Jun 6th 2015

Stella Brown: Golden Spike

@ Comfort Station

2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Opening Saturday, June 6th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, June 28th

Golden Spike: Rock Shop of theAnthropocene opens on Saturday, June 6th. For the entire month, Comfort Station will be converted into a roadside rock shop with specimens and merchandise for sale alongside works by artists in conversation about the contemporary geologic condition. As a hybrid shop/space, the rock shop will stand as a talisman of the quintessential American road trip experience; a space to explore collection, commodification, geology and our manufactured environment.

Artist/organizer, Stella Brown draws on her experience as a prop buyer and set dresser to create an environment for artists and viewers to engage in a discussion about our urban geologic existence.

As a rockshop of the Anthropocene, the shop will feature rocks, minerals, and metals from the proposed current geologic epoch: the Anthropocene, which is defined by mankind’s permanent effects on the world’s geologic and environmental record. As the symbol of this shift, the golden spike acts as the visible point in the
stratigraphic record where one can mark the ending of the former Holocene epoch, and the beginning of the Anthropocene. With the work selected for Golden Spike, Brown asks an intriguing question: What would a rock shop of the new era look like?

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