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Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photographic Making

Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photographic Making
Located in a lofty warehouse space on West Hubbard, Johalla Projects seeks to collaborate with curators and artists interested in pushing boundaries. What Filter Photo set out to do with their most current juried exhibition is push the boundaries of photography, and it seems almost inaccurate to call Archetype Drift a photography exhibition. Presented by the folks behind the annual Filter Photo Festival... 

Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black in White

Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black in White
Installation view, Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White, MCA Chicago. November 10, 2012 – April 28, 2013. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Curator Naomi Beckwith’s latest exhibition, Color Bind:The MCA Collection in Black and White, currently on view through April 28, is a dynamic and engaging mix of works from the MCA’s collection. Conceived... 

Collaging for A Cause

Collaging for A Cause
I am always interested in attending shows that integrate visual art and music, benefit a great cause, and take place in a space that I have yet to see.  Collage On Demand, a live collage show that took place on January 26, featured all of the above. Melissa Oresky at Collage On Demand Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto are co-owners of The Franklin, where the event took place and featured collage artist... 

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1
Installation view of East Gallery. Jan Tichy, Installation no. 15 (Siskind), 2012. 3-channel HD video installation, 11min. (Image courtesy of the artist.) “What they put on view says a lot about a museum, but what’s in storage tells you even more…” - Fred Wilson at The Sackler Conference for Art Education, 2010   When anyone brings up the idea of an artist occupying... 

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 2

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 2
Larry Williams, Rural Saturday Night, 1973. Gelatin silver print (Left, 1979:1). Zacharias Abubeker, Obelisk, 2011. Screenprint. (Right, 2012:21). Image courtesy of the artist. The following is part two of an interview with artist Jan Tichy about his recent exhibition 1979:1 – 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). You can find part... 

‘Pilgrims’ in an urban land: An interview with photographer Zbigniew Bzdak

'Pilgrims' in an urban land: An interview with photographer Zbigniew Bzdak
Zbigniew Bzdak’s adventures as a professional photographer have sent him across the globe. He is a staff photographer with the Chicago Tribune and has covered major assignments such as the war in Iraq and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Bzdak settled in the U.S. after emigrating from Poland in 1979 to photograph Latin American rivers. His photography has been published in National Geographic,... 

Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center

Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center
Image of the exhibition Ground Floor provided by the Hyde Park Art Center. Courtesy of Tom Van Eynde. Ground Floor, the biennial group exhibition which occupies the entire 10,000-square-foot first floor of the Hyde Park Art Center, showcases 11 recent MFA graduates from The School of the Art Institute, Columbia College, University of Chicago, Northwestern and UIC. The Center is refreshingly open to... 

Attempts, Impulses and Talking With Fear, Revisited

Attempts, Impulses and Talking With Fear, Revisited
Forward motion is ineluctable. It is something that most of us accept as a part of life. Art-minded individuals tend to be particularly sensitive to this intrinsic vanward impulse, which makes the occasional chance to stop and reflect something to be appreciated. Almost two years after our initial interview about the series Talking With Fear About Dying Tomorrow, Matt Austin and I once again found... 

Bobby Scheidemann Shows Us How Everybody Is Trying

Bobby Scheidemann Shows Us How Everybody Is Trying
Bobby Scheidemann’s work intrigues his audience with his usage of everyday objects. A native of Texas, Bobby lived in Chicago this past summer and now resides in New York. His work has been shown in Texas, Chicago and the UK. Bobby is one of four artists to be featured in Everyday Always Trying at The Coat Check at David Weinberg Photography. I had the pleasure of learning more about his photography,... 
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