The Yellow Brick Wall, an exhibition at The Back Room by the Melbourne, Australia-based artist Janenne Eaton, will be celebrated with a catalog launch this Saturday evening.
A limited edition 20-page 7×7″ catalog, including reproductions of Janenne Eaton’s and Thomas Kong’s work alongside essays by Eaton and Dan Miller, will be available for all visitors (while supplies last).
We have timed this event to coincide with two other events in the neighborhood—the opening reception for A. Laurie Palmer’s, Sensing Connection to the Time Left, at Iceberg Projects from 6–9 PM, and an evening of performance, readings, and collaborations with Charles Joseph Smith at Roman Susan from 7–10PM.
We look forward to seeing you in Rogers Park this Saturday.
The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is an experimental project space and repository for thousands of collage and assemblage works made by artist Thomas Kong over the past decade. Housed in an adapted storage room behind the convenience store Kong manages in Rogers Park, The Back Room began as a collaboration between Kong and artist Dan Miller in 2015, with ongoing assistance from Nathan Abhalter Smith.
Since October 2015 The Back Room has invited artists and thinkers whose practices intersect with Kong’s in various ways to produce a series of public exhibitions, events and performances in the space. These projects each proceed from a horizontal engagement with Kong’s unique art practice and working context, and are intended to develop conversations around 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 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/
Regrettably, The Back Room is not wheelchair accessible