Thursday, December 11, 2014
SOLID STATE VINTAGE in Pilsen presents BACK PANELS
Friday December 12th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm
1710 S Ashland
15 artists pay tribute to the denim jacket, including:
Lilian Martinez (BFGF)
Curated by Julio Chaves (Solid State owner - Instagram: @solidstategoods) and Oscar Arriola (Local street art expert - Instagram: @oscararriola)
More info on the Solid State Vintage Facebook page.
See you there!
"A special evening for our friends to toast the holiday and celebrate our Holiday Gift Shop launch with signature pieces under $100"
December 11th - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
900 N. Michigan Ave. - level 5
Local, luxurious and now also affordable! Love the beanies!
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Nailicious Nail Salon (3734 W. Division St.), is please to announce a site- specific salon inspired exhibition, #Nailbait by artist Helen Maurene Cooper. #Nailbait is an installation of new photographs and original nail -themed wallpaper designed specifically for the Nailicious salon. In this project, Cooper expands her already existing collaboration with Glynnus Alexander and Yada Fernandez Ruiz (formally of Naughty Nailz and now co-owners of Nailicious). Over the past few years, the three have worked together on fine art, commercial and preformative public projects, focusing on the specific flavor of fashion in the Chicago nail community.
Serving as an inside joke to those in the beauty industry, this new series of photographic works are influenced by the styling of Patrick Nagel’s salon appropriated lithographs from the 1980s and 1990s, using the reference of the salon to generate new art for a salon. The nail sets displayed in the images were designed specifically for the photographs in the exhibition, fusing freestyle brushwork, 3D acrylic sculpture and current nail shapes like stilettos and horse shoe. Cooper has also used these new nail photographs as source material that morph into decorative variations of floral and kaleidoscope wallpaper permanently installed in the salon.
For more on the project see
Please join us on December 6th from 5-8 P.M. for a reception
Embellished manicures $20
Nailicious nail salon (3734 W. Division St.)