Ass-kicking Mama Artists at NEXT

Ass-kicking Mama Artists at NEXT

This piece, exhibited at Gallery 400’s ‘Better to light a candle than curse the dark’ presentation at NEXT/Art Chicago, wins my award for most personally meaningful work of art encountered at the Merchandise Mart. Last Friday, I rounded a corner and...
The Hairy Who and Imagist Legacy at Art Chicago

The Hairy Who and Imagist Legacy at Art Chicago

“Harry who?” While a lot of the art featured in the booths on the 12th floor of Art Chicago wasn’t really my cup of tea, I did like all of the special exhibition projects, especially Lynn Warren’s side-by-side presentations of “The Hairy...

Wearable Horse Hoof Prosthetics

Some find these creepy, others strangely erotic. Check out the demo for the Digigrade leg extensions created by Seattle artist Kim Graham. (via Boing Boing via TYWKIWDBI)....
NEXT Fair Follies

NEXT Fair Follies

Rarely have I felt the sting of my own digital poverty to the degree that I did today, my first day at Art Chicago, which would have been so much more pleasant had I not been lugging a flippin’ laptop around for hours (I thought they’d have Wi-Fi in the...
World Bodypainting Festival

World Bodypainting Festival

The World Bodypainting Festival is almost here and there is still time to get your tickets to Seeboden, Austria. From their website: “Since 1998 Europe’s most colourful event has taken place every year in Seeboden, Austria. The “World Bodypainting...
Kevin Stanton on The Chicago Art Parade

Kevin Stanton on The Chicago Art Parade

I first met Kevin Stanton several years ago at the old Western Exhibition’s space. He was wearing a pair of gold Adidas Forest Hills. This detail probably doesn’t matter but I was impressed with someone that could pull off a pair of gold shoes. Kevin has...