KIMfrieders mixed media artist
August 17, 2006
Ending the summer exhibition season with a bang!
Summer is slipping away... But before we lose too much daylight, I'll be participating in three fun exhibitions, offering opportunity to enjoy leisurely art-filled walks through Chicago's River North and Wicker Park neighborhoods.


Ai Gallery, located at 676 N LaSalle (entrance on Huron) in River North, has just opened their new exhibition, Genuine Moment, featuring work by three locally based artists, Kristen Neveu, Nelson Kahikina and me, Kim Frieders. To quote the official exhibition release, "The artwork exhibited contains a level of depth, both visually and emotionally, beyond what we experience everyday. The materials are, in most cases, mixed media, which exhibit experimentation and spontaneity, both which come from the core of our emotions. The artwork is who the artist is. The artworks are honest, authentic and multi-layered." The show features a few of my larger canvases, one large panel, and several smaller panels in the first room of the gallery.

Ai Gallery's sister company, Archival Imaging, has developed limited edition fine art giclee print reproductions of original artwork for each exhibiting artist. I have elected for editions of 3 of my larger canvases, Large Canvas No. 6, Large Canvas No. 7, each available in 11 x 14" and 22 x 28", and Large Square Canvas No. 1, available in 15 x 15" and 30 x 30", ranging in price from $75 to $250. Hand signed and numbered prints are available at Ai Gallery now, and will soon be available for purchase through my website.


Stephen Kelly Gallery, located just 4 blocks from Ai Gallery at 750 N Franklin, is currently exhibiting several of my canvases and works on paper in Stark, a group exhibition investigating line work and sparseness. This show features works from my formative years of professional artistic development, including investigations in printmaking, which I rarely show publicly. Local artists Ryan Rakover, Michael Scott Barratt and Jeremy Fox are also featured in this grouping. The show, which will continue indefinitely, is meant to offer a more casual, affordable art buying experience, with original works starting as low as $100.


Around the Coyote's fall festival of new and emerging (and reputedly affordable) art will descend once again on Wicker Park from September 8th through the 10th. This year's visual art venues include the Flat Iron Arts Building (1579 N Milwaukee), Preferred Lofts (1552-54 N Milwaukee), Spa Soak (1733 N Milwaukee), Wicker Park Fieldhouse and grounds (1425 N Damen), and various businesses throughout the neighborhood. As always, the festival will showcase a considerable number of visual artists, over 160, chosen by Tricia Van Eck of the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as an impressive lineup of literary, dance, film, theater and music events. A benefit will be held at Around the Coyote Gallery (1935½ W North Ave) on Thursday, September 7th from 8-12 pm, marking the opening of the Festival Curator's Choice Exhibition and Silent Auction.

My artwork and I will be located at Preferred Lofts, 1552-54 N Milwaukee, 2nd floor. In addition to several recent canvas and panel paintings, I will have a number of the aforementioned giclee prints available for sale at the festival. Stay tuned to the Chicago Reader the week of the festival - they usually insert a copy of the festival map into the paper, which will also be provided at the door of each main venue with your visual art day pass (a mere $7). I should warn you, however, it can be difficult to see everything in one day. Festival hours are Friday 6-10, Saturday 11-10 and Sunday 11-6. Guided tours are also available, reservations can be made by calling 773-342-6777.

Photos of these exhibitions will soon be available on my exhibitions page, by clicking on the show name. Photos of past exhibitions are available now.

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