Tag Archive for Co-Prosperity Sphere

Decked Out

The kids wore loose beanies, boots, and the occasional snapback–the expected skateboarder uniform. But gathered together Saturday night at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, the skaters’ boards were up on the walls rather than under their feet. Throughout the gallery, skateboard decks…

Survey Says

[nggallery id=31] When Watie White draws his subjects, he tells their story through his eyes. He renders the faces of friends and strangers as enormous black and white woodcuts. Included in the “Survey” collection on display at the Co-Prosperity Sphere…

Digital Enchantment

  [nggallery id=27] Clad in sequined jackets, thick-framed glasses, animal prints, and the like, Chicago’s hippest 20-somethings came out for a night of art and beer at the Octagon Gallery’s latest show last Friday. Housed at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in…

The Art of Drink

Rarely does Skittle-infused vodka lead to good choices. But for Graham Hogan and Joseph Rynkiewicz, the candy cocktail led to an innovative new venture in Chicago art commerce. The Hornswaggler Collection made its public debut last Friday night, in the place where it all began–Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Bridgeport

Bridgeport is one of Chicago’s “up-and-coming” neighborhoods. New foodie havens, a booming arts scene, and hopping nightlife beckon twenty-somethings and art types from across the city. While it is certifiably hip, Bridgeport feels strangely isolated from its surrounding communities in terms of geography and character, which gives it a quirky, organic hometown vibe.

Home on the Range

Friday night’s opening of “Riders,” Co-Prosperity Sphere’s latest installation, felt a little bit like a family reunion for the family you probably never had. The exhibition focuses on how the beauty of Mexican ranch life can be simultaneously maintained and reinvented in new spaces–from Mexico to Indiana to the white walls of this Chicago art gallery.

Mark My Words

Typeforce 2, which opened last Friday at Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere, makes a strong case for Chicago’s place as the second city of typographic design.