Sub-rural # 6 Kendra Paitz Interview

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...
Sub-rural #5 Jean-Jacques Lebel Book Review

Sub-rural #5 Jean-Jacques Lebel Book Review

  By Paul Krainak Laurel Jean Fredrickson’s biographical narrative and analysis of artist/writer/provocateur Jean-Jacques Lebel leaves few stones unturned in an account of the surprisingly underrecognized, yet pivotal, French artist from the 1960s. Lebel was a...
Sub-rural #4, Frances Whitehead Interview

Sub-rural #4, Frances Whitehead Interview

By Paul Krainak Frances Whitehead is a longtime Chicago-based civic-practice artist, working internationally in her hybrid capacity as “embedded artist,” with technologists, designers, city planners, and citizen scientists to sort out pressing cultural, environmental,...
Sub-rural #3, Kohler Art Preserve

Sub-rural #3, Kohler Art Preserve

By Paul Krainak The Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin would be distinguished enough if it had only remained focused on the folk art and craft of regional artists. Wisconsin has a sizable population of visionary artists and crafters and the Center’s attention...
Sub-rural #2, Paul Shambroom

Sub-rural #2, Paul Shambroom

By Paul Krainak Decades before Pop Art and a subsequent stream of voyeuristic postmodern imagery, Clement Greenberg believed a micro-climate of introspective abstract art and an ill wind of kitsch was a public battleground. He reasoned that the latter quelled...