Episode 41: Blathering

June 11, 2006 · Print This Article

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Oh dear. It is a review-a-ton.

For those of you who wondered why Duncan had been muzzled as of late, your answer is here as he and Amanda rant with willful abandon (mostly Duncan).

Once again he brings shame to his family as we review shows at VON ZWECK, The Mars Gallery, NOVA, Garden Fresh, Live Box, Kasia Kay, Navta Schulz Gallery, Rowland Contemporary, Schopf Gallery, and Three Walls.

Ouch. Not a lot of love here. But so far everyone is still alive.

“Negative” this you blogosphere jerks.

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Episode 40: Dominic Molon

June 3, 2006 · Print This Article

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This week we corner MCA Chicago Curator and generally popular guy, Dominic Molon. We ask him about Wolfgang Tillmans and what the MCA thinks it’s doing for Chicago Art. Joy Division! Photography! The Challanges of the ’12×12′ project! What is wrong with the 12 x 12 series?

Dominic explains whose fault it really is that Chicago Artists are not getting out there. We also discuss the latest installment of the Focus series: Maureen Gallace.
Duncan and Richard again “shit” the bed with formal and public apologies to Museum Curators and please, let this stand as our apology to the little people out there: We meant no disrespect. Your size is just… just… just… funny?

Is it OK to admit that in this sort of thing? Duncan and Richard are stupid, is that OK? Amanda is lovely, so it’s OK if she is occasionally slow. Oh yeah, and Duncan grossly miscalculates his role at Bad at Sports and tries to fire everyone. He is still begging to get back on the show and we’ll have to see about that.

Next Week: it is Angry Letter time as The Boys and Girl hit the streets for a review frenzie.

For some reason there is lots of naughty language in this show, not for the sensitive listeners, as if we had them.

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Episode 39: Lane Relyea part deux!

May 27, 2006 · Print This Article

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Lane Relyea is back for more mirth, music, and mayhem

What is the future of art criticism? What is wrong with art students today?

Are we too hung up on artist from the 80’s?

Are you wrong for holding a day job? Is Pollock mainstream?

Is Death Cab for Cutie lame compared to the Postal Service? Why is Lane so hung up on ties?

Is Amanda pregnant? Does Richard have three weeks to live? Will Duncan ever be allowed to use the mic?

All of these questions and so much more talked about in this action packed sequel to Episode 32.

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Episode 38: James Yood

May 21, 2006 · Print This Article

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Richard, Duncan and Amanda venture off to the lovely home of James Yood, critic of Artforum, and professor at SAIC. We talk about the raw humorless power of the Chicago art scene and reminice about days gone by…..oh boy. Houston checks in!

Episode 37: Reviews!!!

May 14, 2006 · Print This Article

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Reviews of loads of shows from Chicago, New York, LA, and Boston. bigredandshiny.com checks in from Boston, Nathan Rogers-Madsen reviews the Whitney Biennial, The BAS crew talks about LA, Art School Confidential, and the current crop of shows here in Chicago. Plus talk about pirates!

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