F-magazine Reading

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Reading TBA.

CAAP Workshop

Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Grant Writing Workshow by the Department of Cultural Affairs. FREE.

NOTICE – CLOSED Jeremy Lundquist + A Unique Marquee Spudnik Press

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

September 25 – October 17, 2009
Opening Reception: September 25, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
or by appointment (email info@heavengallery.com)

Heaven Gallery and Spudnik Press are pleased to present NOTICE – CLOSED, featuring new work by Jeremy Lundquist as well as A Unique Marquee, a group show of work produced at Spudnik Press. Jeremy created his most recent series of work while an artist in residence this past summer at Spudnik, here in Chicago. Jeremy worked with the Director of Spudnik Press, Angee Lennard, to select work for A Unique Marquee.

Jeremy Lundquist’s NOTICE – CLOSED is a series of 21 etchings featuring a long list of represented sites, both historic and less so. Lundquist toys with the space between being forgotten and not being remembered. His imagery could evoke the great American road tour, complete with commemorative landmarks representing America’s richest histories. However, Lundquist documents not the sweeping landscape of the Grand Canyon, but the informative signage of Carl Sandburg’s birthplace, or the safety rails and steps at Monks Mound near Collinsville, IL. He most often references places and memories he has not experienced first hand, resorting to the use of printed pamphlets, internet searches, and tourist photographs for source material.

During his residency at Spudnik Press, Lundquist approached printmaking like a child with a new Etch-A-Sketch: creating an image, erasing it, and eagerly creating another image. Using only a single copper plate to create his entire body of work, the plate itself has been transformed into a physical representation of memory. The prints created from that plate are a documentation of memory as an active entity.

Resident Artists at Spudnik Press create their body of work in a communal studio. With three months of studio use, they necessarily become integrated into the community of artists at the press. It is for this reason that we have paired Lundquist’s work with a collection of artwork by members and long-time printers at Spudnik Press. A Unique Marquee is a manifestation of the many ways that the community at Spudnik Press fuels the creation of diverse artworks and a supportive network for Chicago printmakers. Artists selected to show their work include Anya Davidson, Lauren Anderson, Stan Shellabarger, Stacey Colangelo, Onsmith, and Paul Nudd.

Chaneling Schiaparelli A fashion battle between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli

Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come see the last fashion battle between arch rivals Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Watch as Renovar wakes these fashion geniuses out of their death sleep for one last fashion throwdown.

Doors open at 8pm

$10 suggested donation

SAIC Grad Student Fashion Show

Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

SAIC fashion show
featured designers:
yiwei xu
jaime skolfield
aaron zarychta
thandi masuku
tanya stippich
ingrid thompson
sam salwierak
rebecca straub
jeanne medina

refreshments provided
suggested donation: $10

reception @ 8pm
show @ 9pm

Harold Arts Silent Auction

Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Featuring affordable works by:

Kelly Allen
Caitlin Arnold
Duncan R Anderson
Jesse Brown
Ed Corle
Stephen Eichhorn
Aron Gent
Jon Gitelson
Allison Grant
Chad Kouri
Jason Lazarus
Mollie McKinley
Brian McNearney
Jessica Paulson
Rebecca Schoenecker
Greg Stimac

and others.

Closed for Fitting

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Closed for Casting

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:00am to 4:00pm


Cafe Society - The Wrong Place for the Right People

Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday, March 27, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Since the rise of blues and jazz in the early parts of the 20th century, Chicago has been a hotbed for music. Over the last two decades, Chicago’s visual artists and graphic designers have joined this cultural ferment by lending their talents to the current generation of musicians. Through designing show posters, album covers and t-shirts, these artists have given a unique visual presence to diverse audio experiences. This exhibition gathers recent screenprint and letterpress posters by some of the local stars bringing together Chicago’s visual art and music scenes.