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Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago
This week we visit the work of ROA who came to Chicago a few months ago. His work left a lasting impression especially for those who ride the CTA blue line. This marks the second of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 7th – October 9th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 7th – October 9th
FRIDAY || October 7th, 2011 The Future’s Past: Exhibition & Installations // Opening Reception and Trolley Tour The Future’s Past is a pilot curatorial project that consists of several public window installations and a collaborative exhibition completed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Fellowship in Chicago, Illinois. It combines new technology and new media to create... 

September Guide to Chicago Art

September Guide to Chicago Art
It’s natural to dread the end of summer, but fortunately September comes with a silver lining. Watermelon and potato salad are set aside for white wine (or PBR) and brie as the art world rolls us its sleeves and gets back to work. This September features dizzying array of art events, so we’ve put together our latest guide to help you make sense of the busy month. Click the image for a... 

On Public Art: Catching up with Pawn Works

On Public Art: Catching up with Pawn Works
The directors of Pawn Works are two of the most active facilitators of public art in Chicago. In addition to the short-term artist residencies they provide at Pawn Works, a small gallery space they run in Ukrainian Village, Nick and Seth have been working on establishing many relationships with local business owners in order to coordinate a number of public wall murals that have recently gone up in... 

Clown Soldier the Human Cannonball

Clown Soldier the Human Cannonball
Human Cannonball is whimsical, complex and endearingly hokey. Printmaker and street artist, “Clown Soldier” crosses traditional boundaries of formal and street community art, pushing forward the notion of what is “accepted” or coined “good art” and how those standards are set and practiced by artists, curators, art historians, enthusiasts, collectors, and all the... 

Pawn Works Presents, Clown Soldier

Pawn Works Presents, Clown Soldier
It has been a week since Gabriel Specter’s show ended and Nick and Seth of Pawn Works already have prepared another entirely new show featuring a print maker and street artist who goes by the alias of “Clown Soldier.” The show is called Human Cannonball and the opening took place this past Friday, June 24th. The artist was available for an interview so be sure to keep posted next... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || June 24th – June 26th

Week Ends, Art Begins || June 24th - June 26th
There are only 24 usable hours in every day. You could spend at least 23.5 of those hours looking at art this weekend and not see it all. Even with the dozens of events happening, here are the hand-picked selections from all of us at Sixty Inches From Center.  If you want more, be sure to check out the links at the bottom to the guides we follow.   FRIDAY || June 24, 2011 Where is Where: AIDO... 

Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender

Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender
This week will be the last chance to view New York street artist Gabriel Specter’s solo show, Repeat Offender. The artwork was created specifically for this show during a short-term residency at Chicago gallery space, Pawn Works. If you missed out on this one [no worries] Nick and Seth (Co-Directors of the space) have plenty more programming worth checking out this summer. Gabriel Specter from... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 13th – May 15th

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 13th - May 15th
As usual, there is plenty of art for you to see this weekend.  Here are some of the things that we will be seeing this weekend. FRIDAY || May 13, 2011 The Cape Project In The Cape Project, photographer Saundra Karol asks women and girls to search inside themselves and find the superheroes within. Friday’s opening will feature two participation times where guests will be invited to pose for... 
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