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For the Month of April 2000
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Date Author Publication Description
--- Jacobs Metromix MCA'S 'AGE OF INFLUENCE' EVOKES A CLOSER LOOK
The multimedia MCA exhibit sparks reflections on the various forces at work in society, just as those forces inspire its artists.
03/31/00 Hawkins Chicago Sun-Times PUTTING UP FUN
There's something about even mediocre installation art that's fresher and just plain more fun than regular painting and sculpture. Maybe it's the sense of impermanence and the fact that it doesn't take itself seriously, or maybe it's just the bells and whistles, not to mention lights, video, audio and a couple of rotating disco balls. Whatever the reason, though, the latest outcropping of installation art showing around town this month is a lot more fun than most of what's up in the usual, more respectable spaces.
03/31/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune LEARY MAKES HIS MARK IN MOVING LIKENESSES
(TEMPO)  By . Daniel Leary's fourth solo exhibition at Printworks gallery continues the series of monotypes that made up his last local show even as it returns to pastel and mixed-media drawings. The subject is in all instances the artist himself; Leary has offered
03/31/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune The exotic turn-of-the century style of decorative arts known as Art Nouveau had considerable impact in Japan. Now, on a much smaller scale, the Douglas Dawson Gallery, 222 W. Huron St., has mounted a show that indicates Art Deco, the French style of
03/26/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune WEXNER PRIZE GOES TO RAUSCHENBERG
(ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT)  . One of the most celebrated artists of the second half of the 20th Century has been chosen as the eighth recipient of the Wexner Prize in contemporary art. Robert Rauschenberg, 74, will accept an award of $50,000 in a ceremony May 22 at the Wexner Cent
03/23/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune MANILOW COLLECTION OFFERS LOOK AT A FALL BACK PERIOD IN DRAWING
After a period of radical formal exploration at the beginning of the last
century, the 1920s brought a period of relative conservatism. This kind of
falling back, originally termed a "call to order," recurred at several points
in the history of modern art and carried through into the postmodern era.
03/22/00 --- Inside Online ARTISTS RECRUITED FOR GATEWAYS
Urban Gateways: The Center for Arts in Education is calling all professional artists in dance, music, theater, literary and visual arts to join them in working in an educational setting with children in the Chicago metropolitan area.
--- --- artscope.net ART INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES RENOVATION OF ORIGINAL 1893 BUILDING
--- Jon Anderson Metromix ELVIS WORSHIP TAKES ON NEW MEANING
"E2K: Elvisions 2000" marks the King's 65th birthday with outsider art
--- Alan G. Artner Metromix RIPE FOR REDISCOVERY
"Chicago Painting 1895 to 1945: The Bridges Collection," at the Illinois Art Gallery through May 19, gives overdue attention to 48 Chicago artists who are not quite household names.
03/19/00 Alan G. Artner and Achy Obejas Chicago Tribune COLLECTIONS REFLECT COMPANY VALUES
The first corporate art collection in the world might well have belonged to
the Medicis of 13th Century Italy. Bankers and eventually statesmen, the
Medicis used the acquisition of art as a means to project the company's
philosophy: enlightenment, expansiveness, religiosity.
03/19/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune SARA LEE GIFTS OUTSHINE THE SHOW
In 1973, the Art Institute of Chicago hosted a traveling exhibition of 90
works from the world-famous collection of Nathan Cummings, the Canadian-born philanthropist and chairman of Consolidated Food Corp., one of the largest food operations in the world, headquartered in Chicago. Today, several of the works are back on view at the museum, with a big difference: The Institute now owns them.
03/17/00 Mark Van Proyen New Art Examiner TOO MANY MFA's: Are there too many artists with university degrees? "We can no longer justify preparing more and more graduates to compete more stylishly for fewer and fewer jobs inside the academic pyramid. But, the important question remains: What do we do instead? Do something, is the obvious answer. But what?" New Art Examiner 03/17/00
03/17/00 Lisa Stein Metromix.com THE OUTSIDE STORY: Highly detailed patterns and simply rendered figures of animals and human are some of the imagery common to the exhibition "Outsider and Folk Art: The Chicago Collections," which runs through April 2 at the Terra Museum of American Art.
03/17/00 Margaret Hawkins Chicago Sun Times WELCOME TO A NIGHTMARE: Imagine Mexican mural painting crossed with Surrealism crossed with the visual non sequiturs of Joseph Cornell boxes crossed with Catholic religious shrines and you can just begin to imagine the eclectic vigor of Marcos Raya's artwork.
03/16/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune EXHIBIT BRIDGES GAP IN 20TH CENTURY CHICAGO PAINTING
The last 30 years have brought so many exhibitions of Chicago painting since 1950 that all but specialists might have assumed the history of local painting in the first half of the 20th Century was not worth observing.
03/12/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO SRPING ART HIGHLIGHTS:
3/06/00 Art Tip
Lee Friedlander "Jazz Portraits"
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03/10/00 Mike Conklin Chicago Tribune THE YEAR OF THE MUSEUM: Between record numbers for the Norman Rockwell, show, a Science and Industry Museum "Titanic" exhibit, a "Dead Sea Scrolls" show, and a "Monet to Moore" exhibition, this year looks to be a record year for Chicago museums.
03/10/00 Kirsten Scharnberg Chicago Tribune ART INSTITUTE TAKES INITIATIVE ON WORKS LOOTED IN NAZI ERA
03/09/00 Michael Bulka NewCity ART TIP: THE EVER SO SECRET ORDER OF THE LAMPREY
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03/09/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune (Metromix) WHATEVER THE MEDIUM, ULRICH'S MESSAGE IS IN THE MACABRE
Read reviews of new gallery exhibits like Terence La Noue's mythical places (paintings and works on paper) and Wojtek Ulrich's macabre imagery (sculpture, LED signs, photography, video).
03/09/00 Marla Donato Chicago Tribune (Metromix) A TASTY TREAT
"Monet to Moore: The Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation," featured through May 29 at the Art Institute, feature works by some of the biggest names in the European art world.
03/00 Marc Fischer Gravy ELLSWORTH KELLY'S NEW INSTALLATION: SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT
03/00 Walter Andersons Gravy ELLSWORTH KELLY'S NEW INSTALLATION: SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT
03/00 collected by Adelheid Mers Gravy THE MILLENNIUM FUSION PROJECT
Reactions, by whoever had an interest in participating
03/00 G. Jurek Polanski Artscope.net NORMAN ROCKWELL: PICTURES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
03/00 G. Jurek Polanski Artscope.net JUMPIN' BACKFLASH: ORGINIAL IMAGIST ARTWORK
03/??/00 Virginia Groark Chicago Tribune (Metromix) LASTING APPEAL
The Normal Rockwell exhibit at the Chicago Historical Society through March 21 features many of the late painter's vignettes of everyday life in an idealistic world.
03/??/00 Deborah Wilk Chicago Tribune (Metromix) AT THE TOP OF THE GLASS
The colorful and intense works of art featured at Navy Pier's new Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows promise to illuminate both art history and social history.
03/??/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune (Metromix) A NEW MEDIUM
MUSEUMS STRUGGLE TO ENVISION WEB-BASED WORK
A new art medium for a new century? Not quite.
Internet-based art -- work created and experienced on-line -- has been
around almost since the Net's inception; a large body of artists is out there
making it. What's new is that important art museums in North America suddenly
have sought to make everyone aware of a commitment to this proliferating --
and problematical -- form of cultural production.
03/05/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune (Metromix) AN ARTISTIC COUP
The Chicago Cultural Center this summer will host the most artistically important exhibition in its 23-year history. "Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde," which will run from July 22 through Oct. 8, includes 85 figurative and abstract paintings created between 1907 and 1923. Most of the works, by such artists as Natalia Gontcharova, Michel Larionov, Ljuba Popova, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin, have never been shown before in the United States.
02/00 Kathryn Hixson New Art Examiner EDITORIAL
How artists are reacting to the new century
02/00 Mark Van Proyen New Art Examiner THE EDUCATORS EDUCATED
02/00 Polly Ullrich New Art Examiner THE EVOLUTION OF FIBER ART

 

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