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High Brow, Low Brow, Here Brow, No Brow: A Studio Visit with Paul Perkins

High Brow, Low Brow, Here Brow, No Brow: A Studio Visit with Paul Perkins
  This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on January 9, 2013 by Kelly Reaves. 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,... 

The Questionable Aspects of the Chicago Cultural Plan Draft

The Questionable Aspects of the Chicago Cultural Plan Draft
This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on July 20, 2012 by Jason Prechtel.  In line with our past coverage of the Chicago Cultural Plan, this article is a response to the recent release of the first draft of the plan. This article is also part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar... 

These (Art) Moments: Matthew Hoffman & Andrea Jablonski at Pitchfork

These (Art) Moments: Matthew Hoffman & Andrea Jablonski at Pitchfork
Matthew Hoffman's installation in collaboration with Johalla Projects at Pitchfork Music Festival, 2012. (Image Credit: Zachary Johnston) Matthew working on the stands for the letters in his studio. (Image Credit: Zachary James Johnston) When we talk about the Pitchfork Music Festival, we usually talk about the abundance of performers from across the country and globe. Perhaps we mention the heat... 

Subterranean Experiments

Subterranean Experiments
Laura Miller, Sentient City, 2012. (Image courtesy of Gapers Block.) This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on April 30, 2012 by Britt Julious. 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... 

Final Fight Family: A Well-Oiled Creative Machine

Final Fight Family: A Well-Oiled Creative Machine
The Final Fight Family, 2012. (Image courtesy of Jarvis Smith.) This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on March 5th, 2012 by Kelly Reaves. My favorite thing about Chicago is the way that we take things into our own hands. When we see a gap, instead of waiting for it to be filled — instead of writing letters or signing petitions — we just fill it ourselves. Chicago is full... 

Rainbows, Yarn and Other Scary Things: A Studio Visit with David Sprecher

Rainbows, Yarn and Other Scary Things: A Studio Visit with David Sprecher
This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on December 5th, 2011 by Kelly Reaves. Sprecher in his studio, 2011. (Image courtesy of Kelly Reaves.) I became aware of David Sprecher and his violently playful work during last fall’s East Garfield open studios/art walk event. His studio is on the second floor in the Albany Carroll Arts Building, which also features a majestic garden,... 

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... 

Ryan Shultz: People Person (and a Hell of a Painter)

Ryan Shultz: People Person (and a Hell of a Painter)
October continues 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 our Chicago... 

Swarms of Memory: The Briefing Room Interview with Lauren Levato

Swarms of Memory: The Briefing Room Interview with Lauren Levato
October continues 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 our... 

Glass Curtain’s CoLaboratory Puts the Art in Your Hands

Glass Curtain's CoLaboratory Puts the Art in Your Hands
This September marks the beginning 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... 
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