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HATORADE RETROGRADE debuted at Chicago’s Threewalls/Rational Park in May 2016 and was received with an Art Forum Critics pick by Matt Morris:

http://artforum.com/index.php?pn=picks&id=60198&view=print

It features a selection of sartorial works set against a backdrop of revisionist “lipstick formalist” paintings to present a dystopian vision of the US anno 2033.

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10703968_10152258948867665_3184182971308875931_nOne early morning last week –as I was getting ready to go down to Navy Pier to put the finishing touches on my installation for the “Art Prom” that is the third annual installment of Chicago’s own Expo Chicago—I woke up to a picture in my Facebook feed, of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in full Ziggy Stardust make up.

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Artist’s Statement:

The “fakeness” of glam points (like the finger at the mirror ball, its reflection pointing back at itself) to the bigger “fakeness”, the samsara of everything else, yet at the same time to the melancholia of our codependency on this fake old world –hence the true melancholia of true glamour. It’s only Rock’n’Roll, but we like it.

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