“Getting Acquainted”, 1.8.10

An exhibition curated by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Daniel Shea, Bocek Park II from the series Baltimore, 2009
Image courtesy of Daniel Shea

We spend our lives surrounded by strangers. They’re sitting at bars, shopping in malls, and working in offices all around us. And while strangers are everywhere, we’re rarely given the chance to explore their circumstances. Conversely, the artists in Getting Acquainted have chosen to spend time with strangers. Anonymously working after the fact, they turn brief encounters into deep, careful records. Through collaborative video work, drawing, photography, and simply listening, these works celebrate the process and products of getting to know a stranger.

Featuring new work by:

In b Flat
Kristin Freeman
Shane Lavalette
Jason Polan
The Listening Project
Daniel Shea

Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 7-10pm

Exhibition runs from January 8-24

Gallery hours are Saturday 1-5pm and by appointment during the week

Contact: johallaprojects@gmail.com or joseph.rynkiewicz@gmail.com


About johallaprojects

Johalla Projects was established in the fall of 2009 by Anna Cerniglia as a venue for emerging and mid-career artists. Located in Chicago's West Town neighborhood, Johalla Projects is a collective space collaborating with artists, writers, and curators. In addition to presenting exhibitions in its gallery space, Johalla works to organize and execute public art projects in neighborhoods across the city of Chicago. Every exhibition and project undergoes a thoughtful selection process, assuring that each show presented by Johalla Projects is comprised of the finest contemporary work.

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