Jan 3rd 2020

Latham Zearfoss: Very Fine on Both Sides

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Friday, January 3rd, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Thursday, February 13th

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Very Fine On Both Sides, a BOLT exhibition featuring new sculptural, textual, painterly and video-based work by artist-in-residence Latham Zearfoss. The exhibition opens on Friday, January 3, 2020 with a reception from 5-8 pm.

Very Fine On Both Sides uses absurdist humor and the metaphorical potential of the palindrome to disarm the dystopian energy of our calcified political present. Palindromes are a self-satisfied form that serve no clear purpose beyond the trivial. In this regard, they present a fertile, almost funny parallel to mainstream political discourse, which continues to excuse the ideologies of rape culture and white supremacy through an insistence on false equivalencies. Or as President Trump infamously said, there are very fine people on both sides. Further, Very Fine On Both Sides proposes that new articulations of resistance are more important than ever by rendering reactionary politics of any kind as flaccid and even narcissistic – mirror image of its opposite, attached at the hip.

Latham Zearfoss
Very Fine On Both Sides
On view: Jan. 3 – Feb. 13, 2020

Opening reception:
Friday, January 3, 2020, 5-8pm

Image: Courtesy of the Artist.

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