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The Post Family's Personal Collection

by Steve Ruiz
When you do as much as the Post Family does, the ephemera is bound to pile up. In the latest exhibition at Pilsen’s Chicago Urban Art Society, directors Peter Kepha and Lauren M. Pacheco invited the seven-man design collective to pillage drawers, closets, flat files, glove compartments, closets, desks, and shoeboxes for an exhibition of personal collections. Though not surprising for a show built by professional designers, “Collections” is a remarkably well-put together show. The presentation is museum quality, with an eye for detail and unity of design that makes it a strong candidate for the b... [more]
Posted by Steve Ruiz on 7/18/11
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the show

http://www.chinashopmag.com/2011/05/behind-the-curtain-the-chicago-street-art-show/ [more]
Posted by Mental 312 on 5/29/11
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Chicago Street Art

by Abraham Ritchie
The closest you will get to spray-paint graffiti in the Chicago Urban Art Society’s “Chicago Street Art Show” is the TRK piece across the street, ironically visible from the gallery’s windows.  This was a conscious decision and posits street art (or is it Street Art now?) as something that is by now separate from, though related to, its forebear in spray-paint graffiti. Of course the fundamental aspect of street art is, logically, its life on the street.  Greeting you when you walk in the door is a corridor densely hung with photos of street art out in public, by photographer Chris Diers and others,... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 5/30/11
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Chicago Street Art in the Gallery

by Abraham Ritchie
This review was originally published in May 2011 on ArtSlant Chicago. Follow what these artists are doing currently: Photographer Chris Diers, the Grocer, You Are Beautiful, Hebru Brantley, Chris Silva, Brooks Golden, and Ray Noland. The closest you will get to spray-paint graffiti in the Chicago Urban Art Society’s “Chicago Street Art Show” is the TRK piece across the street, ironically visible from the gallery’s windows. This was a conscious decision and posits street art (or is it Street Art now?) as something that is by now separate from, though related to, its forebear in spra... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 2/19/14
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Assessing a Legacy

by Abraham Ritchie
As noted in a recent ABC News report, there has been a Mayor Daley for 42 of the past 55 years.  Whether it was Richard J. Daley (Mayor of Chicago, 1955-1976) or Richard M. Daley (Mayor of Chicago, 1989-present), Chicago has long been dominated by the Daley dynasty.  So it took the city by surprise when last September the Mayor called a press conference to announce that he would not be seeking a seventh term. The announcement also came as a surprise to the curators from Johalla Projects and the Chicago Urban Art Society, the organizers of “The Daley Show,” who had been preparing the ex... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 1/3/11