Category: Articles

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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 Komodo Dragon: Gallery Representation the Slow Way

I’d made my bite, introduced myself. What I did NOT do was take these initial rejections personally, nor as the end of the discussion.

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Interview with Chicago Gallerist Linda Warren of Linda Warren Projects

I am confident in the value of the artists I work with, and I think collectors ultimately know how to find the galleries and artists that resonate for them.

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Southside Hub of Production: An Open Invitation for Creative Community

The aim of Southside Hub of Production is to provide cultural and communal free space as an alternative to the museums, galleries, and universities.

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Matthew Woodward: Catalogs of Anonymous Forms

Through scale, dramatic chiaroscuro, and composition, these rather unimportant decorative images are transformed into grand icons.

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A Critical Assessment of the “Twitter Art” Bandwagon

From the archives of the Chicago Now Blog; by Candice Weber

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The Spirit of Marwen

Marwen is a hub for Chicago’s students–students from fifty-four of Chicago’s fifty-seven zip codes attend Marwen.

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Joyce Owens: Do Collectors Owe Profits to Artists?

From the archives of the Chicago Now blog; By Joyce Owens

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Park West Gallery showcases the photorealism of Scott Jacobs

With the popularity of his paintings, Scott has translated his photorealism to new media, perfecting the arts of lithography, serigraphy, and giclée.

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New Gallery Spotlight: Courtney Blades Gallery

Shows at the Courtney Blades Gallery have been quite conceptual, melding both traditional and graphic aesthetics with Internet technology.

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Hackerspace at Pumping Station 1: Will the Arts Go Open Source?

From the archives of the Chicago Now blog. By Kathryn Born

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The Artist Facing the Art: Antonia Gurkovska

What is more important – the art or the artist?

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Random Gallery Spotlight: Corbett vs. Dempsey

“We have done eight years of shows, and there will be things that we do in the future that will surprise people.” –Corbett

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On Artist-Curators: Q&A with Angela Bryant of O’Connor Gallery

In my opinion, the role of the curator is much more of a recent phenomenon than that of an artist curating.

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Watie White & The Chicago Project, 2012

White’s work is inspired by the social, but involves multiple interpretations and sharp appropriations of meaning.

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Why Do We Collect? by Dawoud Bey

From the archives of the Chicago Now blog, by Dawoud Bey

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Wait, Where are You Located Again?: Gosia Koscielak Studio & Gallery

Gosia Koscielak coins her online gallery work “internet studio/gallery practice” in order to move away from the dividing line of global and local art.

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It’s Our Own Damn Fault More People Aren’t Collecting Art

A post from the Chicago Now blog archive, by Lisa Boumstein-Smalley

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(Art) Talks of the Town: Never the Same’s Chicago Archive

Chicago has a very rich local art history that we spend very little energy as a community of participants in actually preserving.

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Random Gallery Spotlight: The Poison Cup

The majority of sales come from wine, though art sales have been improving with every new artist featured.