Graham Foundation Presents “Spaces…depth”

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 Madlener House 4 West Burton Place Chicago, Illinois 60610 T 312-787-4071 F ... Read more

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky – 20th c. Humanist Critic

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky 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 = ... Read more

Mitch Eckert – Natural History & Environmental Concerns

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 ... Read more

Mike Norton – Battlepug, Revival & a Whole Mess More

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 ... Read more

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present @ AIC

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present September 30, 2016 through January 3, 2017 The Art Institute of Chicago Regenstein Hall 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 ... Read more

Expo Chicago 2016 – A Reflection & Couple Questions

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 ... Read more

Daniel Warren Johnson – Martok, Space-Mullet & Beyond…

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 ... Read more

Alison Ruttan – Investigating Instinct & Agression

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 ... Read more

Jennifer Cronin – Spectacularly Ordinary

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 ... Read more

Damon Locks – Exploring Sound & the Urban Scene

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 ... Read more
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