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Must-See Art in Chicago This Month

By Laura Hine, Meg Mathis, Sarah Ryan, Jessie Sardina and David Zivan | November 30, 2016 | Feature Features

Your guide to the art scene this month
“red&whiteverechadpanhudaiondaahoneymoon” (2016), by Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito will launch Document's new space.

Going West

The center of gallery gravity seems to be shifting west, as four important gallerists pull up their West Loop stakes and head to a new home at 1709 W. Chicago Ave. in the middle of Ukrainian Village. To an area already rich in galleries—Efrain Lopez, The Mission, Paperish Mess and Matthew Rachman, to name just a few—they promise a bristling new energy. Here’s what’s in store for the big Jan. 7 opening.

Specialists in contemporary photography, film and media-based art, this gallery, opened in 2011, also operates as a professional printmaking studio.
Upcoming: Collaborators Laura Letinsky and John Paul Morabito explore the relationship between photography and weaving. 262.719.3500

This gallery features major 20th century visionaries as well as emerging contemporary artists.
Upcoming: The gallery hosts a solo show from New York-based painter, writer and performer Annie Bielski.

Volume Gallery focuses on American design, emphasizing emerging contemporary work.
Upcoming: Wunderkammer will be an eclectic contemporary exhibit showcasing exotic, hard-to-categorize forms. 312.224.8683

This gallery represents a varied roster of conceptually minded and visually innovative artists.
Upcoming: Underlying system is not known, a large group show, will interrogate current trends in pattern and repetition.


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