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Morbid Curiosity: Chasing the Light

Morbid Curiosity: Chasing the Light
"Macabre Scene" by Michel de Spiegelaere The new exhibition at the Cultural Center, Morbid Curiosity, features an expansive and surprisingly uplifting overview of diverse cultural meditations upon death. Ranging from an impressive collection of fine art masterpieces to medical specimens, the exhibition underscores the peace and closure garnered from accepting death, rather than the fear and... 

‘Stuck Up…’ at Maxwell Colette Gallery

'Stuck Up...' at Maxwell Colette Gallery
DB Burkeman creates an exciting exhibit that takes art enthusiasts into the underground world of street art stickers. “STUCK UP: A Selected History of Alternative & Pop Culture Told Through Stickers” opened at The Maxwell Colette Gallery on January 20 and runs through March 3, 2012. Stuck Up showcases work from well known street artists such as Space Invader and Banksy, contemporary artists,... 

Artman/Businessman: An Interview with David Leonardis

Artman/Businessman: An Interview with David Leonardis
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 happening in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences and give more exposure to the art that keeps... 

1,200 Strong | The Patric McCoy Collection

1,200 Strong | The Patric McCoy Collection
Detail from the Patric McCoy Collection, 2011. (Image Credit: Tempestt Hazel.) When walking into the home of Patric McCoy, Co-founder of the collector group Diasporal Rhythms, it is easy to be stunned and a bit overwhelmed. Even before stepping through the door you are led up a stairway that is lined with at least a dozen photographs, prints and paintings that originate from various moments in the... 

A Toast to Art with Hornswaggler Arts

A Toast to Art with Hornswaggler Arts
With The Hornswaggler Collection Exhibition, Graham Hogan and Joseph Rynkiewicz of Hornswaggler Arts celebrated their two-year adventure in offering creative cocktails at art shows and using donations to purchase works for their private collection. This Oct. 7th exhibition at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, was the first time they’ve publicly displayed their entire collection, which holds over 40 pieces.... 

Jayson Lawfer: The Nevica Project

Jayson Lawfer: The Nevica Project
Sol LeWitt. Distorted Cubes. (Image Courtesy of Jayson Lawfer.) In our contemporary times, you will not (always) find the life-long artist, or the sole curator or even the staple art collector/dealer/consultant ménage trio. You might instead see professionals in the arts wearing many hats working synonymously as artists, curators, consultants, directors and educators. These hats belong to many of... 
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