Friday, October 23, 2009
Zombie: A Mindless Affair
gouache on paper
Artist Edra Soto curated a show titled, Zombie: A Mindless Affair, which is opening tonight at Pilsen's Antena Gallery. Info below from Antena's site.
Celebrations that invite us to observe a historical occurrence are still strongly practiced in contemporary culture. Halloween, as celebrated is America, profoundly depicts the strongest features from gothic and horror literature, film, TV, and graphic arts. Among the repertoire of traditional characters, the zombie distinguishes itself for possessing the biology and behavior of a normal human being, yet lacks consciousness. This exhibition uses the vernacular of the mythological zombie as a starting point to engage in ideas of death, mindlessness and symbolisms for the occult and inexplicable. The term zombie also intends to address issues referring to the mindless self in a social spectrum: leading and following; acts of automatism and fanatic behaviors.
ARTISTS: C Through Outfit (Erik Brown, Catie Olsen, Carl Warnik and Dawn Reed), Deborah Boardman, Nate Lee, Jason Mena, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Amanda Browder, Derek Chan, Christopher Simkins, Chris Smith, Ann Toebbe, Harold Mendez, Paul Nudd, Noah Berlatsky, Vladimir Kharitonsky, Dana Peters, Gretel Garcia, Susannah Kite Strang, Rachel Hewitt, Corinne Halbert, Bert Stabler, Beatriz Monteavaro, Miguel Cortez, Edra Soto, Candace Briceno, Death by Design Co. (Teena McClelland and Michelle Maynard), The Wiener Girls (Sydney Croskery and Katey Rafanello), Betsy Odum, Jen Thomas and Bobby Lively, Jacob C. Hammes, Andrea Jablonski, Jeff Libersher, and Aide Martinez.
Irene Perez will also be showing work on the Project Wall Space.
From 6:30-7:00pm on opening night:
Join author Scott Kenemore, artist Mindy Rose Schuartz and collaborators Teena McClelland and Michelle Maynard from Death by Design Co. in conversation. They will talk about the darkness that enlightens their work. Screening of the film made by Death by Design Co. immediately after the conversation. Moderated by Edra Soto
Opening Friday, October 23, 2009 from 6pm-10pm
The show will be open by appointment through November 21, 2009
1765 S. Laflin St. (1/4 block north of 18th St)
Chicago IL 60608
antenapilsen (at) gmail.com