Friday, March 21, 2014

Fujui Wang performance @ Antena, April 26th





Fujui Wang
Saturday April 26, 2014 @7pm

FREE ADMISSION


Fujui Wang, Head of the Trans-Sonic Lab in center for art and techology of Taipei National University of the Arts, specializes in sound Art and Interactive Art. Fujui Wang is the pioneer of Sound Art in Taiwan, who established the first experimental sound zine/label NOISE/Taiwan in 1993.

In 2000 Wang joined ETAT and initiated BIAS Sound Art Exhibition and Sound Art Prize in the Digital Art Awards Taipei. His arts activities contribute to enhancing Sound Art as a new genre in Taiwan's art scene. He has curated The Digital Art Festival Taipei and "TranSonic" sound art festival. Fujui Wang is dedicated to making and promoting Sound Art and Digital Art creativity in more than a decade.


Antena
1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608




Martin Howse performance @ Antena, April 12th





Martin Howse
Saturday April 12, 2014 @ 7pm
FREE ADMISSION

The interdisciplinary work of Martin Howse is pre-occupied with a broad questioning of the exact location of execution and of code within the world (psychogeophysics). Through the construction of experimental situations (within process-driven performance, laboratories, walks, and workshops), material art works and texts, Martin Howse explores the rich links between substance or materials and execution or protocol, excavating issues of visibility and of hiding within the world. Since 1998, Martin Howse has published, workshopped, performed and exhibited worldwide.

Antena
1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608




Friday, March 07, 2014

antena@multiples


antena@multiples
the pulaski park field house
1419 w. blackhawk st.
march 15-16, 2014

public hours:
saturday, 15 March, 2014, Noon to 8pm
sunday, 16 March, 2014, Noon to 6pm


artists participating:
victoria martinez
saul aguirre
miguel cortez
matthew silva


for more info: http://www.artmultiples.net

Multiples. is a temporary crossover market opening for one weekend in March and October 2014 showcasing objects produced as multiples. As a premise show, Multiples. seeks to span the division between art and craft, which are intimately connected, yet often artificially separated by preconceived notions of social value. Modeled as a hybrid of the contemporary commercial art fair, critical craft markets and an exploration of visual art forms, Multiples. is an affordable option for contemporary artists and makers looking to expose their practice and sell their editions, replicated hand-made, or manufactured works in Chicago. Please click the apply link above to showcase your work at our Spring or Fall markets, or the about link to learn more about art multiples.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PROJECTOR POETRY: A Night of Photography and Prose

 
 
PROJECTOR POETRY: A Night of Photography and Prose
curated by JACKIE OROZCO & MIEKE ZUIDERWEG
March 29
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 29th, 5-10pm
Open Hours: This event takes place one night only....

COBALT STUDIO
1950 W 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

COBALT STUDIO hosts an opening reception on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 5-10pm at 1950 W 21st Street, Chicago, IL. COBALT STUDIO is proud to present PROJECTOR POETRY: a Night of Photography and Prose, the next exhibition of 2014.

PROJECTOR POETRY: a Night of Photography and Prose
by Co-Curators Jackie Orozco & Mieke Zuiderweg

As the title suggests this is a one night event combining photography and poetry. The work will be on either be projected digitally or on 35mm slides using an old school projector. Poems will be read by a variety of participants.
The selection of photographs will be re-visited work, new work, or part of a personal collection and in-process portfolio of each photographer. This event will be a contemporary take on an old fashioned slideshow night with talented photographers and poets. The images, poetry and libations will keep us warm helping us to forget these cold winter nights!

For more information on the Participating Photographers:
Paul Clark www.mocp.org/collection/mpp/clark_paul.php
Emily Franklin www.emilyelizabethfranklin.com
Jackie Orozco www.jackieorozco.tumblr.com
Tommy J Reyes
Monika Wulfer www.monikawulfers.com
Mieke Zuiderweg www.miekez.blogspot.


Cobalt Studio is an artist run alternative exhibition/project space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The name refers to blue-collar/working class status. The space is Antonio Martinez' art studio. He exhibits work by emerging artists and experimental art collectives, as well as invites guest curators that share a common vision. Cobalt's mission is to present contemporary practices that are relevant and engaging to the community.
More information about Cobalt Art Studio can be found at cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mandy Cano Villalobos March 8th at Cobalt


 
PURE BLOOD
new work by MANDY CANO VILLALOBOS

March 8-26
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8th, 5-10pm...

Open Hours:
Weekend hours will be posted on cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com and Facebook, weather permitting. All other viewings are by appointment. Contact Antonio Martinez at cobaltartstudio@gmail.com


COBALT STUDIO
1950 W 21st Street
Chicago, IL


COBALT STUDIO hosts an opening reception on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 5-10pm at 1950 W 21st Street, Chicago, IL. ACRE and COBALT STUDIO are proud to present PURE BLOOD / new work by MANDY CANO VILLALOBOS, the next installment in ACRE's year-long series of exhibitions by 2013 ACRE summer residents.

Pure Blood

by Mandy Cano Villalobos

Many of my projects reflect a longing for what writer Paul Tillich calls the "Eternal Now". Gold, dirt, blood and hair – materials rich with cultural memory and symbolism – substantiate the mysteries that elude us. Other projects present fragmented narratives: family snapshots, personal possessions, and broken texts affirm our tenuous understandings of the past, both obscuring and revealing the ephemerality of life. Through these rifts of sacred moments and fractured translations I find a space of empathy and reflection. This space is filled by the memories and imaginings of others.

More information about Mandy Cano Villalobos can be found at www.mandycano.com.

Cobalt Studio is an artist run alternative exhibition/project space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The name refers to blue-collar/working class status. The space is Antonio Martinez' art studio. He exhibits work by emerging artists and experimental art collectives, as well as invites guest curators that share a common vision. Cobalt's mission is to present contemporary practices that are relevant and engaging to the community.

More information about Cobalt Art Studio can be found at cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com.



 ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toy Sculpting Workshop

Toy Sculpting Workshop at Pilsen Out Post

Create your own custom Creature
Join us, for a two-day Toy sculpting workshop at Pilsen Out Post, La Catrina Café, 1011 W. 18th Street on March 15 and 16, 2014.
Pre-registration is required. $25 all materials included.

Chicago artist Fernando Caldera a.k.a. FEDz well-known toy sculptor and designer will be leading the workshop.
Participants will work with polymer clay, sculpting tools and acrylic paint to create their own custom toy.

Click below to register online:
https://squareup.com/market/pil-en-out-star-post/workshop-custom-toy-sculpting

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Call for Artists....COASTER SHOW AT COBALT STUDIO

An exhibition of artwork made on coasters, or constructed using coasters. This fun summer show will included dozens of artist and creatives at all career levels and skill sets. We are exhibiting work from Chicago artists and those beyond the Midwest . Coaster sizes and shapes will vary, that's not too important. They will be admitted based on their creativity and content.


The show runs June 13 - July 13
 
Deadline is June 8, 2014

The next time you are at your local bar, ask for a coaster. Not old enough to be in a bar...then Cobalt will provide coasters to anyone who visits us and wants to participate. [supplies are limited]
The exhibition Opens June 13 at Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street [1st] Chicago IL 60608  The show runs June 13 - July 13. With extended viewing hours on weekends and by appointment. All unsold work must be picked up by July 13th. Hours will be posted soon.

Feel free to repost.


The title " Coaster Show 2014 " is subject to change. But there are some details you will need to adhere to. We hope this will answer the FAQ's:

1. Once accepted. All work must be delivered to Cobalt Studio by June 8.
 
2. ALL work must be made on coasters or of coaster construction.
3. Include titles, year produced, measurements, exhibition requirements, dimensions, contact info
 
4. NO long Artist Statements or Bios required. Submit NO more than 100 words.
5. All 2-D work must be ready to hang.  Unframed pieces are fine, and will be hung using pins or removable adhesive.  Frames [not required] have to mount easily to a hook or nail.
6. ANY: pedestals, must be provided by the artist, including any specialized hardware.
7. Transportation of the work to and from Cobalt Studio is the responsibility of the Artists.
8. Submissions sent via mail will not be returned...unless they include a self addressed- stamped envelope with sufficient paid postage.
Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street {STO} Chicago IL 60608
Use the US Postal Service. Cobalt is not responsible for lost packages. Cobalt Studio is not open regularly to accept packages from other delivery services; NO FedEx, NO UPS.
9. All unsold work must be collected by July 10-13.
 
10. [image submissions not required] If you insist on sending images submit NO more than five quality ".jpg" files 2MB or less, of detailed shots of the work via email to cobaltartstudio[aT}gmail[dOT}com. [Label them using the initials of the artist and the appropriate ".jpg" format.] Cobalt will use images to promote the Coaster Show 2014.
10.Coasters may be different shapes and sizes. Cobalt reserves the right to exclude any submissions for any reason.

Call for Artists " Collaboration Show 2014 "

 

 
In the spirit of creativity and collaboration amongst artist, we invite you and a fellow creative to submit work for this show soon. Cobalt Studio is reviewing online submissions for an exhibition of art in many mediums, with different themes and techniques. The key linking these pieces, is it must be produced by more than one contemporary artist within the past 3 years. It may very well be a blending of styles that makes this work unique. Collage and painting over one another's work...or something no one has ever thought about. Impress us.

The title " Collaboration Show 2014 " is subject to change. But there are some details you will need to adhere to.

1. Submit your contact information and any relevant info for the fellow collaborators. Websites, links.
2. Include titles, year produced, measurements, medium, exhibition requirements, dimensions
3. Submit NO more than 150 words describing the work. NO LONG Artist Statements or Bios.
4. Submit NO more than 10 quality ".jpg" files 2MB or less, of detailed shots of the work via email to cobaltartstudio[aT}gmail[dOT}com. [Label them using the initials of the artists and the appropriate ".jpg" format.]
5. All 2-D work must be ready to hang in a professional manner, framed or matted works preferred
6. ANY: pedestals, Audio/Visual equipment, microphones, DVD players and the like must be provided by the artist, including but not limited to wire, frames, anchors, tables, or specialized hardware.
7. Transportation of the work to and from Cobalt Studio is the responsibility of the Artists.

Once accepted. All work must be delivered to Cobalt Studio by May 10-May 11.
The exhibition Opens May 16 at Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street [1st] Chicago IL 60608  The show runs May 16 - Jun 8. With extended viewing hours on weekends and by appointment. All unsold work must be picked up by Jun 8th. Hours will be posted soon.

Feel free to repost.