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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

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PUBLIC HOURS - Victoria Martinez - ELEVEN ELEVEN

PUBLIC HOURS - Every Sunday 11am-2pm

Comfort Station is pleased to announce Eleven Eleven, a exhibition by Victoria Martinez from July 5th through August 2nd. The installation-based exhibition at Comfort Station is in tandem with her artist-in-residence at Elastic Arts.

Between June and August, Martinez will carry out her Eleven Eleven project, which is comprised of an evolving installation at Elastic, an exhibition at Comfort Station in July, and a series of site-specific public sculptures created in collaboration with teens from the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Martinez’s work is characterized by amalgamations of vivid colors and patterns. Her source material ranges from salvaged textiles to bargain piñata materials, which in turn serve as fodder for her various molecular arrangements. Recalling Daniel Buren’s early public works, Martinez often inserts these assemblages into public spaces in her Pilsen neighborhood as a way of dialoguing with abandon spaces and the shifting social patterns that they suggest. It is in this sense that her visual practice is directly linked to her pedagogical background, where her teaching becomes a way of extending this dialogue around place and memory.
Victoria Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA in Fine Art Studio from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010. She works in soft sculpture, installation collage, exploring chance, intuition and the ephemeral. Her work has been showcased at the Center for Hindsight at Duke University, Southside Hub of Production, Maryland Institute College of Art, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the University of Minnesota. Martinez is also dedicated to the advancement of art education and has recently led projects at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Children’s Museum, Urban Gateways, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Comfort Station is a multidisciplinary art space whose mission is to present challenging and stimulating programming that is open and accessible to everyone. We are a community-centric organization offering a wide variety of programs: art exhibitions, concerts, film, workshops, lectures, participatory events, and more. As a historic building in the heart of Logan Square, we aim to create an active intersection of diverse Chicago communities and promote new connections between them.
Elastic Arts works to foster the community of art and culture in Avondale/Logan Square and beyond through developing, hosting, producing, and promoting creative, independent, and local music, performance, and art events. 

Eleven Eleven is curated by Jordan Martins