Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chicago Artists Coalition June 2017 Newsletter



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Building a Creative Marketplace

Upcoming Exhibitions

BOLT Residency: A Cosmetic Decision
The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present A Cosmetic Decision, a solo show featuring BOLT Resident, Juan Camilo Guzmán.
Guzmán presents an installation of diverse and nonhierarchical rearrangments of images sourced form mass culture and contemporary advertisment. The artist's treatment of them points to a refusal to be fixed in meaning, and instead to set up moments of pleasure with the simple and complex surface manifestations. Now and then, the work alludes to the identity politics and notions of difference present in Latin America. Creating a feedback loop between the formal and social qualities of the collages, A Cosmetic Decision takes an ontological approach to self-reflection, construction of personal identity, and arbitrary aesthetic and political interests.
For more information: click HERE.
Opening reception: Friday, May 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: May 26 - June 15, 2017
Artwork: Juan Camilo Guzmán, Poster Sampler, 2017

Keeley Haftner; "Bulges (Alicia Everett) from "Sculpture from Other Sculptor's Sculptures" series", 2016; Four found sculptures, tumbled; 72” x 72” x 2”

HATCH Projects: In your head
The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present In your head, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring Keely Haftner, Dan Hojnacki, and Chris Zain
A song can quickly trigger recollections of a memory once forgotten. The struggle of remembering is a process of the mind rendering images and words that lead us back to a particular story. Beings and objects that contain sentiment connect us to a narrative that was once clear but over time has become fuzzy. Riddled by confusion, melancholy, desire and distortion, our memories are trapped in our bodies’ histories of touches and resurface like weathered puzzle pieces mashed together.
In your head is an exhibition that considers the idea of memory as information transformed through material and time. Developed out of conceptual practices, the artists’ specific connections to memory vary from the study of cognition to the body and domestic space, as a vessel for our individual lives and experiences, and the lab-like transmutation of discarded sculptors’ sculptures. Each artist approaches their material through a process of experimentation, generating objects, images, and installations that bare traces of a former life or a moment past.
In your head is curated by Meg T. Noe.
For more information: click HERE.
Opening reception: Friday, May 26, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: May 26 - June 15, 2017
Artwork: Keeley Haftner; "Bulges (Alicia Everett) from "Sculpture from Other Sculptor's Sculptures" series", 2016; Four found sculptures, tumbled; 72” x 72” x 2”

Studio Tour with Faheem Majeed
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Faheem Majeed is an artist, educator, curator, and community facilitator. He blends his unique experience as a non-profit administrator, curator and artist to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue. Majeed received his BFA from Howard University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC). Join us as Majeed opens his studio doors exclusively to Chartwell Collectors Circle members for a private tour.
Interested in Joining Collectors Circle? Learn more here.
Current members please RSVP here.
Photo credit: Nabiha Khan

Introducing the 2017 LAUNCH Invitational Residency Artists-in-Residence!
Now in its 5th year, LAUNCH is a 4-day professional development residency for BA and BFA graduates emerging from Chicago-area schools taking place June 12-15, 2017.  This year, we are thrilled to host 24 students that have been nominated by their respective faculty at 10 local colleges and universities.

Co-facilitated by CAC Education Manager Penny Duff and Artist Mentors Jordan Martins and Selina Trepp, the program aims to help these promising artists access tactical advice, devote time for introspection about their future, and engage with established, rising, and innovative thinkers in the field as they determine their next steps.
To learn more about the 2017 LAUNCH Artist Residents, see their Artist Profiles on the CAC website.

CAC"s mission and programs are funded by the Alphawood Foundation; Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development; Blick Art Materials; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Chartwell Insurance Services; Chicago Community Trust; DCASE; Dom Capital Group, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; Gensler; Google; Illinois Arts Council Agency; The Jessica and Tim Canning Charitable Fund; JLL; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation; Leveraging Investments in Creativity, Inc. (LINC); PNC Bank; The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Wintrust; and the generosity of members and supporters.

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