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Johalla Projects is excited to host the release party for 100 Polaroids, Patrick Sansone’s new book of photographs. This past summer, we exhibited Sansone’s polaroids in the Art of Touring; these images were the product of years of travel with his band, Wilco, that begun as a therapeutic activity to relieve the stress of touring. Though untrained as a photographer, his compositions reflect the vernacular style of Walker Evans and Amy Stein and present a conceptual landscape of America as seen through Sansone’s eye.
Please join us on Friday, November 19, 2010, 8-12pm to celebrate the release of 100 Polaroids and view the photographs from the text. Copies of 100 Polaroids will be for sale and Sansone will available to sign them. First 150 signed and numbered. Foreword by Nels Cline. Polaroids are not for sale, but reprints may be purchased.
I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD
Drew Griffith and Matthew Whiting
Opening Friday November 5, 7-11pm
November 5 – November 28, 2010
1561 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor
Matthew Whiting Resurrection Meteor 2010 Drew Griffith The Silent Tears of the Albacore 2009
Brought on by a prevailing sense of existential calamity, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World addresses both a personal and cultural proclivity towards the end of time. The images depicted by Drew Griffith and Matthew Whiting are like hallucinogenic visions forecasting an impending cataclysm. Through a series of drawings, paintings, and sculptural objects, a linear narrative is constructed weaving these visions together. The fabricated worlds depicted in these works are grounded in reality through the inclusion of customary objects from our own world. The images are rife with the structures synonymous with humans – ships, airplanes, temples, graveyards – but they are all empty. The resulting void is inviting, but speaks of an unseen ominous presence. Opening reception for this exhibition is November 5, 2010 from 7-11pm and runs through November 28, 2010 at Johalla Projects 1561 N Milwaukee 2nd Floor.