Prints United
to Nov 2

Prints United

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Opening Reception: Sept 20, 2019 6-9pm
There will be a short artist talk at 6:15pm

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Monday & Thursday: 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment

This exhibition highlights the thing that brings us all together: Print!
Prints United: 2019 Member Exhibition features a wide variety of print-centered art making that happens at Spudnik Press Cooperative. Printmakers and fans alike are invited to celebrate the work of our beloved print geeks, relief devotees, intaglio fans, serial serigraphers, and letterpress lovers.

From the Exhibitions Committee:
“At Spudnik Press, we all feel welcome, whether we wipe plates, roll ink, or squeegee shapes. We all have in common a deep curiosity about print and an appreciation for the way ink transforms our ideas into reality. This exhibition celebrates the cacophony of visual statements made each day at Spudnik Press.”

This exhibition celebrates the cacophony of visual statements made each day at Spudnik Press.

Featured Members: Vidisha Aggarwal, Reevah Agarwaal, Lisa Armstrong, Cat Chen, Elke Claus, Kyle Dunlap, Lya Finston, Rita Gondocs, Elnaz Javani, M Kellman, Steve Kerber, Dave Krzeminski, Gary Lehman, Dutes Miller, Yasi Moussavi, Catherine Norcott, Trent Pierson, Hope Wang

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6:00 PM18:00


Spudnik Press Cooperative Fellows Ally Hembree, Hope Wang, Sean Mac, and Zakia Rowlett are pleased to present Tessellate, a night of collective artmaking and installation building with the Chicago community. Hybridizing the fellows’ individual artistic practices, Tessellate invites guests to experience a variety of print-based techniques considering collage as a tool for creating narratives. Through screenprinting, paper embossing, risography, and relief printing, guests will construct their own prints into never-ending books as part of a collaborative viewing library at the Spudnik Press studio.

This event is free and open to the public (print-making experience not required, all materials provided). The installation will be on view until Nov 10, 2019.

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Chicago Textile Week
3:30 PM15:30

Chicago Textile Week

Artist’s Reception: Sept 28, 2019 3:30 - 7:30pm
On view Sept 22 - 28, 2019

Chicago Textile Week presents its inaugural exhibition at The Fields, the former Marshall Fields warehouse and Olson Rug Factory. The reception includes a variety of fiber-based work by Chicago artists Michelle Weiner, Hope Wang, Ani Afshar, Danielle Andress, and Melissa Leandro.

Chicago Textile Week is a new venture devoted to exploring and celebrating all things textiles in the Chicagoland area. The purpose is to highlight the vast and innovative work happening in textiles spanning interiors, architecture, fine arts, craft and fashion. Discover artists, workshops, galleries, lectures, local businesses and schools via programs specially designed for Chicago Textile Week.

Chicago Textile week is organized and curated by Kathleen Neary.

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throwing a short glance in the sliver between the glass barred against the warm air
to Sep 27

throwing a short glance in the sliver between the glass barred against the warm air

On view through Sept 27, 2019
Gallery hours Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment

Ignition Project Space’s window gallery features throwing a short glance in the sliver between the glass barred against the warm air, a series of hand-woven illusions by Hope Wang. She draws from imagery surrounding store fronts that have a provisional quality – whether from business turnover, rental transition, or construction. These weavings depict reflections of pedestrians and shuttered spaces, suggested through motifs like blue tape, brown paper, plastic sheets, and spray painted plywood that bar the viewer’s access to the realities that exist beyond the surface. Traversing the line between image and object, the works question an initial understanding of material and perception.

Within the gallery, Wang presents a series of embossed screenprints on cyanotypes, in the sliver between the wobbly edges of brown paper sheets. These works on paper also approach architecture through the language of textiles in considering how memory, texture, material, pattern overlay each other in the structure of lived environments. In the same way filling in obsolete windows with brick or covering spray painted marks with new paint never quite fits seamlessly to the original building, the wobble or stutter of a pattern in a textile alludes to an alteration in structure. Seamlessness is an illusion with a tell for those who look long enough.

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Where We Meet
to Sep 19

Where We Meet

Closing reception Sept 19, 2019

Where We Meet is a group exhibition featuring Hope Wang, Sydnie Jimenez and Frederique Jean who will explore the expansion of craft and sculpture through themes of abstraction, representation and materiality.

The show is meant to disrupt space to investigate what it means to enter space, and to interact with one another in spaces? How does art interact with culture and memory? How do we understand the spaces between these interactions? What happens when space and people meet? Can agency exist within art that centers marginalized narratives, their perception of the world, and themselves?

Curated by Reg Zehner and on view at FRIEND.

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