Eyeworks: David O'Reilly
This is the third installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. When we were planning the first Eyeworks festival in 2010, we had both recently been fascinated by the work of Irish animator David O’Reilly, and we... 
What Do We Owe Picasso?
This article was originally published on March 07, 2013 on ArtSlant by writer Sarah Hamilton. 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... 
Harvey Moon : A Portrait
New media artist Harvey Moon is a creator of tools and machines. Moon’s project Delta is the latest in his line of drawing machines which transform the artist’s conception into a physical drawing using custom fabricated electronics and generative algorithms. Delta takes the drawing machine concept to a... 
Sera Melón es Sera Sandia, Sera Sandia es Sera Melón
Showing from March 16 to April 16 at Howard Street Gallery and co-sponsored by Fullhearted, Melón and Sandía’s collaborative show offers a creative look at mixed media, street art aesthetics and playful meditations on life, death, immigration and gender. Sandía means Watermelon in Spanish, and the title mirrors... 
Visual Theater: A Conversation with Neo-Futurist Kurt Chiang
The Neo-Futurists are a staple of Chicago theater best known for their modular and ever-evolving signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which, after a quarter-century in production, is the longest continuously running show in Chicago. Within a certain milieu, TMLMTBGB is something of a cult hit —... 
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... 
East Middle West // An Interview with ICY and SOT
Tabriz, Iran, 2012. (Image courtesy of ICY and SOT.) When they’re not crashing at a Brooklyn warehouse among a collective of creatives they’re tearing across America in a van and trailer with a punk band (why don’t more visual artists do this?). Street art duo ICY and SOT, two young brothers from Iran, have... 
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... 
Big Ideas: The Ideal Wall Text
This article is part of Big Ideas, a series exploring Chicagoan’s thoughts about contemporary art. In winter of last year, I attended an exhibit with two friends at the Elmhurst Art Museum. As we worked our way through the show, I found myself in a familiar role: wall text translator. The friends I was with are... 
Studio Reflections with Collin Pressler
Time and time again we have seen efforts to expose the artist’s studio through exhibitions, open studios and technology (photos, videos, etc.), yet still the studio processes of many artists remain concealed. Many of the attempts, errors and experiments are locked within studio walls, and hidden out of view behind... 
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