May 5th 2018

Prismisms: Joshua Kent

@ Roman Susan

1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Saturday, May 5th, from 5PM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, May 5th

Performance: Saturday, May 5 // 5-6 with Joshua Kent
as a part of the solo exhibition Prismisms by Andrew Yang

Walking into Roman Susan, it is hard not to look askance. The walls ask you oblique questions. The whole place is a wedge that you are wedged into: the corner of a building that is a large triangular prism interrupting the city’s block-logic. This geometry is only one -ism of “prism” – optical prismatics split light multi-colorfully, while “the prisms through which we perceive” bend our subjectivity. This installation project -isms the prism to see just how the colors, axioms, molecules, and categories scatter forth. Reflection on refractions of light and genealogy, music and materiality.

Andrew Yang is an artist working across flux of the naturalcultural. His projects have been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2016). His writings appear in Leonardo, Biological Theory, Art Journal, and Antennae, among others. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information, please visit

With contributions to exhibition by Madeleine Aguilar, Rosemary Hall, Raja Halwani, Joshua Kent, Brian Kirkbride, Jonatan Martinez, Jeff Oishi, Kathryn Schaffer, Greg Smith, and Spectralina.

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