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Being John Malkovich: Artist Recreates Classic Photographs with John Malkovich's Face  
9/23/14 Posted 9/23/14

Sandro Miller, David Bailey / Mick Jagger "Fur Hood" (1964), 2014 Photographer Sandro Miller just face swapped 35 seminal photographs with John Malkovich's face. Get it? John Malkovich is one of the greatest actors of all time who can convincingly embody any role like no other. The only thing more shocking about seeing Malkovich's face on John Lennon's naked body is that no one has done it before. Brilliant. The forthcoming exhibition, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, is not just a creepy tribute to... [more]

20130330223642-art-photo_nbechtol-01409wb Photos from March at the Lost Artist Colony Show- May be at April too..past predicts the future,  
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]

20121004134445-freak_me_out_nbechtol Lost Artists Colony - FIND'em! soon to be legend  
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)  
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 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 Foundation awards gra... [more]

20120413000033-01__41112 The Subtle Perspective  
Jin Lee at Devening Projects + Editions April 22nd, 2012 - June 2nd, 2012
Posted 5/4/12

As the title suggests, subtle contradictions frame Jin Lee's current show, The Near and the Far at the Devening Project Space. There is always the stark contrast of interior vs. exterior at Devening: the dilapidation of West Carroll that secrets the crisp clean whiteness of the gallery. Lee's photographs soften, yet continue this contrast, playing stark against serene, universality against specificity, and yes, near against the distant far. The works are immaculately installed in the solely dedicated... [more]

20120412161637-post-party_2 'Trouble': Nicholas Sistler channels Kinsey porn  
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. [more]

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

Originally posted on 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 matches the artist's brave, creative, new look at ... [more]

Dawoud Bey: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
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.” D... [more]

Greg Stimac: On Our Chicago Watchlist  
12/13/11 Posted 12/13/11

(Image: 24" x 30", 2011, inkjet print; © Greg Stimac) Greg Stimac (b. 1976, Euclid, Ohio) Greg Stimac explores the American ideologies found in mowing suburban lawns, campfires, snowmen, roadside memorials erected after automobile accidents, discarded urine-filled plastic bottles, and gunplay at unregulated outdoor firing ranges spread throughout the United States. In 2005, Stimac received his B.F.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago, and was awarded an Albert P. Weisman Memorial Fellows... [more]

Showcase Winner: Holly Murkerson  
12/8/11 Posted 12/8/11

(Image: Holly Murkerson, Landlocked Blue, 2011, Hand-built red oak writing table, blue mirror board, glass, archival inkjet prints, glacial tint, wave crest, glow, creamy orange; © Holly Murkerson / Installation photo by Olivia Valentine) Holly Murkerson (b. 1982, Lakeland, Florida) To be mostly in the dark, we cry out, and an echo resonates, confirms that there is a limit to this space that we cannot see.  There is comfort in this.  In ancient Greek epigraphy the use of the grid on stone confirm... [more]

20111022134914-2011_victim_24 New City Review by Michael Weinstein  
Joel Wellington Fisher at Alibi Fine Art September 10th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
Posted 10/22/11

Back in 2002, John Allen Muhammad, the “Washington Sniper,” captivated the country through his brief months of infamy as he made his way with his young accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo on a long and winding road from Washington state, through the Southwest and Deep South, to Maryland and Washington, D.C. gunning down twenty-seven random victims with his rifle. In 2005, photographer Joel W. Fisher retraced Muhammad’s journey, shooting with his camera the depopulated sites of the killer’s deeds. Leaving as... [more]

20110105145430-mtt_wss_postcard_v6_blueback_500x360 43 Miles From Center: The Winter Opening at Water Street Studios - by Zachary Johnson  
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]

Chicago Art Loop Open (15 Oct - 29 Oct)  
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 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 vid... [more]

What a Picture, What a Photograph  
7/26/10 Posted 7/26/10

Henri Cartier-Bresson's first photojournalistic assignment was the 1937 coronation of England’s King George VI. He took no pictures of the King. His photographs, published in the French weekly Regards, were of the adoring crowds lining the streets. Widely regarded as the father of modern photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson, is to photography what Beckett is to theatre or Matisse is to painting. From his early adoption of the hand held camera to being a founding member of the Magnum Photos co-o... [more]

A World of Color  
5/6/10 Posted 5/6/10

“I had wanted to see a lot of things in color because the world is in color,” is the rational that motivated William Eggleston to make his color photographs that saw color photography become a legitimate artistic medium. His first retrospective exhibition in the United States, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961–2008, that highlights his color work from the American South along with his early lesser known Black and White work and his video work is currently on disp... [more]

Img_3943 Chicago's Chicano Art elite welcomes the Pilsen Artists  
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: 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 grou... [more]

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