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Dusty Bunnyfield vs. Molotovia Cottontail at Mini Dutch

By Jen Hazen in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 15, 2009 5:20PM

Lucia Fabio "Permanent Growth" Ink on Paper, 18" x 23"
There’s something deliciously voyeuristic about visiting an apartment gallery like Mini Dutch. They're so intimate—furniture shoved into a corner, cats mingling with guests, looking out at life from someone else’s front window. And, of course, the art. If this sounds like your scene, take a peep at MD's finale of "Dusty Bunnyfield vs. Molotovia Cocktail: Three Openings, One Show" this Saturday.

The final opening will display the progression of works from the past month, which began with landscape paintings by Erik Brown, continued with the addition of drawings by Lucia Fabio, and will conclude with a final installment of works by 9 artists (Miguel Cortez of Antena, Liz Nielsen of Swimming Pool Project Space, and Caroline Picard of Green Lantern, among others) who also run domestic spaces in Chicago. The finale precedes the upcoming “Artists Run Chicago” exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center, which will showcase the work of these gallery owners whose spaces are integral to Chicago's contemporary art scene.

Oh, and the story behind the exhibit's title?

"I have two pet rabbits," Fabio says. "It comes from Erik wanting us to have bunny-themed wrestling names, playing off of the notion that we are "battling" as artists and curators. Erik is Dusty Bunnyfield and I am Molotovia Cottontail."

Mini Dutch Gallery, 3111 W Diversey 1st Floor, Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Runs until April 19. Free.