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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]

20130330223642-art-photo_nbechtol-01409wb Photos from March at the Lost Artist Colony Show- May be at April too..past predicts the future,  
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David Bechtol, Nancy Bechtol, Eric Dinse, Walter Fydryck, Brian Garay, Adam Helman, Ken Hirte, Kat Van Horn, Moira Hyatt, Frank Mascenic, Adam Michaels, Cid Nowosad, Kirk Rohrbaugh, John Tyszko, James Vellner, Take 2 Vintage at Lost Artists Chicago April 13th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013
Posted 3/31/13

gotta see this all in person! [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]

20130201031140-dontfretpress Art review by Agni  
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Don't Fret at Johalla Projects February 8th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 2/19/13

Don’t Fret’s work is carefree and hilarious not only through the characters but also through the texts. It depicts the common life of everyday people that encompasses the issues related to teenage, adulthood, old age, deprived sex-life, relationships, fights, etc. The works flirts with the genres of portrait, figurative and landscape painting (in terms of the setting they are in). Since they depicted scenes are closely related to us we can infer they are our biographies. Unlike Tim Arroyo this bo... [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]

20120412161637-post-party_2 'Trouble': Nicholas Sistler channels Kinsey porn  
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Nicholas Sistler at Firecat Projects April 27th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Posted 4/23/12

Here's a link to an on-line article in the Chicago Reader. This previews the exhibition. http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trouble-nicholas-sistler-channels-kinsey-porn/Content?oid=6104121 [more]

Rob Bondgren: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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2/5/12 Posted 2/5/12

(Image: Rob Bondgren, Single Man, 2011, collage and spray paint on paper, 16" x 18"; © Rob Bondgren) Rob Bondgren (b. 1972, Buffalo, NY) My work explores perceptions of sexuality, identity, desire and fantasy. Using both representational and abstract forms, some admittedly subtler than others, I seek to subvert fixed pictorial structures and the stereotypic images with which we are bombarded in today's relentless image driven culture. The lines between representation and abstraction often bec... [more]

Dawoud Bey: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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1/18/12 Posted 1/18/12

(Image: Dawoud Bey, Aoife, Chicago; © Dawoud Bey) Dawoud Bey (b. 1953, New York, NY) Dawoud Bey is an American photographer renowned for his large-scale color portraits of adolescents and other often marginalized subjects.  Of his work with teenagers Bey has said, “My interest in young people has to do with the fact that they are the arbiters of style in the community; their appearance speaks most strongly of how a community of people defines themselves at a particular historical moment.” Du... [more]

Sandra Dawson: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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3/2/11 Posted 3/2/11

(Image: Sandra Dawson, Blackbird, mixed media on panel, 36x32; © Addington Gallery) The images in my work evolve from an observation of our natural world, our social circles and our internal psyche. Archetypes, Icons and mythological figures share space with childlike scrawls, poetry and graphic images. Interwoven, these elements convey a multilayered content partnered on a scarred yet sensuous surface. I paint, etch and draw both abstracted and figurative elements onto my panels... [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]

Art Chicago 2010  
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4/15/10 Posted 4/15/10

Art Chicago 2010 SHOW DATES: Opening Preview: Thursday April 29, 2010 Public Hours: April 30 – May 3, 2010 SHOW LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart, Chicago As part of its extensive program of special exhibitions and events, Art Chicago 2010 will feature 27 works of large-scale sculpture displayed in interior and exterior public spaces of the Merchandise Mart. The public sculpture exhibition is organized in conjunction with not-for-profit organization Chicago Sculpture International (CSI). The indoor part of the exhibi... [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]

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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Tadeusz_bilecki_polonaises_009_2008_acrylic_on_polyester_35x60in Art Review: West Loop Trilogy — Part 1 (EC Gallery) by Jeffery McNary  
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Ewa Czeremuszkin at E|C Gallery December 11th, 2009 - January 9th, 2010
Posted 1/19/10

West Loop Trilogy – Part 1Contemporary Figuratively Themed WorksEC GalleryChicagoDecember 11, 2009 – January 9, 2010 It’s as if couriers have arrived, delivering storms of color and skillfully engineered works to the EC Gallery. With the current exhibition, “Contemporary Figurative Themed Works”, curator Ewa Czeremuszkin, has re-collected and filled full her right-size gallery with the art of both Tadeusz Bilecki and Agata Czeremuszkin-Chrut. There’s a bright lawlessness in these handful of paintings,... [more]

Caravaggio Masterpiece Comes to Art Institute  
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10/6/09 Posted 10/6/09

From the Art Institute of Chicago: CARAVAGGIO MASTERPIECE MAKES RARE CHICAGO APPEARANCEThe Supper at Emmaus on View at Art Institute Starting October 10 Through the Holidays The Art Institute of Chicago will be offering visitors the rare opportunity to view one of Caravaggio's masterworks from October 10, 2009 to January 31, 2010. Coming from the National Gallery, London, The Supper at Emmaus is one of the most highly regarded paintings by one of the most influential of all Western artists, a... [more]

Painters on Painting: Video from the MCA  
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9/17/09 Posted 9/17/09

From Abraham Ritchie, Editor for Chicago: "Constellations" curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm and on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) ambitiously presents current painting practices within historical context, linking new work to well-known work, in an exhibition  that takes up the main galleries on the museum's top floor.  It's not without its ups-and-downs which Erik Wenzel explored in his review of "Constellations," but when our nation’s top museums have recently been criticized for t... [more]


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