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WIN FREE Tickets to FOUNTAIN Art Fair Chicago!  
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9/15/13 Posted 9/15/13

Fountain Art Fair is coming to Chicago in just one week, and we've got 10 extra tickets to give away! Each ticket is good for you plus one for the entire fair September 20-22. To be entered for a chance at free tickets like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll post a photo from Fountain on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 & 17. Retweet, favorite, like, and comment on our post and we'll randomly select 10 winners! Good luck! More about Fountain Art Fair: Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 by David Kesting, Joh... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Zac Franzoni  
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7/7/13 Posted 7/7/13

(Image: Zac Franzoni, A Cut Above, 2012, Acrylic, 36 x 36 x 2 inches; © Zac Franzoni) Zac Franzoni (b. 1982, Canton, IL) "I like to listen to The Rolling Stones when I paint. I move and sing along with the music, my nervous system responds accordingly and by the time I come out of my trance, there is a painting lying on the floor in front of me. Art isn't something that I like to pretend to know what it means, or where it comes from. It comes out of me and ends up on the canvas; it's... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Marcus Sterling Alleyne  
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5/29/13 Posted 5/29/13

(Image: Marcus Sterling Alleyne, Astrological Goddess -- Taurus, 2013, digitally colored pencil drawing; © MSA ART 2013)   Marcus Sterling Alleyne (b. 1976, Chicago) Artists & Art enthusiasts around the globe have admired the drive and determination of this youthful artist...vibrant colors and a whimsy unlike any other, Marcus' art has been displayed, honored, and collected by the influential as well as first timers who have just recently been exposed to the magical transformation his art b... [more]

Watchlist Artist: Steven Husby  
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4/20/13 Posted 4/20/13

65GRAND is pleased to present BRUTE FORCe, Steven Husby's first solo exhibition with the gallery.At first appearing impersonal and cold, the paintings of Steven Husby display a highly individual approach. They are the product of an artist concerned with precision and permutation. Like many abstractionists working today, Husby takes painting as his subject. But that is just the starting point. The artist is concerned not with the meaning or purpose of painting but rather the construc... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Danny Augustine  
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4/14/13 Posted 4/14/13

(Image: Danny Augustine, Every Moment Counts, Pen and ink on paper, 31 x 22 inches; © Danny Augustine)   Danny Augustine (b. Pittsburgh) While I am working on the surface, my mind wanders across an internal landscape of memories and experiences. Questions that are difficult to answer in the rational world arise in my mind. Growing up with a mentally ill parent impacted my personal and professional lives. Ever since my mother was first diagnosed with schizophrenia, the world has dissected not o... [more]

20130210121845-116 Art review by Agni  
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Craig Norton at Carl Hammer Gallery February 15th, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 2/19/13

This is Craig Norton’s first Solo show in Chicago and he has really impressed the audience with his Mixed Media three dimensional Wall Art. In Dropping Mom Off at the Old folks Home, Norton draws attention to the insecurities that come with old age. He also highlights the mentality of our society towards old people. We think of them as an outcast and neglect them. His works are mainly a combination of drawings and collages layered on top of wood cutouts. The work touch the Robert Rauschenberg’s i... [more]

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Judith Geichman at Carrie Secrist Gallery February 9th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 2/19/13

The ongoing exhibition of Judith Giechman’s work at the Carrie Secrist Gallery is a series of abstract works in Grayscale. She has taken the paper/canvas on an adventure where she explores the materiality by various mark making techniques, playing with the flow of paints, gestural movements, drips and layering. This depiction of abstraction gives each work a different storyline. Each work can be viewed as a landscape, or composition of figures in space, underwater-world or a science experiment of... [more]

20120822071000-ppheaven-wysiwyg-banner Did You See Heaven? WYSIWYG @ Peregrine Program  
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McKeever Donovan, Susanne Doremus, Ron Ewert, Richard Galling, Antonia Gurkovska, Oliver Henry, Sofia Leiby, Josh Reames, Ezara Spangl at PEREGRINEPROGRAM September 2nd, 2012 - September 30th, 2012
Posted 10/7/12

by Dana Bassett... "Peregrine Program is poised at a unique threshold of the Chicago art scene. While it’s certainly not an apartment gallery, located inside of an East Garfield Park studio building, the space lacks the sterile snap of a commercial space. The walls are white, but the exhibition space is rather small, best lending itself to one person installations and the viewing of small works. Usually, the openings spill into the hallway where artists congregate, converse and bump into each othe... [more]

20121004134445-freak_me_out_nbechtol Lost Artists Colony - FIND'em! soon to be legend  
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Lost Colony Artists, David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol at Avondale Arts Fest September 23rd, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
Posted 9/23/12

just check this out on Oct 13. lucky number. amazing fun and art, music, food, and maybe you dancing too! All media, all styles all really interesting works. come [more]

20120419040712-ppheaven-spectra-banner [CHICAGO] 패러그린프로그램 & 천국을 보았니: 스펙트라展  
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Levi Budd, Michelle Grabner, Ethan Greenbaum, Sam Jaffe, Larry Lee, Jack Holström Schneider, Li TRINCERE, Don Voisine, Jon Waites at PEREGRINEPROGRAM May 6th, 2012 - June 10th, 2012
Posted 10/7/12

By Hanna Yoo... "어느 화창한 초여름 날, 대안공간 패러그린프로그램(PEREGRINEPROGRAM)을 운영하는 애드문드 키아(Edmund Chia)와 이야기를 나눴다. 패러그린프로그램은 작가들이 직접 전시회를 열며 자유롭게 운영하는 ‘아티스트-런-스페이스(artist-run-space)’이다. 이곳에서 열린 전시 (2012. 5. 6~6. 10)에 대한 리뷰를 마지막으로 시카고 특파원으로서의 지난 1년을 마무리한다. Read more >> [more]

20120419040712-ppheaven-spectra-banner [CHICAGO] 패러그린프로그램 & 천국을 보았니: 스펙트라展  
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Levi Budd, Michelle Grabner, Ethan Greenbaum, Sam Jaffe, Larry Lee, Jack Holström Schneider, Li TRINCERE, Don Voisine, Jon Waites at PEREGRINEPROGRAM May 6th, 2012 - June 10th, 2012
Posted 10/7/12

By Hanna Yoo... "어느 화창한 초여름 날, 대안공간 패러그린프로그램 (PEREGRINEPROGRAM) 을 운영하는 애드문드 키아 (Edmund Chia) 와 이야기를 나눴다. 패러그린프로그램은 작가들이 직접 전시회를 열며 자유롭게 운영하는 ‘아티스트-런-스페이스(artist-run-space)’이다. 이곳에서 열린 전시  (2012. 5. 6 ~ 6. 10) 에 대한 리뷰를 마지막으로 시카고 특파원으로서의 지난 1년을 마무리한다.  Read more >> [more]

MFA Watchlist Artist: Ron Ewert  
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6/4/12 Posted 5/29/12

(Image: Installation view of MFA show: Collaboration with Josh Reames,  From left to right: “Jim”, acrylic on canvas, Josh Reames: “Refraction (opened up)”, oil and acrylic on canvas, “Thumbnail”, acrylic on unprimed dropcloth, “Password”, acrylic on canvas; © Ron Ewert) Ron Ewert (b. 1982, Chicago, Illinois) I create paintings, installations, and assemblages that investigate non-linearity, spatial ambiguity, and dislocated semiotic associations.  It is through the play of these formal elements that I can grou... [more]

20120527205405-p1020507 Forms & Fragments  
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Nikki Renee Anderson, Shelley Gilchrist, DONNA HAPAC, Mimi Peterson at The Art Museo April 26th, 2012 - July 30th, 2012
Posted 5/27/12

On Thursday 26 April, I attended the opening reception of Forms & Fragments at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. My expectations of classic "Motel Room Art" and a tacky "Starving Artist Sale" quickly dissipated upon entering The Art Museo section of the lobby. This group show featuring 3-D wall constructions is subtly integrated with artwork from the InterContinental's permanent collection which includes Modern masters such as Rauschenberg. The labyrinth of first fl... [more]

Showcase Watchlist: Veronica Bruce  
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5/21/12 Posted 5/21/12

(Image: Veronica Bruce, Every time you think you've got something, 2012, cement, matte photographs, string, typed and edited timeline, room at threewalls Chicago (bricks are around 3 in x 12 in x 4 in each); © Veronica Bruce) Veronica Bruce (b. 1982, Chicago, IL) Veronica Bruce’s multifaceted studio practice speaks of her desire and the search for connection and meaning in the everyday. Bruce relies on the daily evolution of circumstance to inform her work. In all formats she draws attent... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Danny Augustine  
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5/1/12 Posted 5/1/12

Danny Augustine, And I Took My Throne In This Mayan Year, 2012, Pen and Ink on Paper, 30 X 22 Inches; © Danny Augustine Danny Augustine (lives in Chicago, IL) While I am working on the surface, my mind wanders across an internal landscape of memories and experiences. Questions that are difficult to answer in the rational world arise in my mind. Growing up with a mentally ill parent impacted my personal and professional lives. Ever since my mother was first diagnosed with schizophrenia, th... [more]

Magalie Guerin: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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3/12/12 Posted 3/12/12

(Image: Magalie Guerin, Untitled (shoes), 2011, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"; © Magalie Guerin) Magalie Guerin (b. 1973, Montreal) “My whole intention in painting is to make something poetical that is grounded in reality. I want to evoke a mood of care and presence, to strike something that represents an emotional involvement. I create an environment, a stage where shapes can play certain parts. These characters are, in fact, human surrogates. There are tension and connection between them... [more]


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