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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... 

Slow Dance, “/” : A Collaborative Project with EJ Hill and Matt Austin

Slow Dance, “/” : A Collaborative Project with EJ Hill and Matt Austin
Installation view of Slow Dance at ACRE Projects, 2012. This article is a special guest contribution by Ally Hasche, founder and president of LAADS Magazine out of Davis, California.  We at Sixty have given her honorary Chicagoan status after she has called our city her home for the past several weeks and has shared her music and passion for art with anyone who crossed her path.  While here, she... 

Light and Lack Thereof: Slow Dance at ACRE Projects

Light and Lack Thereof: Slow Dance at ACRE Projects
Installation view of Slow Dance at ACRE Projects, 2012. (Photo credit: Tempestt Hazel.) Almost everyday I find myself stopping to take notice of moments of poetic synchroneity. A crowd of strangers crossing the street  walking in time with one another; a group of birds in seemingly choreographed flight; a line of cars with turn signals keeping time together like an illuminated metronome. These are... 

“Art Is a Way of Life”: An Interview with Martin Bernstein

“Art Is a Way of Life”: An Interview with Martin Bernstein
Martin Bernstein's studio. Entry to "the paint room." November 2011. (Image courtesy of Andrew Roddewig.) Martin Bernstein’s studio is probably one of the best artist studios you will ever visit in your entire life. At least, any artist studio that elicits the seemingly universal reaction of “Whoa. It’s like Pirates of the Caribbean in here…” deserves accolades. To describe... 

Home in Chicago: E.J. Hill

Home in Chicago: E.J. Hill
EJ Hill: Photo by Jon Mathias In August of 2010 artist EJ Hill sent out an open invitation for people to participate in the performance US as the closing event for the Op Shop 3 in Hyde Park.  Within the space formerly known as Dr. Wax, friends, artists, scholars and complete strangers came together to share a meal and an experience.  The truth of the matter is, if you find yourself in the... 
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