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  • One-Year-Anniversary

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

    #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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    Community Supported Art

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    Little known fact: I spend 11 months of the year carefully dwelling on the tax implications of all of my decisions and with the assistance of my lovely accountant most […]

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  • “Avadim hayyinu” — the sun, the sand and some Hebrews, Image Courtesy of Spertus Institute

    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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  • Jennifer Yorke, Image courtesy of Packer Schopf Gallery

    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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Image Courtesy of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

    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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  • Moore/Moloney sound check nerd-out moment

    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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  • Rolling into the Windy City

    Off the Rails with Station to Station part III: Rolling Toward the Midwest

    Friday, November 1, 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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    SOFA Chicago

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    On Thursday, October 31, 2013 the 20th Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair will be hosting its opening night preview in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Running through […]

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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 […]

Read More
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: […]

Read More
img926
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 […]

Read More

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

feat
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 , […]

feat
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 […]

img926
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 […]

image12
Jan
9

Community Supported Art

Little known fact: I spend 11 months of the year carefully dwelling on the tax implications of all of my decisions and with the assistance of my lovely accountant most […]

“Avadim hayyinu” — the sun, the sand and some Hebrews, Image Courtesy of Spertus Institute
Jan
6

Woof and Drash: Weaving the Jewish Experience

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 […]

http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/violence-and-virtue-artemisia-gentileschi-s-judith-slaying-holofernes
Jan
3

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

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 […]

Jennifer Yorke, Image courtesy of Packer Schopf Gallery
Jan
3

3 Solo Shows

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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