Bad at Sports Art Review
Episode 16: Our First Annual Holiday Special
Ho ho ho! We are starting official traditions for our show: the first annual holiday special!!!
And,DON’T MISS IT: Be sure to check out the nice press mention about Bad at Sports in this week’s New City!
Yes, as promised, the holiday special show! Lots of great yuletide music for your egg-nog-drinking pleasure. While the majority of funny, holiday-related songs are Christmas oriented, I did find one fairly obvious and hilarious Hanukkah song, and a song or two that are utterly secular. Sadly, the few other novelty Hanukkah songs I could find were either not funny or offensive in a way that isn’t funny, so the Jewish audience gets one small musical nod of the head. (I tried!)
And, for NEXT WEEK:
Back to the art biz! Death by Design! Damn! And despite the fact that Gallery 400 has worked to sully our good name, we rise above and still give them press, basking the entire time in the soft, warm glow of our moral superiority.
This archive has been taken offline, check in next year for more holiday mirth!
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Libsyn is giving me a rash, it shouldn’t take 8 f-ing hours and 29 tries to upload a file.
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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