Monday, November 29, 2010

New Space: Important Information.

Hello,

Since Pentagon has moved from Pilsen, we thought it would be nice to make a new blog of our up coming events. If you want to follow us now please check out our new site at, http://pentagongallery.tumblr.com/. Our new space is easier to get to and only a few minute walk from the Western blue line stop. We are having a show This saturday December 4th, 2010 starting at 7pm, Check out the new site for more information and continue checking there for any future shows.

Michael Garcia
Pentagon Staff.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ACCESS

Time
Friday, November 19 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location2655 W. Homer st. Chicago, il (THIS IS A NEW LOCATION)

Created By

More InfoPENTAGON gallery presents in Conjunction with MSA

(PLEASE NOTE: PENTAGON GALLERIES LOCATION HAS CHANGED ADDRESS, POSTED ABOVE. THANK YOU)

Hiba Ali
Natalie Brilmeyer
Woori Cho
Meg Dancy
Justus Harris
Walter Latimer
Kira Mardikes
Tilly Pelczar
Marie Socha
Vincent Uribe

Access addresses one's influences and how these forces are evoked in the production of work. This exhibition analyzes how cultural aspects play a vital role in the contemporary. As producers, we are exposed to the many examples of the socially relevant; not only do we produce it but also are exposed to its plethora of enablers. The question is begged to ask, what is the contemporary? Multicultural Student Association defines it by displaying each individual’s exposure.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

THE LEVEL EATER

at Co-Prosperity Sphere in conjuction with Pentagon gallery

3219 S. Morgan st. Chicago, IL 60608

October 22nd thru the 24th

Opening Recepition October 22nd starting at 8:00pm

Featured artwork by

Jake Myers

Jeriah Hildwine

Luke Willard

Michael Garcia

Nick Bahr

Sam Sieger

Dungeon Masters & Game Masters

Steve Mayne II

Jesse Avina

Nate Ward

Warhammer modeling & design work by

Aaron Straus

Marc Falzon

Music performance by

Sunsplitter (Band performs at 10:00pm on friday, October 22nd)

DJ Terance Hannum

Candlelight Ceremony on Friday night at 11:59pm

Attention roller of the dice, art loves and nerds alike come to the Level Eater at Co-Prosperity Sphere. It has chosen you to celebrate it's true power! All nerdy talk cast a side, this three day event melds two world together turning gaming into art and art into gaming. There will be games of Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, Magic the gathering & "Unique" fantasy games to explore and view. There is opportunity for new and old gamers to walk in a play or watch as "adventures" explore caverns, battle monsters and drink plenty of mountain dew. The gaming will span the whole weekend allowing players only time to eat, drink, sleep and "deposit their gold coins". Not only will there be art to view but there will be a fantasy films screenings Saturday & Sunday running for most the day*. If you are still interested in participating in this event as a player or want to run a little adventure please email pentagon961@gmail.com, the more the merrier.


*Saturday film schedule starting at 11:00am

Conan the Barbarian (11:00pm - 1:09pm)

Conan the Destroyer (1:30pm - 3:13pm)

Willow (3:30pm - 5:36pm)

Krull ( 6:00pm - 8:01pm)

Hawk the Slayer ( 8:15pm - 9:45pm)

The Sword and The Sorcerer (10:00pm - 11:39pm)

Late night screening subject to change

Masters of the Universe (12:ooam - 1:46pm)


Sunday film schedule starting at 10:00am

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (10:00am - 1:28pm)

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (1:45pm - 5:28pm)

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (5:45pm - 9:56pm)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS & DUNGEON MASTERS!





CALL FOR ARTISTS & DUNGEON MASTERS!
The Level Eater is Seeking You


ATTN all fantasy role playing gamers and artists who roll the dice.

The Co-Prosperity Sphere & PENTAGON gallery (Project space) are joining forces this October 22nd to the 24th for a Dungeon & Dragons themed event called The Level Eater. We are looking for Dungeon Masters and Artists to submit entries for this weekend exhibition. We are asking 5 to 6 Dungeon Masters to submit an adventure that will span two to three whole days. The adventures will be paired with artists that will create an installation for the game to be played in.

The adventure must be submitted by September 2nd to officials from the Co-Prosperity Sphere (edmarlumpen@gmail.com) and PENTAGON gallery
(pentagon961@gmail.com). The purpose of The Level Eater is for artist and Dungeon Master to intertwine ideas and create a consistent world for the players.

Artists interested in creating installation "pods" for the show must submit a portfolio by September 2nd and will be partnered with a Dungeon Master. The Artist's goal is to provide a space for the game to take place. The Artist has the liberty to make any environment for the game. The space must be large enough for 7 people to sit in, must be designed both inside & out.

Once all the DM's and Artists are selected, information will be exchanged so both parties can work together.

DM's and Artist may choose and bring their own players for the game but must provide a list and information on those players. We have the right to pick and choose players or add others to the game.

This event will take three days and we suggest for the participants to provide their own provisions. We will have some Mountain Dew and other snacks in addition to your treats.


This event is to provide a connection between the world of Dungeon & Dragons and the contemporary arts. The game play will be the focus of the event and the artist's role is to elaborate and expand on the ideas of the fantasy world. Dungeon Masters will have artistic impute and have the opportunity to work with artists with in a partnership. The purpose of the event is to focus on the game aspects themselves and enhance it with atmosphere and endurance.

Serious info:

Guidelines & Dates for Exhibition

In regards to Dungeon Masters
− Submission date for Adventure is September 2nd 2010
− Game Length minimum of 24 hours of play
− Adventure must accommodate 6 players for the duration of three days
− Only 5 to 6 Dungeon Masters will be chosen for this event
− DM's have the liberty to create a game based around any character level
− This event is open to any addition from the Original to 4.0
− Only Original adventures must be submitted.
− Decisions will be made by September 8th
− The event will begin October 22, 2010 at 6:00p and will continue till October 24th 11:59p.
− Character Creation will take place on September 11th, 2010 (Location to be announced). Characters will be “rolled” with both PENTAGON and C PS employees present. Levels determined by the Dungeon Master's Design.


In regards to Artists
− Submission date for “Pod" environment designs must be in by September 2nd, 2010
− Decisions for Pod designs will be made September 8th.
− Pods must be at least 10x10x10 ft. Larger sizes must be approved by gallery staff.
− Artists must collaborate with Dungeon Masters in constructing Pods
− The pods themselves must house 6 players and one dungeon master
− The pods must be structurally sound and offer the best playing environment for the game.



Any questions? Please email both Co-Prosperity Sphere (edmarlumpen@gmail.com) and PENTAGON gallery
(pentagon961@gmail.com).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Living Treasure



Carl Baratta, Carolina Wheat, Montgomery Perry Smith, Theodore Darst, Ryan Ingebritson & Flash Gordon (1980)

Living Treasure is a shadow of Pentagon Gallery's first opening Nemesis, A show that engaged cultural others and darkness in music, film, literature and athleticism. Living Treasure attempts to take note from Nemesis but focuses on current global issues and America's involvement with in them. Each artist transforms ideas of violence, destruction, environment, religion, and sexuality by utilizing different mediums and engaging the viewer to be critical of their own social nature. The show it's self might seem sinister but stays satirical with subject and matter. The show will be paired with a free private resident screening of the 1980s film Flash Gordon and will be shown twice through out the night (7:00pm – 8:52pm & 9:00pm – 11:00pm). The purpose of the film is to utilize the space of Pentagon as a apartment gallery and to bring light to the work being shown. Living Treasure will have video, painting, drawing, sculpture, and film.

961 West 19th street Chicago, Il 60608

Opening Reception Saturday the 10th of July 2010 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Closing Monday the 26th of July 2010 at 9:00pm

Call for appointment after the 10th of July 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Pentagon Saves The World


Opening: May 29th, 2010 from 7pm-11pm featuring works by:

Deborah Stratman
Jim Zimpel
Jesse Avina
Daniel Baird
Jake Myers
and
The Pentagon Education Collective

The artwork featured in this exhibition examines the effectiveness and importance of heroics in contemporary American culture. Images and stories of heroic athletes, soldiers, astronauts, cowboys and other saviors are transformed to expose the idiosyncratic, dangerous, sincere and sometimes necessary efforts of American heroes. The Pentagon Saves the World will feature video, photography, sculpture and film. Come early for soup and beverages.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Palimpsest




April is a great month for us. We are having our first solo show with Jorge Mujica. Pentagon is proud to present Palimpsest and hope to see you there.

Jorge Mujica presents Palimpsest at The Pentagon Gallery

In Palimpsest, Jorge Mujica looks critically at painting and sculpture to create hybrid objects that examine the use of painterly materials and the interaction of space. The hybrid objects are created with hand crafted stretcher bars and commercially bought materials to compose a contemporary perspective examining the architecture of the pentagon gallery. The result is a conceptual intersection between minimalist sculptor Donald Judd and the assemblage work of Jessica Stockholder. Like a palimpsest, the work shows the art historical context he is dealing with and makes room to insert his perspective.

Human curiosity can be described as an internal pursuit to understand the environment one encounters; artists just so happen to examine the dichotomies involved in the process of making and reflect the curiosities they see in the world.

Opening will be April 17th, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm at
961 West 19th street Chicago, Il 60608
Our gallery is open for appointment only. We will be having a closing reception May 15th from 7pm to 10pm

Monday, March 22, 2010

Radical Semantics



Two shows at the pentagon gallery in one month!? well don't worry Kate and Sara's show Music From Big Pink is still up for the month and still can be viewed. Pentagon is presenting its first ever (not last) film screening, by 5 amazing artists.

Radical Semantics is a survey of 16mm films by film-makers whose methods stand in opposition to the algorithmic and computer assisted processes that define many contemporary media works. Often working with home-made optics and developing their film in sinks and buckets, these filmmakers create short works that emphasize the expressive and opt for complexity rather than reproducibility and homogeneity. Featuring Eric Stewart, Alex Lake, Ross McFessell, Adam Neese and Randy Sterling Hunter.

There will be a Bolex shaped Cake!

Date:
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time:
8:10pm - 10:10pm

Location:
PENTAGON Gallery

Street:
961 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Music from Big Pink



Sara Condo
Kate Ruggeri

Chicago, March 20, 2010 -- Pentagon presents Sara Condo and Kate Ruggeri
in “Music from Big Pink.” Showing photographs, paintings, and sculptures, Condo
and Ruggeri explore ways of discussing the romanticizing of personal
experience. Interested in the pathetic, the mundane, and the beautiful, Ruggeri's
sculptures and paintings immerse the viewer in a world of uncomfortable
familiarity. Condo's photographs work with both found and staged imagery, that
are vivid in light, color, and imagination. Using both sincerity and humor, the
artists create celebratory emotive works while allowing the viewer to explore their
own experience.

Opening Reception on Saturday March 20th, 2010 from 7pm – 11pm at
PENTAGON gallery, 961 West 19th street Chicago, il 60608. Gallery Hours email
Pentagon961@gmail.com for appointment only.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Submission Opening




Jake and Mike from the Pentagon would like to thank everyone who made it out to the exhibition. If you missed it, send us an email or call Jake at 630.215.7125 to make an appointment.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 26th- Submission


The Pentagon Gallery is proud to present its third exhibition entitled “Submission”. The show opens on Friday, February 26th from 8pm to 11pm.

The artwork shown is themed around repressed sexual discourses, power dynamics, and untold narratives. The lack of information and open conversation about sexuality often creates ironic, humorous, confusing and sometimes painful situations for those participating. Artists in this show display these manifestations in pop culture, industrial design, sports, the outdoors and the privacy of a bathroom.

Submission will feature painting, mixed media, photography and video by: Maria J├Ânsson, Jolie Flink, Aaron Ross, Laura Boban and Jake Myers .

Pentagon Gallery
961 w 19th Street
First Floor
Pentagon961@gmail.com
630.215.7125

Monday, January 4, 2010

January Opening

PENTAGON Gallery is proud to present its second opening. We have open our doors to the Twelve Galleries project and are looking forward to this January 23rd opening.

Quarterly #1: MinimumixaM

A group Exhibition curated by:

Nicholas Cueva
Dan Gunn
Heather Mekkelson

Twelve Galleries Project began as a roving exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists over the coarse of one year. With each new month, a new location was selected and a new gallery was formed. For its next venture, Twelve Galleries Project will focus its attention on twelve curators. Every quarter of the next year, with an existing Chicago gallery, three curators will collectively organize a themed exhibition as part of the Quarterly Site Series.


Artist to be announced soon!!!