Episode 712: Michael Lopez

Episode 712: Michael Lopez


Michael Lopez sits down with Ryan and Jesse to talk about his ever-shifting exhibition at Adler & Floyd, his new zine The Cat Monster, The Apartment People, A Place for My Creatures to Play and his practice generally in this ever-shifting exhibition of talking. Mike is a sculptor, performer, writer, drawer, animator polymath type whose work deals with work; with money; with personal history; with material reuse, refuse and refusal; with mess and form; with the funny and the sad.

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

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

1. Susan Snodgrass: Inside the Matrix December 16th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Susan Snodgrass Inga: 1740 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Stacza Lipinski and Paul Nudd: Gush December 15th, 2019 12-4PM Work by: Stacza Lipinski, Paul Nudd (curated by Debra Kayes) Tiger...

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Episode 711: Kyle Schlie

And, we’re back! Chicago artists’ artist Kyle Schlie sits down with Jesse and Brian to talk about his current exhibition at Stanley Brown Jewelist, the Globe Al Chemical Company, the expanded soap opera By Way of Today (through which he collaborates with Cameron Gibson and a cast of literal dozens) and his distinctive parafictive hand-hewn conceptualism. Kyle’s work is generous, wide-ranging and just a little mysterious, and the conversation matches that. Take a listen and head to Stanley Brown Jewelist to see an immersive museological study that comes with snacks, a merch table and some easy-listening country western to tap your toes to (and that is turned on by tapping too).

Episode 710: Curator Kate Sierzputowski and artists Danielle Rosen and Dominique Knowles


Megafauna hosts, Jesse Malmed and Ryan Peter Miller, hold an animated exchange with curator Kate Sierzputowski and artists Danielle Rosen and Dominique Knowles, discussing The Intuitive Language of an Extended Hand, an exhibition currently on display at Julius Ceasar, which also features artist Emilie Gossiaux. In the spirit of the exhibition, the conversation decries the anthropocentric hierarchy of non-human and human animals, exploring the mutual care between the not-so-distinct classifications of beings.

Episode 709: AppleButter and Sonnenzimmer

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.

Episode 708: Abraham Cruzvillegas


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


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.

Review: Institutional Garbage

It’s December. The time of year when all the ‘Best Ofs’ and just-in-time-for-Christmas reviews spill out from the internet, beckoning you to consider your engagement with the year just passed. In January of this year, I was invited to “write something” about...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (12/5-12/11)

1. Jenyu Wang: Boyfriend December 5th, 2019 4-7PM Work by: Jenyu Wang Leather Archives and Museum: 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Benjamin Larose: I’ll See You When You Get Here December 8th, 2019 11AM-2PM Work by: Benjamin Larose Material Exhibitions:...

Mauricio Forero on what’s freeing

Mauricio Forero, Souths & Norths Riverside Art Center, Riverside, Illinois Expectations were running high by the time Mauricio Forero and I met to talk about Souths & Norths, his recent exhibition at the Riverside Arts Center. Souths & Norths was a...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/28-12/4)

1. Friendsgiving Party November 28th, 2019 7-9PM Ground Level Platform: 2001 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. For the Time Being December 1st, 2019 5-8PM Work by: Lish Atchison-Roeder, Sarah Baker, Ashley Bradley, Lark Erickson, Caroline Feyling, Emma Rose...

Mirror Around the Corner

An artist’s take on the Venice Biennale, as experienced during Venice’s highest floods in 50 years Keeley Haftner, November 22, 2019   I found myself a viewer of the Venice Biennale during this year’s epic flood. How does art premised around current political and...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/21-11/27)

1. Paul Rosero Contreras: Obituary, El Pensamiento de las Plantas November 22nd, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Paul Rosero Contreras Table: 3240 N Springfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60618   2. Tea at the Int’l Boutique for Middle Aged Ladies November 23rd, 2019 3-4PM Hosted by: Mari...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/14-11/20)

1. If You’re Not a Little Dirty At the End of the Day You’re Not a Man November 16th, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Andreas Fischer Slow: 2153 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. Ike Floor: Earthly Unmending November 16th, 2019 6-10PM Work by: Ike Floor Happy Gallery: 902 N...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (11/7-11/13)

1. Nance Klehm: Soil-Look, Soil-Listen November 11th, 2019 7-9PM Work by: Nance Klehm, Katarzna Guzowska Inga: 1740 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608   2. We Make Great Pets November 9th, 2019 6-10PM Work by: Kelly Reaves, Robert J Soller, Logan Kruidenier, Caroline...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/31-11/6)

1. Carisa Mitchell: Indeterminacy is currently available as a cardboard box November 2nd, 2019 5-8PM Work by: Carisa Mitchell Wedge Projects: 1448 Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626   2. Rotimi Fani Kayode November 2nd, 2019 6-9PM Work by: Rotimi Fani-Kayode (curated by...