Episode 682: Jenn Dierdorf

Episode 682: Jenn Dierdorf


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Today’s episode of Bad@SportsCenter is a lovey one-on-one conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Jenn Dierdorf. A recovering conceptual sculptor, Dierdorf transitioned to painting a decade ago to reassert fun and frivolity into her studio life. We discuss all the things a vase of flowers can accomplish with the right amount of unction, and the power of solidarity among Dierdorf’s well-anointed Lady Painters.

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICS (3/14-3/20)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICS (3/14-3/20)

1. Growing Up March 16th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Chen Ken-Hou Film Front: 1740 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Margins, Material, and Metaphor March 15th, 2019 7-11PM Work by: Surabhi Ghosh and Olivia Valentine Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622  ...

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Episode 681: Brendan Fernandes


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Interdisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes speaks with Brian and Dana on this week’s episode of Bad at Sports Center. Fernandes sheds light on the secretive process behind his selection to participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial, and we learn more about artist’s move recent move from NY to Chicago, where he serves as faculty in ART, THEORY, PRACTICE at Northwestern University. Brian learns some new things about ballet, and we wrap up the show with some thoughts on Mary Boone’s imminent departure from the NY gallery scene.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (3/7-3/13)

1. Roni Packer: P.S. My Favorite Color is Green March 9th, 2019 6-9PM Works by: Roni Packer Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago IL 60608   2. Saila Moon: She Who Has Sinned March 8th, 2019 6-10PM Works by: Saila Moon Pilsen Outpost: 1637 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608   3....

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/28-3/6)

1. Joestine Con-ui: now, now, now! March 6th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Joestine Con-u (curated by Kyle Bellucci Johanson) table: 3240 N Springfield Ave, No 02, Chicago, IL 60618   2. John Maloof: Sculptures March 1st, 2019 5:30-7:30PM Work by: John Maloof Jean Albano...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/21-2/27)

1. Lee Darling: My Venus is in Aries… A Funeral February 24, 2019, 4-7PM Work by: Lee Darling North Pole: 1600 W Sherwin Ave, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Sungjae Lee: The Hair Shop: Whiteyellowwhite February 22, 2019 6-8PM Work by: Sungjae Lee Gallery No One: 1579 N...

TOP V WEEKEND PICKS (2/14-2/20)

Moments February 17, 2019 1-6PM Work by: Maria Tzeka Final Resting Place: 3350 S Bell Ave, Chicago, IL 60608   Drone Stories Embroidery Circle February 16th, 2019 1:30-4PM Work by: Sabba S. Elahi 6018North: 6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660   Closed Afar February...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (2/7-2/13)

My Mouth is a Motherlode February 9, 2019, 12-4PM Work by: Yesenia Bello (Curated by Teresa Silva) Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago: 2233 S Throop St, #419, Chicago, IL 60608     Worlding, Writing: On Death Writing February 13, 2019, 5:30-7PM Work by Vinh Cam Chicago...

Christine Wallers on Cut Outs and Other Irruptions

A conversation with Lise McKean Christine Wallers and her work crossed my path in 2010 when we met at the Tai Chi Center of Chicago, where I had gone with a friend for a photo exhibition. The center hosted Christine’s aerie-like studio, adjacent to an expansive space...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/31-2/6)

1. SLOW FIXTURES February 1, 2019, 7-10PM Work by: Kat Gu and Jo Geczy EXTRA Projects: 3551 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647   2. All The While I Thought You Had Received This February 2, 2019, 4-7PM Work by: Maia Cruz Palileo moniquemeloche: 451 N Paulina St,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/24-1/30)

1. I Sing the Body Cybernetic January 25, 2019, 6-9PM Work by: Lee Blalock Experimental Sound Studio: 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660. USA   2. Entanglements January 26, 2019, 7-11PM Work by: Anxious to Make, Erin Gee, Hannah Newman, Snow Xu, Madeeha...