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Roman Villarreal shapes the neighborhood

There’s conflict, grief, helplessness, loss, and also joy, camaraderie, and loyalty inhabiting artist Roman Villarreal’s south-side neighborhood and, consequently, the work he’s made there. All of this is on display in his first retrospective, “South Chicago Legacies,” at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.   Villarreal grew up in the Bush neighborhood on the […]

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Worlds Apart

Outsider Art: An Exploration of Chicago Collections at the Chicago Cultural Center, through February 23 Old Master Prints and Drawings 1450-1850 at R.S. Johnson Fine Art, through January 31 I’m looking at a painting by Uncle Jack Dey, one of about 400 works by “outsiders” now at the Chicago Cultural Center. In front of a […]