Art by Christopher Wool
One of the most influential abstract painters of his generation and Chicago native, Christopher Wool, will be presenting nearly 90 different works forms of paintings, photographs, and works on paper at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Best known for his paintings of large stenciled letters, Wool combines the Abstract Expressionist art of the 1950′s, Pop Art of the 60′s, and Conceptual art of the 70′s. Using various means such as sprays, screens, stencils, rags, solvents, air guns, and other tools, the iconic works exhibit “run-on configurations that disrupt ordinary patterns of perception and speech.”
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On Sunday, March 2 Facets Cinematheque - in partnership with The Center on Halsted - will be holding a film screening of Free Havana, with a Q&A and reception afterward with filmmaker, Eliezer Pérez Angueira.
The film features six interviewees– some not comfortable being shown on camera for discretion– speaking about what it is like to be LGBTQIA in Cuba today, and how their lives and experiences have changed with the nation. They collectively compile an image of a lifestyle that has long been a punishable crime, and reflect on their involvement in a society that is moving toward greater tolerance, particularly in regard to sexual preference.
Angueira, a resident of Havana, Cuba, collaborated with Canadian filmmaker Leigh Jurecka, who currently resides in Chicago, to create a visual exposé that is honest in approach and emotionally moving, as the individuals piece together an inspiring story of change and cultural reform. The film showing will begin at 3 PM at 3656 N. Halsted St., and tickets are only $9 (to non-members). Click here for more info.
Are you into dark humor? Blood and guts? Then boy, do The ChuckCharlies have a show for you!
Gash Fest 2014 is a an hour long sketch comedy show at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Bucktown.
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