Sun, 25 June 2006
Thu, 22 June 2006
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
Sun, 18 June 2006
Wesley Kimler (painter, agitator, and co-founder of http://www.sharkforum.org) slices and dices the Chicago art world. Ouch. Wesley gives us the skinny on being an artist in Chicago, who is ruining the Chicago art world, and what we can do to start turning it all around. The man is not afraid to name names and calls for the heads of many a Chicago Art world insider. Chicago, meet the "Shark." Lets hope we are not his foe.
In theory, we will be in this week's Time Out Chicago!!!
Bad at Sports will be on auction for the 40000 moving support fund at Phyllis' Musical Inn (1800 W. Division St.) June 29th from 7-10pm (featuring a silent art and us auction and the musical stylings of Oh Charles!)
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Sun, 18 June 2006
This story is so damn weird I don't know what to think...why do this...what would you do with them....people actually paid money to see that movie....what next?!?!
From the Chicago Tribune
Employee charged in theft at gallery
Artist, suspect know vastly different fame
By Charles Sheehan
Tribune staff reporter
Published June 18, 2006
An artist whose work has become a hot commodity after it was featured prominently in the movie "The Break-Up" was the victim of a break-in at her Chicago gallery.
Investigators now say it was an inside job. On Saturday a Cook County Criminal Court judge ordered an intern from Francine Turk Gallerie held on $50,000 bail.
Michael Gutweiler, 23, a graphic arts student at Columbia College, said nothing during his hearing before Judge Thomas Hennelly. Gutweiler has been charged with felony burglary.
Turk said that since her work appeared in the condominium at the heart of the Chicago-based film starring Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn, collectors have been snapping up everything she creates.
"It's just been such a frenzy with people grabbing my work left and right that I can't make it fast enough," she said. "I think he saw the frenzy, and one thing led to another."
Witnesses said two men in black ski masks smashed through a glass front door at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the South Loop gallery, grabbed 10 paintings and sped off in a maroon van, Officer Kristina Schuler said.
The paintings have not been found, and nobody else has been charged, police said.
Gutweiler, who grew up in St. Louis, was the subject of a 2004 profile in the Tribune.
On Oct. 19, 1998, St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little ran a stoplight in a sport-utility vehicle and smashed into the car driven by Susan Gutweiler, Michael Gutweiler's mother.
She died 12 hours later. Michael Gutweiler was 15 at the time.
Little pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 4 years' probation and 1,000 hours' community service.
In an interview with Tribune sports columnist Rick Morrissey, Gutweiler said that his mother's death had ruined his life.
He told Morrissey that after the accident, he quit playing ice hockey and soccer. He withdrew from friends and stopped taking medication for Tourette's syndrome, he said.
Turk said she posted a job for a summer intern on the Columbia College Web site seeking help in the wake of her newfound fame.
Gutweiler was hired in May, she said.
Detectives told her almost immediately that the theft was an inside job and asked Turk for a list of employees.
Court documents say Gutweiler had a pellet gun tucked in his waistband. The gun may have been used to shoot out the glass front door, police said.
Gutweiler is scheduled to appear in court again June 23.
Calls to Gutweiler's father's home in St. Louis were not returned Saturday.
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 10:48am EDT
Sun, 18 June 2006
From Art or Idiocy?
RE: Maureen Gallace
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 10:24am EDT
Sun, 18 June 2006
Art student knits her own ferrari!
Category:Art Events! -- posted at: 9:48am EDT
Sun, 11 June 2006
Oh dear. It is a review-a-ton. For those of you who wondered why Duncan had been muzzled as of late, your answer is here as he and Amanda rant with willful abandon (mostly Duncan). Once again he brings shame to his family as we review shows at VON ZWECK, The Mars Gallery, NOVA, Garden Fresh, Live Box, Kasia Kay, Navta Schulz Gallery, Rowland Contemporary, Schopf Gallery, and Three Walls. Ouch. Not a lot of love here. But so far everyone is still alive.
"Negative" this you blogosphere jerks.
That British Journal that Duncan Spoke of
Sat, 3 June 2006
This week we corner MCA Chicago Curator and generally popular guy, Dominic Molon. We ask him about Wolfgang Tillmans and what the MCA thinks it's doing for Chicago Art. Joy Division! Photography! The Challanges of the '12x12' project! What is wrong with the 12 x 12 series? Dominic explains whose fault it really is that Chicago Artists are not getting out there. We also discuss the latest installment of the Focus series: Maureen Gallace.
Duncan and Richard again "shit" the bed with formal and public apologies to Museum Curators and please, let this stand as our apology to the little people out there: We meant no disrespect. Your size is just... just... just... funny? Is it OK to admit that in this sort of thing? Duncan and Richard are stupid, is that OK? Amanda is lovely, so it's OK if she is occasionally slow. Oh yeah, and Duncan grossly miscalculates his role at Bad at Sports and tries to fire everyone. He is still begging to get back on the show and we'll have to see about that.
Next Week: it is Angry Letter time as The Boys and Girl hit the streets for a review frenzie.
For some reason there is lots of naughty language in this show, not for the sensitive listeners, as if we had them.