Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth
February 16 – July 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6-8 PM
6PM: Talk by curators Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estévez
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
Through January 10, 2017
Photography Galleries 1-4
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
Having endured one of the most polarizing and vitriolic Presidential elections this country has seen in recent history, the current exhibition, Humanism + Dynamite = ...
In the late 1980s Mitch Eckert and I spent the better part of 4 years attempting to wrap our minds around the ideas of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Susan Sontag, Walter Benjamin, and a number of other heady thinkers while studying at the John Herron School of Art in ...
I was first introduced to Mike Norton and Battlepug, while listening to 11 O'Clock Comics (possibly the best comics podcast in the history of humankind) back in 2011. I jumped in, and I must say that Mike has guided me through some truly bizarre (and enjoyable) territory over the ...
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
September 30, 2016 through January 3, 2017
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
When I was first introduced to László Moholy-Nagy in the late 1980s I struggled to get my mind around the theories he explored and his use of nontraditional materials. In ...
Expo Chicago 2016
THE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART
CHICAGO | NAVY PIER
September 13-16, 2016
A Reflection & Couple Questions
Art fairs in most cases tend to reside in a similar space. The focus is upon commerce, being seen, wining and dining, and other related activities that I tend to lack ...
Through his webcomic Space-Mullet (now available in printed form via Dark Horse Comics), artist commissions and freelance efforts, comic artist Daniel Warren Johnson is establishing himself as one of the mediums rising talents. This is clearly illustrated in his thoughtful storytelling, wry wit, and diligent work ethic. This week ...
Utilizing strategies often attributed to social scientists, Alison Ruttan investigates characteristics of human behavior through insightful works that reveal our propensity with aggression which is evolving at an alarmingly escalating pace. Recently, The COMP Magazine visited Ruttan at her Oak Park studio to discuss her exploratory use of ...
JENNIFER CRONIN: Spectacularly Ordinary
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11am
Show Dates: September 7, 2016 - October 20, 2016
Join the University of St. Francis Art Gallery on Thursday, October 6 at 11am as Jennifer Cronin speaks about her current body of work, Spectacularly Ordinary on display at the USF Art ...
For almost 30 years, Damon Locks has been a consummate artist and musician that continues to explore sound and urban visual aesthetics via his personal investigations and working with a wide range of talented individuals. While visitings Locks' Logan Square studio recently, The COMP Magazine had the opportunity to ...