Laura Cloud

Moroccan Markets:  Opening  Fri.  Feb 8,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Laura Cloud: Moroccan Markets

Moroccan Markets is the result of a residency program I attended at Green Olive Arts located in Tetouan, Morocco. Over the years the country has negotiated international free trade agreements with several  countries. This work was inspired by the patterns, colors, repetitions and amassed quantities of merchandise found in daily life around Tetouan.

Opening Reception, Friday, February 8, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Feb 6-Mar 2, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art

Humanity Rising IIOpening  Fri.  Feb 8,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Presents: Humanity Rising II

Humanity Rising I was born in 2016 out of the unease that we, as members of the caucus, felt in the wake of our political condition. For Humanity Rising II, the artwork embodies the human condition – politically, environmentally and spiritually.
Laura Cerf-Dahl, Esther Charbit, Anne Farley Gaines, Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Kathryn Kucera, Judy Langston, Bert Leveille, Kelly Mathews, Jeane Kat McGrail, Mary Krebs Smyth, Anita Miller, Joan Minsky, Jacqueline Moses, Sandra J. Perlow, Alice Revelski, Judith Roth, Caren Helene Rudman, Vicki Senn, Heather Sepanik, Suzanne Weythman, Rebecca Wolfram

 

Opening Reception, Friday, February 8, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Feb 6-Mar 2, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Art Makers North

ImpromptuOpening  Fri.  Feb 8,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Art Makers North Present: Impromptu

Exhibiting Artists:

Adrienne Aaronson
Gail Baar
Marcia Babler
Sandie Bacon
David Cohen
Reginald Coleman
Marilyn De Boer
Ellen Roth Deutsch
Marlene B. Diamond
Marikov Ventura
Jeanne Garrett
Barbara Goldsmith
John Hatelstad
Suzanne Horwitz
Todd Jacobs
Steven T. Jones
Judith Joseph
Beverly Kedzior
Pamela Lee
Ruti Modlin
David Robbin
Ann Rosen
Marilyn Schulenberg
Peggy Schutze
Judy Lipman Shechter
Mary Krebs Smyth
Cheryl Steiger
Kay Thomas
Michele Thrane
Ellen & John Wright

 

Opening Reception, Friday, February 8, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Feb 6-Mar 2, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

“His-ter’-ee-uh”

His-ter’-ee-uh:  Opening  Fri.  Mar 8,  6-9pm 

Juried by artist Olive Stefanski

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

This exhibition addresses structural sexism—in particular, women’s emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women’s stories, women’s rationality and women’s anger.

His-ter’-ee-uh: from the Greek word “hystera”, or womb—an organ that was thought to migrate erratically through a woman’s abdomen, searching for “fragrant smells”, much like “an animal within an animal”. (Aretaeus, Greek physician, 2nd century AD)

While the uterus has become more sedentary over the intervening years, it nevertheless continued to be blamed for women’s irrationality and emotional distress. In the 19th century, a time marked by both physical constraints (corsets) and psychological restrictions (confinement to womanly activities), widespread concerns about female hysteria resulted in numerous cures for misbehaving wombs. A popular treatment for hysteria at the time was clitoral stimulation administered by one’s physician.

Today, in the inevitable backlash to the “MeToo” moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women’s bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women’s rage.

Exhibiting Artists:

Heather Bennett
Meghan Chase
Jeanne Ciravolo
Shelby Dillon
Abby Friend
Nolan Keohane
Helen Lee
Lily Martina Lee
Brandon Lowery
Susan McMillen
Ashley Miller
Sophia Moreau
Kathia Muniz-Rios
Chelsea Nader
Samantha Lynn Pearson
Jess Podraza
Cheri Reif-Naselli
Gina Robbins
Abby Schnure
Gretchen Schreiber
Joan Siem
Wei Weiting
Lauren Woods
Shihui Zhou

Opening Reception, Friday, March 8, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Mar 6-Mar 30, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

 

ARC Gallery PopUp Members Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:  January 9- February 2 2019 . Opening Reception Friday, Jan. 11, 6-9PM

In January 2019, ARC Gallery will be showing an exhibit of works by current members, interns, affiliate members and prospective members.

Come to the gallery to see the variety of excellent work shown by the artists who run the gallery on a day-to-day basis (or have done so in prior years).

Current ARC Members participating in the exhibit:  Abigail Engstrand – Nancy Fritz – Iris Goldstein – Ruti Modlin – Cheri Reif Naselli – Randi Shepard – Lee Stanton – Michele Stutts – Cynthia Vaicunas – Amy Zucker —

ARC Affiliate members participating in the exhibit: Denise Bellezzo – Esther Charbit – Anne Farley Gaines – Pauline Kochanski – Jane Stevens

Gallery Associate participating:  Monica J. Brown

Gallery Intern participating:  Rachel Gluski

Applying for Membership participating:  Cait Hardie – Elyse Martin – Michele Williams

Virginia Mallon

#brokenwomenmendstrongerOpening  Fri.  January 11,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave

#brokenwomenmendstronger is a powerful body of work that explores the aftershocks of the #metoo movement and the Kavanaugh Hearings. The portraits of survivors are painted on discarded slate from the long condemned Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital and reflect on the trauma of assualt, and examine women’s efforts to reclaim their selfhood and brokenness in the aftermath.

Opening Reception, Friday, January 11, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Jan 9-Feb 2, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Call for Entries “His-ter’-ee-uh”

A juried exhibition in March 2019 at ARC. Click here for prospectus and application form.

New exhibit at ARC Gallery, March 2019, juried by artist Olive Stefanski. (NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS! —Jan. 26th, 11:55 pm)

With this exhibition, we are calling for art that addresses structural sexism—in particular, women’s emotional realities, and how that emotional reality plays out in a national atmosphere of distrust about women’s stories, women’s rationality and women’s anger.

His-ter’-ee-uh: from the Greek word “hystera”, or womb—an organ that was thought to migrate erratically through a woman’s abdomen, searching for “fragrant smells”, much like “an animal within an animal”. (Aretaeus, Greek physician, 2nd century AD)

While the uterus has become more sedentary over the intervening years, it nevertheless continued to be blamed for women’s irrationality and emotional distress. In the 19th century, a time marked by both physical constraints (corsets) and psychological restrictions (confinement to womanly activities), widespread concerns about female hysteria resulted in numerous cures for misbehaving wombs. A popular treatment for hysteria at the time was clitoral stimulation administered by one’s physician.

Today, in the inevitable backlash to the “MeToo” moment, women once again are distrusted, disdained (and sometimes diagnosed) for an emotionality that threatens the status quo. Women’s bodies continue to be the ground around which much of the conflict revolves. Strangely enough (as we saw in recent Supreme Court hearings) some of the hysteria around these events now seems to also emanate from men, which suggests the need for a new metaphor to explain the cause of women’s rage.

application form and prospectus: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/ahistereeuha/

Spassimir Stoitzev

PortraitureOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Mr. Stoitzev’s ability to capture the essence of the individual shows his passion for the figure and the characteristic features of his subjects. Even as he works on a figure he seems to focus on the facial features and capturing the personality of the individual. This exhibit shows his thought process and his pull to the head and face, capturing the individuality beautifully.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Martin Beck

pal*imp*sest: bearing traces of earlier formsOpening  Fri.  Nov 30,  6-9pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

Capturing the immediacy of the model’s presence maintains a connection to an empirical reality at a time when media intrusion can be overwhelming. By working from life, the model and artist reveal the truth of a specific time, place and act. This cannot be faked; the finished work is a direct artifact of past activity. Rather than think of these as pictures of people, for me these are authentic depictions of selective experiences. They stand for something real, timeless and human.

The nude expresses the human condition because our bodies are road maps of our individual experience. To study another’s face and form is to understand their essential humanity, their frailty and imperfection. When studying anyone with the level of intensity my kind of figurative work requires, you see their beauty and strength as well.

My art engages the viewer to confront the immediacy of the human condition. It reminds them of their humanity at a time when digital life threatens to consume us. My work has been described as having a quality of urgency. I appreciate that word as there is an urgent need to know and understand each other as technology creates more distance between us.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6:00-9:00

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28-Dec 22, 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm  

Toni Alexia Roach

CANTABITAN:  Performance  Fri.  Nov 30,  7pm 

Note!  This exhibition is at ARC’s new location: 1463 W Chicago Ave   

 

Performance, Friday, November 30, 7pm

  • Exhibition dates: Nov 28 – Dec 22 , 2018
  • Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm