Tegan Brace & Alex Bradley Cohen at stARTup Fair

MileNorth Hotel, Room 510, 166 East Superior Street

Hours: Friday 12- 6 PM
Saturday 12- 7 PM
Sunday 12- 5 PM

Adults: $15
Students & Seniors with ID: $10
Children admitted FreeShow a valid ticket from EXPO Chicago and receive $5 off your ticket price! 

Tegan is inspired by a woman's prerogative to leisurely fail while maintaining integrity.  Influenced by psychedelic craft process and a philosophy of casualness, her installations and objects question what it means to find oneself across different dimensions.  $$Money-rich Cyanotans$$, dancing architectural elements, and pieces of peace signs break into the complexities of rest and work and relaxation. She is collecting the essentials for A NEW WORLD AURA.
Alex Bradley Cohen is interested in depicting a spectrum of human experience, using the figure to explore past experiences, personal transitions, love, fear, anxiety, as well as personal and interpersonal relationships. His paintings investigate the human condition, elaborating on its many forms both extreme and eclectic. Figures and colors swarm together taking from the "real" and re-imagining them in new contexts, as new objects. This takes the work into new realms that are emotionally imaginative as well as manipulative, taking objects from life and reevaluating their meaning and significance through color, form, and material. 
Tegan Brace is a visual artist from Indiana who has been living and working in Chicago since 2007. She received her BFA from Appalachian State University in 2007 and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Upon graduation, Brace has inserted her swiftly crafted objects and installations into public and private spaces in the greater Chicago area. She has exhibited her work with Roots & Culture, Comfort Station, Third Object, 2nd Floor Rear, ADDS Donna, and Acre.
Alex Bradley Cohen lives and works in Chicago, IL. Cohen is an alumnus of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is recipient of the 2014 James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include Slow, Chicago, IL, ACRE, Chicago, IL, Roots & Culture, Chicago IL and The Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. His work was featured on the cover of New American Paintings (issue 113, 2014).