Naïeveté Studios Open House
Naïeveté Studios/Artists' Co-op, the hosts of the Second Sun gatherings I've posted about several times, held their Galaxy Angel Trunk Show yesterday and today. The show-sale featured visual, video, sonic, print, plastic, and craft works by many of the artists affiliated with the co-op, including Niz[zo]; D. Denenge Akpem; E2 Photos & Deserts; HAJI Couture; Naïeveté Records; and Krista Franklin.
I wasn't able to attend last night's Galaxy Angel Afterparty, which featured DJ Itch 13, live performances, and an open mic, but I did stop by today and got to speak with some of the artists who were exhibiting, as well as a number of other Chicagorati who'd dropped by to stay warm, view the art, converse, select potential holiday gifts, and announce upcoming projects and events. I snapped a few photos when not sampling the delicious "hot," which the antidote, along with all the beauty on display, for the Wintry City's ferocious cold spell.
One of the displays, featuring Krista Franklin's work
People chatting, in front of a video projection
Niz's, E2's, and others' works
Some of Niz's LP paintings (the three in the second row are my favorites)
A tarot reading
One of the youngest revelers
More Virtual Chicago
Foster Avenue, Chicago, under a full moon (and 12°F cold)