A few years back, Newcity teamed up with Tribeca Flashpoint students to craft video profiles of Chicago artists and artist collectives. Starting this week, we’ll publish the best of them. If you’re interested in contributing a video profile to Newcity Art, email email@example.com
- Surreal Dreamworlds Collaged with Social Justice: A Review of Della Wells at the Loyola University Art Museum Sometimes the artist delivers a sense of triumph and strength associated with the watershed events of the Civil Rights era. Other times the collages feel sad and claustrophobic. Together, these works document something much more historic than just the artist’s own life.
- From the Holocaust to Woodlawn: "Sculpting a Chicago Artist" at the Koehnline Museum An exhibition in the suburbs uncovers the European roots of Chicago's most prolific sculptor.
- Drawing a Portrait of America RECOMMENDED As George Clark tells it, fifty years ago instructors at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago convinced him that figurative painting had no future, so he went into commercial illustration. The Hairy Who soon proved this hypothesis wrong. But Chicago Imagism was not the kind of figurative painting that Clark would later pursue. Rather than painting the…
- A Tale of Two Americas: A Review of Rafael Francisco Salas at Milwaukee’s Portrait Society Gallery The small tensions present throughout the body of work exude more bluegrass and country harmony than discord.
- Eyes Wide Shut: The Artist as Producer By Stephen F. Eisenman Artists have fretted about capitalism for more than two-hundred years. Soon after Adam Smith wrote “The Wealth of Nations,” the poet and artist William Blake dampened enthusiasm for capitalism and its culture. He attacked “fashionable fools” who produced “contemptible works” for sale in the art marketplace, and worried about “dark Satanic mills” spoiling “England’s green and…
- Artist of the Moment 2018: Rashayla Marie Brown She is globe-trotting more than ever, building new ways of speaking her distinct perspective to an ever-expanding audience.