This exhibition is the production of a plane of composition that abstracts sensation from the body.
This exhibition is a field of ems, literal ‘m’s, the lowercase Latin alphabet letter of ‘m’. Here, the ‘m’ stands as a locus of pleasure and dissent (mmm being a universal sound of release and a call to pause).
This exhibition is a lame attempt to create an image san single point perspective, but if we never try, we will never know. This exhibition contains objects that have never been held accountable for the curve of their history.
This exhibition smells like pencils and/or dill pickles. (RIP The Dill Pickle, SE corner of Clark and Erie. Step High Stoop Low Leave Your Dignity Outside. Chicago, where did hide her?)
Elena Ailes is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. She has presented her texts, videos and installations widely, including at the SculptureCenter (NYC), Randy Alexander Gallery (Chicago), the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Cambridge), and 4th Ward Project Space (Chicago.) She received her MFA in Sculpture and MA in Visual and Critical Studies from School of the Art Institute. She is interested in what makes her a better person or worse person, especially in theory. In reality.