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Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd
FRIDAY || October 21st, 2011 Hand in Glove Conference Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level. 9:30 AM –... 

Art on the Move: Protest Art from Occupy Chicago marches

Art on the Move: Protest Art from Occupy Chicago marches
Protest art, often handmade, sometimes crude, but always politically expressive is more often thought of as a tool with a message than art in and of itself. Decades after a struggle, however, you can find remnants of those political movements in museums. The exhibition “Vision and Communism” is on display at the Smart Museum of Art. The Art Institute of Chicago is currently showing the exhibition... 

Collaborate and Create: Jenny Lam’s Exquisite Corpse

Collaborate and Create: Jenny Lam's Exquisite Corpse
Most curators of contemporary art learn early in their careers that the general public cares a helluva lot less about the artwork they display than they do. But Jenny Lam is not like most curators, and Chicagoans flocked to the opening and closing receptions of her most recent show, Exquisite Corpse, like seagulls to a sandwich left unattended at the beach. A recent graduate of Columbia University—think... 

Form in Flora II – Art in Nature

Form in Flora II - Art in Nature
The Main Show Room of Lincoln Park Conservatory Form in Flora II is an exhibition of nature-related sculpture, and what better place to showcase the art than the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Placed among the foliage and flowers in the main show room are works done by members of the Chicago Sculpture International, with pieces inspired by or made from nature. Chicago Sculpture International is a group... 

Wood Worked: at Chicago Urban Art Society.

Wood Worked: at Chicago Urban Art Society.
Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) continues to impress with the latest exhibit centered around wood. Here’s what CUAS had to say about the show on their website. “Many artists in Chicago work with wood as a key part of their practice, yet there have been comparatively few exhibitions that have surveyed the medium. That changes with the Chicago Urban Art Society’s Wood Worked, which gathers... 

Pride of Chicago – “Re:Chicago” at the New DePaul Art Museum

Pride of Chicago -
With the summer sun still shining but now accompanied by that new autumn chill, Saturday September 17th proved to be the perfect museum day, and the perfect day for the new DePaul Art Museum’s opening. Tucked next to the “L” stop hub of Fullerton, the DePaul Art Museum opened its doors to reveal a lovely space with white walls, hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light. The new... 

Behind the Scenes Chicago Artist Month

Behind the Scenes Chicago Artist Month
This October is the 16th annual Chicago Artists Month, a citywide collaborative showcase of over 200 arts events that range from exhibitions to studio tours and neighborhood art walks. Sixty Inches From Center’s Media Director Andrew Roddewig was commissioned through his video production company Clarion New Media to produce 12 short videos about the 12 featured artists. Andrew and his team spent... 

Performance at Exquisite Corpse

Performance at Exquisite Corpse
This past Saturday was the closing Reception for Exquisite Corpse,” which is curated by SIFC contributor Jenny Lam. During the closing reception, artist Caitlin Bergh gave a pretty amazing performance involving painting her body, rolling around on a canvas and then tearing that canvas apart. SIFC media director Andrew Roddewig was there to take some photographs—or as he likes to call them “Clickies.” Caitlin’s... 

Art on Track 2011

Art on Track 2011
September marks a special time for the visual arts in Chicago. It is the annual kick-off to what is known as the art season. Out of the many art happenings that took place this month, Art on Track might possibly be one of the most anticipated annual events. It is an intriguing combination of site-specific installations on one of the Orange Line CTA train cars circling the loop. Tristan Hummel is... 

USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project by Zachary Cahill

USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project by Zachary Cahill
This past Friday the 9th, my first stop on the gallery crawl was Threewalls. There Zachary Cahills’ USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project opening reception took place from 6 to 9pm. From a bears head made out of chicken wire, to large pink letters USSA scattered across the room. Here’s a look at what I saw: Zachary Cahills’ artist talk will take place Thursday, October 6th, at 7pm. The show runs... 
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