Episode 709: AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer

Episode 709: AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer


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On this beautiful September day in Bridgeport, a collaboration of collaborationists convene in the WLPN studio with the B@SC crew. Nick Butcher, one half of the graphic art collaborative, Sonnenzimmer, along with Megan Jedrysiak and Jackson Ammenheuser of AppleButter Animated, a Chicago based animation studio, assemble to discuss their upcoming exhibition at Public Works GalleryI’m Not Trying to Change Anything, I’m Just Changing. There is talk of a robot that paints, skeuomorphs, and the brilliant courage of earning a living as commercial artists.

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TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/17-10/23)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/17-10/23)

1. Souths & Norths October 20, 2019 3-6PM Work by: Mauricio Forero Riverside Arts Center: 32 E Quincy St, Riverside, IL 60546   2. Archiving Social Justice in Chicago October 18, 2019 1-3:30PM Work by: Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji Jane Addams Hull-House Museum:...

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Episode 708: Abraham Cruzvillegas


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On today’s show Dana and Duncan are joined in the Lumpen studios by conceptual heavyweight, Abraham Cruzvillegas. We discuss the work and intention behind The Ballad of Etc., a new exhibition opening at The Arts Club of Chicago on September 12th featuring a musical performance in collaboration with experimental jazz ensemble, Restroy. In addition his brilliant conversation, Cruzvillegas shares a preview of some of the writing and music used to create the exhibition. Definitely an episode not to be missed!

Episode 707: Lisa Lapinski


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In this week’s episode we check in with Houston based artist Lisa Lapinski. On the opening day of the NADA Chicago invitational Lapinsky makes time to sit down and talk about Minneapolis art institutions, underpants, tobacco, and bingo and a post-Orientalist America. We check in about childhood myths and modernist sculpture, and recognize the vaping horrors being experienced by the youth of America today.

Episode 705: Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes


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On this week’s harrowing tale of visual art, the Bad@Sports team sits down with artist Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes, currently featured in the exhibition
Reclamation: of time, of agency, of narrative at Acre ExhibitionsAssaley‘s sculptural work manipulates domestic objects, addressing the dynamics of control and agency from a cultural and personal perspective. Sykes, informed by her background as an Anthropologist, has built her curatorial practice as an advocacy tool for racial equity in the arts.

Episode 704: Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes


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On this week’s harrowing tale of visual art, the Bad@Sports team sits down with artist Amanda Assaley and curator Adia Sykes, currently featured in the exhibition
Reclamation: of time, of agency, of narrative at Acre Exhibitions. Assaley’s sculptural work manipulates domestic objects, addressing the dynamics of control and agency from a cultural and personal perspective. Sykes, informed by her background as an Anthropologist, has built her curatorial practice as an advocacy tool for racial equity in the arts.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/10-10/16)

1. I RISE October 13th, 2019 6-10PM Work by: Judith Brotman, Becky Borowicz, Wes Charles, Armin Hayrapetian, Kendall Hill, Sabina Ott, Parvin Peivandi, Catie Rutledge, Carlos Salazar-Lermont, John Thomure Ohklahomo: 2518 W Iowa St, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Mental...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/3-10/9)

1. Santina Amato, Christine Forni, Meg T Noe October 5th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Santina Amato, Christine Forni, Meg T Noe Ignition Project Space: 3839 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60651   2. Performance Test Kitchen October 3rd, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Aram Atamian, Gabriel...

Reveca Torres on the Tres Fridas Project

Lise McKean talked with Reveca Torres about her collaboration with Mariam Pare and Tara Ahern on the Tres Fridas Project.The conversation took place at the Bridgeport Art Center gallery, where the Tres Fridas Project was exhibited in September 2019. Lise: When we...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/26-10/2)

1. I’m Not Trying to Change Anything, I’m just Changing September 28th, 2019 7-10PM Work by: Sonnenzimmer, AppleButter Animated Public Works: 1539 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   2. Janice Nowinski: Bodies of Paint September 28th, 2019 Work by: Janice Nowinski...

TOP V. FROM BARELY FAIR 2019

1. Flyweight Projects Row 2 Work by: Samantha Bittman, Cameron Granger, Barb Smith, Alessandro Teoldi   2. Green Gallery Row 1 Work by: Katy Cowan, Michelle Grabner, Tony Matelli   3. Odd Ark LA Row 1 Work by: Brian Randolph   4. Loo Row 3 Work by: Laura Davis,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/19-9/25)

1. Kennedy Yanko: HANNAH September 20th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Kennedy Yanko Kavi Gupta: 219 N Elizabeth St, Chicago, IL 60607   2. They have yet to be named by their dogs September 21st, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Andy Hunt and Caroline Jacobson UGLY: 1056 N Damen Ave 1F,...

TOP V. FROM EXPO CHICAGO 2019

Welcome to this week’s TOP V from EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s TOP V for a selection of provocative programs being exhibited in spaces both large and small around Chicago this weekend.   1. TEMPLON Booth 141 Work by: Franz...

Lucy Slivinski’s Heavenly Bodies Hovers over ExpoChicago

Electronic billboards blaze with wordless images. ExpoChicago is back. It's the annual rendezvous of gallerists, collectors, artists, and art friendly crowds at Navy Pier and hotspots around town. Meanwhile, the third Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off September...

TOP V from the Chicago Invitational

Welcome to this week’s Top V from the Chicago Invitational presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s Top V for a selection of provocative programs being exhibited in spaces...