Benjamin Bellas

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Adam Helms

Now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver until January 18, 2009 is Adam Helms first solo museum installation. The installation consists of a large plywood construction that dominates the space of the Paper Works Gallery, and drawings/ sourced imagery that are hung on the surrounding walls. With this installation Adam Helms draws attention to the continuum between past and present states of[…..]

Joseph Grigely

On view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, until February 22, 2009, is Joseph Grigely’s exhibition St. Cecilia. St. Cecilia presents work from the nearly fifteen-year career of this internationally recognized artist, who is currently living and working in Chicago, and represents the various media with which he works, including video, sound, sculpture, and works on paper, to explore the poignancy[…..]

Omer Fast

Through January 3, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rymer Gallery will present the first Chicago solo exhibition by video artist Omer Fast, winner of the 2008 Whitney Biennial‘s highest honor, the Bucksbaum award. Born in 1972 in Jerusalem and now based in Berlin, Fast’s reexaminations of past and present histories and narratives have catapulted him onto the international scene. The exhibition marks[…..]

Carl Baratta

In Chicago, Carl Baratta‘s latest solo show Light Up and Be Wonderful is now on view at Western Exhibitions until November 15. Carl Baratta drops the viewer into open-ended narratives, primarily landscapes, where winds swirl menacingly, plant tendrils rise up from subterranean depths, rivers bend violently and mutant figures do battle or find themselves in desperate isolation. In addition to Baratta’s paint and color handling,[…..]

Amy Mayfield

Currently on view In Chicago is Amy Mayfield‘s installation Doog Vs. Live at threewalls. Mayfield’s exhibition marks the beginning of threewalls SOLO program for 2008/09, running until November 15th, 2008. Known for her paintings that depict ecstatic landscapes located between terrifying and medicated, fear and joy, greed and grandeur, Amy Mayfield’s paintings employ personal-world symbolism to inform fantastic landscapes. Here for threewalls, Mayfield has moved[…..]

STATE OF THE UNION

Now on view through November 15, 2008 at Thomas Robertello Gallery is STATE OF THE UNION, an exhibition comprised of works by John Delk, Noelle Mason, and Conor McGrady. The featured artists’ work critically mirrors the current status of the United States as an ideological gun-toting machine whose devotion to global domination and hegemony manifests as thinly disguised totalitarianism. Among the works featured in the[…..]