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Assemble at Vertical Gallery

Assemble at Vertical Gallery
This article was originally published on May 13, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Rachel Kaplan. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help... 

The Q4 Tribe

The Q4 Tribe
Quennect 4 Gallery, 2012. (Image credit: Amara Betty Martin.) It’s hard to interview nomads when you’re trying to squeeze through dancing multitudes and libations are streaming forth and a fusion of hip hop and world music is blasting and you’re in the middle of an atmospherically lit space covered wall-to-wall in colorful murals with slogans ready to rouse revolution within you. Then again,... 

Form Over Function: Non-Functional Art by Furniture Makers

Form Over Function: Non-Functional Art by Furniture Makers
  It was the ultimate test when Nick Lippert asked 12 of his furniture-maker colleagues and friends to take part in the exhibit he was curating—FORM OVER FUNCTION: NEW, NON-FUNCTIONAL WORK BY FURNITURE DESIGNERS. The test? You can’t make a chair. Instead those 12 furniture makers — Seth Deysach, Chris Bach, Bryan Boline, Dan Sullivan, Doug Thome, Zak Rose, Scott Patterson, Andrew Kephart, Aaron... 

Wear Your Geese with Confidence: An Interview with the Puterbaugh Sisters

Wear Your Geese with Confidence: An Interview with the Puterbaugh Sisters
In anticipation of their Art It Out show, I sat down and chatted with Danielle and Tiffany Puterbaugh, sisters whose brand of comedy is “experimental ridiculousness.” Before I hit “record,” we talked about how someone broke into their Humboldt Park apartment and stole their 11-year-old computer and their weed; how I heard about El Circo Cheapo Cabaret, where I first saw the duo perform as... 
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