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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]

20130616132804-02__61513 Cellar Door  
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Matt Nichols at Corbett vs. Dempsey June 28th, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Posted 7/8/13

Matt Nichols - Cellar Door With artists like the Yes Men, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer and Alfredo Jaar leading the charge, social practices rooted in political activism, investigative journalism and documentarian strategies have taken center stage. The effects have been palpable with contemporary art criticism focusing on notions of use value, “educational efficacy”, and quotients of truth rather than art’s capacity to “invite us to confront the more complicated considerations... [more]

20130616132804-02__61513 Cellar Door  
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Matt Nichols at Corbett vs. Dempsey June 28th, 2013 - July 20th, 2013
Posted 7/8/13

Matt Nichols - Cellar Door With artists like the Yes Men, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer and Alfredo Jaar leading the charge, social practices rooted in political activism, investigative journalism and documentarian strategies have taken center stage. The effects have been palpable with contemporary art criticism focusing on notions of use value, “educational efficacy”, and quotients of truth rather than art’s capacity to “invite us to confront the more complicated considerations... [more]

EXPO CHICAGO announces EXPO ART WEEK (Sept. 16 – 22, 2013)  
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2/22/13 Posted 2/22/13

(Excerpt from 'EXPO CHICAGO Announces EXPO ART WEEK, 9/16-22' posted on Chicago broadway world. Found on http://chicago.broadwayworld.com/article/EXPO-CHICAGO-Announces-EXPO-ART-WEEK-916-22-20130219) A week long art event featuring over 120 leading international galleries and offering a curated blend of contemporary/modern art and design EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, in conjunction with Choose Chicago and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Speci... [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]

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]

2012 William H. Johnson Prize (deadline: Sept. 28, 2012)  
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8/24/12 Posted 8/24/12

(Excerpt from 'The 2012 William H. Johnson Prize' posted on The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts. Found on http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/application.html) Applications for the 2012 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online with a September 28, 2012 due date for all applications The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson... [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]

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]

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]

Christine Tarkowski: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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1/27/12 Posted 1/27/12

(Image: Christine Tarkowski,  Working on the Failed Utopia; © AAA Design Inc. / photo by Michelle Litvin) Christine Tarkowski (b. 1967, Norwich, Connecticut) Christine Tarkowski is a Chicago based artist who works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printed matter, photography and song. Her works range in scale from the ordinary to the monumental. Equally variable is her scope of production which incorporates the making of permanent architectural structures, cast models, textile y... [more]

Watchlist:Rachel Selekman  
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7/26/11 Posted 7/26/11

ArtSlant Watchlist: Rachel Selekman (Image: Rachel Selekman , Detail: Splash, 2010 Watering can, steel, fabric, thread, and hardware, 35 x 44¼ x 42 inches; © Rachel Selekman) Rachel Selekman (b.1963, Boston, MA, USA) My new sculptures explore the dynamics of relationships, of intimacy: how people engage and interact; how they communicate, hear, listen, see, touch. In some of the pieces, two “figures” are involved in this dynamic, while in other sculptures single “figures” implicate the viewe... [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]

Kay Rosen to install in Chicago Loop  
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3/4/11 Posted 3/4/11

(Excerpt from 'Wordplay wiz to head next public art project in the Loop' posted by Lauren Viera on Chicago Tribune, Feb. 2011. Found on http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/art/ct-talk-loop-artist-0225-20110224,0,6009706.story) Chicago Loop Alliance has announced that text artist Kay Rosen is next up to create a site-specific work for the Chicago neighborhood. Last summer, the Loop was abuzz with opinions about the giant eyeball — Oak Park-based sculptor Tony Tasset's three-story-h... [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]

Look But Don’t Touch  
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10/15/10 Posted 10/15/10

There is a certin irony in Tate Modern’s decision to restrict Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds 2010 installation in the Turbine Hall to view only status. Touted as an interactive work with the audience encouraged to come play in it, after just two days barriers have been errected to keep the viewing public doing only that. Citing public health and safety concerns the museum is saying that the dust raised by people walking and playing with the 100 million ceramic seeds may cause health problems ov... [more]


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