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On the Real: Out of Sight 2013

On the Real: Out of Sight 2013
Billed as a series of ten unexpected encounters of performance, Out of Sight pops up in various places across Wicker Park and Bucktown in the late summer and early fall every year. Last year, our friends at On the Real were there to capture some of these haunting examples of public dance and performance art. Check out what you might not have seen last fall, and get excited for the thought-provoking... 

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery
You hear a lot about the end of the world nowadays.  It is everywhere: the end of the Mayan calendar, global warming, and foreign conflict.  The apocalypse is a concept that has fascinated humankind for ages, and continues to captivate the imagination of many. Jackon Junge Gallery, located on Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area has taken that very concept and turned it in to the premise... 

Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective

Occupy Chicago Rebel Arts Collective
Art is no stranger to social justice movements. In the twentieth century alone, the US witnessed folk songs in protest of the Vietnam War, Feminist art critiquing the unequal treatment of women, and guerilla art collectives fighting for an adequate government response to the AIDS crisis. The Occupy Movement is no exception. Growing out of Occupy Chicago’s Arts & Recreation subcommittee, The... 

Summer Guide To Chicago Art: August

Summer Guide To Chicago Art: August
It’s hard to believe we’ve just survived the rainiest July in Chicago history. Fortunately for us, as the rain lets up, the art keeps pouring in. To help you enjoy summer in Chicago to it’s fullest, we’ve put together the latest digital installment of our Summer Art Guide. Click the image for a downloadable PDF and enjoy everything August in the Windy City has to offer. Designed... 

Tenants With Benefits

Tenants With Benefits
Michael Jewell. Run Yr Mouth, 2011. Mixed Media. Bucktown, Chicago, IL. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) It’s no secret that the bulk of art produced by young Chicagoans is made in their apartments. Behind closed doors, living spaces are transformed into makeshift studios where countless art pieces are created, many never to meet the public eye. Some of these artists are supported by another kind... 

Panel Discussion: Meet Jeremy Sorese

Panel Discussion: Meet Jeremy Sorese
Knowing an artist personally and over a long period of time is rewarding.  Having met Jeremy Sorese, a comic artist and illustrator, in college, I have had the pleasure to watch his work change and grow.  In Sorese’s art there is a tension between a commitment to readability and a love of detail and abstraction.  It is his strong sense of organization that allows Sorese to fill his panels... 
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