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From Ansel Adams to Ol’ Dirty Bastard: A Conversation with Mike Schreiber

From Ansel Adams to Ol' Dirty Bastard: A Conversation with Mike Schreiber
Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey), 1998/1999. (Image courtesy of Mike Schreiber.) In one of my favorite Black Star tracks, Thieves In The Night, rapper Mos Def challenges listeners to “separate the real from the lie.” Maneuvering comfortably in the classic techniques and processes of analog photography, New York-based artist Mike Schreiber works to achieve exactly that by creating images which... 

Profiles, Hallucinations and Tokens: A Conversation with Stephen Flemister

Profiles, Hallucinations and Tokens: A Conversation with Stephen Flemister
Installation view of 'Profiles, Hallucinations & Tokens' Exhibition at The Silver Room, January 2012. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Somewhere between reality and our carefully crafted digital personae lies the work of Stephen Flemister. With years of portraiture exploration under his belt and a practice that is highly attuned to the nuances of the digitally-saturated age we currently... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th – February 5th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th - February 5th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. TUESDAY || JANUARY 31st, 2012 Re-Thinking Soup: Cultivating Creative... 
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Week Ends, Art Begins || July 15th – 17th

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 15th – 17th
By now, you know the drill. Weekend. Art. Repeat. FRIDAY || July 15, 2011 The Chicago Project IV Opening Reception The Chicago Project IV is a bi-annual exhibition selected from participants in the online gallery. Artists include Matt Austin, Justyna Badach, Jeremy Bolen, Dan Bradica, Troy Flinn, Lenny Gilmore, Wm. Bradley Johnson, Nate Mathews, Bill O’Donnell, TJ Proechel, Charlie Simokaitis... 
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100 Canvases, 1 Curator | A Few Words With Stuart Hall

100 Canvases, 1 Curator | A Few Words With Stuart Hall
A selection of work from 100 Canvases For A Better World, July 6, 2011. (Image Credit: Tempestt Hazel.) Due to their love for The Silver Room’s Sound System Block Party and as a gesture of gratitude for the blood, sweat and tears that go into it, one hundred artists from across the city and the nation each donated a 12in. x 12in. original piece for the fundraising event. I took a trip to The... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 2
Sound System Block Party Mural at The Silver Room's former 1410 Milwaukee location. (Image Courtesy of The Silver Room.) This is the second part of an interview with The Silver Room owner Eric Williams, just in time for the 9th Annual Sound System Block Party. Did you catch part one? If not, check out ‘The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1′. Grown Folks... 

The Silver Room That’s Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1

The Silver Room That's Gold: An Interview with Eric Williams, Pt. 1
The current Silver Room location, 2011. (Image courtesy of Eric Williams.) Maintaining a successful art space is no easy task. Those of us who are regulars within the Chicago arts circuit have seen a fair share of galleries, alternative spaces and performance venues come and go. When you find one that stands the test of time it most likely means they’re onto something. After thirteen years... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th – 10th

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th - 10th
By now, you know the drill. Weekend. Art. Repeat. FRIDAY || July 8, 2011 “100 CANVASES FOR A BETTER WORLD” Art Exhibition Fundraiser The Silver Room, a lifestyle boutique that has been a pillar of Wicker Park for 13 years, is hosting the art exhibition titled “100 Canvases for A Better World”. This is a juried group show and all procedes from the silent auction will go to funding The... 
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