There’s a young person smiling, posing—hand on their hip—in front of a lit-up sign that reads: “EMPOWER WOMEN.” It intermittently flashes to include ED, making it “EMPOWERED.” The photo is snapped, the couple walks on. I’ve just entered Andrea Bowers’s retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Since the 90s, Bowers has been making […]
There’s more to fellatio than just a climax. It’s absolutely frightening, holding something that fragile in between your teeth, and hoping, wishing, praying that you’re perfecting the act— the duty of the illustrious blow job. Comedian and author Jacqueline Novak dives right into those anxieties in her one-woman show, Get on Your Knees. The salaciousness, […]
Skin and stone, organic and sterile, hard and soft: juxtapositions aren’t new in art. This push-and-pull tactic has been done, and done again, but it’s not always executed well. New York-based artist Hannah Levy manages to push and pull her viewers in the right direction for her new solo exhibition, “Hannah Levy: Surplus Tension,” now […]
About a month ago, I saw a magnet being hurled over the 18th Street Bridge. Initially, I brushed it off and I continued to stroll along the Chicago River bank with my friends. But the sound of the splash carried some weight, like an anchor or rock colliding with the water. I expected the line […]
The new art space, Juliet Art House, introduces the work of Rebecca Baruc.
And the massive survey of artists does it well.
Workers at the pioneering south side space organize against unfair labor practices.
This common condition affects more people than we think. We shouldn’t ignore it anymore.
Evoking memory and mystery, two artists collaborate on an art piece.
Working with the unknown encourages the “known.”
Anything goes during this evening on Twitch.
Tufting their way through the pandemic
When the pandemic hit, I ran to the woods.
Landscape photographer scott b. davis treks into the wild and discovers the undiscoverable.
Artist Selva Aparicio puts obstetric devices on the examination table.