Jason Foumberg

Matthew Girson

Chicago Cultural Center

July 2014

Matthew Girson contemplates the Jewish American experience in his solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. “The Painter’s Other Library” comprises sixty-eight oil paintings and one video that portray three primary subjects: a … READ ON

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It Takes Practice

The 102nd College Art Association conference in Chicago

February 2014 CHICAGO

EVER WONDER why so many art and art history professors are leftist liberals? No, that’s not the setup for a joke. The answer may become clearer if I rephrase the question: What does social activism have to do with art and with teaching? … READ ON

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Faith Wilding

Faith Wilding on her life and work

February 2014

Born in 1943 in Paraguay, Faith Wilding is an artist, activist, and professor emerita of performance art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wilding was a key figure in the the nation’s first feminist art programs, at Fresno … READ ON

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Monika Baer

Monika Baer discusses her debut solo exhibition in a US museum

November 2013

Monika Baer lives and works in Berlin. Her first US museum solo exhibition runs through January 26, 2014, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show includes nearly thirty paintings spanning the past twenty-some years of Baer’s career, from… READ ON

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Josiah McElheny

Josiah McElheny talks about his exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago

September 2013

A new exhibition by Josiah McElheny sites The Club for Modern Fashions, a mock glass house, in the public exhibition space of a members-only art club in downtown Chicago. Performers wearing vintage fashions, from the 1920s through the 1970s,… READ ON

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Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Hyde Park Art Center

June 2013

In “Hall of Khan,” Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford makes daring use of a vast gallery at Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center. “Hall of Khan” is presented as a classical statue court, exploded into a carnival of perilously propped—and … READ ON

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Alex Jovanovich

Adds Donna

May 2013

Life’s pacing—from past to future, until death, and maybe beyond—provides the rhythmic texture for “Some Poor Girls,” Alex Jovanovich’s exhibition of eight objects: three projector slide shows, four graphite and black-ink drawings,… READ ON

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