Western Exhibitions

Western Exhibitions Western Exhibitions is a contemporary art gallery with an emphasis on personal narratives and cosmol
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Western Exhibitions was conceived in 2002 as a nomadic commercial gallery, staging shows at apartments, lofts, other galleries and participating in the influential Stray Show. In 2004, director (and ex-artist) Scott Speh first opened a brick-and-mortar space on Chicago’s west side and after 10 years in the West Loop, moved to Chicago’s West Town neighborhood in 2016, along with Document, Volume Gallery and Paris London Hong Kong.

01/11/2024

Until February 24, 2024, Western Exhibitions presents exhibitions of work by Courttney Cooper (featured in Raw Vision #111) and Gayleen Aiken (Raw Vision #41).

Image: Gayleen Aiken

Opening in Chicago this Friday:Courttney Cooper in gallery oneGayleen Aiken in gallery twoFriday, Jan 5, from 5 to 8 pmh...
01/03/2024

Opening in Chicago this Friday:
Courttney Cooper in gallery one
Gayleen Aiken in gallery two

Friday, Jan 5, from 5 to 8 pm

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from 5 to 8pm at Western Exhibitions: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago     Opening on Friday, January 5, from 5 to 8 pm: 📍 at Western Exhibitions 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   in gallery one CO

Self-Taught Artist Weekend at Western Exhibitions and (northern) Western Exhibitions. Opening Jan. 5 in CHICAGO: Courttn...
12/27/2023

Self-Taught Artist Weekend at Western Exhibitions and (northern) Western Exhibitions. Opening Jan. 5 in CHICAGO: Courttney Cooper + Gayleen Aiken. Opening Jan. 7 in SKOKIE: "More Drawings about Buildings and Food"
Image: Gayleen Aiken , "Untitled (New-Letter Book No. 1)", 1985. Colored pencil & collage on paper. 4h x 6 1/4w in.
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Three shows opening in Chicago and Skokie, Jan 7 - 9, 2024     Opening on Friday, January 5, from 5 to 8 pm: 📍 at Western Exhibitions 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   in gallery one COURTTNEY

TODAY is the LAST Day to see Deb Sokolow's critically acclaimed show (Saturday, December 16). We'll be here until 6pm.
12/16/2023

TODAY is the LAST Day to see Deb Sokolow's critically acclaimed show (Saturday, December 16). We'll be here until 6pm.

Sokolow’s overarching concern in her current exhibition, Visualizing is with the coercive potential of built environments.

Deb Sokolow's show reviewed in Hyperallergic! This is the LAST WEEK to see it, get in here!
12/12/2023

Deb Sokolow's show reviewed in Hyperallergic! This is the LAST WEEK to see it, get in here!

Sokolow’s overarching concern in her current exhibition, Visualizing is with the coercive potential of built environments.

11/29/2023

ARTIST TALK by Deb Sokolow, this Saturday, December 2, at our Chicago location, at 2pm.

Join us this Saturday for a walk-through of “Visualizing” — a solo show filled with thoughts Sokolow has been thinking these last few years. 1709 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago.

Topics to be mentioned: muppets, imperfection, secret agendas, wellness culture, coercive environments, mycelia as building material, empathic design, séance rooms, etc

Western Exhibitions is a contemporary art gallery with an emphasis on personal narratives and cosmol

11/28/2023
Western Exhibitions is thrilled to congratulate Deb Sokolow not just for her amazing show at the gallery that opened las...
11/04/2023

Western Exhibitions is thrilled to congratulate Deb Sokolow not just for her amazing show at the gallery that opened last night, but also for her inclusion in the 2023 Chicago Architecture Biennial: This is a Rehearsal, at the Chicago Cultural Center. The show at WX runs through December 16 and CAB runs through February 4, 2024.

https://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/people/deb-sokolow/

OPENING THIS FRIDAY: Deb Sokolow: Visualizing, at Western Exhibitions Chicago. Join us for a public reception this Frida...
10/31/2023

OPENING THIS FRIDAY: Deb Sokolow: Visualizing, at Western Exhibitions Chicago. Join us for a public reception this Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8 pm.

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  Opening reception this Friday, November 3rd, from 5 to 8pm  📍 Western Exhibitions 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   DEB SOKOLOW Visualizing November 3 to December 16, 2023 View the show on o

This is the LAST WEEK to see Lauren Wy & Journie Cirdain at WX Chicago -- see images and read more belowhttps://conta.cc...
10/23/2023

This is the LAST WEEK to see Lauren Wy & Journie Cirdain at WX Chicago -- see images and read more below

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  ONE MORE WEEK The last day to see our current shows is this Saturday, October 28 📍WX CHICAGO 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   in gallery one September 8 to October 28, 2023  LAUREN WY The R

Lauren Wy's show "The Runner" is reviewed in the current Newcity by Vasia RigouJust two weeks left to see it at our Chic...
10/12/2023

Lauren Wy's show "The Runner" is reviewed in the current Newcity by Vasia Rigou

Just two weeks left to see it at our Chicago location!

Lauren Wy’s new animated film and project series transport the viewer to a strange land between the physical and the digital; the real and the surreal. In this liminal place, everyone’s a runner.

10/11/2023

SKOKIE ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH HIGHLIGHT -
A survey of Ben Stone’s athletics-themed work, SPORTS! is currently on exhibit at (northern) Western Exhibitions. Gallery hours at nWX are Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6 pm, and Sundays 12-4 pm. The show is accompanied by an essay by Abraham Ritchie. The exhibition will run through December 17, 2023.

Virtual talk with artist Jessica Campbell and curator DJ Hellerman, discussing her solo show at The Fabric Workshop and ...
10/11/2023

Virtual talk with artist Jessica Campbell and curator DJ Hellerman, discussing her solo show at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Thu. Oct 12, 2023 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Register here:

Tickets for Jessica Campbell in conversation with DJ Hellerman in Philadelphia from ShowClix. Portrait of Jessica Campbell. Photo credit: LF Documentation; Birth Control Review, May 1919. Cartoon by Lou Rogers.Discover how feminist groups of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, includi

NEXT UP AT WX: Deb Sokolow's solo show, Visualizing, opens November 3, 2023https://conta.cc/3ZZ6bbr
10/05/2023

NEXT UP AT WX: Deb Sokolow's solo show, Visualizing, opens November 3, 2023

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Opening November 3, 2023   Opening on Friday, November 3rd, at Western Exhibitions DEB SOKOLOW Visualizing November 3 to December 16, 2023 View the show on our website here Visualizing a Non-Coercive

Opening nest Saturday, September 23, from 5 to 8pm: BEN STONE, SPORTS! at (northern) Western Exhibitions in Skokie, ILht...
09/15/2023

Opening nest Saturday, September 23, from 5 to 8pm: BEN STONE, SPORTS! at (northern) Western Exhibitions in Skokie, IL

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Opening next Saturday at (northern) Western Exhibitions   Opening NEXT Saturday, September 23, from 5 to 8 pm 📍SKOKIE (northern) Western Exhibitions 7933 N Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL 60077 Hours: Wednes

Deb Sokolow and Robyn O'Neil in "Sightings" opening today at the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Idaho, featured in T: The N...
09/14/2023

Deb Sokolow and Robyn O'Neil in "Sightings" opening today at the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Idaho, featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Plus: a renovated Parisian dining institution, an ode to the art of folding — and more recommendations from T Magazine.

Opening THIS FRIDAY: Lauren Wy in gallery one and Journie Cirdain in gallery two. Read more below:https://conta.cc/3Rfcr...
09/05/2023

Opening THIS FRIDAY: Lauren Wy in gallery one and Journie Cirdain in gallery two. Read more below:
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  opening THIS FRIDAY, September 8, from 5 to 8 pm 📍WX CHICAGO 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm   in gallery one LAUREN WY The Runner September 8 to Octob

Read the WX Summer Newsletter here ☀️
08/02/2023

Read the WX Summer Newsletter here ☀️

Summer Newsletter: Museum Acquisitions + Artist News + Current and Upcoming Shows   ☀️ SUMMER NEWSLETTER☀️ Welcome to the Western Exhibitions Summer Newsletter. Below you'll find activity from WX arti

TWO MORE WEEKS to see Leasho Johnson's solo show, Somewhere between the eyes and the heart, in gallery one! In a recent ...
08/02/2023

TWO MORE WEEKS to see Leasho Johnson's solo show, Somewhere between the eyes and the heart, in gallery one!

In a recent interview with Rianna Jade Parker in Frieze, discussed his striking palette: "I want all the colours to be able to merge into black. I think about Blackness as a substance. In terms of space—in terms of being—blackness can be seen as a void. But it’s a void full of potential: there are so many possibilities within that universe. It’s all about a feeling, a mood."

Pictured: "Crab Hunt," 2022. Charcoal, distemper, watercolours, acrylic, logwood dye, indigo dye, oil, oil stick, and collage on paper mounted on canvas. 46h x 50w in.

There are just TWO MORE WEEKS to see  's show in Skokie at (northern) Western Exhibitions!Hours are Wed-Sat: 12-6, and S...
08/01/2023

There are just TWO MORE WEEKS to see 's show in Skokie at (northern) Western Exhibitions!

Hours are Wed-Sat: 12-6, and Sun: 12-4. "Stone Figures Mud Drawing" runs through Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Pictured:
"Night Grate," 2022. Terracotta and slip, 7.5h x 10.5w in.
"Sheet Music," 2022. Terracotta and slip, 5.5h x 13w in.

Take a video walk through Ruby T's show!
07/13/2023

Take a video walk through Ruby T's show!

Watch a narrated video walkthrough of Ruby T's solo show, Mega Meadow Liquidation, up at Western Exhibitions through August 12, 2023. See detailed images and…

Leasho Johnson's show at Western Exhibitions, up now through August 12, is reviewed in Chicago Reader
07/07/2023

Leasho Johnson's show at Western Exhibitions, up now through August 12, is reviewed in Chicago Reader

Before even entering the gallery, “Somewhere between the eyes and the heart” pulls you in. Leasho Johnson’s densely textured paintings vary in scale. The dark color palette and shiny pitch-black silhouettes are interrupted by bright splashes of color: vivid pink, yellow, blue, and tangerine. T...

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