| May 16, 2008
A dozen gouaches and a matched pair of installation sculptures by Dike Blair continue the New York artist's eccentric dialogue between perception and objects. His second show at Mary Goldman Gallery nicely elaborates long-standing concerns rather than...
| Jul 6, 2008
ASPECIAL energy was crackling among the ladies refreshing their ikebana arrangements in the strikingly unusual exhibition "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art" at the Japanese American National Museum. In two days, the crown prince of Japan was...
| Oct 26, 2009
Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90.
Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
| Aug 8, 2010
"What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill.
I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill."
"Oh!" the waitress chirps in...
| Jan 28, 2012
As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain.
But instead of focusing on fashion or other...