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Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space

Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space
  Above a Singer Sewing shop, through a non-descript green door, and up a staircase, you will find the home of Green Lantern Projects. Serving as both a domestic and public space, this apartment transforms to become a multi-faceted realm, housing the Green Lantern Gallery, The Paper Cave Bookstore, The Green Lantern Press, and The Corpse Performance Space- all in one. From printing books, to... 

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe
Chris Campe, “Oh Sure” (Detail), 2012. (Image Credit: Sophia Nahli.) And The She’s Like/And He Goes, an exhibition at A+D Gallery,that juxtaposes text-based and sound-based art to expose the rich layers of the media and content. Chris Campe, artist and curator of the exhibition, recently returned to Germany after completing her Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the... 

Sustainable Art: Chicago’s Twelve

Sustainable Art: Chicago’s Twelve
Mary Ellen Croteau. My Eye. 2012. Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL (Photo Credit: Image Courtesy of Danielle Jackson) Orange traffic cones, plastic prescription bottles, fallen tree branches, rulers, belts, deodorant caps, wire, and nails—just to name a few—are all materials that are familiar to us. They’re so mundane that many people don’t think twice about them. We encounter them in our homes,... 

Augmenting Our Cultural Garden: A Conversation with Faheem Majeed

Augmenting Our Cultural Garden: A Conversation with Faheem Majeed
If you were to dig into the corners of your closets, mine the contents of sealed boxes and locate the residual objects of your existence then pull them all together, what story would it tell about you? This was the process of artist Faheem Majeed as he began to create his most recent installation Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden for the Hairy Blob exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center. Instead... 

Behind the Hairy Blob: A Conversation with Adelheid Mers

Behind the Hairy Blob: A Conversation with Adelheid Mers
Faheem Majeed. Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden, 2012. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (Photo Credit: Image Courtesy of Danielle Jackson) A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Hyde Park Art Center’s exhibition page. There, I was introduced to the Hairy Blob for the first time. Intrigued with how artists’ visualize time, space, and environment, I reached out to the curator Adelheid... 

On Trapped In What I Made Believe: Q & A with Kasia Kay

On Trapped In What I Made Believe: Q & A with Kasia Kay
Hebru Brantley. Double Dare, 2012. Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL (Photo Credit: Image Courtesy of Danielle Jackson) Not that long ago, the artist Hebru Brantley said, “When it’s all said and done and I’m out of here. I want people to remember me as a superhero.  You know very mythological like I wore tights all day, but I was just super swole. I glowed. I could fly. I could do amazing... 

Teen Curators: An Afterschool Program with Good News Only Gallery

Teen Curators: An Afterschool Program with Good News Only Gallery
(Photo Credit: Courtesy Good News Only) Elizabeth Shank gives high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the art world with Good News Only, her six-month-old, non-profit art gallery in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. She brings in students to teach them what it’s like to manage and organize a fine art gallery. They are: Teen Curators.This inaugural group—six high school students... 

Form Over Function: Non-Functional Art by Furniture Makers

Form Over Function: Non-Functional Art by Furniture Makers
  It was the ultimate test when Nick Lippert asked 12 of his furniture-maker colleagues and friends to take part in the exhibit he was curating—FORM OVER FUNCTION: NEW, NON-FUNCTIONAL WORK BY FURNITURE DESIGNERS. The test? You can’t make a chair. Instead those 12 furniture makers — Seth Deysach, Chris Bach, Bryan Boline, Dan Sullivan, Doug Thome, Zak Rose, Scott Patterson, Andrew Kephart, Aaron... 

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,... 
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