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- A Banner Year By Elliot J. Reichert As this dismal year croaks, my usual histrionics fail me. No doomsday warning for what comes next can trump what has already taken place. The worst is not yet to come—No, it already came, and if we do not recognize it for what it is and refute it outright, we are doomed to acquiesce to its…
- Edra Soto's Really Good Year By Elliot J. Reichert This year, Newcity's Art 50 focuses on the artists who make Chicago more beautiful and challenge the city to imagine a better version of itself every day. No artist better exemplifies that practice than Edra Soto, a longtime Chicagoan whose interdisciplinary, conceptual practice takes on tradition and cross-cultural pollination with playful, joyous forms and constant collaboration. We sat…
- The Heart Is Where The Art Is: 3Arts Supports Diversity and Inclusion in Chicago's Art World The eleventh year of the Chicago-based arts philanthropic powerhouse's annual awards reaffirms the organization's commitment to supporting women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities.
- Art That Refuses to Be Walked All Over: A Review of Jessica Campbell at the Museum of Contemporary Art Campbell has a rare gift for revealing harsh truths with dark, funny, sumptuously textured pictures.
- The Art of Advertising: A Review of "Everyone’s Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground" These travel posters have a faith in our dynamic secular world that so much twentieth century art does not share (and not a single church is offered as a preferred destination!).
- A Timeless Art Waxes and Wanes: A Review of "Encaustic 2017" at the Bridgeport Art Center The ancient technique of wax-based painting finds new directions in this multifarious group show.