“Forever Rotten”, 10.22.10 & 10.23.10

work inspired to stay high and ride it out


“IN OUR SEARCH TO STAY WILD, WE HAVE ALL BEEN COMMITTED TO A LIFE OF TWO WHEELS AND UNFULFILLED WANDERLUST. WITH THIS OUR DESIRES AND THE MACHINES WE BUILD HAVE BECOME POWERED BY THE BREEZE OF FREEDOM”

– Brian Harlow, Joe Suta





photo courtesy of Josh Kurpius




There is nothing wrong with following the American dream. The sad part is, most people never get there. These artists chose to live on two wheels, exploring the ability and freedom to ride. The camaraderie of riding together with the raw power of the machine are expressed through the artwork from these days gone by. This group of men, bonded by a common background, fly in formation across the highways of the American landscape. Photography, drawings, and video capture the beauty of the journey, the haze of the Western sun, and the love for their bikes.

“We are not bikers, I ride to ride which makes other bikers think of us as rotten. They have once called us the Rotten Eagles. We are forever rotten.”

– Joe Suta




Featuring work by:

Adam Wright

Alex Gvojic

Brian Harlow

Chris Lindig

Chris “Turbo” Goff

Harlan Thompson

Josh Kurpius

Joe Suta

Jeff Wright

Ken Nagahara

Max Schaaf

Mitch Cotie

Slippery Pete

Tim O’Keefe

Tim Remis




Johalla Projects
1561 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 22, 7-11 & Saturday, October 23, 7-11




For more information, please email: johallaprojects@gmail.com

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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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