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Interview with M. M. Robinson: New Media, New Direction

I first wrote about M. M. Robinson for UR Chicago Magazine (April 12 – May 19, 2007) in an article entitled (theirs, not mine) Technicolor Fantasy, M. M. Robinson's Creations Take Imagination to a New Level. In it, I describe Robinson's multimedia installation Synthesizer as re-defining “techno art in Chicago with graphic design intermixed with personal-reality symbolism.” As a follow-up, I asked him about Synthesizer and his new direction in art as the new director for NAB Gallery, one of the oldest artist-owned galleries in Chicago.

MM Robinson Chimera IV
Chimera IV. Inkjet on Vinyl. Courtesy of the artist.

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Interview with Deborah Maris Lader: Print Maker, Collaborator

Deborah Maris Lader, an artist and director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC), works in a variety of media, including printmaking, collage, drawing, painting, photography, Polaroid transfers, mixed media found objects, and woodcuts.

Deborah Maris Lader nuthatch-4
nuthatch-4. Courtesy of the Artist.

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A Visit to Artropolis

I went to my first Artropolis yesterday and it was fascinating. There was so much art that I couldn’t take it all in.


Hiroshi Ariyama’s current series Our City, Our Neighborhood depict original point-of-view snapshots of cityscapes in screenprinted manipulations of light, color, and texture. Ariyama says, “My intent is to capture an emotional point in time within each scene that ranges from nostalgic reflection to current observation, or simply a happy glance into a moment’s fleeting possiblities.”

Daybreak, Courtesy of Hiroshi Ariyama

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