Chicago is filled with female entrepreneurs of all sorts living their dream and there is no shortage of those dedicating their life to art and artists. Here is a list of 4 inspiring women and their galleries that everyone should visit.
Lynn Basa, Corner Gallery
As a successfully commissioned artist with her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lynn Basa knows a thing or two about art and bringing talented artists to the forefront. Corner Galleryis still fairly new—having opened...Read More
Chicago - Kruger Gallery Chicago is proud to present “Efforts of Affection” a solo exhibition of Chicago-based Venezuelan artist Jeffly Gabriela Molina. The title of the exhibition references a memoir and a poem of one of Molina’s favorite writers Marianne Moore. The 14 new paintings in this exhibition, many on view for the first time, explore the ways in which Molina regards the particularities of her daily life and the complexities of her relations to family members and friends. Each painting, unique in size...
Chicago –Kruger Gallery Chicago presents Draped Encounters/ Beyond Visage, the first US solo exhibition of works by Ghanaian-German artist Zohra Opoku April 14 through May 14, 2016. Opoku is a photographer, film maker and installation artist whose work is informed by fashion, nature, Ghana and psychic energy.
Draped Encounters/Beyond Visage presents two recent bodies of work shot between 2012 and 2015. Opoku is a former fashion designer, who employs textiles and the language of fashion to explore issues of identity and representation. In...Read More
CHICAGO - Inheritance, a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Patrick Earl Hammie, will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Avenue, from February 25 - March 26, 2016.
Hammie is an American visual artist best known for his large-scale portrait and figural paintings. His work draws from art history and visual culture to examine ideas related to cultural identity, masculinity, beauty, and sexuality. His paintings often use allegory to implicate power structures, and question...
This is the last week to see Sienna Shields’ stunning show “Invisible Woman,” on view now through February 6 at Kruger Gallery in Chicago. Shields paintings span several years, made from acrylic colored paper cut into fragments and pieces, later collaged onto canvas. In person, each piece has a surprising depth, with visible layers, washes, and strokes coming together to create a striking composition. Themes of nature and fragmentation can be found in Shields’ work, made in a somewhat...Read More
CHICAGO - Skin, a solo exhibition of photography documenting the body as canvas and tattoo ink as medium, by Chicago artist Abel Berumen, will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Avenue, from November 13 - December 19, 2015.
Setting up a photo booth in a small room next to the 2010 Hell City Tattoo Festival in Columbus, Ohio, Berumen offered free portrait sittings to individuals with amazing ink work and compelling eyes. Within the safety of the portrait setting, Berumen documented his subjects using a 4x5 camera. The resulting...Read More
CHICAGO - Kruger Gallery Chicago is proud to present “Conversation and Cocktails: An Evening with Katie Kahn, Lin Hixson, and Matthew Goulish” Thursday, October 22 from 6-8 pm at 3709 N Southport Avenue. Responding to Kahn’s current solo exhibition on display at Kruger Gallery Chicago, “UP, CARCASS, AND MARCH!” Hixson & Goulish will engage Kahn on various aspects of her process, content, methodologies, and meanings.
Katie Kahn’s exhibition, UP, CARCASS, AND MARCH!, on view until October 24, features drawings atop double-spread pages of the New York Times using...Read More
MARFA - Chicago-based Kruger Gallery announces the opening of their second location, Kruger Gallery Marfa, located at 212 E San Antonio Street in Marfa, Texas. The Gallery will open on Friday, October 9, 2015 during Chinati Weekend’s “Made in Marfa" event from 5 - 10 pm.
According to Mikelle Kruger, the gallery’s owner, “The Marfa location focuses on the more non-commercial practices of art like installation, video, sound and performance.” The gallery’s director, Erin Gilbert, also hopes to offer an annual artist residency beginning sometime in...