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Art Ltd Review: Kate Levant at moniquemeloche

Originally published in Art Ltd Magazine by robin dluzenJul 2013 Skin/Flaps/Graph/Scanning2013Plastic coated paper, plastic coated wire, nylon stockings, plastic laminate, charcoal32" x 60" x 10 1⁄2"Photo: courtesy of the artist and moniquemelocheIn the wake of her 2012 Whitney Biennial appearance, the Chicago-born, Amsterdam-based artist Kate Levant presented her first solo exhibition in her hometown, at monique meloche. Most works in the exhibition "Inhuman Indifference" were created on-site, and that spontaneity showed. Papers were left to lie in a haphazard pile on a narrow shel... [more]
Posted by Robin Dluzen on 10/21/13

Art Ltd Report: Milwaukee

Originally published in Art Ltd Magazine REPORT: Milwaukeeby robin dluzenJul 2013 Sacrifice #2: it has to last (after Yoshitoshi's 'Drowsy: the appearance of a harlot of the Meiji era')2007 Iona Rozeal BrownEnamel, acrylic and paper on wooden panel52" x 38"Rubell Family Collection, MiamiOn view in "30 Americans" at the Milwaukee Art Museum June 14--Sep 8, 2013Located just about an hour north of Chicago is the small-ish Wisconsin city of Milwaukee. Milwaukee, like Chicago and dozens of other cities in the heartland, has to deflect the false and tired labels of "provincial" and "flyover" that are projecte... [more]
Posted by Robin Dluzen on 10/21/13

Art F City: A Day for Detroit: Hughie Lee-Smith

Originally published on Art F City Welcome to A Day for Detroit. All day long, Art F City and 21 other art blogs will be posting images from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ invaluable art collection. There are fantastic works to be found in their holdings, which, unfortunately, face the threat of being sold off to cover the city of Detroit’s debts. This would be an irreparable loss for those who’ve lived and worked in close proximity to DIA—so we thought we’d focus on them, too. For Art F City’s contribution to A Day for Detroit, we asked a robust swath of a... [more]
Posted by Robin Dluzen on 10/21/13

Visual Art Source Review: Daniel Bennett at Aspect Ratio

Originally published on Visual Art Source Daniel BennettAspect Ratio, Chicago, Illinois Review by Robin Dluzen Daniel Bennett, Still from ''Definitions 1,'' 2013, video, 7 min. 30 sec. Continuing through July 13, 2013 Daniel Bennett, a recent MFA graduate of the New Media department of University of Illinois-Chicago, takes a conceptually sophisticated approach to child-like fascination in his 7-and-a-half-minute video, "Dimensions 1." The piece is both a work of new media as well as a record of a performative practice, as the artist uses his body to examine the functions and limitations of the automated com... [more]
Posted by Robin Dluzen on 10/21/13

Art Ltd Review: Jeffrey Forsythe at Perimeter Gallery

Originally published in Art Ltd Magazine Jeffrey Forsythe: "On Social Studies" at Perimeter Galleryby robin dluzenMay 2013 Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace2013Cut paper, oil, and acrylic on panel60" x 40"Photo: courtesy Perimeter GalleryIn "On Social Studies," the latest multimedia solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Jeffrey Forsythe, the artist tackles subject matter as wide as the show's title suggests using his dual command of craftsmanship and wit. Forsythe's breadth of material expertise ranges from wood and fabric to painting, encaustic and collage, which he employs to decry a singula... [more]
Posted by Robin Dluzen on 10/21/13