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All We Ever Do Is Fight: a new art series by Steve Seeley

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By Adam DeVarney in New Art on Saturday 26 May 2012

I got the chance to meet Steve Seeley during an exhibition of his work, titled All We Ever Do Is Fight, at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago a few months back. Not only is he one of the nicest guys I’ve met, but the precision of the line-work and the perfectionist execution of his work is inspiring.

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Colourful collage art by Dave Kinsey

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By Adam DeVarney in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

Over the past several years Dave Kinsey’s work has evolved dramatically. I’m a big fan of his newest work, exhibiting at Fecal Face Gallery, which combines the use of collage with what appears to be an exploration of shape and form. Characters melting, and literally breaking down into the space isn’t necessarily a new venture from him. Typically socially conscious, and investigating themes of the human condition, it’s interesting to see Kinsey’s shift to more of a process-oriented exploration over the years.

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Epic music mixes from Chances with Wolves

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By Adam DeVarney in New Music on Thursday 24 May 2012

They have never played a track more than once. Ever. Their shows drip with culture and the obscurity of the darkest, dustiest corners of a record crate. Every show is an eclectic, schizophrenic journey through space and time. Sometimes dark and ominous, other times whimsical and lighthearted, to say Chances with Wolves has had heavy […]

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Art by Adam Devarney looks at 60s and 70s-era businessmen

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By Adam DeVarney in New Art on Thursday 24 May 2012

William Ernest Henley stated it best in his Invictus: ‘Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul’. In my latest series of work, I’m focusing on 1960s and 1970s-era businessmen and their varying shades of morality. I’m interested in the ever-present struggle of man versus himself when in the thick of searching for one’s soul.

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Down in the Valley as performed by The Congregation

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By Adam DeVarney in New Music on Wednesday 23 May 2012

I recently had the pleasure of listening to Chicago-based band The Congregation in a small venue near my studio in Pilsen. The brass was sharp, the guitars were bluesy, and Gina Bloom really knows how to belt out some gut wrenching material. The Congregation is what happens when you combine that undefinable soulful presence with […]

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Depictions of the Underworld: new art by Casey Diebold

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By Adam DeVarney in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Casey Diebold is a very good friend of mine and I had the pleasure of doing a show with him at Sacred Gallery NYC in 2010. Diebold lives in another time and place. I feel like crawling into his head for a single day would be like strapping yourself into a classic American muscle car and going on a 12 hour car chase. His work is full of energy and he has a great way of depicting an underworld from generations past in a cinematic fashion.

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