First Art Work, 2016

image by: Snow Yunxue Fu

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker. Co-curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu, this culminating HATCH Projects exhibition brings together contemporary artists from both Chicago and St. Louis.

The two groups encounter each other as strange reflections, both individually and as cities. A convergence of works and styles, as if in a hall-of-mirrors, suggests the multifaceted feelings of admiration, competition, aversion, and desire experienced when facing one’s own reflection.

Featured Chicago-based HATCH Projects artists are Jeffrey Michael Austin, Hideous Beast, Jessica Caponigro, Snow Yunxue Fu, Andy Roche, and Rafael E. Vera. Featured St. Louis-based artists are Brandon Anschultz, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Michael Byron, Sage Dawson, Lilly Randall, and Deborah Alma Wheeler. The exhibition will travel to Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts in St. Louis later in 2016.

You Are Looking Good, A Real Good Looker runs from January 8 – 28. An opening reception will take place on Friday, January 8 from 6 – 9 pm at the Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.

Opening Night:

Hideous Beast will perform, First Art Work, continuously from 6 – 9 pm during the opening reception.

Gallery Talk:

On Saturday, January 16, from 1 – 3 pm, co-curators Allison Lacher and Cole Lu will lead a discussion with exhibiting artists Jeffrey Michael AustinLyndon Barrois Jr.Jessica Caponigro, and Sage Dawson. After the discussion, there will be an open session with other exhibiting artists who will provide a tour and talk about their work with individuals. This event is free and open to the public.