2016/2017 Season at Sector 2337

Publications

Shadowed! a collection of writing by Simone Forti, Hannah B. Higgins, Caroline Picard, Jeffrey Skoller, and Shawn Michelle Smith that explores photography, performance, and artistic lineages through the lens of Ellen Rothenberg’s recent exhibition, elsetime, at Sector 2337.

Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening includes visual and written contributions from Giovanni Aloi, Sebastian Alvarez, Katherine Behar, Kristina Chew, Srijon Chowdhury, Katy Cowan, Zoe Crosher, Every house has a door, Lindsey French, Brooke A. Holmes, Joela Jacobs, Essi Kausalainen, Joshua Kent, Devin King, Eben Kirksey, Renan Lar-uan, Deanna Ledezma, Michael Marder, Chantal Neveu, A. Laurie Palmer, Mark Payne, Caroline Picard, Wilfredo Prieto, Steve Ruiz, Catriona Sandilands, Steven Shaviro, Eleni Sikelianos, John Steck Jr., Linda Tegg, Leila Wilson, Monica Westin, and Andrew Yang. Part exhibition documentation, part essay and poetry collection, Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening artists and writers reflect upon plant life as it troubles both physical and ideological human spaces.

Lost Property Unit, new poetry by Rachel Galvin 
Rachel Galvin is the author of a book of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion (Black Lawrence), and a chapbook, Zoetrope (Chätaro Editores), and translator of Raymond Queneau’s Hitting the Streets (Carcanet), which won the Scott Moncrieff Prize for French Translation. Her poems and translations appear in journals such as Boston Review, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker,  PN Review, and Poetry. A new collection of poems, Lost Property Unit, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and Alice James Books’ Kinereth Gensler Award. Galvin is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago.

Exhibitions

Sept 01 – Dec 31, 2016 | Online exhibition: Institutional Garbage

Featuring artists Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton,  Mara Baker,  Kevin BlakeZippora EldersRami George, David Hall,  Josh Rios and Anthony Romero, Rowland SaifiMichal SamanaNaqeeb StevensTina TahirAnna Martine Whitehead; writers:  Lise Haller BaggesenDaniel Borzutzky, Mayra Rodríguez Castro, Isaiah DufortPatrick DurginTricia van Eck, David Hall, Jane LewtyJill Magi; Chi Oneiro , Rowland SaifiSuzanne ScanlonMia You + Maarten van der Graaff,  & curatorsDavid Ayala-Alfonso,  Britton Bertran, Rashayla Marie BrownEvery house has a doorLucia FabioJoão FlorêncioJeanine Hofland, Stevie Greco, Renan Laru-an, La Keisha Leek, Sofia Lemos, and  Vincent van Velsen Online Exhibition Design by Pouya Ahmadi; Curated by Caroline Picard + Lara Schoorl.

Sept 01, 7-9pm | Wasted hours – an evening of performance curated by Every house has a door, presents commissioned works by Michal Samama and Alberto Aguilar.

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Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 |Main Gallery: Styles of Radical Will (Italian Sculpture), solo show by Stephen Lapthisophon

Stephen Lapthisophon is an American artist and educator working in the field of conceptual art, critical theory, and disability studies. Lapthisophon received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1979. His early work combined poetry, performance, sound art, and visual arts with postmodern philosophical concerns. He was also influenced by the legacy of the Situationists, who sought to make everyday life a focus of artistic activity. Lapthisophon has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He currently teaches art and art history at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Sept 09 – Nov 20, 2016 | Project Space: A Rule By Nobody, curated by Third Object

Third Object is a roving curatorial collective based in Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Slow Stretch, Mana Contemporary Chicago; Satellites, The Franklin; Were the Eye Not Sunlike, ACRETV and Fernwey; and Mossy Cloak, Roots and Culture. Third Object is Ann Meisinger, Raven Munsell, and Gan Uyeda. 

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Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Main Gallery: GRAFT, solo exhibition by Edra Soto; Curated by Albert Stabler

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico, 1971) is a Chicago based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000), Beta-Local in Puerto Rico (2011), and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida through a 3Arts Fellowship (2013), among others. With her husband Dan Sullivan, Soto designed and fabricated THE FRANKLIN, an outdoor project space that they co-direct. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. edrasoto.com

Albert Stabler spent 17 years in Chicago, devoting time to teaching art with young people, writing art criticism, and curating shows and events at independent galleries.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Art Education at the University of Illinois. 

Feb 10 – Apr 03, 2017 |Project Space: Daniel Giles, artist residency 

Danny Giles combines sculpture, performance and research to give form to political and metaphysical positions. His practice attempts to represent performative states of dispossession and to redress oppressive and exploitative systems. Giles received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and his MFA from Northwestern University in 2013. He has exhibited work in Chicago at Threewalls, Roots and Culture, Fernway Gallery and LVL3 Gallery and in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park and Smack Mellon.

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Spring 2017 (dates TBD), 2017 |Main Gallery: This Land II, solo exhibition by Lindsey Dorr-Niro

Cross-disciplinary visual artist Lindsey Dorr-Niro reorients space and thought away from restriction, toward liberation, to show us that we are capable of more than we believe or perceive. Her work aims to make art a practice of critical consciousness, calling viewers deeper into themselves and relation with the world. Her installations disrupt and reorganize our vision and being in a way that enables us to see, imagine, and be differently — facilitating an embodied, contemplative, and ecstatic alternative to the amnesiac conditions of late capitalism. Lindsey holds her MFA from Yale University (2008) and currently works as both an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois. Her most recent solo exhibition, “A Primacy of Perception,” took place this April at Indiana University’s Fuller Projects gallery.

Spring 2017 (dates TBD) |Project Space: New Demands, solo exhibition by Lisa Vinebaum

Lisa Vinebaum is an artist, critical writer, and educator. Working practice and theory, her work explores collectivity and intersubjective relationships, working conditions and workers’ rights, and the value of artistic labor. Her art work has been exhibited, performed, and screened across the USA and internationally, including at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Grace Exhibition and Performance Space, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Performance Studies International 19, Open Engagement: Art & Social Practice, Nuit Blanche, the Centre Pompidou, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Lincoln Center, and the European Media Art Festival. Her scholarly writings have been published in edited anthologies, academic journals, and exhibition catalogues published by Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic, Black Dog Books, and YYZ Press, and presented at academic conferences internationally. Lisa Vinebaum is an Assistant Professor in the department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and affiliated faculty in the department of Art History, Criticism and Theory. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture. She is Associate Editor of Textile: Cloth and Culture, and holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Friday Happy Hour: Book Sale

The Summer Bookstore is in full swing! With nearly two months left, we’re offering a special weekly sale—15% percent off all books—every Friday from 4pm to 6pm until August 20. We’ve put out Green Lantern Press titles that we’ve published over the past 11 years, as well as a wide selection of small press titles, limited edition chapbooks, and books of poetry, fiction, theory, and art. We’ve also loaded our library cart with discount steals at and below $5.

Proceeds from the summer sales help support exhibition and public programs at Sector during the 2016-2017 season; regular cultural programming (produced by Green Lantern Press) will resume in September 2016.

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Summer Bookstore

From Fri Jun 03 to Sat Aug 20, 2016, Sector 2337 operates exclusively as a summer bookshop specializing in poetry, fiction, art, theory, and small press titles. Featured titles include limited edition chapbooks and artist books by presses like La HouleMeekling Press, and Publication Studio; poetry from The Cultural Society, Flood Editions, Kenning Editions, The Song Cave, Wave Books, Verge Books and others; fiction from presses like Curbside Splendor, Dorothy A Publishing Project, Dzanc, Featherproof; art and theory books from the likes of MOTTO, Paper Monument, Poor Farm Press, The Renaissance Society, Soberscove, and Semiotext(e); plus a smattering of donated and discounted used books including (loads more!) poetry, murder mysteries for the beach, and art catalogues. Proceeds from summer sales help support exhibition and public programs at Sector during the 2016/2017 season; regular cultural programming—produced by The Green Lantern Press—will resume at Sector 2337 in September 2016.

Sector 2337 is not hosting any public events this summer. If you are interested in proposing an event for the fall, please use our contact form.

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Summer Bookstore

Jun 03 - Aug 20

From Fri Jun 03 to Sat Aug 20, 2016, Sector 2337 will run exclusively as a summer bookshop specializing in poetry, fiction, art, theory, and small press titles. Featured titles include limited edition chapbooks and artist books by La HouleMeekling Press, and Publication Studio; poetry from publishers like The Cultural Society, Flood Editions, Kenning Editions, The Song Cave, Wave Books, Verge Books and others; fiction from Curbside Splendor, Dorothy A Publishing Project, Dzanc, Featherproof, and others; art and theory books from the likes of MOTTO, Paper Monument, Poor Farm Press, The Renaissance Society, Soberscove, and Semiotext(e); plus a smattering of donated and discounted used books including (loads more!) poetry, murder mysteries for the beach, and obscure art catalogues. Proceeds from summer sales help support exhibition and public programs at Sector during the 2016/2017 season; regular cultural programming—produced by The Green Lantern Press—will resume at Sector 2337 in September 2016.

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Ping Pong Tournament Results

Thanks again to everyone who came out and played ping pong for the Green Lantern Press’ 11th birthday party! First place in our tournament awarded to Victor / 2nd place to Ethan / 3rd place to Eric F. / Style Awards: TableTop Boss to Dao / She She Ramone to Deanna & Josh / Thanks again to Insomnia Cookies and Revolution Brewery for donating food & drinks / Thank you Amelia Charter, Dao Nguyen,  Erik Peterson, Peter Speer, & Sonia Yoon for the amazing trophies / Thanks to all our volunteers — Sam, Amelia, Lou, Lara, Trevor, and Adam  / Thank youto Benjamin Chaffee and Chris Glomski who’s ping pong tables made this possible / All hail Rebecca Mir Grady the most magnanimous board member ever / & to all of you for making 2015/2016 such a great season.

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Artist made trophies by (left to right) Amelia Charter, Erik Peterson, Dao Nguyen, Sonia Yoon, and Peter Speer

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Awards ceremony during which Amelia Charter reminds us that style comes from within.

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Deanna Ledezma accepts the She She Ramone award.

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Semi-finalist game between Erics.

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All day drawing station

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Victor accepts first place