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View of Jessica Stockholder's "Door Hinges," Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2015.
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Arielle Bier

Jessica Stockholder is an artist known for breaking conventions. Though her sprawling artworks are often referred to as installations, she defines her manifold combinations of color and everyday materials as sculpture.(1) The two floors of Kavi Gupta in Chicago—which entwine a curated group show, “ASSISTED,” with her own solo exhibition,... continue reading
John Sparagana’s “Crowds & Powder”

CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY, Chicago

View of John Sparagana, “Crowds & Powder” (on wall), Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, 2014.
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Daniel Tucker

It is tempting to venerate images of bodies gathered, simply because they are seductive. They contain the charge of all that is political—the possibility of power in conflict. For this reason, they appear consistently in the mediated distribution channels and propaganda produced by the powerful and the powerless alike, ranging... continue reading
Arturo Herrera’s “Series”

CORBETT VS. DEMPSEY, Chicago

View of Arturo Herrera "Series," Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, 2012.
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Michelle Grabner

Collage is Arturo Herrera’s preferred medium. He deploys its vast paper-based vocabulary the same way an abstract painter would activate a range of color, mark, stroke, and line. But it is the juxtaposition of disparate imagery, structural invention, and the disjunction of fragments and surfaces that drive his collages. Critic... continue reading
Rodney Graham

DONALD YOUNG GALLERY, Chicago

Rodney Graham, Leaping Hermit, 2011.
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Michelle Grabner

“Our culture hero is not the artist or reformer, not the saint or scientist, but the entrepreneur. (Think of Steve Jobs, our new deity.) Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” This cultural postulate... continue reading
View of, "Dear David Johnson," at moniquemeloche, Chicago, 2011.
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Michelle Grabner

Combining realist fiction with strains of truthiness, Rinus Van de Velde harnesses our contemporary compulsion for storytelling for its own sake, stating, “although the stories I create are fictional, I still try to believe in them.” But he also employs fiction as a literary device to undercut a host of... continue reading
Claire Sherman’s “Palms Wild”

KAVI GUPTA GALLERY, Chicago

Claire Sherman's "Palms Wild" at Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
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Michelle Grabner

Representational landscape is a risky genre. Its natural grandeur and boundless perspectives can seduce, instilling wonder and discovery. Yet more often, the genre triggers trite familiarity with both the subject and the material quality of the medium. Claire Sherman, however, with her nimble brushwork and compositional restraint, manages to navigate the perceptual underpinnings of landscape painting while confidently delivering its abstract realities. Back in the 19th... continue reading

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