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Uncommon Studios
May 8, 2010 
Studio viewing 2:00 - 3:00pm,
Panel discussion 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th Street, Chicago

Little Black Pearl Workshop and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago invite you to this afternoon of studio viewing and discussion. For centuries, artists have relied on community resources and shared workshop spaces to create. This program showcases how the place and context of where artists make art interconnects with the work itself. More



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Picturing the Studio
Dec. 12, 2009 - Feb. 13, 2010,  Opening Dec. 11, 4:30 - 7:00pm
Sullivan Galleries
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
33 S. State, 7th Floor, Chicago

This exhibition explores the richly complex politically- and psychologicaly-charged notion of the artist's studio today. With works by over 30 artists spanning the past two decades, this exhibition also includes several specially designed installations undertaken by artists on site. Curated by Michelle Grabner, SAIC, and Annika Marie, Columbia College, "Picturing the Studio" is presented in conjunction with the College Art Association's 98th Annual Conference in Chicago, February 11-13, 2010. It is made possible in part with funds from the College Art Association and the Illinois Art Council, a state agency.

Artists include: Bas Jan Ader, Conrad Bakker, John Baldessari, Stephanie Brooks, Ivan Brunetti, Ann Craven, Julian Dashper, Dana DeGiulio, Susanne Doremus, Joe Fig, Dan Fischer, Julia Fish, Nicholas Frank, Alicia Frankovich, Judith Geichman, Rodney Graham, Karl Haendel, Shane Huffman, Barbara Kasten, Matt Keegan, Daniel Lavitt, Adelheid Mers, Tom Moody, Bruce Nauman, Paul Nudd, Frank Piatek, Leland Rice, David Robbins, Kay Rosen,  Amanda Ross-Ho, Carrie Schneider, Roman Signer, Amy Sillman, Frances Stark, Nicholas Steindorf, and James Welling.

The exhibition is accompanied by a gallery talk series (schedule information below).

Talking Shop
February 2010
Sullivan Galleries
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
33 S. State St. 7th Floor, Chicago

This gallery talk series features artists from the "Picturing the Studio" exhibition who will discuss their own studio practice in relation to the current works on view. Talks will be held in the exhibition.  "Picturing the Studio" is on view through February 13 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th Floor.

Dana DeGiulio and Daniel Lavitt
Feb. 2, 2010, 12:00pm

Karl Haendel
Feb. 3, 2010, 6:00PM

Judith Geichman and Frank Piatek
Feb. 9, 2010, 12:00pm

Image: Diagram by Adelheid Mers