Episode 186: The Print Show for Southern Graphics

March 22, 2009 · Print This Article

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It’s all Duncan all the time this week. This week’s show is a three for the price of one deal!

In preparation for the biggest printmaking event of the year, the Southern Graphics Council meeting for 2009 hosted by Chicago’s Columbia College, Duncan interrogates Mark Pascale (Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago), Debora Wood (Senior Curator, Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum) and Christine Tarkowski (Associate Professor, Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) about the current state of Printmaking as an autonomous art form and its position in the academy.

We had better see all of you in Wicker Park this Friday for a kick ass set of openings at the Green Lantern, Roots and Culture, Llyod Dobbler, and Heaven!

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Episode 185: Chris Ware

March 15, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Duncan and Richard are extremely excited to talk to legendary cartoonist Chris Ware!

They discuss Chris’s work and career and much, much more. Duncan pokes fun at Richard for being a dork! Much mirth, music, and mayhem is had by all. This show is not to be missed!!!

Photo by Tom VanEndye. [Read more]

Episode 184: Joseph del Pesco

March 10, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week the San Francisco Bureau continues their series of critics round tables. Patrica and Brian are joined by the curator Joseph del Pesco, as they take a look at the early exhibitions of 2009 in the Bay Area. During the conversation they discuss Dave Lane, Heny Darger, Mads Lynnerup, Paul McCarthy, Coulter Jacobsen, and more. [Read more]

Episode 183: Steve Walters and Jay Ryan

March 1, 2009 · Print This Article

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This week: Dude, what is up with the Chicago Poster scene?

Well. Mike Benedetto might know…

Turns out Mike dragged Steve Walters (the Chicago Poster Godfather) and Jay Ryan (national poster art phenomenon) into the Bad at Sports world to interrogate the scene they helped build, how they understand their art, and the future of this scene. Duncan’s world was changed forever.

ALSO: Salvador Castillo talks to the people behind the Texas Biennial! [Read more]

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]