Opening Friday, May 6th, from 7PM - 10PM
On view through Monday, May 9th
Fountainhead Lofts – 201
1932 S Halsted St
Opening May 6th, 2016
Speed dating is quick and acute. While three to five minutes might not be long enough to delve into deep conversation, the first-impression often yields enough–– it is where one can’t help but sitting on judgment, if not attracted.
Date-Date-Date considers three happenings as a singular unit: The triple-date. This event brings together a group of Chicago-based artists so that their works might speak face-to-face. The show becomes a flirtatious environment and site for open exchange where artists engage in coordinated motions. Speed dating is fast yet undeniably compromising; then, time runs out.
The best response to the imperatives of time and deadlines is missing them both in order to set up a next occasion, ANOTHER TIME – RAINCHECK. Each participant must run away from being single by dancing around ––if only momentarily, and submit to the shared foolishness of a collective first time.
TRIPLE DATE IS A GROUP EXHIBITION; JUST LIKE IN SPEED-DATING, THE MATCHING ITSELF HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT.
Works by: AMINA ROSS, CHARLOTTE FOX, ALYX HARCH, TONGYU ZHAO, EDWARD CABRAL, YESENIA BELLO + NATALIYA KOTLOVA, JOS HOWARD DEMME & ALICIA WRIGHT.
Opening performance by: CAMERON CLAYBORN
Curated by: Taylor Hansen Hughes and Mayra Rodriguez Castro