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Explorations of Identity, Surroundings, & the World with Hannah Dunsirn

Explorations of Identity, Surroundings, & the World with Hannah Dunsirn
Hannah Dunsirn is a photography student at Columbia College, RAW artist, portrait photographer extraordinaire, and an all-around lovely person.  Hailing from a small town in Northeast Wisconsin, Hannah came to Chicago in 2009 to pursue her love for photography.  Hannah was recently featured at the RAW: Natural Born Artists September showcase, “Ensemble,” where she showed a beautiful series of... 

“Blue Glue and Other Explorations”: An Interview with Mara Baker

Continuing ACRE’s year-long series of shows by its 2010 summer residents, Blue Glue and Other Explorations is a body of work by Mara Baker, installed at Happy Collaborationists. Mara’s drawings, photographs, and site-specific installation serve as an exploration of histories and of the mental and physical act of collection. For the three weeks prior to Blue Glue’s reception on Saturday, Mara... 

“Frontispiece // The Uncanny Imagination”: An Interview with Becket Flannery and Grant Ray, PART II

After wandering through Pilsen, Becket Flannery and I returned to ACRE Projects, where Grant Ray had finished hanging his work for The Uncanny Imagination. As Becket installed his collages for Frontispiece, Grant explained to me his interest in using the photographic medium as a means of documentation, of using scientific processes to present seemingly mundane information and consequently create a... 

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2

Year One: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 2
In case you haven’t heard,  ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) has been lighting a fire in Chicago with their weekly exhibitions of resident artists in various spaces around the city.  As a kick off to a series of interviews that Sixty Inches From Center is doing with resident artists, I had a conversation with Co-Founder Emily Green. In part one of our conversation,... 

Finding A Peace of Land: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 1

Finding A Peace of Land: An Interview with ACRE Co-Founder Emily Green, Pt. 1
The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions, better known as ACRE, isn’t your typical residency.  It is a science lab, playground, classroom, workshop, and a studio.  It is a place for artists to make new connections or strengthen old ones, and then learn the glamour and grunt of putting together an exhibition from beginning to end.  In one year ACRE has become all of that and... 

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson

Not So Bad at Sports: {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame by Erik L. Peterson
Erik L. Peterson and Meredith Weber during installation of {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame. January 28, 2011. (Photo Credit: Tempestt Hazel) When Meredith Weber, Chicago artist and one-third of Happy Collaborationists (Happy C), invited us over to check out the installation of their latest exhibition, {SWWMYOSBL} Hall of Fame, a solo project by Erik L. Peterson, we jumped on the chance. In 2010 Happy C had... 
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