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Standardization vs. The Sublime

Standardization vs. The Sublime
This article was originally published on August 23, 2013 on ArtSlant by writer James Pepper Kelly. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts happening in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing... 

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses
Accessible art. The phrase seems to be as dependable as an honest politician, but owners Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Billy Craven along with Gallery Director Allie Whalen are trying to make it a staple of the Chicago art scene. Emerging from Tasseff-Elenkoff’s successful silk-screening studio FugScreens, the duo decided to open a space in Logan Square that not only showcases printmaking and street... 

Sitting Down with Meng Yang

Sitting Down with Meng Yang
Know Your Flag framed prints at Inkling. January 2012. Chicago, IL. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) Meng Yang is an artist passionate about Chicago history and bringing it to the public through graphic design. His current project, Know Your Flag, puts the Chicago flag’s substantial symbolism on display in the form of two-tone screen prints. From The Chicago Fire to aesthetics, Meng manages to include... 

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... 
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