• Ltd. Wear2

    Ltd. Wear2

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Saturday May13th, 2017 - Sunday June 11th, 2017
    Opening Reception Saturday May13th, 6-10 PM

    LVL3 and Tusk are happy to present Ltd. Wear2. Following in the footsteps of last year’s premier, Ltd. Wear2 is both a group exhibition and a fashion line presenting one-of-a-kind looks by 45 artists.

  • 6th Annual Armstrong National 2-D exhibition

    Armstrong State University Gallery
    11935 Abercorn Street
    Savannah, GA 31419

    Monday, December 12, 2016 to Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Closing Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m

  • BIG Small Works Show

    BIG Small Works Show

    Elephant Room Gallery
    C.C.'s Art Garage
    2727 S. Mary St.
    Chicago, IL 60608

    Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, January 7th, 2017

    Opening Reception: Friday, November 11th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm

    The BIG Small Works Show brings together some Elephant Room Gallery alumni artists as well as new artists. The resulting exhibition will be an exciting mix and will allow for some great networking opportunities and community building for the duration of the exhibit. ​

    Exhibiting artists include Hannah Lin, Paul Kenneth, Deva Tuckerman, Raul Ortiz, Anitra Frazier, Luisa Martinez, Sara Peak Convery, Beata Chrzanowska, Janice Meister, Jaime Foster, Lara Mann, Taylor Imel, Abraham, Gabby Fischer, Steve Tritt, George Larson, Adrienne Elyse Meyers, David Hauptschein, Yingting Cui, Maria Tzeka, Spencer Rogers, Daniel Gamez, Maya Scott, Marie Chloé Duval, Amanda Mulcahy, Tiffany Gholar, Gina Lee Robbins, Elisa Boughner, Bruce Thorn, Hillary Miles, Stuart Hall, Lewis Taylor and Uncle Harvey.

  • Staying In

    Staying In

    stARTup Art Fair
    MileNorth Hotel
    166 East Superior Street, Chicago
    Floors 4, 5, 6

    INSIDE/WITHIN, LVL3, & Arts of Life curated room

    Friday September 23nd, 2016 - Sunday September 25th, 2016

    Friday 12pm - 10pm
    Saturday 12pm - 9pm
    Sunday 12pm - 7pm

    The art world is changing, and many working artists are finding themselves without a space to present their work. The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for independent artists who are seeking to engage with art enthusiasts in a welcoming and interactive environment. 

  • Everything Must Go!

    Everything Must Go!

    HeavenGallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Friday September 2nd, 2016 - Friday October 14th, 2016
    Opening Reception Friday September 2nd, 7-11 PM

    Wicker Park says goodbye to its colorful history from the Lumpen Buddy days, to the Around the Coyote art fair and now the Double Door. Everything Must Go! reflects the selling of our neighborhood and with it our art and culture. This new wave of corporate colonization is being felt all over the city with Google’s tech boom in the West loop, sending artists and galleries to Pilsen.

    Historically Wicker Park was home to artists. By the late 70’s artists that were gentrified out of Old Town and Lincoln Park began settling there in large numbers. As more artists came they began to transform loft space into livable studios, storefronts became galleries, music venues, coffee shops, and bars. Roberto Lopez a native and long time superintendent of the Flat Iron Building said “Wicker Park wasn’t just a place, it was a state of mind.” At it’s peak was Around the Coyote that began in September of 1990, this art fair changed the cultural landscape by drawing tens of thousands of visitors--and hundreds of thousands of dollars--to the community. A victim of its own success, this new bohemia attracted economic investment. The neighborhood feared yuppies and "Lincoln Parkization." They recalled how the visual arts industry created a real estate boom on Manhattan's lower east side, that ended in the Tompkins Square anti-gentrification uprising of 1988. The community feared that Wicker Park’s unique ethnic and artistic diversity was at risk and that its growing popularity would lead to their displacement. “Anytime a community is discovered, the indigenous population is forced out and the new colonizers reap the benefits.” Theories of gentrification indicate that capital follows culture and identify artists as the main agents for gentrifying working class neighborhoods. Whatever pandered to the "commodification of the artist's lifestyle in the service of a real estate market" was fair game for protest wrote the Lumpen Times in the mid 90’s. Back then anti-gentrification groups and radical neighborhood activists printed flyers and used guerrilla tactics. They sabotaged businesses by gluing their doors shut, breaking windows, and spray painting “The Natives Are Restless” and "Gentrafux". Many people fought to keep the neighborhood but as time went on one by one they all left. The nail in the coffin came in 2012 when Wicker Park was featured by Forbes as one of the 5 hippest neighborhoods in the U.S.

    Everything Must Go! speaks of the loss of authenticity and to a new era of political passiveness where people are carried by the wave. Over the past 15 years many artist and independent businesses have been priced out of Wicker Park. Heaven gallery that was established in 1998 in the Flat Iron building and in its current location for the past 16 years is one of the last stands that reflect the spirit of the old neighborhood.

    Claire Molek and Heaven Gallery invite galleries and curators to rummage through works they have on hand, as a celebration of unique producers, and recalls the collective histories and togetherness of artist neighborhoods and street art fairs. Intersecting the boundaries between a clearance sale and an art fair, the exhibition further explores the magic of unknowable context, and what it means to encourage practice over product, or product over practice.

    Galleries include Chicago Artist Coalition featuring work by Jaclyn Jacunski, Amina Ross curated by Teresa Silva; , The Franklin, featuring work by EC Brown, Jeremy Foy, Diana Gabriel, Jessica Harvey, Daniel Hojnacki, Kelly Reaves, James Jankowiak, Catie Olsen, Nicole Lane, Melissa Oresky, Victoria Martinez, Michael Rea, E. Aaron Ross, Luis Sahagun, Christopher Smith, Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto; Heaven Gallery, featuring work by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Morgan Sims, Sarah Mosk, Annie Kielman, Soo Shin, Jessica Caponigro, Marissa Lee Benedict, Ilan Gutin, Lesley Jackson, and Arianna Petrich; , LVL3 featuring work from Allison Wade, Frances Roberts, Josh Reames, Paul Kenneth, Guy Conners, Matt Nichols, Marianne Wehr, Kate Bonner, Michael Rocco and Ruglio-Misurell; ,Woman Made Gallery, featuring work by Maira Egan, Juliet Eldred, Olivia Rogers, Renee Robbins, Tiffany Funk ,Sarai Redmond, Yevette Mayorga, Alessandra Hickman, Tonia Hughes, Michael Zhang, Lisa Vinebaum, Martha Morimoto, Vivian Le, Michelle Miller, and Annie Grossinger; , Fernwey Gallery editioned prints and multiples and Co-Prosperity Sphere prints and books.

    Curators include Claire Molek, featuring work by Ariel Baldwin, Banrei, Marcelo Eli, Julia Haw, Lindsey Liss, Stephanie Burke, Kira Scerbin, Lucy Ellerton, Steven Vainberg, and Xiao Tse Janice Bond, featuring work by David Anthony Geary, Una Delic, Sonja Henderseon, Zakkiyyah Naieebah, Martha Wade and Reisha.

  • One Wall: Curious Kin

    One Wall: Curious Kin

    Jackson Junge Gallery
    1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Friday July 22nd, 2016 - Thursday August 4th, 2016
    Opening Reception Friday July 22nd, 2016 6-8 PM
    Featuring thirty-six new paintings by Paul Kenneth.

    Exhibition Statement
    Of my childhood memories, my fondest time was spent exploring my grandparent's eclectic Minnesota estate. They had countless treasures, my favorite being tintype portraits of family members dating back several generations. Some of the photographs were kept in old musty albums, while others were displayed in a crooked salon style arrangement in their bedroom. To me, time had a way of distorting these images; it made them more than just depictions of people. The portraits whispered to me.

    The ancestors depicted in Curious Kin come from both my maternal and paternal lineage to create a self-realized pictorial history of my origins. My process begins with a rigorous preparation of the canvas substrate. Layer upon layer of medium is slowly built up, then sanded away leaving a velvet-like surface that amplifies the materiality of the paint. The foundation of the image is drawn in pencil and begins as a direct representation of the source photograph. The portrait is then transformed into a drawing-painting hybrid after a precise amount of acrylic is applied. The varied textures undulate between harmonious continuity and intentional self-destruction, consummating the final fragmented likeness.

  • Ltd. Wear

    Ltd. Wear

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Saturday July 16th, 2016 - Sunday August 7th, 2016
    Opening Reception Saturday July 16th, 6-10 PM
    Featuring altered clothing works from over twenty artists.

  • Aquisitions (One night Stand: LVL3)

    Aquisitions (One night Stand: LVL3)

    MOUNTAIN
    284 Seigel Street, 1B
    Brooklyn, NY 11206
    Friday June 3rd, 2016 - Saturday June 25th, 2016
    Opening Reception: June 3rd, 2016 | 7-10 PM

    LVL3 presents "Acquisitions" at MOUNTAIN, an exhibition of works acquired by Chicago collectors through LVL3. Looking back through the archives of LVL3, this exhibition pulls together a selection of memorably displayed pieces that helped build personal collections and broaden the creative dialog surrounding the second city and beyond. Featuring works by Jamie Angelopoulos, Conor Backman, Sangho Choi, Stephen Collier, Austin Eddy, Paul Kenneth, Liz Nielsen, Sabina Ott, Derrick Piens, Josh Reames, Zach Reini.

  • hArts for Art 7

    hArts for Art 7

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    Saturday April 9th, 2016, 6:00PM - 10:00PM

  • hArts for art 6

    hArts for art 6

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    Saturday April 4th, 2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    With works for purchase by Adam Parker Smith, Alex Scott, Allison Wade, Amy Feldman, Ben Sanders, Calvin Ross Carl, Chelsea Culp, Clay Hickson, Cody Tumblin, Easton A Miller, Frances Roberts, Guy Conners, Lara Mann, Leslie Baum, Michael and Alan Fleming, Mike Paro, Noël Morical, Paul Kenneth, Peter Shear, Robert Chase Heishman, Ryan Fenchel, Sofia Leiby, Spencer Stucky, Stephen Collier, Tim Stone, Wyatt Grant

  • Starwalker

    Starwalker

    The 3 Walls 11th Annual Gala
    Located at: Mana Contemporary Chicago
    2233 S. Throop St
    Chicago IL 60608
    Saturday, June 7, 2014
    9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

  • PARTY

    The Leroy Neiman Center
    37 S. Wabash Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60603
    January 30th - February 7th, 2014
    Opening Reception Thursday, January 30, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m
    #figureground
    Currated by Vincent Uribe and Chelsea Culp

  • hArts for art 5

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    Saturday March 29th, 2014, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
    With works for purchase by Alex Chitty, Ben Medansky, Brian Kokoska, Brion Nuda Rosch, Calvin Ross Carl, Chelsea S. Culp, Clay Hickson, Cody Tumblin, Daniel Shea, Evan Robarts, Josh Reames, Lauren Clay, Leslie Baum, Liz Nielsen, Maria Walker, Paul Kenneth, Peter Shear, Rachel Niffenegger, Robert Costello, Ryan De La Hoz, Sabina Ott, Sofia Leiby, Steven Riddle, Zach Reini

  • hArts For Art 4

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    Saturday April 6th, 2013, 6:00PM - 10:30PM

  • Wingding

    Wingding

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    February 23rd - March 24th, 2013
    Opening Reception February 23rd 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    With works by Michael Hunter, Paul Kenneth, Easton Miller, Liz Nielsen, Kate Steciw
    LVL3 celebrates its three year anniversary highlighting artists shown during its first year of operation. Wingding looks back on the gallery’s achievements as it continues to grow and expand its programming. Featuring artists from coast to coast, each with their own unique relation to Chicago, Wingding consists of work by Michael Hunter, Paul Kenneth, Easton Miller, Liz Nielsen, and Kate Steciw, highlighting the ways in which their work has progressed in the past three years.

  • hArts for Art 3

    hArts for Art 3

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    3nd Annual Benefit auction + raffle
    Saturday, April 7, 2012
    6:00pm – 10:30pm
    All proceeds going to support arts education at Yollocalli Arts Reach
    With works for purchase by Alex Ebstein, Amy Feldman, Bobby Scheidemann, Conor Backman, Dan Bradica, Daniel Shea, Dave Murray, Emily Keegan, Fraser Taylor, Hans Peter Sundquist, Jeremy Liebman, Leslie Baum, Magalie Guérin, Matt Nichols, Michael Bussell, Nathan Green, Peter Shear, Ryan Fenchel, Sofia Leiby, Wyatt Grant, Zak Arctander

  • hArts for Art 2

    hArts for Art 2

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    2nd Annual Benefit auction + raffle
    Saturday, March 19, 2011
    6:00pm – 11:00pm
    All proceeds going to support arts education at Association House
    With works for purchase by Alysia Kaplan, Amy Yao, Andrew Holmquist, Austin Eddy, David Geeting, David Leggett, Easton Miller, Erin Zona, Gary Petersen, Heidi Norton, Jacob Goudreault, James Cooper, Jason Benson, Jason Lazarus, Jenny Kendler, Jon Rafman, Kate Ruggeri, Kate Steciw, Leslie Supnet, Liz Nielsen, McKeever Donovan, Michael Hunter, WarpWeftWoof, Paul Kenneth, Racer Levan, Richard Galling, Robin Cameron, Ryan Fenchel, Stephen Eichhorn, Timothy Bergstrom, Vanesa Zendejas, Veronica Rafael,+more

  • Ah Wilderness!

    Ah Wilderness!
  • Mugs

    Mugs

    LVL3 project space
    222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
    Suite 1573
    Chicago, IL 60654
    October 22nd - October 31st, 2010
    Opening October 22nd, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    With mugs from Alysia Kaplan, Andrew Holmquist, Andrew Norman Wilson, Annie Bielski, Ben Russell, Brook Sinkinson Withrow, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Clara Kim, Clint Enns, Daniel Eatock, Daniel Shea, David Robert Elliott, David Sampson, Dominic Paul Moore, Easton Miller, EJ Hill, Jason Lazarus, Jason Pickleman, Jeremy Tinder, Jessica Bardsley, John Riepenhoff, Kate Ruggeri, Kate Steciw, Katie Kraft, Katy Keefe, Leslie Supnet, Liz Nielson, Lucy Chinen, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Martine Syms, Mat Rappaport, McKeever Donovan, Megan Plunkett, Michael Sirianni, Nick Nold, Olivia Swider, Patrick Bobilin, Paul Kenneth, Rachel Niffenegger, Randy Sterling Hunter, Ryan Travis Christian, Samuel D York, Sangho Choi, Stephen Eichhorn

  • NEXT Art Fair

    NEXT Art Fair

    The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art
    The Merchandise Mart
    Chicago, IL
    April 29th - May 3rd, 2010
    LVL3 Booth #7-9034 in the Goffo Section
    With works by Sangho Choi, Christopher Gatton, Paul Kenneth, and Easton Miller

  • False Anatomies

    False Anatomies

    LVL3 Gallery
    1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    March 20th - April 10th, 2010
    Opening March 20th, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    With works by Paul Kenneth, Easton Miller, and Nozomi Rose

  • SAIC Undergraduate Exhibition

    Sullivan Galleries
    33 S. Sate St. 7th Floor
    Chicago, IL
    October 30th - November 14th, 2009
    Opening October 30th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm