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Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine…

Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine...
Dear friends, Sixty has been pretty quiet since 2014 began. Maybe you noticed. Either way, we have a lot of new things happening that we’d like to share with you. First and foremost, we have spent much of the past six months reflecting on what we’ve done over the past three years. We have thought about the ways in which we are contributing to the art historical narrative in Chicago, supporting... 

In The Studio with Mario Gonzalez, Jr.

In The Studio with Mario Gonzalez, Jr.
Zore, Zore Sixtyfour, Mario–he has many names. And depending on the time zone or space, you may get a different persona which often leads to a different body of work. But no matter which version of Mario Gonzalez, Jr. or series of work you find yourself encountered by, there is undoubtedly a common thread found throughout that can be traced back to a family of artists, awareness of early pioneers... 

EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman

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 once again by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects into an engaging interior... 
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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... 

A Glimpse of Shami Noir

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 typical promotional material? Shami Sosa (SS): Street art speaks to everyone. Young,... 

Error 415: Glitch Art, The Newest Unsupported Media Type

Error 415: Glitch Art, The Newest Unsupported Media Type
In partnership with Click | Gallery, TriTriangle Gallery hosted works by artist/programmers Jon Satrom and Daniel Temkin. The artists’ preferred medium is glitch art, which is made by corrupting or altering digital code for aesthetic effect. I got to speak with them about their interest in the medium, organizing the GLI.TC/H conference and the compulsive nature of interacting with machines. Mackenzie... 

Well Played: A Collaboration between Angela Bryant and Diana Gabriel

Well Played: A Collaboration between Angela Bryant and Diana Gabriel
Angela Bryant and Diana Gabriel, Well Played Installation view, July 2013. (Image by Tempestt Hazel.) Tucked away in River North is R&D Gallery, an exhibition space run by Justin Pauly and Dave Sharma featuring local and international artists who work primarily in new media.  Currently on view is Well Played which features the work of Angela Bryant and Diana Gabriel.  Serving as the first collaboration... 

Getting Archived in Englewood and Bronzevile

Getting Archived in Englewood and Bronzevile
Avery R. Young getting archived at South Side Community Art Center, May 25, 2013. (Photo by Sixty Inches From Center.) Sixty spent the past two Saturdays on Chicago’s South Side archiving the work of artists and spaces across the city.  One thing you may not know about these events is that they don’t just open the door for artists to have their work included in the archive, but they also... 

Break The Bread : 004 Break The Bread

Break The Bread : 004 Break The Bread
A documentary web series on the food art of Nick Jirasek’s Chicago-based Guerrilla Smiles catering. In collaboration with artists, Jirasek creates unique art inspired culinary works to be enjoyed at art events. Focusing on process, Break The Bread details Nick Jirasek’s passion of bringing art to audience through food. Featuring Chicago artist Julia Haw in her solo exhibition ’You... 

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists
For the past month and a half the Marwen Lab students and teaching artists have been kind enough to let me attend their meetings and workshops as Sixty prepared to have our first article created by youth. We decided some time ago that we wanted to provide a unique platform for young artists in Chicago to discuss the work they are doing. The students of Marwen Lab immediately came to mind. I’ve... 
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