This week in Art and Design: Quite Strong at HATCH Projects, minimalism at the MCA and rising star Samantha Bittman
In this week's Art and Design section:
- We learn how Chicago design collective Quite Strong and roving curatorial project Twelve Galleries brought designers and local emerging artists together in "Support," a show opening Fri 20 at the Chicago Artists' Coalition's HATCH Projects gallery.
- TOC gives the Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition "The Language of Less (Then and Now)"—a celebration of minimalism—the maximum five stars.
- We review artist-to-watch Samantha Bittman's first major solo show in Chicago.
There are more than 100 Art and Design exhibitions and events happening this weekend. Check our listings for details. Here are a few that didn't make it into our print edition:
- Celebration of the Reopening of the Villa Tugendhat: Mies Here and There, IIT, Sat 21, 9am–2pm. An exhibition about the Mies van der Rohe–designed Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic, opens with a symposium.
- Gallery Talk: "Unfurl" at devening projects + editions, Sat 21 at 2pm. Scott Fortino, a 25-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, speaks about his photographs with fellow artist Aron Gent.
- "Michelle Grabner: Black Swan" at Shane Campbell Gallery's Oak Park location, opens Sun 22, 2–4pm. Grabner, the chair of SAIC's department of painting and drawing as well as codirector of the Suburban, presents new work including paintings and embroideries. The Suburban hosts a reception at the same time for "MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao/Pam Lins."