Aug 30th 2019

Nelson W. Armour: The Identity Project

@ Firecat Projects

2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Opening Friday, August 30th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, September 21st

In leaving our house of 35 years, I tried detaching myself from my T-shirts, hats, and other apparel but was hampered by the memories. They contain so many of the stories and phases of my life. In these self-portraits, I feel like an “everyman,” an archetype of people everywhere.

The clothes we wear identify ourselves. The T-shirt goes further; it states and projects, either whimsically or seriously. Why has the tee and hat become so universal? Why do we directly advertise our egos and embrace our idols and causes? What are we trying to say?

Firecat Projects, 2124 N. Damen, Chicago, 60647
August 30 – September 21, 2019
Opening – Friday, August 30, 2019 7 – 10 pm
Artist’s Talk – Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7 – 8:15 pm
Closing Reception – Saturday, September 21, 2019, 1 – 3 pm

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