01 May 2008


Featuring artists from CHICAGO and NYC
Sponsored by NYC’s Coat of Arms

The Upset, a collective of artists and photographers from Chicago and New York City, is pleased to present a self-titled multi-media art show at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago. The show features over thirty artists with work ranging from photography, paintings, illustrations, street art, and video installations. The show, which aims to champion the work of underexposed artists, runs for two weeks from May 16th through May 25th.

Opening night on Friday, May 16th features a pop-up shop from NYC boutique Coat of Arms selling hard-to-find vintage streetwear and fitted baseball caps from the 1980s and early ‘90s. The Upset will also launch its self-titled independent magazine of photography and illustrations with an interview from video and mixed-media artist Suckadelic. The opening also features DJ sets from Gutter Butter (Chicago), Pork Chop from Exceptor (NYC), and Intel (Chicago).

Artists in the show include: 5003, James Adam, Oscar Arriola, Katie Ashley, Bryan Bowie, Daniel Bremner, Sara Condo, Nicky Dieter, Emone, Falcon, Stefan Fitzgerald, FTrainer, Google Eyes, Patrick Griffen, Haculla, Infinity, Rick Jara, JARE, Juicy, Chris Kerr, Chris Kline, Suzette Lee, Bill McRight, Melon, Mint, Aiko Nakagawa, Pete Nawara, Caroline Voagen Nelson, Antonio Pazaran, Brian Procell, OMG Crew, (Goons, Stomach, Viking), Overconsumer, OZE108, Plasma Slugs, Pork Chop, Peter Puleo, Jory Rabinovitz, Serf, SGS, Christine Sorich, Suckadelic, Maki Terashita, Thor, Anthony Trujillo, UFO, Ryan Valvick, and Vickypages.

The gallery will be open free of charge. Additional hours are May 17th,18th,24th, and 25th from noon-6 pm. Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 South Morgan Street in the Bridge-port neighborhood of Chicago.

The Upset is a community of friends, photographers, and artists who have pooled their talents into an artist’s collective. With a focus on American street culture, The Upset currently curates art events and publishes an independent magazine.

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