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Samantha Bittman: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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3/5/12 Posted 3/5/12

(Image: Samantha Bittman, Untitled (diamonds), 2011, acrylic on handwoven textile,19 x 15; © Samantha Bittman) Samantha Bittman (b. 1982) A trained weaver, Samantha Bittman executes most of  her paintings on textiles she produces herself. She obscures or interrupts parts of her woven patterns using painted grids, squares and mazelike arrangements of lines. Because the artist matches the colors of her paints and threads so skillfully, her compositions almost blend into their backgrounds. The p... [more]

Candida Alvarez: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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2/17/12 Posted 2/17/12

(Image: Candida Alvarez, chill, 2011, oil, acrylic, enamel, pencil on canvas, 84 x 72 in. ; © Candida Alvarez) Candida Alvarez (b. Brooklyn, New York) Currently serving as a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Candida Alvarez has been a part of the local Chicago art community since she first got a position with the Institute in 1998.  She is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was born and raised by her parents, who came to the U.S. from Puerto Rico. After g... [more]

Art Letter: Young Artists who Know, and Aren't Replicating, History by Paul Klein  
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Robin Dluzen at The Charnel House February 3rd, 2012 - February 19th, 2012
Posted 8/27/12

Originally posted on ArtLetter.com BY PAUL KLEIN ON FEBRUARY 2, 2012 5:08 PM There's a lot of new talent emerging on the Chicago art scene, right now; talent that is art-historically knowledgeable and relevant. Artists are taking risks and galleries are following suite.  Antonia Gurkovska is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute and makes a worthy entrance, participating in two exhibits opening tonight.  In a one-person show at Kavi Gupta, the gallery match... [more]

Carrie Gundersdorf: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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12/26/11 Posted 12/26/11

(Image: Carrie Gundersdorf, Diagonal Composition with laser lemon, 2010, crayon, charcoal, colored pencil and watercolour on paper, 44 1/2 x 60"; © Carrie Gundersdorf) Carrie Gundersdorf (b. 1973) With an unyielding interest in the formal explorations and history of abstraction, Carrie Gundersdorf's drawings and paintings reflect her interest in how line, form, color, and spatial compositions can be derived from other source materials, concerns similar to modernist artists such as Ellsworth Kelly a... [more]

Watchlist: David Lozano  
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7/30/11 Posted 7/30/11

(Image: David Lozano, Joy-Pop (Cool), 2010, acrylic and enamel on panel, 47" x 47"; © Zolla/Lieberman Gallery) Though the subjects in my work may vary, what pervades are dualities such as: flatness and space; the carnal and the superficial; the ordinary and the sublime; to reveal and to conceal at the same time. These dualities create a kind of visual play-ground in my paintings. The painting’s surfaces and images are constructed using colors and materials that are chosen with the intention o... [more]

20110105145430-mtt_wss_postcard_v6_blueback_500x360 43 Miles From Center: The Winter Opening at Water Street Studios - by Zachary Johnson  
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Gallery Director, Steven Lockwood at Water Street Studios January 28th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 5/18/11

hen Water Street Studios first opened in its temporary space near the corner of Water Street and Wilson in Batavia, IL, my mind was filled with preconceptions about the art that would be on display. Having attended various art fairs in the western suburbs, I assumed the art of Water Street would be more of the same: nature photography, realistic paintings, and predictable abstraction. Upon entering I was taken aback. What was once my hometown’s candy store had become a space containing striking me... [more]

20110301152633-uuuniverse Kate Friedman at South Shore Arts  
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Kate Friedman at South Shore Arts Gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts March 4th, 2011 - April 17th, 2011
Posted 4/5/11

The visual arts scene in Chicago dispenses doses of exhilaration and frustration in equal measure.  Not a month goes by when I don’t encounter a new artist producing engaging and substantive work.  At the same time, the number of established galleries exhibiting such artists remains stubbornly small.  While alternative spaces in the region do a good job picking up the slack, most do not have the connections or resources to promote their artists to a wider audience of collectors and curators. As an exampl... [more]

Lorraine Peltz: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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1/16/11 Posted 1/16/11

(Image: Lorraine Peltz, Chandelier- Pink, 2010, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"; © Lorraine Peltz) Lorraine Peltz’s paintings are complex ruminations on the nature of private identity and public persona. Using imagery culled from both personal history and the contemporary moment, they reference both past and present. The chandelier conjures a remembered culture and the patterned flowers, starbursts, and decorative flourishes present the now – particularly women’s fantasy and desires - t... [more]

20120825181222-light-and-air Review: Light & Air/ Coalition Gallery by Regan Golden-McNerney  
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Robin Dluzen, Zach Mory, Connie Wolfe at Coalition Gallery - Chicago Artists' Coalition November 12th, 2010 - December 3rd, 2010
Posted 8/25/12

Review: Light and Air/Coalition Gallery in New City Robin Dluzen, detail from "Tower Support Grids (Chicago)," 2010, duct tape and silicone caulk on insulation board RECOMMENDED Ethereal can mean delicate, insubstantial, or otherworldly. In “Light and Air” at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition Gallery, each artist’s work reflects upon the different facets “ethereal.” Connie Wolfe’s abstract hand-cut ink-jet prints suspended just inches off the wall appear fragile and delicate like wisp... [more]

Chicago Art Loop Open (15 Oct - 29 Oct)  
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10/14/10 Posted 10/14/10

(Excerpt from 'Chicago Artists Month 2010 Event: The Loop Art Crawl' posted by Carole Kuhrt Brewer on Chicago Now, Oct 2010. Found on http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/show-me-chicago/2010/10/chicago-artists-month-2010-event-the-loop-art-crawl.html) Get in the Loop - A month long competition covering a wide range of media. The First Annual Chicago Art Loop Open kicks off Friday, October 15 with 191 local artists, working in a broad range of media from site-specific installation and interactive video to sculptur... [more]

003__03aug Wonderful  
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at ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation September 3rd, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 9/12/10

Ian Campbell is one of the most exciting new faces, with paintings showing a remarkable mastery of color and emotional range. Looking at these, you feel that nothing is arbitrary and nothing is accidental. The architecture underpinning the paintings is sublime. We hope to see much more work by this new artist. [more]

003__03aug Wonderful  
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at ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation September 3rd, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 9/12/10

Ian Campbell is one of the most exciting new faces, with paintings showing a remarkable mastery of color and emotional range. Looking at these, you feel that nothing is arbitrary and nothing is accidental. The architecture underpinning the paintings is sublime. We hope to see much more work by this new artist. [more]

Img_3943 Chicago's Chicano Art elite welcomes the Pilsen Artists  
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Benjamín Anaya, Salvador Jimenez, Victor M. Montañez, Carolina I Reyes, Robert Valadez at Fonda Del Gusto March 19th, 2010 - April 30th, 2010
Posted 3/30/10

Pilsen Artists Head North (Wicker Park) @ La Fonda del Gusto When: home.lafondadelgusto.com Rockotitlan promoter, Jaime Garza assembled the most cutting edge artists that make their home in Pilsen and brought them to Chicago's North Side, Wicker Park. The event was a who's who in art royalty starting with the guests. Marcos Raya, Salvador Vega, Gina Pacheco Gamboa, were among the Pilsen Art community elite who came to celebrate the most recent works from The avant guard Chicano Artists g... [more]

Robert Smithson artwork and a visitor collide  
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3/2/10 Posted 3/2/10

The Art Institute of Chicago. Contemporary Gallery, Darboven. Photo by Dave Jordano. A Robert Smithson non-site Chalk-Mirror Displacement (seen on the floor, above center) was damaged at the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing over the weekend (Feb. 28) when a visitor backed into it. Read the response of Abraham Ritchie, ArtSlant's Chicago Editor, to the incident and media coverage on his blog, The Chicago Art Blog.   [more]

Wandering_in_quest No empty walls at LivingRoom Realty (Lauren Viera, Chicago Tribune)  
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Edelweiss Cardenas at LivingRoom Gallery January 15th, 2010 - February 27th, 2010
Posted 8/2/10

How much attention do you pay to the art hung in your doctor's office? If your doctor's office is anything like mine, the works are probably purchased in bulk from a single artist, someone unlikely to be exhibited in River North or even in some of the most commercial galleries on Michigan Avenue. It's a safe bet that she or he is repped by some major conglomerate as opposed to a local dealer, and, visually, it's probably pretty vague — uncomplicated, easy on your peripheral vision as you're... [more]

Summer_without_frogs Review of this show and artist:  
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Joey Wozniak at Eyeporium Gallery February 5th, 2010 - February 27th, 2010
Posted 1/21/10

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