Author Archive for Julia Silverman

Fresh Cuts

It’s a quiet evening at the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS). A small group huddles in one corner of a large light-filled gallery, anticipating a story slam to take place later that night. The song “Kryptonite” echoes softly in the…

Humanoid

During the reception for his debut show, “Non People” at the Beverly Arts Center, James Dinnerville happily recalled anecdotes about 34 small black-and-white photographs of Chicago window displays.

Final Metal

Physics professor Sidney Nagel held up two forks: one metal, one plastic. “Who would like me to stick this one in there?” Nagel asked, gesturing with the metal fork to a nearby electrical socket. “No one? What about this one?”…

Do Not Touch

[nggallery id=28] Just before last Sunday’s opening of Cathy Wilkes’s exhibit “I Give You All My Money,” Renaissance Society staff briefly convened to determine where the installation’s borders were supposed to lay. One staff member suggested that gallery-goers should be…