Feb 17th 2018

Love is Not Enough

@ Happy Gallery Chicago

902 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, February 17th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, March 17th

Love is Not Enough features the new collaborative work of Erin Elizabeth and Harry Sidebotham, including their first ever recorded performance: Cake Fight.

Erin Elizabeth utilizes non-traditional materials such as cake and sprinkles along with gold leaf in order to explore questions about banality, celebration, and experiential value. Harry Sidebotham is first and foremost a painter. He engages in the tradition of painting, investigating parallel dimension theory and color as memory. They have two young children and a collaborative studio practice that assumes the identity, Elizabeth / Sidebotham

Elizabeth / Sidebotham embraces the paradox presented by the intersection of a traditional domestic landscape and artistic productivity. The work reflects the sacrifices, challenges, and joy of parenthood. Fragility interplays with strength. Reverence replaces frivolity. The materials, forms, and modes of productions are infused with memory and sentimentality and exist in a state of premature nostalgia. There is profundity in the banal, but it is also spectacularly boring. Elizabeth / Sidebotham strives to capture this contradiction.

IMAGE: DA, 2018, acrylic, cupcake, sprinkles, frosting, fordite, gold leaf, and resin on CNC routed panel

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