Mar 19th 2022


@ Soccer Club Club

2923 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

Opening Saturday, March 19th, from 8PM - 11PM

On view through Friday, April 22nd

Soccer Club Club is pleased to announce PFFR Legacy XXX– an exhibition from the art collective consisting of producers/artists Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy and Jim Tozzi.

Since 1998, PFFR have provided the world a stream of images that amount to no less than a cautionary tale – and a lot more, for those whole like to laugh and enjoy their sense of ambiguity shaken, not stirred. From the start, PFFR intention was to make sure whatever they did couldn’t be safely co-opted by the corporations. These images here, all made around the time they were spitballing the material that was going to become Wonder Showzen, display how deeply this impulse was lodged in the DNA of their expression. For PFFR, their primary influence was really only each other – together in a room with no purpose, happily defined by their variable skills and the limits of the available media (whatever pens and paper were at hand).

These images come from the early aughts, when PFFR convened every Sunday to spew out new things; usually a song and a bunch of drawings. The drawings were done exquisite corpse style, with all four group members taking their turn to either create a dream image or to foul the previous members’ version, and therefore perfect, each and every piece. When taking it all in from cover to cover, the sense of completion is suprockitizing, to say the very least.

The group has had one foot in the art world – this intent feeds the drawings and paradoxically has making them look real good on gallery walls over the years – like at 2003’s An Attack On All Americans or the Tyranny Of Weed at LFL Gallery in NYC; PFFR Presents Legacy IIX, at Synchronicity Space in Los Angeles, CA and now at the Soccer Club Club in Chicago, IL.

This exhibition’s opening is timed to coincide with Drag City’s publication of PFFR, a 160 page hardcover book cataloging these drawings, that will be available exclusively at the opening reception.

Opening Reception March 19th
Refreshments Provided by Land & Sea Dept.
On view March 19th through April 22nd
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM

Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry! (Card, Photocopy or Photo)
In accordance with CDPH Guidelines, masks are required within the space regardless of vaccination status.

PFFR is Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy and Jim Tozzi. Their nightmare visions have been realized in Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Final Flesh and The Heart She Holler, to name less than a handful.

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