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Bumping Into Sculpture at EXPO Chicago

Guest post by Brent Fogt   Barnett Newman famously observed that “Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting,” poking fun at sculpture’s secondary status in the eyes of many art lovers. Though painting was definitely king at this year’s Expo Chicago —with a veritable sea of canvases flooding […]

Tom Denlinger’s Ekstatic Edgewater at the Chicago Cultural Center

Interview with Lise McKean LM: Let’s jump in the deep end and start by talking about your interest in dada, surrealism, fluxus, and the book your co-edited The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game. Let’s hear about how these interests seep into your art work. TD: My interest in surrealism and dada […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/20-10/27)

Mark maker, mark maker, make me a mark. The intentionality of mark making creates a moment where something about the mark maker’s being is revealed.  Captured in the mark itself are a litany of codes and codifications that stand beside something unique to that artist’s gesture.   1. The New Graphic Method October 23, 2016, […]

Subversion of What? Kelley Walker’s “Direct Drive” at CAM St. Louis

  by Pamela Fraser   There are so many separate issues involved in the still-unfolding story of public reaction to Kelley Walker’s exhibition Direct Drive at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, one barely knows where to start. At issue is not only the specific art works that have proven offensive to many people, but […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/13-10/19)

1. The Trace of an Echo October 14, 2016, 6-9PM Work by: Rachelle Hill and Millicent Kennedy Northeastern Illinois University-Fine Arts Gallery: 5500 N St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625   2. eschatoliotheca October 16, 2016, 11-3PM work by Matt Ericson, Angela Lopez, Matt Martin, Jaclyn Mednicov, and Chris Wille 640 Lincoln St, B24 (Basement), […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/6-10/12)

E pluribus unum, out of many, one. The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one. Here it is the group, the collective, the hobbled together bunches that make up something else entirely. More than the sum of their parts, it’s 2 + 2 = 5 in the Top V. 1. AXIOM […]

Corresponding Between Found and Made: An Interview with Jessica Stockholder

My work pivots around the ways in which actual physical phenomenon resonate metaphorically with thought and how we find meaning. Sight is blurred when the eye and body are moving and what we see is crisp and clear when our bodies are static. Our peripheral vision enters this continuum. Tending to the limits of our capacity lets us know more about what’s out there.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/29-10/5)

Let’s consider our relationship with the recent past as it changes into something to ask about, something that’s reducible, relatable, and metaphorical. Let’s consider how it can be found so easily on the walls of a space that has been designed just for the purpose of its understanding. Let’s also consider the objects that we […]


Welcome to this week’s top V.2 from EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier. Also the stARTup Fair opens tomorrow and don’t forget to check out this week’s Top V for a selection of provocative solo programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago this weekend.  1.  Zuecca Project Space Booth #826 Work by: […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/22-9/29)

It goes without saying that this is the week of EXPO Chicago.  We’ll be posting a Top V2 from the EXPO floor at Navy Pier. But until that’s released here’s this weeks Top V, a selection of provocative solo programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago.   1. Harlem Redux September […]

Phyllis Bramson’s Take on Pleasure and Folly

Expo Chicago 2016: Friday, September 23 at 12:30 pm in Booth 137 Talk with Phyllis Bramson and Toby Kamps: Why “bad behavior” and “inappropriateness” can be an artist’s necessity in the studio Phyllis Bramson’s work is featured at the Artadia booth at Expo Chicago 2016. She was selected from a pool of Chicago-based Artadia awardees by […]

Episode 560 Erik L Peterson and Open House Contemporary

Download audio file (Bad_at_Sports_560_Erik_L_Peterson_And_Open_House_Contemporary_mixdown.mp3) download An AirBNB Gallery? (what is up with that logo AirBNB?) The sculptor and super friend Erik L Peterson at Open House ContemporaryShow More Summary

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/15-9/21)

1. More Strange Than True September 17, 2016, 2-5PM Work by: Elizabeth Atterbury, Dana Carter, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Dana Levy, Michael Rado and Fran Lightbound, Bailey Romaine and Aaron Walker, Michal Samama, Adam Schreiber and Ann Toebbe (Curated by FIELDWORK) Pulaski Park: 1419 W Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Searching the Starry Sky […]


2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

The Visualist has been using its growing archive to offer its Top V at Bad at Sports for the last few months. The events, programs, tours, and screenings that we select every Thursday often share a thematic link while at the same time represent as wide of a cross section of the visual arts as […]


2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

1. Institutional Garbage September 1, 2016, 7-9PM Participating Artists Include: Alberto Aguilar, Brit Barton, Mara Baker, Kevin Blake, Zippora Elders, Rami George, David Hall, Josh Rios and Anthony Romero,  Michal Samana, Naqeeb Stevens,...Show More Summary

Plant Humans of the Future: An Interview with Saya Woolfalk

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Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who, for the last decade, has been building an elaborate and multi-dimensional narrative about alternate cultures. Woolfalk’s physical installations document the artifacts of these cultures—specifically...Show More Summary

Reading with My Whole Body: An Interview with Essi Kausalainen

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I've realized that when looking at a plant body I'm always looking at the whole ecosystem, the surroundings, the weather, the climate—all of that is inseparable from the plant body. The same goes with us. The “I” making the work is actually...Show More Summary

In and Out of Virtual Space: An Interview with Robert Burnier

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While dérive was a response to physical urban spaces, we also experience our contemporary urban geography through virtual structures, with populations acting in concert with communications networks and sets of common interfaces and devices, etc. In my work, I've put virtual and physical spaces on par in certain ways. They are both material for use.

Centerfield | Goal-less Living Things: The Plants of Heidi Norton

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Houseplants are our way of corralling nature, organizing it, and preserving it. They make ecology accessible and domestic. Still, houseplants, vegetation, botanical enterprise all have histories and experiences far bigger than me. As a material, their associated context is greater than my conception, but I like that. Show More Summary

In Defense Against Material: An Interview A Laurie Palmer

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In that philosophical poem, Lucretius asks straightforwardly: What is this place? What is it made of? How does it work? His answers are as helpful now as they were in 50 BCE, in the sense that his curiosity, detailed observations, and empirical imagination still reverberate. He was an early proponent of a DIY ethic: he trusted his own experience to make sense of things.

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