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Barely Here: Patience, Persistence, and Evolution

Barely Here: Patience, Persistence, and Evolution
Revise’s recent solo exhibition, Barely Here, at Modest Skate Shop in Forest Park, Illinois, explores what it means to try to maintain a relationship with an artistic community that measures visibility based on productivity and intense presence.  Such a relationship is complicated when the realities of multiple jobs, and the experience of growing into adulthood mitigate the possibility of maintaining... 

An Escort Through Xpressionism

An Escort Through Xpressionism
Xpressionism, curated by famed photorealist painter Harry Sudman, is a beautifully extensive and thorough examination of different artists’ connections to the aesthetic of the erotic, fetish, and kink lifestyle. Sudman’s paintings of women within the Chicago kink and S&M scene are as much works of cultural anthropology as they are respectfully erotic paintings. What separates Sudman from many... 

The Blackbook Chronicles: Representatives of Narratives

The Blackbook Chronicles: Representatives of Narratives
Alongside and underneath the rail tracks on South Wabash is an exhibit that presents excerpts from a graphic novel of a post apocalyptic world, graffitied gallery walls, and ever-changing cut-paper works. As a part of Pop Up Art Loop’s first Thursday Gallery walk and co-curated by Stuart Hall and Jaba Jones, Gallery @ 220 housed the opening reception for The Blackbook Chronicles: Chapter and Verse.... 

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses
Accessible art. The phrase seems to be as dependable as an honest politician, but owners Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Billy Craven along with Gallery Director Allie Whalen are trying to make it a staple of the Chicago art scene. Emerging from Tasseff-Elenkoff’s successful silk-screening studio FugScreens, the duo decided to open a space in Logan Square that not only showcases printmaking and street... 

Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew

Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges 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 give more exposure to the art that keeps our Chicago experience compelling. This article was originally posted at FAT CAP on August 4th,... 

Meeting of Styles (MOS) 2011

Meeting of Styles (MOS) 2011
Meeting of Styles (MOS) is an annual meet-up of graffiti writers and aficionados. Artists are invited and assigned to an area on stretches of wall space. Public focus is emphasized at the main wall called the “Wall of Style” located at 30th and Kedzie Avenue. The remaining permissioned wall locations are segmented in general proximity to the Wall of Style. To get a good perspective about the event... 

On Public Art: Catching up with Likeone

On Public Art: Catching up with Likeone
Likeone is a Chicago-based street and graffiti artist. Just a few months ago we sat down to do an introductory interview. So much has happened this summer that I wanted to share with all of you lovely followers of Sixty, the amazing work that this artist has created. In addition to exciting new solo work, Likeone has also collaborated with other prolific artists including Christopher Silva and Kevin... 

On Public Art: Catching up with Pawn Works

On Public Art: Catching up with Pawn Works
The directors of Pawn Works are two of the most active facilitators of public art in Chicago. In addition to the short-term artist residencies they provide at Pawn Works, a small gallery space they run in Ukrainian Village, Nick and Seth have been working on establishing many relationships with local business owners in order to coordinate a number of public wall murals that have recently gone up in... 

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... 
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