September 11- solo exhibition with Montgomery Perry Smith

Pit Worship
A Solo Exhibition by Montgomery Perry Smith
Opening Saturday September 11 7-11pm

Creamy, 2008

Deemed one of Chicago’s 2010 Breakout Artists by NewCity Magazine, Montgomery Perry Smith takes over the entirety of Johalla Projects with Pit Worship. Smith’s work is a sideways examination of the human form. Crafting intricate sculptures out of materials ranging from felt and lace to saliva, Smith explores the complexity of human sexuality. Smith’s work bursts with appeal, and speaks heavily of desire, mirroring forms of the body and inviting the viewer to delve in deeper. But under the allure are the traces of frustration and awkwardness standard in sexual exploration. Pit Worship opens at Johalla Projects on Saturday, September 11th.

Contact: Caitlin Arnold or Anna Cerniglia at


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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