Morgan Sims & Jeff Prokash: Doppleganger, Thinking of You
@ The Octagon Gallery
120 North Green Street Unit 3B, Chicago IL
Opening Friday, March 8th, from 7PM - 10PM
In Thinking of You, Doppelganger, the moniker for the creative and curatorial practices of artists Morgan Sims and Jeffrey Prokash present a celebratory installation highlighting temporary moments of success and the inherent possibility of failure. The art event as a brief and transitory experience is an insulated representation or microcosm of larger society. In this instance, art objects, take away ephemera and cultural relics act as detritus of the passing moment and become signifiers of the fragile and precarious nature of prosperity.
Champagne pour at 8pm.
Jeffrey Prokash is a visual artist and curator that lives and works in Chicago. As an artist his work primarily revolves around mankind’s adversarial relationship with our natural and constructed surroundings. He is a co-founder and curator of the Milk Factory, an alternative gallery space located in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. He was born in Wisconsin and received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. More of his work can be viewed at www.jeffprokash.com.
Morgan Sims received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and his BFA from the University of Washington, Seattle. His work draws from his environment to implicate new meanings through the contextual and formal reinterpretation of visual culture. He lives in Chicago and teaches at Harold Washington College. More of his work can be viewed at www.morgan-sims.com.
Doppelgänger seeks to create heightened gallery experiences through collaborations and site-specific installations. Whether working with other artists or participating in specific curatorial events, Doppelgänger provides critical and engaging works of art utilizing implements of marketing such as: logos, balloons, flag banners, and neon signage as signifiers of exhilaration and a celebration of the ordinary.
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