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RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice

RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice
One part exhibit and one part event series, RISK is a terrifically exciting exploration of socially engagement and the arts. Not only that, it features many artists close to our hearts, including Alberto Aguilar, Jim Duignan, Faheem Majeed, and Cheryl Pope, among many others. So perhaps it’s no surprise that we put RISK on our weekly picks back in February when it opened. However, what we weren’t... 

In The Studio with Mario Gonzalez, Jr.

In The Studio with Mario Gonzalez, Jr.
Zore, Zore Sixtyfour, Mario–he has many names. And depending on the time zone or space, you may get a different persona which often leads to a different body of work. But no matter which version of Mario Gonzalez, Jr. or series of work you find yourself encountered by, there is undoubtedly a common thread found throughout that can be traced back to a family of artists, awareness of early pioneers... 

Pay It Forward>>LATITUDE

Pay It Forward>>LATITUDE
Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight one of the eight projects that we have chosen to be part of our fundraiser each week,... 

Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects

Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects
  “These Moments” Installation by Matthew Hoffman at Pitchfork 2012. Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight... 

In Conversation with Nancy Wolfe

In Conversation with Nancy Wolfe
  Nancy Wolfe considers her practice a form of journaling and “visual poetry.” The Ann Arbor-based artist’s paintings were recently featured in Minor Key, a music-influenced exhibition at Kerrytown Concert House in her hometown. Her solo exhibition, Nancy Wolfe: Painting Poetry, is currently on display at Josef Glimer Gallery in River North, and opened, appropriately, with live music... 

Pay It Forward>>Spudnik Press

Pay It Forward>>Spudnik Press
  Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight one of the eight projects that we have chosen to be part of our fundraiser... 

M.U.R. XIII: Monthly Experiments in Placemaking

M.U.R. XIII: Monthly Experiments in Placemaking
Sambre Installation. 2013. Wood. 24′ x 8′. Mur XIII, Pasarrelle Simone de Beauvoir. Paris, France. (Image Credit: Caitlin Bruce) As I write this I have been looking at updates from artists and friends about “Paint, Paste, & Sticker: Chicago Street Art,” the current show at the Chicago Cultural Center (running from October 18, 2013 to January 12, 2014).  The show, which... 

Pay It Forward>>The CG Project

Pay It Forward>>The CG Project
  Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight one of the eight projects that we have chosen to be part of our fundraiser each... 

Suicide Narcissus

Suicide Narcissus
This article was originally published on October 1, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Amy Krafft. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help... 

Up the Stairs

Up the Stairs
Something incredible is happening in the Near West Side. Amid industrial complexes and warehouses, a group of seven artists have banded together in the newly-opened Stairway Studios, a massive space with room for painters, sculptors, metal-workers, and carpenters. Besides the seven core members—Jason Hawk, Eric Gushee, Trevor O’Neil, Laura Davis, Jonathan Cernak, Fred Gerdes, and Salvador... 
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