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Art Fri Jun 22 2012

Mirth, Delight, Awe: A Group Exhibition

As an artist making my way through all of the art Chicago has to offer I am often overwhelmed, not only by the amount we have to offer, but by the talent we have here as well, it is outstanding. Week after week we get the opportunity to see shows that deserve international attention and this week is no different. As I write this two of the biggest art advocates I know, Linda Dorman and Tom Torluemke, are putting the finishing touches on a great show at the Co- Prosperity Sphere that is comprised of some artists, which, for one reason or another, are flying under the radar.

Facedown ClownNick Black makes raw hard-hitting, socio-political sculptures made from imported, mass-produced animatronic toys and dollar store folly.

Gregg Hertzlieb uses traditional medium of ink and watercolor on paper as his art takes him on a quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery, where pleasant characters get invented in the process that, through their disarmingly unusual natures and appearances, encourage viewers to perhaps plumb their own imaginations and delight in the wonders they may find there.

John Kramer explores social politics in American culture, combined with issues of acceptance and alienation, explored and presented in irreverent, multi-media sculptures and two-dimensional forms.

Gordon Ligocki creates works of subtle humor and formal beauty made from the found objects and traditional materials.

MerrittJon Merritt explores the potential of geometric abstract art in this advanced digital era in work that takes the form of paintings in acrylic on shaped wood and canvas.

Eric Tucker explores the ongoing language of formal abstraction. using structures forms and patterns, in sculptures made of painted steel. The narratives in these works are not explicit but allude to natural sequences such as changing seasons, weather conditions and directional perceptions.

This is the second show Torluemke Studios is hosting at the Co Prosperity Sphere.
The exhibit opens on Friday, June 22, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. Chicago, IL.. The exhibit runs through July 8.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

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