May 31st 2019

Recline somberly like fallen heroes

@ Regards

2216 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, May 31st, at 7PM

On view through Sunday, June 2nd

–recline somberly like fallen heroes–

Deriving its title from a description of forms in Philip Guston’s paintings by the poet Frank O’Hara, this performance weaves a circuit of original movement, writing, material objects, and music. The performance responds to Matthew Metzger’s Collapse* series, contending with the impressionistic visual and emotional gravity of the paintings, and unfolding the precise historical sources, from a video still of Yvonne Rainer dancing to Guston’s palette and scale.

NY-based collaborative duo Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi perform the work, directed by Lin Hixson, with a text by Matthew Goulish.

Friday, May 31st | 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 1st | 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 2nd | 3 p.m.
Regards | 2216 West Chicago Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60622
Free admission

*Collapse is on view at Regards from April 26 – June 15, 2019

Millie Kapp and Matt Shalzi have been working together on performances since 2010. They met in Chicago in 2009 and moved to New York City in 2012, where they currently live.

Every house has a door was formed in 2008 by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg, to convene diverse, inter-generational project-specific teams of specialists, including emerging as well as internationally recognized artists. Drawn to historically or critically neglected subjects, Every house creates performance works and performance-related projects in many media. The company is based in Chicago and presents work for local, national and international audiences.

Regards was founded in summer 2014 as a forum for artists who seek to challenge the formal, conceptual, and/or phenomenological concerns at stake in the production and exhibition of their work. Regards works toward these intentions by inviting artists whose approaches to art align with this rubric, and by extending these invitations as opportunities to push the parameters of their own practices and to engage the gallery directly as both a programmatic and spatial entity.

This project was made possible by support from Regards and The MacArthur Funds for Art and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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