January 08, 2014

22 Unforgettable Moments from Southtown Gallery Unit B

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Artist-run gallery Unit B, a Chicago transplant that quickly became a fixture in Southtown, announced late last year that it would “close its door indefinitely to ponder the future of the gallery and life in general.” Last weekend, the gallery celebrated with a closing reception. We asked director Kimberly Aubuchon to share some of her favorite moments from the gallery’s 12-year run.
Unit B Gallery
Artist-run gallery Unit B, a Chicago transplant that quickly became a fixture in Southtown, announced late last year that it would “close its door indefinitely to ponder the future of the gallery and life in general.” Last weekend, the gallery celebrated with a closing reception. We asked director Kimberly Aubuchon to share some of her favorite moments from the gallery’s 12-year run.
Artist Chuck Ramirez chillin’ at the Unit B CAM Pool Party as part of the Show-Off’s exhibition that featured work by artists that run artist-run spaces, July 2006.
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Artist Chuck Ramirez chillin’ at the Unit B CAM Pool Party as part of the Show-Off’s exhibition that featured work by artists that run artist-run spaces, July 2006.
Candace Briceno-Connolly from the exhibition 'Yanaguana: Polvo Est. 1996,' curated by Miguel Cortez of Polvo Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2006.
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Candace Briceno-Connolly from the exhibition 'Yanaguana: Polvo Est. 1996,' curated by Miguel Cortez of Polvo Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2006.
Austin artist, Erich Michaud performing during the opening of 'Once Upon…Happily After' curated by John Mata, November 2006.
Unit B Gallery
Austin artist, Erich Michaud performing during the opening of 'Once Upon…Happily After' curated by John Mata, November 2006.
Artist Gary Sweeney and Unit B Director Kimberly Aubuchon shake after the ground breaking of 'The Summit at Stone Dominion Oak at Cibolo Culebra Crest' in the Unit B yard, April 2007.
Unit B Gallery
Artist Gary Sweeney and Unit B Director Kimberly Aubuchon shake after the ground breaking of 'The Summit at Stone Dominion Oak at Cibolo Culebra Crest' in the Unit B yard, April 2007.
New York short-lived punk rock art band, The Final Run-Ins, made up of NYC artists Nathan Carter, Matthew Ronay, and Ben played a kick ass 21 minute set at Unit B, July 2007.
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New York short-lived punk rock art band, The Final Run-Ins, made up of NYC artists Nathan Carter, Matthew Ronay, and Ben played a kick ass 21 minute set at Unit B, July 2007.
Maude made several visits to Unit B. This was one for the International Pancake Film Festival held bi-annually in the Unit B yard, May 2008.
Unit B Gallery
Maude made several visits to Unit B. This was one for the International Pancake Film Festival held bi-annually in the Unit B yard, May 2008.
Installation view of Michael Genovese’s work from the 2-person exhibition, 'Sign Language,' July 2008
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Installation view of Michael Genovese’s work from the 2-person exhibition, 'Sign Language,' July 2008
Installation view of work by Dallas-based Stephen Lapthisophon and the late-great Chicago-based, Matt Hanner from their exhibition 'Six Years Later,' May 2009
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Installation view of work by Dallas-based Stephen Lapthisophon and the late-great Chicago-based, Matt Hanner from their exhibition 'Six Years Later,' May 2009
Artlies had an issue release party in the yard, rallying around the work of San Antonio sweetheart Gary Sweeney, July 2009.
Unit B Gallery
Artlies had an issue release party in the yard, rallying around the work of San Antonio sweetheart Gary Sweeney, July 2009.