Mining the Mother Lode: Chicago Artists Deliver

Mining the Mother Lode: Chicago Artists Deliver

Lise McKean Some artists are bad at sports, some artists are good sports. Feminists are artists. Some mothers are feminists, some artists are feminists and mothers. As mammals, we’re all born from mothers. Mothers and mothering make the world go round and keep...
EDITION #37

EDITION #37

Reading is Fundamental And half the fun. EXPO coverage with a beyond Sunday shelf-life. The L@@K We’re mostly here for the outfits anyway right!? Loved Isa Giallorenzo’s take on outfits and art in her Chicago Looks for NewCity post from EXPO Chicago....

Being cool and easy-going with Arturo Ortiz Struck

I met Arturo Ortiz Struck at his studio in Polanco, around the corner from the Libyan Embassy. I was surprised—I don’t know why, it’s been more than two years since the Arab Spring bled out into autocracy, terror, and disarray, metastasizing into brutal land grabs and...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/19-9/21)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (9/19-9/21)

1. A Home Coming at Antena Work by Cara Megan Lewis and Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera. Antena is located at 1755 S. Laflin St. Reception Friday, 6-10pm. 2. Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971 at The Graham Foundation Collaborative works from...
Holding Time – One View of Twin Cities

Holding Time – One View of Twin Cities

As I walk through exhibitions, I find myself staring around the works on display, straining to see how paintings are hung from the walls, how sculptures rise from the floor. I look for projectors and speakers. I stare at the benches and chairs, the corners of walls,...
Report from Indianapolis: Lauren Zoll

Report from Indianapolis: Lauren Zoll

Guest post by Nicole Mauser I recently visited the studio of Indianapolis-based artist, Lauren Zoll. Her work oscillates between drawing, painting, sculpture, video and installation. Throughout the studio visit some large and reflective black latex paint sculptures...