France is for Phonies: Julie Lequin Isolated in Paris / Art21

French-Canadian artist Julie Lequin consciously blurs personal history and fictionalized worlds in her videos, performances, drawings, and writings, creating new narratives in the process. Lequin’s real-life events become part of an ongoing, first-person storyline that, told humorously and from an unconsciously self-conscious point-of-view, makes the viewer privy to the steps of her creative process. Lequin […]

How Residencies Change an Artist’s Practice / Art21

In a perfect world, every artist would have an opportunity to take time off and wander into that space outside of reality where creativity blossoms. Few artists make a living off of their work alone, and even so it’s difficult to constantly feel inspired and motivated to make work in your hometown and studio. This […]

“Video as Video: Rewind To Form” Lecture and Screening at Oberlin College Art Department

This Thursday March 12th at 4:30pm in Classroom 1, critic/curator Alicia Eler (OC ’06) and artist Peregrine Honig will lecture on their recent curatorial project “Video as Video: Rewind to Form,” which opened at Swimming Pool Project Space in Chicago in September 2008. All the videos from the show will be screened on Wednesday March […]

Huffington Post: The Changing Landscape – Artists Take Charge

Liz Nielson is another example of the multifacited, multidirectional artist. Besides making her own art, she works for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has just opened a gallery with Joshua Kozuh. Named Swimming Pool Project Space, the gallery does rather feel like a swimming pool, with its blue floor. Opening there tomorrow (Saturday, September […]