SUCK MY SENSES
PASTY PODIUM SPILLING FENCES
LUMBERING, HARKENING, PRETERITE TENSES
TENSES TENSES TENSES TENSES
AT ONCE! WOBBLY EXISTENCES
AT ONCE! PRO TIP
CAME YOU WHENCES
I ARE WOBBLY
May 28, 2017 – July 4, 2017
OPENING Sunday May 28, 4–7PM
w/ zine launch for EXISTENTIAL CRUSH
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food
1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Please join us for TENSES by Ruby T at The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food. The opening event for the exhibition will also serve as the launch for Ruby’s new zine ‘EXISTENTIAL CRUSH’ (8 pages, risograph & offset). We look forward to seeing you there.
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food houses several thousand collage and assemblage works made by the artist and convenience store proprietor Thomas Kong over the past seven years. Beginning as a collaboration between Kong and artist Dan Miller in 2015, the room was adapted to store these artworks in a loosely-sorted archive, alongside a dedicated exhibition space that makes use of the existing architecture.
Since October 2015 The Back Room has hosted a series of exhibitions and performances conceived by artists and thinkers whose practices intersect with Kong’s in various ways. Each exhibition begins by responding to Kong’s archive and larger practice, and often includes selections from the archive and work by other artists. These exhibitions are intended to expand the audience for Thomas Kong’s work and encourage a conversation about the art field’s relationship to production, visibility, history, hierarchy and value.
Visitors to The Back Room are also welcome to view work in the archive at their leisure. The room contains a fold-out table, two chairs, and a ladder for this purpose.
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is coordinated by Dan Miller, with ongoing assistance from Nathan Abhalter Smith.
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is open to visitors from 8am–8pm daily at 1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL, 60626.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment, or visit Kim’s Corner Food and speak to Thomas.
More information on The Back Room: http://thomaskong.biz/thebackroom/
Visit Thomas Kong’s website: http://thomaskong.biz/