By Lauri Apple in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 17, 2008 6:40PM
Tonight there's a slew of art openings to keep your eyes happy and your brains searching for the messages within the media:
ALL RiSE GALLERY begins its Weekend Flings -- an exhibition series of weekend shows that open on Fridays at 7 p.m. and close on Sundays at 6 p.m. The inaugural show features a collaborative photo project by Jori Brewer & Kiley Reed-Black. 1370 W. Grand Ave.
In the West Loop, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery hosts Reflections, a group show featuring works by Tania Bruguera, Leon Golub, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Industry of the Ordinary, Emily Jacir, Wayne Gonzales, Michal Rovner, Nancy Spero, Meg Webster and others. Through Nov. 15. 5-8 p.m. 118 North Peoria St.
Kasia Kay Gallery hosts two openings: Carla Gannis' Who's Seen Jezebel and new works by Duncan R. Anderson. Through Nov. 15. 6-9 p.m. Gannis’ work comprises large-scaled digital prints, a wall installation, a life-size silhouette, a PHSCologram created in collaboration with (art)n, and an interactive digital game work that can be experienced on KKG's website. Anderson’s drawings, sculptures and installations incorporate pop culture and historical references. Anderson gives an artist talk tomorrow at noon at the gallery, located at 1044 W Fulton Market St. in the West Loop.
Also in the West Loop, Western Exhibitions hosts an opening of mash up-style paintings by Carl Baratta. Through Nov. 15. 5-8 p.m. 119 N Peoria St, #2A.
Heading north, Phaiz Gallery features Public Address, an installation by Ellen Rothenberg with multiples by Stephanie Brooks, Janet Eckelbarger, Marianne Fairbanks and Jane Palmer, Industry of the Ordinary, Carole Francis Lung and Christine Tarkowski. Proceeds from the sale of multiples will go to Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, an organization that promotes transparency, participation, and the democratic process. 7-10 p.m. 673 N. Milwaukee Ave.