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Sadie Woods: Closing Reception

July 11, 2017


Closing Reception & Performance
Saturday, August 5, 12:00-4:00pm

Please join us for a closing reception accompanied with a performance by Sadie Woods. In A Study in Rhyme & Song: Then There Were None, Woods will present an audio collage soundtrack with concurrent choreographed movements exploring themes of the school-to-prison pipeline, gun culture in America and social justice hashtags, masculinity and queer culture, and comic… [more]


July 11, 2017

THE MISSION is excited to announce THE SUB-MISSION 2018 Selection Committee. The Selection Committee represents a wide range of Chicago-based curators, artists, writers, critics, and collectors who are invited by THE MISSION to lend their expertise in selecting the most thought-provoking, innovative proposals for THE SUB-MISSION.

Located below the main gallery, THE SUB-MISSION is an alternative installation project space dedicated to the development of artists living and working… [more]

Jean Alexander Frater: Create! Magazine

July 6, 2017

Interview: Jean Alexander Frater

The tension between opposites in Chicago based artist Jean Alexander Frater’s work – color versus blank canvas, matte versus sheen, flatness versus dimensionality – initially draws one to her work. But moving beyond the surface of deftly painted color gradients and folds in the canvas that extend beyond its wooden supports demonstrate much more than her interest in the formal properties of painting. Her work… [more]

Erica Bohm: Mundos Alternos

June 8, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: September 16, 2017–February 3, 2018
RECEPTION: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6–8pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – UCR ARTSblock announces the participating artists in
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas. The exhibition,
which is part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, brings together
works by over thirty contemporary artists and collectives from across the
Americas who use science fiction to imagine new realities and… [more]

Jeroen Nelemans: Breath Water in... Breath Water Out

June 1, 2017

On the occasion of the World Day for the Environment (June 5), the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation invites Video Art Miden to present the video art exhibition "Breathe water in... breathe water out..." at the Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Greece), opening June 5th

11 video art works from France, Spain, Germany, UK, Hungary, Brazil, USA, Japan, and the Netherlands meet in an aquatic, breezy program… [more]

Susan Giles: Interior Monuments

May 30, 2017

Interior Monuments: An Interview with Susan Giles

By Dan Gunn
May 30, 2017

[Editor’s note: CAW stopped by the studio of Chicago-based artist Susan Giles to talk about some of her new sculptural work, in the midst of her preparation for the solo exhibition, Interiors, at the Burren College of Art in Ireland in June.]

CAW: What was the starting point for this new body of work… [more]

Jean Alexander Frater: Fold; Don't Spindle and Mutilate

May 25, 2017

What it looks like is, ok, like the hurried ancillary sculpture of an active hand, like a Monument to a Moment, the slip—in the course of creation—of fabric, the errant falling and perfect, frozen fantastic memory of a bolt in some divine designer-artist's atelier, a static haint of a kinetic flourish, the same ephemeral, cigarette-smoke beauty we find curling from a hot cherry or in the letting down, the glorious,… [more]

Gilded Records Presents Zinc

May 20, 2017

Please join us at THE MISSION on Saturday, May 20 at 8:30pm for a musical performance by Zinc organized by Eli Namay and Browne Goodwin. Zinc's musical performance complements Jean Alexander Frater's concurrent exhibition, Softer, on view in the gallery.

Zinc is an improvising group that draws its sound from a multiplicity of backgrounds and aesthetic perspectives. In this group timbre and grandniece are areas of instrumental focus. The… [more]

Susan Giles: Interiors

June 22, 2017

THE MISSION is pleased to announce Susan Giles' upcoming solo exhibition, Interiors, at The Gallery at Burren College of Art in Kilkeedy, Ireland.

The Gallery at Burren College of Art
Castlequarter Kilkeedy
Kilkeedy, Co. Clare, Ireland

Susan Giles Interiors | Jeff Carter occupier_castle

June 22 – July 28, 2017
The Gallery | Burren College of Art | Newtown Castle | Ballyvaughan | Co.… [more]

Jean Alexander Frater: Dock 6 Collective

June 3, 2017

Dock 6 Design & Art 10
THE MISSION is excited to announce that Jean Alexander Frater's work is included in Dock 6 Design & Art 10 curated by Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 3, 1:00-8:00pm.

Dock 6 Collective
2100 N. Major Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Matt Magee and Michelle Magot: Tabular

May 18, 2017

Please join Metropolitan Capital for a private opening of our newest art exhibition: Tabular. The exhibition features artists Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Matt Magee and Michelle Magot. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Metropolitan Capital Bank. To attend, please RSVp by clicking on this link:

Tabular is based on the idea of exploring the periodic table through art. Included works have distinctive… [more]

Jean Alexander Frater: Abstract Wall Paintings III

May 12, 2017

THE MISSION is pleased to announce Jean Alexander Frater's upcoming group show, ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS, curated by Rob De Oude at Transmitter Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 12 from 6:00-9:00pm and will be on view through Sunday, June 18. 2017.

Transmitter Gallery
1329 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Abstract Wall Painting III, 2017 de Stijl #100 Years

Susan Giles: Higher Than Wide

May 4, 2017

THE MISSON is pleased to announce Susan Giles' solo exhibition Higher Than Wide at Portland ‘Pataphysical Society (PataPDX) in Portland, OR. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 to 8:00pm and will be on view through Saturday, June 17, 2017. An artist talk with Susan Giles will be open to the public on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30pm.

Portland ‘Pataphysical Society presents Higher… [more]

Matt Magee: Wall of Text

May 3, 2017

THE MISSION is pleased to announce Matt Magee's upcoming show, Wall of Text, opening Friday, May 26th, from 7:00 to 10:00pm and will be on view through July 9th, 2017 at Everybody Gallery in Tucson, AZ.

Everybody Gallery
101 W 6th St, Studio Q
Tucson, AZ 857

One United Force

April 22, 2017

Join us at THE MISSION for One United Force Benefit Auction on Saturday, April 22 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. All proceeds from the auction will go to CANAT to support those most affected by the recent mudslides in Peru.
CANAT provides support to families who have lost their homes and who are affected by dengue, a water-borne illness.

The event is free and guests are invited… [more]

Larassa Kabel: DUMA 2017 Biennial

April 18, 2017

THE MISSION is pleased to announce that Larassa Kabel has two pieces that will be exhibited in the Dubuque Art Museum 2017 Biennial. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and will be on view through Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Juror: Amanda C, Burdan, Ph.D., Associate Curator of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Dubuque Art Museum
701 Locust St
Dubuque, IA

Larassa Kabel: Taking Pictures

April 6, 2017

THE MISSION is pleased to announce Larassa Kabel's participation in Taking Pictures: 2017, a group exhibition at Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 1 and will be on view through Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Black Box Gallery
811 E Burnside #212
Portland, OR 97214

Michelle Prazak: Geometria Suspendida

THE MISSION is pleased to announce Geometría Suspendida and two-person exhibition including artists Michelle Prazak and Robert Ferrer at Impakto Gallery in Lima, Peru. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30pm and will be on view through Saturday, May 27, 2017

Impakto Gallery
Calle Lino Alarco
Miraflores - Lima, Peru

Matt Magee: Two-person exhibition at INDE/JACOBS

April 4, 2017

THE MISSION is excited to announce an exhibition of recent work by Matt Magee and Glen Hanson at INDE/JACOBS in Marfa, TX. A site-specific wall mural by Magee will featured in the show. The exhibition will be onview through Monday, May 29, 2017.

"Matt Magee's art evinces a wide array of sources, but a focused sensibility - one that allows him access to many different materials, formats, and… [more]

Interview: Seven Questions for Matt Magee

April 3, 2017

Seven Questions for Matt Magee

By Paul Laster, Glasstire, Texas Visual Art

Monday, April 3, 2017

While attending Trinity University in San Antonio in the early-‘80s, Matt Magee took a leap of faith that would forever change his life. Signing up on three straight summer internships with the Guggenheim Museum—two in New York and the third in Venice—the artist set a course for a creative career… [more]