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Joseph Ravens: Heralding the Poetics of Perception

I am used to doing art for the elitist crowd, but if we can blow people away and expand their consciousness, it’s like combating close-mindedness.

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DfbrL8r Performance Art Gallery: Giving Chicago’s Performance Art Scene a Jolt

DfbrL8r aims to spark a discussion about performance art fostering a supportive community.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: Dominican University’s O’Connor Gallery

Pairing artists who have been out of school for 3-5 years with artists have been producing for over 20 years, I hope to create a dynamic program that is fresh and sophisticated. –Angela Bryant

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Random Gallery Spotlight- Gallery Swarm: Thinking Outside the White Cube

“I would call it an artistic cooperative,” said Glendy X. Mattalia, who runs the gallery with Sam Gillis. “There is no pay to play.”

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Chicago Urban Art Society Pilsen Artist Picks

There is a lot of art going on in Pilsen, but it just became even more bustling with the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) digging in its young roots in this lower west side community.

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Bringing in the Spring the Five Funerals Way

The overall idea of Five Funerals speaks about the state of art, its history, and even its intermittent loss of self.

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Darrell Roberts: Everything is About Art All the Time

“For me everything is about art all the time.”

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Chicago Sculpture International: A Helping Hand to Sculptors

Practical advice, equipped with a community where ideas are exchanged and facilitated

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Outsiders Welcome: A Gallery Spotlight of Intuit

Intuit exists as a sublime little world to wander within for an afternoon.

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Three books about Artists, Madness, and the Price of Greatness

In Carrie McGath’s last article, “Artists, Bipolar, and the Role of Medication”, she spoke openly about her experiences as an artist who suffers from Bipolar. Now she reflects on the reception of this piece, and the discussion it has sparked.

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A Face to a Name: the Nichols Bridgeway

Carrie McGath profiles the Nichols bridgeway.

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A Face to a Name: the Fullerton Hall story

Carrie McGath profiles the men behind the Art Institute’s Fullerton Hall.

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Bipolar and The Unmedicated Artist: Views from the Patient and Therapist

Up until now, my articles about Bipolar and the artist have addressed my own personal experiences as a sufferer who is also an artist. I have also written about some of the books written by various authorities in the field of mental illness, all tackling the subject from varying perspectives. In this piece, I will write about what has been occurring with me since I sopped taking my medication and how doing so has come to adversely affect my creative process as well as my daily life.

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Gallery Spotlight: Edgewater Historical Society & Museum

The Edgewater Historical Society and Museum is a great place for education and enrichment about Edgewater and Chicago history, but it is also a great place for inspiration. This museum is a hidden gem that evokes a unique brand of inspiration to any artist.

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Gallery Spotlight: Swimming Pool Project Space

My first dip into the pool of playful ideas that is Swimming Pool Project Space happened on a recent rainy Sunday. The current show, Art: Under 21, shows work by artists who are under the age of twenty-one.

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Robert MacNeill at Iceberg Gallery

The rough and powerful inclusion of the black coal and the cigarette, as well as the fragile quality of Black Flag, seem to work together to be this narrative of masculinity and femininity, a yin and yang of human power and fragility.

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Opening Reception at Part Time Gallery

The April debut of Andersonville’s lovely Part Time Gallery was a breath of fresh air. Founded by Ali Hoefnagel, Caressa Givens, Emily Forsgren, and Liz Birnbaum, this unique, homey gallery is commendable and appealing…

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Freya Grand & Carol Gove at Judy Saslow Gallery

The ethereal work of artists Freya Grand and Carol Gove at Judy Saslow Gallery cast an entrancing spell over the gallery-goers at this dream-like exhibition.

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A Variety of Palettes at ARTSpace537

The April 9 through May 8, 2010 show at ARTSpace537 in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue in the Loop features a variety of palettes. There is work from drawing to photography, and a lot more in between. Media including vinyl and encaustic were used to create these truly whimsical pieces that filled this charming gallery.

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Liminality at Antena Gallery

“Liminality”, curated by Patrick Lichty, is a show that brims with sentiments of radical art-making akin to the radicalism of the Dadaist or Futurist movements of the early Twentieth Century.