TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/21-10/27)

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/21-10/27)

1. Nayeon Yang: 1448 W. Howard St. October 23, 6-9PM Wedge Projects: 1448 W Howard St   2. Christa Donner: Dear Human October 23, 1-3PM West Ridge Nature Park: 5801 N Western Ave   3. Jennifer Cronin: There is Still Magic Here October 22, 6-10PM Elephant...

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Episode: 777 Chicago Art Department


Today on Bad at Sportscenter, Jesse and Ryan are joined by some of the stars that form the constellation that post-latin-loqui astroscholars are calling This Is What We Know So Far, an exhibition open now at Chicago Art Department: artists Liz McCarthy, Sara Condo, Leo Kaplan and curator Erin Nixon. Along with Chicago faves Mike Lopez and Ben Driggs, they’ve mounted a colorful and joutous show dealing with process, the new now and the messiness of the moment. The conversation is lovely and the show even lovelier.

Episode 776: Teresa Silva, Holly Cahill, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid


This week we check in on Tiger Strikes Asteroid with curators Teresa Silva and Holly Cahill. we examine collective art action, the network, Mana contemporary art space, and  the half 46 person group show “It Feels Like The First Time.”

Episode: 775 Seitu Hayden


Seitu Hayden. Chicago illustrator extraordinaire and long time indie comic supporter. We talk about his 50 years in the independent publishing spaces, black comics, and some of the bright lights that made the scene happen. Hayden’s works were included in the MCA’s Chicago Comics:1960 to Now and the book “It’s Life as I See it: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940–1980.”

Episode 774: Chris Ware and Tim Samuelson


…meanwhile, in the least mysterious city on the planet (apparently Chicago), Duncan and Ryan panel with the overmodest Artist/Cartoonist Chris Ware and Chicago’s cultural historian emeritus Tim Samuelson about the storied origins of the Chicago comic scene. In this harrowing episode our protagonists discuss a triumvirate of collaborative projects: the Chicago Cultural Center’s, “Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life 1880-1960”, the forthcoming exhibit at Wrightwood 659

“Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright”, and an eponymous interminable exhibition of Samuelson’s personal historical ephemera curated by Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/14-10/20)

1. Amina Ross: Man’s Country October 16, 6-9PM Iceberg Projects: 7714 N Sheridan Rd   2. stephanie mei huang: the foul lump in my throat October 17, 4-7PM 4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave   3. Michelle Wasson: On Feronia October 15, 6-9PM Epiphany...

Sub-rural #7: Regretting Space

By Paul Krainak Mid-century urban planing in Chicago wasn’t the first to sidestep the needs of underserved demographics or grow steadily more tunneled and monocular. Suffering a kind of moral decompression, it clung to a host of formalist influenced fabrication...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/7-10/13)

1. SADIE LASKA: NO UTOPIA FOR YOU! October 8, 8-11PM Soccer Club Club: 2923 N Cicero Ave   2. Arte, Cultura, Y Resistencia October 8, 6-10PM Chicago Art Department: 1926 S Halsted St Work by: Joseph Josué Mora, Mony Nuñez, Arturo Fresán, Luis Trejo, Hector...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/30-10/6)

1. Maryam Taghavi: A Form By Which To Be Possessed October 1, 5-8PM Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St   2. a forest of signs, goth collage and aphorisms October 1, 7-10PM belong gallery: 2712 W North Ave Work by: Anton Auth, Mercedes Cardenas, Alana...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/23-9/29)

1. PARENT|ARTIST September 24, 6-9PM Southspace: 1109 E 55th St Work by: Nina, Tracy Marie Taylor, Lorimar Matos, Janet Trierweiler, Rhiannon Yandell, Vel Kalum, Christian Clarke   2. Collaborating with the Archive September 24, 6-9PM Filter Photo: 1821 W Hubbard...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (9/16-9/22)

1. Jin Lee: Views & Scenes September 18, 2021-January 2, 2022 Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St   2. Claudia Hart: The Unfolding September 19, 1-4PM Haynes: 3050 S Haynes Ct   3. Yoonshin Park: Passing hours, space in between, I am breathing...


1. Douglas R. Ewart September 10, 5-8PM Experimental Sound Studio: 5925 N Ravenswood Ave 2. D. Rosen & Vanessa Viruet: Class & Classification September 10, 5-9PM Roots & Culture: 1034 N Milwaukee Ave   3. This is what we know so far  September 10,...


1. Michiko Itatani: Personal Codes: Virtual Cube in the Kitchen September 5, 4-7PM 4th Ward Project Space: 5338 S Kimbark Ave 2. Bea Fremderman: Barren Island September 4, 6-9PM Prairie: 2055 W Cermak Rd   3.Oasis September 4, 6-9PM ACRE at Drama Club: 2439-41 S...

Sub-rural # 6 Kendra Paitz Interview

By Paul Krainak Kendra Paitz has worked at University Galleries at Illinois State University since 2003, beginning as curatorial intern, graduate assistant, curator, curator of exhibitions, senior curator, and as of 2018, director and chief curator. Colleagues have...