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.

Dustin Aksland: Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 15, 2011
Tonight, July 15, in Chicago, Catherine Edelman Gallery will open the newest chapter of the Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline series, featuring photography from Dustin Aksland's Sounds of the Soil series. Ctrl+P is a project where Edeleman Gallery finds top talents on blogs and the web, and promotes a series of their work in the gallery.

Goorin Brothers Chicago Mural Video w/ Pose, Steel, Reyes and Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Goorin Bros gathered a group of Juxtapoz alumni in Pose, Steel, Reyes, and Richard Colman in Chicago's Wicker Park District to create a mural featuring a bunch of old imagery from past Goorin catalogs. KC Ortiz of We Are Supervision was at the helm for the video's production.

New Matchstick Art by Pei-San Ng

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Creating matchstick art is one thing, but it is Chicago-based artist Pei-San Ng's use of burned matchstick tips mixed with unused ones that is quite impressive in this new work.

ROA In Chicago

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 28, 2011
Even though the Chicago Bulls just lost, there is something of joy in the Windy City for art fans. Belgium-based artist, ROA, continues his North America wall-conquering endeavor with another large mural in Chicago. Mexico, San Francisco, Los Angeles, now the Midwest... he just keeps going and going.

Chicago Gang Graff

Graffiti // Friday, May 27, 2011
Chi-town’s lengthy history of gang activity goes back to Italian bootlegging industry and Al Capone.  Eventually, as most gangs operate, territory has to be marked.  Gang graffiti informs other gangs where they are trespassing and occasionally it has some genuine artistic merit.

Mark Mulroney at Ebersmoore Chicago

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 20, 2011
For our July 2011 issue, we got Mark Mulroney's wife, Lucy, to interview him. You are going to like it. And, if you live in the Chicago area, you are going to like Mulroney's new solo show, A Hostile Womb, at Ebersmoore Gallery.

Dawn is Breaking, Smoke Fills the Room

Illustration // Saturday, May 07, 2011
The fluctuating monotony of dampness in the air... the familiarity of a reptilian taxidermy museum, something you're sure you've known. You know he's working, he's always working. The comfortable solitude of Chicago's brick and mortar shyly mocks the dawn rising over New York City.  Matthew Hamilton Woodson is as succeeded a man as I've ever almost met. An illustrator, musician and enthusiast, he knows himself well, and you know its going to be a long night.
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