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On Art and Sport with Ethan Gill

On Art and Sport with Ethan Gill
Drawing from his experience as a college football player, Ethan Gill, approaches painting actively with honest expressive marks. He received his BFA from Northern Illinois University and is a current MFA candidate at SAIC. My fascination with his paintings began with a show entitled, “My Idea of Fun.” A couple of weeks afterwards, I got the opportunity to interview him for the site. We spoke... 

Chicago Artists Archive, Part 4

Chicago Artists Archive, Part 4
For the final installment of my search through the Chicago Artists Archive, I went looking for some personal favorites: Christina Ramberg, Tony Fitzpatrick and Roger Brown. Selections from Ramberg's file I became a big fan of the late Christina Ramberg’s work last year while creating a body of work involving hair.  To me, her work is the dark side of the Chicago Imagist.  She rarely, if ever,... 

Hyde Park Public Art (4 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (4 of 5)
Hyde Park’s most coveted public art piece sits innocently among tall bushes at the north end of Nichols Park, near the intersection of Kimbark and 54th Street. With its smooth, bronze surface, it belies the notion that it has suffered over ten thousand dollars worth of damages due to theft. After all, who would want to steal a five foot tall bronze egg? Who even could? The Bird of Peace (also referred... 
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