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Orchard/Dirge, Observations on Fraser Taylor’s Null Space

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Guest post by Vanessa Gravenor   Fraser Taylor’s show Orchard/Dirge, on view at Threewalls gallery in Chicago, combines sculptures that suggest states of kinesthesis with drawings and paintings blackened to abject states. When entering the main room, one sees a cluster of metallic rods welded together to form angular shapes. These shapes both recall architectural origins […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/24-4/26)

1. VERSIONFEST 2015: 100 Watts The 15th annual Versionfest, held throughout Bridgeport and debuting Lumpen Radio. VERSIONFEST takes place at various locations throughout Bridgeport and events range in price from free to $85. Versionfest runs from 4/23-5/3. 2. The Mayor at The Hills Esthetic Center Work by Marcel Alcala. The Hills Esthetic Center is located […]

Over, Under, Around, and Through

Ingrid Burrington recently spoke at the 4th Floor, “a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts” at the Chattanooga Public Library. She talked in detail about her research into the physical internet and the ways in which we can interact with that physical presence, including Networks of […]

Casting fields of possible action with Isauro Huizar

We were late and I was sweating. I had botched my own plan to arrive: my plan was to meet a friend at his house nearby, then walk together to Bikini Wax from there. I never told my friend that we would meet him at his house, however, and when we arrived there he was […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks!

1. Twist-flip-tremble-trace at Johalla Projects Work by Aimée Beaubien. Johalla Projects is located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Reception Friday, 7-10pm. 2. Scenic Overlook at Hyde Park Art Center Work by Susan Giles Hyde Park Art Center is located at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Reception Sunday, 3-5pm. 3. Shadowboxing the Axis at Gallery 400 Work […]

Invitation to Dinner

  Publicly announced two weeks ago, Ingrid Schaffner will curate the fifty-seventh Carnegie International, an exhibition staged every third to fifth year at the Carnegie Museum as the oldest international survey of art held in America. Until this appointment, Ingrid has been Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia for fifteen years. […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/10-4/12)

1. Robert Buck at Iceberg Projects New work by Robert Buck Iceberg Projects is located at 7714 N. Sheridan Rd. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm. 2. Geometry in Outer Space or Heaven at Monique Meloche Gallery Work by Karen Reimer. Monique Meloche Gallery is located at 2154 W. Division St. Reception Saturday, 4-7pm. 3. People always say […]

Hail Richard! Hail Jamilee! Here Here!

Saying good bye is always hard. But sometimes, saying good bye is more like saying “See you later.”  This is the case for us this month at Bad At Sports. Both Richard Holland and Jamilee Polson Lacy have revised their participation with our project and entered semi-retirement. Jamilee left Chicago six months ago and took […]

No FATE But What We Make: Thoughts on Foundations Education

For the past year and a half, I’ve been teaching Foundations at Northern Arizona University. Recently I was invited to present at a session at the FATE Conference “Tectonic Shifts” in Indianapolis. (The whole #boycottindiana thing didn’t start until our last day there.) It was, among other things, an opportunity to reflect on what, exactly, […]

What would Paul Durand-Ruel do?

It is intriguing to wonder if, given a hundred year’s worth of hindsight, there are dealers working today who might earn, by way of tribute, a major show at the National Gallery. Such has been the case for Paul Durand-Ruel (1981-1922), the Parisian art mogul who brought Impressionism to the notice of the world. NG […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (4/3-4/5)

1. Were the Eye Not Sunlike – PHYSICAL at Fernwey Gallery Work by Lauren Edwards, Assaf Evron, Danny Floyd, Danny Giles and Mia Nolting. Fernwey Gallery is located at 916 N. Damen Ave. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. LEANDRO & AMARAL SNOW at The Franklin Work by Melissa Leandro and Kirk Amaral Snow. The Franklin is […]

Revealing Ourselves to the Indifferent Stars

By Kevin Blake It was dead on all accounts. Dead–curled in a forever pose on the patio chair. Silent. Breathless. Still. It was an omen. It was a sign. It was a memory. It was a haunting. It could be anything that my consciousness willed it to be. It was a trying winter–one that tested […]


Clothes Don’t Make the Artist But they don’t hurt ‘em either In the words of a great man, “ATTN FASHION CLUB”. This seasons’ looks are something to get worked up about. Here’s a rundown of some favorites: A vote for Chuy is a vote for classy button wear. Chuy buttons are totes trending. This rainbow […]

Getting to Know You: The Women’s Center for Creative Work

Guest post by Crystal Baxley.   Greetings from sunny Los Angeles! After 17 years, I’ve recently relocated to Los Angeles from Portland. It’s not fucking easy[1]; but I’m generally really stoked on the whole thing. I’ve got a lot to learn about L.A. art, and there’s a hole in B@S L.A. coverage – so here […]

Sweeter than Sweden

    Guest post by Lise Haller Baggesen.  Viking lore has it that during the times of Erik Ejegod, the streets of Denmark were paved with gold. Ejegod was the successor to the notorious Oluf Hunger and well loved by his people for bringing an end to his predecessor’s regime of famine and ill fortune. […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (3/27-3/29)

1. Entities at Northeastern Illinois University Work by Eric Cortez Exhibition is located at Northeastern Illinois University Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Upper Gallery, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Reception Friday 6-9pm. 2. Private Life at Gallery 3F Curated by Hank Hank with work by Lespetites Morts, Adventure Monday, Christopher Gambino, Tannaz […]

#GetLiFTed: Atlanta’s New Art Salon Organization

The community & arts organization in Atlanta LiFT held its first Art Salon in November 2014 and has been holding them once a month since. The most recent, #CreATL, featured glass artist Marselle Harrison-Miles, R&B singer ASH who just dropped her first EP, The Perfect EP, DJ D LaShae, and the entrepreneurial initiative Human Capital Theory that focuses […]

Why Kanye West Getting an Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute Might Piss Some Off, Why It Shouldn’t, and Why It (Maybe) Should: An Essay

Guest post by Tiffany Funk   Kanye West recently disclosed to France’s Clique TV that the School of the Art Institute will grant him an honorary doctorate during their May commencement ceremony. Walter E. Massey, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, invited West on March 4 through Twitter. As of the […]

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (3/20-3/22)

1. Weird Telephone, Only Dials One Number at The Nightingale Presented by VGA Gallery. The Nightingale is located at 1084 N. Milwaukee Ave. Event Saturday 5-10pm, auction at 7pm. $5. 2. Our Debt, Your Debt at FLATspace Work by William Schweigert. FLATspace is located at 2233 S. Throop St. Reception Friday 6-10pm. 3. BEING ESSEX […]

Freedom> Entrapment> Rapture: Mobility in In the Absence of a Body and Cuban Virtualities

an Essay by Vanessa Gravenor     Is liberation a blessing, or a curse? A curse disguised as a blessing, or a blessing feared as a curse? Zymunt Bauman[1]       I. The Internet is as anarchist zone where virtual creolization and dissolution of cultural boarders can occur ad infinitum facilitating intellectual freedom by […]

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