Archive

Archive of Essays, Exhibitions, Reviews and Q&A’s with Artists, Musicians, and Arts Professionals


The following is a chronological list of the materials dating back to the inception of The COMP Magazine in 2014. The content consists of 1-on-1 interviews, exhibition reviews, concert coverage and the occasional rare oddity. Enjoy browsing this diverse array of materials focused upon aesthetic practices in Chicagoland, the Midwest, and beyond. To view article, please click on the hyperlink below.

Colleen Plumb – Layers of Context & Experience, 11/26/17

Revisiting Matt Siber’s Floating Logos, 11/21/17

Regional High School Art Exhibit Application, 11/10/17

Chris Hodge – The Obsessive Narrative @ the USF Art Gallery, 10/24/17

Ben Baker Billington – Sonic Explorations & Bedroom Productions, 10/19/17

The Bleak Post-Humanism of Blade Runner 2049, 10/16/17

Jake Acosta – Variety Informs & Colors the Other, 9/15/17

Bob Thall – Navigating Chicago and Beyond, 9/5/17

“Barbara Eberhard: An Alternative View” @ USF Gallery, 8/22/17

“Bro” – a documentary on masculinity & the Brony fandom by Leah Jean, 6/7/17

2017 Art & Design Senior Thesis Exhibition, 4/20/17

Jesse Malmed – Translating Language & Sound, 4/9/17

Zelda’s Breathtaking Ascension, 4/5/17

2017 Art & Design Honors & Awards Exhibition, 3/30/17

Graham Foundation Presents: Spaces…depth, 3/13/17

Three Graces: Glass-Sula, Denault, & McWilliams @ USF Art Gallery, 2/21/17

Merce Cunningham: Common Time @ MCA Chicago, 2/15/17

Photo + Performance + Japan + 1960-1975 = “Provoke” @ AIC, 2/8/17

10 Comics Read at Least Twice in 2016, 12/30/16

2016-2017 High School Art Exhibition, 12/22/16

Final Fantasy XV – The Long Long Drive…, 12/3/16

Thoughts on Retro Video Gaming Aesthetics, Pt. 1, 11/19/16

Alexandr Zhitomirsky – 20th c. Humanist Critic, 11/10/16

Tytia Habing – About a Boy, 11/4/16

Mitch Eckert – Natural History & Environmental Concerns, 10/19/16

Mike Norton – Battlepug, Revival & a Whole Mess More, 10/13/16

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present @ AIC, 10/7/16

Expo Chicago 2016 – A Reflection & Couple Questions, 9/30/16

Daniel Warren Johnson – Martok, Space Mullet & Beyond…, 9/22/16

Alison Ruttan – Investigating Instinct & Agression, 9/16/16

Couteau Sang – A Conduit for Fear, Rage & Despair, 9/9/16

DEHD – Sunburn, Horses & a Love Song, 8/26/16

No Man’s Sky – Progen Exploratory Philosophies, 8/19/16

Damon Locks – Exploring Sound & the Urban Scene, 8/12/16

Ono – An Unabridged History in Conversation, 8/7/16

With a Wink and a Nod @ The Driehaus Museum, 8/1/16

Anya Davidson – Cultivating Freedom in Failure, 7/24/16

Alice Q. Hargrave – Memories & the Natural World, 7/18/16

Jill Flanagan – Rage, Fear & Despair, 7/14/16

Victoria Fuller – Strategies of Power Play, 7/8/16

Alan D. Caesar – Touring Destroit with Rena Rouge, 7/4/16

Tony Fitzpatrick: The Secret Birds @ The Depaul Art Museum, 6/23/16

CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) 2016 – In Review, 6/16/16

Andreas Fischer – Negotiating Function & Representation, 6/11/16

Ryan Richey – Making Lemonade From Lemons, 6/7/16

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry – A Dialogue in Review, 5/30/16

ACEN (Anime Central Midwest) 2016 – In Review, 5/21/16

Janae Contag – Evolving Apparitions & Environments, 5/12/16

Brad Temkin – Traversing Rooftops, 5/5/16

Doug Fogelson – Destructive Transformations, 4/29/16

Julia Haw – Comfort and Control & Other Paintings, 4/10/16

Barbara Eberhard – Gummin’ It Up & Other Investigations, 4/5/16

C2E2 2016 – In Review, 3/22/16

Aimée Beaubien – Collecting Within & Recent Works, 3/15/16

Vincent Uribe – Sugar Talk & Winter Chat, 2/28/16

Thomas Frank – Environmental & Urban Ruminations, 2/23/16

MoCP @ 40 – A Review, 2/16/16

Claire Molek – Art Wing & Building a Base, 2/2/16

Roger Carlson – Painting in Reverse, 1/30/16

Anders Lindseth – Transitioning Points of View, 1/26/16

Lee Blalock – Re-Designing Bodies & Worlds, 12/14/16

Alex Gartelmann – Shit Guilty & Collaborative Efforts, 1/2/16

Darrell Roberts – The Intuitive Traveller, 12/30/15

Ellis von Sternberg – Defining Aesthetic Spheres, 12/23/15

Mika Horibuchi – Familiar Reality Translations, 12/18/15

Serhii Chrucky – Operating Principles & Programmatic Intent, 12/14/15

Paul Erschen – Mayor Daley & Store Brand, 12/8/15

Dan Rizzo-Orr – IGF & Alternative States of Being, 12/4/15

Nancy Lu Rosenheim – Swallow City & Other Investigations, 12/1/15

Deb Sokolow – Manipulative Individuals & Shadowy Histories, 11/17/15

Jennifer Greenburg – Revisiting Vernacular Contributions, 10/27/15

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency & Exhibitions) Interview 2015, 10/20/15

Nancy Fewkes – Notes Along A Shallow Margin, 10/15/15

Lise Haller Baggesen – Mothernism at the Intersection, 10/8/15

William Conger – Constructing Multi-Layered Ambiguity, 9/18/15

Dan Devening – Manifestations of How and Why We Look, 9/10/15

Michelle Keim – Beauty, Power & Masculinity, 9/8/15

Corey Gearhart – The Consummate Collaborator, 8/19/15

Steve Sherrell – The Referential Painter, 8/16/15

Andrei Rabodzeenko – Technotropic Romance & Other Works, 8/10/15

Roxane Legenstein – From Chicago to Weinerwald, 7/29/15

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 – In Review, 7/21/15

Corey Postiglione – The Minimalist’s Tango, 7/9/15

Revisiting – The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, 7/5/15

Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo in Detroit, 6/23/15

Bob Kase – As We Gather, 6/9/15

Charles Ray – Sculpture, 1997-2014, 6/5/15

CAKE 2015 – Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, 5/14/15

Jno Cook – Saturnian Cosmology, 5/12/15

Jerry Cargill – Analog to Digital Transitions, 5/7/15

Ray Ellingsen – Chicago’s D.I.Y. Scene, 5/5/15

Kathie Shaw – Recurring Warning Signs, 4/30/15

Esau McGhee – Inspecting Urban Constructs, 4/23/15

Plastic Crimewave – Galactic Vision, 4/21/15

Dan Luedtke – Ideas of Dissidence, Difference & Negativity, 4/18/15

Lane Milburn – Cartooning’s Strange Cosmic Web, 4/9/15

Allison Glenn – Compelling Collaborative Selections, 4/2/15

Anthony Musiala – Talks Minty Fresh, 3/28/15

Ian Weaver – Black Knights’ Archive, 3/15/15

Nathan Mason – Curating, Slabbies & Squeezimals, 3/10/15

Potter & Puckett – Seeds Inservice, 2/24/15

Matt Siber – Consumer Desires, 2/19/15

Matthew Girson – Contemplating Libraries, 2/17/15

Soto & Sullivan – The Franklin, 2/3/15

Sierzputowski & Dye – Inside/Within Interview, 2/1/15

Onsmith – Poking the Fringes, 1/29/15

Assaf Evron – Image Space Philosophy, 1/25/15

Phyllis Bramson – Affectionate Arbitrary Anecdotes, 1/23/15

Susan Coolen – Scavenger Aesthetics, 1/19/15

Kirsten Leenaars – Fictionalized Real Experience, 1/15/15

Anna Kunz – Invitations & Reflections, 1/9/15

Meg Duguid – The Entropic Tramp, 1/5/15

Scott Dietrich – Eyes on SE Asia, 1/1/15

Miguel Cortez – Antena Styled Anarchy, 12/31/14

Ron Gordon – Preservationist Photographer, 12/30/14

Alberto Aguilar – Family Formations, 12/28/14

Victoria Martinez – Intuitive Interventions, 12/24/14

James Ensor – Temptation @ AIC, 12/17/14

Claire Ashley – Inflatable Absurdity, 12/8/14

Chuck Jones – Questioning Authority, 12/14/14

The MCA Deserves David Bowie, 11/30/14

Iris Bernblum – Power & Play, 11/23/14

Olea Nova – Spontaneous Dialogue, 11/20/14

Jesse Bercowetz – Nomadic Mystic, 11/15/14

ACRE – Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition, 11/13/14

Paul Hopkin – The Slow Storyteller, 11/3/14

Joe B. Milosevich – Sacred Assemblage, 10/24/14

Carol Jackson – Epic Americana, 10/21/14

Ryan Wolfe – Engineering Abstraction, 11/14/14

Stripped – The Cartoon Documentary, 10/11/14

Lee Jeffries – Homeless, 9/29/14

Linda Adele Goodine – Elegant Tableaux, 9/23/14

The Passion of Jodorowsky – A Meditation, 8/28/14

Lollapalooza Lost? – In Review, 8/7/14

Guardians of the Galaxy – In Review, 8/2/14

Pitchfork 2014 – In Review, 7/1/14

Bob Mould at the Pritzker Pavilion, 6/25/14

Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal, 6/14/14

Josef Koudelka – Nationality in Doubt, 6/8/14

The National at the Chicago Theater, 5/17/14

Cardinal Cross – An Exhibition in a Warehouse, 4/12/14

Carlos Mendoza – My Association with Comics, 4/11/14

Gabriel Ried – She’s a Lucky One, 3/19/14

Evan Griffin – The Aesthetics of Irwin Madrid, 3/19/14