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LVL3 Featured Article Exchange // Daniel Shea

LVL3 Featured Article Exchange // Daniel Shea
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and LVL3 Gallery. 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 experience compelling. LVL3 is an exhibition space in Chicago, IL. LVL3 is dedicated... 

MDW Fair Interviews Galore!

MDW Fair Interviews Galore!
A few weeks ago, I hopped over to the Geolofts for the second iteration of the MDW Fair. Organized collaboratively by the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture, and threewalls, the Fall Showcase coincided with the Hand in Glove Conference for innovative visual arts facilitators. As I poke around, I interviewed a number of participants to get a sense of what was going on in their little art islands... 

“Blue Glue and Other Explorations”: An Interview with Mara Baker

Continuing ACRE’s year-long series of shows by its 2010 summer residents, Blue Glue and Other Explorations is a body of work by Mara Baker, installed at Happy Collaborationists. Mara’s drawings, photographs, and site-specific installation serve as an exploration of histories and of the mental and physical act of collection. For the three weeks prior to Blue Glue’s reception on Saturday, Mara... 

“Frontispiece // The Uncanny Imagination”: An Interview with Becket Flannery and Grant Ray, PART II

After wandering through Pilsen, Becket Flannery and I returned to ACRE Projects, where Grant Ray had finished hanging his work for The Uncanny Imagination. As Becket installed his collages for Frontispiece, Grant explained to me his interest in using the photographic medium as a means of documentation, of using scientific processes to present seemingly mundane information and consequently create a... 

“Frontispiece // The Uncanny Imagination”: An Interview with Becket Flannery and Grant Ray, PART I

Frontispiece and The Uncanny Imagination are projects by Becket Flannery and Grant Ray, respectively, that constitute a two-person exhibition at ACRE Projects. Part of ACRE’s year-long series of shows by 2010 summer residents, their work finds common ground not only through the photographic medium, but also through their exploration of the narrative and the dynamic between images and narratives,... 

Talking With Fear About Dying Tomorrow: A Conversation with Matt Austin, Pt. 1

Talking With Fear About Dying Tomorrow: A Conversation with Matt Austin, Pt. 1
My first encounter with photographer Matt Austin was over two years ago during my time as a student in a photography class where he was the teacher’s assistant.   Since the days of me trying to catch sneak peeks of his work in the photo labs at Columbia College, his work has evolved into something that is less about the photo as a static object and more about how photography functions as a tool... 

Finding A Peace of Land: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 1

Finding A Peace of Land: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 1
The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions, better known as ACRE, isn’t your typical residency.  It is a science lab, playground, classroom, workshop, and a studio.  It is a place for artists to make new connections or strengthen old ones, and then learn the glamour and grunt of putting together an exhibition from beginning to end.  In one year ACRE has become all of that and... 

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson
Erik L. Peterson and Meredith Weber during installation of {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame. January 28, 2011. (Photo Credit: Tempestt Hazel) When Meredith Weber, Chicago artist and one-third of Happy Collaborationists (Happy C), invited us over to check out the installation of their latest exhibition, {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame, a solo project by Erik L. Peterson, we jumped on the chance. In 2010 Happy C had... 
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