Visual Arts

Dreams Behind Bars

This past Friday at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen, the walls were covered with the words and paintings of the incarcerated youth of Cook County.

Party On

The latest show at Pilsen’s Slow, “Be the party (please don’t go),” addresses the idea of finding beauty in unlikely situations through the pairing of two unique artists, photographer Helmut Heiss and sculptor Emily Severance.

Cut Off

Depicting bright Indian apparel against abstract backgrounds, the mixed-media paintings at “Alter Ego” create a conversation between the viewer and the implied bodies that inabit each piece.