Events

Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently

 

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CAC x CS: Jessica Caponigro and Zach Hobbs

At the event, Zach Hobbs and Jessica Caponigro will facilitate a low pressure happening, where guests are invited to create collaborative large scale wallpaper made from markers and Post Its.  The Post Its will be attached to the outside of the building, starting with the windows and branching out. Hobbs and Caponigro frequently work on collaborative drawings, and their differing styles will encourage a large variety of participants. In addition to invited artists, they will encourage people of all ages and levels of experience who happen to pass by Comfort Station to add to the wallpaper.

 The temporary and seemingly unimportant nature of Post Its will hopefully encourage spontaneous participation while providing a uniform background. The site specific event will occur over several hours and the resulting drawing will be documented, then removed.

 
Zach Hobbs (b. 1979) lives and works in Chicago.  Hobbs received his BFA from Auburn University in 2002.  He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the United States, including at the Elmhurst Art Museum, South Dakota State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Maryland Art Gallery.  As both a solo artist and a founding member of the design group Young Monster, Hobbs has been frequently featured in publications and has received notable awards for his graphic work.  He enjoys lifting weights, reading conspiracy theory, and telling stories.  His work can be seen at http://hobbzoid.tumblr.com.

 

Before receiving her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jessica Caponigro attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned her BA in the History of Art. In her work, Caponigro explores ideas of restriction through repetition, reproduction, and translation. She has taught classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Olive Harvey College, and currently teaches studio and academic classes at Harold Washington College. She has exhibited work at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Highland Park Art Center. Her work is in the permanent collections at California State Long Beach and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection. She is a member of the feminist art collective Tracers, and frequently participates in workshops, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and NYU Florence.  More of her work can be seen at www.jessicacaponigro.com.