November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Hours

 

The gallery will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd and Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen Saturday, November 2nd.

[Image] Oli Watt, Brotchen, 2022. Bread, 7 x 3.5 x 4 in.

October 1, 2022

COMING SOON | New Gallery Spaces

 

After two years of interruption, transition and reevaluation within all art communities and throughout the global experience as a whole, we are thrilled to announce that Carrie Secrist Gallery has discovered and committed to its new home in Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood, joining the city’s most recent pre-immanent gallery district. Located at the corner of Wood Street and Hubbard Street, this double bow-truss, skylit space is truly like no other, offering an over 10,000 sq ft luminous arena that will feature an expanded approach to contemporary exhibition experiences.

Our reinvigorated programming will present a series of simultaneous exhibitions — the first premiering solo artist’s recent discoveries within their studio practice and the second, a curated salon survey of works by like minded creators which elaborate and expand the dialogue around related topics. With additional programming to include performances, panel discussions, lectures, critical and curatorial invitationals, international gallery pop ups and other events, we intend to ring in CSG’s 30th Year by offering our revitalized mission as a gift to engage our art community locally and at large.

We hope to launch this new ship in early 2023. Watch for sneak previews from our architects, artists and several new partners.

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During build out and development of new programming, CSG will be temporarily relocating to a nearby space in West Town – 1637 W. Chicago Ave. This interim where we find ourselves literally “between spaces”, we’ve entitled as “CSG BTWXT”. Over the next few months before our permanent home is ready, we will be featuring recent developments by both gallery artists and new artist alliances, along with exciting teasers of all that is to come.

CSG BTWXT will open this October with an exact date to be announced soon.

CSG BTWXT
Carrie Secrist Gallery
1637 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

September 30, 2022

New TEMPORARY gallery space coming soon

 

Carrie Secrist Gallery will be opening a new temporary exhibition space in early October at 1637 W. Chicago Avenue.

More information will be forthcoming.

August 16, 2022

CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER

The gallery will be closed for the remainder of the summer. Stay tuned for more programming this September!

 

 

 

IMAGE: Diana Guerrero-Maciá, The Job of the Sun, detail, 2022. Courtesy of Nathan Keay

February 16, 2022

Brendan Getz + Lynne Tillman: In Conversation: Saturday, February 19 at 3PM CST

 

This Saturday, February 19 at 4PM EST/3PM CST please join us for a virtual conversation between artist Brendan Getz and noted writer and cultural critic Lynne Tillman on the occasion of our current exhibition when the after-image is the image. This conversation will revolve around images, memory and writing, and the menagerie of considerations within art-making & life-living where the power of objecthood can speak to it all.

Zoom link here.

To view the OVR for when the after-image is the image please visit here.

Brendan Getz is an artist who works with painting, writing, installation and sound to slow down and attend to a subtle multiplicity of meaning between objects, images and form – honing in on a politics of attention and the nuance of close looking, while proposing care as a radical act. Brendan has exhibited in galleries and institutions throughout the US including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, the Contemporary Art Center in Las Vegas, and the LeRoy Neiman Center in Chicago.  His current solo exhibition, when the after-image is the image, is on view at Carrie Secrist Gallery through February 26th. Brendan holds a BFA from Belmont University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He works out of Berkeley and Los Angeles and is the co-founder and current co-director of the project space take care in downtown Los Angeles.

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and cultural critic. Her novels are Haunted HousesMotion SicknessCast in DoubtNo Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, American Genius, A Comedy, and Men and Apparitions. Her nonfiction books include The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965–1967, with photographs by Stephen Shore; Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.; and What Would Lynne Tillman Do?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Her recent work includes the short story The Dead Live Longer, and a book-length autobiographical essay MOTHERCARE, coming in the fall 2022. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writing Fellowship. Tillman is Professor/Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at The University of Albany and teaches at the School of Visual Arts’ Art Criticism and Writing MFA Program in New York. She lives in Manhattan with bass player David Hofstra.

December 17, 2021

Holiday Break

 

Carrie Secrist Gallery will be closed through January 3 for the Holidays. See you in 2022!

 

ID: Stephen Eichhorn, Hybrid Form X, 2021. Collage on archival paper, 17 x 14 inches.

October 26, 2021

Hilma’s Ghost Workshop with Sarah Potter | Tuesday, October 26 2:00PM (EST)

 

We are excited to announce the launch of the second edition of Hilma’s Ghost’s ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT deck! If you are interested in purchasing an ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT deck, please visit the Carrie Secrist Gallery website here.

As a kickoff event for the new edition, please join Hilma’s Ghost for a conversation between the co-founders, Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray, on Hilma af Klint’s birthday, Tuesday, October 26, 3.00 – 4.30PM (EST). Tegeder and Ray will discuss the artistic process behind the creation of the ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT deck and offer an inside look at their collaborative process. They will also be discussing other artists who have created Tarot decks, including Salvador Dali and Leonora Carrington. Additionally, they will be joined by professional witch and Tarot Reader Sarah Potter for a discussion on the rich history of Tarot, an explanation on reading Tarot, and how to use the ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT deck.

The Eventbrite link is here. This session is free and open to everyone, but you must register to receive the Zoom link.

If you have the first signed edition, please bring your deck to this virtual session. If you are ordering the second deck, then this session will help you unravel the mysteries that await you.

Sarah Potter is a Tarot reader and professional witch based in NYC. Her writing about the occult is regularly featured in Cosmopolitan, Astrology.com, Bust Magazine, and other popular outlets. Her first book, The Cosmo Tarot: The Ultimate Deck and Guidebook debuted recently.

Acting as a team, Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray – the Brooklyn-based artists behind Hilma’s Ghost – created the 78 original drawings that comprise the ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT deck. The project in its entirety was presented by Carrie Secrist Gallery at The Armory Show in September 2021 and was included in The New York Times review as one of the exhibitions to see.

You can learn more about Hilma’s Ghost by checking out hilmasghost.com or following @hilmasghost. They regularly post about their programs and profile womxn artists working with the occult.

September 22, 2021

Lilinana Porter spotlight in The New York Times

 

Liliana Porter was recently featured in The New York Times by Ted Loos.

“There is a mixture of funny and dramatic,” Ms. Porter said of her work. “I like when contradictory things happen simultaneously.”

 

September 21, 2021

Hilma’s Ghost featured in Artnet + NYTimes

 

Hilma’s Ghost (Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray) were recently featured in artnet.com and the New York Times for the gallery’s booth at The Armory Show.

“It’s inspired by Hilma af Klint—it’s about the rise of spiritualism and witchcraft and the feminist undertones of that,” Tegeder told Artnet News. “We used processes of spiritualism and divination, and called upon the spirits of women artists who are not alive to activate the work and work through us.” – Artnet.com

 

 

September 21, 2021

Diana Guerrero-Maciá: High Touch @ The John Michael Kohler Art Center

 

Gallery artist Diana Guerrero-Maciá is currently featured in the group exhibition High Touch at The John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI.

High Touch brings together six artists who embrace technology as a medium and tool to research, ideate, and assemble their intensely handcrafted, resolutely analog artworks. Whether sourcing images from the internet’s endless scroll or using digital processes to fabricate components of their works, they create highly tangible objects that transform the virtual into the physical.

High Touch is up through February 13, 2022.

September 21, 2021

Anne Lindberg: AbStranded @ The Everson Museum of Art

 

Gallery artist Anne Lindberg is currently featured in the group exhibition AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY.

Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large—through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more—and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today’s digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.

Abstranded is up through January 2, 2022.

August 21, 2021

SUMMER BREAK

 

The gallery will be on Summer Break from August 22 – September 7, 2021.

IMAGE:
Anne Lindberg
flash: hot, 2020
Graphite and colored pencil on mat board
30 x 28 inches

June 16, 2021

WELCOME BACK!

 

We are excited to announce that, in accordance with today’s Illinois and Chicago Stage 5 reopening, the gallery will no longer require an appointment to enter. We are looking forward to sharing our new exhibition spaces with the community.

Summer gallery hours are 11AM to 5PM Tuesday through Saturday.

To enter our building at 900 W. Washington BLVD, please use the kiosk directory outside the front door and enter #201.

If you would like to make a reservation you may still do so by visiting the link here.

Our current exhibition, PLAIN AIR, will be up through July 17.

May 20, 2021

Hilma’s Ghost: “Grieving Through Creative Strengths with (Soma)tic Rituals”

 

TODAY AT 3:00pm CST. EventBrite link for registration.

The virtual event, hosted by Carrie Secrist Gallery, will include brief talks on death rituals and the therapeutic capabilities of art by Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray followed by a creative workshop led by artist, poet, and ritualist CAConrad.

Bring the art materials of your choice for a 50-minute session led by Conrad.

Following a year of isolation, distance, and widespread loss, burnout and grief pervade our day to day lives. This session with CA Conrad focuses on somatic rituals to connect deeply with our bodies and find presence of mind. The workshop will address death and how to make sense of loss. We will learn how to create our own rituals as a means of grieving.

[Image: Frida Kahlo, Arbol de la Esperanza, 1946]

April 9, 2021

Diana Guerrero-Maciá is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow

 

Please join us in celebrating gallery artist Diana Guerrero-Maciá on her news of receiving a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship.

“A Guggenheim Fellowship has always been meaningful, but this year we know it will be a lifeline for many of the new Fellows at a time of great hardship, a survival tool as well as a creative one, said Edward Hirsch, President of the Foundation. “The work supported by the Fellowship will help us understand more deeply what we are enduring individually and collectively, and it is an honor for the Foundation to help the Fellows do what they were meant to do.”

For a full list of recipients please click here.

(Photo by Frank Ishman)

April 9, 2021

USUAL OBJECTS Panel Discussion – April 9, 5PM (CST)

 

USUAL OBJECTS Panel Discussion
Friday, April 9 at 5PM CST
ZOOM link here.

In addition to our virtual booth for EXPO CHGO, the gallery will be hosting a special panel discussion featuring the participating artists in our current exhibition USUAL OBJECTS.

Participants include:

Chris Bradley
Nicole Dyer
Brendan Getz
Madeleine Leplae
Matt Lipps
Liliana Porter
Amanda Ross-Ho

This event will be moderated by Kathryn Kremnitzer.

Please visit our USUAL OBJECTS online viewing room here.

Kathryn Kremnitzer is a Research Associate in the Painting and Sculpture of Europe department at the Art Institute of Chicago, which she joined in 2018. She is part of the curatorial team responsible for numerous Nineteenth-century exhibitions, including Monet and Chicago (on view through June 14, 2021), Manet and Modern Beauty (2019), and a forthcoming retrospective of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cezanne. She earned her PhD in Art History from Columbia University in 2020 with a dissertation on Édouard Manet’s work across media in the 1860s.

Image courtesy of Kathryn Kremnitzer.