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Matthew Lew Gallery

Matthew Lew Gallery

Last week I visited Matthew Lew Gallery to catch his show, Chicago Pop, before it ends at the end-of-March. Lew’s vibrant paintings are a nice reminder that there’s plenty to love about Chicago, which can feel kind of gray and especially punishing at this time of year. Lew’s paintings might also change the way you […]

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Todd Palmer’s public art exhibit at Chicago’s new District 23 police hq (Plus: station tour)

Todd Palmer’s public art exhibit at Chicago’s new District 23 police hq (Plus: station tour)

Padded cells aren’t as cushiony as I’d imagined, so I don’t recommend lobbing your body against the rather rigid walls if you become agitated while confined in such a space. Fortunately, I was only in the tank for a few seconds during a public tour of the brand new 44,000 sq. ft. District 23 police headquarters at […]

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Francine Turk exhibit at Buckingham ID

Francine Turk exhibit at Buckingham ID

Some say there should be a special place in hell for people who paint brick, but when the afternoon sun reflects off the brilliant white floors and painted over brick walls at Buckingham ID’s Grand Avenue studio, the results look almost heavenly. Founder Julia Buckingham Edelmann recently hosted an exhibit of artist Francine Turk’s work, […]

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Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon

Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon

Antony Gormley’s Madison Square Park Conservancy public art exhibit, Event Horizon, ends on August 15th, so I was happy to have visited New York in time to see at least a few of the 31 sculptures cast from Gormley’s own body, which stand on the rooftops and streets surrounding the Flatiron District. Police have fielded more […]

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Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Lakeview art gallery Golden recently opened an auxiliary space right in the heart of the bustling Broadway business district. The move allows Golden to work with more artists while offering affordably priced art to a wider audience. “We operate the auxiliary space somewhere between a retail operation and a traditional commercial gallery,” says exhibitions manager […]

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Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

Gallery Tour: Elizabeth Coyne Contemporary Art (Sawyer, MI)

While dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s Sawyer, Michigan gallery was delightful, no visit would be complete without taking some time to contemplate her work. Elizabeth has operated the gallery since 2008, but she’s made her living as an artist for the past 25 years, earning a MFA in painting from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New […]

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Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Last Saturday night I attended a dinner party at my friend Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery in Sawyer, MI. Twas a beautiful warm summer’s eve with delicious food, conversation and much laughter. I’m very happy that fellow guest Jill Sites, who writes the incredible food and wine blog Eat It-Drink It (Tag line: You know you want […]

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