Jim Barry, RIP

Jim Barry, RIP

Sad news for all of us who knew him. From Philip von Zweck… Jim Barry’s last Facebook post was on July 10. The part in English simply said “Tonight I’m missing cowboys and SAIC… (the good parts).” Jim suffered a heart attack while waiting for a bus to work...
What You Should Have Noticed in July

What You Should Have Noticed in July

Good god damn, summer in Chicago! The storms, the ‘fests, the beautiful bodies, the fruit flies, and most of all the regular monthly blog posts. This year’s most tolerable season in Chicago has brought with it plenty of new beginnings and other moves:...
Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/25-7/27)

Top 5 Weekend Picks! (7/25-7/27)

1. Addendum at Chicago Artists Coalition Curated by John Marks and David Petersen, with work by Luke Aleckson, Allen Brewer, Casey Deming, Kristina Estell, Katelyn Farstad, Isa Gagarin, Peter Happel Christian, Jess Hirsch, Jonathan Kaiser, Tynan Kerr, Andie Mazorol,...
Matthew Girson: Seeing Slowly in Dark Light

Matthew Girson: Seeing Slowly in Dark Light

The Painter’s Other Library, oil on Alupanel, 36 panels, each 16 x 32”, 2014 Guest Post by Anne Harris Matthew Girson is out of step. In our era of split-second digital dissemination, he paints meticulously crafted still lifes that are impossible to reproduce....
EDITION #34 – Notes from Camp (ACRE Residency)

EDITION #34 – Notes from Camp (ACRE Residency)

Vinarsky custom Print Shack sign. Screen Printing Studio Dubbed “Print Shack” Baby, that’s where it’s at As any ACRE alumni knows, the screen printing studio is one of the most utilized facilities at the residency. It takes a printing and...
Feeling great with Lane Relyea

Feeling great with Lane Relyea

I met Lane Relyea, chair of the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University and author of the recent book Your Everyday Art World, at the Edgewater Lounge on the north side of Chicago. While we talked, Brazil lost to the Netherlands 0-3, an...