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.

Horacio Nieto and Anna Fong's Fall 2009 Fashion Show

Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chicago Designers Horacio Nieto & Anna Fong will be presenting their Fall/Winter '09 Collections on April 11th at the Heaven Gallery, located in Wicker Park.

The collections will include womenswear and the menswear will be from "Arlo Menswear". Horacio Nieto's looks will be presented and styled with Evelyn Gomez's crocheted pieces from her fall collection. We invite you to come and see the amazing talent of the only two winners of the AOL Latino Fashionista Design Competition for '07 & '08.

The show will begin at 7pm, so please arrive early to settle for the big show.

Suggested Donation: $5

For more information and to RSVP please send your inquiries to

Rags to Riches - The American Dream

Friday, March 6, 2009 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Fashion show featuring Renovar, Lenny and Me, and Montgomery Smith.

Psst-Shhh curated by Tim Kinsella

Friday, February 13, 2009 - 7:00pm to Friday, March 13, 2009 - 10:00pm

Psst-Shhh is group show that can't keep a secret.
A dependably discreet sequence of new works approaching the onomatopoeia of the title.


Melina Ausikaitis
Leslie Baum
Jeremy Boyle
Jennifer Buffett
Dana Carter
Brian DeGraw
Ken Ellis
Katy Fischer
Daniel Higgs
Andrew Kuo
Alex Lukas
Robert Ryan
Chris Strong
Chris Uphues

Psst-Shhh opens Friday Febraury 13th

with performances by:


Saturday hours 1-5 through 3/7

Harold Arts presents Try Harder

Friday, January 9, 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Harold Arts presents Try Harder

Friday, January 9, 2009 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

revolt against recession spring 2009 fashion show

Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

fashion show
featuring works by
Jess Audey and
Anna Hovet and
vintage by Renovar.

in these difficult economic times it is good to
remember what’s important in life…….........
style and fashion.

on january 24, 2009 join heaven gallery for
art deco style, jazz and a soup line reminiscent of
the stock market crash of 1929. Admission is $9 suggesetd
donation and designs as low as $99

with preshow reception at 8:30
heaven gallery 1550 north milwaukee ave

"Daily Life Sucks" by Yony Leyser

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 21st. 7-11 pm.

W/ Performances by Grant Hart (Husker Du) and Anni Rossi (4AD)

Heaven Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition of Daily Life Sucks, photographic works by Yony Leyser that document squat, punk, queer, transgender, anarchist and outsider cultures in central Europe and central USA.

The show is a celebration of outsiders. Over the past several years Leyser has photographed Ida, a utopian vegan transgender commune in Tennessee; Christiana, an anarchist village formed in 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark; and Kopi, Europe’s largest squat; with plenty of protests and naked bike rides in between.

The show documents people and places under the radar, and beneath the mainstream and media consciousness. It’s about people who are not afraid to break away from of safe normative “lifestyles”.

Grant Hart, drummer of legendary punk band, Husker Du, will be coming out of the woodwork to debut a music set at Heaven Gallery on Friday. He will play songs from his forthcoming solo album to be released on Constellation Records. Chicago Vocalist/Violist Anni Rossi (4AD records) will also be performing.

Yony Leyser attended the California Institute for the Arts and the New School in New York. His visual art and films have been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, and Chicago.

"Daydreams in the Age of Delightenment" by Ryan V. Brennan

Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 6:00pm

"Daydreams in the Age of Delightenment" by Ryan V. Brennan
Opening Saturday, Nov. 8 from 7-11pm
Show runs from Nov. 8-14, 2008

In Ryan’s first Solo Show in Chicago titled “Daydreams in The Age of Delightenment” he expands upon his earlier work of intricate three dimensional collages that combined found objects, cut paper, wood work, and drawings which strung together poetic riddles blurring notions of childhood and adolescent innocence. For Heaven Gallery he has brought his new wall relief collages to life by turning them into wondrous miniature environments which stop animation movies are filmed. The new work is described as Cinemallage: Works that are simultaneously the set and viewing platform for stop animation movies.

Housed within each collage is a video player displaying chapters of an imaginative tale of a young mans journey through a land of make believe where he learns of the power of imagination to make a change in the world around him. This story cleverly utilizes the naïve language of fairytale as a vehicle to engage real issues of modern society evoking hope and community in a trying time of uncertain future.

*Also on view, a screening at 8:00 of the stop animation as well as other films, drawings, collages, and a life size video installation.

Ryan V. Brennan (b. Cincinnati, Ohio 1982) has exhibited internationally (France, and Prague) and nationally (Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Richmond). He has shown in LA Art Fair 08, Scope Miami Fair 07, and Scope Hamptons Fair 07, and will be on exhibit in the LA Art Fair 09 and has a two person show June 09 at Rare Gallery in Chelsea. Ryan received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in 06 and has been featured in a variety of publications. (New York Times, Beautiful Decay Magazine website, The Sunday Paper, Atlanta, Biscayne Times, Miami, and Savannah Morning News)

Heaven Gallery
1550 N. Milwaukee
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

Gallery hours are only by appointment.