This Sat. Feb. 17th the Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space is hosting a show with Chicago artist Tanner Veatch titled Prey for Me. The address is 1254 N. Noble it is about one street north of Noble and Division. So get off at the Division stop on the blue line and head east.
Hello everyone, as I'm sure most of you know our next issue (the April issue) is on sketchbooks, journals and plans.... if you have something brilliant scribbled on a napkin we'll print it! We are moving up our print date on this issue to be apart Vincent Finazzo's show at the Southern Graphics Counsel, so we need all submissions by next Monday! That is Monday Feb. 23rd! So go scan so pages and send them my way, I mean right now, go do it while you are thinking about it!
All images need to be at least 300mp for high resolution printing, most scanners will just do this anyway and you don’t have to think about it but if you have any questions on this front, or on any other front just let me know and I will be more then happy to help where I can. Also if you would rather just give us a sketchbook and have us deal with getting it in digital format we do that too! Just drop me a line (517-281-3530) or send me an e-mail and we can meet up.
We are starting this Blog out on a good foot! I am ever so very pleased to announce that the Happy Collaborationists publication has been archived in the rare book and special collection section of the Library of Congress! I guess that means that we are now legit and all the kids love us. I want to give a great big thanks to all the artists we have worked with in creating this publication, we couldn't have done it with out you!
The Happy Collaborationists is a Chicago based curatorial and artistic entity consisting of Anna Trier, Hadley Vogel, and Meredith Weber. Our focus as “Happy C.” has been to provide a venue for the creation and exhibition of performance, installation and new media derived works. Striving to facilitate the exhibition of projects and artists we believe in through collaboration and dissemination of our philosophy through experience and incorporation. As a collective we exist in solidarity and express this through the donning of blue wigs, creating a visual moniker. Our first manifestation was through a quarterly publication that has evolved into a catalogue of our curated series to serve as a record of the ephemeral events we have hosted. In our most recent endeavor, our curative nature was more expressly connected to our performative practice and propelled us towards a new mode of communication and bridged the gap between art and art events – curation as art.