TOP 5 LISTS for 2013

TOP 5 LISTS for 2013

Guest Post by Britton Bertran I didn’t get out to see a lot art in Chicago this year as I was too happily busy being a Dad to the best little boy in the world.  Nonetheless, here are some lists of what I did see, what I didn’t, some predictions and some things...
YEAR OF THE SCAVENGER

YEAR OF THE SCAVENGER

It is an appropriation and an approach, but how do you approach appropriately, being in a banged out car and your aim the feel of not to feel it?

Ben Gest:  Laboring to Enact the Real

Ben Gest: Laboring to Enact the Real

Guest post by Virginia Konchan   Photography must annihilate itself as medium to be no longer a sign, but the thing itself.   —Roland Barthes   Ben Gest’s photorealist photography, comprised of stark, neo-classical tableaux, depicts alienated subjects...
The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

Guest Post by Autumn Hays  Over the last few years within the United States a growing interest has arisen in festivals that specialize in Performance Art, that offshoot of the visual Arts, who’s practices center around temporal body-based works. This...
Transcending Immediacy: A Conversation with Elijah Burgher

Transcending Immediacy: A Conversation with Elijah Burgher

By Kevin Blake   As Elijah Burgher’s solo show at Western Exhibitions comes to a close and he sets his sights on the 2014 Whitney Biennial, he weighs in on his practice. With a ‘no stone left unturned’ approach to his work, Burgher is tough to stump and...