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    Chicago Artist Fills Potholes With Amazing Mosaics

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    I think its apparent that Chicago based artist, Jim Bachor got tired of his city’s pothole problem. These beautiful flower adorned mosaics are more than just a axle saver – […]

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    MY DOG SIGHS DEBUT US SOLO SHOW STARTS WITH A BANG

    Friday, September 5, 2014

      My Dog Sighs has big plans for Chicago, after all, his USA debut solo exhibition ‘LOST AND FOUND’ is being held at Vertical Gallery, September 6 – 27th, 2014. […]

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  • Christopher Wool. Apocalypse Now, 1988. Image courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/christopher-wool

    Christopher Wool

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    In 2009 I moved from a tightly knit small city to New York. I spent my first two weekends holed up in my tiny and overpriced apartment, venturing out only […]

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    PAPER JAM – Our fav gallery’s one year anniversary show

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Vertical Gallery, the popular urban-contemporary art gallery located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, is proud to present their one-year anniversary show PAPER JAM. The gallery has partnered with […]

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    VOTE :: Who is your favorite art critic in Chicago?

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Hey Art Nerds! We’re launching our first Art Nerd Poll this week in honor of Armory Arts Week and the Whitney Biennial Opening!!  Throughout the month of March, all Art Nerd City Guides will host this artnerdy popularity […]

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    Three Sides To Every Story

    Friday, February 28, 2014

    Our friends at Vertical Gallery are proud to present a solo show with Chicago artist Grant William Thye. Three Sides To Every Story will feature three different styles of work: […]

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    #UnlockArt Film Series

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    The Tate Gallery in partnership with Le Méridien hotels, have recently released a fantastic art history web series #UnlockArt. Over eight months, eight important contemporary art themes and issues in today’s […]

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    Woof and Drash: Weaving the Jewish Experience

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    If you are interested in being charmed out of your mind, I’d recommend stopping by Spertus Institute and checking out Berit Engen debut tapestry show. Engen began weaving as a […]

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    Last Chance to See Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith Slaying Holofernes”

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    Get ready to brave the frigid temperatures, because this weekend is your last chance to see the gruesome, yet powerful, Baroque masterpiece “Judith Slaying Holofernes” by Artemisia Gentileschi at the Art […]

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    3 Solo Shows

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    In January Packer Schopf Gallery will be opening it’s first show of winter with 3 Solo Shows, featuring Robert Horvath, Monica Rezman and Jennifer Yorke. Robert Horvath’s Excitotoxisms will be […]

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    Ceramics / Glass

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    This Friday Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will be opening Ceramics / Glass. Many of the artists being featured are locally based, and UIMA will be featuring glass and clay […]

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    One of a Kind Show

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    I love the holiday season because it not only brings the people I care about most together, but also excuses excessive eating and shopping. I personally believe that presents should […]

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    Opening the Vaults

    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    The Columbian Exposition is a major defining point of the City of Chicago.  While the 1893 World’s Fair was formally held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival […]

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    Deck the Halls @VerticalGallery

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Vertical Gallery is proud to present Deck the Halls, a group art show with all work on skateboard decks. The show will feature 50 local, national and international artists and […]

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    Off the Rails with Station to Station part IV: Union Station Happening

    Saturday, November 2, 2013

    Editor’s Note: We are pleased to present a series of Art Nerd ‘On the Inside Tip’ posts by Stacy Conde! Stacy spent the better part of September 2013 on Doug […]

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Nov
14

Vertical Gallery Chicago Year-end Holiday Show ARTmageddon

  Vertical Gallery is proud to present ARTmageddon, a holiday group show, November 15 – December 24, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15, 6-10pm. The show will […]

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Sep
5

MY DOG SIGHS DEBUT US SOLO SHOW STARTS WITH A BANG

  My Dog Sighs has big plans for Chicago, after all, his USA debut solo exhibition ‘LOST AND FOUND’ is being held at Vertical Gallery, September 6 – 27th, 2014. […]

Read More
Christopher Wool. Apocalypse Now, 1988. Image courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/christopher-wool
Apr
30

Christopher Wool

In 2009 I moved from a tightly knit small city to New York. I spent my first two weekends holed up in my tiny and overpriced apartment, venturing out only […]

Read More

Martin Whatson_Kingdom for a crown multi_Vertical Gallery_2014
Nov
14

Vertical Gallery Chicago Year-end Holiday Show ARTmageddon

  Vertical Gallery is proud to present ARTmageddon, a holiday group show, November 15 – December 24, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15, 6-10pm. The show will […]

flowers-6
Nov
12

Chicago Artist Fills Potholes With Amazing Mosaics

I think its apparent that Chicago based artist, Jim Bachor got tired of his city’s pothole problem. These beautiful flower adorned mosaics are more than just a axle saver – […]

photo 1
Sep
5

MY DOG SIGHS DEBUT US SOLO SHOW STARTS WITH A BANG

  My Dog Sighs has big plans for Chicago, after all, his USA debut solo exhibition ‘LOST AND FOUND’ is being held at Vertical Gallery, September 6 – 27th, 2014. […]

Christopher Wool. Apocalypse Now, 1988. Image courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/christopher-wool
Apr
30

Christopher Wool

In 2009 I moved from a tightly knit small city to New York. I spent my first two weekends holed up in my tiny and overpriced apartment, venturing out only […]

One-Year-Anniversary
Apr
7

PAPER JAM – Our fav gallery’s one year anniversary show

Vertical Gallery, the popular urban-contemporary art gallery located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, is proud to present their one-year anniversary show PAPER JAM. The gallery has partnered with […]

ChicagoArtCritics600x360
Mar
3

VOTE :: Who is your favorite art critic in Chicago?

Hey Art Nerds! We’re launching our first Art Nerd Poll this week in honor of Armory Arts Week and the Whitney Biennial Opening!!  Throughout the month of March, all Art Nerd City Guides will host this artnerdy popularity […]

Untitled
Feb
28

Three Sides To Every Story

Our friends at Vertical Gallery are proud to present a solo show with Chicago artist Grant William Thye. Three Sides To Every Story will feature three different styles of work: […]

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Jan
30

Artists Inspiring Artists- Barnaby Whitfield and Battenberg-Cartwright

Barnaby Whitfield‘s haunting pastels are inspiring- I even have one myself. Fashion designers Battenberg-Cartwright were so inspired by the artist’s work that they designed an entire collection around it! Their collection , […]

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Jan
29

Artist Jon Burgerman shot in NYC subway!

Jon Burgerman is brilliant- from his doodles to his epic murals, his songs about soya and his entertainingly educational talks. I also love his sense of humor. This is the […]

Monika Baer, Image courtesy of BOMB Magazine
Jan
29

The Art Institute of Chicago Presents Monika Baer

Monika Baer’s first US solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago includes nearly thirty paintings from the past twenty years of her career.  I am a big fan of […]

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Jan
29

The American New Wave Film Series

I am a total film fanatic, a tried and true cinefile. I’m always on the lookout for good films and rare screenings in Chicago. I am so excited to attend […]

Jemima Kirke of Girls narrates the Women in Art film, part of the #UnlockArt series. Image via Tate.
Jan
28

#UnlockArt Film Series

The Tate Gallery in partnership with Le Méridien hotels, have recently released a fantastic art history web series #UnlockArt. Over eight months, eight important contemporary art themes and issues in today’s […]

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