Carron Little

Carron Little's MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago followed her graduation form Goldsmiths' College, London University, UK, in textiles and art criticism. An Artist in Resident for the British Arts Council in 2000, Little taught art and design for ten years.  In addition to her teaching in the UK, she was on the Editorial Board of The Alliance Newspaper.

She established the N16 Arts Network to develop art teaching practices in all the local schools before returning to Chicago. Among her current activities, Little is performing with the Guild Complex as one of their Incubator Poets working on a Fall 2010 production, coordinating the Youth Media Conference for Young Chicago Authors as well as teaching and performing in schools.

Stories from Carron Little

Monumental Figures Rise

Date: 
05/22/2011
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Local artist Keith Brownlee is exhibiting at the Zhou B Art Center. Brownlee has lived and worked in Wicker Park since the nineties. He has innovated a process in painting using layer upon layer of resin producing compositions that bare greater resemblance to sculpture than painting.

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A Question of Truth

Date: 
05/12/2011
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This is the last week to see Rinus Van de Velde's work at Monique Meloche Gallery. The exhibition is entitled Dear David Johnson, a fictitious letter from the artist to a curator is hand painted on the wall. Accompanying the letter is a series of charcoal drawings. The artist refers to each exhibition as a chapter in his own fictional auto-biography.

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A porthole to your imagination - Futura Obscura by Jason Brammer

Date: 
05/06/2011
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Futura Obscura features new work by Jason Brammer and opens at Jackson Junge Gallery on Fri., May 6. Brammer has built a series of time machines using "magic from the alley."

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Art or Illegal Act: Gaia, street artist, crosses Chicago's cultural boundaries

Date: 
03/22/2011
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Gaia will be revealing a whole series of public art projects he has produced over the past month in Chicago.

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Meet Chicago's Jackson Pollock - Cleveland Dean

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02/18/2011
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Cleveland Dean is the Jackson Pollock of Chi-town. In this retrospective exhibition of work from the last five years entitled I heard he's an A**hole, we will be confronted by his black on black abstract expressionist paintings, his signature black and white drip work and an array of sculptural pieces.

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Under the Lense: A year of Art in Wicker Park - 2010

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01/29/2011
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In part one, I shall discuss one of the untold secrets in Wicker Park: The Studio, a gallery on Marshfield run by Clare Molek and Erin Florence that opened in 2009. Over this past year they have exhibited a number of exciting and thought provoking artists. Johalla Projects is an energetic gallery space on Milwaukee Avenue that exhibits the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Defibrillator Jolts Life Back into Chicago's Art Scene

Date: 
12/24/2010
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Joseph Ravens brings Berlin to Chicago for its inaugural opening of Defibrillator, a new performance art gallery in Wicker Park, Chicago. The exhibition was entitled Spark

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Take me away to a land of "Make Believe"

Date: 
08/24/2010
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In Wicker Park we have a Milwaukee Mile of Art Installations filling empty shop fronts.  Entitled "Make Believe," one would hope we were being transported to Alice in Wonderland. Some of the artists manage to achieve this, for example Chicago Robotic Theatre.

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Spindles crank the idea "Home"

Date: 
07/21/2010
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No U-Turn is the current exhibition at the Jackson Junge Gallery displaying paintings by Bruce Holwerda. In conjunction with this exhibition is a permanent display of work by Laura Lee Junge.

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A Ghost in the Alley

Date: 
07/13/2010
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At the Coalition Gallery in Wicker Park the current exhibition is entitled Urban Eyes featuring the work of Meredith Dytch and Herwitt. The artists are inspired by the urban landscape, creating paintings that capture divergent scenes.

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Bursting in erotic allure

Date: 
07/06/2010
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In Montgomery Perry Smith's new show entitled Daisy Chain at Pawn Works he fuses beauty and horror through a collision of found and fabricated materials. The sculptural forms hang on the wall protruding like little worlds the viewer is teased to peer in. He disguises found chair pieces using them as a base to build these 'other-worldly' scapes.

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A Life Revealed

Date: 
06/30/2010
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In a night of Art, Music and The Burlesque at INTUIT (The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art) a series of burlesque dancers was organized to fuse with Charles Steffen's exhibition, "Life Lines." The evening became a living document of the hidden lives people lead in search of love.

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'View From a Side Window'

Date: 
06/14/2010
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Drawing Attention Exhibition at Tom Robinson's Studio/ Gallery, 2416 West North Ave. closes June 26.

Every Sunday on the Western side of North Ave a group of artists get-together to practice and develop their life drawing techniques. 

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SAKURA, a study of Japanese Cherry Blossom through the lens of Doug Fogelson

Date: 
06/02/2010
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Doug Fogelson is a local photographer with national recognition currently exhibiting a new series of work inspired by Japanese Cherry Blossom shot in Japan last spring. 

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