Goffo at NEXT

Goffo at NEXT

Goffo, the show of prints, multiples, artist’s books and editions at NEXT, was terrific. Lots of affordable art, presesented in a casual, laid-back, communal atmosphere. My favorite part of the...
I went to NEXT and all I got was this

I went to NEXT and all I got was this

oh-so-soft t-shirt, by artist Erin Allen at Maniac Gallery. Seriously, the thing is super-soft, I’m not usually a t-shirt wearer but I love this and it fits me perfectly and I haven’t wanted to take it off since I bought it. Which could spell trouble for...
Art Chicago Wrapup: Special Exhibitions Edition

Art Chicago Wrapup: Special Exhibitions Edition

Today I’ll be posting some images and brief commentary on this past weekend’s Artropolis/Art Chicago/NEXT fairs. There was a lot to see and unfortunately I couldn’t adequately document it all, so consider these posts in terms of what they’re...
Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy

On Sunday I went to Doc Films to check out Kelly Reichardt’s (“Old Joy”, “River of Grass”) latest film “Wendy and Lucy”. The film is only 120 minutes. In that time we wander through a Pacific Northwest town as Wendy (Michelle...
What to say about Jim Jarmusch’s new film?

What to say about Jim Jarmusch’s new film?

From the opening shot of Isaach de Bankole waving Tai Chi gestures in a bathroom stall, I could see this was a beautifully composed film.  From the first line, “You don’t speak Spanish, right?” it was also clear that this would be a Jarmush film. ...