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Time, Travel, and the Beauty in Found Objects: An Interview with Amie Sell

Time, Travel, and the Beauty in Found Objects: An Interview with Amie Sell
Amie Sell is a sculpture, installation, and all-around experimentation artist and resident artist at Chicago Art Department in East Pilsen.  Her work consists largely of the collection and manipulation of found objects, and has been shown at CAD and the Logan Square Art Center.  Another of her projects is the documentation of the bioluminescence of fireflies captured through a printing process called... 

What’s Your Art? Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago

What's Your Art? Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago
In celebration of Chicago’s rich landscape devoted to artists, art education, and the opportunity to inspire and become inspired, WBEZ invites you to the Chicago Cultural Center to join us in exploring these spaces and the role they play in shaping the artist in each of us. WBEZ has teamed up with Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) to create “What’s Your Art?” and couldn’t... 

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 1

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 1
Sketchbook pages during the planning of Uninhibited Parameters, 2011. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Uninhibited Parameters, the new show of work by Riley Henderson at Chicago Art Department, is two years in the making. Realizing that the photographic medium limited his ability to express his most recent insights into life in America, especially the immigrant experience, his work has evolved from... 

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 2

Uninhibited Parameters: A Conversation with Riley Henderson, Part 2
Flyer for Uninhibited Parameters, 2011. (Image courtesy of Chicago Art Department.) Part Two of the interview with Riley Henderson as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition Uninhibited Parameters at Chicago Art Department. If you missed part one, read the interview from the beginning HERE. Tempestt Hazel: What kind of work have you been doing with the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (R.O.C.)... 

Light Paintings: Paint and Projections at Chicago Art Department

Light Paintings: Paint and Projections at Chicago Art Department
On Friday, September 9th Nathan Peck presented his light paintings at the Chicago Art Departments gallery at 1932 S Halsted #100. Nathan’s video paintings are a combination of actual pain and projections of painting. Out of all of Peck’s works on display the video paintings dominated the space.. When asked about the figures in the drawings Nathan stated, “I can’t decide if the figures... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || September 9th – 11th

Week Ends, Art Begins || September  9th – 11th
FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 9th, 2011 Overkill Group Video show with work from Manon de Boer, Candice Breitz, EJ Hill, Diego Leclery and Casilda Sanchez. The Mission Projects 1431 W. Chicago Ave 6:00p – 9:00pm FREE Public School PUBLIC SCHOOL is an Austin-based collective focused on design, illustration and photography. For a group based around creative collaboration, Homework is an opportunity to show... 
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September Guide to Chicago Art

September Guide to Chicago Art
It’s natural to dread the end of summer, but fortunately September comes with a silver lining. Watermelon and potato salad are set aside for white wine (or PBR) and brie as the art world rolls us its sleeves and gets back to work. This September features dizzying array of art events, so we’ve put together our latest guide to help you make sense of the busy month. Click the image for a... 

“What’s Your Art?” | You Came, You Saw, We Celebrated

Thank you. We at Sixty Inches From Center want to thank you all for coming out to “What’s Your Art?” Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago.  You could have been anywhere in the city and you chose to come celebrate with us and WBEZ! We are taking a week to come down from the event, but be sure to keep a look out for the pictures from our photo booth, video footage from the event... 

The Artist’s Responsibility

The Artist's Responsibility
Let me ask you this: What is an artist’s responsibility? Should they take the ideas that shape contemporary society and translate them into a visual language? Are they the ones who bear the weight of our cultural legacy? Is their purpose to leave the world in a more beautiful state than it was in when they entered it? Are they meant to teach us about our world, about ourselves and about each... 
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