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“101 one-liners; Falling Flat” Opening Reception

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“101 one-liners; Falling Flat” Opening Reception

217 N. Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607
March 15th, 2013 - April 4th, 2013
Opening: March 15th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoartistscoalition.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
sara@chicagoartistscoalition.org
PHONE:  
312-491-8888
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

BOLT Resident Jennifer Mills explores the potential rise and fall of an artist’s joke anthology. In this most recent body of work, Mills uses her playful aesthetic and interest in serial art making to explore the concept of a ‘one-liner’. In 101 one-liners; Falling Flat Mills challenges the nature of these pithy jokes through 101 multi-media works that exist purely as concise, visual quips.  Even with flatness and evaporation as a goal, the accumulation of colorful and noisy gags overwhelms, evoking a sense of fullness and surplus. True to the form of a joke book or anthology, the mass of works range in success and direction.  The potential for any one of the works to fail within the larger body is implicit, and examines broader questions of success and failure, fullness and emptiness, surface and depth.