with Dennis Koch, for Marine Contemporary
On the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street,
Sabina Ott: Ornament
Curated by Anne Harris
November 23 – January 11, 2014
Reception: Saturday, November 23, 5 – 8pm
With guest artists: Phyllis Bramson, Susanne Doremus, Matthew Girson, Michelle Grabner, Dan Gunn, Joe Jeffers, Anna Kunz, Michelle Wasson
Talk + Publication: A conversation between Sabina Ott and Michelle Grabner
Sunday, December 8, 3 – 6pm with talk at 4pm
Artadia is delighted to announce that Dan Gunn is the winner of the 2013 Artadia / EXPO Chicago Award.The award is generously funded by Artadia Founder and Board President Christopher E. Vroom. Juror Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver walked through the fair, to determine the award winner from a pool of 95 Chicago-based artists whose work was exhibited at EXPO.
For more info ...http://artadia.org/news/dan-gunn-wins-artadia-expo-chicago-award
Terrain Exhibitions Biennial
with Karolina Gnatowski as Gunnatowski
September 15 - October 19, 2013
The sculpture on the corner of Highland and Jackson at 700 Highland in Oak Park.
More info at... http://terrainexhibitions.tumblr.com/
Marine Salon No. 11
Santa Monica, CA
July 20 – Sept 14, 2013
Salon No.11, Works 332 – 348
Life of Forms
Lipschutz & Lipschutz
In the Bedroom
Stas Orlovski's "Empire"
Click here for a downloadable PDF of Salon No. 11 press release
January 24–27, 2013
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Opening Night: Thursday, January 24, 7–9pm
Public Fair Hours
Friday, January 25, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 26, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 27, 11am–6pm
Color : Fully Engaged
A + D Gallery
September 25 - November 5
Opening reception Thursday, Sept 29th, 5-8pm
"Color makes a comeback every day. We open our eyes, we turn on the light, we see, we remember color. Color: Fully Engaged is a multi-faceted exploration of the meaning and interpretation of color. Via works created as part of fine arts, design and architecture disciplines, this exhibition follows modern and contemporary trajectories of color as both singular idea and associative methodology. Investigating color symbolism and hierarchies within historical, cultural and theoretical contexts, each selection ponders what may or may not be universal about color. The exhibition catalog includes an introduction by curator Jamilee Polson Lacy, essay by Claudine Isé, and artists' interviews."
Contributing artists include Academy Records, Jeanne Dunning, Susan Giles, Dan Gunn, Adriane Herman, Anna Kunz, Jessica Labatte, Matthew Metzger, Liz Nielsen and Nathaniel Robinson.
For his first solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, Dan Gunn (American, born 1980, lives Chicago), who considers himself primarily a painter, will make all new work including wall-based, free-standing, and hanging constructions. Simultaneously present and elusive, Gunn’s work elicits an awareness of the viewer’s own visual and spatial perception through the construction of objects that highlight the interconnected relationship between artist, viewer, and object. “I am trying to construct an indifferent object that has recently become the object of desire, yet leave it in that mixed state,” says Gunn.
Using the many languages of abstraction, Gunn builds a series of malleable surfaces that display different functional, aesthetic and cultural relationships between their constituent parts. However, for Gunn, abstraction is not used to reveal some underlying truth but rather as a way to notice the everyday structures that influence our relationship with pictures. Among other things, Gunn’s work examines our curious relationship to commercial display and the found object. In the artist’s words, “everything changes once it’s found, becoming involved in a chain of associations and symbolic appropriations. A rags to riches story.”
Gunn's abstract objects simultaneously inhabit the realms of painting and sculpture. In his three-dimensional compositions and installations, he explores perceptual phenomena using materials such as glitter, tinsel, chair caning, holographic paper, and patterned fabrics. His structures echo forms of display and domesticity while incorporating familiar found objects. For his UBS 12 x 12 presentation, Gunn explores the "depth" of painting by embedding a series of objects in a large horizontal surface.
12 x 12 Artist Talk: September 13th, 6 pm
Monique Meloche Gallery presents the Winter Experiment 2011. Four artists have been invited do one week long installations that end in a discussion open to the public. Please join me for my exhibition at that culminates in a Saturday afternoon "conversation" with Michelle Grabner. Chicago contemporary art podcast Bad At Sports will also be onsite covering the talks.Saturday January 22, 1pm: Dan Gunn & Michelle Grabner
Michelle Grabner, who is an artist, curator, writer and the founder of The Suburban in Oak Park, teaches at the School of the Art Institute. After the conversation, follow us to Shane Campbell Gallery, for the open of Grabner’s solo exhibition Like a rare morel.
Other dates include...
Saturday January 15, 1pm: Ebony G. Patterson & Tumelo Mosaka
Saturday January 29, 1pm: Ben Fain & Shannon Stratton
Saturday February 5, 1pm: Anna Shteynshleyger & Andreas Waldburg-Wolfegg
“Objects only make sense in relation to thinking, speaking subjects; things are evanescent, multistable appearences; and matter as we have known since the ancient materialists is a lyric substance.” - W.J.T. Mitchell
I try to assemble pictures that want to engage in picture making. By collecting objects that go together I create a series of functional, aesthetic and cultural relationships between the constituent parts. The pieces relate to the space they inhabit, helping to emphasize the importance of context to a picture’s reception. The work uses familiar and whimsical materials to emulate familiar devices of presentation like stage sets, billboards, architecture, furniture or altars. These shifting material relationships use the effects of light and solidity, transparency and screening, layering parts that each contribute to the overall experience of contingency in the work. Materially through the affects of light and quirky material choices the objects begin to reassert wonder as an approach to object relations. My work is in part about how thinking, feeling subjects interact with and interpret the physical world of objects to ascribe them meaning.
All Over The Map: A Festschrift Exhibition for Moira Roth's 77th Birthday is a year-long exhibition honoring the extraordinary work of this art historian, poet, and artist. The exhibition is culled from a weekend-long event of both formal and impromptu installations and performances that will take place at The Poor Farm in July 2010.
All Over The Map will feature artworks, installations, artifacts, and collections. It will also include a series of other exhibitions curated by Moira and Annika Marie e.g. Room of Memory, The Poor Farm: Fragments of a History, together with the traveling exhibition of The Library of Maps (that includes Moira’s poems and Slobodan Dan Paich’s Drawings).
Above left: Dan Gunn. Above Right: Derek Chan and Roxanne Hopper.
Below Left: Rusty Shackleford and Curt Bozif. Below Right: Cole Pierce.
Danny Think Tank will feature recent work of 11 Chicago based artists, showcasing a survey of contemporary practices. The ongoing dialogue within Danny Think Tank will guide the curatorial decisions as the group responds to the unique location. The exhibition will take place in a vacant loft/apartment, exhibiting a collection of paintings, photography, collage, sculpture and video.Milwaukee Ave Art Fest July 23-25
New Icon, a group exhibition curated by Britton Bertran and sponsored by the Contemporary Art Council. The artists featured in New Icon include Zachary Buchner, Pamela Fraser, Carrie Gundersdorf, Dan Gunn, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Brennan McGaffey, William J. O’Brien, Sze Lin Pang, and Kevin Wolff.
threewalls and The Green Lantern Press are pleased to announce our latest publishing collaboration, The Artist’s Run Chicago Digest, a complimentary publication to the exhibition Artist’s Run Chicago (curated by Britton Bertran and Allison Peters Quinn) at the Hyde Park Art Center, May 10th-July 5th, 2009.The ARC Digest is meant to archive in print the activities of Chicago’s artist-run spaces between 1999-2009. It acts both as a companion to the exhibition and an extension of that project with interviews by Dan Gunn, essays by Abigail Satinsky, The Pond, Scott Speh and John Neff, Mary Jane Jacob and Lori Waxman, and an accompanying audio program by Bad At Sports featuring an interview with Temporary Services and a panel of Chicago artist-run media organizers..
Interviews, essays and responses along with floorplans, exhibition histories and other visuals archive and present a 10-year time period in Chicago’s artist-run culture while providing history, reflection, critique and dialog about artist-run culture, its importance, difficulties, sustainability and necessity as well as its specificity to a community and generation..