Flex Gallery and the Work of Fan Wu

“I think of ideas whenever I’m free…I bring a sketchbook with me everywhere..”

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Flex Gallery and the work of Greg Oberle

“Sometimes my brain feels like a big messy, three-dimensional Venn diagram and new intersections are occurring all the time.”

Flex Gallery and the Work of Angelica Hay

“I was interested in art since I was very young. It was my passion. I just wasn’t brave enough to follow through with it when I was younger. There was a constant reminder that other things were more practical and that art could always be a hobby. I chose to take what I was told was the most practical route.”

Emerging Kendall Student Margeret Olson

“ I want [the viewer] to think about their own body. I want them to think about humanity. What keeps us together? What binds us? And what binds them?”

Facing Identity: I AM at Kendall College Fed Galleries

Currently on display at Kendall College Federal Building galleries are the second and third installments of I AM, curated by Michele Bosak. The first of the series I AM: Money Matters, was open as an ArtPrize venue, and rightfully received a lot of attention from the public and ArtPrize jurors. I AM: Assuming Positions, and … Continue reading

Newly promoted Executive Director dishes on details of UICA + KCAD merger

by Tori Pelz This article is informed by two separate interviews with Miranda Krajniak, one given before the merger was made public, and then one following the news. “So, you wanna talk about the merger?” Visibly relaxed compared to the poised and press-release prepped executive we saw at Friday’s announcement, Miranda Krajniak sat down with … Continue reading

UICA + KCAD= A Marriage of Love or Convenience?

Have you ever attended the beautiful wedding of two individuals you feared were ill-prepared for the reality of marriage? Maybe they’re too young, or it’s a third marriage, or maybe they’ve only known each other only a few months. It’s hard to ignore your misgivings, even as you wittness the ceremony.  I felt similarly conflicted … Continue reading

Challenging the Artworld 2% Part 2: Why I no longer think Art Critics are Creeps

I’ll admit that I found something perverse about art critics.  How can an individual who has never made art, earn his livelihood by offering opinions about the handiwork of artists, or the decisions of  curators? I attributed their lack of qualification to a disregard for art in general, and artists in particular.  Several recent experiences … Continue reading

Challenging the Artworld 2%: Reflecting on Jerry’s Saltz’ Assessment of the ArtPrize model, Part 1

Art critic Jerry Saltz’ ArtPrize speaker presentation on October 1, was very similar to the one he’d delivered at Expo Chicago on September 20th. He discussed his career and the path that eventually brought him to be an art critic, offered his advice to artists, threw in several good analogies, and included enough art history … Continue reading