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On the Real: Out of Sight 2013

On the Real: Out of Sight 2013
Billed as a series of ten unexpected encounters of performance, Out of Sight pops up in various places across Wicker Park and Bucktown in the late summer and early fall every year. Last year, our friends at On the Real were there to capture some of these haunting examples of public dance and performance art. Check out what you might not have seen last fall, and get excited for the thought-provoking... 

Studio Reflections with Diana Gabriel

Studio Reflections with Diana Gabriel
We use the notion of scale everyday to relate to the world around us. We use it to judge monetary value, power and physical strength amongst other things. Looking at a miniature can transform our experience into an intimate moment, one where we feel powerful over a minute world. On the other hand, if we are looking at something much larger than us, our bodies and prior interactions of the world in... 

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... 

Pay It Forward>>Terrain

Pay It Forward>>Terrain
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>>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... 

“What Vincent Saw” at The Ryerson & Burnham Library

Ryerson & Burnham Library Reading Room, Art Institute of Chicago. Photo Toby zur Loye In 1950, the Art Institute of Chicago staged an ambitious Vincent Van Gogh exhibition.  With over ninety percent of the paintings being shown in the United States for the first time, the retrospective was a great success, also traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  In the years since that... 

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... 

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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