Interview with Cameron Crawford

Interview with Cameron Crawford

It occurred to me, after knowing sculptor Cameron Crawford for a while, that I thought of him first as a writer, not least of which because his conversations always sounded as if they should be recorded on paper – his language as if read. I saw Cameron read at...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/10-10/12)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/10-10/12)

1. The Space Between at Northeastern Illinois University Fine Art Center Gallery Work by Andrew Borowiec, Terry Evans, Juan Fernandez, Jason Reblando, Ross Sawyers, Chris Schedel, Greg Stimac, and Bob Thall. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Art Center Gallery is...
Lives Well Lived: The People’s Biennial 2014

Lives Well Lived: The People’s Biennial 2014

The second installment of a curatorial project by Jens Hoffmann and Harrell Fletcher, the People’s Biennial 2014 takes a stronger approach to its mission than the first. In 2010, the idea was to highlight five cities in the US that are not art centers and showcase the...

An Introduction to Relational Aesthetics and Social Practice

By the title of this essay I imply not that I am providing an introduction to this topic, for the uninitiated, from the perspective of experience.  Rather, I intend to share the experience of my own introduction to this topic, in preparation for a course I will be...
Jane Boyer: Repetition ain’t what it used to be

Jane Boyer: Repetition ain’t what it used to be

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: there’s a meme doing the rounds all about repetition. As philosophies go, it’s a little simplistic, suggesting nothing so much as a kind of nihilistic stoicism. So if you want the antidote, consider the next show due to open at No Format Gallery....
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/3-10/5)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (10/3-10/5)

1. It Ended with My Putting It On at Comfort Station Work by Matt Woodward and Wrekmeister Harmonies. Comfort Station is located at 1879 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 6-10pm. 2. Cowgirl in the Sand at The Hills Esthetic Center Work by Sara Condo. The Hills...