Weekend Art Walks

Discover new ideas and a variety of artistic media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists.

When: Saturday mornings, 11:00am-12:45pm
Where: Galleries and exhibition spaces throughout Chicago
Price: $15, FREE for Friends level Art Encounter members and above, FREE for all Artist Critique Series participants

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New Warehouse Spaces, Saturday, October 5, 2019

Discover vast spaces for showcasing art in the newly developing Kinzie Industrial Corridor. Begin at Richard Gray Gallery’s stunning 5000 sq. ft. space. We’ll discuss paintings by Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996), who created highly tense works using simplified hard-edge shapes and brilliant color. Next, we’ll visit Corbett vs. Dempsey’s new space, featuring local, national, and international artists. We’ll conclude at the Chicago Artist’s Coalition’s new space, where we’ll learn about their artist and writer residencies and explore the current exhibition. Pictured: Painting by Leon Polk Smith

Tour starts at Richard Gray Gallery, 2044 West Carroll Ave., Chicago.

West Town Galleries, Saturday, December 14, 2019

Investigate art in this expanding Chicago art hub. We’ll begin at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, where we’ll investigate strange narrative imagery by Robert and Shana Parke Harrison. At Rhona Hoffman Gallery, we’ll see Jacob Hashimoto’s extraordinary three-dimensional wall pieces consisting of layered fabric in geometric patterns. Our last stop will be Western Exhibitions for Beth Sokolow’s show, which references history and fiction through drawing and writing.

Tour starts at Catherine Edelman Gallery, 1637 West Chicago Ave., Chicago.

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Saturday, January 18, 2020

Join us for an in-depth discussion of Better Nights, a grand-scale exhibition by one of America’s most prominent and exciting rising stars, Mickalene Thomas. This show will include an installation that conceptually reconstructs the artist’s mother’s apartment in New Jersey. Thomas combines faux wood paneling, wallpaper, and upholstery fabrics among other materials to reflect popular and African American culture, history, femininity, and notions of beauty. For this exhibition, she will also be curating works by other emerging and renowned artists of color.

Meet at Kavi Gupta Gallery, 219 N Elizabeth St., Chicago.