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Romanticizing and Revising the Past: Kerri Sherman and Camille Iemmolo

Romanticizing and Revising the Past: Kerri Sherman and Camille Iemmolo
  Watches, Photo Courtesy of Kerri Sherman From the distinctly different works of photographer Kerri Sherman and mixed media artist Camille Iemmolo come two parallel narratives.  One focuses on romanticizing nature and conveying nostalgia for craft and perception, while the other explores surreal disillusionment of childhood dreams not completely coming true.  Perhaps the most remarkable aspect... 

Arresting Views of the Arrested: An Interview with Marcelo Grosman

Arresting Views of the Arrested: An Interview with Marcelo Grosman
It is not everyday that we are confronted by work that stops us in our tracks, works at our psyche and leaves us wanting more. When I first laid eyes on the work of Argentinian-born artist Marcelo Grosman, I couldn’t help but wonder who the artist was and who were the people in these spellbinding and unsettling images. Guilty!, the most recent show of Grosman’s work at The Mission Projects,... 

Cuddled Apples and Coital Rods: An Interview with Bobby Doherty

Cuddled Apples and Coital Rods: An Interview with Bobby Doherty
A twig resting precariously on a wrench propped against a bubble gum pink painted background. Two apples, one faded green and one bright red, nestled in a bright red and white stripe cloth. A man, with perfectly smooth and dark skin sits erect and upright, facing away from the camera, his back covered with neatly arranged baby-pink bows. Objects positioned (or mistakenly happened) into anthropomorphic... 

Artist Profile: The One and Only Jeremy Fish

Artist Profile: The One and Only Jeremy Fish
Sixty Inches From Center’s Exchange Partnerships are our chance to spread the word about others who are writing about and documenting art and artists in Chicago, and doing it so beautifully. We have been longtime fans of our friends at Gozamos.com and their coverage of Latino art and culture from here to Milwaukee and are happy to have them as a partner. This week Gozamos writer Terry Carlton interviews... 

Geoffrey Todd Smith and Josh Mannis at Western Exhibitions

Geoffrey Todd Smith and Josh Mannis at Western Exhibitions
Western Exhibitions opened two corresponding exhibits this month– Looker, a collection of Geoffrey Todd Smith’s intricate geometric paintings, and Fashion, a hypnotic video installation by Josh Mannis. Smith painstakingly works acrylic, gouache, and ink into colorful optical candy reminiscent of spirograph drawings and beadwork. Whimsical titles like Indecent Docent and The Flirtation Station... 

Objectify This: What’s Under the Pink

Objectify This: What's Under the Pink
“Objectify This” Show at Design Cloud, Photo Courtesy of Vanessa Ruiz Design Cloud’s current exhibition Objectify This, curated by Vanessa Ruiz, displays a concentrated emphasis on the feminine body (specifically female anatomy) to issue a pointed, yet refined overview of how women have been reduced to pieces of meat in art and since have transcended the confines of these patriarchal... 

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery
You hear a lot about the end of the world nowadays.  It is everywhere: the end of the Mayan calendar, global warming, and foreign conflict.  The apocalypse is a concept that has fascinated humankind for ages, and continues to captivate the imagination of many. Jackon Junge Gallery, located on Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area has taken that very concept and turned it in to the premise... 

Anne Lindberg: Sustaining Pedal

Anne Lindberg: Sustaining Pedal
Optical illusions and multisensory triggers mark the appeal of Anne Lindberg’s Sustaining Pedal show at Carrie Secrist Gallery. Lindberg aims to “create passages of tone, density, speed, path and frequency,” according to her artist statement, and the pieces do demonstrate a synesthesia of sorts. Her large 2D works from a distance resemble watercolor washes, but upon further inspection prove to... 

Caleb Weintraub’s Nightmarish Dreamscapes

Caleb Weintraub's Nightmarish Dreamscapes
Grotesque animals, violent battles, and neon colors–these are the things that nightmares are made of in Caleb Weintraub’s exhibit at the Peter Miller Gallery. Weintraub’s saturated oil paintings wander through mysterious storybook dystopias with motifs that walk the line between Disney and The Lord of the Flies. “To The Death” follows two tribal-clad, ostrich-riding children at war in... 

Shota Kawahara’s “Inspiration” Finds an Audience

Shota Kawahara's
Re-Invent Gallery’s current show Inspiration unites clean presentation and progressive work with the intimate and quiet atmosphere of small town America.  Japanese artist Shota Kawahara’s solo exhibition of bright, visually graphic paintings and installation work call to mind the various pieces of artists like Yayoi Kusama and Basquiat, complete with clean lines, bold colors alongside wild, gestural... 
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