Sunday, September 11, 2011

Opening Night Party: September 16, 2011 from 6:00pm – Midnight.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 16th from 6 to midnight, Saturday, September 17 from 11 to 3.

Dock 6 Collective presents Fall Design and Art Series, curated by Hinge Gallery. Opening night party on Friday, September 16th from 6pm - midnight, followed by Saturday, September 17th viewing hours from 11am - 3pm. Friday night refreshments will be served.

Fall Design and Art Series features the work of the 7 design companies that comprise Dock 6 Collective along with an exhibition of 13 artists curated by Hinge Gallery. Each artist has created a site specific piece that interacts within Dock 6 Collective’s 24,000 sq. ft. raw workshop space. Artwork includes fiber installation, performance, light sculpture, and video.

Featured design companies include Carson Maddox Studios, -ism Furniture, Lagomorph Design, Navillus Woodworks, SAP Design, Inc, Thomeworks, and zakrose.

Exhibiting artists include Scott Ashley, Jeffrey Forsythe, Chris Lin, Raul Mendez, Rusty Shackleford, Ben Stagl, Russ White, Kayce Bayer, Karolina Gnatowski, Laura Lulu, Matthew Schlagbaum, Rana Siegel, Bill Talsma.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dana Carter
BFA Washington University School of Fine Art in St. Louis; MFA, 2008, University of Illinois School of Art (Studio Art) Exhibitions: American Institute of Architecture, New Orleans; Devening Projects & Editions, Chicago; Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, NY; Vox Populi, Philidelphia; Locust Projects, Miami, Gallery 400, Chicago. Forthcoming Exhibitions: Iceberg Projects, Chicago; Glass Curtain Gallery (catalogue), Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center. Bibliography: Chicago Reader, Architect's Newspaper, NewCity, Times-Picayune, Eros C'est la Vie.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, the first time as tragedy, the sixth time as farce.

Meg Duguid
Raised in Columbus Ohio. She received her MFA from Bard College in 2005 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She has exhibited and performed the DUMBO arts festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Suburban, Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, Flux Factory in Queens, 667 Shotwell in San Francisco, and the 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. Duguid also runs Clutch Gallery, a 25 square inch white-cube located in the heart of her purse. She lives with her husband and three cats in Chicago, Illinois,
Clutch Gallery is a 25-square-inch space located in the heart of Meg Duguid's purse. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art of all media. Clutch opened in December 2009 and was initially intended to maintain regular programming through December 2010. Clutch will continue to run into 2011 until the gallery wears out from daily use, or the director decides that she needs more real estate to store her wallet. During its first year Clutch exhibited Catie Olson, Nick Black, Adam Sipe, Matt King, Jessica Peterson, Emily Roz, Carmelle Safdie, Meghan Wilbar, Trevor Gainer, Zachary Rawe, Danielle Ash, and Tom Burtonwood. To learn more about Clutch's exhibitions and find out where Clutch is going, follow it on Facebook, or you can make an appointment for a personal viewing time.

Kirsten Leenaars
Born and educated in the Netherlands where she received her BFA in Sculpture and her MA degree with a focus on socially engaged art. She received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from UIC (Chicago) in 2007. In 2004 and 2007 she received a ‘Start Stipendium’, a stipend for ‘promising’ Dutch artists by Fonds BKVB, foundation for the visual arts. She recently received the Propeller Award for the production of the show ‘Mutualisms’. Her work is shown at film and video festivals nationally and internationally, in gallery context and has been part of community-based projects. She showed among others with Three Walls, Chicago; IFFR, Rotterdam; Slow, Chicago; Gallery Stephan Stucki, Zurich; Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam; HotelMariaKapel, Hoorn; Traveling Tehran Biennale, Istanbul, New York; Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago; LOOP Festival, Barcelona; Gallery 400, Chicago. She has collaborated the past year with Dan Peterman on the project Medicinal Landscapes (the Netherlands) and was involved with DePaul University College of Law (Chicago) to produce a work for the Iraq History Project. Leenaars will be attending the Banff Center in Canada for a residency in January 2011 and will be part of the exhibition “Without You I am Nothing” at the MCA, Chicago. In addition to her art practice Leenaars is the co-executive director of GeoAIR, a residency program in Tbilisi, Georgia. She currently teaches at Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.


Edra Soto, Deborah Boardman, Jeroen Nelemans and Ryan Richey. It is a venture which embraces the creative process explored through painted Yves Klein Blue lines. Their interactions present the body and the artist's hand as both self-referential and anonymous. Floating somewhere between painting and video, their work originates from the most basic element: the line. In both their video and performance events, ED JR improvises non-linear and process-oriented compositions and accidents that may or may not achieve a coherent image. New projects will appear at Dock 6 and at the Charnel House as part of Five Funerals
this spring.

Edra Soto

b. Puerto Rico, is a Chicago based artist. In 1995 Edra received the Alfonso Arana Fellowship to work in Paris for one year. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she obtained her Masters of Fine Arts in 2OOO. Immediately after, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been feature in New American Paintings and her show at Ebersmoore was selected Best Solo Exhibitions of 2010 by NewCity Art of Chicago. Soto has lecture at El Museo de Puerto Rico, Harold Washington College and The Art Institute of Chicago among others.

Some of her latest presentations include: Roots and Culture, El Museo de Puerto Rico, Longman and Eagle with Harold Arts, Ebersmoore and the UBS 12 x 12 at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago.

Deborah Boardman
Painter, installation and performance artist and member of the artist collaborative ED JR. with Edra Soto, Jeroen Nelemans
and Ryan Richey. She received a BFA Massachusetts College of Art (1984)and a MFA from Tufts University - School of the Museum of Fine Arts(1987).
Deborah is a recipient of grants from the Illinois Arts Counciland the Indiana Humanities Council. Her project A Porous Space opened recently at the Gahlberg Gallery, College of Dupage. An earlier version of the project debuted at Heskin Contemporary in New York in September, 2009. Future projects include a solo exhibition at EBERSMOORE in 2011, exhibitions in Mysore and Bangalore, India, and participation in an
exhibition curated by Adelheid Mers at the Hyde Park Art Center in 2012. Her work is in the public collection of the Chicago Cultural Center, and her artist books are in collections of the Bibliothecha Alexandrina, Egypt, Newbury Library's Wing Collection and at Harvard University's Houghton Library, among others.

Jeroen Nelemans,
born in the Netherlands, and currently resides in Chicago.
Nelemans has shown extensively in national and in international venues, most recently at the ICA in Philadelphia, PA (2010), the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonika, Greece (2010), Ebersmoore Gallery, Chicago, IL (2010), the Nice&Fit Gallery Berlin, Germany (2009), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI (2008), Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami FL (2007), Art Miami (2007), and the Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL (2004).
He has also recently collaborated with Anne Wilson on her video: Walking the Warp, which was part of a group show at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, Italy, the Knoxville Art Museum, TN, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, TX , De La Cruz Collection, FL (2009-11).
Nelemans received his BFA from Florida International University, Miami, Florida, in 2004, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 2007. He is a recipient of a Full Merit Scholarship from SAIC, was a resident at the Santa Fe Artist Institute in 2008, and was awarded a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2007, and at the Jentel Residency in Banner, WY, in 2004.

Ryan B Richey
His work has led him to perform, make videos, write, paint, sing, sculpt, install and utilize whatever medium that’s necessary to get his ideas across. At the core of his practice, he writes and paints in tandem to breathe life into the stories and experiences of his ancestors, family as well as his own. It is what he knows. Richey's latest ongoing projects are his writing/painting series, My Whole Life, and a music collaboration with Chris Lin, Hannis Pannis.

Kujawa Architecture
Chicago based design firm composed of Casimir Kujawa, Mason Pritchett and Patrick Johnson. With a principal focus on the intersection of Art, Architecture, Design and Landscape, collaborations range in scope from the design and construction of intimate pavilions (Cosmology of Yard - Theaster Gates) to large scale mixed-use renovations (Historic Sears Building), new construction multi-family residences (LOHI Flats), and speculations (Union Station 2020).

John DeSalvo

JDD creating sophisticated, classic and elegant architecture, interiors and design objects. A university of Illinois and Cornell University undergraduate and Cornell master of Architecture graduate, John has been practicing architecture since 1988. Living for a decade in Germany, he has worked for some of the leading architects of the 20th century including Norman Foster on the Reichstag project and Helmut Jahn in Berlin and Chicago. Now living in Chicago with his own architectural practice, he is dedicated to a comprehensive approach of integrating technology and sustainability into great design. He has already won several design awards and is a free hand illustrator for Norton Press Publications architectural pocket guide book series which include Chicago, Los Angles and Miami. Guide books available on
John has been an adjunct professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) since 2004 where he teaches his own advanced elective undergraduate studio and second year graduate design.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dock 6 in Chicago Home and Garden Magazine

The January/February issue of Chicago Home and Garden Magazine is now on news stands and it features a 2 page photo spread of Dock 6.
Much thanks to Amalie, Chicago Home and Garden Magazine and the photographers for coaching us through that chilly photo shoot!

Dock 6 and Clandestino 11/6/10

On November 6, 2010 Dock 6 hosted a dinner with Clandestino Supper Club
The shop was cleaned, our spaces set up with new pieces, and we collaborated on a 50' modular table that breaks down to 8'x10" plywood strips. It was finished with left over tinted lacquers that had been taking up valuable space in the fireproof cabinets. The randomly combined colors ended up producing a fantastic effect.
We also built the poplar serving trays and did the lighting design. Clandestino did the food, and everyone brought the drink.