Man ... The Times ... Man: Looking at the Absurd with Don't Fret
Ever thought something but didn’t say it out loud? Ever been in a situation where another person said something that left you wondering why they said it at all? We tend to overlook many of the absurdities in our everyday lives that we feel precarious about. In this exhibition, Man… The Times … Man, artist Don’t... 
Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford at Hinge Gallery
Hinge Gallery Having just opened in June, the bright lights and white walls of Hinge Gallery were welcoming against the coming cold on the night of November 5th. A lovely space in an ideal location among the bustle of Chicago and Damen, Hinge Gallery opened its doors for a dual artist exhibit featuring recent paintings... 
It's our birthday!
Sixty Inches From Center has officially reached one-year as an organization and after one year of staying true to our mission, we have documented and engaged the visual arts in Chicago. We have one wish for our birthday and that is for the continued support from our audience. To help Sixty Inches From Center achieve... 
Week Ends, Art Begins || November 18th – November 20th
FRIDAY || November 18th, 2011 3rd Friday Opening | CURRENT Opening Reception Noun: A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, esp. through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement. Adjective: Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now. 33 Contemporary Gallery... 
“Art Is a Way of Life”: An Interview with Martin Bernstein
Martin Bernstein's studio. Entry to "the paint room." November 2011. (Image courtesy of Andrew Roddewig.) Martin Bernstein’s studio is probably one of the best artist studios you will ever visit in your entire life. At least, any artist studio that elicits the seemingly universal reaction of “Whoa.... 
Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part II
At the opening reception for Dealing with New Demands, Jennifer Mills and her art consultant trio engaged in a one-night only performance that encouraged the audience to participate by purchasing art on the spot. The exhibition is part of a larger project called The Happiness Project, which is taking place in a variety... 
The Future’s Past: Revisiting the Bronzeville Community // Part II
The Future’s Past, curated by Tempestt Hazel, co-founder and co-executive director of Sixty Inches From Center, is a project initiated on behalf of a fellowship that she received from the Black Metropolis Consortium (BMRC). This exhibition is based on a year’s worth of intensive research through a variety of archives... 
Purple State: Dance, Kandinsky and Ohio at Links Hall.
Even Though Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) focuses on the visual arts, sometimes we like to step over and see how the other half lives. Last week SIFC Media Director Andrew Roddewig caught a performance of “Purple State” at Links Hall. “The Purple State features three distinct female choreographers with deep... 
Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps our Chicago... 
Week Ends, Art Begins || November 11th – November 13th
FRIDAY || November 11th, 2011 ART FAIR 2011: EXHIBITION AND ART SALE Art work by teaching artists, students, alumni, and staff will be on display and for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists and Marwen programs for under-served youth. Catering is by e.leaven Food Company. Beer is provided by Half Acre. Marwen 833 North... 
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