News From the Art World: January 5, 2021

Alfredo Martinez, “Boxing with Batman,” (2016) acrylic paint, yarn, fabric. Photo courtesy of the artist.

DePaul Art Museum continues Latinx initiative with galleries-wide exhibition

This intergenerational show fills all the museum’s galleries and features more than 75 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and installations by 38 artists of Latin-American descent living and working in the United States, primarily in the Chicago area.

By Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun Times

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The historic apartment building at the south end of the Pullman Artspace Lofts complex has been restored and houses artist units. (Carol Flynn / Daily Southtown)

Pullman project combines historic preservation, promotion of the arts in one project

By Carol Flynn, Chicago Tribune

An artist’s studio is a sacred space. To one, it’s “a place of creative incubation.” Another described his as “a space for the spirit to breathe.” Terms like “sanctuary” and “refuge” are often used. A studio is not only a workspace, but a source of inspiration.

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Grantees, clockwise, from top left: Ahya Simone, Bakpak Durden, Gisela McDaniel, Sydney James, Tiff Massey, Ijania Cortez, Laura Gibson, Cyrah, Kesswa, Tony-Rave

Paying it forward: McArthur Binion is using his later-in-life success to help younger artists

The artist’s foundation is supporting the community in Detroit through micro-grants and residencies

By Hilarie M. Sheets, The Art Newspaper

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Bisa Butler. ‘Anaya with Oranges’ (2017). PHOTO: BISA BUTLER. PHOTO BY MARGARET FOX

New Art for a New Year

Five artists featured in upcoming exhibitions share what they are looking forward to seeing and doing in 2021.

By Susan Delson, The Wall Street Journal

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