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Of Us at Mess Hall

Of Us at Mess Hall
Mess Hall storefront view, 2011. (Image Credit: Tempestt Hazel.) When attending shows it is common to walk away with little more than a piece of ephemera and a new art experience. Instead of offering the usual experience, the 13 artists in Of Us at Mess Hall each crafted different forms of exchange, inviting everyone there to walk away with hand-made or artist-harvested tokens. I left with a fast-food... 

Behind the Salons: An Interview with Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez

Behind the Salons: An Interview with Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez
I recently met up with the two women behind threewalls’ current threewallsSALON series, Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez.  Both are currently studying for their MA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have a breadth of knowledge about, well, the idea of knowledge itself.  We covered a range of topics, from our realization that we each have an apparent “imposter complex” to professionalization... 

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2
In case you haven’t heard,  ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) has been lighting a fire in Chicago with their weekly exhibitions of resident artists in various spaces around the city.  As a kick off to a series of interviews that Sixty Inches From Center is doing with resident artists, I had a conversation with Co-Founder Emily Green. In part one of our conversation,... 

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson
Erik L. Peterson and Meredith Weber during installation of {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame. January 28, 2011. (Photo Credit: Tempestt Hazel) When Meredith Weber, Chicago artist and one-third of Happy Collaborationists (Happy C), invited us over to check out the installation of their latest exhibition, {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame, a solo project by Erik L. Peterson, we jumped on the chance. In 2010 Happy C had... 
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