"At that very moment art" work by Jesse Butcher, Kristina Paabus and Soo Shin

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

At that very moment

At That Very Moment
Works by Soo Shin, Jesse Butcher, Kristina Paabus

Soo Shin is interested in the relationship human beings have to faith. The work explores the desperation and difficulty of keeping faith in the pursuit of meaning, spotlighting the grey area where uncertainty and vulnerability exist.

Kristina Paabus’ work examines systems, which we as groups and individuals use to enforce perceptions of structure. Her hybrid spatial conversations elaborate on constructions that allow us to interact with, and gain control over, our surroundings. These specific systems, such as language, architecture, beliefs, maps, and so on, serve as guides to expose the anatomy of human comprehension, and an inevitable paradox.

Jesse Butcher’s works deal with an American “wanderlust” for meaning and understanding. He is interested in the complex issue of delineating identity and place, and the place between Black and White or Good and Bad.

Soo Shin was born in Korea. She received both her BFA and MFA in painting and printmaking from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently had a solo exhibition, Weave Between the Two, at the Korean Cultural Museum in Wheeling, IL. She lives and works in Chicago.

Kristina Paabus was born in Massachusetts. She studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fine and Applied Arts at The Estonian Academy of Arts, and Fine Arts and Art History at Rhode Island School of Design. In 2009 she earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to Estonia as a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Artist at the EAA. Paabus has exhibited and participated in residencies both nationally and internationally. She currently lives and works in Chicago where she is a faculty member and Graduate Coordinator in SAIC’s Department of Printmedia.

Jesse Butcher was born in Germantown, TN and lives and works in Chicago. He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. He recently participated in Breaking Glass: Summer Residency at The Graham Foundation. He currently teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Circa, 1970 group art show

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm


"If ever asked: What decade in art history inspires you most?
There would be no hesitation; the 1970’s."
heaven gallery

The decade expressed a sense of vitality and possibility, shifts in critical thinking and diverse approaches altered our understanding of art.

Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty(1970) and Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field (1977) introduced 'earth art'.
Mediums like video and performance art gained recognition with Chris Burden’s Shoot,(1971) and Through the Night Softly(1974).

Lawrence Weiner’s wall instillations, Bruce Nauman’s neon, and Sol De Witt’s wall drawings all reflected the sensibilities of the time.
Visual art gravitated toward conceptual and post minimal aesthetic.
The seventies marked the end of modern art and the beginning of Post-modernism.
The exhibition Postmodernism - Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012) was billed as the first show ever to document postmodernism as a historical movement.

For Heaven's first curated group exhibition we ask artist to redefine 70's art.
Featuring a neon camp fire by Morgan Sims and optical illusion art by Jason Lazarus.


Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm


With Other People, With Other Sons is a group exhibition that approaches themes of American genesis, expansion and hybridization, and the inevitability of disintegration. Ryan Chorbagian, Hao Ni, and Patrick McGuan examine how hand making and nostalgia are synoptic approaches to creating personal and cultural memory.

Heaven Gallery turns 11

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join Heaven Gallery in celebrating 11 years of art and music.
with a best of heaven group show featuring works by

Montgomery Perry Smith
Adam Hoff
Stephen Eichhorn
Max Reinhardt
Matt Sauermilch
and more

Musical performance by Keith Jackson, Jeff Kimmel, Daniel Fandino, Brian Labycz, and Stephen Hill.

Love Calls You By Your Name (Sometimes) Opening Reception

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm


May 6th through 28th.

Joseph Patrick Mault
Patrick Francis McGuan
Charles Thomas Fogarty

Guest Curated by Max Reinhardt

Drupal Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Prelapse Opening Reception

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 9:00am


Featuring the work of:
Tim Louis Graham, Diego Leclery, Brian McNearney, and Matt Sauermilch. Curated by Easton Miller

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 2011. 6 – 9 PM
Exhibition Continues: 04/08/11 – 05/01/11

Regular Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
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In order to feel the passage of time we reach out with the unsure hands of a sleepwalker, grasping for the familiar, to validate what we think we know. The featured artists engage in a dialogue that continually reevaluates the hierarchy between the beginning, middle, and end of an experience, process, or work. Prelapse examines the relationship in the human mind of what is seen, when it is seen, to what is known, and how it is known.

Love Calls You By Your Name (Sometimes) Opening Reception on the 13th

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 6:00pm


May 6th through 28th.

Joseph Patrick Mault
Patrick Francis McGuan
Charles Thomas Fogarty

Guest Curated by Max Reinhardt

"More Betterer" Opening Reception

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

More Betterer




Sweating, pulsing, bleeding, weave. Mark-making unto banal rectilinear; dripping congestion, in-volving skeins, fuzzy logic. Informed implosions beget spacial codes birthing planes and vectors; tangents and tangential information collapsing content/context. Representation is balanced with color and shape while a specious story unfolds truly absurd, uncanny in spectrum, ambiguous in nature. Signifiers taunt line and daubs to succeed in their immediacy while the relevance of semiotics remains questionable. Addendum, application, appropriation and audacity broach the grand plane as objects conglomerate confronting paint. Certainly this conversation strains coherence at times, while illustrating evolved language at others, like border guards of combating countries sharing a drink.

A seminal issues amongst these artists and the purpose for this show is to test instinct with respect to the nature of pure creativity as a genuine investment in “the real”, or conversely a misguided venture into a spurious hyper-reality; implosive simulation in the maelstrom of contemporary culture.


New Work

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

a three person exhibition with
Robert Burnier
Jonathan Stein
Glenn Wexler