Top 5 Weekend Picks! (8/7-8/9)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (8/7-8/9)

1. Ask the Oracle at Heaven Gallery Work by Claire Arctander, Ann Gaziano, Annie Kielman and AP Shrewsbury. Heaven Gallery is located at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Fl. Reception Friday, 7-11pm. 2. Public Collectors: Hardcore Architecture at The Franklin Work by Marc...
Artist Residencies:  Are They Worth It?  (Part 2 of 2)

Artist Residencies: Are They Worth It? (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from last month) I’ve attended two residencies, one at Vermont Studio Center in August 2007, and one at LillStreet Art Center in Chicago in spring of 2008. The two programs were as different from each other as they could be, and provide some context...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/24-7/26)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/24-7/26)

1. Hafgerdingar at Chicago Artists Coalition Work by Erik L. Peterson. Chicago Artists Coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm. 2. Halfway to Equilibrium at Chicago Artists Coalition Work by Stevie Hanley, Esau McGhee and Hui-min Tsen....
Forest for the Trees

Forest for the Trees

I have been distracted in exhibitions recently. My eyes are drawn from the work on the walls to the wall color, the arrangement of work, the lighting, the electrical outlets near the floor, the shadows and conversations of other viewers. I start by looking at the...