Adoration of the Flesh
Friday, September 28, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012
In "Adoration of the Flesh" artists Jeriah Hildwine, Stephanie Burke and Annie Heckman collaborate to create a zombie/Sistine Chapel inspired piece of original art on the gothic semi-vaulted ceiling of The Charnel House. Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine Collaborative Statement Stephanie Burke is a photographer; her husband Jeriah Hildwine is a painter. Both based in Chicago, they primarily work as individuals, but occasionally collaborate in various media including video and sculpture. Previous sculptural collaborations have included two homages to Dungeons and Dragons: a paper-mache Beholder piñata, for Dayton Castleman’s exhibition Objet Petit Ahh, and a mixed media rendition of an Owlbear’s gastric pellet, for the exhibition Level Eater. For the current exhibition at Chapel Projects at the Charnel House, Burke and Hildwine have taken inspiration from the venue’s presentation of Musical of the Living Dead, creating a sculptural installation for the gallery’s ceiling. The installation combines the musical’s theme of zombies with whimsical imagery of sexuality and prehistoric life, creating a slapstick grotesque evocative of the B-horror and exploitation films of Roger Corman and (early) Peter Jackson.
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 6:00pm
There is no special event for this exhibition.
CHAPEL PROJECTS at The Charnel House
3421 W. Fullerton Ave.Chicago
Chicago-based artists include:
Stephanie Burke, Annie Heckman and Jeriah Hildwine (who appears courtesy of Linda Warren Projects)