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Western Exhibitions

Barbara Kasten: New Peers in Contemporary Photography

MutualArt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

For a practicing artist with nearly five decades of work to survey, some might duly note that this first museum retrospective is long overdue.

40 Galleries You Should Know If You Love Paint: Redux

Steven Zevitas | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I put together my first selection of Forty Galleries You Should Know if You Love Paint in 2012. As with everything in life, a lot has changed in the a...

Is Queer The New Normal? (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What if the garden of Eden had operated a little bit differently? In his new exhibition "In The Garden," Dutes Miller creates a mythological place whe...

Diverse Art in Chicago

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There's an immediacy to works on paper. It shows the artist's hand more than other mediums, rendering the artist's soul more visible and their intent more clear.

Text Matters

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Deb Sokolow's work at Western Exhibitions reminds me of reading comics as a kid. There's a pulpy quality to her narrative pieces. A story is revealed or dissected.

It's the "Good Art" Time of Year

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I had the joy of seeing the Matisse show at the Art Institute this week.

Winter Art Season Starts Now

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Unfortunately, I sense that there are numerous galleries that are not going to be around much longer. I doubt they have anyone to fault but themselves.

Chicago's Fall Art Season Starts Now

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There are a lot of shows opening - and the ones I'm writing about are just the tip of the iceberg. Go out and find out for yourself. And even if you disagree with me, you're certain to find a lot you'll like.