Here’s a snap shot of a few shows we think you should see at September’s Third Friday Art Walk. Third Friday is also a great time to check out closing receptions for shows you may have missed during First Friday. You can always find more info on Artlink’s website.
Shot by Kari Wehrs
This exhibit explores elements of gun control through photography of modern subjects on tintypes, a vintage technique used during the Civil War. Wehrs elaborates on her contemporary concept by connecting her body of work to American history, specifically from a time when guns divided the nation. From the shoot location, to the process, to the final product, this exhibit is intriguingly complex. Check it out from 6-10 p.m. at 408 E. Roosevelt St. More info here.
9 the Gallery is proud to present the award-winning photography of local artist Joseph Podlesnik, whose work is widely inspired by the streets, skylines and surfaces of the city. This new series of work will blur the lines and feature a new take on those surfaces, incorporating reflective elements which allude to the vast layers of the city, seen and unseen. Take a deeper look this Friday from 6-10 p.m., located at 1229 Grand Ave.
A fitting title for the new exhibit from Bentley Gallery, who is pleased to announce the representation of six new artists: Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal, Jake Fischer, Stephen Knapp, David Kuraoka, Tom Lieber and Michael Marlowe. Ranging in style and technique, these diverse artists represent a large portion of the contemporary art world, using materials that range from oil paint to clay, to light and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a truly amazing exhibit. From 6-9 p.m., located at 215 E. Grant St. More info on Bentley Gallery’s website.
Rembrandt Quiballo will be hosting his closing reception in Bokeh Gallery for his photographic body of work, New Myths. This exhibit explores the modern stories and traditions that are created through popular and social media. These tales are often embellished, but stem from some seed of reality making it difficult to discern the truth and lending to the element of myth. Don’t miss your last chance to see this exhibit. Doors open from 6-10 p.m., located at 214 E. Roosevelt St. More info here.
People, Places & Pop
Celebrate with Steve Hanson this Friday for a “hands on” photographic experience. Understanding that tangible photos are being taken less and less frequently, Steve has reached into his “Polaroid of the Day” series to bring an old art form to life in a new way. Not only will you be able to re-connect with past memories of friends and family, you will be able to take a polaroid of yourself to be displayed at Practical Art. Open from 6-9 p.m. and located at 5070 N. Central Ave.