- 11:37 am - Tue, Oct 7, 2014
LVL3 & Stardust Present:
GRAVY: Dance MassACRE
RSVP for reduced cover till 11pm: www.do312.com/stardust
*GRAVY is a benefit dance party curated by LVL3 on the second Thursday of every month at Berlin Nightclub. By featuring a not for profit every month, GRAVY aims to raise awareness for some of Chicago’s most esteemed organizations. GRAVY encourages freedom of expression by highlighting creative talent from around the city, while also hosting special guests and programming from across the globe.
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.
LVL3 is an exhibition space in Chicago, IL. LVL3 is dedicated to supporting collaborative work and group shows of all mediums to foster connections between emerging and established artists from around the world.
- 6:52 pm - Tue, Sep 16, 2014
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10/1/14 - 10/5/14
VIA Festival celebrates its first year in Chicago, teaming up with Them Flavors and LVL3 gallery to bring you 5 days of music, visuals and new media art.
VIA explores what is next in music and new media art from home and around the world. From custom audio-visual performances, artist collaborations, film screenings, workshops and more, VIA aims to be a “Festival As Laboratory” whose format mutates every year.
CHI PASSES & TICKETS ON SALE
- 7:44 pm - Sun, Sep 14, 2014
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9/19/14 - 9/21/14
Lauren Clay - Stacy Fisher - Peter Shear
LVL3 is proud to be participating in the second year of EDITION Chicago. EDITION Chicago showcases cutting edge galleries and non-profit institutions from around the world in an intimate, invitation-only art fair context. Located in Chicago’s West Loop, already home to many exciting contemporary spaces, EDITION Chicago presents both emerging and established artists with an emphasis on affordable works that will offer collectors a unique entry point into the art market.
EDITION Chicago 2014 will take place at Chicago Artists Coalition’s West Loop gallery located at 217 N. Carpenter Street, September 19-21, 2014. Admission to the fair is free with a suggested $10 donation.
- 1:38 pm - Tue, Aug 19, 2014
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8/23/14 - 9/28/14
Stephen Collier - Ben Sanders
LVL3 is excited to present Whiteface: a two-person exhibition featuring New Orleans-based Stephen Collier and Los Angeles-based Ben Sanders. Collier’s work is rooted in cultural and historical artifact and brings to attention the unknown or the uncertainty of facts. Sanders explores social themes while creating personal mythologies around food, race, faith, language, appropriation, and artistic production. Whiteface alludes to the origins of the clown and the development of the character throughout history. As one of the most important theatrical designs of the 1800’s, the whiteface clown grew from a sophisticated character into a clumsy one, of which modern society now associates with. Whiteface as the basis of a costumed character plays with both identity roles as well as a wide range of emotional expressions. Similarly within the constructs of whiteface and character association, Collier and Sanders’ play encourages viewers to look beyond the colored surfaces that exist in their work.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
6:00pm – 10:00pm
- 5:00 pm - Fri, Jul 11, 2014
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7.12.2014 – 8.17.2014
Milano Chow – Sofia Leiby –Malin Gabriella Nordin
LVL3 is excited to present Two rocks do not make a duck: a group show bringing together Milano Chow, Sofia Leiby, and Malin Gabriella Nordin. Chow’s fine detail in her illustrations reflect a decorative sense within her window-like compositions that lean towards domesticity. Leiby uses painting as a self-generative process, pushing memory aside using screen printing and layered mark-making. Nordin assembles forms with a unique undertone of emotion resting within its shadows.“Two rocks do not make a duck” is a hikers saying to remind oneself that one rock resting upon another does not alway signify an intentional cairn marking. The stacking of stones may not alway represent a direction, and a viewer must pay close attention in order to avoid being misled. These three artists address the viewer’s perspective of surface and how layering brings forward additional feelings from within the work.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
6:00pm – 10:00pm