Author Archive for Chicago Art Magazine

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Hebru Brantley’s Evolution

There’s a dichotomy of going to school or not going to school, being a studied artist or a folk artist.

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Chicago Art Map: Openings Jan 13-15, 2012

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, January 13th – 15th.

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Unfolding Space at Floating World Gallery 1/20

Unfolding Space addresses the question: is there a way to represent a place objectively?

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Park West Gallery Visits Paris: A Lifetime of Lebadang

On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, Vietnamese artist, Lebadang, is as creative as he was 50 years ago. Albert Scaglione of Park West Gallery journeys to Paris to visit the artist, discovering a treasure trove of his work across the decades.

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Wrocław School of Printmaking Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center

The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of printmaking techniques and sources of inspiration employed by the artists of the Wrocław School.

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Chicago-area Professor Manglano-Ovalle Wins $50,000 USA Fellow Award

Manglano-Ovalle is known for his technologically sophisticated artworks that combine sculpture and video to raise questions about social and political issues.

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Non-Collecting Museums

The non-collecting art museum is a relative anomaly

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Chicago Art Map: Openings Jan 6-9, 2012

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, January 6th – 9th.

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National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012

The National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012 is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States.

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Gallery Representation Case Study:  Tom Torluemke Part 2 of 2

How would you compare your experience being with a gallery vs. being on your own?

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Environmental Artists: The Color Green

Here are some local sustainable artists you should know.

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Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide’s Corn Party: Intent and Reception of Social Art

She’s inserting herself, bringing something of her own.

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Gallery Representation Case Study: Tom Torluemke Part 1

His thoughts and experiences in regard to gallery representation.

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Modern Man by Nelson Carvajal

Appropriation Art/Video Installation by Chicago filmmaker, Nelson Carvajal.

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Conversations with Curators: Liz Nielsen

Everything must be in harmony, and this putting together of an exhibition is one of the things I love the most.

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Chicago Digital Media Production Fund: New Grants Program for Local Artists

Grants ranging between $500 and $10,000 will be awarded to Chicago-area media artists to produce and complete a short video to be made available on the web.

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Artists You Should Know: Top Picks

We tallied up those who were mentioned the most and who seemed to be making the most impact on the scene.

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Beacon Street Gallery Director, Board Member Charged with Stealing $400,000

These defendants not only abused their positions of trust for personal gain but did so at the expense of young students.

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Chicago Art Map: Openings Dec 15-17, 2011

Below is a listing from Chicago Art Map of gallery openings taking place this weekend, December 15th – 17th.

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New Chicago Galleries, 2011

Below is a comprehensive directory of new Chicago art venues for 2011 taken from our New and Closed Galleries listing page.