Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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Anything But An Art Gallery

At the opening of Jack Early’s exhibition, The Suburban Riverwest, Spring 2016 /Photo: Joel Cash

At the opening of Jack Early’s exhibition, The Suburban Riverwest, Spring 2016 /Photo: Joel Cash

True to its tongue-in-cheek moniker, the Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois eschewed the pretensions of the cosmopolitan art world even as it defied the stereotypical provincialism of the Midwest. Few spaces could boast the quality and variety of the artists shown there, or the experimental caliber of their exhibitions. Their secret was no secret: beyond the limits of the gallery’s tiny footprint, the artists who were invited to show there had few, if any, constraints.

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