Interview with Cujo Dah for “A Quarantine Daydream”

How did you begin this body of work? What brought it about?  This body of work started with several sketches and ideas I thought could become really dope paintings. As the world dramatically shifted with Covid19, racial injustice, protests, etc, so did my thoughts about what I was painting. I wanted the work to createContinue reading “Interview with Cujo Dah for “A Quarantine Daydream””

“Momma Raised a Fool; An Interview With Sentrock”

To kick off the opening of his solo sketch show, “Momma Raised a Fool”, I asked Sentrock a few questions about his newest body of work, the boy behind the bird mask, and his connection to youth arts in Chicago. (Pictured above: “Run A Muck” by Sentrock.) Tell me about the title of the show,Continue reading ““Momma Raised a Fool; An Interview With Sentrock””

“Seen and Unseen”, Newtok and Jennifer Cronin

“Seen and Unseen” takes a ‘detour’ from Cronin’s usual style of magical-meets-realism. Although she’s always precise, intricate and direct, current events in the call to action surrounding climate change were motivation to create this new body of work. In June of 2016, Cronin traveled to Newtok, Alaska after researching images in an internet rabbit hole.Continue reading ““Seen and Unseen”, Newtok and Jennifer Cronin”

Spelunking in the Mind of a Mess: Darin Latimer on his Deathless-ness

Self-proclaimed ‘restaurant guy’, scrappy collector, writer and untrained artist, Darin Latimer is stepping into the public eye for his first, and might we say, long awaited, gallery show. Deathless-ness: 10,000 Works (Eyes & Teeth Dept.) is a show informed by Latimer’s life-long obsessions on collecting from open spaces, writing, and one charismatic nod to aContinue reading “Spelunking in the Mind of a Mess: Darin Latimer on his Deathless-ness”

2016 – An Interview with Barry Dwyer aka ‘Mozus’

Our Fall intern Taylor had the chance to interview Barry Dwyer about his work, his style, and his life at the opening reception of his show ‘The Science of Walking Through Windows.’ Taylor: “Can you talk a little bit about Mozus and what that persona means to you.” Barry: “Mozus started out as a joke,Continue reading “2016 – An Interview with Barry Dwyer aka ‘Mozus’”

2016 – A Studio Visit with Zor Zor Zor

We met up with female, Chicago-based street artist Zor Zor Zor in studio 404 at Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport that she shares with graffiti writer Zore. Zor Zor Zor just wrapped up her first solo exhibition with Elephant Room Gallery that was at our South Loop location from May through July 2016 andContinue reading “2016 – A Studio Visit with Zor Zor Zor”