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Taking Back Bohemia

Taking Back Bohemia
Talking to an NYU friend on the phone the other day, she brought up the East Village beats on Mad Men. “They remind me of me and my friends in a lot of ways,” she commented. I’d thought the same thing when I saw them. It was easy for me to use the words “beat”, “beatnik”, or “bohemian” when talking about these people from the past, but when I look at my own self and friends, I wonder,... 

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,... 

Galerie F Opens It’s Doors

Galerie F Opens It's Doors
A few months ago Sixty posted a piece on a Kickstarter project designed to raise money for a new, innovative gallery in Logan Square called Galerie F.  On July 20th, that project came to fruition with the gig/art poster haven’s grand opening. Boldly standing on the corner of Fullerton and Milwaukee, this new cultural epicenter is a place to find affordable yet pioneering art without the suffocating... 

The Multi-Sensory Experience: CHema Skandal!

The Multi-Sensory Experience: CHema Skandal!
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes.  Mexican Artist CHema Skandal!’s career is dependant on the overlap of the music and art scenes.  CHema is an illustration artist and graphic designer who produces gig posters and album artwork for reggae and ska bands in Chicago, Mexico, and around... 

Royce Deans and Tali Farchi talk Colorboration

Royce Deans and Tali Farchi talk Colorboration
The term multi-sensory falls short when attempting to describe The Colorboration Project experience. The sounds of Sid Yiddish and his Candy Store Henchmen, the rotating easels of Royce Deans and Tali Farchi and a little matzo together made for a on-the-spot improvisational experience that I won’t soon forget. In 2011, Deans and Farchi made a temporary home for Colorboration in Logan Square... 

Gallery Provocateur: Fostering Decadence

Gallery Provocateur: Fostering Decadence
Christopher Shy "Origami Ballerina"   Gallery Provocateur 2125 N. Rockwell St.   When viewing art in a gallery, it is traditional for the gallery to provide a neutral, blank space that will not detract from the art on display. This setting is ideal for clean, crisp works but for exhibitions focusing on more alternative fair, a sterile, sparse gallery would contradict the work to... 

Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part II

Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part II
At the opening reception for Dealing with New Demands, Jennifer Mills and her art consultant trio engaged in a one-night only performance that encouraged the audience to participate by purchasing art on the spot. The exhibition is part of a larger project called The Happiness Project, which is taking place in a variety of art spaces throughout the month of November. Below is a brief interview* with... 

Art on the Ave: A Recap of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

Art on the Ave: A Recap of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
Logan Square isn’t often associated with avant-garde art and lively outdoor festivals, but it certainly was last weekend, when hundreds of people came together to celebrate contemporary art at the annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. The festival, which began on Friday at 4pm and ended on Sunday at 11pm, was a resounding success. The festival was co-presented by the non-profit organization... 

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival: Spotlight on Satellite

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival: Spotlight on <em>Satellite</em>
As the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festvial was kicking off on Friday, I stopped by to speak with Jenn Grossman and Ryan Scheidt, the curators of Satellite: New Media Arts Exhibition, which is housed in three locations along Milwaukee Avenue. Satellite curators Jenn Grossman and Ryan Scheidt. (Photo credit: Jennifer Nalbantyan). Upon walking into the space at 2741 N Milwaukee Avenue I was met by the... 

A Man in Sheep’s Clothing: An Interview with Michael Arthur

A Man in Sheep's Clothing: An Interview with Michael Arthur
I met Michael Arthur when we were a quarter-turn around the globe, studying abroad in the South of France.  The first work of art that I saw of his was an illustration of three anthropomorphic dog women showering naked in a waterfall.  Since then, I’ve watched him create comics and paintings about cults, cooking, alien ecosystems, and drinking.  What strikes me about Michael’s work... 
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