Sep 15th 2018

Jose Santiago Perez: Flirting with Infinitudes

@ Wedge Projects

1448 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Saturday, September 15th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Friday, October 5th

As part of the Doing/Thinking Residency at Wedge Projects, Flirting with Infinitudes presents wall hangings, sculptures, site-specific interventions, text, and public activations that fixate on the errant pleasures of handling materials, especially thermoplastics, in relation to craft-based processes and the duration of repetition.

Knotting. Wrapping. Coiling. The triangulation of these haptic choreographies become a point of departure for considering the grips and loose ends of physical, psychic, and emotional attachment. The enactment of knots, wrapping, and coiling over the course of the residency will accumulate within cycles of repetition, vacillating between anxious iteration and manic pleasure.

An opening reception will take place half way through the residency on September 15, followed by regular gallery hours, and a closing reception on Friday, October 5.

Jose Santiago Perez (he/him) is a Chicago based artist from Los Angeles. His work moves between performance-based sculpture, performance, and craft-based practices. He has presented work in Chicago at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Zhou B. Art Center, Mana Contemporary, Roman Susan, and Comfort Station, as well as in performance art festivals in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His curatorial project, MATERIALKINK, was exhibited at the Leather Archives & Museum in 2017 and served as guest curator for Moving_Image 00:03 at Lithium Gallery in 2018. Jose received MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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