¡Action Figures! and 18th St. Pilsen Open Studios this Weekend

¡Action Figures! 
Curated by Cobalt Studio and Nicole Marroquin

Opening Reception Friday, 10/14 6pm-10pm
10/14/11- 10/30/11
Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St, Storefront
Viewing appointments Call 773.644.1163
Action figures allow us to animate the inanimate, activate the inactive and stimulate fantasies. The exhibition !Action Figures! explores the relationships between direct action, the figurative art tradition, kinetics, performance, participation, activism, intervention and play.

Saul Aguirre - PerformanceCharcko & Alfredo Arcos - Video 
PBR Street gang (Juan Compean/Antonio Martinez/Jose Arceo) - Sculpture
Micheal FlynnDirect action/Photo 
Eric J. Garcia - Sculpture
Andres Hernandez - Video/photography
Erik Howard - Community activist work/Photography
Cara Levine & Cassie ThorntonPerformance/photodocument
Naomi Martinez - Figurine and sequential art
Carrie Morris - Bedaya Macbeth Puppetry installation
Daniel Pugh- sculpture/performance
Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa - Documentation of (local) direct action
Diana Solis - Drawings
Adrienne Vetter - Figurines
Build-a-Beaner Fiesta Time Exploratorium Experience (Aaron Michael Morales/Paloma Martinez-Cruz/Nuco Villanueva ) Painting/Performance
Eric Warner - photography
Wesley Wilson - Interactive game 

October 15, 16  -9th annual 18th St. Pilsen Open Studios

That's right! Cobalt Studio is on the map again this year for the 9th 18th St Pilsen Open Studios. WE ARE  #21  Cobalt Studio1950 W. 21st St, Storefront space! 

Come enjoy our October 'Action Figures' exhibit AND step back for a VIP tour of Adriana Baltazar and Antonio Martinez's work space for the open studio experience!

Extending from Western Ave. to Halsted (16th St. to 24th St.), the event will largely feature the work of artists residing in the Pilsen area, as well as other local, national, and international artists invited to exhibit at select galleries. Last year, over 4,000 people descended onto Pilsen to enjoy a celebration of art, culture and community. 

This year, over 75 artists will be showcasing their work in more than 35 studios, alternative spaces, and cafes. 

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