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On Trapped In What I Made Believe: Q & A with Kasia Kay

On Trapped In What I Made Believe: Q & A with Kasia Kay
Hebru Brantley. Double Dare, 2012. Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL (Photo Credit: Image Courtesy of Danielle Jackson) Not that long ago, the artist Hebru Brantley said, “When it’s all said and done and I’m out of here. I want people to remember me as a superhero.  You know very mythological like I wore tights all day, but I was just super swole. I glowed. I could fly. I could do amazing... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th – February 5th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th - February 5th, 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. TUESDAY || JANUARY 31st, 2012 Re-Thinking Soup: Cultivating Creative... 
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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... 

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig
Andrew Roddewig brings much more than his media expertise to Sixty Inches From Center. An artist in his own right, Andrew is a master with a camera and in the early days of the organization he generously stepped up to be our Media Director. The videos produced by his company, Clarion New Media, have been central to adding an exceptional edge to the documentation efforts that our organization was... 

Yesterday’s Losers: A Video Tour

Yesterday's Losers: A Video Tour
On October 14th Hebru Brantley’s latest project “Yesterday’s Losers” opened at 2150 S Canal Port. Film maker/ photographer Nick Brazinsky put together the following video to highlight and summarize the show.   Also Check some videos SIFC produced about Hebru for his March 2011 solo show at Zhou B Art Center.  Read More →

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th
FRIDAY || October 14th, 2011 ALive Installation Project a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. This is a DANCE UNION and DEFIBRILLATOR production. DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery 1136 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago,... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2
Sound System Block Party Mural at The Silver Room's former 1410 Milwaukee location. (Image Courtesy of The Silver Room.) This is the second part of an interview with The Silver Room owner Eric Williams, just in time for the 9th Annual Sound System Block Party. Did you catch part one? If not, check out ‘The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1′. Grown Folks... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1

The Silver Room That's Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1
The current Silver Room location, 2011. (Image courtesy of Eric Williams.) Maintaining a successful art space is no easy task. Those of us who are regulars within the Chicago arts circuit have seen a fair share of galleries, alternative spaces and performance venues come and go. When you find one that stands the test of time it most likely means they’re onto something. After thirteen years... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell
In between rounds of PBJ at The Boiler Room, I interviewed our very own Nicolette Caldwell, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center with Tempestt Hazel. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers interview one another, allowing readers to get to know the fine folks who bring you the latest from Chicago’s art scene. Nicolette Caldwell in Paris, France. June 2007. (Image courtesy of Nicolette... 
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