Author Archive for Robin Dluzen

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Editor-in-Chief Robin Dluzen’s Closing Remarks

Many people, from both inside and outside of our city, have told me that Chicago is broken.

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“The Gazette of Touchy Subjects”: Re-Examining the New Art Examiner Symposium

Defining traits of the New Art Examiner were lauded, such as its inclusion of humor within arts writing, separating it from the dense, difficult criticism seen in other publications.

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Stage Production of “Reservoir Dogs: A Judas in Our Midst”

The cast consists entirely of women, but they aren’t portrayed in the same way as other plays and movies show them.

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Picks from Art Chicago/NEXT 2011

Works by artists of this year’s fair deserving of recognition for managing to uphold quality amidst the circumstances.

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Luminous Ground: Artists With Histories

The exhibition suggests that, if there is a Fountain of Youth, it is creativity.

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Chicago Public Art Program Announces New Projects

Percent for Art Ordinance stipulates that a 1.33% of the cost of constructing or renovating municipal buildings and public spaces be devoted to original artwork on the premises.

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Chicago’s Hit Improv Comedy Show ‘ComedySportz’

The audience votes for the team that makes them laugh harder.

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DigitalBootcamp – Make Something This Summer at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts

DigitalBootcamp is designed especially for High School Students!

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40 over 40: The Public Art Scene

“Public art is almost subversive. Maybe people see it and maybe they don’t, but with art being insinuated into their lives, they get their art without quite realizing it.”

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Michael Thompson’s Fake Stamps: A Practice of Federal Felonies

Each piece that he makes constitutes a federal felony.

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40 over 40: The Heavy Hitters

Renown practicing artists in our city who have set a precedent for how we make art in Chicago today.

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Gallery Spotlight: Museum Works Galleries

“There are many ways to find art…I am constantly in touch with other dealers to see what they are finding,” says Casterline.

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Block Museum Director to Step Down

David Alan Robertson will leave the Block at end of year and search will start shortly

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Rex Sexton: “X-Ray Eyes” at Black Walnut / Robert Wayner Gallery

Taking into account the gallery’s diverse genres, it makes sense that an artist who wears many hats would be featured with a solo exhibition of dual mediums. Though known for novels, and publications which contain both reproductions of his paintings as well as text pieces like poems and short stories, Sexton does not merely illustrate the texts with his paintings.

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“Silent Light”: Joan Winter at Dubhe Carreño

For me, it is a bit odd to hear that a single body of work could be equally influenced by architecture and organic forms simultaneously. However, this is precisely what Joan Winter’s sculptures and prints effortlessly achieve in the exhibition of her work at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, “Silent Light.”