JOHALLA PROJECTS

art curatorial collective






167 N Green
Shapack Partners

Johalla Projects is excited to announce the completion of a large-scale curatorial installation at 167 Green Street, located in Chicago’s Fulton Market. Johalla Projects collaborated with Shapack Partners, Gensler, and Focus Development to conceptualize the acquisition of an exciting art collection as well as large-scale art installations and projects.

When developing the art collection, Johalla Projects focused on highlighting Chicago-based artists with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. Artistic voices come from a range of cultures, races, genders, and backgrounds and together form a constellation of creative innovation speaking for the pulse of Contemporary art.  The collection also includes a historic through line with vintage lithographs of Alexander Calder’s Braniff Airlines posters from the 1970s and works by Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly from the French art magazine “Derrière le Miroir.” Blending vintage with contemporary, European with American, harmonizes the collection with the architecture’s cohesive mix of modern design and contemporary style.

Engaging with the building’s exterior facade, Johalla Projects collaborated with artist Cody Hudson to create a modern public mural that inlays into passerby’s daily life. Hudson’s practice blends geometric forms with organic shapes to create a visual language that embraces juxtaposition and multiplicities. Reflecting on the history of public murals in the West Loop, Hudson adds subtle modernism to the scene with his abstract composition. With crisp lines and geometric forms, the mural calls to mind mid-century artworks and installations with references to timeless paintings from 50s-70s artists like Frank Stella and Stuart Davis. Be sure to stop by and view this new addition to the West loop.