jack simmerling gallery
Upcoming Second Friday Exhibit
Pulling No Punches
Friday Reception – July 14 | 6-8 pm
Brilliant, intense, raw, vibrant and impactful works by: Kevin Blake, John Colson, Dan Estep aka Flooding Factory, CJ Hungerman, Antonio Martinez aka Cobalt Studio, Robin Power, Amy Regutti, Bruce Riley and Sub_Urban_Warrior
Musical guests: Leroy Bach and Dan Bitney
Image shown: “Interstellar Salesman” by Flooding Factory
Absurdity: In Dada We Trust
August 11 – September 8
The Beverly Arts Center announces a call for artists for ABSURDITY: IN DADA WE TRUST. This show is part of a greater, city-wide exhibition of Dada’s work, including shows presented by The Art Center Highland Park, Stola Gallery, and Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art.
Beverly Arts Center, Simmerling Gallery: August 11 – September 8 When the world goes mad, the arts go Dada. Racism and extremist nationalism are empowered and bullies are applauded. Women’s rights are being set back by 50 years, and the LGBTQ community is dangling by a thread as individual rights are regulated but assault weapons are not. Social media has hijacked the news and the term ‘alternate set of facts’ has become the norm, no longer just the brunt of jokes. The world is witnessing a new rise of insanity. For artists, it’s a clear call to look to the past for guidance and take a stand. How? In a word: Dadaism. Created as a reaction to the absurdity of war and the propaganda of WWI, Dadaism was the reaction of a group of artists from another time in history when the world was on the brink of madness.
Second Fridays is a collaboration of the Beverly Arts Center, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance and Saint Xavier University to bring exciting new art, live music and cocktails to the Simmerling Gallery at the BAC every Second Friday.
Beverly Arts Center is happy to be a participant in The 10th Anniversary Beverly Art Walk
September 23, 2024
For a schedule and participating venues click below