support to assist our residents in the creation of a significant body of new works in clay—we wish to give our residents a break from the established routines of their practice, and help them discover something new for themselves in clay.

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to Aug 25

With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters


MAY 11 - AUGUST 25, 2019

The title With a Capital P is a reference to an approach that doesn’t always use paint or brush. Curated by six distinguished local painters Leslie Baum, Magalie Guérin, José Lerma, Nancy Mladenoff, Suellen Rocca, and Kay Rosen, the group exhibition consists of six rooms, each using different criteria to interpret artistic approaches and a wide-ranging conversation about process and media by artists based in the Midwest and beyond. Artists whose work will be exhibited include Zoë Charlton, Mel Cook, Julie Doucet, Mari Eastman, Paul Erschen, Susan Frankel, Carrie Gundersdorf, Dan Gunn, Portia Hein, Sophie von Hellermann, Marie Herwald Hermann, Jim Hodges, Carol Jackson, James Kao, Brian Kapernekas, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Nazafarin Lotfi, Christy Matson, Tim Nickodemus, Melissa Oresky, Christina Ramberg, Clare Rojas, Lisa Sanditz, Olivia Schreiner, Arlene Shechet, Carolyn Swiszcz, Frank Trankina, Michelle Wasson, Kevin Wolff, Scott Wolniak, and more. Works by each of the artist-curators is included in their gallery as well. 

With a Capital P Artists/Curators 

  • Leslie Baum, whose contributions are the result of an ongoing plein air painting project, curated an exhibition including twelve other painters with interests in abstraction and landscape. Their pieces are hung salon style and joined by Baum’s work, which contains light washes and patches of color describing the feeling of a specific time and place. 

  • Magalie Guérin, whose painting process includes constantly revisiting and building compositions, chose six artists whose work in sculpture complement some of her own shape-oriented painting process and sensibilities. She states, “Oil paint is sculptural in its application; it is not a far stretch to think about sculpture when painting.” 

  • José Lerma, known for works that are part art history and part personal mythology, invited numerous artists to make work on paper napkins, inspired by an installation piece from Elmhurst Art Museum’s collection by Jim Hodges. In this section of the exhibition, the ordinary material of paper napkins has been transformed through the artists’ works. 

  • Nancy Mladenoff exhibits several pieces of her own work along with her personal art collection, which she lives with and is inspired by on a daily basis. Mladenoff's recent narrative work explores the vernacular lives of women. In her current series, a frog serves as her personal avatar, providing shared moments of humor, contemplation, and physical activity. 

  • Suellen Rocca, one of the original members of the Hairy Who, most recently curated The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection at the Museum, chose to focus on multiple works by two other artists, Susan Frankel and Frank Trankina. Providing more exhibition space to each artist allowed a larger representation of their work to be shown. 

  • Kay Rosen’s text-based work reveals content through the formal configuration of words and letters, and their deconstruction. Rosen has dedicated her gallery solely to the work of the artist and teacher Kevin Wolff, who passed away in 2018. She explains, “His humor and wit, tinged with a contrariness, mischievousness, and sabotage, infuses most of his works.” 


Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:30pm

Panel Discussion

Artists Leslie Baum, Magalie Guerin, Jose Lerma, Nancy Mladenoff, and Suellen Rocca will give a presentation and discussion on the exhibition With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters. This dialogue will explore contemporary practices in painting and curation as a means of art production.  

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

Director’s Tour

Join Executive Director John McKinnon for an exclusive tour of With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters and Parallel Perspectives.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

Exhibition Tour

Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibitions With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters and Parallel Perspectives.

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UMKC Gallery

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Matter Matters at the University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art

January 31-March 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31st, 5-7 pm

Free Parking in the Cherry St. Garage, levels 5 & 6

UMKC Gallery of Art

5015 Holmes St. KCMO 64110

Fine Arts Building 203 | 816-235-1502

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Artists included: Karolina Gnatowski, Dan Gunn, Alex Lockwood, Noël Morical

Karolina Gnatowski (Poland, b.1980 ) lives and works in Chicago. They have attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2017), received an MFA 2007 Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA 2002 Fiber and Material Studies from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. They have had recent solo exhibitions, DePaul Art Museum. Chicago, IL, Free Range. Chicago, IL, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL. Group and two-person exhibitions include University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, Sputnik Press, Chicago, IL, Compound Yellow. Oak Park, IL, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, IL, Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, OH. They have received the following awards, Roselyn Borowski Award for Fibers, SAIC Faculty Enrichment Grant 2011.

Dan Gunn (American, b. 1980) is an artist, writer and educator living and working in Chicago. He received an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Recent exhibitions include A Sag, Harbored, Western Exhibitions, Chicago (2017); The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Gallery, Chicago (2017); Midwest Mindset, curated by Austin Radcliffe, University of Toledo, Center for Visual Art, Toledo, OH (2016); LUMA at 10: Greatest Hits, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago (2015); New American Paintings, Midwest Edition, Elmhurt Art Museum (2015); Impromptu Airs, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (solo, 2014); 12x12 New Artists New Work , Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2011). In 2012 he was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch in 2018. In 2013, Gunn received the Artadia Award at EXPO Chicago. His work has been reviewed in Frieze, Art in America,,, Newcity Magazine, New American Paintings, TimeOut Chicago and the Chicago Tribune. His work is in the collection of Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles; Fideltiy Corporate Art Collection, Chicago; TD Bank, New York; and The Joyce Foundation, Chicago. Gunn is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Alex Lockwood (b.1974) is a sculptor and the director of Elephant Gallery in Nashville, TN. He began making art from the detritus he collected on city streets: losing lottery tickets, glasses lenses, dead lighters and plastic bottle caps, to name a few, which he would fold, wire or glue together into abstract forms. While the shapes and content of Lockwood’s work have evolved over time (most recently dealing with fatherhood, divorce and the evolution of a community of plastic beings in the distant future), his process remains essentially the same: Lockwood always begins by collecting huge numbers of worthless, usually plastic objects from the world around him.

Noël Morical (American, b. 1989) lives and works in Chicago IL. She received her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She has had recent solo exhibition High Swoon At Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago 57W57 Arts, New York, and at the Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm. Group and two-person exhibitions include Weinburg-Newton Gallery, Chicago; 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, Slow Gallery, Chicago, LVL3; Chicago.

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to Oct 12

The Beasts at Circle Contemporary


Exhibiting artists:

Madeleine Aguilar – Stephanie Behaim – Renata Berdes – Stella Brown – Guy Conners – Russell Copenharve – Howard Fonda – Amanda Gantner – Dan Gunn – Nicole Heusman – Liana Jeagers – Bill Lilly – Manal Kara – Paul Kenneth – Tairell Oliver-Young – Jack O’ Sullivan – Carol Pyes – Ed Rawsk – Brian Reed – Eric Ruschman – Fred Sasaki – Alex Scott – Kris Schenkel – Jenn Smith – Kelly Stone – Benjamin Torres – Jean Wilson – Miranda Winters – Maria Vanik – Chris Viau – Carrie Vinarsky

Curated by: Dana Bassett

The title of this exhibition is borrowed from the great American writer and humanitarian, Walt Whitman. In a 2002 essay, “For the Sake of People’s Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Us,” June Jordan questions why the great-grandfather of American poetry is not celebrated with the stature she believes this “weird” poet deserves. Whitman dispensed with the European-centric and Old World canon, calling it “poisonous to the idea of the pride and dignity of the common people.” Jordan traces this lineage, writing on the poetry of the “New World” and Whitman’s insistence on a legible and common, yet strong and wild democratic spirit in literature. Brave art that is for the many, rather than the few. Defiantly straightforward, “The Beasts” has been organized according to a raw and democratic vision of how art might be. Featuring a diverse array of artists, including studio members of the Arts of Life, educators, elementary school children, tattoo artists, illustrators and other creative individuals, this exhibition celebrates the special bond between animals and humans. Sometimes as pet, but also as teacher, mystical guide, and fellow sentient being.

The Beasts

By Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

I THINK I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained;

I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition;

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;

Not one is dissatisfied—not one is demented with the mania of owning things;

Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago;

Opening Reception

  • Friday, August 31, 2018
  • 5-8pm
  • Location: 2010 West Carroll Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Date(s): August 31, 2018 - October 12, 2018
  • Circle Contemporary
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Anderson Ranch 2018 Spring Open House


2018 Spring Open House

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Date: Apr 10 Time(s): 4:30 - 7 PM

Spring is in bloom at Anderson Ranch! Tour Artists-in-Residence and staff studios, attend the opening of our latest exhibition, shop for original artwork & enjoy dinner in the Ranch Café for $25.


Open Studios
Special exhibition curated by Lauren Fulton, Aspen Art Musuem.

Live Screen Printing
Pull an original screen print, take it home or bring a t-shirt / tote bag to print on.

Exhibition & Gallery Talk – 6 PM
"Colorado’s Fourteeners" Works by Derek Johnston

Dinner at the Ranch Café 7 PM
$25, includes dinner, dessert and wine.
Call 970-924-5056 by Friday, April 6 for dinner reservations.

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to Apr 18

Artist in Residence in Painting at Anderson Ranch


Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass Village, Colorado.

Anderson Ranch’s Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. Residents have access to world-class facilities and 10 weeks of studio time, free from everyday pressures. Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists, and gain feedback from prominent Visiting Artists and Critics. The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work.  The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Resident artists will be provided housing, studio space, and meals.  Residencies are offered in ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

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to Jul 19

A Sag, Harboured

A Sag, Harbored at Western Exhibitions

Tanya Aguiñiga, Elizabeth M. Claffey, Amber Cobb, Nicholas Frank, Michelle Grabner, Dan Gunn, Kate McQuillen, Josephine Messer, Rachel Niffenegger, Holt Quentel, Preetika Rajgariah, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Gyan Shrosbree, Rick Silva + Jordan Tate, Loring Taoka, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

July 14, 2017 - August 19, 2017

Opening July 14th, 5-8pm

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"Design & Art 10" at Dock 6

Local co-operated design collective DOCK 6 is pleased to announce the 10th edition of its Design & Art Series occurring Saturday, June 3rd, 2PM–9PM. 

Hosted at their sprawling Austin/Belmont-Cragin neighborhood headquarters, the entire studio will be open to the public, filled with local art and original designs ranging from custom metal and woodworking to functional objects, sculptures, and select work from professional artists working throughout Chicago. This wildly popular design & art showcase first premiered in 2010 (beginning as a semi-annual), and has since invited hundreds of artists, designers and curators to create fascinating, diverse shows of contemporary art and design pieces installed amongst the tools and machinery throughout the raw, working studio space. The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring works by Navillus Woodworks, Carson Maddox Studios, Lagamorph Design, zakrose, -ism Furniture, and SAP Design, Alberto Aguilar, Jean Alexander Frater, Stephanie Brooks, EC Brown, DEMO projects, Jeff Forsythe, Diana Gabriel, Dan Gunn, Erin Hayden, Daniel Hojnacki, Jaclyn Jacunski, Raul de Lara, Allison Lascher, Nazafarin Lotfi, John Preus, Jeff Robinson, Matt Siber, Edra Soto, Norman Teague, Hannah Vaughn, Amanda Williams, Russ White, and more. Frequent DOCK 6 collaborators Range Design & Architecture are also participating.

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to Feb 26

"I Have Feelings To Express"

I Have Feelings to Express
January 22– February 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 22, 12pm – 3pm

“I Have Feelings to Express,” Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s second group exhibition in Chicago, brings together members of the LA branch of the four-city TSA collective, and an invited selection of outside artists from Chicago. Carl BarattaVanessa ChowDan GunnKarolina GnatowskiErin HarmonStacee Kalmanovsky and Mindy Rose Schwartz each practice with vastly differing media, content and making processes, though when their works are viewed together, a variety of formal relationships emerge.

Amongst the works of TSA LA members Baratta, Chow and Harmon, and Chicagoans Gunn, Gnatowski, Kalmanovsky and Schwartz, a viewer can spot glimpses of common threads: invented landscapes, stressed figures, peculiar palettes and tactile material. It’s not so much that these seven artists embody a theme that unites their disparate practices, but that their individual formal explorations intersect like Venn Diagrams. “I Have Feelings to Express” is indicative of the kinds aesthetic dialogues that transcend geographical boundaries.

319 N Albany Ave, Chicago IL 60612
Hours: Sat 12 - 4pm and by appointment
(773) 206-5206


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