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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Whose_pie_is_better Portrait of the Artist: Candice Hunter  
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Candace Hunter at An Orange Moon Antiques & Design Studio August 28th, 2009 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 9/11/09

Originally appeared in Newcity, 8/24/09.  Written by Jason Foumberg, Art Editor for Newcity.  Courtesy of Newcity and Jason Foumberg: Candace Hunter An artist working in collage can make one of two major statements: by selecting and cutting material from piles of old magazines, the collagist either despairingly critiques the ever-flowing fountain of consumer information, or else she is a cosmopolite, joining disparate faces and places into a communal frame. Candace Hunter is this second type of colla... [more]

Bobstanleycall102908_013 Sichhart and Square Cats  
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Fred Sichhart at Paul Henry's Gallery January 9th, 2009 - March 31st, 2009
Posted 2/19/09

Sometimes, it's hard to make it to openings.  I live in Chicago, where openings are so intensely crowded, I can't muster enough social fortitude to leave my house and see art.  It seems even more unlikely to travel all the way to Hammond, Indiana on those socially lazy -- or just plain lazy -- occasions. That said, I am so glad I got out to see Fred Sichhart's show at the Paul Henry Gallery. Dave and Rita Mueller, the owners of Paul Heny's, have put forth a truly original and strange show. Aro... [more]


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