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Bad At Sports Sunday Comics with Lala Albert

13 hours agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By Krystal DiFronzo With the thawing of Spring comes little sprouts, molds, and insects. Who better to remind us of the unseen natural dramas we pass by every day than the cartoonist and artist, Lala Albert. I briefly chatted with Lala about her new upcoming book with San Francisco based publisher Sonatina called Wet Earth. Krystal DiFronzo: […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/25-5/31)

1. Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities May 26, 2017, 10AM-3PM Newberry Library: 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610   2. Mariame Kaba discusses Trying to Make the Personal Political May 27, 2017, 3-5PM Presentation by: Mariame Kaba Self-Reliance School: 244 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302   3. TENSES May 28, 2017, 4-7PM Work by: […]

Thinks: Ambera Wellmann

The following THINKS to Think submission is an essay by painter and Instagram sensation Ambera Wellmann. Enjoy!   The Eye Feels Strangely @ambera.wellmann #lingerie #underwear #panties #womensstyle #butt #pussy Photo Credit: Ambera Wellmann On a spring afternoon in grade five, a sexual education teacher visited our class to tell us about our bodies. Her lesson […]

Bad at Sports Sunday Comics (on a Monday) with Lale Westvind

– Max Morris Well there campers, here is another installment of Sunday Comics, a little late (sorry crew and fans). Today I am joined with some snappy snazz by the radical Lale Westvind, a Philadelphia-based artist known for speed, futureshock, and poetic body horror. I was excited suprised to find Yazar and Arkada while at […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/18-5/24)

1. Ladies Night in Lascaux May 19, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Hope Esser and Liz McCarthy Roots & Culture: 1034 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Without Power, No Cookies May 20, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Christa Donner, Howard Fonda, Matthew Girson, and Vesna Jovanovic Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608 […]

Bad At Sports Sunday Comics with Gabe Howell

Hey there campers, welcome to another edition of Sunday Comics! This week I am joined by Chicago artist Gabe Howell, whose work walks soul-searing memoir, tasting of dark introspection. His hooks on the brush have quite a bite of the horror-tinged, and obsessive-yet-gestural constructions within sparse framing that stands out in the current comics scene. […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/11-5/17)

1. K.R.F. May 14, 2017, 4-7PM Work by: Isabel Kerkermeier, Kaveri Raina and Wolfgang Flad Devening Projects: 3039 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612   2. MAS Context presents: paper/architecture May 12, 2017, 6-8PM Panel with: Alissa Anderson, Iker Gil, David Hays, Ann Lui, Matthew Messner, and Mimi Zeiger Perkins+Will Chicago: 410 N Michigan Ave, […]

Thinks: Sound Artists Coppice Talk Visual

Noé Cuéllar and Joseph Kramer in conversation with Lise McKean Coppice is interactions between the capture and generation of sound and music from custom designed and prepared instruments and devices. It draws from its glossary of study in bellows and electronics, and in digitally-seeded air from physical modeling and modular synthesis to form compositions for […]

Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art

Post by Emma E. Jensen MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.– Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art is a 12-artist exhibition at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts showcasing the arbitrariness of borders and boundaries and how they connect with geo-political influences and cultural spheres that extend past geography alone. Curated by Suzanne Cohan-Lange and Jane Cooperman, […]

Bad At Sports Sunday Comics with Keiler Roberts

by Krystal DiFronzo Keiler Roberts writes beautiful and frank auto-biographical comics about the complexities of her life as a teacher, artist, and mother. I got a chance to talk to her about her practice and her new book Sunburning, published by Koyama Press, that will be debuting next weekend at the Toronto Comics Art Festival. Krystal DiFronzo: The […]


1. Structura Somnia May 5, 2017, 5-8:30PM Work by: Pedro Igrez The West Wall: 1350 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Peaks and Valleys May 5, 2017, 5-8PM Work by: Iris Bernblum Aspect/Ratio, 119 N Peoria St, #3D, Chicago, IL 60607   3. Bawdy May 5, 2017, 7-10PM Work by: Cameron Clayborn BOYFRIENDS: […]

Thinks: Piers Secunda

Taking the Line for a Walk: An Interview with Piers Secunda   Keeley Haftner: You’re in New York City currently for your first solo show in the United States, ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings at New York’s Jaeckel Gallery, is that correct? Piers Secunda: Yes, it will be on view until May 6th. There was a […]

Bad At Sports Sunday Comics with Chloë Perkis

By Krystal DiFronzo Chloë Perkis’s comics explore issues of self-love, attachment, and acceptance through a squeaky vinyl S&M veneer. Her protagonists are demanding in their statuesque presence and extreme emotional outpourings. TheShow More Summary


1. A Matter of Conscience April 27, 2017, 6-8PM Work by: Siah Armajani, Margaret Burroughs, Alan Cohen, Paul D’Amato, Ester Hernandez, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Max King Cap, Rudzani Nemasetoni, Betye Saar, Andy Warhol, and Garry Winogrand (Curated by Mia Lopez) DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614   2. Blackbox: An […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/20-4/26)

1. Julia Fish and Deana Lawson April 21, 2017, 5-7:30PM Rhona Hoffman Gallery: 118 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607   2. This Land Again and New Demands? April 20, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Lindsey Dorr-Niro and Lisa Vinebaum Sector 2337: 2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   3. Q: How are you? A: […]

Thinks: Riyas Komu on India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale and Cultural Acupuncture

  The Kochi-Muziris Biennale opened last December and closed at the end of March with the announcement of artist Anita Dube as the artistic director of the fourth Biennale—at last a woman in the role. I wrote about the second Biennale for Bad at Sports. While at the third Biennale in February, I sat down […]

Bad At Sport Comic Sundays (On Tuesday) with Believed Behavior

By Max Morris Howdy folks! This weeks Sunday Comics was a little delayed due to Easter hijinks, but this entry I am excited to preview some books being featured by Andy Rench’s publishing project Believed Behavior. I first became aware of Believed Behavior due to Andy’s curatorial prowess- his first season of releases featured some […]

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (4/13-4/19)

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1. The Work of Melvin King: A Chicago Experience April 14, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Melvin King William Hill Gallery: 6144 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60637   2. Color is a faraway place April 15, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: CC Ann Chen Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608   3. The […]

Thinks: Simon Anderson

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Through Either Side: Interview with Simon Anderson Keeley Haftner: So Simon, this will be somewhat of a traditional interview, but punctuated with my mention of selections from George Brecht’s Water Yam for you to respond to. Sound good? Simon Anderson: Okay! KH: Let’s begin with: TWO DURATIONS red green SA: Brecht was a scientist, so […]

Bad at Sports Sunday Comics with Margot Ferrick

2 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

by Krystal DiFronzo The work of Margot Ferrick is alchemical, words and figures become liquid gold across spread pages. It feels current in it’s lack of direct narrative and it’s strong poetic lyricism but also feels more akin to illuminated medieval manuscripts than it does to other contemporary comics. Like a 21st century Hildegard of […]

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