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Claire Rojas, Last Chance Weekend

One of the shows I enjoyed but never wrote about was Claire Rojas’ Believe Me @ Kavi Gupta. A folk fantasy on massive and micro scales, Believe Me is a blender trip through imagination and culture with narratives as endearing and bizzare as any real folk lore. As a kicker, their second space features the show […]

Art Talk Chicago Maps the Art World

Kathyrn Born and friends over at Art Talk Chicago have gone and done something amazing: they’ve mapped almost every gallery, museum, and alternative art space in the city onto a single Google Maps overlay using MapChannels. While its still technically a work in progress, its already plenty functional. You can view it at Art Talk […]

Christian Rieben, oh and Lloyd Dobler Gallery RAIDED BY THE FEDS

While following Proximity Magazine’s blurb about Chicago police trying to close up Lloyd Dobler Gallery (reportedly for sight compaints, disturbing pieces, and providing alcohol to minor artworld celebrities), I decided Christian Rieben’s work was pretty great. If you’re in Wisconsin you can swing by Stumptown Gallery until July 14th to see the work yourself. Rumor […]

Frank Kozik @ Rotofugi

If you’ve ever been to Rotofugi, you’ve seen Frank Kozik‘s toys. If you’re there right now, you’re seeing his paintings! The show, Hell Comes to Chicago, will be up at Rotofugi June 12th to June 30th, so check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. I’ll let Frank himself explain the rest:

Juan Uslé – Pretty Pretty

Ooooo: Ahhhhh: Oh, wow! Ohhhhhh, ha ha yay! Check out more of Juan Uslé’s work at Cheim & Read.

Jay Boeldt, I'm a Sucker for Enamel

What can I say, its the shit. Check out some other work at Jay Boeldt’s website. I ran into Jay’s work at the smARTshow at the Flat Iron Arts Building. The show, which was huge and comprised mostly of sorta amateur art that wasn’t that stellar but for the fact that it was all local […]

Oscar De Las Flores, Tiny JPEGs

One of the few artists who has remained memorable to me three weeks after Art Chicago/NEXT, Oscar De Las Flores is a man who can fucking draw. His best works come off as relics, souveniers from a weekend spend time traveling to candyflip Parmigianino in Florence and blotgob Bruegel in Antwerp; a mad mad all-over […]

Picasso or Prince? You decide!

Headed to Art Chicago? Here’s a viewing tip from Art Chicago director Karla Carey:   “Before you ask – there are no Richard Prince pieces on view at the Merchandise Mart. You won’t find his name anywhere. There are however forty seven Picassos on show… and one of them, just one, IS actually a Richard […]

Ken Fandell, Professional Landscaper

If you’ve been to the MCA lately (ie, last two years) you’ve seen Ken Fandell’s Days and Nights, Dawns and Dusks, North and South, East and West, Mine and Yours (2007), and you probably thought he was pretty clever but did you know he’s a funny guy too? He is! Did you know that? Here’s […]

Justine Lai Goes Down on History

      Check out the rest of this weird little corpus at Justine Lai’s website.

Mike Rea Goes Blattablattarock

  Mike Rea is a sculptor and a craftsman!

Laser Cutting with Ara Pederson, Jim Isermann

There are certain things in the art world that require access to cutting lasers, also known as “death rays”.     Brand new!     Fun!     Good morning walls!  

The Race to Steal Richard Prince's Shit is On

The box is light and easily removable.

Guild & Greyshkul

After 25 years out of the scene, Lou Laurita gets midwestern as fuck. The first and next image are very emotionally linked for me, having crashed more than my fair share of RVs into treehouses. It was the 1980s and the boom, like all booms, had its casualties. Anna Conway has dug a tunnel into […]

Twelve Assholes Fired at Parsons New School of Design

The New School of Design at Parsons removed a dozen of its shitty part time or adjunct faculty this week, firing nine and re-assigning three others to positions outside of the fine arts program. The move, ostensibly made without prior dialog or notification, has raised an uproar among the talentless east coast hacks in the […]