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Week Ends, Art Begins || August 26th – 28th

Week Ends, Art Begins || August 26th - 28th
FRIDAY || AUGUST 26th, 2011 Joseph Ravens Yes, you heard right–he will be running with a fish. Catch him if you can!  Joseph Ravens creates time-based art works that encompass text, movement, installation, technology, costume, and object. He completed his undergraduate degree in theater, studied audio/visuals at the Gerrit RietveldAcademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and is a graduate of The... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa
In the wake of her 30th birthday, I joined Andrea Sparr-Jaswa in her beautifully decorated Logan Square apartment. Andrea is a long time resident of the neighborhood and a contributing writer to the Chicago Arts Archive.   Amidst bites of fudge cake, we chatted about Andrea’s academic background, and her opinions on art, Chicago, and orbital sanders. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers... 

Why Joseph Beuys? || A Short Follow Up With Adrian Moens

Why Joseph Beuys? || A Short Follow Up With Adrian Moens
Two weeks ago artist Adrian Moens and I spoke about his exhibition at the Comfort Station located. For fun I presented him with a short survey of six questions called, “The Six Inch Survey.” Below is a brief follow up to the answers he came up with. You can find the original Q and A session here. Why Joseph Beuys? Joseph was a healer and he believed in people. To him, I think, art was medicine.... 

Artist Adrian Moens at The Comfort Station

Artist Adrian Moens at The Comfort Station
“Adrian Moens’ multimedia exhibit and installation transmit/transmute integrates sound, sculpture, video, writing and painting. The underlying, and often paired, themes of rhythm and resonance, loss and removal, and empathy and revulsion are addressed through carefully considered minutiae of discreet words, imagery objects and sounds.” (This is an excerpt taken from a full press release... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 1st – July 3rd

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 1st - July 3rd
All of us at Sixty took a look around and the happenings this weekend and picked the ones we think you may want to check out.  Also, be sure to check out the downloadable July SIFC Summer Guide. You may also find it sprinkled around the city. FRIDAY || July 1, 2011 Revenge: New Works by The Little Friends of Printmaking We couldn’t have written anything better than the clever folks at Rotofugi... 

The Logan Square Comfort Station: In the ‘Art’ of a Community

The Logan Square Comfort Station:  In the 'Art' of a Community
Last fall, as the end of sweater weather drew near, three local artists took advantage of the final surge of Logan Square outdoor market goers to breathe new life into a neighborhood landmark.  If you live or work in the area, you’ve probably passed by it a hundred times, that little Tudor-style building across from the Logan monument.  For years the building dubbed the “Comfort Station” sat... 
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