Sep 5th 2015

Local Honey: Their, Their

@ Slow Pony Project

1745 W. 18th St., Chicago IL

Opening Saturday, September 5th, at 6PM

On view through Sunday, October 11th

select new work by Local Honey @ Slow Pony Project
curated by Liz McCarthy

opening: September 5th 6-9pm with a performance from 7-7:30pm
additional window installation on view through October 11th

~Presented by Slow Pony Project in collaboration with ACRE Projects~


In the tide of new modes of internet communication, global expansion, and scientific innovation there is an ever changing multiplicity in the meaning of our surroundings and objects. It has become increasingly difficult to discuss our experience as a simple series of categories and rules. Especially the body has become an important object under new speculation. Old questions are approached with new light: How do we employ our bodies to suit our desires? What is the body’s role in shaping a larger experience? How can we use our bodies as a tool to influence our surroundings?

Local Honey is New Orleans based artist addressing these issues through her/his/their gender and identity. Channeling her own vulnerability and personal revolution, Local’s practice shifts visual and perceptual elements of self, confronting limitations in the viewers’ identification process. Their practice employs video, performance, and sculpture to express a variety of roles, personas, and emotional states. There are moments when Local’s work blurs divisions of artwork vs. life as it draws directly from her personal celebration in the shadows of uncertainty and intermediacy.

In the exhibition “Their, Their“ Local provides the viewer an engulfing installation in the Slow Pony Project‘s storefront. This installation combines multiple videos and Local’s own body in performance, submerging the viewer in Local’s visual world. This installation will be on view for just one night, but there will be an additional collection of Local’s objects on view in the storefront window for a month and a half after the opening.


About Slow Pony Project:
Slow Pony Project is located on 18th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Previously a butcher shop, this space has been converted into a project space for cutting up and serving ideas, sounds, and art objects to its audience. Its programming comprises musical and art performances in the storefront, art installations in the storefront window, and publications of music and ideas.

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