7/20/14

Gran OM Meets Chicago

Hours: Open by Appointment



Gran OM Meets Chicago:
Contemporary Political Mexican Poster Art
Friday, August 15 – September 14, 2014
In collaboration with Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Out Post, Mexico City based artist Gran OM debuts his solo exhibition, "Gran OM meets Chicago".

Mexico City’s most recognized wheat paste and poster artist. Working in Mexico’s rich tradition of the political poster, and contemporary gig poster design. Gran OM, Omar Inzunza will exhibit for the first time in Chicago at Cobalt Studio. Creating a wheat paste installation and displaying his posters, Gran OM transcends the worlds of propaganda and street art. His contemporary aesthetics reflect a rich commentary on today’s social issues.
As one of Mexico’s most respected music video, film directors and multi media creators. Gran OM has his finger on the pulse of contemporary social political themes that are affecting communities today. Coinciding with his visit to Chicago throughout the month of August, he will also be creating two site-specific murals in Pilsen. Dates and locations are to be announced. Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Outpost welcomes Gran OM for his first solo exhibition in Pilsen.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 – 10pm. "Gran OM Meets Chicago" will be open to the public through September 14 at Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street, Chicago. IL 60608. This event is free and open to the public.
Colbalt 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’s art studio. He exhibits work by emerging artists and experimental art collectives, as well as invites guest curators that share a common vision. Colbalts mission is to present contemporary practices that are relevant and engaging to the community. More information about Colbalt Studio can be found at colbaltartstudio.blogspot.com
Pilsen Outpost is a local Chicago artist collective and pop-up shop comprised of Teresa Magaña, Pablo Ramirez and Diana Solís, longtime Pilsen artists and residents. Founded in 2013, Pilsen Outpost has sought to provide a much needed outlet for engaging the public with local emerging artists, working within the Contemporary arts scene by promoting their work through exhibitions, workshops, collaboration and sales. We carry the works and craftsmanship of over 30 local artist and artisans, from original work, prints, artist custom toys, hand crafted clothing and accessories including the print and poster art of international artists such as Gran OM from Mexico City. More information about Pilsen Outpost can be found at www.pilsenoutpost.com.
 
Colbalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608 cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com

7/6/14

VISIT COBALT JULY 11TH

Our Closing Party
6PM-10PM

We will offer NEW original coasters at discount prices.
Wood
Ceramic
Cork
Metal
all unique...Some 20%-50% OFF the original price. Save the Date!

Cash and Credit accepted.

6/28/14

A Viking Invasion Across America



LIVE MUSIC!!! From Denmark, New York, and touring across the U.S.

BROTHERS MOVING playing at
COBALT STUDIO
Sunday, June 29 
6PM



Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street
Chicago IL 60608

5/21/14

COAST TO COASTER

The long awaited return of the Coaster Show is happening at Cobalt Studio this year. Save the Date.

SOUTH SIDE MANIFESTO

Our friend Mike Pocius is putting together a massive group show at Co-Prosperity Sphere. Here is the flyer with a CALL FOR ARTISTS. Contact Mike about participating.

COLLABORATION SHOW

Viewing hours for our Collaboration Show exhibition will be posted to our FB page. Weekends are available and by appointment.  Be sure to find more info on Twitter also.   All art work is available for purchase for the current show.

5/7/14

COLLABORATION SHOW SUBMISSIONS ARE COMING IN

Artists Danielle Rappaport & Nelson Kahikina
Submission: "Cloud Flight" 2014, (detail) mixed media, framed size: 25"x25"x2"


Collaboration Show Deadline

The Collaboration Show Deadline is upon us. Make sure all work is labeled and priced, but most important ready to hang. Cobalt's commission is on 35% of the cash sale price. 40% in sales using credit cards. Price your work accordingly.

Arrange to drop off your work this weekend.
1-5pm Saturday 5/10
and 1-4 Sunday 5/11. 

Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street. [1st]
Be cautious about parking, 21st Street is a 1136 Permit Parking ONLY zone. Damen is a good alternative most of the time.

Coaster Show submissions will also be accepted.

4/24/14

SOUTHSIDE MANIFESTO at CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE


SOUTHSIDE MANIFESTO at CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE
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((((((((((OPENING SEPT. 19, 2014)))))))))))
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 South Morgan Street
Chicago Illinois, 60608
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*ART FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
*STAMP OUT HYPOCRISY
*REGAIN DEMOCRACY
*EXPOSE CONTEMPORARY DECIETS
-------NOW! NOW! NOW!-------

If you care to participate in this affirmative action show.
Contact Mike Pocius of The Birdhouse Museum of Bridgeport.
Call 630.248.9008 or to schedule deliveries of work contact Co-Prosperity Sphere via email: edmarlumpen[at]gmail[dot]com

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DEADLINE: AUG. 31, 2014
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ALL MEDIUM AND TECHNIQUES ACCEPTED

4/1/14

COLLABORATION SHOW 2014

 
We invite you to see a new group exhibition. Showing the work made by artists collaborating in various mediums and techniques. All the work has been made in the spirit of creativity and collaboration amongst artist.

 Opens FRIDAY: May 16 at 6PM

 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.

3/24/14

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



 


 


 

 

3/6/14

EFFIGY by Gary L.White

COBALT STUDIO is proud to present
EFFIGY by Gary L.White



EFFIGY by Gary L.White
April 4th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 5-10pm
Open Hours: To be announced

The collection of ceramic sculptures, explores the overlapping of time, generations,Cultures,the spiritual and non spiritual.The religious and secular.
It is a look into the universal idea of identity,and what it means in a postmodern world, through the lens of the Native/Black Indian southern experience.

A famous Quote by southern writer William Faulkner states that "The past is never really past." The idea of the past being just as much apart of the present,as well as the future is the bases for Effigy, the current body of work of Nashville Based Artist Gary L.White.

Gary L. White’s heritage is just about as all-American as you can get — he counts Cherokee, Creek and African-American among his bloodlines — and the artist credits this melting-pot background as a major influence in his work. A graduate of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, White is exhibiting a new collection of clay sculptures made in his Nashville studio.


 COBALT STUDIO
1950 W 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608

2/27/14

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
Juan Fernandez

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

2/25/14

PURE BLOOD new work by MANDY CANO VILLALOBOS


 
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
We are a people of ethnic amalgamations and historical palimpsests. We claim distant ancestral origins to affirm our identities, while concepts of Purity and Otherness dwindle with each generation. Pure Blood calls attention to these uncertainties. The works included weave religious narratives with colonial pasts and immigration presents, to question our society’s fluctuating identities and affiliations.
Limpeza de Sangre (“Cleanliness of Blood”): Following the mass expulsion of Jews and Muslims during the late 1400s, Spain instituted laws of Limpieza de sangre. These laws distinguished the Jews and Muslims who had converted to Christianity from those who could trace their religious affiliation through family lineage. Having more to do with politics and ancestry than faith, Limpieza de sangre provided the grounds for extreme prejudice against those of “unclean blood”. During the colonization of the Americas, the ideas behind Limpieza de sangre were transferred to a caste system that further built upon discrimination.
With these reconfigured shirts I examine the present-day manifestations of such views. Each shirt, given to me by a Latin American immigrant, was once worn for daily work. I have then unstitched and torn apart each shirt, re-forming it into a fragmented quilt. Referencing the uncleanliness Judaic and Muslim traditions have associated with pigs (and in turn, the pig’s redemptive connotations within a Christian tradition), I then soaked the piece-meal shrouds in pig’s blood. Questions arise. What is clean and un-clean? Who designates these definitions, and who lives by them? How have our cultural, ethnic and historical identities formed our current prejudices? And, in light of the influx of immigrants to the United States, who is asking these questions, and to whom?
Cuzco School: The Cuzco School was a painting institution established by Spanish colonialists in the New World (Peru). The school’s objective, to teach indigenous subjects a European painting style, utilized art-making as a vehicle for imperialist gain. I repurpose the pig as a dual signifier for redemption and filth, branding the foot with decorative designs appropriated from paintings produced within the Cuzco tradition.

Mandy Cano Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist who currently resides in the Midwest. The child of a migrant family, she has lived in fourteen states and two countries. Her work focuses upon life’s ephemerality and identity shaped by location and collective memory. Cano Villalobos’ practice encompasses installation, performance, and object/textile-based work. She currently teaches at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions at venues including the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum (Clinton, NY), Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Ukranian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), Wisconsin Union Directorate (Madison, WI), The Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum (East Lansing, MI), and Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC). La Casa Pauly in Puerto Montt, Chile hosted Cano Villalobos’ first international solo exhibition in January 2013. She was recently an artist in residence at Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) based in Steuben, WI and Chicago.
More information about Mandy Cano Villalobos can be found at www.mandycano.com.

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.