One of the joys of living in Chicago was the city’s legendary public art, big sprawling pieces by Miro, Picasso, Henry Moore and especially Alexander Calder. Coming upon Calder’s abstract Flamingo for the first time, bright against the stark buildings of Federal Plaza, was a memorable experience. But […]
Andy Burgess is a pop artist with a twist. He uses vintage advertisements, photographs, and postcards to create geometrical collages of cities – these are the skylines of Milwaukee and Chicago.
Ryan Travis Christian’s graphite and ink works are compelling abstracts, based on old-fashioned cartoon iconography. The Chicago-area artist has an exhibition of new works (Here We Aren’t Again) at CAM Raleigh.
Writer and photographer Joe Fantauzzi has a host of great shots from Toronto, where he lives and works, but his images of Chicago caught my attention because that city is special to me. I went to journalism school there, and did novice reporting at the Sun-Times suburban papers […]