May 1st 2015

Kissing in Heaven

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

217 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, May 1st, from 6PM - 9Pm

On view through Thursday, May 21st

Kissing in Heaven brings to mind a perfect experience, a suspect fantasy that nevertheless sustains many of life’s efforts. The works on display focus on this tension between desire for the ideal and the material limitations which obstruct it. Andy Roche uses video and lightboxes to examine both the comedy and the anxiety of the life cycle. Snow Yunxue Fu uses digital media in gesturing towards a higher reality, while utilizing technology and artifice to achieve that vision. Hideous Beast (Josh Ippel and Charlie Roderick) defy the rarefied status of art by performing and documenting the installation of the entire exhibition themselves. This direct handling of the artworks suggests how physical, tactile, and intimate processes counteract the purity of the ideal.

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