Nov 18th 2022

Anthony Adcock: Work in Progress

@ Povos Chicago

2000 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647

Opening Friday, November 18th, from 5PM - 9PM

On view through Monday, December 5th

Anthony Adcock (American b. 1987) blends his unique experiences working as a Local #1 Ironworker and as an artist to create works that explore the relationship between labor and value. Using hyper illusionistic trompe l’oeil painting, sculpture, and installation, he distorts the line between reality and perception to question the importance and relevance of authorship.

“Working as a Union Ironworker in Chicago during such a time of uncertainty has provided me the opportunity to understand and identify with workers who fear uncertainties, misinformation, and societal revisions. Work in Progress investigates the workers’ dilemma through a form of productive confusion that mimics my relationship with work and art. This exhibition aims to function as a conceptual bridge to the unpopulated intersection of contemporary art discourse and Union labor.”

Povos collaborated with Anthony Adcock and local filmmaker Esteban Alarcon to create a mockumentary short about the event ft. local art world characters.

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