Installation view of “GRAFT” (2017). Photo: Sector 2337.

Chicago’s Sector 2337, Home to the Green Lantern Press, to Close

Beginning in 2019, the artist-run nonprofit organization Green Lantern Press will close its Chicago-based headquarters Sector 2337 and continue its publishing, curatorial, and public programming projects remotely. Shuttering its physical space will allow the organization to operate with significantly decreased overhead costs. Its final four-month closing season will include a solo show of work by artist Eduardo Kac and a group exhibition of work by artists from Chicago and Mexico City, among other events.

Since opening as an apartment gallery and paperback press in 2005, GLP has existed in different iterations as a space for local, national, and international artists in various locations throughout Chicago. It opened its Logan Square location in 2014 as a fully funded, five-year experiment and as the headquarters for GLP, serving as both a storefront gallery and a bookstore. Its past five years of programming have included collaborations with artists, writers, and curators such as Nathaniel Mackey, Ebony Patterson, Bernadette Mayer, Timothy Morton, Doa Nguyen, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Alexandria Eregbu, Danny Giles, Takahiro Iwasaki, Essi Kausalainen, Stephen Lapthisophon, Lou Mallozzi, Kara Manal, Angelika Markul, Ellen Rothenberg, Edra Soto, Robin Blaser, Magalie Guérin, Roberto Harrison, Hannah B. Higgins, Abishek Narula, Shawn Michelle Smith, and Fo Wilson.