Episode 182: Jim Lutes

February 22, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and Richard talk to artist, professor and musician Jim Lutes about his work, his career, and his recent show at the Renaissance Society.

“Chicago-based painter Jim Lutes is often considered heir to the Imagist tradition. This, however, is only part of the story. Having come to artistic maturity in the late 1970s, Lutes exemplifies a larger and more complex historical narrative that entails the emergence of figuration and regionalism under the declining influence of Abstract Expressionism. This would be born out over several bodies of work in which Lutes would vacillate beween a populist mode of figuration and a painterly abstraction, the combination of which produced a style along the lines of Picasso in the 1930s or Guston in the 1970s.” Read more




Episode 181: Peter Saul and Jacob Dyrenforth

February 15, 2009 · Print This Article

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This Week: Amanda and Tom talk to art legend Peter Saul. Next, Amanda and Tom talk to Jacob Dyrenforth about his show that is currently up at the Renwick Gallery.

RIP Lux Interior! “The Cramps don’t pummel and you won’t pogo. They ooze; you’ll throb.” Read more




Andrea Fraser Tonight at SAIC

February 12, 2009 · Print This Article

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Andrea Fraser: Thursday, February 12, 6pm
SAIC Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive

Andrea Fraser will be kicking off this season of SAIC’s Visiting Artist Program series entitled “Art and the Right to Believe Lecture Series.” The performance artist whose work often is rooted in feminism and institutional critique will be worth catching.

“Admission: $5 per person for the general public; $3 per person for SAIC alumni, non-SAIC students, and seniors; and FREE for students, faculty, and staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.”

For more information please visit the visiting artist program’s website




Episode 180: Stephanie Brooks and Mess Hall

February 8, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan acts like a lunatic in the intro, Richard gets annoyed. Duncan talks to Stephanie Brooks about poetry, her work and her show at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Then Duncan talks to the fine folks at Mess Hall about their 5 year anniversary. Read more




Artist Mark Staff Brandl’s Work Disapears From Exhibit

February 8, 2009 · Print This Article


Chicago artist Mark Staff Brandl’s traveling art exhibition “Out of Sequence” which was most recently opened at the Belmar Laboratory of Art and Ideas museum near Denver, Colorado is now almost out of art. One of the key works which was of a standard comic book spinning rack with 31 hand panted works sitting in the slots had 26 of which stolen during the opening night festivities. 12 of which have since been returned but 14 are still lost. More can be read and followed on at the post on Sharkforum.

Good thing the show didn’t open on May 2nd or it could have been worse.