Category: Reviews

NO SMALL PLANS in human hands

It’s here! The first print of NO SMALL PLANS.   Initial Launch The team participated in a teen launch (CAF gave away a batch of books to teens directly) at the Weinberg Gallery as part of the exhibition Bold Disobedience on July 20th, and then had our official release party / book-signing for Kickstarter backers and…

Afterlife, featured in Telephone

I participated in an art game – a large-scale collaboration that connected artists across the world and transversed through many creative forms. The end result, is an interactive, online exhibition: Telephone. Check it out! It’s amazing to stumble through and discover connections in form and concept. A truly inclusive and inspiring project. My piece was…

Good Stuff House on Sixty Inches from Center

 I was interviewed by photographer/writer Brooke Herbert Hayes for Sixty Inches From Center about Good Stuff House and our Traveling Truck Show project!  Here is a little excerpt: Brooke Herbert Hayes (BHH): Can you tell me about the inspiration for The Great Fire: A Traveling Truck Show? Kayce Bayer (KB):  We were inspired by early…

the Soft Shop II in NYC

Good Stuff House just returned from New York City, where we installed a souvenir version of the Soft Shop at the Verge Art Fair in Greenwich Village. We got a couple teeny web mentions on ArtInfo.com: …Still, a conversation between two visitors couldn’t help but catch my attention: “Do you ever notice that the only…

a lil’ mention of SHoP

A nice article about the “This House is not a Home” show @ SHoP (with a teensy-tiny mention about the Soft Shop) and the “Living by Example” exhibit @ NEIU (that included a few of our friends): http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-29/entertainment/ct-ent-0301-living-by-design-review-20120229_1_art-collection-home-and-art-art-chicago

“Machine” gets a blurb

“…Inside the hollowed-out space, six different design companies share workshop and production space, with a short platform in the middle showcasing the recent design works of the resident companies. Besides a brief flirtation with zakrose’s attractive sideboard made, according to the materials, of “reclaimed cedar siding, powder coated steel and mdf,” we manage to keep…

“Remake” reviewed in The Chicago Weekly

Complete review here:  http://chicagoweekly.net/2011/01/19/arts-and-kraft/ An excerpt: Arts and Kraft Eel Space remakes the apartment gallery model By Chloe Wilcox January 19, 2011 … Claire Arctander’s work contrasts sharply with the playful nature of artists Chris Lin and Kayce Bayer’s collaborative interactive sculpture piece, “Mine, Mine!” They have worked together in performance pieces, but this project…

“homecloud” reviewed #2

Homecloud was reviewed again here:  http://chicago.timeout.com/articles/art-design/76157/home-page-at-arc-gallery-art-review “HomePage” by Lauren Weinberg To Kayce Bayer, home is where the cotton-wool tornadoes are—or so it seems from the Chicago artist’s charming video Homecloud (pictured, 2009). Despite its focus on inclement weather, Bayer’s ten-minute animation casts a sunshiny glow over “Home Page,” a collaboration with her best friend, Kristin…