Monday, November 27, 2006

Oh Well.

Wendy Cooper announced via a press release what has been known for a few weeks, the gallery is closing its doors. There is no known reason, the main speculation is that Cooper is just tired of the beast, and travel between her Wisconsin home and Chicago. No one has cited ailing sales. Dear readers, you can consider this your cue to assert wild acquizations in the comments section. At any rate, Cooper is not bowing out of art totally, but rather switching focus. Still, it is sad that this is happening, the gallery put on a lot good shows, and was a welcome addition to the West Loop. Here's the press release with the details:
    “Darling project,” Group show of gallery artists and fresh talent

    December 1, 2006 – February 8, 2007
    Reception: December 1, 6-9pm

    Friday and Saturday, 12 – 6 and by appointment

    For the final show at its 119 N. Peoria St. location, the Wendy Cooper Gallery will exhibit new work by gallery artists with the addition of four new artists. Moving from a stationary location, Wendy Cooper will shift her operations nationally and internationally as a private dealer, curator, and advisor. The new business name and title of this show, “Darling project,” refers to a partnership that is handled with passion and energy. It is the title of a love letter for each future project and exhibition.

    The gallery will host a reception on December 1st from 6-9pm to celebrate the achievements of the gallery’s artists and the future of “Darling project,”.

    The exhibition will feature work by : Noelle Allen, Drew Beattie, Zoƫ Charlton, Xylor Jane, Martin McMurray, Amy Park, Sabrina Raaf, Thorina Rose, Rita Rubas, Eduardo Santiere, J. Shimon & J. Lindemann, Jered Sprecher, TL Solien, and Ann Toebbe.

    This is an opportunity to view choice works from the gallery program on SALE. Don’t miss it.
Um, personally would have left out that last line for sure. But at least its not as bad as Paul Klein plugging his new high end sound systems and flat screen TVs business as reported in the Reader's "The Business." we didn't get that email, so we must have fallen off the Artletter list. Or maybe he knows that our offices here at Art or Idiocy? have already been outfitted with state of the art stuff by Carl Hammer Gallery.

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