At the show Three Across, with the artist Roni Packer, curator Orit Bulgaru, and painter Shai Azoulay. Join us on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. for a conversation ranging from painting, color, space, material, and what lies between.
Almacén Gallery is happy to invite you to our new solo exhibition Three Across by Roni Packer. In Packer’s work, the paint and the color are never equal, but, “are always in negotiations”. Lacking figuration, the color becomes the main actor, operating as sculptural raw material. Curated by Orit Bulgaru, the show will be open to the public starting May 14th
opening hours: Thursday - 11:00-6:00, Friday and Saturday 11:00-2:00 or by appointment - firstname.lastname@example.org
My favorite moment in the studio arrives around 11:45am; I stop everything, take my lunch box out of my backpack, look for the nearest microwave, and sit down to eat—not before I make sure that my studio door is well closed.
First presented by 6018 North in spring 2019, under the title 'Living Architecture,' In Flux is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that highlights the influence and impact of immigrant artists on Chicago. The exhibition responds to the current political climate to highlight how Chicago was built with immigrant labor, particularly in the arts, and is continuously shaped today by exemplary immigrant artists.
Closing reception for Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows)
December 08, 2019
Please join us at BASEMENT on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 2 PM to 5 PM for the closing of Roni Packer's "Consider Pink (and Others' Great Yellows).
Enjoy a final opportunity to take in the interaction between site-specific works by Roni Packer and her curated selections from the Scott J. Hunter collection.
BASEMENT is located at 836 W Cullerton St, with access through the doorway in the alleyway off Peoria St.
LVL3 is proud to present Question and Answer a two-person exhibition featuring Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Roni Packer. Barrois Jr. prompts conversation through didactic compositions of printer matter and peripheral materials. Packer searches for a generative material presence by making connections with form and color. If Barrois Jr. creates relationships through differences, Packer’s work may manifest as the similarities. Opening reception Saturday, September 14, 6 PM – 10 PM
Featuring site specific works made for the exhibition by Roni Packer, in conjunction with selected works from the collection of Scott J. Hunter, curated by Packer. Please join us for the opening of the inaugural exhibition at BASEMENT, a new project space, Roni Packer’s Consider Pink (and Others’ Great Yellows), from noon to 5 PM on Sunday August 25, 2019.
Curated by Disparate Minds co-founders Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz , Slow Read is a diverse selection of recent works that represent ongoing pursuits of material manipulation and process, while remaining tethered to narrative, memory, or the spiritual. Opening reception - Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5 PM – 8 PM, on view through July 19.
LVL3 and Tusk are happy to present LtdWear4, a group exhibition and a fashion collection presenting one-of-a-kind wearables by over 35 artists. Gallery display on view through June 9th.
Opening Reception - Saturday 25 May 2019, 6-10pm
Two Spreads/ Micheal Lopez & Roni Packer at Compound Yellow
February 09, 2019
February 2, 3-6 pm: Please join us for the opening spread.
February 23, 3-6 pm: Please join us for the closing spread.
Typically known as object makers, Lopez and Packer choose to explore new mediums as a supplement to those they are most comfortable using in the studio opting instead to explore the mutual connections in which their friendship is grounded: a love of eating and a love of creating.
Inspired by the relationships between food and art, two of the artists’ great loves, Two Spreads highlights their passion for color and form.
Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the return of Ground Floor, the fifth iteration of the biennial exhibition that features artwork by some of Chicago’s most promising emergent talent. Nominated by members of the arts community and selected by the Art Center’s Exhibitions Committee, the selected artists are 2017 and 2018 graduates from Chicago’s top-ranked Master of Fine Art programs.
Opening reception at Hyde Park Art Center -Saturday, September 15th, 3:00-5:00 pm.
Spudnik Press Cooperative and the Chicago Artists Coalition are thrilled to announce the second year of their project “The New Printmakers Collection: A Collaboration between Spudnik Prints Cooperative and the Chicago Artists Coalition.” The program is designed to offer collectors a portfolio of prints by three artists on the rise. The artists invited to participate are new to printmaking, and all are former residents of CAC’s BOLT or HATCH programs. This year’s artists include Benjamin Larose (BOLT 2017-18), Caroline Liu (HATCH 2017-18), and Roni Packer (BOLT 2017-18).
Living Architecture: Labor Day Opening Celebration
September 03, 2018
Living Architecture is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that responds to the current political climate and highlights how Chicago was built with immigrant labor. Co-curated by Teresa Silva and Tricia Van Eck with Nathan Smith the show includes over 50 amazing Chicago artists and will be up until December 2018 at the house on 6018 North Kenmore, a Chicago landmark that today houses the 6018 North gallery.
Reinterpreting Religion: Performance and Artist Talk
July 08, 2018
Chicago-based artists of Reinterpreting Religion—Yvette Mayorga, Roni Packer, and Rhonda Wheatley—will participate in a discussion about their artistic practices and will read excerpts from the newly released exhibition catalog that highlight their perspectives on contemporary religion. This discussion will be moderated by curator, Lauren Leving.
Lakshmi Ramgopal: Maali Performance (1:30pm); Reinterpreting Religion Artist Talk and Catalog Release (2:00pm)
June 1, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018, 6pm
Curated by Lauren Leving
Reinterpreting Religion is a group exhibition featuring seven artists from the U.S., the U.K., and Italy including: Giulia Bianchi (Milan, IT), Alexandria Eregbu (Chicago), Sarah Maple (Sussex, UK), Yvette Mayorga (Chicago), Roni Packer (Chicago), Lakshmi Ramgopal (Chicago), and Kristine Stolakis (San Francisco). These artists employ photography, installation, painting, sculpture, and video to examine the nuances of spirituality. Their bodies of work highlight the ways feminism, religion, and perspectives shaped by life experiences coalesce to cultivate individualized systems of belief that move away from stringent guidelines outlined by the conservative structures of worship. Raising questions of ownership in regards to religious practices, the artists in Reinterpreting Religion use their artwork to reclaim power against unjust systems, not just for themselves but also for the subjects depicted in their work and for their audiences.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018
Curated by Ionit Behar
Inquiry 01 features new projects by nine accomplished artists — Nelly Agassi, Leslie Baum, Iris Bernblum, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Jesse Malmed, Geof Oppenheimer, Roni Packer, and Rana Siegel — all participants in Spertus Institute’s first Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship. On view with their work will be with objects from the Spertus collection selected by the artists.
The Fellowship program is co-directed by Spertus Institute’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ionit Behar and curator, writer, and educator Ruslana Lichtzier.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 23 | 5:30-8:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 | 3:00 pm
Artists Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid,Matthew Girson, Roni Packer, and Rana Siegel discuss their work.