100 Acts of Sewing
March 29 – May 19, 2013
An ongoing project of fiber artist Sonya Philip, this special exhibition on view throughout the building will include photographs, textiles and a dressmaking workshop.
Art and the Urban Garden
May 3 – June 2, 2013
For the second year, artists who work with a range of materials come together to provide inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
June 7 – July 14, 2013
For Lillstreet’s first exhibition devoted to photography, curators Natasha Egan and Karen Irvine (MoCP Chicago) selected 25 works by artists working across the region.
Plane & Solid: The Geometries of Marc Digeros, Mark Pharis, Alison Reintjes, and Hans Peter Sundquist
March 15 – April 23, 2013
Named for the two types of geometry—2D and 3D—“Plane & Solid” presents work by four artists who experiment with shape, pattern, and color to create work with strong geometric structure.
Neat: The Art of the Whiskey Vessel
February 1 – March 10, 2013, 2013, 2013
Curated by Doug Jeppesen, “Neat” celebrates the tradition of ceramic artists who make liquor flasks, cups, bottles
and jugs. Join us on opening night for a whiskey tasting presented by Koval Distillery Chicago.
Let There Be Light
November 30 – December 31, 2012
Our annual holiday show & sale features new work by more than 35 ceramic artists, in addition to a variety of jewelry, books, creative toys, and more!
Graphic Noise: Gig Posters from the Chicago Printers Guild
November 2 – 25, 2012
More than 15 members of the Chicago Printers Guild, including Dan Grezeca, Spudnik Press, Delicious Design League, Kathleen Judge and Justin Santora, present limited edition, handprinted concert posters.
2012 Lillstreet Student Member Show
October 22 – October 28, 2012
The annual Lillstreet Student Member Show is a showcase of Lillstreet’s own vibrant artist community. Come enjoy the full spectrum of painting, digital art, glass, fabric, prints, jewelry and ceramics. All items on view are available for sale.
6³: Small-Scale Works by Members of Chicago Sculpture International
September 25 – October 14, 2012
In conjunction with the 23rd International Sculpture Center conference (October 4 – October 6), Lillstreet hosts works by Chicago’s chapter of this highly-regarded organization.
September 19 – 22, 2012
ArtReach at Lillstreet is the non-profit sister organization of Lillstreet. On the occasion of ArtReach’s Annual Fundraiser: ART to the People! this retrospective is a visual tracing of the timeline, programming, and initiatives of ArtReach’s 25+ years.
The Perfect Plate
August 17 – September 14, 2012
Join us for the 5th annual Lillstreet International – a juried show open to artist submissions from across the world. For this year’s themed exhibition, juror Sandy Simon searched far and wide for “the perfect plate.”
July 13 – August 5, 2012
Lillstreet’s current Artists in Residence, Matthew Dercole, Elise Glickman, Carisa Mitchell, Kate McQuillen, and Kimberly Pancoast present new work.
The Language of Line
June 8 – July 8, 2012
Stemming from an interest in cultural histories and repetition of forms, Lillstreet’s Visiting Workshop Artists Sam Chung, Josh DeWeese, and Heather Mae Erickson, and Chicago-based artist Neha Vedpathak explore the tactile relationship between their audience and their work.
And Then…: The Narratives of Pattie Chalmers, Gerit Grimm, and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
May 7 – 27, 2012
Through figurative ceramics and textiles, Chalmers, Grimm, and Hiltner reinterpret childhood memory and 20th century American cultural history to create modern fairy tales.
Art and the Urban Garden
April 6 – 29, 2012
Green thumb or not, making a small outdoor space come to life with plants and art objects is a rewarding endeavor for any urban dweller. In “Art and the Urban Garden,” 22 artists who work with a range of materials–clay, fabric, wood, glass, and metal–come together to provide inspiration to gardening enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
Formal Engagement: Andrew Martin and Sam Harvey
March 9 – April 1, 2012
Through pinching, coiling, and casting clay, artists Andrew Martin and Sam Harvey create work that investigates the formal qualities of the vessel.They play with traditional elements to offer lively interpretations of familiar forms.
Anointed: Ritual Vessels by Julia Galloway, Seth Green, and Andrew Gilliatt
January 27 – Feburary, 26, 2012
In “Anointed,” three artists present ceramic vessels that explore different types of symbolic action.
Naughty & Nice: New Work for the Holidays
November 18 – January 2, 2011
Eighteen artists present pairs of new work that explore an age-old holiday question.
November 1 – 15, 2011
In honor of SOFA, Chicago’s International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, Lillstreet Gallery is featuring three nationally-recognized jewelry artists: St. Louis-based Peg Fetter, Seattle-based Lulu Smith, and Chicago-based Gustav Reyes.
Minnesota Nice: Work From the Land of 10,000 Lakes
October 21 – November 13, 2011
Many people are familiar with Minnesota’s tradition of functional clay, which developed with acclaimed potter Warren MacKenzie in the 1950’s. But as the master never could have imagined, an enormous community of artists, teachers, students, and collectors have emerged from the foundation he built.
Lillstreet Student Member Show
October 10 – 16, 2011
The annual Lillstreet Student Member Show is a showcase of the artists community of Lillstreet and their artistic expressions in the medium that they have chosen. Come enjoy the full spectrum of painting, digital art, glass, fabric, prints, jewelry and ceramics. All items on view are available for sale.
The Whimsical World of Floyd Gompf & Linda Hoffhines
September 23 – October 7, 2011
Floyd Gompf’s dynamic hand-crafted pieces of furniture, made from salvaged wood and metal, are extensions of his early work as a sculptor and painter. Hoffhines’ wall-mounted mosaics and textured pots add color and whimsy, creating a playful atmosphere sure to inspire creativity.
Below the Surface: 4th Annual Lillstreet International
August 26 – September 18, 2011
The Lillstreet International is designed to address contemporary issues in the ever-changing landscape of ceramic art. This year’s exhibition is devoted to the topic of surface design. Distinguished potter Matthew Metz selected the work of 23 artists from around the United States and Canada whose personal voices are manifest in an incredibly diverse presentation of forms.
Membership is a unique opportunity to benefit from being a part of the Lillstreet community. Enjoy discounts on classes and at participating art supply stores, VIP invitations to special events, 10% off Lillstreet Gallery purchases, and more!