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Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño

Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño
As part of our Sixty on Sixty series where we take our staff out from the shadows and into their own article, I had he pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Patino. Patino is the other half of the editing team here at Sixty and while picking her brain we ventured not only into her involvement with the publication, but her heritage and poetry as well. Ray Figlewski: So I guess the best way to start... 

Blk to the Future Series: Avery R. Young talks Afro Faux.Realism

Blk to the Future Series: Avery R. Young talks Afro Faux.Realism
Avery R. Young, reconstructed blk; waka flaka flame blk!, letter press sheet music, 2012. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Using a title borrowed from an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism and AfroSurrealism. This series has been created... 

Nazafarin Lotfi & Mike Gibisser at Tony Wight Gallery

Nazafarin Lotfi & Mike Gibisser at Tony Wight Gallery
Currently on display at The Tony Wight Gallery are two exhibitions. Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition entitled, Circles, includes recent paintings, sculptures and drawings. The Motive Power Series is a four-segment film by Mike Gibisser. Nazafarin Lotfi’s most recent work employs a minimized color palette and uses everyday structural materials such as staples, fishing line, vinyl, and fencing.... 

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee
Miami Art Basel banner on a lamp post outside, on Dec 3 2011. (Photo Credit: Ray Figlewski) It seemed to happen in a whirlwind, one minute I was walking through the grey streets of Chicago trying to protect my face by the whipping wind only to find myself six hours later on a flight to my second home.  One of those sudden explosions of opportunity that could only come from determination, circumstance... 

The Fulton Street Collective: An Interview with Director Joe LaNasa, PART II

The Fulton Street Collective: An Interview with Director Joe LaNasa, PART II
Local musicians of 2011, time to embellish your résumés and secure somewhat stable day jobs—you actually have it worse than your 90s predecessors. What follows is the second half of my conversation with Joe LaNasa, Director of the Fulton Street Collective. We discussed Chicago’s music scene, street poetry, and what’s in store for the artist community. Read PART I here. The Fulton Street Collective’s... 

“I Was Like a Boy in a Skirt Always Drawing”: Eileen Myles

“I Was Like a Boy in a Skirt Always Drawing”: Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles recently gave a talk entitled “MYSELF (pornography)” at Gallery 400. Having experienced it, “performance” is actually a more apt word to describe what unfolded. This performance seemed to punctuate the shows that had just wrapped up at Gallery 400—Kerstin Honeit’s “Ambiguity is my Weapon” and “Bless this Mess” with Edie Fake, Forced into Femininity, Robin Hustle &... 
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