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The Not Paintings

by Abraham Ritchie
In his exhibition at 65GRAND, Philip von Zweck proves he is an artist that cannot be pinned down easily. Von Zweck's output could variously be described as social practice and conceptual art.  Von Zweck is also a frequent curator, as well as a gallerist maintaining VONZWECK in his home from 2005-2008 for a total of twenty-eight solo exhibitions.  But throughout all his other projects von Zweck has maintained a painting studio practice, something that there was a glimpse of in 2009 at his solo... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 8/1/11

Jasmine Justice

by Joel Kuennen
Jasmine Justice sounds like a name given to the righteous fall of autocracies in the Middle East. However, Jasmine Justice is the real, and awesome, name of an American-born abstract expressionist painter currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Justice’s  style, color palette and play with titles affix her to contemporary painting in the United States, yet the visual vivacity, visceral vibrancy that lends the adjective of “expressionist” to her work sets her apart—jettisoned into a diverse... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 6/20/11

From Candy Land to Conceptual

by Marla Seidell
      David Ingenthron's short but sweet show at 65GRAND is the artist's third solo endeavor at the gallery. Sadly, this is also the gallery's last show in its present location. Due to issues of zoning, the City of Chicago failed to issue 65GRAND a business license, and is therefore forcing the gallery to close its doors. A brief talk with the gallery owner Bill Gross revealed that 65GRAND will endure. Presently Gross is searching for nearby location, one that permits a business... [more]
Posted by Marla Seidell on 5/10/10

A Walk in the Woods

by Marla Seidell
Visceral and earthy, yet paradoxically sublime and, at times, tongue-in-cheek, the current Bob Jones show at 65GRAND is a mixed bag of tricks. On view until December 18, the exhibitions marks the third time the Milwaukee-based artist has displayed his talents at the gallery. The latest eccentric paintings and sculptures from Jones evoke the bizarre and whimsical within an all too suitable avant-garde setting. Relying on everyday objects such as a fence post and tar and the forest as a... [more]
Posted by Marla Seidell on 11/30/09

Elements of Nature

by Abraham Ritchie
The beginning of September marks the start of the Fall art season, and there are many new shows to be excited about. Artists now confirmed and dates set, galleries roll out their previously secret upcoming exhibits and debut new work, artists, and spaces.  So it was at 65GRAND, one of Chicago's best alternative galleries.  The gallery was shuttered over the summer for renovation, the end result of which was about twice as much gallery space.  The larger area for display was taken full advantage... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 9/22/08
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