Posts in category "photography"

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012

Art Chicago Breaks Silence about 2012
2012 is going to be an interesting year for Chicago’s art fairs. With the announcement of newcomer exposition Chicago slated for September 20-23 and the second year of the grassroots MDW Fair, many in the Chicago art community were wondering about the status of Art Chicago. Private speculation about Art Chicago’s fate first started after... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT Wrap Up

Well it has been a couple of weeks since the Art Chicago weekend extravaganza and the results are in, as one might say. • My take on Art Chicago is posted on ArtSlant. • Joel Kuennen finds some highlights in the British galleries presenting artwork. • Steve Ruiz spots the trends at the fair. • I... Read more »

Art Chicago, NEXT

Last night was the preview for Art Chicago, newly combined with NEXT this year.  The big news was that Shepard Fairey was in attendance and DJing later in the night.  There was no shortage of star-struck fans waiting for autographs while Fairey played old-school hits like Blondie’s “Rapture” along with vintage hip-hop.  I was able... Read more »
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MDW Fair Preview

This weekend the MDW Art Fair lands at 3636 South Iron Street on Saturday (1-10 pm) and Sunday (1-5 pm).  I’ll be speaking on a panel at 4 pm, and I was lucky enough to get a preview of the fair as installation was in full swing.  The building itself is fantastic, high ceilings and... Read more »

Art Loop Open Reinstates Bernard Williams

The same day that I published my article detailing the controversy surround the disqualification of Bernard Williams from the final round of voting in the Art Loop Open (ALO), Mr. Williams was reinstated in the competition.  Unfortunately, Mr. Williams has missed several crucial days of voting, weekend days moreover, which puts him at a disadvantage. ... Read more »

Controversy Surrounds Art Loop Open

**As of about 1:30 CST, 10/26/10, Mr. Williams was reinstated into the Art Loop Open final 10** It’s always great to see the artistic community come together for a common cause, a fundraiser or a community project.  But it’s unfortunate that the artistic community had to band together to protest the disqualification of one of... Read more »
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Halloween Art Monsters

It’s October and Halloween is not far away.  A lot of us will need inspiration for costumes and scary decorations, and what better place to find it than our own collective memory, art?  Enjoy some of the scariest scenes in art history, and some of my personal favorites. Leave a comment with a link to... Read more »

Banksy Found?

Image courtesy of Fake Shore Drive http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/
Banksy is a reclusive and secretive street artist who has made headlines around the globe for his innovative and eye-catching street art as well as his recent movie about it “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which he debuted in Chicago. I was walking through the Loop yesterday and found this stencil piece, which looks very... Read more »

Review of Baldessari at MoCP

“The West Coast is celebrating one of their most important and deserving artists as John Baldessari’s retrospective “Pure Beauty” is currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), through September 12th.  Fortunately Chicago has not been left out in this celebration as the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) hosts “John Baldessari:... Read more »
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Driving Dixie Down: Mall of "Blues Brothers" and Ulrich photos to be Demolished

After starring in film and photo, the continuing Dixie Square Mall saga seems to be reaching a conclusion. According to a Chicago Tribune report, plans have been introduced to demolish the building this March, after the dead mall has stood vacant since 1979.. The Dixie Square Mall holds an interesting place in Illinois history. Located... Read more »