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Summer Studio
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th Floor
July 12 - August 22, 2010

This summer, the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago presents Summer Studio. Transforming the gallery into artists' working space, a place of public presentation into one of process, Summer Studio is a rare chance for artists to share in the company-and energy-of others, while sharing the resources of this institution. Artists-in-residence come from Chicago and beyond to use the galleries to explore diverse and ambitious projects that engage discussions and practices that are particular to the studio. Launching new collaborations for SAIC, Summer Studio is also organized with threewalls, a Chicago institution dedicated to increasing the city's cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse. The general public will be invited to engage in Summer Studio through programming that opens up artists' practice for consideration, discussion, and participation. For more details, visit www.saic.edu/exhibitions.
Artists-in-residence include: Tanya Fleisher, Alan and Michael Fleming, Elise Goldstein, Georgia Kotretsos, Diego Leclery, Adia Millet, Jennifer Mills, John Riepenhoff, Shane Aslan Selzer, Miller & Shellabarger, Cauleen Smith, and Marjorie Welish. The residents will also include Bad At Sports, founded in 2005 by Duncan MacKenzie and Richard Holland, as well as Still Action, a curatorial team comprised of Libby O'Bryan and Elissa Papendick.

Upcoming Public Programs at Summer Studio:

Custom-made Art
Friday, July 23, 3:00- 4:00pm
Artist-in-residence Jennifer Mills will offer visitors a chance to take home original art objects. Meet with the artist as she creates a work tailored to you or bring your extra change to purchase other art objects for sale at her "Y-Art Sale."
Artists for Reel
Friday, July 23, 4:00pm
Take off early on Friday and come join in the Summer Studio. Artist Georgia Kotretsos, based in Athens, Greece, is in residence this summer and invites you be part of her ongoing research and dialogue about artist biographical films. Participants are invited to engage in conversation and consider the significance and validity of these often dramatic portraits. This week's discussion: Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998) by John Maybury with Derek Jacobi as Francis Bacon.
Schedule of films for conversation:
July 23
Derek Jacobi as Francis Bacon
July 30
LUST FOR LIFE (1956) by Vincente Minelli
Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh
August 6
Nicole Kidman as Diane Arbus
August 13
ARARAT (2002) by Atom Egoyan
Simon Abkarian as Arshile Gorky
August 20
CAMILLE CLAUDEL (1988) by Bruno Nuytten
Isabelle Adjani as Camille Claudel
August 27
MOULIN ROUGE (1952) by John Huston
Jose Ferrer as Henri de Toulouse
Open Studios
Wednesday, July 28, 5:00 - 7:00pm
You are invited to this culminating event for the first series of Summer Studio residencies as artists open up their practices for public engagement. Artists in residence include: Bad at Sports, Elise Goldstein, Georgia Kotretsos, Diego Leclery, Adia Millet, Jennifer Mills, Libby O'Bryan & Elissa Papendick, John Riepenhoff, Miller & Shellabarger, Cauleen Smith, and Marjorie Welish.


 Image Credit: Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Danica Willard Sachs