Hey folks – just wanted to put out a quick heads’ up about our friends The Post Family, who have an exhibition opening this Friday night at the Chicago Urban Arts Society, a very cool new(ish) space that has been putting on some very interesting shows. We have been informed that there will be food trucks and home brew available so you have no excuse not to join in on the brotherly love that is Post Family. Full details below.

The Post Family July 8, 2011 – August 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 2011 6PM – 11PM 2229 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
The Post Family has been known for finding inspiration in everything from the monumental to the mundane. Given the opportunity to showcase some of their own work together for the first time in a gallery setting since they opened their doors in 2007, the family has decided to change the typical gallery spotlight from framed finished pieces to the unusual artifacts that fuel the creative process. One part hoarder habits and one part cabinet of curiosity, they aim to share these objects in order to inspire others to take action in making and sharing together. Join us for the opening reception on July 8th for an exhibit of discarded beauty, overlooked treasures & unexplainable collections. Show runs through August 27th. Exhibition is available for viewing during regular gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm – 5pm.

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.