cool bitch alert
Coming up on March 15th! CAKE Benefit @ $!TU@T10N$, afterparty for Chicago Zine Fest exhibition day! With performances by Danielle Chenette, GAS MASK Horse, Night Terror, Oozing Wound, and DJ Hujo, start-time 8pm! Move it or loose it! Message us for the address!
cool go hang out at my gfs house
Top: 1973. You love David Bowie and are trying to learn how to play “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” and “Watch That Man.” Then one day in the music store you see it: a songbook! Grab it, buy it and run home.
Bottom: Wait, what? Whose songs are these?
also that parenthetical on London boys…
If you pretend that this week’s episode of Sliders is only about getting stuck in the vortex, you might have a better time. But you might have less fun, tho.
Only three more to go. Jesus Christ.
Original lyric for “Sweet Thing”/”Candidate”, ca. January 1974
I am owning up to the fact that I made this in college.
So you see, my interests are not that surprising!
Look, it’s the Internet in 2014.
Jessica Pierotti's Lake Michigan work is a deliberate rumination on the limits of photography, meditated through a personal connection to the body of water itself. It seems fitting to approach these ideas in this manner - both are vast, both can be imbued with highly subjective significance or just overlooked as an objective entities. Both are complex while seemingly simple on the surface - The Lake is so much more than just the water. Water is malleable, changing to ice or gas and conforming whatever container may hold it, just as photography can adapt to many needs and uses.
Much of Pierotti’s work increasingly is not even photographs, but photo-inspired. Traced line drawing installations (presented at Filter Photo’s show ARGUS) show us the photo, without the photo, and the colored tiles mimic (heavy) pixelization of a photograph of the lake - fields of color that act as minimalistic metaphor for the monotonous expanse of water and land. Enigmatic, yet anonymous enough to not draw attention away from the subject at hand - the photograph (or lack of) itself - The Lake is a perfect backdrop for this endeavor.
The Enigmatic Object
March 7 - 28
Reception: March 7, 5:30 - 8 pm
1821 West Hubbard St
Possibly the first written review/analysis of my work EVER.
So proud to be part of this show and this community in Chicago filled with so many talented and supportive artists. Really. I mean it.
Come to Johalla Projects on Friday 3/7 5:30-8 pm and don’t forget to hit Chicago Artists’ Coalition and The Mission as well!