Diane Simpson's
In this video feature by Sommer Filmworks, Chicago artist Diane Simpson shares her process behind her installation “Window Dressing,” which was on display at the Racine Art Museum from August 2007 to July 2008. “Reflecting one of the museum’s former incarnations as a department store, and... 
At the Satellites: From Fountain to EDITION
Aside from the occasional run in with your favorite curators and artists, or being in the presence of work you’ve only seen in books or online, art fairs can be business as usual–you’ve see one, you’ve seen them all. But as a testament to the energy that Expo Chicago is conjuring, some interesting... 
Around the Arts World at Expo Chicago 2013
EXPO 2013, which wrapped up this past Saturday, brought the world to Chicago. Some of the planet’s best-known, most influential painters, sculptors, and galleries came from 36 different cities across 17 different countries. There was Gabriel de la Mora, a Mexico-born creator who gives new life to found objects,... 
EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman
Expo Chicago 2012 Vernissage. (Image courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations.) Art lovers, clear your schedules. This week, Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is back for its second year. Art from 125 premier galleries will grace Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, transformed... 
Art Nerd Field Trip to The Farnsworth House
This article was originally published on September 4, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Tara Kosloski. 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 in Chicago.... 
The Neo Negro: An Artist Talk with James Britt and Romi Crawford
Image courtesy of the artist. Currently at Blanc Gallery in Bronzeville, The Neo Negro features new work by James Britt that utilizes humor and absurdity to pose questions about our relationship to popular culture and the icons that play a part within it. Just as we often attempt to insert ourselves into these scenes,... 
Dialogic Communities:  Informal Art Education Discussion Group and Research Project
In my first month as director of education at the Evanston Art Center, I organized and moderated a panel discussion on the Chicago-based art magazine The New Art Examiner (1973-2002). I organized two panels, one for those who used to contribute to the NEA and another comprised of present-day art critics working in... 
Keepsakes of the City: The Polaroid Gallery Show
Photographer Sara Stubblefield is this month’s 2nd Friday guest at Oscar Luis Martinez Fine Art Gallery-Studio in Pilsen at 1841 S. Halsted. For the past six months, Stubblefield has embarked on a project to document Chicago’s changing urban landscape using Polaroids. Her images of street art and architectural... 
A Glimpse of Shami Noir
Shami Sosa (a.k.a. Shami Noir) is a musician and visual artist who uses street art to promote both his music and a larger idea of The Self. Shami Sosa 2013. Street art, Los Angeles, CA. (Image Credit: Shami Sosa) Mackenzie Wilson (MW): Why make street art to promote music? As opposed to flyering or putting up more... 
Standardization vs. The Sublime
This article was originally published on August 23, 2013 on ArtSlant by writer James Pepper Kelly. 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... 
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