Tag Archives: Evan Carter

“Unreal Realms”

Five Outsider Artists at Intuit Gallery Since his work was revealed to the public in the early seventies and rose to worldly acclaim shortly thereafter, Henry Darger has become the rule by which outsider art is measured. “Unreal Realms,” on view at Intuit Gallery, presents a selection of works by five artists, including Darger, and proposes that they are all …

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“Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams”

Clearly the large paned glass windows that rise up from the floor of the Art Institute’s Modern Wing make the front of galleries 182-184 feel like a retail space. Artists who have exhibited here in the past have highlighted this affect, Lucy McKenzie being a prime example. In the current exhibition, South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere (born Capetown, 1984) …

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“Politics, Rhetoric, Pop”

For many of those engaged in Chicago’s art community, the work of the Imagists or the Hairy Who collective is a prominent milestone in the city’s artistic legacy. For others, this work plays second fiddle to the art historical moment happening in New York around the same time. Some arguments have been made that collectors of Hairy Who continue to promote the work in an effort to at least bolster its market …

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Camera Wields Power to Mediate/Manipulate

“Witness” is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art from now though February 19, 2017. “The Making of a Fugitive” is on view through December 4, 2016. A majority of the world’s population not only has access to the internet but also owns smart phones, according to Pew Research. This rapid expansion of technology generated a social space we are all familiar with but few …

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Between Certainty and Doubt

The Renaissance Society has been a forerunner of the contemporary avant-garde since its founding in 1915. Over the past year, it marked this legacy with a series of centennial exhibitions, panel discussions, film screenings, and performances that displayed the Ren’s customary confidence in its role as a grounded bastion for creative exploration. Weighing the celebration of the Ren’s history and …

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