May 15th 2016

Is This Real Life?

@ South of the Tracks

4223 W. Lake St #430

Opening Sunday, May 15th, from 2PM - 6PM

On view through Monday, June 12th

III… Didn’t feel anything
I feel fu…
I… Is this real life?
Yeah this is real life*
Ok now
Ok now I…
I’ve two fingers
I’ve four fingers
I can’t see anything
I don’t feel tired
Do I have stitches? AHA
Dad, do I have stitches?
On my teeth?
Why can’t I touch it?
You have four eyes!
I f… I feel funny
Is this gonna be forever?

It is with great pleasure for South of the Tracks to present, Is This Real Life…?, a group show featuring recent
works by Dominique Pétrin, Henry + Wilson, Luke Armitstead, and Elizabeth Allen Cannon.
The opening reception for Is This Real Life…? will take place May 15th, 2 – 6pm at 4223 W. Lake St #430.
4223 W. Lake St #430 m.
Chicago IL, 60624 p. 847. 340 1932

Dominique Pétrin (b. Montreal QC, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. A former member of the petrochemical rock band, Les Georges Leningrad, from 2000-2007, she has also collaborated with renowned artists such as Sophie Calle, and Pil & Galia Collective (London). Recently, she began working with choreographers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris), and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) for the performance, Culture & Administration & Trembling at Impulstanz (Vienna), FTA (Montreal), American Realness (New York) and Fierce (Birmingham) as well as in Singapore and Rouyn-Noranda later this year. She was awarded an artist residency at the Banff Centre, OMI International Artist in Residency Program representing Canada and in Nunavik by the Quebec Council for the Arts. She was selected for the Quebec Triennial at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012 and featured in Ailleurs en Folie Mons-Montreal in 2015 in Belgium. In 2014, she was long listed for the Sobey Award. She is represented by Antoine Ertaskiran Gallery.

Adam Henry (b. 1974, Pueblo, New Mexico) is a Brooklyn-based artist working in painting. Henry received a BFA in 1997 from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque with a double major in Art and Art History and would later complete his MFA from Yale University’s School of Art in 2000. Selected exhibitions include: Repetition (Repetition), Meessen de Clercq (Brussels), Alien Beatnik Siren, Joe Sheftel Gallery (New York), Future Developments, David Petersen Gallery (Minneapolis), Vitreous Humour, Kansas (New York), Crunchy, Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Paint The Sky Blue, Mallorca Landings (Mallorca), Post-Analog Painting, The Hole (New York).

Tim Wilson (b. 1970) is a Brooklyn-based painter who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a MFA from Yale University’s School of Art in 2013. Selected exhibitions include: Something Rather Than Nothing, Sardine (Brooklyn), See Me, Feel Me, 31Grand (Brooklyn), PG-13, Schroeder Romero(Brooklyn), Andy Mister and Tim Wison, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art (New York), Sonic Diagrams, curated by Kenya(Robinson),Recess (New York), Hovering, Peres Projects (Los Angeles), Not So Cute & Cuddly, Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita).

Luke Armitstead (b. 1989, Seattle, Washington) is an Seattle-based artist working in ceramics. Armitstead received a
BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 2011 and a Post-Graduate degree from University of Wisconsin-
Madison in 2014. He currently is a teaching-resident at Pottery Northwest (Seattle) and received a fellowship to the
Vermont Studio Center in 2014. Selected exhibitions include: MONSTRVM IN HORTO, Courtney Blades (Chicago),
Michael Pybus, hubcaP sMiley guest starring F•R•I•E•N•D•S, Evelyn Yard (London), Contemporary Visions V, Beers
London (London), and Food Of The Gods, SAD Gallery (Seattle).

Elizabeth Allen Cannon(b.1988, Kansas City, Missouri) is an artist working primarily in painting and collage. Allen-
Cannon received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at Roots and
Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, Nationale in Portland, Oregon, and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2014, she was a recipient of a Gallucci Creative Fund grant and an ArtsKC Inspiration grant for her artist book, Native Tongues. Native Tongues is on view in the Museum of Modern Art library in New York, and available at Printed Matter in New York and Good Press Gallery in Glasgow. Elizabeth is currently working towards her MFA in Visual Arts at University of Chicago.

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