Drew Griffith and Matthew Whiting:I Don’t Feel at Home in this World

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
Johalla Projects
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.

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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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