May 2nd 2019

Instructions for Living a Life

@ C33 Gallery

33 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Thursday, May 2nd, from 4PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, May 2nd

Instructions for Living a Life. is a joint exhibition between Gabrielle Wilson and Ashley Hollingshead culminating in two solo performances that dive deep into public success and private failure.


Performances by Gabrielle Wilson and Ashley Hollingshead, May 2, 2019, 7pm
ALL MY LITTLE WORDS: a performative essay on artistic failure with personal examples by Ashley Hollingshead.

Cookin’ with Janice: Simmerin’ by Gabrielle Wilson, a performance found at the intersection of reality television and mental health with the collaboration of Kathleen Gullion. With the use of food materials, the Lecoq training, family bonds the witnesses find a little bit of themselves in the stains.

Instructions for Living a Life. is part of The Third Mask: A Festival for New Devised Performance May 2-4th.


Image Credit: Gabrielle Wilson, Take a bite, digital image, 2019 Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter,, 312.369.6643 Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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