Art & Museums, Gallery, Photography

Review: The Photography of Seung Jae Kim Captures Dramatic Views of Forests

Seung Jae Kim,_Light on Passage

Black-and-white photography has often been viewed as a powerful way to depict landscapes and nature. Unlike color photography, monochrome images can better emphasize the interplay of light and shadow, texture, […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Painting & sculpture, Photography

Review: Compelling Viewpoints of Earth and Sky at Triple R Gallery

Bewteen the Steps of Muduhr

The current exhibition at Triple R Gallery—Touch the Sky and Feel the Earth—displays 26 works by photographer Kelly Manteck  and painter Evan Koby Foster. Although they work in different mediums, […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Photography

Review: Ronit Bezalel’s Portrait Photography Captures the Essence of Human Nature

Ronit Bezalel, Birdkiss

One of the most popular genres throughout the history of photography is portraiture. Even though it has been popular since the mid 1800s, it’s safe to say that in the […]

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Art & Museums, Feature, Gallery, Installation

345 Art Gallery’s Culture Capsule Exhibit Resonates with East Garfield Community by Reflecting the Black Experience 

Author: Sarah Luyengi Tucked away in East Garfield Park, the 345 Art Gallery is a home for local artists and students to display their creative work. Formerly a storefront church, […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Mixed media, Painting & sculpture, Photography

Review: Diverse Views of Abstract Art at the Oak Park Art League

Rhoda Bernstein, Look In Every Window

The current exhibition at the Oak Park Art League, Abstracted Abstractions, explores the diverse elements of abstract art. On display are 59 works by 39 artists that include a wide […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Mixed media, Museum, Painting & sculpture, Sculpture

Review: The Sculptures of Dr. Charles Smith Address Racism from a Historical Perspective

Dr. Charles Smith

The current exhibition at the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) displays the artwork of Dr. Charles Smith (born 1940) who is a sculptor, a US Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam, and […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Photography

Review: The Photography of Monica Kass Rogers Captures Abstract Views of Chicago Alleys

Monica Kass Rogers, Duly Noted

One of the most underappreciated features in Chicago is the extensive network of alleys. According to statistics from the City of Chicago, there are approximately 1,900 miles of alleys (about […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Mixed media, Painting & sculpture, Photography

Review: Exhibits at Wrightwood 659 Portray The First Homosexuals Along with Michiko Itatani’s Celestial Stages

Two compelling exhibits are on display at Wrightwood 659, the Lincoln Park gallery dedicated to exhibiting socially engaged art and architecture. Michiko Itatani: Celestial Stage celebrates the work of the […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Photography

Review: The Photography of Maura Z—An Ode to Gray

Maura Z, The Tree of Life

Over the past 20 years, with advances made in digital and phone cameras, many of us feel the best way to capture a scene is by taking a color photo. […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Mixed media, Painting & sculpture

Review: The Vibrant Art of Arturo Reyes at Triple R Gallery

Arturo Reyes, “I am Woman.”

It’s natural for most critics as well as the general public to categorize various forms of art. Giving labels to artistic expression can be helpful when it gives context to […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Mixed media

On the Road: Basquiat Exhibit in Chelsea Is a Family Tribute and Insight Into His Legacy

This New York exhibit of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat feels particularly at home in its current environment. The beautifully arranged display, extended through January 1, is nestled into an […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Installation, Mixed media, Sculpture

Review: Six Artists Imagine All That Glows in the Dark of Democracy at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery

It’s two months until our midterm elections. And four weeks for you to find some electoral insights by checking out All That Glows in the Dark of Democracy, an interactive exhibition […]

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