Tuesday’s Video Pick

This week’s video pick is Bruce Nauman’s Walking in an Exaggerated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square (1967-68). Paul Garcia of Not Coming to a Theater Near You has a piece about it. You should also check out their blog to see some of the other films...
Semic and Asemic Writing in Art

Semic and Asemic Writing in Art

Not anti-semitic writing, dummy, asemic writing. Har har. But seriously, I’m digging on both these things today. First, the idea of asemia, or more specifically of asemic writing as it pertains to art which, despite my proclivities for this type of thing,...
Bad at Sports: Major League Art

Bad at Sports: Major League Art

Bad at Sports Summer Collection is up. Jerseys, Shirts, Stickers, Magnets & the Party Poster can all be found here. Take a look and have fun this summer with the beer, grills, sun and beach. It’s only a few weeks before the Fall season and cooler weather....
Antoine Catala’s “Couple in a Garden”

Antoine Catala’s “Couple in a Garden”

Tony Wight Gallery has become one of a handful of go-to galleries in Chicago where I consistently encounter paintings that get me to think more deeply about, well, painting. I hadn’t given that same level of consideration to video art in awhile, at least until...
Banff: The Residency

Banff: The Residency

Want to keep up with Bad at Sports’ own Duncan MacKenzie and Christian Kuras (who co-interviewed Mark Francis on Episode 197) on their artists-in-residential adventures at The Banff Center? Well, you can, you can. They’re blogging all about it here, and if...
Chicago Pocket Garden

Chicago Pocket Garden

Seen enroute to 65 Grand this weekend.  This is one of the many great things about summer in Chicago. You can see these kinds of ad-hoc gardens everywhere, if you look for them. Coincidentally, this weekend I also came across a book of photographs by Brad Temkin...