Scented Illusions: Avon and Art
Scented Illusions: a multi-disciplinary exhibition.
Bringing together a bizarre collection of Avon perfume bottles with the work of contemporary artists.
Jonathan Allen (London, textiles)
Becky Brister (Los Angeles, photography)
Rosé Hernandez (Chicago, performance)
Josef Kraska (New York, film)
David Krofta (Chicago, drawing)
Zena Verda Pesta (New York, sculpture)
Charles E.Robers III (Chicago, film)
Co-Curators: Alice Kain and Jonny Sommer
Opening night reception - Friday 13th January, 7, 2012 till 10 pm
ACT 1 FOR THE TEMPLE THEATER FOR THE GRUESOME KING, First showing of Charles E.Roberts III video work (7.15pm)
PERFORMANCE by Rosé Hernandez (8 pm)
Scent filled food and drinks will be served for your delight
throughout the evening.
"The selected art works and objects on display offer transformations of their subject matter, dissolving recognizable forms into artificiality and illusion. The installation of Avon bottles, around which the the exhibition is based, has been assembled by co-curators Alice Kain and Jonathan Sommer. This piece, using the outre theme of Avon bottles, encourages a playful interpretation for the rest of the exhibition. We invite the viewer to consume the sights and smells without longing for meaning, instead to be entertained by the collision of artistic mediadisplayed in the S&S Project gallery space."
-Exhibition Statement, Alice Kain + Jonny, Co-Curators