Stephanie Burke (MFA 2009) writes Bad at Sports
Friday, March 12, 2010
Posted by: Kristen Boddy
1. This is Not for Sale at Parking Space
Anyone who’s event description sounds like a ranting manifesto has
my vote. This is a one night only even, so don’t drag your damn feet or
you’re gonna miss it. Parking Space is, and I quote, "is a
collaborative project initiated by artists Andrew J. Greene, E.J. Hill
and Matthew Schaffer.” This Is Not For Sale features the work of Karen
Bovinich, Austin Eddy, Nick Fraccaro, Danny Greene, Xavier Jimenez,
Alexa Loftus, Nina Mayer, Dorian McKaie, Annie Purpura, Kristen
VanDeventer, and Tannar Veatch.
Parking Space is located at 2246 W. 19th St. Reception is Friday from 6-10pm.
2. Surrender Dorothy at Concertina Gallery
"Mining the tropes of adolescent identity, both artists share
nostalgia—even obsession—for the stylized rebellion of teenage
subcultures.” Mmmm…sounds like drinkin’ beer and burning shit. Or maybe
that was just my teen years. Can’t help but wonder about what’s going
to happen to Dorothy too. Surrender Dorothy consists of a large scale
collaboration between Jesse Butcher and Corkey Sinks.
Concertina Gallery is located at 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Saturday from 7-10pm.
3. Hexenhaus at No Coast
I have a think for work that involves animals. It’s personal taste,
but eh, you stick an animal in there, I’ll at least give it a second
look. I also like gardening. So, when I read a description like, "The
private lives of humans, animals, and houseplants exist betwixt and
between the magic and glamor of polarized human emotions in Hexenhaus”
I obviously become intrigued. Hexenhaus features to work of Tessa
No Coast is located at 1500 W. 17th St. Reception is Friday from 6-9pm.
4. Chicago Zine Fest at Johalla Projects
Zines are awesome. Who wouldn’t want to go to a zine festival?
Johalla is hosting the Zine Art Show and the Gadabout Film Festival
& Animations by Lilli Carre. There will also be a zine reading at
Quimbies from 7-9pm.
Johalla Projects is located at 1561 N Milwaukee Ave. Reception is Friday from 7-10pm.
5. Kijkshop at He Said, She Said
Some people have called my a luddite, and not without reason.
Regardless, I do have a bit of an obsession with all things old and
outdated. Thus, I can’t help but be attracted to a show that celebrated
the analog in an anthropologically obsessive way. Hooray! Kijkshop is a
solo exhibition of work by Nina Bovasso.
He Said, She Said is located at 216 N Harvey Ave. in Oak Park. Reception is Saturday from 6-8pm.
Stephanie Burke was born in Nevada City, CA in 1984. She received
her BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from Humboldt State University in
2007, and her MFA in Photography from The School of the Art Institute
of Chicago in 2009. Currently she makes work, teaches photography at
Wilbur Wright College and Hyde Park Art Center, writes for Bad at
Sports and works as Managing Editor for Art Talk Chicago and Chicago
Art Magazine. When not making, teaching, looking at, or writing about
art, she enjoys running around in the woods, drinking beer by bonfires,
and target shooting.