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Keepsakes of the City: The Polaroid Gallery Show

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 fragments have a certain glow to them, the ethereal quality of a surfacing memory... 

Arow Collective // PART I

Arow Collective // PART I
Arow Collective. "In the Forest: An Afro-Futurist Piece." Sir Jove performance. January 2012. (Image courtesy of Justin Barbin.) When you receive noise complaints from your neighbors and subsequent eviction threats over the phone from an angry landlord who lives in the suburbs but Googled your address and came across DIY flyers of public shows you’re hosting in your three-story loft that’s... 

Images from The Air We Breathe Exhibition

Images from <em>The Air We Breathe</em> Exhibition
This past weekend, the winners and outstanding submissions of The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Competition were revealed in an exhibition space during Pilsen’s 2nd Friday art walk.  The competition was hosted by the volunteer initiative, Design Makes Change: A Chicago Design Initiative, and called for design entries that would address the issue of air pollution in the Pilsen... 

Donning Capes, Unveiling Superheroes: An Interview with Saundra Karol

Donning Capes, Unveiling Superheroes: An Interview with Saundra Karol
At the entrance to The Cape Project by Saundra Karol. April 2011. (Image courtesy of Jenny Lam.)   In The Cape Project, photographer Saundra Karol asks women and girls to search inside themselves and find the superheroes within. The subject of each portrait writes down the story of her greatest strengths, wears a cape, and poses for a photograph. The result is an empowering series that celebrates... 
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