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Comfort Station

This March, the Post Family will leave the confines of their studio behind to call Logan Square’s Comfort Station home. Looking to the legacy of a “comfort station” as a public place of gathering—an architectural hub within a community that’s free and open to all—they believe this to be the perfect venue to bring their ideals to life.

Rather than mount a physical exhibition, the Post Family is curating a month of programming—a series of workshops, collaborations, performances, discussions and screenings designed to engage and unite the diverse Logan Square community. They will facilitate dialogue between residents old and new: families, professionals, artists, patrons, business owners and beyond. In addition to their own events, they will be partnering with a variety of “Family friends” – including Third Coast Audio Festival, Logan Square International Film Series (Comfort Films), and others – to diversify programming and enrich the level of dialogue throughout the month. Visitors will collaborate, debate, share meals, create artwork, and above all else, engage.

It's been a while, so we really look forward to this series of wonderful events with some of the most talented folks we know in Chicago. To see all of the events check out:

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Technology transforms our culture, politics and personal lives, but in a slow and subtle way. In our latest exhibition, titled Generat.ion/s, we consider how today's technology might impact tomorrow. Utilizing traditional and contemporary mediums, we trace a history of innovation and peer into its future through the eyes of today's cultural leaders.

We're excited to invite you to join us for the opening reception of our next show on October 12, 2012 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm at The Family Room.

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We’re All In This Together

Come check out Matthew Hoffman’s upcoming exhibition at The Coop! “We’re All In This Together” references that (whether we like it or not) we are here in the situation at hand. Instead of disconnected individuals, we have the opportunity to work alongside one another, engage, and create the life (and the resulting community) that we want to see.

The work itself will consist of methodically hand cut wood and paper pieces with action and dialogue inducing statements. The exhibitionwill delve even deeper into interpersonal conversations, continuing the dialogue of creating an ever changing and adapting community.

Friday, October 19, 2012
6:30pm – Midnight
The Coop - 230 West Superior Street 2F

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Apple Store + Homework

Friends! We have a pretty exciting week and we'd love to make you part of it. On Wednesday (tomorrow) we're going to be speaking at the new Apple Store in Lincoln Park. We're going to be talking about what we do away from our computers that really inspires our work. It's going to be from 7PM to 8PM. Swing by and say "Hi!" 

Of course, most excitingly, this Friday we will be featuring our friends Public School at The Family Room. This Austin-based collective focused on design, illustration and photography have put together a show entitled "Homework". Homework is an opportunity to show work created individually, after-hours, and with no client direction. Spanning a variety of mediums and covering subjects including cowboys, hot dogs, old motels, 30s stuff, and trade gothic, Homework features much of the self-initiated work produced by the studio this year. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9th, 2011. 

This event is sponsored by the rad cats at Uncommon. We will be selling limited run, Public-School-designed iPhone 4 cases! 


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House Party

I totally adore this concept.

In The House Party, Ohanesian continues his exploration of architecture and place, faithfully creating a spatially accurate, quintessentially American suburban home, which he displaces from its native suburban landscape by reconstructing it within the walls of the Boiler, a repurposed urban-industrial space currently functioning as a contemporary art gallery. The House is then opened up to the public for a house party on the opening night of the exhibition. In this at once creative and destructive act, the artist enlists the audience to provide the final element of the work itself, giving each viewer the unique opportunity to physically leave his or her own scar on the House, by partying within it throughout the evening.

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2nd Copy

If you are in Chicago check out the SAIC 2012 senior visual communications department student show, (*mental breath break*) which will be a mixture of design, interdisciplinary work with design integrated, and fine art with design as its main inspiration. It's at The Coop tomorrow!

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Chad Kouri and Ina Weise are doing a one of a kind wallpaper installation at the Wow-house show at Johalla Projects

Check it out this Friday, March 2, 2012 from 7-10 pm

Wow-house is a group show featuring visual artists reinterpreting their esthetic through object-based mediums such as furniture and the decorative arts.  The pieces are coming down off the wall and entering the physical space for interaction and function. Anchored by the unique furniture design of Eric Johnson (Thistle Objects), this show promises to reinvent the notion of the household vernacular and showcase the selected artists within a context that they are exploring for the first time at Johalla Projects. This is not a genre or a movement. This is Wow-house.

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Shelter: An Exhibition Exploring Home

If you're in the Bay area this weekend I highly recommend checking out this show. Our friends Zoe Minikes and Emma Bernsohn are taking it upon themselves to creative raise $12,000 to help finish a Habitat for Humanity house for the Mendoza family of Green River Utah.

The home is the first Habitat for Humanity House in the town of Green River, and is being built by the citizen designers at The Epicenter, and affordable housing and small business resource center for Green River, Utah. It's a lovely cause and a fun night there should be some great work there as well.

Date/time: December 4th, 2011 6-10pm
Location: Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

I'll be in town for the show, so I hope to see you then!

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