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On the Real: Out of Sight 2013

On the Real: Out of Sight 2013
Billed as a series of ten unexpected encounters of performance, Out of Sight pops up in various places across Wicker Park and Bucktown in the late summer and early fall every year. Last year, our friends at On the Real were there to capture some of these haunting examples of public dance and performance art. Check out what you might not have seen last fall, and get excited for the thought-provoking... 

EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman

EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman
Expo Chicago 2012 Vernissage. (Image courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations.) Art lovers, clear your schedules. This week, Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is back for its second year. Art from 125 premier galleries will grace Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, transformed once again by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects into an engaging interior... 
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Geoffrey Todd Smith and Josh Mannis at Western Exhibitions

Geoffrey Todd Smith and Josh Mannis at Western Exhibitions
Western Exhibitions opened two corresponding exhibits this month– Looker, a collection of Geoffrey Todd Smith’s intricate geometric paintings, and Fashion, a hypnotic video installation by Josh Mannis. Smith painstakingly works acrylic, gouache, and ink into colorful optical candy reminiscent of spirograph drawings and beadwork. Whimsical titles like Indecent Docent and The Flirtation Station... 

Laura Mackin: 120 Years at threewalls

Laura Mackin: 120 Years at threewalls
Laura Mackin, Driving (Dean, 1946-2006), 2011 Digital video, 2 minutes On January 13th, Laura Mackin introduced a new exhibition entitled 120 Years at threewalls, the latest installment in the threewallsSOLO program. Upon arrival, those who traveled to the exhibition found themselves confronted with more terrain to navigate. A composite collection of disparate postcards organized according to their... 

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ‘Clean It Up’ Goons Animation

Fat Cap Article Exchange // 'Clean It Up' Goons Animation
This week for our article exchange with Fat Cap we present an oldie but a goodie, a stop motion video by Chicago-based street artist Goons and Ace Norton. This series of article exchanges are 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 across the board and... 

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig
Andrew Roddewig brings much more than his media expertise to Sixty Inches From Center. An artist in his own right, Andrew is a master with a camera and in the early days of the organization he generously stepped up to be our Media Director. The videos produced by his company, Clarion New Media, have been central to adding an exceptional edge to the documentation efforts that our organization was... 

People Don’t Like to Read Art || [and they’re missing out]

People Don’t Like to Read Art || [and they’re missing out]
Honestly, people don’t like to read in general. Art, specifically? From Jenny Holzer’s aphorisms projected throughout New York City to Kay Rosen’s recent Go Do Good installations in Chicago’s Loop, text-based art tends to grab viewers’ attention due to its relatively brazen nature. Contemporary art that is purely image-based is often met with objections of “I don’t get it,” or “Well,... 
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