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Catch and Release: Kim Piotrowski at Linda Warren Projects

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By Kevin Blake I drift. A good drift. A perfect drift. One that will catch a nice trout. I swing my rod overhead and flick the tip upstream. Mend. Mend. Recover and drift….fish. My memory takes me downstream and the water sweeps my feet from underneath me. I allow the current to drag me away […]

Michael Miller.

Michael Miller was an incredible educator, a great printmaker, a good friend, and my world feels a little smaller without him. I met Michael in 2000 when I came to tour the School of The Art Institute of Chicago as a prospective graduate student. I went on to assist (TA) his classes for a couple of […]

What You Should Have Noticed in September

Is it over already? Between the EXPO Chicago fair at Navy Pier, Gallery Weekend Chicago, and the opening of the fall art season around the world, September saw the art world at work. Over cocktails and high heels, we were able to check out the culmination of a year’s worth of preparation by just about […]

Clearing House with Temporary Services’ Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom

Guest post by Meg Santisi   Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom are not going to be at Expo, Chicago’s huge international art fair on Navy Pier. Instead, they’ll be down the street, operating a small publishing house as part of A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Practice, opening Sept 19th at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries.  Curated by Mary Jane […]

A Lullaby That the Adult Me Hands Back in Time to the Teen Me: An Interview with Jennifer Reeder

  Using breath from mouth to ear: “I’m going to write something on your back and you have to guess what it is.” Using gesture from finger to back: “I need to know if you feel it too.” They’re two teenage girls and they’re getting ready for the prom and one is wearing a marching […]

Ordinary Projects: By the Horns at EXPO Chicago

Guest post by Sid Branca As a part of EXPO Chicago’s opening night event, Vernissage, Ordinary Projects presented a selection of performative works entitled By the Horns. Ordinary Projects is a new initiative from Industry of the Ordinary [Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson], led by Program Director Meredith Weber. Sid Branca had an opportunity to […]

Mining the Mother Lode: Chicago Artists Deliver

Lise McKean Some artists are bad at sports, some artists are good sports. Feminists are artists. Some mothers are feminists, some artists are feminists and mothers. As mammals, we’re all born from mothers. Mothers and mothering make the world go round and keep the wheels of life spinning. And life is messy—it’s full of bodies […]


Reading is Fundamental And half the fun. EXPO coverage with a beyond Sunday shelf-life. The L@@K We’re mostly here for the outfits anyway right!? Loved Isa Giallorenzo’s take on outfits and art in her Chicago Looks for NewCity post from EXPO Chicago. Palpitating on ArtFCity Robin Dluzen’s worthwhile rundown on what’s selling and what’s not […]

Being cool and easy-going with Arturo Ortiz Struck

I met Arturo Ortiz Struck at his studio in Polanco, around the corner from the Libyan Embassy. I was surprised—I don’t know why, it’s been more than two years since the Arab Spring bled out into autocracy, terror, and disarray, metastasizing into brutal land grabs and ISIS/ISIL—to see that the Embassy uses the current colors […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/19-9/21)

1. A Home Coming at Antena Work by Cara Megan Lewis and Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera. Antena is located at 1755 S. Laflin St. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971 at The Graham Foundation Collaborative works from Lawrence Halprin and Anna Halprin. The Graham Foundation is located at 4 W. Burton […]

Holding Time – One View of Twin Cities

As I walk through exhibitions, I find myself staring around the works on display, straining to see how paintings are hung from the walls, how sculptures rise from the floor. I look for projectors and speakers. I stare at the benches and chairs, the corners of walls, electrical outlets and lights. I am not avoiding […]

Report from Indianapolis: Lauren Zoll

Guest post by Nicole Mauser I recently visited the studio of Indianapolis-based artist, Lauren Zoll. Her work oscillates between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installation. Throughout the studio visit some large and reflective black latex paint sculptures bulge and sag and lean against the wall, at once mirroring and abstracting the spectator and the surrounding […]

Lovely Planet and the Violent Video Game

One of my earliest memories of playing video games: I’m sitting in my dad’s office playing Wolfenstein 3D and my grandfather walks in. He walks slowly and methodically; he’s elderly, but every time he drives it’s right there on his license plate: a purple heart from World War 2. I’ve just rounded a blocky corner […]

Invitation to a Séance

Generalized humans, shapes in watercolor, stand in front of a world that looks like a swirling snow globe. Scrawled across Zachary Cahill’s promotional banners and digital photographs of watercolors, are questions: “What is a painting? Why do we still do it?” The emblem USSA, a fictional world constructed of USSR and USA, is marked on all […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/12-9/14)

1. Say Everything at Lloyd Dobler Gallery Work by Edra Soto. Lloyd Dobler Gallery is located at 1545 W. Division St. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Polypersephony at Iceberg Projects Work by Nayland Blake and Claire Pentecost. Iceberg Projects is located at 7714 N. Sheridan Rd. Reception Saturday, 6-8pm. 3. SAFARI at CourtneyBlades Work by Michael […]

Hotel Show

I’m typing this on my phone, the only possible way at the moment, so apologizes for its brutish nature. Apologizes because I’m in the middle of the woods, 30 + miles from even a small town, and it seems like I’ve left it all behind but the clicky clack on the LED screen tells me […]

Forming myself ideologically with Carla Herrera-Prats

I met Carla Herrera-Prats—artist and co-founder of Camel Collective—at SOMA in the San Pedro de los Pinos neighborhood of Mexico City, near the Mercado San Pedro de los Pinos, famous for its fish. SOMA, a space for reflection and discussion of contemporary art, runs two pedagogical programs: the first, an inexpensive two-year program directed at […]

Looking for memories of Goya in Madrid

The Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida is a neo-classical chapel in the centre of Madrid. The city has grander buildings, but few can be so stunning once you step into the cool interior. This one bears the handiwork of Francisco de Goya, and shows that, like any baroque master worth his salt, the […]

Top 7 Weekend Picks! (9/5-9/7)

1. Various Fades at Johalla Projects Work by Stephen Eichhorn. Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception is Friday, 7-10pm. 2. The Passenger at Aspect/Ratio Work by Bryan Zanisnik. Aspect/Ratio is located at 119 N. Peoria St. Reception is Friday, 5-8pm. 3. Burn It Down at Heaven Gallery Work by Academy Records, […]

Our Calamity is Our Providence

By Kevin Blake I have an incredible ability to scare myself. To retreat from my ideas. To sprint in the opposite direction of responsibilities I don’t care to recognize. I have an incredible ability to demobilize myself. To put my action at bay. To halt my creative process. To suffer from external fears without hope […]

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