TOP V. FROM BARELY FAIR 2019

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,...

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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.

Episode 703: Erin Hayden


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Today on Bad at Sports, Erin Hayden joins Brian, Dana and Jesse to chat about her shows at the Chicago Artists Coalition (up now!) and the University Galleries at Illinois State University (opening Friday, 8/9!). Surface, depth, backwards, forwards, improvisation, composition, typewriting, Celtic mythology, upstate, downstate, dreamstate — we go there and elsewhere in a wide-ranging conversation with the painter poet performer. song and story, Erin’s new body of concretions alongside an oceanic floor is up through the month at CAC.

Episode 702: ADDS DONNA


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On today’s episode of Bad at Sports Center, Jesse, Dana and Brian are joined by artists Holly Murkerson and Kaylee Wyant, whose collaborative exhibition “Come Roaming” is on view at the Comfort Station. We discuss their individual practices as well as their work as part of the ADDS DONNA artist-run space and collective.

A closing reception for “Come Roaming” took place on August 3rd from 5-8pm, more details can be found at https://comfortstationlogansquare.org/features-blog/2019/7/1/come-roaming-holly-murkerson-amp-kaylee-wyant.

Episode 701: Aaron Hughes


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This week on Bad at Sports Center, Dana, Ryan and Jesse are joined in the studio by veteran artist and activist, Aaron Hughes. We discuss the recent National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, taking place across three prestigious venues in the city of Chicago. We have a fascinating conversation on contemporary [mis]understandings of the veteran art community as well as the interrelated exhibitions of the Triennial.

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...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/12-9/18)

1. Tie Up September 14th, 2019 12-2PM Work by: Eliza Myrie The Arts Club of Chicago: 201 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611   2. LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze September 14th, 2019 5-8PM Work by: LaToya Ruby Frazier (curated by Solveig Øvstebø and Karsten Lund) The...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/5-9/11)

1. Eileen Rae Walsh: I saw. I loved September 7th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Eileen Rae Walsh Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Fulvous September 6th, 2019 5-10PM Work by: Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Carie Lassman, Abbey Muza, Kate Roth, Tricia Rumbolz Oliva Gallery:...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/29-9/4)

1. Funny: Looking September 1st, 2019 Work by: Tommy Becker, Ashley Teamer, Brittany M. Watkins, Marta Rodriguez Maleck, Carrie Fonder, Christy Chan, Eric Simmons, Zach Hill, Peder & Hendrik, and Stephanie Patton ACRE TV: www.acretv.org/   2. Entrelazar August...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/22-8/28)

1. Practical Romantics August 23rd, 2019 5-9PM Work by: Colleen Walsh, Liz Wolf, Heather Klausa ARC Gallery: 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642   2. Salome Chasnoff and Meredith Zielke: Present Absence August 24th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Salome Chasnoff, Meredith...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (8/15-8/21)

1. Domina Domi August 16th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Bobbi Meier (curated by Erin Madarieta) Okay Gallery: 2215 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60616   2. SANTIAGO X: Sovereign August 16th, 2019 12-5PM Work by: CHI-NATIONS, SANTIAGO X Nomadicube: 34th St and Halsted St, Chicago,...