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Welcome to Goonswood: Visualizing the Just Out of Sight

Welcome to Goonswood: Visualizing the Just Out of Sight
“Part reptile, part human, maybe they are angels,” Goons mused. He was reflecting on his creatures, also called goons, who he obsessively paints and draws in different settings, guises, outfits, and identities. The goons, marked by their iconic giant open mouths with thick lips, are electric, psychedelic, and whimsical creatures. Opening on October 5th, Welcome to Goonswood presented a prospective... 

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ‘Clean It Up’ Goons Animation

Fat Cap Article Exchange // 'Clean It Up' Goons Animation
This week for our article exchange with Fat Cap we present an oldie but a goodie, a stop motion video by Chicago-based street artist Goons and Ace Norton. This series of article exchanges are based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and... 

Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll // PART I

Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll // PART I
Text? Check. Drugs? Debatable. Rock and roll? Art stars aplenty. At least, one of the show’s artists walked around cradling a handmade Jack Daniels plushie (probably the world’s most comforting security blanket, to be quite honest). Featuring an international group of over 40 artists working across different media, Text, Drugs, and Rock & Roll opened last Friday at Maxwell Colette Gallery with... 

The Chicago Street Art Show

The Chicago Street Art Show
The show might be over but there’s still plenty to discuss regarding the Chicago Street Art Show. Below is a short video comprised of footage from installation days before the show opened. Audio was taken from interviews with participating artists including Goons, Hebru Brantley, CLS, and Co-Director of Chicago Urban Art Society, Peter Kepha. Chicago Street Art Show from Nicolette Caldwell on... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don’t Fret

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don't Fret
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including Don’t Fret and Goons. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd.  If you are unable to make it to the reception, keep posted for future coverage including a video reflection consisting of interviews... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including curator Joseph J. Depre. Joseph and I discussed the nature, relevance and timeliness of the show and his involvement with the street art community. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd. If you... 

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago and those that foster it. Through these interviews our hope is to not only... 
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