The late American artist Chuck Close once famously said, “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” While the first part of that quote may be true, the second part undoubtedly is. It also explains why all of Close’s paintings look pretty much the same: formulaic and uninspired. […]
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Wicker Park arts spaces TriTriangle and No Nation face the ax
On Saturday, October 22, Wicker Park experimental arts space TriTriangle hosts a tenth-anniversary show featuring Chicago electronicist Rush Falknor, local free-jazz and new-music multi-instrumentalist Kyle Gregory Price, and media and performance artist Ryan Dunn, among others. Dunn lives at TriTriangle with his family and curates its performances, but the future of the space is in […]
Agenda: Fri 7/15/22
There’s no shortage of outdoor theater in Chicago in the summer, and Midsommer Flight is right in the mix with (appropriately enough) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening tonight at 6 PM in Lincoln Park (behind and across the street from the Lincoln Park Cultural Center at 2045 N. Lincoln Park West) and running there through […]
Interviewees: Alma Weiser, director of Heaven Gallery; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum curator of modern and contemporary art at the Block Museum of Art; Asha Iman Veal, associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography; Teresa Silva, executive and artistic director of the Chicago Artists Coalition; Edra Soto, artist and codirector of the […]
From radical literature to ‘schlock and awe’
Drag performances, classical Spanish dance, a radical book fair, b-movies, a ghostly tour of downtown, and some great cooperative community fairs and events are all on the agenda this week. Fri 10/15: If you’ve ever wanted to attend a gayer Met Gala, check out RUFFLES: Berlin Night Club’s “safe space for queer artists to showcase […]
Facs light a beacon with a new album of dark postpunk
Facs light a beacon with a new album of dark postpunk, Equity Arts hosts a talk about nurturing community cultural spaces, and more.
Stuck inside ain’t that bad
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator
Chicago’s Growing Concerns Poetry Collective use kindness to unite people against bigotry
The three members of Growing Concerns Poetry Collective all juggle other practices outside their collaboration. Their CVs are too extensive to discuss exhaustively, but poet McKenzie Chinn has built a career acting onstage (she’s a Goodman Theatre regular) and on TV (she has a recurring role on CBS’s Chicago-based drama The Red Line). She also […]
‘Fête Galante’ invites us to celebrate lavishly
An art party of women artists opens at Heaven Gallery.
Motherhood changes you—and your art
Gwendolyn Zabicki’s attention to time is the focus of her exhibition at Heaven Gallery.
Feast your eyes on these art exhibitions
This fall has plenty to offer from spaces big (Navy Pier) and small (Pilsen’s Baby Blue Gallery).
Chicago Zine Fest, Obscura Day 2017, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
Nasty Women Art Chicago, Osama Alomar, and more happenings from May 5-7.
Trumpeter Jaimie Branch finally spreads her wings
More than 12 years after her blazing debut on the Chicago jazz scene, trumpeter Jaimie Branch releases Fly or Die, her first album as a bandleader.
Best Local Designer Making Something New Out of Something Old
Her aesthetic is “complex simplicity,” clothes that seem minimal but have an elaborate construction.
Jamie Carter: Nigerien hit maker
How a Chicago indie rocker helped make a West African guitar band a sensation in Niger