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Industrious: Theaster Gates is Selling the Contents of a Now Closed Chicago Hardware Store in an Art Gallery

Industrious: Theaster Gates is Selling the Contents of a Now Closed Chicago Hardware Store in an Art Gallery

“Theaster Gates: How to Sell Hardware” at Gray Warehouse, Chicago   THE COLLECTING PRACTICE of Theaster Gates is about preserving archives and memorializing social history, cultural history, and changing urban landscapes. His artistic practice imagines new ways to activate, share, present, and reinvent the archives, as he does with his latest exhibition “Theaster Gates: How...
On View: 'Chase Hall: Half Note' at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

On View: ‘Chase Hall: Half Note’ at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions   THE TITLE of Chase Hall‘s new solo exhibition, “Half Note,” references both the improvisation of jazz and biracial identity. He explores both in a new series of portraits on view at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago. One of the paintings is named for a famous impromptu...
Chicago Painter is Central Character in New 'Candyman' Horror Film From Jordan Peele and Director Nia DaCosta

Chicago Painter is Central Character in New ‘Candyman’ Horror Film From Jordan Peele and Director Nia DaCosta

“Candyman” stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who also had roles in HBO’s “Watchmen” and Jordan Peele’s “Us.”   A NEW HORROR FILM from Jordan Peele weaves the contemporary art world and Chicago gentrification with an urban legend about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand. According to the legend, if you say Candyman five...
Mariane Ibrahim is Opening Her New Chicago Gallery in September with a Solo Exhibition Dedicated to Ayana V. Jackson

Mariane Ibrahim is Opening Her New Chicago Gallery in September with a Solo Exhibition Dedicated to Ayana V. Jackson

  AFTER SEVEN YEARS in Seattle, Mariane Ibrahim has moved her eponymous gallery to Chicago. The new gallery opens next month with an inaugural exhibition dedicated to Ayana V. Jackson, an American artist whose photography examines the construction of identity. Titled “Take Me to the Water,” the presentation will feature a new series of large-scale...
On View: 'Show Me Yours' with Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc at Monique Meloche in Chicago

On View: ‘Show Me Yours’ with Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc at Monique Meloche in Chicago

  On View presents images from noteworthy exhibitions THE UNIFYING THEME of “Show Me Yours” is not readily apparent, until you look closely. The exhibition features paintings by three emerging artists—Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc—each offering a unique interpretation of the nude form through the lens of identity. Rendered in electric pink,...
City of Chicago Pulls Kerry James Marshall Painting From Christie's Auction After Public Outcry and Artist's Objection to Sale

City of Chicago Pulls Kerry James Marshall Painting From Christie’s Auction After Public Outcry and Artist’s Objection to Sale

“Knowledge and Wonder” (1995) by Kerry James Marshall.   CHRISTIE’S WON’T BE SELLING “Knowledge and Wonder” by Kerry James Marshall after all. The 1995 site-specific mural was commissioned by the City of Chicago for the Legler Branch Library, where it was on display for more than two decades. On Oct. 1, the auction house announced...
Priced to Set New Artist Record, 'Past Times' by Kerry James Marshall is Consigned to Sotheby's by Chicago Convention Center

Priced to Set New Artist Record, ‘Past Times’ by Kerry James Marshall is Consigned to Sotheby’s by Chicago Convention Center

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, “Past Times,” 1997 (acrylic and collage on unstretched canvas). | Estimate $8 million-$12 million. Sold for $21.1 million including fees ($18.5 million hammer price). RECORD   MARQUIS WORKS BY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS are increasingly showing up at major auction houses. The latest is “Past Times” by Kerry James Marshall, which is being...
Kerry James Marshall Mural is Monumental Tribute to Women Who Have Shaped Chicago's Cultural Arts Scene

Kerry James Marshall Mural is Monumental Tribute to Women Who Have Shaped Chicago’s Cultural Arts Scene

BEFORE: His largest work to day, Kerry James Marshall’s mural is being installed at the Chicago Cultural Center in Garland Court. | Courtesy City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)   GENERATIONS OF WOMEN have made groundbreaking contributions to Chicago’s arts and culture scene. A new mural by painter Kerry James...
Culture Talk: Duke Professor Richard J. Powell on Archibald Motley

Culture Talk: Duke Professor Richard J. Powell on Archibald Motley

  THE NASHER MUSEUM OF ART at Duke University is infused with Chicago jazz and Paris blues. Since January 19, the museum has been exhibiting 45 paintings by Chicago artist Archibald J. Motley Jr. (1891-1981). “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” presents a rare opportunity to experience the work of one of the 20th century’s most...