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FULTON MARKET KITCHEN, part art gallery, part craft cocktail bar, and part restaurant, is as stimulating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Conceptualized and designed by Daniel Alonso (Black Bull, Bordel), Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity, integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cocktails and cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture.

The increasingly unhelpful concept of ‘delicacy’ will undergo a critical examination at the October Artist Series “Indelicate,” in which female artists examine what it means to be a woman today. From September 28 to October 30, the lounge of Fulton Market Kitchen will serve as a stage for painters, sculptors, writers, live models, screen-printers and secret-tellers. Each weeknight from 5pm to 11pm, guests of Fulton Market Kitchen lounge will experience—and ideally participate in—a rotating exhibition of live works. Co-curated by Locallective Gallery, the event will feature alternating artists working in the lounge space, culminating in a large-scale exhibition at Locallective gallery on Friday, November 13.


Sep. 28 – Oct. 3: Video Confessional | Artist: Olivia Geyelin

The inaugural project of the month-long Indelicate series sets the tone for open-expression and social commentary, with an opportunity for guests to speak their truths within the confines of an original church confessional. Olivia Geyelin hopes that guests will open themselves up to the camera inside the confessional, and speak to one of several personal prompts. Questions like, "If you are or were in love, tell the story of your first time having intercourse with someone you are/were in love with. Who initiated it? Were you officially couple before or after?" and etc. will be addressed within the four wooden walls. The final video compilation will be shown at the Indelicate Opening Reception at Locallective Gallery in Wicker Park on November 13, 2015.

Oct. 5 – Oct. 9: Screen Printing | Artists: Ashlee Mays & Sara Riley Douglas of Twin Peaks Press

The Chicago-based duo will be bringing their screen-printing studio to Fulton Market Kitchen. Offering guests the opportunity to BYOG (bring your own garment), a new design will be released each day, and available ONLY on the day of release. Previews of designs will be available online.

Oct. 12 – Oct. 16: Projected Graphic Illustration | Artist: Nina Palumbo

Working on a Wacom tablet, Nina’s process will be projected on the walls of Fulton Market Kitchen’s lounge in real time, giving guests a unique opportunity to watch the lines and shapes take on a life of their own. All illustrations and works created for Indelicate will be printed in-house and will be available for purchase.

Oct. 19 – Oct. 23: Words To Inspire | Artists: Isabella Copeland & Jackie Trezzo

Using a typewriter, calligraphy, and other written forms, Isabella will expound on the concept of Indelicate, and Jackie will create a multi-media project or series in the same space, using photography, found objects, and raw materials. Constantly engaged in an artistic dialogue, the two works will be constant and evolving sources of inspiration for the artists to pull from. Individual and joint works will be available for purchase once complete.

Oct. 26 – Oct. 30: Live Figure Painting | Artist: Lydia Cash

Semi-nude models will pose in an antique French boudoir set, complete with silken clad models, and plush, romantic furniture. The Indelicate team encourages all local artists to take advantage of the opportunity for live figure drawing by bringing their own paper and materials.

For those less artistically inclined, the creation of Lydia Cash’s live work will more than compensate for the experience. Cash’s gestural, soulful, painting will take over the Fulton Market Kitchen space for the final week of Indelicate’s Artist Series. Her final pieces will be available for purchase.

The models of the Tableau Vivant are co-curated by Glamour Girl, a magazine used to promote, support and showcase the work of emerging and forward-thinking, female creatives. Glamour Girl’s newest volume will be available for purchase throughout the week.

More details on each artist and their showcase at Fulton Market Kitchen can be found here

Fulton Market Kitchen’s 5x5 Series hopes to create a new experience for Chicago’s creative community by juxtaposing modern dining and a rotating curation of artists.

Each week, a different artist transforms our lounge space into their personal studio, giving guests a unique opportunity to learn, engage, and get inspired.

The live creation of art serves to infuse our dining space with a relaxed, creative energy as artists unveil their methods, so often hidden behind the scenes. Come join our creative community: talk with an artist, purchase a piece of work, or simply watch art come to life as you dine.

All artist work is available for purchase upon completion.


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