Damen Blue Line Founder Anna Cerniglia’s Johalla Projects has for some years now been the quiet champion of art made for the public, not the art market’s collectors. It’s a treasure unique to the c…
We’re very excited and proud to be included in Newcity's annual “Best of Chicago” for “Best El Station Art Installation!”
Be sure to make your appointment to see Disappear Here: New Work from Heather Gabel + Matt Skiba — e-mail us at email@example.com to set up your time!
Heather Gabel/Matt Skiba, All Roads Meet in Dark Decay, 2013, Mixed media, 8 x 10 in.
October 4 - October 25, 2013
Johalla Projects is pleased to announce Disappear Here, an exhibition of new work from artist Heather Gabel, in collaboration with longtime friend and Alkaline Trio front man Matt Skiba. The exhibition will feature mixed media collage and painting, as well as a short film produced and directed by Gabel and scored by Skiba.
The pair’s work, like their friendship, is divinely cohesive and seemingly created in tandem when, in actuality, the two live thousands of miles apart. Skiba’s contribution to the works on paper is reactionary to the mystical pretense of Gabel’s illusory imagery, while his accompaniment to the film is inspired solely by his internal deconstruction of a single photographic environment that transcends both space and time. In this sense, the resulting works are reflective and serene.
Disappear Here endeavors to exile the viewer to a meditative place of solitude that hangs heavy with a duality that is at once alienating and self-affirming. The pieces represent the genesis, completion, and infinite nature of a past, a present, and a future in full command of the power to continually re-manifest itself. The result is deliberate, impenetrable – a fortress of the self, strengthened by the alchemies of birth and death.
The exhibition will also feature limited edition prints and apparel available for purchase. A supplementary event – our next iteration of POCKET CHANGE: A PUBLIC ARTS FUNDRAISING SERIES – will be held at at THE EMPTY BOTTLE on Saturday, October 5th.
Ryan Duggan’s illustration for Newcity’s “The Art 50” issue. Find it here.
Come see more of Ryan’s work this weekend at our booth in Fountain Art Fair!