The Lounge: A Space in Decomposition is a site-specific installation by Josué Pellot in collaboration with Rosalín Suero. The work is based on a conversation and exchange between the artists and the space. Stylized in the art historical salon tradition, these two contemporary artists intend to encourage both pedagogic and casual dialogue in the physical location of the Hokin Gallery.
The artists found inspiration from the contours and eccentricities of the physical space to emphasize the area’s role as an informal gathering place. Derived from research into the gallery’s past, present, and future, the artists utilized their respective studio practices to lay the contrasting histories together. The resulting installation is grounded by the formal principles of line, color, repetition, contrast, and movement, as well as featuring new works created to transform viewers’ experience of the gallery.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
623 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605