Amanda Williams, an architect turned artist, has shifted her practice from constructing buildings, to making work that understands and reveals the social implications of how and when they are destroyed.
At Goldfinch gallery in Chicago, an exhibition pays homage to the plant species that thrive amid the city’s concrete plots.
There is no path, map, or cautionary lighting to help you find your winding way through this exhibition.
TRIUMPH, Ill. — For four confusing and awkward minutes my obscured face occupied the screen of a mixed-sex chat room on Cam4.
CHICAGO — On a grassy island surrounded by several roads at the center of Chicago’s Logan Square temporarily sits Jenny Polak’s “Mobile Speakers’ Podium for Citizens and Non-Citizens,” a creamy-white structure that at first glance looks like a miniature club house.
CHICAGO — I bend my head down, eyes shut tight, and reach my hands up over my head towards the center of the circle.
CHICAGO — Quickly darting up a cement cast of artist Jack Schneider’s left arm, Cthulhu, a brightly colored mantis shrimp, snatches a clam before retreating below a rock in a 75-gallon, acrylic tank.
CHICAGO — A poison ivy leaf is scary, if not panic-inducing.
CHICAGO — Finding its way onto porches, birdhouses, and neighborhood lemonade stands, the Terrain Biennial is currently installed in various domestic locations around Chicago and the world, inviting the public to take a bike or carpool to check out outdoor works by over 75 artists.
CHICAGO — According to Jason Salavon’s “The Master Index (Semaphore),” we are all a little more interested in Kanye West than masturbation.
CHICAGO — After the scene of Michael Brown’s death was staged at Guichard Gallery as an artwork this summer, there was a public discussion about the exhibition and the fact that it was created by an artist who identified as white, Ti-Rock Moore.
CHICAGO — The Institute for New Feeling (IfNf) visited Threewalls on July 16, bringing with it a small traveling exhibition and film screening.