Saturday, April 27, 2013
6:00pm - VIP Preview
7:00pm-12:00am Open House
2000 W Fulton Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors, Chicago, IL 60612
Suggested donation: $10
Fulton Street Collective is pleased to announce their 2013 Spring Open House. Guests are invited to tour the studios, meet the artists, and enjoy an evening immersed in local art, music and performance. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 7pm - Midnight, with a VIP preview at 6pm, at their gallery and studios at Fulton and Damen, 2000 W Fulton Street, 2nd & 3rd Floors, Chicago, 60612. A suggested donation of $10 directly supports the cost of materials and programming.
Twice a year, the Fulton Street Collective opens its doors to the public to showcase the members’ artwork, the mission of the collective, and the work of their partner organizations. FSC supporters and new visitors alike are invited to enjoy small bites and beverages while supporting Chicago’s vibrant and innovative art scene. The event offers a unique opportunity for guests to experience a behind-the-scenes look inside the studios of local artists working in a range of media. A program of live music, dance, and performance art will complement the visual art exhibition.
Fulton Street Collective is organizing a powerful roster of artists, musicians, and performance groups to participate this year. Entertainment will include live performances on both floors every hour including performances by Laboratory Dancers and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. A members’ exhibition organized by Karen Parisian, Jenny Stocker, and Kevin O'Rourke will be on view in the main gallery. The show will feature a selection of work by FSC members and include painting, printmaking, glass, sculpture, photography, and digital media. Additional exhibitions and installations will occupy shared studio spaces.
Saturday, March 23
Fulton Street Collective, 2000 W Fulton St
lionvsgorilla (LVG) is a chicago-based curatorial collaboration with a mission of encouraging collaboration, fostering community, and challenging barriers between viewers and artists. we believe that art should be rowdy, that people should fight for it, and that viewing should never be passive.
LVG is proud to present our next show, appetite for destruction, featuring work involving ships and champagne, balls, uranium cake, paintballs and slingshots, a special performance (with dance party) by pastel fractal, wool, ramen noodles, obsessively constructed chairs, sugar and coffee, welcome mats, and more. all of the work featured in this show was lovingly created to be destroyed. Join us for an evening of mayhem, destruction, and craft beer at 8pm on Saturday, 3/23/13, at the fulton street collective (2000 w. fulton, chicago).
Sponsored by Koval Distillery and Finch's Beer Company.
welcome to the jungle
we got fun 'n' games
we got evrything you want
honey we know the names
Pastel Fractal (Alexander DeGraaf with Tucker Hagge & Selden Paterson)
Saturday, March 2
Fulton Street Collective, 2000 W Fulton St
Winter weather got you down? Laboratory Dancers would like to invite YOU to a sizzling-hot night of revelry in support of our tour to the West Coast this summer! Join us for live music, a bad-ass raffle, the warming effects of alcohol, and, of course, dancing!
$5 Suggested Donation
Special thanks to our beer sponsor The Berghoff Brewery!
The Fox & The Hounds
OR/G/N - a multi-media performance collaboration by Jessie Winslow, Blake Russell, Sam Hertz, and URiEL
Xavier Saint DeathWolf
Ongoing February 28 - April 20, 2013
Curated by FSC Member Steve Juras
Averill and Leviton A+D Gallery of Columbia College
Market Value: Examining Wealth and Worth is a multi-faceted investigation of economic, commercial and aesthetic value. Featuring artists from across the country working in a variety of media, this formal and conceptual cross section unpacks the tenuous relationship between value, wealth, and worth in contemporary culture.
Participating artists include Alice Bradshaw, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Angela Finney-Hoffman, Kyle Fletcher, Jason Frohlichstein, Mark Merrit, Mitch Hollingsworth, William Napperson, Steve Moore, Ches Perry, Chad Person, Jason Polan, and William Powhida.
Exhibition runs from February 28 — April 20, 2013 at the Averill and Leviton A+D Gallery of Columbia College.
The Fulton Street Collective is proud to announce yoga classes beginning January 6th.
Classes taught by FSC member Jack Ryan. Free for the entire month!
November 30th to December 5th (by appointment only)
Opening Reception: November 30th 6-11pm
Fulton Street Collective
2000 W. Fulton St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Fulton Street Collective is pleased to present For Good Measure and Achroma, a joint exhibition of new work by Todd Siegel and Steve Juras. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday November 30, from 6-11 p.m.
Steve Juras' work explores the perception and value of art objects. The work not only demands focused attention but also calls for self-questioning of established ideas. In this way, the work constitutes an artistic practice for both artist and viewer, a disciplined and sustained exercise in contemplation, investigation, and the process and materials of painting. The exercise begins with a formal restriction: eliminate color. This limitation focuses attention on fundamental elements of art making: composition, contrast, texture and pattern. Unpredictably, the removal of color not only highlights formal qualities, but begins an exploration into the basic material aspects of a painting (wood support, canvas ground, wire hangers, etc.) Simply put, Achroma is an assemblage of objects employing conventional and experimental methods of construction. Viewed more broadly, the work is a visual field within which to explore some of the most basic questions we face: What are we looking for here? What is being said? Must anything be said? Of what value is this exercise?
Todd Siegel presents a series of artworks that question the concept of measurement in school systems and systems of thinking. His artwork is about and relates to education, teaching, and learning. Through his work he questions the system of measurement that is being promoted in America by creating artwork that disputes the logic that has led to the intense standardized testing, unhealthy teaching situations and standardized teaching methods. His drawings, collages, and video installations do this by creating an absurd logic, one that questions what we perceive as normal modes of measurement or thinking. He includes in his work carefully drawn mice and other animals to represent the students or ourselves as test subjects inside mazes created with testing materials. Some of his work displays emotional marks to represent messes and mistakes that usually are not accepted in schools, and collages of illogical situations that question the type of teaching promoted in schools.
For more information: stevejuras.com 773.844.0210 or www.toddsiegelart.com 773.983.0401.
FSC member Steve Juras will be showing a new piece, Elementary my dear Watson, in the New Sacred exhibition at Jupiter Outpost from Nov. 2 - Dec. 2, 2012.
According to curator Kyle Fletcher, New Sacred is "an art show capturing spirituality. From secular to materialism to religion all forms of personal spirituality are in an interesting state of flux. New Sacred takes an inclusive focus on the belief in something greater."
Participating artists include:
Zach Hobbs, Chicago
Joshua Longbrake, Chicago
Peter Holland, New York
Rachael Zalutsky, Chicago
Emily Haasch, Chicago
Steve Juras, Chicago
Ryan Maher, San Diego
Jason Frohlichstein, Chicago
Patrick Gantert, New York
Brad Troemel, New York
Opening reception is Nov. 2, 2012 from 7p-10p.
This image, titled "For Cyrus," was created in response and in support of my friends, the Korotkos.
Jenny and Zach Korotko found out August 14th that baby Cyrus was diagnosed with spina bifida. The extent of his difficulties will be unknown until he is born and perhaps may not arise for a while after that. Baby Cyrus will require at least one corrective surgery after birth, possibly more. At this point there is no telling how extensive his neural tube defect is and what type of inpatient and outpatient care he will need after he is born.
Here is how you can help the Korotkos:
We need to raise money specifically to help cover the Korotkos' medical costs related to Cyrus's diagnosis. These costs are exacerbated by the fact that Jenny will soon be losing her job and insurance coverage.
Your contribution will go directly toward:
Health insurance payments
Baby items best suited for babies with spina bifida
In addition, this hand-carved and hand pressed block print may be purchased for a donation of $10 or more and 100% of this donation will go directly to the Korotko family. This print will be available at the Fulton Street Collective Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13th from 6pm to Midnight. A portion of every piece of artwork purchased on this evening will also go to the care of Cyrus. You may also contact me directly at:
For more information, see the link provided below. Thank you for your support. And thank you again.