Zach Parsons / Artist, Scholar, Designer

zzttpp@gmail.com


2010

multiple middles

A series of collaborations, performances, and exhibitions, with a variety of works by variable participants of variation on a theme.

Look Here, No Look There: Teaching as an artwork of multiple middles. Lecture/Performance/Workshop @ Harold Washington College, Chicago IL March 11, 2010 In collaboration with Jorge Lucero.

Multiple Middles Pedestrian Project Site 4 @ Pop-Up Art Loop 208 Wabash Gallery, Chicago IL.

June 10- July 1, 2010 In collaboration with Alberto Aguilar.

This is an experiment in decentralizing the curatorial decision making process and letting an exhibition be formed by the interactions and exchanges that take place within a space. In dissipating the traditional curatorial hierarchy to multiple participants the result is an all-encompassing organism that takes up the entirety of the allotted space. In some instances individual artists are showcased but those areas are blurred through the superimposition of other pieces and melding together of multiple artists works. The participants of this exhibition are a diverse mix of people that range from professional artists, art educators, skaters, art students, a computer programming student, strangers off the street, the mother of one of the artists and the child of another.This space will remain active for the entire length of the exhibition. Some of the participating artists will always be present in the space either adding to the exhibition or creating new work. This exhibition will have several stages of transformation beyond the opening reception and many coordinates where work, activities and intersections may hinge and shift.

Pedestrian Project Site is a nomadic art space that holds exhibitions at locations not usually associated with art. In the past they have held residence at a Dunkin Donuts, the storage area of a bookstore and the lobby of a youth hostel. The forth location for Pedestrian Project Site takes place at an abandoned Ritz Camera shop.

Center of Multiple Middles Harold Washington College President’s Gallery, Chicago IL August 19 - September 24, 2010 Participating artists: Alberto Aguilar, Madeleine Aguilar, Anna Bolm, Olivia Ciummo, Alex Cohen, Rose DiSalvo, Steven Erst, Susana Garcia, David Kaiser, Jorge Lucero, Gwenn-Aël Lynn, Valerie Magarian, Sean Neilan, Carla Padvoiskis, Zach Parsons, Bryan Saner, Vanessa Smith, Christopher Santiago, Samuel Sotelo, and Veronica Witteman


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