Past Events

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June 13th-July 13th:: “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” Artworks by NICE ONE and LUCX

Roll it up. Roll it out. Let’s Roll. Let’s go. Go far. Get down. Painted brown. Get up. Get some. Get lost. Get found. Give in. Give away. Step back. Throw down. To the top. Homeward-bound. Stay up. Stay True. Outdoors. Indoors. Brand new. Busted. Beautiful. As/is. Used. Smell the roses. Smell the fumes. Shake it up. Shake it down. Anywhere. Nowhere. Everywhere. Right here.

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July 11th:: “PBRart CANvas Group Show”

PBR and Galerie F are teaming up to shine a light on the burgeoning Chicago street art scene utilizing a blank PBR 16 oz. can as the canvas. PBRart, in collaboration with Logan Square’s Galerie F, bring together a hand selected group of Chicago artists to participate in a showcase of a snapshot of some of the city’s many diverse and talented artists.

Featured Artists: ABC KILLS, PETE ZIEGEL, JKAE GOODBEAR, REVISE CMW, JC RIVERA, GREVE DC5, CHEMA SKANDAL, TUBZ, MAX WEBER, JEREMY SCHEUCH, RADAH, PENNY PINCH, DEAL35, SENT ROCK

May 23rd-May 24th :: “The Brother’s Grimm” A Dual Exhibition from Shawn Knight and John Vogl

Galerie F is pleased to welcome Shawn Knight and John Vogl for their dual mini exhibition. We approached Knight and Vogl to exhibit new works – their styles are varied in subject matter and aesthetic, we were eager to see them display together. This exhibition celebrates 200th anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tale (2nd Volume). Featuring exclusive new screenprints themed on the artists’ favorite tales from the Brothers Grimm.

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April 18th-May 18th :: “Practical Geometry” A Mathematical Graffiti Exhibition

Galerie F is pleased to bring together six graffiti writers and artists that specialize in linear work, mathematically inspired styles. Each artist has been asked to create three new original works on canvas, accompanied by two sketches or line drawings. The canvases will all be of the same dimension and orientation to create a geometrically cohesive display.

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Featured artists:: Cyfn, Revise CMW, Del Real Ink, Jake Castro, Cove, Ruben Aguirre

April 11th-April 13th :: “Remnants” Recent Drawings and Paintings by Justin Santora

‘Remnants’ displays an array of original ink drawings, paintings and other works on paper. Many of the drawings and sketches to be displayed have come to life as screen printed gig posters and art prints. His subject matter often is a visual definition of ‘the Midwest;’ carefully muted colors allow his painstakingly detailed drawings to stand at the forefront. ‘Remnants’ will give you an inside look into the methods of an analog screenprinter with an eye for nuances.

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March 28th-April 11th ::”Well Read”A Solo Exhibition from Tracie Ching

“Well Read” investigates the relationship between contemporary films and the literary classics from which they are derived. In this body of work Tracie Ching explores different novels that have spawned successful film counterparts, creating her own interpretations which carefully adhere to their respective stories. The show itself is a response to the use of source material and the effects that different visual representations have on them over time. Every representation, including Tracie’s, is a result of applying different filters to a piece of work that has become larger than the creator could have ever imagined. While the film industry may introduce aesthetic, thematic, or even plot changes, Tracie attempts to stay close to the original source material while applying aesthetics attributed to the time period of each novel.

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February 28th-March 23rd :: “Toy Stories” An Exploration of Childhood

Delving deep into the recesses of your neglected attic, Galerie F presents ‘Toy Stories’ – a group printmaking exhibition of childhood treasures. Each artist was invited to create a new original work depicting their ultimate toy – some imaginary, some real, some surreal. Galerie F artist and local toymaker JC Rivera will be producing original cast toys to accompany some artist renderings, bringing their designs to life.

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Featured artists:: Never Sleeping, Boss Construction , FugScreens Studios, Mirjam Dijkema, Scraped Knee, Print Mafia, Clint Wilson, Blunt Graffix, Epyon5, Russ White, Justin VanGenderen, Craig Church,  Sean Mort, Cricket Press ,Ghost Town Design, John Howard

February 7th-February 26th :: “Beauty of the Beast” Officially Limited Exhibition

John Otterbacher of Officially Limited and Galerie F are pleased to present their next collaborative event. Beauty of the Beast is a small group art show centered around the theme of motorcycles and motorcycle culture, including the bikes themselves, gangs or clubs, pinup girls and the concepts of freedom and adventure. Artists will draw from their personal experiences whether that is from being around motorcycle culture or their relationship to it from a distance through media.

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Featured artists:: Timothy Doyle, Jon Smith , Martin Cimek, Paul Shipper, Raid 71, James FlamesAndrew GhristVoodoo Catbox,  Clinton RenoAdam DeVarneyFugScreens StudiosJacob BorshardThe BungalooLloyd W. Patterson Jr.Casey DieboldDan GrzecaBlunt Graffix

January 10-February 4th :: “The Bird v the Bear: Art War Chronicles”

Galerie F is pleased to present the first dual exhibition of Chicago street artist JC Rivera and national street artist Sentrock. Featuring collaborative works, paintings, illustrations, interactive installations, and more. The gallery becomes the battleground as these artists collide.

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December 13-January 8, 2014 :: “Location, Location, Location” Justin VanGenderen Exhibition

More information coming soon.

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November 22-December 10, 2013 :: “Made in the Midwest” Group Printmaking Exhibition

We invite you to join Galerie F in celebrating over two decades of the Chicago printmaking scene with the opening of “Made in the Midwest.” Twenty-five established artists exhibiting works themed on the Midwest, printmaking, and everything in between. Each artist presents a new exclusive art print for the exhibition shown with pre-production materials, giving insight to the process of their individual styles. Original sketches, cut rubylith, crudely drawn stick figures on used napkins – anything deemed significant by the creator in their artistic process. We also are happy to announce the release of a minimalist “family tree” art print paying homage fathers of the Chicago gig poster scene, Steve Walters [Screwball Press] and Jay Ryan [the Bird Machine]. Designed by Michael Lauritano and Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff.

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Featured artists:: Steve Walters, Jay Ryan, Dan Grzeca, Mat Daly, Kathleen Judge, Johnny Sampson, Crosshair Studio, Delicious Design League, Kill Hatsumomo Prints, Drug Factory Press, Justin Santora Illustration, Lloyd W. Patterson Jr., Baker Prints, FugScreens Studios, Billy Craven, Josh Davis, Nate Azark, Chris Hefner, Ethan D’Ercole, Adam Hanson, Landland, Andrew Ghrist

October 25-November 17, 2013 :: You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter

Galerie F and Matthew Hoffman have joined forces enthusiastically to present “You Are Beautiful: the Next Chapter.” This group exhibition serves as a celebration of TEN YEARS of the You Are Beautiful campaign. You Are Beautiful is the little sticker that started a worldwide phenomenon. This message, spread by the community, has touched lives on every continent in the world. After ten years of spreading positivity, You Are Beautiful will join Galerie F in exhibiting over twenty artists that have contributed to YAB in the past. Matthew Hoffman, founder and custodian of YAB, will be producing a series of cut wood pieces for every year passed and every lesson learned. This exhibition will also premier the first chapter of the upcoming You Are Beautiful biography, printing in winter 2013. Our exhibition draws strongly from the cathartic and extensive research Hoffman has conducted to create this book. Stay tuned for details on the book’s release through Galerie F.

Featured artists::  Chris Uphues, Goons, Starshaped, Dan Grzeca, FugScreens Studios, E. Harris, Jeremy Schultz, blütt, Nice One, LUCX, Brooks Golden, Penny Pinch, Sent Rock, Andrew Lawrence, anna cf, Ian Ferguson, Ben Wagner, MOSHER, Clam Nation, wren, Alex Synge, upso, Adam Hanson, Sean Mort Print Shop, JC Rivera, Sean Starr, Annica Lyndenberg, Don’t Fret

October 4-October 20, 2013 :: “Who Will Save Us Now?” :: New Works by EPYON5

‘Who Will Save Us Now?’ EPYON5′s introductory solo exhibition debuting new prints, paintings and spraypainted canvases. E5′s work draw from the bold simplicity of propaganda posters while integrating its thematic opposite – grandiose Baroque decorum. These challenging aesthetics frame pop culture characters, creating instant icons. EPYON5 hails from the Midwest. Originally trained in the fine art of Renaissance style realism, e5 has shifted his focus to the more immediate and gratifying medium of stencils and spray paint. Although his subject matter is familiar and contemporary, Epyon5 tries to infuse elements of classical design into his current works; thereby still retaining a feel of past grandeur and spectacle.

September 27-29, 2013 :: Mosher Pop-Up Show “Four Letter Words”

“Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four letter word itself,” Dick Cavett. MOSHER is a Chicago-based street artist fueled by boredom and inspired by beer. ‘Four Letter Words’ addresses the social taboo of naughty words and their comical censorship. Ampersand exclamation question pound! Come express your favorite sailors dirty seven at this three day pop up exhibition.

September 6-27, 2013 :: United Prints of America :: New Works by Sean Mort

A collection of new works by English designer and printmaker Sean Mort themed on notable moments in history, culture, travel, and kitsch in America’s greatest destinations. Described by the artist, “I have been inspired for a number of years now by Sufjan Stevens’ grand but ultimately ill fated attempt to create a record for each state in America. He only got to two before he gave up and started alienating me with records about bridges but those two records for me are his finest. Straight away I have beat his two and I see this being an ongoing project, but only if I visited more places.”

August 23-September 1, 2013 :: Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition

Galerie F’s first photography exhibition “Shot From the Hip” features a collection of the finest street art and graffiti photographers worldwide.

Featured artists::  Luna Park, Sergej Vutuc, Diane Ribaupierre, Brock Brake, Tom Fennell, Oscar Fotoflow, Eden Leavy, Pete Rangel, Senor Codo, httpill

July 18-August 23, 2013 :: The Fantastic Mr. Dahl/Galerie F’s One Year Anniversary

A spectacular spectacle of literary masterpieces re-imagined by some of Europe’s best illustrators, designers, and printers. A ragtag team of artists joining together to pay homage to the life works of Roald Dahl. Eighteen artists and eighteen stories.

Featured artists::  Clockwork Pictures, Sean Mort, Michael Hacker, Mirjam Dijkema, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Douze.de, Michael Cowell, WeThreeClub, Bernie Hoffman, Comet, Substance, Luke Drozd, Horse Design, Drew Millward, Damien Tran, Arrache Toi Un Oeil, Army of Cats, Grace Helly Graphics, Telegramme, Mara Piccione

June 21-July 17, 2013 :: Beyond The Infinite

“Beyond The Infinite” is a screen print focused show that explores the genre of Science Fiction featuring new work from some of the best print makers from around the country. The show dives deep into the world of astronauts, aliens, androids, and alternate realities to create work that not only celebrates the Science Fiction genre but also provides a new perspective on it as well.

Featured artists::  Aaron Eiland, Adam Hanson, Bandito Design Co, Christopher Branson, Delicious Design League, Doe Eyed, Fug Screens, Jeremy Van Cleef, Lil Tuffy, Nathan Grundhauser, Nerl Says Design, Sasha Barr, Sean Dove, Shawn K Knight, Spike Press, Two Arms Inc

May 17, 2013 :: Remnants of Things Past by Ron Copeland

Paintings, installation and lighting inspired by and made up of signage from times past. Ron Copeland is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh. His interests in recent years have focused on exploring abandoned spaces of the city. Taking fragments of what remains of houses or buildings, he recreates the space of a life left behind, using remnants of human activity in areas now fallen into decay.

June 15 & 16, 2013 :: 18×24 A Gig Poster Pop-Up Shop

18×24 is a Gig Poster Pop-Up Shop featuring some of the premiere poster artists in the country. Each artist has a designated booth to exhibit and sell their work, including gig posters, art prints, apparel, etc.

Featured artists::  Adam Hanson, Bureau of Print Research & Design, Dead Meat Design, Delicious Design League, Fug Screens, Justin Santora, Nerl Says Design, Scott Williams Design, Shawn K Knight

May 8, 2013 :: SUMMER BREAK Poetry Reading

Join us for a cool summer reading at Galerie F, Chicago’s first gig poster and street art gallery, located in Logan Square. Browse the print archive, check out the exhibition, and hear poems and stories loosely inspired by SUMMER—and drinking jet fuel on the porch.

Featured artists::  Mairead Case, Angelique Nelson, Isyemille Lara

March 22, 2013 :: BluntGraffix presents Loaded Guns

Blunt Graffix and Galerie F has teamed up to bring you the keenest print show in town. Tommy guns, pinstripe suits, and hidden aces will be abound in this gangster-themed exhibition located in the city of sin itself. The evening’s affair will be catered by Brian Merel – poster enthusiast and chef extraordinaire. This night is the Real McCoy.

Featured artists::  Adam Pinney - aelhra - AJ Masthay - BluntGraffix - Braulio Amado - Brin Levinson – QFSChris - Clint Wilson - Clinton Reno -Billy Craven - David Welker - Delanorock - Devan Dieterle - Jim Pollock - Jason Abraham Smith - Jon Bergeron - JP Cuison - The Fresh Doodle - Lastleaf Printing - Lars P Krause - Marco Almera - Peter Adamyan - Peter Cardoso - Rhys Cooper - Matthew Johnson - SHT! - Tbone and Aljax - Tim Jordan - Tim Oliviera - Tracie Ching - David Blake - Jay Shaw - Gregory Oberle - James Ryan Mosher

February 15, 2013 :: Don’t Sweat It

Travel around the world, try new things, explore your hobbies, or just get hammered on a resort in Mexico. “Don’t Sweat It!” celebrates, as well as critiques, these breaks away from the day to day. 

Featured artists:: The Yok – Sheryo – Brad Rohloff – Nathan Friedman – Dillon Froelich – Michael C. Hsiung – Luke Pelletier – Ben Jensen – Miles Jackson – Jeffrey Kubasak – Eric McHenry – Charlie Megna – Sean Morris – Bryan Peterson – Austin England

February 22, 2013 :: 16th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show

Critical Mass co-curators Steven Lane and Stuart Hall are proud to announce the 16th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show. This year the event will span across two shows at two different venues, culminating in one amazing evening. The walls will be adorned with spokes & saddles, brackets & brakes.

January 18, 2013 :: IN A PERFECT WORLD

IN A PERFECT WORLD invites the paintings and wheatpastes of the prolific artist and profuse illustrator, NiceOne and LUCX, off the streets and into Galerie F, where they will exhibit their collaborative and solo works like never before. Step into the lavish worlds they create, with a showcase of doodles, paintings and installations that tell tales of imaginary beings and universal truths, allowing us escape the wet socks of reality for just a moment and find ourselves right where we belong… in a perfect world.

January 4, 2013 :: THE IPMM COLLECTION

IPaintMyMind’s mission is 501(c)3 nonprofit public arts media group and advocacy organization. IPMM believes in serving as a conduit for artists to make their art viable. We want to encourage and help grow a climate in which artists and artwork are valued and supported. IPMM’s role is to expose people to inspiring art, music, and culture, not to sell your eyeballs to the highest bidder – thus, the fact that there are no advertisements on our website, ever (IPaintMyMind.org).

Featured artists:: Daniel Danger – Sam Flores – Jermaine Rogers – Zach Johnsen – Tara McPherson – Dan Grzeca – Justin Santora - Vidhya Nagarajan – Iain Macarthur

December 16, 2012 :: Jewelry Beef

Homegrown, all-natural, grass fed design! Join the rebellion and support local jewelry designers. Stop by to purchase unique, locally designed gifts just in time for the holidays.

Featured artists:: Anidem Jewelry – Gosia Jewelry – kFroet Designs – Leah Ball Jewelry – Maia Leppo – Michelle Sallemi – Mike and Mary – Organica

December 8, 2012 :: Middle Coast Zine Fest

The Middle Coast Zine Fest is a two-day gathering of artists featuring well-crafted zines inspired by art, music, and graffiti & street art. Middle Coast aspires to engage dialogue, writing, photography and other artwork through beautifully designed and independently published zines. With special thanks to our sponsors Quimby’s Bookstore, Saki, and Gaslight Roasters.

November 16, 2012 :: No We Can’t, It Looks Underwater

No We Can’t, It Looks Underwater is the debut solo show from Adam Hanson. This collection of still lifes if made up of Victorian era antiques presented in a pop art context. Adam illustrates these images utilizing his signature style; a limited palette of bold colors, intricate halftone patterns, and a refined cartoon aesthetic.

October 13, 2012 :: Logan Square Art Walk

 

September 28, 2012 :: Alphabet Soup

Come join us in the celebration of letterform’s and design’s ugly stepchild, street art. “Alphabet Soup” will showcase letterform art and design as seen, pushed, bent, and stretched by the clever hands of thirteen of Chicago’s most well respected street artists.

Featured artists:: Amuse – Asend – Cove – Fonzo – Jash – Kane – Like – Melon – Mime – Omens – Sege – Shipwreck – Three

July 20, 2012 :: Send Me Your Pigeons

Send Me Your Pigeons is a riff on the complications of communication with modern technology with the implication that pigeons are more reliable than Internet or phone communications. Printmaking is a form of expression that thrives on reception and interaction with outside viewers; it is a form of art surviving through communication. We want to unite the artists with their audience, the language with the work, and the local community with the national community.

July 20, 2012 :: Galerie F Grand Opening