Monthly Archives September 2010

Weekend Preview – this ain’t no bring your weed to work day

There’s a lot going on this weekend and I won’t be hitting half of the highlights here, so for many more listings you should check out this link right here. Some notable events in brief: Chicago blogger and sometimes-contributor to this site Erik Wenzel is opening an exhibition and lecture series titled Live a Little, Live […]

Seven Artists of the Week – what a steal

This week’s picks from me. Images link to websites for each featured artist. Like a little seven-piece group show.

Interview – Jessie Mott

Jessie Mott graduated from Northwestern University this Spring with a fresh new MFA, and I know that for sure because she was recently included in the Hyde Park Art Center’s exhibition of fresh new MFA holders called Ground Floor. I visited Mott at her new studio in Edgewater to meet her dog and talk to her about […]

Weekend Preview – I’m no expert at spiders

This week’s picks on what to see this weekend. As usual there are many more and very good things happening, so be sure to check here too. Basement Show @ Parking Space Basement Show looks like a grand collection of artists from that easily identifiable but so far un-named half-punk-half-attempted-half-joke movement in Chicago art, with […]

Seven Artists of the Week – you ruined Afghanistan for me

This week’s picks from me. award winning blogger paddy johnson stars in my newest nyc art world slash fiction title, “Seven Sins in the Art World”

Opening Weekend Reviews / Impressions, with guests Pedro Vélez and Erik Wenzel

For this year’s opening weekend, I invited two other artists/writers to join me in writing up short impressions of everything we saw. The first is Erik Wenzel, who writes mostly for ArtSlant, blogs at Art or Idiocy?, and who has an exhibition at Harold Washington College coming up on September 30th. The second is Pedro […]

Weekend Preview – its not even about being cheap

This week’s picks on what to see this weekend. Only two events this week, but there are more shows out there; check here for the rest. Laura Letinsky @ Donald Young Gallery Photographer Laura Letinsky will have some new work at Donald Young Gallery this month. You may remember her muted still life compositions from […]

Seven Artists of the Week – did a woman make this?

This week’s picks from me. friend economy

Interview – Nick Gilhool on casting Bravo’s Work of Art, Season 2

I got on the phone this week with Nick Gilhool, senior vice president in casting for Magical Elves, and the guy who will be bringing Work of Art’s casting call to Chicago next Friday and maybe a few Chicago artists to Work of Art. You may remember him from this interview he did last year with Art […]

Weekend Preview – How are you? Did you see him?

As you probably know, this is the big fall opening weekend where pretty much every active gallery in the city opens a new show. This is great for everyone except the people who compile lists and calendars of art events, who have dutifully labored on a number of great lists and sources for planning your […]

Seven Artists of the Week – ultimately an expensive way to make jpegs

Ryan‘s still off, so here are this week’s picks from me. look at that! did you see that?

Interview – Montgomery Perry Smith

Last week I visited the studio of Chicago artist Montgomery Perry Smith, who’s captain-of-industry name gives good cover for a delicate and softly disturbing fiber-heavy sculpture practice. I’d first run into his work at a show at the (now closed) Humboldt Park apartment gallery MVSEVM, where his interactive papasan-and-felt sculpture Soul Searching was a complete creepy […]

Weekend Preview – how are your classes

Here are this week’s picks on what to see this weekend. As always, more and other listings can be found here and here. Deborah Stratman @ Gahlberg Gallery Chicago artist and film-maker Deborah Stratman has installed a gallery converting installation combining improvisational architecture and booming, disorienting sound at the Gahlberg Gallery in Glen Ellyn. I strongly […]

Seven Artists of the Week – fit in or get out

Ryan’s off this week, so here are this week’s picks from me. we are all made of stairs