Mar 8th 2013

ROOMS & Steve Juras: The Wail of Silence

@ ROOMS Gallery

1835 SOUTH Halsted

Opening Friday, March 8th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, April 14th

OOMS Gallery Presents
The Wail of Silence
featuring a performance by ROOMS and work by Steve Juras

The Wail of Silence is an exhibition featuring a three-hour performance installation by ROOMS and works by Steve Juras. Please join us on March 8th from 7 to 10PM during the Chicago Art District’s monthly 2nd Friday Gallery Night.

ROOMS presents Ritual No. 4: TOLL OF EYES. The fourth of their ritual series designed to create a rich live audiovisual experience. TOLL OF EYES continues ROOMS’ exploration of minimalist systems as ceremony. Eight veiled female performers and four large chimes create a holy ritual that employs an austere set of elements and rules to produce a wealth of variety for the eyes and ears.

Steve Juras presents three pieces from a larger body of work called Achroma, which is an exploration of process through self-imposed limitations. Each work in this series begins with simple formal restrictions. Ideally, it is with these elemental relationships that Achroma, as an exercise, puts perception to work by encouraging patient evaluation of what is there, what is not and what occurs in between.

ROOMS is Marrakesh &Todd Frugia. ROOMS is dedicated to exploring and strengthening the relationship between artist and audience by experimenting with the creative process and expanding the vocabulary of language and experience through live performance. Visit for more work.

ROOMS Gallery is the studio in which Marrakesh & Todd Frugia perform, create and expand their work. ROOMS strives to display their work with outside artists of a similar conceptual process and practice. The Wail of Silence is curated by Christian Cruz.

Steve Juras lives and works in Chicago, IL. Juras is the curator for Market Value: Examining Wealth and Worth at Columbia College’s A+D Gallery. Market Value is on show from February 28 – April 20, 2013. Visit for more work.

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