Joey Knox: I Take The Weight From Your Hands

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Exhibition date: Friday, August 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm

I Take The Weight From Your Hands exists in a created space where Masculinity is merely a shield not an institution of strength. Grainy pictures of muscle cars and muscle boys blown up to a physically imposing scale shows the graphic breakdown of images--while glowing neon charges the space in saturated color that feels vivid and urgent. 

 

Imagined power and willful weakness

Soft and strong is our new goal

Built body as an imagined image

We release the burden as our new control


Rachel Elizabeth Jones: The Great Peoria Talisman Trade

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Exhibition date: Friday, August 10th from 5:00-8:00 pm

The Great Peoria Talisman Trade is one iteration of an ongoing work that combines compulsive craft, archive, exchange, and questions of materiality and magic under late capitalism. 

Visitors are invited to select and keep (or give away, or bury or burn) one of several hundred talispeople, small sculptural objects (Christmas tree ornament? Cat toy?) made from ordinary and often salvaged materials. Guests have the opportunity to create their own to offer in trade, either in advance or with materials on hand — but are under no obligation. 

An archive featuring photocopies of every talisperson made by the artist will be on hand. A taliswoman is breadcrumb, intervention, invitation, souvenir — an object belonging to a network whose value, like the thing itself, is up for debate.


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