Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Rough Idle, a group exhibition featuring HATCH Residents Jessica Caponigro, Jeffrey Michael Austin, and Rafael E. Vera. Rough Idle is curated by Allison Lacher.
The three artists will participate in a collaborative installation by supplying, altering, and organizing distinct works into a single experience. This collusion of works resembles the emergence of an automatic, cooperative, and self-sustaining system such as an engine or a living cell. Rough Idle is a moment of doubt, apprehension, and faith in which the system strains towards the unified function of all its parts. Rather than depending on a centralized, premeditated, egoistic vision of the art exhibition, Rough Idle embraces the emotional and material resonances which emerge spontaneously and organically from a nebula of objects.