Comic from Tom McHenry

Illustration // Sunday, July 29, 2012
Enjoy your Sunday a little more with this fun comic from illustrator Tom McHenry. Tom posts a drawing to his website each day, ranging from New Yorker-style cartoons to unsettling collages to hasty notebook scribbles.

Cepha Love and Octophants

Illustration // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
An Octophant is a mythical chimera of cephalopod and pachyderm derivation. Never seen by a living human soul; only alluded to in the most obscure and off-key songs of the narwhals. Octophant.us is the online repository of the printmaking, illustration and design work of Phineas X. Jones of Chicago, Illinois- who has dedicated almost his entire portfolio to illustrating octopi, octophants and octopus hybrids.

Self-Portraits by Kyle Thompson

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sometimes it just takes one. A stunning series of self-portraits by photographer Kyle Thompson. Minimal effects, an occasional action, simple props, and well-constructed concepts allows the viewer a voyeuristic experience into an artist's surreal vision. 

The Work of Jeremy Tinder

Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 15, 2012
Jeremy Tinder is a Chicago-based artist. He primarily makes paintings and comics. Jeremy teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Marwen Foundation, and Evanston Art Center. He is a proud member of both the collborative comics collective Trubble Club and the installation/performance group Paintallica.

Bored: Monopoly on the Streets of Chicago

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 04, 2012
First off, a street and or public artist named Bored is quite good, and second, we continue the search for good 4th of July content with this wonderful street project of putting Monopoly on the streets of Chicago. Chance cards, property, and dice were placed around town by Bored, turning the streets into a little game, if they weren't already.

Preview: John Dempsey @ Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 15, 2012
John Dempsey doubles as Billy Tokyo. Like many artists, Dempsey works in two distinct styles, but unlike most he has an exhibition history in both styles—and so he utilizes two names, and two exhibitions. John Dempsey’s “Urban Nature” and Billy Tokyo’s “The Shapes of Things to Come” is currently on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago, with the opening reception tonight.

The Work of Bill Connors

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
Screenprinter and illustrator deluxe, Bill Connors is an artist living and working in Chicago, who recently graduated with my BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Melting faces, flesh and veins, brains, hairy guts, serpent eyes and the little pointy ears of ghastly beasts- these are a few of my favorite things.... (also!!)

Laura Letinsky @ MCA Chicago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Laura Letinsky is known for her carefully crafted still life photos. These recent works from the series Ill Form and Void Full depict minimal messes compiling idealistic printed images of food and dining utensils as well as actual decaying remains of fruits, flowers, and dirty dishes.

Back Talk: A Conversation with TipToe

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Chicago based street artist TipToe showed up on the New York scene a year or so ago as a kid in a ferocious werewolf headpiece. Inspired by ideas of Greek serial killers in wolf's hides as well as Allen Ginsburg's lunatic friends howling at the moon, the woodcut prints appeared like rugged anti-heroic talismans from another epic era.

Avant-Garde in Everyday Life at Art Institute of Chicago

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 28, 2011
Currently up at the Art Institute of Chicago is the Avant-Garde in Everyday Life, which exhibits a large collection of work from influential central and eastern European artists from the early 20th century. The show runs June 11th to October 9th.
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