May 31st 2014

Joshua Kent: On the impossibility of a singular hand

@ Roman Susan

1224 W. Loyola Avenue, Chicago 60626

Opening Saturday, May 31st, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, June 21st

Performance: Monday, June 2 through Sunday, June 8

On the impossibility of a singular hand is a multi-platform exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Joshua Kent. Through an invitation to the public and a variety of artistic practitioners, the show explores the question:

How do you attempt a growing?

Seeking to reframe notions surrounding traditional arts spaces, the show utilizes Roman Susan as a site to engage alternative programing and promote discourse pertaining to personal agency, the desire for transcendence, and aspiration amidst confinement.

From June 2nd-8th, Joshua will live in the gallery, and attempt to grow a seed in the palm of his hand. Exploring the role of individuals amidst the potential for change, the gallery will be open 24-hours a day for this first week, affording the public closer proximity to the process. During this time viewers are encouraged to integrate themselves into this endeavor, and are requested to bring whatever physical or immaterial matter might be utilized to prompt growth and transformation. Numerous free services such as massage, yoga, and cosmetic makeovers will be provided during this week. Visitors are encouraged to partake in these acts of service, and may also visit the gallery to offer their own contributions of care and support for others.

Additionally, during the week of June 2nd-8th each evening will feature a response by a practitioner whose artistic, and or life practice engages notions relevant to the exhibition. Ranging in form from lectures to a live performance, each event will last from 7-10 pm, and be free and open to the public.

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Image: Joshua Kent by Greg Clarke

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