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At the Satellites: From Fountain to EDITION

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 satellite fairs have newly sprung up this year and by doing so have offered a... 

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011

Sixty's Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011
As the People Don’t Like to Read Art show at Western Exhibitions proved, people do like to read art–and they will. The following are the top ten Sixty articles that you read (or watched) this past year. #1  || Hyde Park Public Art 5 of 5 The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) “Taking in the wall, a mix of styles was evident. Bold, abstract... 

Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll // PART I

Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll // PART I
Text? Check. Drugs? Debatable. Rock and roll? Art stars aplenty. At least, one of the show’s artists walked around cradling a handmade Jack Daniels plushie (probably the world’s most comforting security blanket, to be quite honest). Featuring an international group of over 40 artists working across different media, Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll opened last Friday at Maxwell Colette Gallery with... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don’t Fret

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don't Fret
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including Don’t Fret and Goons. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd.  If you are unable to make it to the reception, keep posted for future coverage including a video reflection consisting of interviews... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including curator Joseph J. Depre. Joseph and I discussed the nature, relevance and timeliness of the show and his involvement with the street art community. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd. If you... 

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago and those that foster it. Through these interviews our hope is to not only... 

On Chicago Street Art: Community

On Chicago Street Art: Community
Part I: Chicago street artist Blutt talks about his work and experiences living as a street artist in Chicago. Blutt: The name I use for my artwork is Blutt. I live in Chicago and grew up around the Midwest and just kind of based on the stuff I grew up with like the music and skateboarding and graffiti and comic books. I do mostly nowadays stuff that is studio work paintings and drawings but I also... 

Going Mobile

Going Mobile
Going Mobile from Andrew Roddewig on Vimeo. On October 30th the Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) team rented a truck, built a photo booth and took to the streets of Chicago to spread the word about Sixty Inches From Center. Artists Hebru Brantley and Brooks Golden designed original work to go on each side of the truck. Nicolette Caldwell and Tempestt Hazel toured around the city showing off their... 

Going Mobile: The SIFC Launch Event

Going Mobile: The SIFC Launch Event
After spending a long summer preparing for one day, SIFC is ready to present itself to the Chicago art world. Making stops at four different locations throughout Chicago, the Going Mobile event was designed to give exposure to each of these venues, highlight Chicago artists and give people a taste of what Sixty Inches From Center: Chicago Arts Archive and Collective Project is all about. For this... 
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