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Ben Stone

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What are we afraid of?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gusmano Cesaretti, Meg Cranston, LAPD, Amitis Motevalli, Ray Noland, Ben Stone, Arnoldo Vargas at Hyde Park Art Center March 27th, 2011 - March 27th, 2011
Posted 3/27/11
Taking its name from The Clash’s song, “Police and Thieves” at the Hyde Park Art Center is a charged exhibition that examines the reality of minorities, crime and law enforcement.  Curators Mario Ybarra, Jr. and Karla Diaz, both based in Los Angeles, present artists from both the West Coast and Chicago.  The result is a tightly curated exhibition where works speak to each other no matter where their creators live.  Unfortunately, this is also to say that the problems of violence are not limited... [more]
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The Inadvertent Chicago Biennial of 2011   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Mike Andrews, Ali Bailey, Nick Black, Daniel Bruttig, Andrew Burkholder, Lilli Carré, Joseph Cassan, Mariano Chavez, Ryan Travis Christian, Vincent Como, Bruce Conkle, Jean-Louis Costes, Anne Van der Linden, Vincent Dermody, Mike Diana, Edie Fake, Scott Fife, R.E.H. Gordon, Edith Sloat & Sophie Greenstalk, John Hankiewicz, Keith Herzik, Carol Jackson, Bob Jones (Chicago), Chris Kerr, Jason Robert Bell & Marni Kotak, David Leggett, Mike Lopez, Teena McClelland, Dutes Miller, Joe Miller, Andy Moore, Max Morris, Rachel Niffenegger, Onsmith, William J. O’Brien, David Paleo, JOHN PAROT, Michael Rea, Tyson Reeder, Dan Rhodehamel, Bruno Richard, John Riepenhoff, Kristen Romaniszak, Steve Ruiz, David Sandlin, Mike Schuh, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Miller & Shellabarger, David Shrigley, Edra Soto, Ryan Standfest, WILLIAM STAPLES, Ben Stone, Bill Thelen, Jeremy Tinder, Sean Townley, Jim Trainor, Jason Villegas, Sarah Beth Woods, Aaron Wrinkle at Western Exhibitions January 14th, 2011 - February 19th, 2011
Posted 2/7/11
Western Exhibitions’ packed show “Heads on Poles” achieves almost inadvertently what most biennials regularly fail to do: gather together artists and artworks that can be seen as representing common artistic impulses under an interesting theme. Taking the title as the theme for the exhibition, the curators Paul Nudd and Scott Wolniak, Chicago-based artists themselves, gathered together over 60 artists who only received basic submission guidelines and then were free to create and interpret the them... [more]
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