Chicago Gallery Shows | Fall Preview 2

Jacob Hashimoto installation at Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Jacob Hashimoto installation at Rhona Hoffman Gallery Photograph: Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery


The beginning of the fall art season continues this weekend with notable gallery openings in the West Loop, Pilsen and Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village.

On Friday evening, September 14, Rhona Hoffman Gallery unveils “Jacob Hashimoto: superelastic collisions (origins, and distant derivations),” an exhibition of two large-scale installations created by the artist. The gallery website bills this as Hashimoto’s “most ambitious installations to date.”

Also on Friday evening, the Chicago Artists Coalition presents “Layers, Paths, & Channels,” a five-person exhibition curated by Anna Kunz. Perhaps more anticipated is the premiere of filmmaker Melika Bass’s new video installation, Slider.

Chicago Arts District in East Pilsen hosts “2nd Fridays” on September 14, between 6 and 10pm, featuring more than 30 galleries, artist spaces and studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets. (Maps are available at the information center at 1821 S. Halsted St.) Worth a look will be “The Installation Experiment” in showPODs and the 2011 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award recipients at 1932 S. Halsted St.

As for museum exhibitions, the DePaul Art Museum opens "Afterimage," which features a new generation of artists who are influenced by the Chicago Imagists. Also on view will be an exhibition of Ellen Lanyon’s newest paintings. Opening reception is scheduled for Friday evening, September 14.

The National Museum of Mexican Art opens its annual Dia de los Muertos show, billed as the largest Day of the Dead exhibition in the U.S. This year’s theme is Mayan in inspiration, "Hanal Pixán-Food for the Souls," and features artwork from the Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Campeche. Opening reception takes place on Friday, September 14.

Finally, on Saturday, September 15, moniquemeloche gallery opens “Joel Ross and Jason Creps: Alleys and Parking Lots.” The two artists construct signs that they install, photograph and abandon at locations between Chicago and southern Illinois.


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