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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... 

Error 415: Glitch Art, The Newest Unsupported Media Type

Error 415: Glitch Art, The Newest Unsupported Media Type
In partnership with Click | Gallery, TriTriangle Gallery hosted works by artist/programmers Jon Satrom and Daniel Temkin. The artists’ preferred medium is glitch art, which is made by corrupting or altering digital code for aesthetic effect. I got to speak with them about their interest in the medium, organizing the GLI.TC/H conference and the compulsive nature of interacting with machines. Mackenzie... 

Arts Advocacy at Its Best and On the Wall: An Interview with Monique Meloche

Arts Advocacy at Its Best and On the Wall: An Interview with Monique Meloche
Situated between Chicago’s Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village communities is the gallery Monique Meloche. The gallery’s on the wall program has become one of the freshest art windows in the area and a conversation piece with which Meloche seeks to engage passersby. Here’s what Meloche had to say about the origins and future of this two-year old program, which seeks to encourage interest in the... 

Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space

Green Lantern Projects: Press, Bookstore, Gallery, & Performance Space
  Above a Singer Sewing shop, through a non-descript green door, and up a staircase, you will find the home of Green Lantern Projects. Serving as both a domestic and public space, this apartment transforms to become a multi-faceted realm, housing the Green Lantern Gallery, The Paper Cave Bookstore, The Green Lantern Press, and The Corpse Performance Space- all in one. From printing books, to... 

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery

Apocalypse 2012/Genesis 2013 // Jackson Junge Gallery
You hear a lot about the end of the world nowadays.  It is everywhere: the end of the Mayan calendar, global warming, and foreign conflict.  The apocalypse is a concept that has fascinated humankind for ages, and continues to captivate the imagination of many. Jackon Junge Gallery, located on Milwaukee Avenue in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area has taken that very concept and turned it in to the premise... 

Fearless, Cute, and Cheap: The Work of Baltazar Castillo

Fearless, Cute, and Cheap: The Work of Baltazar Castillo
Occasionally, Sixty invites guest writers to share their words and contribute an article to our archives.  This week we welcome, Jess Kaswiner, arts advocate with the Arts & Education Exchange from the Arts Alliance Illinois and creator of the podcast ‘Artists Mean Business‘.  The following is her introduction to and analysis of work by Chicago artist Baltazar Castillo. Baltazar... 

The Q4 Tribe

The Q4 Tribe
Quennect 4 Gallery, 2012. (Image credit: Amara Betty Martin.) It’s hard to interview nomads when you’re trying to squeeze through dancing multitudes and libations are streaming forth and a fusion of hip hop and world music is blasting and you’re in the middle of an atmospherically lit space covered wall-to-wall in colorful murals with slogans ready to rouse revolution within you. Then again,... 

RAW: The Blend

RAW: The Blend
Art is not just about the visual.  It is an experience that excites all of the senses.  This is something that RAW: Natural Born Artists embraces with enthusiasm.  The Chicago chapter of the nationwide artists collective hosted their May show “The Blend” at the Double Door in Wicker Park this past Thursday night. The Blends’ lineup featured 27 different artists, including painters, photographers,... 

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... 

Moments of Possibility – An Interview with Dave Murray

Moments of Possibility - An Interview with Dave Murray
In September, I attended an exhibit at the LVL3 Gallery titled This is the Same as That, a joint exhibit between New York artist Letha Wilson and Chicago artist Dave Murray. The show dealt with examining the real and the unreal, the physical and the imagined. The exhibit included photography, sculpture, and installation that dealt with the duality of materiality and material limitations. So in October,... 
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