The Art Gossiper — No. 5

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Chicago January Openings – January 6, 2012
On the scene: It was surprisingly warm in the city. River North was jumping with Martina Nehrling’s always colorful works at Zg Gallery, Viktoria Sorochinski’s intriguing photographs at Catherine Edeleman Gallery, Carl Hammer Gallery’s interesting group show “Reflections From a Looking Glass”, John Fraser’s beautiful mixed media work at Roy Boyd Gallery, Barbara Cooper’s and Bob Nugent’s wonderful work at Perimeter Gallery, and Ann Nathan Gallery’s solid group show.

Spotted: David Loew at Catherine Edelman Gallery, William Conger and Judith Geichman at Roy Boyd Gallery, and MCA curator Lynne Warren getting on her bicycle in front of Carl Hammer Gallery.

January 13, 2012
On the scene: Wayne White’s provocative Ruscha-esque style text paintings at Packer Schopf Gallery…one painting sold for $14,000 opening night! Hipsters, Miller beer and a group show curated by Abraham Ritchie at 65Grand…good stuff.

Spotted: Tim Vermeulen and Nicholas Sistler at Packer Schopf Gallery.

January 14, 2012
On the scene: Saturday night opening at Hinge Gallery featuring a 6-person group show with standouts: Brent Houston and MaryKate Maher.

Spotted: Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine at Hinge Gallery.