Britt Julious takes in EXPO's vernissage
At Marc Foxx Gallery, photo by Britt Julious.
For the first year, it was fitting for EXPO CHICAGO to take place at Navy Pier, land of cheap concessions and carnival-like rides. Vernissage, the opening night party, slightly reeked of stale popcorn thanks to Skinny Pop popcorn bags strewn across abandoned break tables and popcorn kernels littering the pristine carpeted grounds anchoring each fair booth. It was a fitting tribute to the location and the spirit of the fair as it stands in 2014. This is not like the more controlled, more glitzy,... [more]
a fantasy from many by Nancy Bechtol David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Walter Fydryck, Brian Garay, Adam Helman, Kat Van Horn, Laz, Frank Mascenic, Michael Platt, Kirk Rohrbaugh, John Tyszko, James Vellner, Paul Whittaker at Lost Artists Chicago
September 13th 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
this is a must see event, music, poety, art and more, enjoy the vibe. [more]
A Prak-sis Collaborative project with Royal Institute of British Architect in USA, and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Poker Run for a fundraising event is scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 20th concurrent with Expo Chicago Week. Viewing of the artwork on display will be possible from 9 p.m. the 19th at Grand ballroom at the Drake Hotel. Along with this event, we are looking forward to introducing Prak-sis n3w M3dia Art festival, gallery art displays, lectures, and performances as a prelude to AXIS 2015... [more]
Lives/works in: Chicago, ILWebsite: http://www.dianeponder.comTo purchase contact: Diane Ponder
Diane Ponder is a painter and digital photographer. Her work has been displayed locally at Navy Pier, Grant Park, and Oak Park; nationally at The Rockford Gallery in Rockford, Maine, the Art Center in Orinda, California and the New York Art Expo, and internationally, at the first abstract art show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where she was the only woman artist. Diane&rsq... [more]
Candida von BraunPainting
Lives/works in: Chicago, ILWebsite: http://candidavonbraun.comTo purchase contact: Candida von Braun
Candida von Braun’s life is rooted in a culture of creative expression that encompasses art, architecture, photography, sculpture and classical dressage. In her series “Equus” she explores the ongoing challenge between realism and abstraction, layering textures in her desire to connect with the animal’s energy and personality through her... [more]
THE SUB-MISSION is pleased to present We Tried That One Time, a site-specific installation by Megan Stroech. Stroech creates unfamiliar arrangements constructed from low-grade, accessible materials to challenge conventional understanding of their utility and erase associations relating to their traditional function. In her solo project in THE SUB-MISSION, she exposes specific architectural elements of the project space while obscuring others to explore perception, the relationship between object... [more]
Didn't make it this round? Round 5 opens Friday, July 18th!
Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize
Round 4 Juried Winners:
Artist: Fintan Whelan
Title: Breakthrough 2014, 2014
Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 x 2 cm
Artist: Yao Hai
Title: Musicless Shanzhai, 2014
Medium: Ink on paper, 97 x 60 cm
Artist: Austin Irving
Title: Spring Street, Los... [more]
Find your own Truth here by artbyjkp Candace Hunter at South Side Community Art Center
June 13th - July 12th
The artist Candace Hunter has taken the hoodie, the ubiquitous garb of urban youth, professional athletes and soccer moms, now turned symbol of continued racial divide after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, and deftly mined it as metaphor through out African American history. In Ms. Hunter’s hands the hoodie stands in for the darkness of the slave ship hold, In Strange Fruit it evokes the hoods of Klansmen and others who carried out lynchings, indeed the very hoods used to cover the fac... [more]
Hooded Truths by ArtyTC Candace Hunter at South Side Community Art Center
June 13th - July 12th
Candace "Chlee" Hunter has created a powerful exhibition about violence that African Americans have endured in this country. The exhibition choronicles the numberous deaths from racial violance against our communities, from slavery to the present day. Her beautifully crafted installtions and art pieces, engage art viewers in the politics and the history of crimes against our humantiy. I applaude Candace's research, scholarship and talent. All of the works within speak to viewers about the is... [more]
You design the booth.
You select the artists.
You choose the artworks.
We mount the exhibition at one of the world's major art fairs.
We're trying something new.
Curator's Open is a different model of fair curation. We will ask curators from around the world to take advantage of the ArtSlant network and use the ginormous database of artwork hosted on ArtSlant as a resource to craft the best art fair booth exhibition they can come up with. For the next month, curators will be scouring a special search p... [more]
EXPO Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announced its stellar line up for its third annual exhibition (Sept. 18-21) at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. The list includes some 137 galleries from 42 cities around the world including Berlin's Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, London's CABINET, and New York's David Zwirner Gallery.
The list of 2014 exhibiting galleries includes:
Galería Álvaro Alcázar MadridAmeringer | McEnery | Yohe New YorkBASE GALLERY TokyoGalerie d... [more]
Kasia does an excellent job of illustrating the state of mind of being "lost between cultures" in this exhibit. Watching the pieces, you feel the same sense of being torrn between identities or ways of being- a feeling I myself can connect to, raised between Poland, the US and from living abroad for some time. You feel as though you have pieces of each place within you, but no one place perhaps fully suits you. The use of X-rays was my personal favorite in this reflection, as they seemed to show su... [more]
I thoroughly enjoyed Kasia Ozga's exhibit "Land Grab". When I first descended into her exhibition space my eyes first went to the most boisterous of her pieces, which I was drawn to despite not seeing it for what it was initially-- the enlarged finger print. That piece ignited empathy for the vulnerability that immigrants must feel, and as I imagined my own fingerprint undressed for an audience I felt briefly exposed and objectified.
Kasia’s metal reliefs of a polluted earth were just as s... [more]
This was a really storng show, and the overaching themes about immigration, borders, and control were executed with intelligence and creativity. I loved how Ozga's aluminium sculptures incorporated melted down soda cans transposed onto maps to illustrate the political complications of mining for natural resources. The textures of all the pieces were visually compelling, especially the giant giant fingerprint from an undocumeted immigrant outlined in packing tape. It was massive and arresting, a... [more]