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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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Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center

Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center
Image of the exhibition Ground Floor provided by the Hyde Park Art Center. Courtesy of Tom Van Eynde. Ground Floor, the biennial group exhibition which occupies the entire 10,000-square-foot first floor of the Hyde Park Art Center, showcases 11 recent MFA graduates from The School of the Art Institute, Columbia College, University of Chicago, Northwestern and UIC. The Center is refreshingly open to... 

Clarissa Bonet: The Visual Artist behind the Camera

Clarissa Bonet: The Visual Artist behind the Camera
At 26 and not even a full year after graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s photography graduate program, Clarissa Bonet’s photographic series City Space has been praised. An award winning photographer, her work has been exhibited in Chicago, Florida, Paris, China, Israel, and published by the award winning photography magazine PDN (Photo District News), the Swiss Magazine Das Magazin, Booooooom,... 

Explorations of Identity, Surroundings, & the World with Hannah Dunsirn

Explorations of Identity, Surroundings, & the World with Hannah Dunsirn
Hannah Dunsirn is a photography student at Columbia College, RAW artist, portrait photographer extraordinaire, and an all-around lovely person.  Hailing from a small town in Northeast Wisconsin, Hannah came to Chicago in 2009 to pursue her love for photography.  Hannah was recently featured at the RAW: Natural Born Artists September showcase, “Ensemble,” where she showed a beautiful series of... 

A Spotlight on Michael “Dos Santos” Tousana

A Spotlight on Michael
Michael Tousana is an up-and-coming musician and artist from Chicago who now resides in Queens, New York. Even though he is no longer in Chicago, his name is still being blown around the Windy City’s underground art and performance world. His work is hard to ignore. Whether it’s pieces like “Radiant Eyes” with vivid tears of color falling or “Higher Reach” which depicts a hand reaching... 

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe

And Then She’s Like/And He Goes—And I Asked: An Interview with Chris Campe
Chris Campe, “Oh Sure” (Detail), 2012. (Image Credit: Sophia Nahli.) And The She’s Like/And He Goes, an exhibition at A+D Gallery,that juxtaposes text-based and sound-based art to expose the rich layers of the media and content. Chris Campe, artist and curator of the exhibition, recently returned to Germany after completing her Master of Art in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the... 

Sixty on Sixty: Brian Willard

Sixty on Sixty: Brian Willard
The following is part of our series of Sixty on Sixty interviews which give our readers the chance to learn more about us by turning lens towards the people behind Sixty Inches From Center. Brian Willard SNR: Much of your work reveals a fixation with the human figure. Why does this subject matter interest you? BW: I go back to my creative writing classes at Columbia wherein my professors always pushed... 

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem

Black To The Future Series: An Interview with D. Denenge Akpem
D. Denenge Akpem, Installation for Extreme Studio, June 24 - July 21, 2010. (Image Credit: A+D Gallery.) This article is part of the Black To The Future Series. Titled after an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with Chicago artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism.... 

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Kara Coraci

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Kara Coraci
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes.  RAW: Natural Born Artists is an organization truly for the benefit of artists.  From its beginnings in California as an idea to help artists get on their feet, RAW has expanded internationally and showcases artists in 60 cities.  RAW’s monthly... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org.   MONDAY || February 27th, 2012 Panel Discussion: Art and... 
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