Gallery Sabine

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2021

1002 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608


Open to the public: October 16th & 17th / 12-8pm
*Indoor Gallery
* Masks are required indoors.

Artists: Suzette Bross, Robert Buchholz, Bettina Cousineau, Jonah Criswell, Diane Green, Deborah Handler, Laura Letinsky, Terri Lloyd ,Alejandro Lugo, Lola Dement, Meyers Industry of the Ordinary, Kasia Ozga, Tom Palazzolo, Elinore Schnurr, Frank Styburski, Frank Joseph Zirbel

Exploring the psychology/latent politics of the everyday. Eat, sleep, work, leisure, repeat. Collection of images, objects, assemblages.


Frank Joseph Zirbel is a self-taught artist from Green Bay, Wisconsin. His preferred mediums are painting, ink drawing, and collage. He’s influenced significantly by artists like Goya and Bruegel. Aside from visual art, Zirbel has played music in Chicago since the late 70s, and releases music under the Mental Insect moniker.

Elinore Schnurr is a figurative painter from New York City. Her artwork, utilizing watercolor and oils, depicts city life in public spaces. Elevator #38, painted in the 90s, displays a group of businesspeople departing the elevators of the World Trade Center. She’s particularly interested in, and skilled at, depicting reflections (of light against windows, digital billboards, etc.).

Laura Letinsky is a photographer and professor at the University of Chicago. She presents her Albeit series here, a collection of food and tableware-centric collages. Her choices for subject matter, somewhat classical, include couples/romance, domestic scenes, and still lifes. Her scholarly work interrogates the nature of the photograph, its history, social function, and potential.

Jonah Criswell is an illustrator, painter, and professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work here, created in quarantine, presents domestic comfort (behind a laptop screen, watching TV shows, with your cat) amid a climate of great uncertainty. Jonah writes that his “works operate like dreams; improvisational, intimate and honest”.

We are an 18th Street gallery featuring local artists, hosting art openings and pop-up events. This is our first year participating in Pilsen Open Studios.