Episode 67: Tony Feher and More!

December 10, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week Duncan and Richard talk to Tony Feher about his work and installation at The Suburban in Oak Park. The following is shamelessly lifted from the Worcester Art Museum’s site:

American artist Tony Feher has become a leading voice among his generation of sculptors. Rooted in the legacy of Minimalism, Feher’s understated use of humble, forgettable materials that he finds: bottles, jars, plastic soda crates turns the commonplace and mundane into work that is rich with human emotion and fragile beauty.

Next, Terri and Serena talk to Larry Shure about his blisteringly kick ass project Ultra Local Geography a zine focused on the microcosm.

Then, Christian and Emily talk about the galleries in the East End of London.

Hey, we know you are an opinionated bastard, go post on the Blog www.badatsports.com.

Next week. Miami!

Tony Feher
Larry Shure
Ultra Local Geography
Marfa, Texas
Chinati Foundation
UCLA Hammer Museum
Donald Judd
Rob Weiner
Janet Cardiff
Bard College
Istanbul Biennial
The Suburban
Michelle Grabner
Acme Gallery
Robert Gober
Rogers Park
Rogers Park train station
Rogers Park historical society
Modern Art/Stuart Shave
Ricky Swallow
Vilma Gold
Aïda Ruilova
David Risley
Indiana Jones
Jonathan Wateridge
The Approach Gallery
John Stezaker
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14 thoughts on “Episode 67: Tony Feher and More!”

  1. Richard says:

    No comments…for shame. There was some solid stuff this show. Tony Feher, Ultra Local Geographies and London. What di you all think?

  2. Marc says:

    I was blown away, into a world where boredom has no bounds.

  3. lloyd says:

    Dear BAS, i was a little bummed about your show this week. i know you were preparing for miami, but this show was pretty boring. i’m hoping you will redeem yourselves next week.

    -a loyal listener.

  4. Marc says:

    I think the London portion was nice, I wish they were around more often.

  5. BillDolan says:

    It’s interesting to note that Richard and Tony Feher used the windows as part of their pieces. Richard, blocking them out to contrast his transparent (translucent with the fog), heavy door, while Tony used the window as a backlight. It’s hard to relate to Feher’s discussion of his work and process without actually seeing it. I’ll have to check it out while listening.

    As a fan of arcane Chicago history and long-time far north side resident, I loved the interview with Larry Shure. It’s really sad that so many blocks of this city have been obliterated to make room for new condos. It’s nice to see that someone still cares about what was there.

    I’d like to add that the L line also ran at grade level through Edgewater and Rogers Park from 1908 when the line was extended over the former Milwaukee Road right-of-way until 1916-1921 (it took six years to elevate it because of WWI) when it was elevated through the area. The rapid transit line was then elevated through Evanston in 1911, so for a while, the trains were elevated from the Loop to Wilson, ran at grade to the city limits and were elevated again to about Church Street.

    Many of the streets on the far north side were named after developers of that area, including Touhy, Farwell and others. Rogers Ave. was originally an Indian trail and was the Indian Boundry that Native Americans couldn’t cross after the Treaty of St. Louis. It originally ran to Ottawa, IL and cut through Indian Boundry Park at Lunt & Campbell and Indian Boundry Woods at Irving Park and Cumberland.

  6. BillDolan says:

    Oh yeah, Larry, if you were referring to the bank on the northeast corner, it was torn down in the late 1990s. A Citibank branch was the last bank to occupy the building. I can’t picture what’s there now, but I think it was replaced by a strip mall.

  7. James Cole says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Wake me up when either Tony Fitz is back on the show, the Brits are performing some Benny Hill-esque skits, or Browder is offering discounts on eye glasses.

  8. James Cole says:

    Wait, I’m sorry. I really like the show. That was uncalled for. Please accept my apologies and continue on.

  9. Richard says:

    Well, they can’t all be winners.

    This coming show on Miami will be stupid if not amusing.


  10. Steve Hamann says:

    Come on! What’s with all the negative nillies? I listened to this episode on the car ride home yesterday, and it did not make me want to swerve into traffic. I dug the Chicago stuff more than the Brittish stuff. I like the idea of super dooper local ‘zines. I hope Shures next Zine is even MORE specific. Like focusing on light fixtures of Rogers Park, or something.

    My only minor complaint is that I want to hear more punk rock music. Come on D-can and Richard, let your punk flag fly.

  11. kaveh says:

    forget miami. All available BAS agents should drop what they are doing and get right on this story:


  12. Richard says:

    Neither can touch MC Paul Barman or the infamous Jelly-D!

  13. Michael says:

    Great to hear Tony Feher discuss his work! But, come on, does an out gay male really trip you up? seriouslly, get with it!

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