Katherine Nemanich

Line, Ink, Space:  Opening  Reception Fri.  May 3, 6-9pm 

Working with sumi ink and brushes of many sizes, Katherine Nemanich paints with broad movements that echo the rhythmic flow and rhetoric of selected musical compositions. She then transforms these marks into three-dimensional constructions as she tears and combines her calligraphic paintings, bending and layering the durable 100% cotton paper and fastening it in places with industrial elements—grommets, bolts, and wire. Nemanich’s constructions are non-rectangular and extend outwards across the wall or floor, or suspend from the ceiling.

Opening Reception, Friday, May 3, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Exhibition dates: May 1 – 25, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 12-6 pm,  Sun 12-4 pm  

Susan Emmerson

Afterwards: Opening Reception Fri. May 3, 6-9 pm

Susan Emmerson’s work speaks to the cause and consequences of natural disasters, both on a personal emotional level and on a more global scientific level. Using paper, Tyvek (a plastic paper), and drawings she explores the scenes of destruction and the imagery of loss. The wall sculptures depict disheveled, broken surfaces where Tyvek painfully peels away like paint or skin, and found objects and photos that recall lost mementos of home.

Opening Reception, Friday, May 3, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Exhibition dates: May 1 – 25, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 12-6 pm,  Sun 12-4 pm 

Nelson W. Armour

Beyond:  Opening Reception Fri.  May 31, 6-9pm

In the series “Beyond” the images are meant to imply, to suggest, or to infer. Each environment is unique and the image aims at transcending the immediate setting into another realm. The viewer is invited to enter this territory and discover a new dimension.

These images seek to evoke mood, tension, and the unknown. While much of my work is rooted in reality, this series starts from a specific location but ends somewhere else. We live in times where the issue of what is real and what is not real is thrust upon us. This work invades this terrain.

Opening Reception, Friday, May 31, 6:00-9:00pm

  • Exhibition dates: May 29 – June 22, 2019 
  • Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 12-6 pm,  Sun 12-4 pm  

NEW OPPORTUNITIES AT ARC !!

ARC Gallery is expanding its arts capacity. While ARC will continue to show quality contemporary art in its main gallery area, the gallery is looking to offer additional affordable options for artists who work in other mediums. Artists with cutting edge ideas looking for affordable space are encouraged to explore these new opportunities. ARC is a women-run cooperative gallery committed to the support of emerging artists. All genders, ages, and ethnicities are welcome.

PERFORMANCE ART:

The new gallery space has a stage! Options for utilizing this part of the gallery include highlighting one or more performance artists at one of our monthly exhibition openings; or a performance event featuring several – or longer –  performance pieces. Pricing: $40 for a performance lasting 15 minutes or less; 15-45 minute performances will range $75-$150. Apply here.


RAW SPACE:
Our new location on Chicago Avenue (ideally located near a number of other galleries) has a large, relatively undeveloped basement area which we will use as an “incubator space”- a site ideal for installations, assemblages, or performances.  Artists who are looking for an affordable space to transform for a month or two are encouraged to stop by the gallery to check out the space. Pricing: $150-$500. Submit proposals here.

TIME ARTS
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ARC has identified a small portion of the gallery to be dedicated to the exhibition of video, sound, or animation pieces. Work will be looped on a monitor(s) and/or headphones. The work will be on view for one entire exhibition month. Pricing: $15 for submissions 5 minutes and under; $40 for submissions over 5 minutes long. Submit your mp4 here.

Interested artists may email us at info@arcgallery.org for more information. Stop by the gallery (1463 W Chicago Ave) if you’d like to see the space. You may submit a proposal with samples of your work if you would like to be considered for one of these opportunities. Our exhibition committee reviews all work, and will get back to you with a decision re: your proposal and/or a link to send your payment.

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