Feb 4th 2017

Fontaine Capel: Por La Mañana: A Community Cafe

@ Hume Chicago

3242 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Saturday, February 4th, from 10AM - 2PM

On view through Tuesday, February 28th

The preparation of cafecitos—diminutive cups of stovetop espresso— is a time-honored Cuban ritual. This screwing, unscrewing, piling, scooping, and stirring is the first action of the day, and is performed as an act of familial love.

In Por La Mañana: A Community Café, Cuban-American artist Fontaine Capel will transform the storefront gallery she co-founded—Hume Chicago—into a domestic space. The installation borrows visual elements from her grandparents’ Brooklyn apartment which, after nearly fifty years of her family’s continuous residence, is now being converted into luxury apartments.

Neighbors in rapidly gentrifying Logan Square will be welcomed into the space with bilingual signage, hot cafecitos, and the opportunity to sit around the kitchen table and talk with their neighbors.


Part of 2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL

2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL is moveable feast of artist-run events, projects, exhibitions, and performances that shine a light on the occult, hidden nature of alternative arts practices and the communities of care that spring up around them. The 2017 edition of 2nd Floor Rear kicks off with a dinner party on the evening of Friday, February 3, continues on Saturday, February 4, with events throughout Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park, and wraps up wraps up on Sunday, February 5, with events spanning Pilsen and Little Village. Over 125 Chicago artists, curators, organizers, and venues are participating in 35 events.

2ndfloorrear.org | fontainecapel.com | humechicago.org

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