Archive for 2010

Get These Motherfucking Ants Off My Motherfucking Cross: Part 3/3

by Jeriah Hildwine Still from David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly,” 1987. It is clear from Donahue’s defense (or at least tacit tolerance) of the Danish cartoons and his rabid vehemence against the Oregon cartoons and “A Fire In My Belly” that he is no believer in free speech in this sense [the freedom... Read more »

Get These Motherfucking Ants Off My Motherfucking Cross: Part 2/3

by Jeriah Hildwine Still from David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly,” 1987. Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, was interviewed in NPR’s Morning Edition, where he complained that the museum’s exhibition of the work was unfair:  ”The Smithsonian would never have little ants crawling all over an image of Mohammad.”  Donohue is quick... Read more »

Get These Motherfucking Ants Off My Motherfucking Cross: Part 1/3

by Jeriah Hildwine Still from David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire In My Belly,” 1987. Like postwar Germany, divided and partitioned after the end of the Second World War, American society was riven in two by the Culture Wars of the 1980s, and like the Cold War, these cultural conflicts have gone through periods of dormancy and... Read more »
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Monday Morning Quarterback: Friday 12/10 & Saturday 12/11

by Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine FRIDAY – Lilly McElroy: 2009 was a Rough Year at Thomas Robertello Gallery Jeriah:  Lilly McElroy is a strange one.  If you see any two of her pieces, you’d be forgiven for thinking they might be by different artists:  my previous exposure to her work consisted of a drawing... Read more »

Molly Zuckerman: Hartung is Not a Witch at Julius Caesar

by Mia Ruyter Molly Zuckerman-Hartung has titled her current exhibit Scrying, (Julius CaesarGallery, through Nov. 28) which is a term for a kind of magical divination. Inscrying, a person leaves this physical world to enter a magical, imaginary parallelworld, where they interact with other beings who give them clues to the future.It is a kind... Read more »

Red Dot Report: September - December 2010

by Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke It’s funny how time flies! The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity in the land of Stephanie and Jeriah, between teaching new classes, curating shows, starting new projects, and just generally being busy little beavers. In the midst of all this madness, we have still been... Read more »
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Chicago Gallery Snack Report: Friday, November 12 to Friday, December 3

What better way to end off the night but with cookies?  Oh, First Fridays is a cash bar, by the way.  Straight out of a David Cross routine, you've got to buy tickets and then exchange those for your drinks.  Drink tickets are non-refundable, so figure out what you're going to drink before you pay for your tickets.  We bought $20 in tickets.  I had a 10-ticket Bombay Sapphire martini, Steph had a 5-ticket beer, and then with our remaining 5 tickets we split one last beer.  I kind of wanted to have a few more drinks and then go watch Black Swan, but some friends called to invite us to the Brauhaus in Lincoln Square for sausage and boots of beer.  Which was great.  Black Swan was great too, we saw it a few days later.
by Jeriah Hildwine, photos by Stephanie Burke Over the past few weekends, we’ve gotten our snack on at a bunch of places.  Here are some highlights: Friday, November 12th:  Perspective From The PASTure, work by Jason Brammer at Flourish Studios;WHILE WHAT WAITS at Rooms (no pictures); Big Sky, work by Jerome Acks at 65Grand; YOU... Read more »

Where the F*#K are YOU going? (Saturday, 12/11/10)

Saturday! Caturday! The last Saturday Jeriah and I will be in town for three weeks. Again, if you are looking for a full listing of openings this weekend, check out The Gallery Crawl And So Much More. For this Saturday, we’ll be heading back to the West Loop, then back up north toward home: West... Read more »

Where the F*#K are YOU going? (Friday, 12/10/10)

Ahoy all! It’s going to be a bust weekend. For a full listing of what’s opening this weekend, give a look at The Gallery Crawl And So Much More. As for where we’re going, we’ll be sticking to a couple main neighborhoods, since we’ll be takin’ transit. Here’s Friday night’s plan: FIRST ROUND: West Loop... Read more »
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Mutton Dressed as Lamb: Hello Kitty Turns 50

Nothing but war.
by Jeriah Hildwine Well, actually it’s Hello Kitty’s company, Sanrio, that turns 50 today; Hello Kitty herself is only 36.  But let’s take a look back over these past 36 years and see some of the products (both officially licensed and unofficial DIY projects) that her countenance has adorned.  Check out the slideshow to see... Read more »