clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Labrabbit Optics Celebrates One Year Birthday and Not Burning Down

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

In the past year, day in and day out it has been business as usual for Ukrainian Village Eyewear boutique, Labrabbit Optics (that's a good thing). Late last week, they sent us a pretty heavy invite to their one year birthday event (free and open to the public) highlighting the honesty and vision behind the business.

"Somehow we managed to avoid getting shut
down by the police or having the building burn down... so we’re having a celebration. ... This event marks the debut of our first ever video installation, as we
welcome the saccharine imagery of award-winning video artist and VJ Galina Shevchenko. “This is Not an Eye Candy” is a multi-channel animated video exploration, a diagram “connecting the video substance with the intimate reality of the brain through a vast mental web of icons and symbols.” Combining spontaneous lines and heavily processed video into infinite loops of sprawling baroque folds and sensual uncertainty, Shevchenko juggles between “the new technology” and painting, evoking mythological dependencies and emotional permutations."

Also to celebrate the event, Labrabbit Optics will be offering 30% off the entire
stock of frames. They even went out on a special buy to bring their limited, artisan and vintage selection to over 600 frames.
· Labrabbit Optics [Official Site]

Labrabbit Optics

1104 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 773 957 4733

Labrabbit Optics

1104 N Ashland, Chicago IL