May 3rd 2014

Jessica Taylor Caponigro: Wait For Now, & Justin Petertil: Mmmm

@ Comfort Station

2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL

Opening Saturday, May 3rd, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, June 1st

Curated by: Robyn Paprocki

Comfort Station is pleased to present two juxtaposed solo shows, featuring “Wait for Now” by Jessica Taylor Caponigro & “Mmmmm” by Justin Petertil.

Jessica Taylor Caponigro has resolved to create art that is accessible to a variety of audiences, rich with pattern, repetition, and reproduction. Inside the Comfort Station, Taylor Caponigro’s works react to the building’s original purpose as a place where travelers were stranded, waiting for the next trolley to arrive and carry them to their destinations. Rooted in a feeling of being trapped or restrained, her works offer reprieve for visitors, who will be met with a soothing, comfortable homage to the Comfort Station’s history and purpose.

Outside, Justin Petertil will install a soundscape consisting of tree-hung plastic fruit, each concealing a low volume audio device. Utilizing photocells to make the pitch and dynamics variable with light, the result will manifest in a subtly shifting soundscape and uncanny visual, audio experience. It will be an incongruent treat for passersby and full synesthetic meal for those that choose to linger.

These installations encapsulate the simultaneously familiar and foreign, resulting in a wholly unsettling experience. For further information about this show, please contact Comfort Station curator Robyn Paprocki.

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