Episode 610: Karolina Gnatowski

Episode 610: Karolina Gnatowski


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Things get witchy this week as Brian and Ryan weave a conversation on spell casting, rock n’ roll, and badminton with fibers artist Karolina Gnatowski.

Fresh off a Skowheagan residency, Gnatowski is burning a four ended candle with looming exhibitions at DePaul University, Free Range, Terrain, and the here and now, “Changeling” at Julius Caesar. Our conversational arc ties together the topics of witchcraft, spells, poetry, badminton, classic rock, and stand-up comedy. Brian reveals his sporting past, Ryan finds just the right word, and KG admits she’s never seen “Top Gun.”

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/18-1/24)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/18-1/24)

1. ALTER EGO January 20, 2018, 5-8PM Work by: Andrew Holmquist Carrie Secrist Gallery: 835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607   2. CINNAMON January 20, 2018, 7-10PM Work by: Nadia Ayari, Ellen Hanson, Zoe Nelson, and Ramyar Vala Produce Model Gallery: 1007 W...

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/11-1/17)

1. Detroit: 1978-1983 January 13, 2018, 6-10PM Work by:  Eleftheria Lialios Agitator Co-operative Gallery: 1112 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Monuments: Uprising and Rebellion in Post-MLK Chicago January 12, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM Work by:  Spencer Hutchinson...

THINKS: Abbye Churchill

The following THINKS to Think submission was written and photographed by artist Abbye Churchill. Enjoy! Can I touch you? Now? Here? Yes. It might be harder now. Why? You’re so far away. Well, let me try. Arm extended to hand, hand to fingertip, fingertip to fingertip...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (1/4-1/10)

1. For all intensive purposes January 5, 2018, 5-8PM Work by: Irene de Andrés, Amy Garofano, Manuel Graf and Rehana Zaman (Curated by JL Murtaugh) Aspect/Ratio: 864 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. The World Is a Different Place January 7, 2018, 3-6PM Work...

Thinks: John Murchie

On, In, and Around the Line: An Interview with John Murchie   Keeley Haftner: Over the years you’ve inhabited the role of an artist, a critic, a teacher, a librarian, and a civic activist. Let’s begin in the early part of your art career back in the 1970s. That...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/14-1/03)

1. Blue Out Of My Mouth December 15, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Karolina Gnatowski free range: 3257 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625   2. Accumulative Sweatsockpile Jones December 15, 2017, 6:30-10:30PM Work by: Larissa Borteh, Ignacio Manrique, Jaclyn Mednicov, and...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/30-12/06)

1. CIM December 1, 2017, 6-9PM Work by: Luba Drozd, Adriana Farmiga, Maya Hayuk, Roman M. Hrab, Yuri Masnyj, Christina Shmigel, and Marko Shuhan Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art: 2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. I just want to stay home December 2,...

Thinks: Yvette Mayorga

The following THINKS to Think submission is a piece by the fabulous Chicago-based artist Yvette Mayorga. Enjoy! Yvette Mayorga, "4 Real (Crossing inside a car)", glitter, textile, and acrylic piping on canvas, 22.5” x 30”, 2017. Photo courtesy of Yvette Mayorga. Sugar...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/9-11/15)

1. Skip Tracer November 11, 7-10PM Work by: Kelly Akashi, Peppi Bottrop, Katy Cowan, Andy Hope 1930, Erik Frydenborg, Sayre Gomez, Julian Hoeber, James Krone, Lindsay Lawson, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Lukas Müller, Katrin Plavcak, Analia Saban, K.O. Torres, JPWIII, Christine...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/2-11/8)

1. Un-Natural Parables November 3, 5-8PM Work by: Faith Wilding Western Exhibitions: 1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Love is a Rebellious Bird November 3, 5-8PM Work by: Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera Aspect/Ratio: 864 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622...