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Britton Bertran (head honcho at 40000) and Brian Andrews (mean listener, etc.) talk to Duncan and Richard about Brian’s new show. Britton throws down the gauntlet to the world at large, proclaiming that he is in Chicago to stay. Brian talks about being delighted to be back in Chicago to trudge through 6 inches of gray slush.
Reviews! Duncan, Richard, and Amanda Browder review Michelle Faust at 65 Grand, The Promised Land show at Wendy Cooper including Dan Attoe, Tim Barber, Chris Dorland, Kim Krans, Jin Lee, Sabine Linse, Shona Macdonald, Nancy Mladenoff, AND the OODA Group, AND, if that weren’t enough we review new work from Melissa Pokorny and Paul Nudd at Bodybuilder and Sportsman.
And we name drop: the West Town Gallery Network, NOVA, Michael Workman, Paul Klein, Bill Gross, Nevin Tomlinson, Thomas Blackman, Thomas Kincaid, and our pal David Michael Coyle.
Wendy Cooper Gallery
Body Builder and Sportsman
West Town Gallery
NOVA Art Gallery
David Michael Coyle
Duncan and Richard save the holidays! We have put together a wacky collection of funny and non-funny holiday songs. Hate the holidays? I know I do, so we’ll make sure you are filled with the milk of human kindness by these jolly little ditties.
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Reviews, reviews, reviews!!! Our London correspondents Ben Tanner and Christian Kuras make their fabulous debut and review the UK version of “Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye,” which began its life on this earth at our very own MCA. Brian Andrews, our West Coast rep, is back to tell us what is wrong with the art scene in San Francisco. Duncan and Richard review “On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, Brian Ulrich,” and then they check out The Museum of Contemporary Photography’s new shows “Jeffrey A. Wolin: Inconvenient Stories” and “Stages of Memory: The War in Vietnam.” And if THAT weren’t enough, Duncan and Richard argue about whether or not Rodney Graham is full of BS after sitting through his lecture. The last song in this week’s show goes out from Richard to Scott Speh.
On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, Brian Ulrich
On the Scene: Jessica Rowe, Jason Salavon, Brian Ulrich
The Museum of Contemporary Photography
SF links are to follow.
We lied last week. THIS COMING WEEK, we will chat with our West Coast correspondent Brian Andrews and Britton Bertran from Gallery 40000. We’ll do some other stuff too, who knows! Soon our New York City reporter, the lovely and talented Cassie Thornton, will check in with her first report, maybe next week.
Duncan and Richard save the holidays! We have put together a wacky collection of funny and non-funny holiday songs. Hate the holidays? I know I do, so we’ll make sure you are filled with the milk of human kindness by these jolly little ditties. Also we would like to throw out an open call to anyone who has funny Hanukah and/or Kwanza songs. Let us know–there is a serious lack of said genre of songs, and we’d love to give equal time.
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Reviews, reviews, reviews!!! Tropicalia at the MCA, the non-art art show at Loyola, A bunch of stuff at the Cultural Center and more!
Singing hosts, great music cues, mirth, mayhem, and music. Special guest, writer, critic, and giant of consciousness Joanna Topor mocks “author” Rick Moody’s talk at the MCA and suffers the slings and arrows of my comedic editing. Styx!!! Holy guacamole! Who could ask for anything more?
I have no freaking idea. I think our West Coast correspondent Brian Andrews will be in town to shill for his forthcoming show at 40000. Why am I the only person on this show not in the queue for a show at 40000? Clearly I don’t say enough nice things about Britton Bertran (I love you Britton!).
Links to follow whenever Duncan gets around to it…
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Michelle Grabner! We show up with bagels and coffee to interview artist, critic, gallerist, teacher, and writer Michelle Grabner in her Oak Park Studio.
Michelle has written criticism for more magazines than I can comfortably count, and shown her work internationally. We talk about her career, the’t find a decent solo show to review for Art Forum.
244 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Hours Saturday: 12-5
And as if that discussion isn’t enough to fuel thoughtful conversation for weeks and provide enough grist for the intellectual mill, Duncan and I review current shows. And, for the first time, we completely, utterly, and collectively dislike something!
We review the Hyde Park Art Center’s new show of James Faulkner’s work, the Smart Museum’s exhibition Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery’s show Art in the Abstract, and the Renaissance Society’s exhibition All the Pretty Corpses.
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Libsyn, who hosts our stuff has really been a pain in our collective Bad at Sports ass this week, so many of you tried to download last weeks show had trouble, we’re sorry, they suck, we will beat them up as soon as we can find their offices. Don’t forget to download Episode #10, good stuff!
We really will get back to reviews at some point, but there is just too much to talk about in the interview department! Lou Mallozzi, Executive Director of the Experimental Sound Studio, artist, and educator, talks about the Open Ear Festival of Sound (November 13, 2005 – December 15, 2005) and the 20th Anniversary of ESS! Also, Duncan talks to Jonathan Rhodes Executive Director of Three-Walls about Nato Thompson’s lecture on Art Activist Communities. We talk about why Scott Speh hates Canadians. Duncan and Richard sing a duet!!
If you miss this you will have nothing to discuss around the water cooler next week, loser!
More links to follow!
While we didn’t get achance to talk about it this week, go check out Art in the Abstract, one of a couple really kick-ass shows at the Illinois State Museum, which I honestly had forgotten about until I was blundering around the Thompson Center trying to find a form for something. Okay, city dwellers, all you have to do is get off at Clark and Lake on the Blue line, go up to the second floor, and BLAMMO, kickass Illinois-artist-made abstract art throughout history. Go see this, this is the best use of my tax dollars I’ve seen!!