Tag Archive for Co-Prosperity Sphere

A magazine called desire

“Free whiskey’s over there, and the sex magazine is in the corner,” said the Alan-Rickman-as-Snape look-alike taking tickets, as we entered the Co-Prosperity Sphere for the release party of Lumpen’s ’95 sex magazine.

Awkward Moments

Appearing in multiples, the bodies inhabit bizarre surrealistic landscapes. They seem to wander headless around the canvas, searching for something concrete. But the naked, often distorted figures don’t provide any answers. These topsy-turvy scenes are Tom Torluemke’s creations, now on…

Where art meets life

Lines are being blurred in the Chicago art scene. As demonstrated by last Saturday’s Artist Run Spaces Tour, organized by the Hyde Park Art Center, the divisions between artist and curator, studio and gallery, office and home really aren’t so…

Best of the South Side 2009: Bridgeport

Originally called Hardscrabble, Bridgeport began as a community of Irish-American canal workers paid for their labor with land deeds. While its segregation from the South Side’s black neighborhoods made it a hotbed of torrid racial relations up through the ’90s,…